2012 Jerez Moto3 | Results

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2012 Moto3 Championship

Italian rookie Romano Fenati confirmed himself as a star of the future with a dominant maiden win in tricky conditions at the Gran Premio bwin de España at Jerez, which saw almost half the field crash out.

Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta´s Jakub Kornfeil got the best start and led the frantic opening stages in a race that was declared dry, despite a few damp patches still out on track. Red Bull KTM Ajo´s Danny Kent, Caretta Technology´s Jack Miller and Ambrogio Next Racing´s Simone Grotzkyj were soon caught out by the conditions, coming off at turn 10 on lap two simultaneously.

Estrella Galicia 0,0´s Miguel Oliveira was soon in the lead, yet Kornfeil was not giving up without a fight. However, he too came off spectacularly in turn 13, followed closely by RW Racing GP´s Brad Binder. Yet the drama continued as Oliveira followed suit a few turns later, with Kent´s team mate Arthur Sissis high-siding his bike as well.

This left Estrella Galicia 0,0´s pole sitter Alex Rins in the lead ahead of Team Italia FMI´s Romano Fenati and Racing Team Germany´s Louis Rossi. Rossi soon got past the Italian to chased down Rins, who saved a near spectacular crash, leaving him to dice with Fenati and Rossi for first.

The three riders swapped positions frequently, though soon Rossi joined the list of crashers, as he skid out on turn one, leaving the Italian rookie and Spanish wildcard to lead the way. Further down the grid, Moto FGR´s Jasper Iwema slid his bike into the gravel, after which JHK T-Shirt Laglisse´s Adrian Martin followed suit in turn one, crashing out from seventh. Mahindra Racing´s Danny Webb retired with a mechanical problem with seven laps to go, while on the same lap Technomag-CIP-TSR´s Kenta Fujii crashed in the final turn.

At the end it was Romano Fenati who took the checker flag with a 31 second lead to take the lead in the Moto3 championship, ahead of RW Racing´s Luis Salom, who won the battle to take second spot ahead of Red Bull KTM Ajo´s Sandro Cortese in third, and Rins in fourth. Miller´s team mate Alexis Masbou finished fifth ahead Blusens Avintia´s championship favourite Maverick Viñales in sixth, who recovered from an earlier run off track.

Jack Miller was confirmed to have fractured his collarbone, with Danny Kent suffering multiple contusions. Sissis suffered multiple contusions to his chest and hand, while Fujii was taken to the medical centre for X-rays.

2012 Jerez Moto3 Results:

1.255Romano FENATIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda139.243’50.885
2.2039Luis SALOMSPARW Racing GPKalex KTM137.3+36.139
3.1611Sandro CORTESEGERRed Bull KTM AjoKTM137.3+36.895
4.1342Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda137.3+37.061
5.1110Alexis MASBOUFRACaretta TechnologyHonda136.7+49.036
6.1025Maverick VIÑALESSPABlusens AvintiaFTR Honda136.3+55.857
7.923Alberto MONCAYOSPABankia Aspar TeamKalex KTM136.2+57.505
8.827Niccolo ANTONELLIITASan Carlo Gresini Moto3FTR Honda135.9+1’03.683
9.755Hector FAUBELSPABankia Aspar TeamKalex KTM135.3+1’15.351
10.663Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirAsia-Sic-AjoKTM134.3+1’35.650
11.519Alessandro TONUCCIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda132.91 Lap
12.412Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda132.81 Lap
13.321Ivan MORENOSPAAndalucia JHK LaglisseFTR Honda132.51 Lap
14.289Alan TECHERFRATechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda131.01 Lap
15.130Giulian PEDONESWIAmbrogio Next RacingOral131.01 Lap
16.77Marcel SCHROTTERGERMahindra RacingMahindra129.21 Lap
17.53Jasper IWEMANEDMoto FGRFGR Honda128.81 Lap
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26Adrian MARTINSPAJHK T-Shirt LaglisseFTR Honda135.38 Laps
51Kenta FUJIIJPNTechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda135.18 Laps
99Danny WEBBGBRMahindra RacingMahindra134.89 Laps
96Louis ROSSIFRARacing Team GermanyFTR Honda137.114 Laps
32Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda134.317 Laps
28Josep RODRIGUEZSPAWild Wolf BSTFTR Honda125.219 Laps
44Miguel OLIVEIRAPOREstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda134.620 Laps
61Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM133.020 Laps
84Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox-Ongetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda132.921 Laps
41Brad BINDERRSARW Racing GPKalex KTM129.321 Laps
7Efren VAZQUEZSPAJHK T-Shirt LaglisseFTR Honda128.821 Laps
31Niklas AJOFINTT Motion Events RacingKTM127.621 Laps
9Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERCresto Guide MZ RacingMZ FTR126.321 Laps
3Luigi MORCIANOITAIoda Team ItaliaIoda125.321 Laps
Not Starting
8Jack MILLERAUSCaretta TechnologyHonda0 Lap
52Danny KENTGBRRed Bull KTM AjoKTM0 Lap
15Simone GROTZKYJITAAmbrogio Next RacingOral0 Lap