2012 Estoril Moto3 | Results

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2012 Moto3

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Sandro Cortese took victory Sunday in a thrilling battle to the line with rival Maverick Viñales in the Moto3 class at the Grande Prémio de Portugal Circuito Estoril.

It was Cortese who got the holeshot and led into the first corner, ahead of Blusens Avintia’s Viñales. After the typical Moto3 melee of 34 bikes swapping places in the opening laps, a leading group containing Cortese, RW Racing GP’s Luis Salom, JHK T-Shirt Laglisse’s Efrén Vázquez, Viñales and Cortese’s teammate Danny Kent started to pull away early on.

In the latter stages of the race, Cortese moved past Viñales at the end of the straight to take the lead, though could not shake the young Spaniard, as the two were wheel to wheel for the final three laps. Salom, then lying in fourth, also took the fight to Air-Asia-SIC-Ajo’s Zulfahmi Khairuddin in front, as he pushed past him on the first bend with two laps to go.

The last lap was a nail-biting affair as Viñales and Cortese touched fairings throughout, yet it was the German who won the drag to the line after the final bend, to take his first victory of the season and the lead in the championship.

The last step on the podium went to Salom, who manage to hold Khairuddin at bay to secure third. The top ten were rounded out by Efrén Vázquez, San Carlo Gresini Moto3’s Niccolo Antonelli, Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Rins, Danny Kent, Caretta-Technology’s Alexis Masbou and Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta’s Jakub Kornfeil.

2012 Estoril Moto3 Results:

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12511Sandro CORTESEGERRed Bull KTM AjoKTM138.841’34.536
22025Maverick VIÑALESSPABlusens AvintiaFTR Honda138.8+0.055
31639Luis SALOMSPARW Racing GPKalex KTM138.2+11.038
41363Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirAsia-Sic-AjoKTM138.1+12.195
5117Efren VAZQUEZSPAJHK T-Shirt LaglisseFTR Honda137.7+20.934
61027Niccolò ANTONELLIITASan Carlo Gresini Moto3FTR Honda137.7+20.976
7942Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda137.6+21.792
8852Danny KENTGBRRed Bull KTM AjoKTM137.6+21.888
9710Alexis MASBOUFRACaretta TechnologyHonda137.5+23.046
10684Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox-Ongetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda137.5+23.310
11541Brad BINDERRSARW Racing GPKalex KTM137.5+23.379
12455Hector FAUBELSPABankia Aspar TeamKalex KTM137.5+23.763
13361Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM137.5+24.308
14223Alberto MONCAYOSPABankia Aspar TeamKalex KTM137.4+25.015
15112Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda137.4+26.450
166Joan OLIVESPATT Motion Events RacingKTM137.0+32.641
1789Alan TECHERFRATechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda137.0+32.743
1819Alessandro TONUCCIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda136.8+36.511
1977Marcel SCHROTTERGERMahindra RacingMahindra135.9+53.527
2021Ivan MORENOSPAAndalucia JHK LaglisseFTR Honda135.3+1’04.014
219Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERCresto Guide MZ RacingHonda135.3+1’04.064
2273Manuel TATASCIOREITACaretta TechnologyHonda135.3+1’04.071
2351Kenta FUJIIJPNTechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda133.9+1’30.900
243Luigi MORCIANOITAIoda Team ItaliaIoda132.81 Lap
2586Kevin HANUSGERThomas Sabo GP TeamHonda132.71 Lap
80Armando PONTONEITAIodaRacing ProjectIoda130.8+2’32.229
30Giulian PEDONESWIAmbrogio Next RacingOral130.7+2’35.705
Not Classified
53Jasper IWEMANEDMoto FGRFGR Honda135.38 Laps
96Louis ROSSIFRARacing Team GermanyFTR Honda137.39 Laps
5Romano FENATIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda137.39 Laps
32Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda135.010 Laps
99Danny WEBBGBRMahindra RacingMahindra129.615 Laps
26Adrian MARTINSPAJHK T-Shirt LaglisseFTR Honda131.717 Laps
44Miguel OLIVEIRAPOREstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda132.320 Laps