2012 Silverstone Moto3 | Results

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2012 Moto3 Championship

At this weekend’s Moto3 race at the Hertz British Grand Prix at Silverstone it was Blusens Avintia’s Maverick Viñales who took a hard-fought victory in front of Luis Salóm and Sandro Cortese.

In the best conditions seen all weekend the Moto3 contingent got underway with Caretta Technology’s Alexis Masbou getting the holeshot in front of JHK T-Shirt Laglisse’s Efrén Vázquez. However in true Moto3TM fashion a group at the front soon formed with Blusens Avintia’s Maverick Viñales, RW Racing GP’s Luis Salóm, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Sandro Cortese, Racing Team Germany’s Louis Rossi and Team Italia FMI’s Romano Fenati.

Masbou’s teammate Jack Miller was an early crasher on lap one, while Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Rins also crashed out with 16 laps to go. Miller suffered a fractured left collarbone, whilst Rins suffered a fracture to his second metacarpus on his left hand, and a fracture to his second finger on his right hand. The front group was being led in stages by a mix of Viñales, Salóm and Vázquez, while Cortese and Rossi were touching fairings behind.

With 13 laps remaining, IodaRacing Team’s Jonas Folger’s bad luck continued as his race finished early, with British wild card entrant John McPhee from the Racing Steps Foundation KRP crashing out, but managing to remount. With eight laps left, Giulian Pedone suffered a problem, as his race ended prematurely. Two laps later Viñales tried to make a break as the field started to stretch slightly, however Salóm and Cortese were sticking closely to the leader’s tail. It was heartbreak for Mahindra Racing’s local boy Danny Webb, as he was forced to retire in front of his home crowd.

It was a nail-biting last lap as Cortese took Salóm for second, who had been fighting with Viñales. Yet Salóm was battling until the end and put in a tough move to regain second. It was drama for Le Mans race-winner Rossi who lost the front end in the final turns, as he missed out on the scrap to the line. The race ended with Viñales crossing the finish line to take his third victory this season and the championship lead, ahead of Salóm and Cortese, who complete the podium. They finished ahead of Masbou in fourth, followed by Vázquez, Kent, Fenati, Sissis, Khairuddin and Oliveira.

2012 Silverstone Moto3 Results:

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
1.2525Maverick VIÑALESSPABlusens AvintiaFTR Honda154.638’55.210
2.2039Luis SALOMSPARW Racing GPKalex KTM154.6+0.933
3.1611Sandro CORTESEGERRed Bull KTM AjoKTM154.6+1.023
4.1310Alexis MASBOUFRACaretta TechnologyHonda154.1+8.100
5.117Efren VAZQUEZSPAJHK LaglisseFTR Honda154.1+8.414
6.1052Danny KENTGBRRed Bull KTM AjoKTM154.1+8.637
7.95Romano FENATIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda154.0+8.940
8.861Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM154.0+9.046
9.763Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirAsia-Sic-AjoKTM154.0+9.208
10.644Miguel OLIVEIRAPOREstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda153.6+15.613
11.584Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox-Ongetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda153.3+20.397
12.455Hector FAUBELSPABankia Aspar TeamKalex KTM153.3+20.559
13.327Niccolò ANTONELLIITASan Carlo Gresini Moto3FTR Honda153.2+21.369
14.231Niklas AJOFINTT Motion Events RacingKTM152.8+27.526
15.123Alberto MONCAYOSPABankia Aspar TeamKalex KTM152.8+27.708
16.19Alessandro TONUCCIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda152.8+28.032
17.41Brad BINDERRSARW Racing GPKalex KTM152.3+35.001
18.53Jasper IWEMANEDMoto FGRFGR Honda151.0+55.456
19.9Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERCresto Guide MZ RacingHonda151.0+55.559
20.15Simone GROTZKYJITAAmbrogio Next RacingSuter Honda151.0+55.829
21.89Alan TECHERFRATechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda151.0+56.230
22.21Ivan MORENOSPAAndalucia JHK LaglisseFTR Honda151.0+56.385
23.32Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda150.4+1’05.383
24.51Kenta FUJIIJPNTechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda150.0+1’11.283
25.3Luigi MORCIANOITAIoda Team ItaliaIoda149.6+1’18.155
26.77Marcel SCHROTTERGERMahindra RacingMahindra144.21 Lap
27.30Giulian PEDONESWIAmbrogio Next RacingSuter Honda142.01 Lap
28.17John McPHEEGBRRacing Steps Foundation KRPKRP Honda133.02 Laps
Not Classified
96Louis ROSSIFRARacing Team GermanyFTR Honda154.11 Lap
79Fraser ROGERSGBRRacing Steps Foundation KRPKRP Honda150.53 Laps
99Danny WEBBGBRMahindra RacingMahindra151.36 Laps
26Adrian MARTINSPAJHK LaglisseFTR Honda150.39 Laps
94Jonas FOLGERGERIodaRacing ProjectIoda145.813 Laps
42Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda147.216 Laps
8Jack MILLERAUSCaretta TechnologyHonda0 Lap

2012 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1.Maverick VIÑALESFTR HondaSPA105
2.Sandro CORTESEKTMGER103
3.Luis SALOMKalex KTMSPA75
4.Romano FENATIFTR HondaITA61
5.Louis ROSSIFTR HondaFRA45
6.Alex RINSSuter HondaSPA44
7.Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINKTMMAL44
8.Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA42
9.Niccolò ANTONELLIFTR HondaITA38
10.Alberto MONCAYOKalex KTMSPA36
11.Miguel OLIVEIRASuter HondaPOR33
12.Arthur SISSISKTMAUS31
13.Hector FAUBELKalex KTMSPA28
14.Danny KENTKTMGBR26
15.Efren VAZQUEZFTR HondaSPA22
16.Alan TECHERTSR HondaFRA18
17.Jakub KORNFEILFTR HondaCZE17
18.Alex MARQUEZSuter HondaSPA15
19.Ivan MORENOFTR HondaSPA10
20.Jasper IWEMAFGR HondaNED9
21.Giulian PEDONESuter HondaSWI7
22.Alessandro TONUCCIFTR HondaITA7
23.Niklas AJOKTMFIN6
24.Jonas FOLGERIodaGER5
25.Brad BINDERKalex KTMRSA5
26.Marcel SCHROTTERMahindraGER4
27.Kevin HANUSHondaGER3
28.Jack MILLERHondaAUS1