News 2012 Silverstone Moto3 | Results

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. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 154.6 38’55.210
2. 20 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 154.6 +0.933
3. 16 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 154.6 +1.023
4. 13 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology Honda 154.1 +8.100
5. 11 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 154.1 +8.414
6. 10 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 154.1 +8.637
7. 9 5 Romano FENATI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 154.0 +8.940
8. 8 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 154.0 +9.046
9. 7 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 154.0 +9.208
10. 6 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 153.6 +15.613
11. 5 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 153.3 +20.397
12. 4 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 153.3 +20.559
13. 3 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 153.2 +21.369
14. 2 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing KTM 152.8 +27.526
15. 1 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 152.8 +27.708
16. 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 152.8 +28.032
17. 41 Brad BINDER RSA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 152.3 +35.001
18. 53 Jasper IWEMA NED Moto FGR FGR Honda 151.0 +55.456
19. 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Cresto Guide MZ Racing Honda 151.0 +55.559
20. 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 151.0 +55.829
21. 89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 151.0 +56.230
22. 21 Ivan MORENO SPA Andalucia JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 151.0 +56.385
23. 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 150.4 +1’05.383
24. 51 Kenta FUJII JPN Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 150.0 +1’11.283
25. 3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Ioda Team Italia Ioda 149.6 +1’18.155
26. 77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 144.2 1 Lap
27. 30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 142.0 1 Lap
28. 17 John McPHEE GBR Racing Steps Foundation KRP KRP Honda 133.0 2 Laps
Not Classified
96 Louis ROSSI FRA Racing Team Germany FTR Honda 154.1 1 Lap
79 Fraser ROGERS GBR Racing Steps Foundation KRP KRP Honda 150.5 3 Laps
99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 151.3 6 Laps
26 Adrian MARTIN SPA JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 150.3 9 Laps
94 Jonas FOLGER GER IodaRacing Project Ioda 145.8 13 Laps
42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 147.2 16 Laps
8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology Honda 0 Lap

2012 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1. Maverick VIÑALES FTR Honda SPA 105
2. Sandro CORTESE KTM GER 103
3. Luis SALOM Kalex KTM SPA 75
4. Romano FENATI FTR Honda ITA 61
5. Louis ROSSI FTR Honda FRA 45
6. Alex RINS Suter Honda SPA 44
8. Alexis MASBOU Honda FRA 42
9. Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda ITA 38
10. Alberto MONCAYO Kalex KTM SPA 36
11. Miguel OLIVEIRA Suter Honda POR 33
12. Arthur SISSIS KTM AUS 31
13. Hector FAUBEL Kalex KTM SPA 28
14. Danny KENT KTM GBR 26
15. Efren VAZQUEZ FTR Honda SPA 22
16. Alan TECHER TSR Honda FRA 18
17. Jakub KORNFEIL FTR Honda CZE 17
18. Alex MARQUEZ Suter Honda SPA 15
19. Ivan MORENO FTR Honda SPA 10
20. Jasper IWEMA FGR Honda NED 9
21. Giulian PEDONE Suter Honda SWI 7
22. Alessandro TONUCCI FTR Honda ITA 7
23. Niklas AJO KTM FIN 6
24. Jonas FOLGER Ioda GER 5
25. Brad BINDER Kalex KTM RSA 5
26. Marcel SCHROTTER Mahindra GER 4
27. Kevin HANUS Honda GER 3
28. Jack MILLER Honda AUS 1

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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