News 2012 Assen Moto3 | Results

2012 Assen Moto3 | Results


2012 Moto3 Championship

Spoiler Alert: Assen Moto3 results listed below

In one of the most hotly contested Moto3 races this season at the Iveco TT Assen it was Blusens Avintia’s Maverick Viñales who stormed to victory in sunny conditions ahead of Sandro Cortese and Danny Kent.

The first three laps were a frantic affair, with Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Cortese, Viñales and San Carlo Gresini Moto3’s Niccolò Antonelli all fighting their way to the front. They were however soon put under pressure by TT Motion Events Racing’s Niklas Ajo, Racing Team Germany’s Louis Rossi and RW Racing GP’s Luis Salom.

Caretta Technology’s Jack Miller was handed a ride-through for a jump-start, while IodaRacing Project’s Jonas Folger’s bad weekend got even worse as he crashed out with 18 laps remaining.

With 12 laps to go a leading group of six riders started to pull out a small gap at the front with Viñales and Cortese leading the pack, pursued by Kent, Salom, Rossi and Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Rins.

A lap later Miller was shown the black flag for ignoring the ride-through penalty, putting an end to his race. Ambrogio Next Racing’s Giulian Pedone retired from the race with mechanical issues shortly after. It was misery for Antonelli with nine laps left, as he crashed out of what had looked like a promising race for the youngster, as did Mahindra Racing’s Danny Webb.

As the scrap at the front got harder towards the end, Cortese and Kent were going fairing to fairing in their pursuit of the leading Viñales, with Cortese almost taking out his teammate at one point. The group would not settle down however, with many aggressive passes being made in the final laps in a nail-biting finale.

The last lap was one of best ever seen in the Moto3 class as positions changed frantically in the final corners, with Viñales getting the final slingshot over the line, with a photo analysis required to decide the positions between Salom, Kent and Cortese.

With Viñales taking the win, second place went to Cortese, with Kent taking the final step on the rostrum, his first ever podium of his Grand Prix career. They were followed by Salom, Rossi, Rins, Caretta Technology’s Alexis Masbou, Ajo, JHK T-Shirt Laglisse’s Efrén Vázquez and Rins’ teammate Miguel Oliveira.

2012 Assen Moto3 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 154.7 38’45.432
2. 20 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 154.6 +0.831
3. 16 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 154.6 +0.842
4. 13 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 154.6 +0.843
5. 11 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Racing Team Germany FTR Honda 154.6 +1.352
6. 10 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 154.4 +5.033
7. 9 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology Honda 154.2 +7.817
8. 8 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing KTM 154.2 +7.855
9. 7 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 154.2 +8.037
10. 6 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 154.1 +8.243
11. 5 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 154.1 +8.378
12. 4 5 Romano FENATI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 154.1 +8.559
13. 3 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 153.9 +12.133
14. 2 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Cresto Guide MZ Racing Honda 153.9 +12.358
15. 1 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 153.9 +12.533
16. 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 153.9 +12.654
17. 89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 153.8 +12.836
18. 26 Adrian MARTIN SPA JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 153.8 +12.876
19. 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 153.8 +12.944
20. 41 Brad BINDER RSA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 153.3 +21.342
21. 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 153.3 +21.507
22. 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 153.3 +21.581
23. 15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 152.1 +38.872
24. 53 Jasper IWEMA NED Moto FGR FGR Honda 152.1 +39.237
25. 22 Bryan SCHOUTEN NED Dutch Racing Team Honda 152.1 +39.272
26. 40 Julian MIRALLES SPA MIR Racing Honda 152.1 +39.377
27. 51 Kenta FUJII JPN Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 152.1 +39.533
28. 3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Ioda Team Italia Ioda 152.0 +41.008
29. 21 Ivan MORENO SPA Andalucia JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 151.9 +43.193
Not Classified
77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 151.9 2 Laps
30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 142.3 6 Laps
99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 153.1 7 Laps
27 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 153.8 8 Laps
94 Jonas FOLGER GER IodaRacing Project Ioda 146.8 19 Laps
8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology Honda 0 Lap

2012 Moto3 Championship Points (after seven of 18 rounds):

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1. Maverick VIÑALES FTR Honda SPA 130
2. Sandro CORTESE KTM GER 123
3. Luis SALOM Kalex KTM SPA 88
4. Romano FENATI FTR Honda ITA 65
5. Louis ROSSI FTR Honda FRA 56
6. Alex RINS Suter Honda SPA 54
7. Alexis MASBOU Honda FRA 51
9. Danny KENT KTM GBR 42
10. Miguel OLIVEIRA Suter Honda POR 39
11. Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda ITA 38
12. Alberto MONCAYO Kalex KTM SPA 36
13. Arthur SISSIS KTM AUS 31
14. Efren VAZQUEZ FTR Honda SPA 29
15. Hector FAUBEL Kalex KTM SPA 29
16. Jakub KORNFEIL FTR Honda CZE 20
17. Alan TECHER TSR Honda FRA 18
18. Alex MARQUEZ Suter Honda SPA 15
19. Niklas AJO KTM FIN 14
20. Ivan MORENO FTR Honda SPA 10
21. Jasper IWEMA FGR Honda NED 9
22. Giulian PEDONE Suter Honda SWI 7
23. Alessandro TONUCCI FTR Honda ITA 7
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
29. 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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