2012 Sachsenring Moto3 | Results


2012 Moto3 Championship

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Moto3 Championship results from Sachsenring, Germany, listed below

After the skies opened just before the Moto3 race at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland at the Sachsenring it was Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Sandro Cortese who coped best with some difficult track conditions to take his first home win ahead of Alexis Masbou and Luis Salom.

JHK Laglisse’s Adrián Martín got the holeshot ahead of Caretta Technology’s Jack Miller with Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Danny Kent in tow. Most riders looked very tentative at the start, yet Racing Team Germany’s Louis Rossi made his way through the field and soon came up behind Miller and Martín.

Just before the race had run half its distance, the sun had come out with all its force, creating a quick-drying line.

With 14 laps left, Ambrogio Next Racing’s Giulian Pedone retired from the race, while a lap later RW Racing GP’s Luis Salom went past Rossi in turn one to take second spot. Miller’s teammate Alexis Masbou was a man on a mission as he carved his way through the pack on the drying line. With ten laps left there was heartache for German fans as IodaRacing Team’s Jonas Folger’s race was ended with a bike issue, as was Moto FGR’s Jasper Iwema. With seven laps to go Martín was caught out as he crashed heading into turn seven, but walked away unscathed.

The latter stages of the race also saw Salom’s teammate Binder crash out at turn 11, while a group of Masbou, Cortese and Salom had formed at the front. In the meantime, Danny Kent had returned to the pits with a bike issue, while Faubel’s teammate Alberto Moncayo also suffered a mechanical problem. With two laps to go, Mahindra Racing’s Marcel Schrotter made it the second German rider out of the race with a crash.

In the final two laps there was drama at the front as Rossi retired with a mechanical issue from fifth, as Cortese diced with Masbou for the win. And it was ultimately the local Cortese who kept his nerve to become the first German to win at the newly-built Sachsenring and retake the lead in the championship, with Masbou taking his first ever Grand Prix podium and Salom completing the top three. This result now puts Cortese at the top of the championship standings, 18 points ahead of Blusens Avintia’s Maverick Viñales, who finished in 17th. Behind the winning trio were Miller, JHK Laglisse’s Efrén Vázquez, AirAsia-SIC-Ajo’s Zulfahmi Khairuddin, Faubel, Freudenberg Racing Team’s wildcard Luca Gruenwald, Red Bull’s Arthur Sissis and Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta’s Jakub Kornfeil.

2012 Sachsenring Moto3 Results:

1.2511Sandro CORTESEGERRed Bull KTM AjoKTM130.445’36.868
2.2010Alexis MASBOUFRACaretta TechnologyHonda130.3+0.635
3.1639Luis SALOMSPARW Racing GPKalex KTM130.2+3.998
4.138Jack MILLERAUSCaretta TechnologyHonda130.2+4.051
5.117Efren VAZQUEZSPAJHK LaglisseFTR Honda129.8+12.119
6.1063Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirAsia-Sic-AjoKTM129.2+25.174
7.955Hector FAUBELSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM129.2+25.499
8.843Luca GRUENWALDGERFreudenberg Racing TeamHonda129.1+26.087
9.761Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM129.0+29.675
10.684Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox-Ongetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda129.0+29.891
11.59Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERCresto Guide MZ RacingHonda128.8+33.178
12.427Niccolò ANTONELLIITASan Carlo Gresini Moto3FTR Honda128.4+42.858
13.389Alan TECHERFRATechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda127.5+1’02.653
14.231Niklas AJOFINTT Motion Events RacingKTM127.1+1’10.253
15.115Simone GROTZKYJITAAmbrogio Next RacingSuter Honda127.1+1’10.447
16.19Alessandro TONUCCIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda127.1+1’10.640
17.25Maverick VIÑALESSPABlusens AvintiaFTR Honda127.1+1’11.122
18.99Danny WEBBGBRMahindra RacingMahindra127.1+1’11.306
19.44Miguel OLIVEIRAPOREstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda126.7+1’18.878
20.42Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda126.7+1’18.957
21.32Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda124.81 Lap
22.3Luigi MORCIANOITAIoda Team ItaliaIoda124.01 Lap
23.51Kenta FUJIIJPNTechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda123.61 Lap
24.5Romano FENATIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda122.91 Lap
25.21Ivan MORENOSPAAndalucia JHK LaglisseFTR Honda121.71 Lap
26.86Kevin HANUSGERThomas Sabo GP TeamHonda121.61 Lap
27.30Giulian PEDONESWIAmbrogio Next RacingSuter Honda112.03 Laps
Not Classified
96Louis ROSSIFRARacing Team GermanyFTR Honda129.82 Laps
77Marcel SCHROTTERGERMahindra RacingMahindra126.43 Laps
23Alberto MONCAYOSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM125.74 Laps
52Danny KENTGBRRed Bull KTM AjoKTM124.55 Laps
41Brad BINDERRSARW Racing GPKalex KTM128.56 Laps
26Adrian MARTINSPAJHK LaglisseFTR Honda128.87 Laps
94Jonas FOLGERGERIodaRacing ProjectIoda128.110 Laps
53Jasper IWEMANEDMoto FGRFGR Honda125.311 Laps

2012 Moto3 Championship Points:

2.Maverick VIÑALESFTR HondaSPA130
3.Luis SALOMKalex KTMSPA104
4.Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA71
5.Romano FENATIFTR HondaITA65
7.Louis ROSSIFTR HondaFRA56
8.Alex RINSSuter HondaSPA54
10.Niccolò ANTONELLIFTR HondaITA42
11.Efren VAZQUEZFTR HondaSPA40
12.Miguel OLIVEIRASuter HondaPOR39
14.Hector FAUBELKalex KTMSPA38
15.Alberto MONCAYOKalex KTMSPA36
17.Alan TECHERTSR HondaFRA21
18.Niklas AJOKTMFIN16
19.Alex MARQUEZSuter HondaSPA15
20.Jack MILLERHondaAUS14
21.Ivan MORENOFTR HondaSPA10
22.Jasper IWEMAFGR HondaNED9
24.Giulian PEDONESuter HondaSWI7
26.Alessandro TONUCCIFTR HondaITA7
27.Jonas FOLGERIodaGER5
29.Marcel SCHROTTERMahindraGER4
30.Kevin HANUSHondaGER3
31.Simone GROTZKYJSuter HondaITA1