2012 Misano Moto3 | Results


2012 Moto3 Championship

Spoiler Alert: 2012 Moto3 results from Misano listed below

In a nail-bighting Moto3 race at the Gran Premio Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera de Rimini, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Sandro Cortese stormed to a thrilling victory ahead of Luis Salom and Romano Fenati.

Cortese got the holeshot into turn one as drama unfolded at the back of the grid, as Mahindra Racing’s Danny Webb, Elle 2-Ciati’s Kevin Calia, Technomag-CIP-TSR’s Alan Techer and Ambrogio Next Racing’s Giulian Pedone all crashed out. Moto FGR’s Jasper Iwema suffered a similar fate on the next lap as the Dutchman also slid out of the race.

Back on track, Team Italia FMI’s Romano Fenati was valiantly pushing his way up the field, taking the lead off Cortese. The frantic start to the race however continued further afield as IodaRacing Project’s Luigi Morciano, Team Imperiali Racing’s Stefano Valtulini and Pedone’s teammate Alex Márquez also crashed out.

A few laps on and the race had not settled down with Cortese and Fenati swapping the lead frequently up front, pursued by RW Racing GP’s Luis Salom, San Carlo Gresini Moto3’s Niccolò Antonelli and Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Miguel Oliveira. With 13 laps remaining Fenati and Cortese had pulled out a small gap over the pursuing group, with Blusens Avintia’s Maverick Viñales making his way through the pack.

A few laps later the situation changed with Salom and the followers closing right up to the battling duo up front, with Fenati and Cortese looking to be slowing. With three laps left Cortese made his move on Fenati as the Italian was pushed back to fifth by Oliveira’s teammate Alex Rins, Salom and Viñales. The final laps were the usual battling Moto3 affair as Cortese tried to pull away at the front in the five-man fight. Viñales tried with a last stab up the inside to take the lead but ran wide, with Salom and Fenati taking advantage.

It was ultimately Cortese who took the chequered flag in front of Salom and Fenati. His third victory of the season now gives the German a 46 point lead at the top of the championship table over Viñales. Rins finished fourth after aggressively pushing Viñales wide in the last turn, with the Blusens rider finishing fifth. Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger was sixth, ahead of JHK t-shirt Laglisse’s Efrén Vázquez, Antonelli, Oliveira and Red Bull’s Arthur Sissis.

2012 Misano Moto3 Results:

1.2511Sandro CORTESEGERRed Bull KTM AjoKTM144.540’22.100
2.2039Luis SALOMSPARW Racing GPKalex KTM144.4+0.467
3.165Romano FENATIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda144.4+0.937
4.1342Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda144.4+0.974
5.1125Maverick VIÑALESSPABlusens AvintiaFTR Honda144.4+1.145
6.1094Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM144.4+1.180
7.97Efren VAZQUEZSPAJHK t-shirt LaglisseFTR Honda144.4+1.315
8.827Niccolò ANTONELLIITASan Carlo Gresini Moto3FTR Honda144.2+3.983
9.744Miguel OLIVEIRAPOREstrella Galicia 0,0Suter Honda144.2+4.376
10.661Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM143.8+10.872
11.563Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALAirAsia-Sic-AjoKTM143.6+14.499
12.452Danny KENTGBRRed Bull KTM AjoKTM143.6+14.604
13.355Hector FAUBELSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM143.6+14.880
14.223Alberto MONCAYOSPAAndalucia JHK t-shirt LaglisseFTR Honda143.2+21.011
15.184Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox-Ongetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda143.2+21.062
16.41Brad BINDERRSARW Racing GPKalex KTM143.2+21.777
17.19Alessandro TONUCCIITATeam Italia FMIFTR Honda143.0+24.493
18.9Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERRacing Team GermanyHonda141.0+59.383
19.95Miroslav POPOVCZEMahindra RacingMahindra141.0+59.685
20.71Michael Ruben RINALDIITACaretta TechnologyHonda141.0+59.841
21.3Luigi MORCIANOITAIoda Team ItaliaIoda139.8+1’19.973
22.51Kenta FUJIIJPNTechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda139.7+1’22.961
23.28Josep RODRIGUEZSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda139.7+1’23.080
24.33Stefano VALTULINIITATeam Imperiali RacingHonda130.22 Laps
Not Classified
31Niklas AJOFINTT Motion Events RacingKTM140.32 Laps
12Alex MARQUEZSPAAmbrogio Next RacingSuter Honda128.619 Laps
96Louis ROSSIFRARacing Team GermanyFTR Honda126.620 Laps
80Armando PONTONEITAIodaRacing ProjectIoda118.420 Laps
30Giulian PEDONESWIAmbrogio Next RacingSuter Honda107.820 Laps
8Jack MILLERAUSCaretta TechnologyHonda135.921 Laps
53Jasper IWEMANEDMoto FGRFGR Honda129.222 Laps
74Kevin CALIAITAElle 2-CiattiHonda0 Lap
89Alan TECHERFRATechnomag-CIP-TSRTSR Honda0 Lap
99Danny WEBBGBRMahindra RacingMahindra0 Lap

2012 Moto3 Point Standings:

2.Maverick VIÑALESFTR HondaSPA179
3.Luis SALOMKalex KTMSPA169
4.Romano FENATIFTR HondaITA120
5.Alex RINSSuter HondaSPA96
6.Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA81
9.Miguel OLIVEIRASuter HondaPOR66
10.Niccolò ANTONELLIFTR HondaITA63
11.Louis ROSSIFTR HondaFRA59
12.Efren VAZQUEZFTR HondaSPA59
13.Jonas FOLGERKalex KTMGER56
15.Hector FAUBELKalex KTMSPA52
17.Alberto MONCAYOFTR HondaSPA49
18.Alan TECHERTSR HondaFRA21
19.Niklas AJOKTMFIN21
20.Alex MARQUEZSuter HondaSPA15
21.Jack MILLERHondaAUS14
22.Alessandro TONUCCIFTR HondaITA14
23.Ivan MORENOFTR HondaSPA10
24.Jasper IWEMAFGR HondaNED9
26.Giulian PEDONESuter HondaSWI7
28.Adrian MARTINFTR HondaSPA6
30.Marcel SCHROTTERMahindraGER4
31.Kevin HANUSHondaGER3
33.Kevin CALIAHondaITA2
34.John McPHEEKRP HondaGBR1
35.Michael Ruben RINALDIHondaITA1
36.Simone GROTZKYJSuter HondaITA1

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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 Editor at Large 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).