2012 Valencia Moto3 | Results

2012-valencia-moto3-results2012 Valencia Moto3 Season Finale Results

Spoiler Alert: 2012 Moto3 Championship results from Valencia listed below

In a thrilling final Moto3 encounter in the wet at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Danny Kent put in a stunning ride to take victory ahead of Sandro Cortese and Zulfahmi Khairuddin.

Pole-man Jonas Folger had technical issues on the out-lap and had to start from the pits, meaning that it was RW Racing GP’s Luis Salom that led the early exchanges in front of Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Miguel Oliveira and Ambrogio Next Racing’s Alex Márquez.

On lap three it was Márquez that went into the lead, with Oliveira following suit to relegate Salom to third. This was however short lived as Márquez lost the front and crashed out.

In the pursuing group, Racing Team Germany’s Louis Rossi was putting on a strong show ahead of JHK t-shirt Laglisse’s Efrén Vázquez and Red Bull KTM Ajo duo of Cortese and Kent. Folger’s day then got worse as he retired from the race, as well as JHK’s Adrián Martín and IodaRacing Project’s Luigi Morciano. Caretta-Technology’s John McPhee was also caught out by the wet as he dropped his bike on lap eight.

Yet as more riders got used to the track surface, the likes of Salom’s teammate Brad Binder starting challenging the front-runners. With 13 laps remaining Salom had dropped off the pace and was embroiled in an entertaining battle with Blusens Avintia’s Maverick Viñales. Past the halfway point and the battles were hotting up with Salom and Viñales, as well as Binder and Kent going fairing-to-fairing.

2012 Valencia Moto3 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 127.9 45’05.891
2. 20 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 127.9 +0.056
3. 16 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 127.9 +0.114
4. 13 41 Brad BINDER RSA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 127.9 +0.431
5. 11 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Andalucia JHK t-shirt Laglisse FTR Honda 127.7 +4.371
6. 10 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Racing Team Germany FTR Honda 127.5 +7.605
7. 9 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 127.2 +14.931
8. 8 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 127.0 +18.495
9. 7 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing KTM 126.8 +23.180
10. 6 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 126.8 +23.245
11. 5 65 Philipp OETTL GER HP Moto Kalex Kalex KTM 126.6 +27.532
12. 4 58 Juan Francisco GUEVARA SPA Wild Wolf BST FTR Honda 126.5 +30.331
13. 3 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 126.4 +31.255
14. 2 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 126.3 +34.660
15. 1 28 Josep RODRIGUEZ SPA Moto FGR FGR Honda 125.5 +50.522
16. 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 125.5 +50.554
17. 30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 125.5 +51.725
18. 5 Romano FENATI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 125.5 +51.826
19. 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 125.4 +52.970
20. 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 125.2 +57.930
21. 89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 125.1 +1’00.758
22. 29 Luca AMATO GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 123.0 +1’47.794
23. 51 Kenta FUJII JPN Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 123.0 +1’47.977
24. 80 Armando PONTONE ITA IodaRacing Project Ioda 122.1 1 Lap
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8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology Honda 127.1 5 Laps
9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Racing Team Germany Honda 125.7 5 Laps
99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 124.0 6 Laps
44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 126.6 9 Laps
7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA JHK t-shirt Laglisse FTR Honda 126.6 9 Laps
95 Miroslav POPOV CZE Mahindra Racing Mahindra 122.1 15 Laps
17 John McPHEE GBR Caretta Technology KRP Honda 115.7 15 Laps
94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 122.1 17 Laps
26 Adrian MARTIN SPA JHK t-shirt Laglisse FTR Honda 117.6 17 Laps
3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Ioda Team Italia Ioda 110.5 20 Laps
12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 123.0 21 Laps

2012 Moto3 Championship Final Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1. Sandro CORTESE KTM GER 325
2. Luis SALOM Kalex KTM SPA 214
3. Maverick VIÑALES FTR Honda SPA 207
4. Danny KENT KTM GBR 154
5. Alex RINS Suter Honda SPA 141
6. Romano FENATI FTR Honda ITA 136
7. Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM MAL 128
8. Miguel OLIVEIRA Suter Honda POR 114
9. Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM GER 93
10. Efren VAZQUEZ FTR Honda SPA 93
11. Louis ROSSI FTR Honda FRA 86
12. Arthur SISSIS KTM AUS 84
13. Alexis MASBOU Honda FRA 81
14. Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda ITA 77
15. Jakub KORNFEIL FTR Honda CZE 71
16. Hector FAUBEL FTR Honda SPA 63
17. Alberto MONCAYO FTR Honda SPA 52
18. Alessandro TONUCCI FTR Honda ITA 45
19. Niklas AJO KTM FIN 40
20. Alex MARQUEZ Suter Honda SPA 27
21. Brad BINDER Kalex KTM RSA 24
22. Alan TECHER TSR Honda FRA 21
23. Jack MILLER Honda AUS 17
24. Adrian MARTIN FTR Honda SPA 16
25. Ivan MORENO FTR Honda SPA 10
26. Jasper IWEMA FGR Honda NED 9
27. Luca GRUENWALD Honda GER 8
28. Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda SPA 8
29. Giulian PEDONE Suter Honda SWI 7
30. Toni FINSTERBUSCH Honda GER 7
31. Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM GER 5
32. Juan Francisco GUEVARA FTR Honda SPA 4
33. Marcel SCHROTTER Mahindra GER 4
34. Kevin HANUS Honda GER 3
35. Kevin CALIA Honda ITA 2
36. Josep RODRIGUEZ FGR Honda SPA 1
37. John McPHEE KRP Honda GBR 1
38. Michael Ruben RINALDI Honda ITA 1
39. Simone GROTZKYJ Suter Honda ITA 1

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