2013 Qatar Moto3 | Results

2013 Qatar Moto3 start
2013 Qatar Moto3 start
2013 Qatar Moto3 start

2013 Losail International Circuit Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Moto3 results from Losail International Circuit in Doha, Qatar, listed below.

Note: SPEED TV will broadcast Moto3 from Qatar at noon Tuesday, April 9.

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Luis Salom triumphed in an action-packed first Moto3 race of 2013, winning the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar ahead of Maverick Viñales and Álex Rins at Losail International Circuit Sunday.

As the red lights went out, it was Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Rins who stole the top spot as GO&FUN Gresini Moto3’s Niccolò Antonelli lost control and became the first retirement of the season. As the top five began to break away from the chasing pack, it was a tight affair between Salom, Rins, Team Calvo’s Viñales, Rins’ teammate Álex Márquez and Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger. The lead would change on numerous occasions across the 18 laps.

Rins was in front by the halfway point, as Márquez shot ahead for the first time on lap 13. Over the remaining five laps, the Estrella Galicia duo would go head-to-head, but it was Viñales, having waited patiently, who looked to have seized the show at the start of the penultimate lap. But it was persistence that paid off for pole-sitter Salom at the start of the final lap, confidently taking the lead before opening out a gap.

He would cross the line four tenths of a second ahead of Viñales, who was involved in a photo finish with Rins, as Márquez completed the top four. Some 16 seconds behind fifth-placed Folger, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Zulfahmi Khairuddin beat Mahindra Racing’s Miguel Oliveira to seventh as Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Arthur Sissis, Avant Tecno’s Niklas Ajo and Mahindra’s Efrén Vázquez rounded out the top ten. In 20th spot, female rider Ana Carrasco impressed on the second Team Calvo bike, passing several rivals despite a distinct lack of track time this weekend.

After Antonelli, a further three riders fell in the shape of CIP Moto3’s Alan Techer, Ongetta-Centro Seta’s Isaac Viñales and Caretta Technology – RTG’s John McPhee, whose retirement came on the final lap of the race.

2013 Qatar Moto3 Results:

12539Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM151.138’26.859
22025Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM151.0+0.417
31642Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM151.0+0.423
41312Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM151.0+0.701
51194Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM151.0+0.916
61063Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALRed Bull KTM AjoKTM149.9+17.489
7944Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra149.9+17.566
8861Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM149.8+19.355
9731Niklas AJOFINAvant TecnoKTM149.2+28.966
1067Efren VAZQUEZSPAMahindra RacingMahindra149.2+28.995
11599Danny WEBBGBRAmbrogio RacingSuter Honda149.2+29.440
12441Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingSuter Honda149.2+29.499
13353Jasper IWEMANEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM148.5+39.216
14210Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldFTR Honda148.5+39.415
1515Romano FENATIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda148.5+39.451
168Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda148.5+39.797
1765Philipp OETTLGERPaddock TT Motion EventsKalex KTM147.8+50.846
1819Alessandro TONUCCIITALa Fonte TascaracingHonda147.8+51.093
199Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM147.8+51.218
2022Ana CARRASCOSPATeam CalvoKTM147.8+51.266
2158Juanfran GUEVARASPACIP Moto3TSR Honda147.8+51.329
2284Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox RW Racing GPKalex KTM147.6+53.745
234Francesco BAGNAIAITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda147.6+54.691
243Matteo FERRARIITAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda147.6+54.948
2566Florian ALTGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM147.5+55.236
2657Eric GRANADOBRAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM147.0+1’03.601
2729Hyuga WATANABEJPNLa Fonte TascaracingHonda145.8+1’23.040
2877Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda145.8+1’23.178
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17John McPHEEGBRCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda148.62 Laps
32Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda147.411 Laps
89Alan TECHERFRACIP Moto3TSR Honda145.416 Laps
23Niccolò ANTONELLIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda0 Lap

2013 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

7Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR9
10Efren VAZQUEZMahindraSPA6
11Danny WEBBSuter HondaGBR5
12Brad BINDERSuter HondaRSA4
13Jasper IWEMAKalex KTMNED3
14Alexis MASBOUFTR HondaFRA2
15Romano FENATIFTR HondaITA1