2013 Austin Moto2 | Results from Circuit of the Americas

Mark VDS Racing's Mike Kallio

2013 Circuit of the Americas Moto2 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Moto2 results from Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, listed below

The debut of World Championship motorcycle racing occurred this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

And just like MotoGP, the Moto2 class brought a highly competitive grid to the Red Bull of the Americas.

Taking the win Sunday was Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2’s Nico Terol, which was the first Moto2 victory of his career. Terol was joined on the podium by Tuenti HP 40’ Esteve Rabat and Marc VDS Racing Team’s Mika Kallio.

Marc VDS Racing Team’s Scott Redding looked fast all weekend, and began Austin Moto2 from his career-first pole. Although he took the early lead, he lost it on the fifth lap when he began struggling with tires.

Although Redding’s story was sour, Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro was worse. On the fourth lap, Espargaro lost control of his bike, and crashed.

From third on the grid, Terol avoided any trouble at Turn 1 to seize second place – then taking advantage of Redding as the Englishman began to drop off the pace.

The Aspar rider proceeded to stretch out a healthy lead of 3.5 seconds, only backing off as his comfortable position became more apparent in the second half of the race. Behind, a fierce battle roared as Espargaro’s teammate Rabat went head-to-head with Kallio and Technomag carXpert’s Dominique Aegerter. The Spaniard would come out on top from the Finn, with the Swiss escaping a lurid last-lap wobble. Redding completed the top five.

Came IodaRacing Project’s Johann Zarco ended the 20-lap race in sixth position, with QMMF Racing Team’s Anthony West enjoying a solid ride at Circuit of the Americas to seventh slot.

NGM Mobile Racing’s Mattia Pasini, NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis and Blusens Avintia’s Toni Elias completed the top ten. Just minutes after the crash of Espargaro, Takaaki Nakagami pulled his Italtrans Racing Team bike into pit lane with suspected gearbox problems.

The Moto2 Championship returns in two weeks at Jerez, the first of four rounds in Spain.

2013 Austin Moto2 Results from Circuit of the Americas:

12518Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter149.442’02.689
22080Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex149.2+3.125
31636Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex149.2+3.175
41377Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter149.1+4.873
51145Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex149.1+5.597
6105Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter148.9+9.295
7995Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up148.9+9.440
8854Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up148.6+14.472
9715Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up148.5+16.051
10624Toni ELIASSPABlusens AvintiaKalex148.3+19.696
11563Mike DI MEGLIOFRAJiR Moto2Motobi148.2+20.107
12423Marcel SCHROTTERGERDesguaces La Torre SAGKalex148.1+23.287
13319Xavier SIMEONBELDesguaces La Torre MaptaqKalex148.0+23.547
14281Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter148.0+23.815
15188Ricard CARDUSSPANGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up147.5+33.488
163Simone CORSIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up147.4+35.424
1749Axel PONSSPATuenti HP 40Kalex147.4+35.532
1852Danny KENTGBRTech 3Tech 3147.0+42.451
1972Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaMoriwaki146.8+44.314
2060Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex146.8+44.688
219Kyle SMITHGBRBlusens AvintiaKalex146.0+58.964
2214Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter146.0+59.940
2344Steven ODENDAALRSAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up146.0+1’00.107
2496Louis ROSSIFRATech 3Tech 3145.9+1’00.702
257Doni Tata PRADITAINAFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter145.4+1’08.996
2611Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex144.6+1’24.281
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4Randy KRUMMENACHERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter147.910 Laps
97Rafid Topan SUCIPTOINAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up132.712 Laps
30Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex146.013 Laps
17Alberto MONCAYOSPAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up143.813 Laps
40Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex149.116 Laps

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

1Scott REDDINGKalexGBR31
2Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA27
3Esteve RABATKalexSPA27
4Mika KALLIOKalexFIN27
5Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI26
7Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN16
9Johann ZARCOSuterFRA14
10Julian SIMONKalexSPA10
11Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS9
12Simone CORSISpeed UpITA9
13Xavier SIMEONKalexBEL9
14Mattia PASINISpeed UpITA8
15Toni ELIASKalexSPA7
16Jordi TORRESSuterSPA7
18Mike DI MEGLIOMotobiFRA5
19Ricard CARDUSSpeed UpSPA1