2013 Circuit of the Americas Moto2 ResultsSpoiler 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:
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