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2013 Austin Moto2 | Results from Circuit of the Americas

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:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 149.4 42’02.689
2 20 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 149.2 +3.125
3 16 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 149.2 +3.175
4 13 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 149.1 +4.873
5 11 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 149.1 +5.597
6 10 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 148.9 +9.295
7 9 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 148.9 +9.440
8 8 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 148.6 +14.472
9 7 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 148.5 +16.051
10 6 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 148.3 +19.696
11 5 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA JiR Moto2 Motobi 148.2 +20.107
12 4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Kalex 148.1 +23.287
13 3 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex 148.0 +23.547
14 2 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 148.0 +23.815
15 1 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 147.5 +33.488
16 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 147.4 +35.424
17 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 147.4 +35.532
18 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 147.0 +42.451
19 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 146.8 +44.314
20 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 146.8 +44.688
21 9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 146.0 +58.964
22 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 146.0 +59.940
23 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 146.0 +1’00.107
24 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 145.9 +1’00.702
25 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 145.4 +1’08.996
26 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 144.6 +1’24.281
Not Classified
4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 147.9 10 Laps
97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 132.7 12 Laps
30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 146.0 13 Laps
17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 143.8 13 Laps
40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 149.1 16 Laps

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 31
2 Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 27
3 Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 27
4 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 27
5 Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 26
6 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 25
7 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 16
8 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up RSM 15
9 Johann ZARCO Suter FRA 14
10 Julian SIMON Kalex SPA 10
11 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 9
12 Simone CORSI Speed Up ITA 9
13 Xavier SIMEON Kalex BEL 9
14 Mattia PASINI Speed Up ITA 8
15 Toni ELIAS Kalex SPA 7
16 Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 7
17 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex GER 7
18 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi FRA 5
19 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up SPA 1

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