2013 Le Mans Moto2 | Results

2013 French Grand Prix Moto2 Results

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In a rain-soaked Moto2 race at the iconic Le Mans Bugatti Circuit, Britain’s Scott Redding brought home a victory for his country.

This was the first time a British rider won at Le Mans since Alan Carter won the 250cc race there 30 years ago.

The Marc VDS Racing Team rider was joined on the podium by his teammate Mika Kallio, and Desguaces La Torre Maptaq’s Xavier Simeon.

Redding’s success was no easy feat. At the start, the 20-year-old had plummeted to ninth position off the wetter, right-hand side of the track following heavy rain overnight.

Takaaki Nakagami led in the early stages ahead Pol Espargaro, with both Espargaro and championship-leading Tuenti HP 40 teammate Esteve Rabat falling in harmony at Musee corner, dropping down the order on Lap 3.

Nakagami was left with a three-second advantage, but the Italtrans Racing Team man lost control at the same corner just four laps later as sprinkles of rain made for a greasy track surface.

The intermediary conditions contributed to retirements for no less than ten riders, including Mapfre Aspar Tech Moto2 pairing Jordi Torres and Nico Terol, Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing’s Tom Luthi and the independently-funded Gino Rea, who had remarkably reached a high of 12th position from 31st on the grid.

A strong recovery ride from Redding saw him rise to the front on Lap 8, passing Johann Zarco who had delighted the French crowd by leading. Redding’s teammate Kallio looked to threaten as he typically grew stronger and pushed on in the second half of the race.

Heavier rain towards the end threw a spanner into the works for Redding, but red flags flew on the 24th of 26 laps. As the result was declared at the end of Lap 22 (the last which all riders had completed), Kallio inherited second position despite being overtaken by Simeon before the stoppage. Nevertheless, the Belgian Desguaces La Torre Maptaq rider still achieved a first ever podium finish.

Technomag carXpert’s Dominique Aegerter and Came Iodaracing Project’s aforementioned Zarco were fourth and fifth from NGM Mobile Racing’s Mattia Pasini, JiR Moto2’s Mike di Meglio and Italtrans’ Julian Simon. Anthony West and Alex de Angelis completed the top ten for QMMF Racing Team and NGM Mobile Forward Racing, respectively, as reigning Moto3 champion Sandro Cortese scored his first Moto2 points, in 13th place for Dynavolt Intact GP.

In 15th, the final point was collected by Tech 3 Racing’s Frenchman Louis Rossi, who had won the Moto3 race at Le Mans 12 months ago.

2013 Le Mans Moto2 Results:

12545Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex150.436’43.583
22036Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex150.3+1.090
31619Xavier SIMEONBELDesguaces La Torre MaptaqKalex150.3+1.234
41377Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter150.2+1.701
5115Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter150.2+1.859
61054Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up149.5+12.272
7963Mike DI MEGLIOFRAJiR Moto2Motobi149.5+12.378
8860Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex148.4+29.712
9795Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up148.3+30.479
10615Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up148.3+31.235
1154Randy KRUMMENACHERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter148.2+31.535
1243Simone CORSIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up148.2+31.675
13311Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex148.2+31.917
14223Marcel SCHROTTERGERDesguaces La Torre SAGKalex148.0+35.778
15196Louis ROSSIFRATech 3Tech 3147.4+45.045
1652Danny KENTGBRTech 3Tech 3147.3+45.151
1717Alberto MONCAYOSPAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up146.7+55.456
1872Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaMoriwaki146.4+59.886
197Doni Tata PRADITAINAFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter146.2+1’02.095
2040Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex146.0+1’06.414
2144Steven ODENDAALRSAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up143.3+1’48.007
2255Hafizh SYAHRINMALPetronas Raceline MalaysiaKalex141.51 Lap
2380Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex130.42 Laps
2497Rafid Topan SUCIPTOINAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up127.93 Laps
88Ricard CARDUSSPANGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up144.5+1’29.658
8Gino REAGBRGino Rea Race TeamFTR78.610 Laps
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24Toni ELIASSPABlusens AvintiaKalex132.83 Laps
18Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter149.35 Laps
30Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex148.816 Laps
12Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2 RacingSuter113.718 Laps
81Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter139.620 Laps
9Kyle SMITHGBRBlusens AvintiaKalex0 Lap
49Axel PONSSPATuenti HP 40Kalex0 Lap
14Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter0 Lap

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

1Scott REDDINGKalexGBR76
2Esteve RABATKalexSPA52
3Mika KALLIOKalexFIN47
4Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI47
6Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA38
7Xavier SIMEONKalexBEL35
8Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN29
9Johann ZARCOSuterFRA28
10Alex DE ANGELISSpeed UpRSM22
11Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS20
12Mattia PASINISpeed UpITA18
13Julian SIMONKalexSPA18
14Jordi TORRESSuterSPA16
15Simone CORSISpeed UpITA15
16Marcel SCHROTTERKalexGER15
17Mike DI MEGLIOMotobiFRA14
18Toni ELIASKalexSPA14
20Thomas LUTHISuterSWI5
21Sandro CORTESEKalexGER3
22Louis ROSSITech 3FRA1
23Ricard CARDUSSpeed UpSPA1