2013 Le Mans Moto3 | Results

Team Calvo's Maverick Vinales
Team Calvo's Maverick Vinales
Team Calvo’s Maverick Vinales

2013 French Grand Prix Moto3 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Moto3 results from Bugatti Le Mans Circuit listed below

Following his win at Sunday’s Moto3 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France in Le Mans from pole position, Maverick Vinales became the only rider to win two Moto2 races so far this season.

The well-judged ride saw the Team Calvo rider head up an all-Spanish podium from previous race winners Alex Rins and Luis Salom.

Rain had been forecast for the race, but ultimately no drops fell over the course of the 24 laps. Vinales enjoyed a clean start this afternoon, but it was Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger who – from a front row start – swept into the lead under braking for Turn 3.

It took Vinales two attempts to make the move stick, but he eventually edged back past Folger on the ninth lap. The German would soon drop to fourth place, behind Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Rins and Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Salom, as he overshot the Chemin aux Boeufs chicane.

Rins’ teammate Alex Marquez finished inside the top five for the first time since Qatar, having overtaken front row starter Miguel Oliveira who lost control of his Mahindra Racing bike and crashed at the start of Lap 4.

If any lap was a winning one for Vinales, it was the penultimate, as he delivered a scorching fastest lap of the race to extend the leading advantage to just under one second.

There were several touches between bikes and no less than seven riders failed to make the finish. Kiefer Racing’s Florian Alt fell just seconds after Oliveira had departed the race while GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 duo Niccolo Antonelli and Lorenzo Baldassarri, plus Marc VDS Racing Team’s wildcard Jules Danilo, made unforced errors.

The biggest moment came on Lap 21, as Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Zulfahmi Khairuddin highsided at Chemin aux Boeufs while running seventh, landing across the bows of Avant Tecno’s Niklas Ajo and duly removing both men from the action.

The Khairuddin-Ajo incident very much shook up the running order. Jakub Kornfeil was sixth for Redox RW Racing GP as San Carlo Team Italia’s Romano Fenati and Ambrogio Racing’s Brad Binder were promoted to seventh and eighth places. In 15th, German Philipp Oettl fended off fellow rookie, Marc VDS’ Livio Loi, to score his first ever point for Tec Interwetten Moto3 Racing.

2013 Le Mans Moto3 Results:

12525Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM143.142’05.448
22042Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM143.1+1.264
31639Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM143.0+1.387
41394Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM142.3+14.593
51112Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM141.0+37.949
61084Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox RW Racing GPKalex KTM140.9+40.295
795Romano FENATIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda140.7+43.325
8841Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingSuter Honda140.7+43.537
9710Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldFTR Honda140.6+45.511
10632Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda140.6+45.674
11517John McPHEEGBRCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda140.3+51.452
1248Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda140.3+51.592
13361Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM139.9+58.713
14219Alessandro TONUCCIITALa Fonte TascaracingFTR Honda139.9+58.970
15165Philipp OETTLGERTec Interwetten Moto3 RacingKalex KTM138.8+1’18.027
1611Livio LOIBELMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM138.8+1’18.384
173Matteo FERRARIITAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda138.5+1’23.388
189Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM138.3+1’27.726
1922Ana CARRASCOSPATeam CalvoKTM138.3+1’27.754
204Francesco BAGNAIAITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda138.3+1’27.860
2153Jasper IWEMANEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM138.3+1’28.165
2258Juanfran GUEVARASPACIP Moto3TSR Honda138.2+1’30.631
2389Alan TECHERFRACIP Moto3TSR Honda138.2+1’30.841
2457Eric GRANADOBRAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM136.61 Lap
2529Hyuga WATANABEJPNLa Fonte TascaracingFTR Honda136.11 Lap
2618Christophe ARCIEROFRAARCSuter131.71 Lap
Not Classified
77Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda137.84 Laps
63Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALRed Bull KTM AjoKTM140.45 Laps
31Niklas AJOFINAvant TecnoKTM140.45 Laps
95Jules DANILOFRAMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM137.411 Laps
23Niccolò ANTONELLIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda139.312 Laps
66Florian ALTGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM133.218 Laps
44Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra138.020 Laps

2013 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

5Brad BINDERSuter HondaRSA32
9Alexis MASBOUFTR HondaFRA23
10Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR20
12Niklas AJOKTMFIN18
13Romano FENATIFTR HondaITA17
14Efren VAZQUEZMahindraSPA16
16Danny WEBBSuter HondaGBR13
17John McPHEEFTR HondaGBR10
19Jasper IWEMAKalex KTMNED5
20Alessandro TONUCCIFTR HondaITA2
21Philipp OETTLKalex KTMGER1
22Livio LOIKalex KTMBEL1