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2013 Le Mans Moto3 | Results

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:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 143.1 42’05.448
2 20 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 143.1 +1.264
3 16 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 143.0 +1.387
4 13 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 142.3 +14.593
5 11 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 141.0 +37.949
6 10 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 140.9 +40.295
7 9 5 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 140.7 +43.325
8 8 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 140.7 +43.537
9 7 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 140.6 +45.511
10 6 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 140.6 +45.674
11 5 17 John McPHEE GBR Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 140.3 +51.452
12 4 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 140.3 +51.592
13 3 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 139.9 +58.713
14 2 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 139.9 +58.970
15 1 65 Philipp OETTL GER Tec Interwetten Moto3 Racing Kalex KTM 138.8 +1’18.027
16 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 138.8 +1’18.384
17 3 Matteo FERRARI ITA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 138.5 +1’23.388
18 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 138.3 +1’27.726
19 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA Team Calvo KTM 138.3 +1’27.754
20 4 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 138.3 +1’27.860
21 53 Jasper IWEMA NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 138.3 +1’28.165
22 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 138.2 +1’30.631
23 89 Alan TECHER FRA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 138.2 +1’30.841
24 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 136.6 1 Lap
25 29 Hyuga WATANABE JPN La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 136.1 1 Lap
26 18 Christophe ARCIERO FRA ARC Suter 131.7 1 Lap
Not Classified
77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 137.8 4 Laps
63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 140.4 5 Laps
31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 140.4 5 Laps
95 Jules DANILO FRA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 137.4 11 Laps
23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 139.3 12 Laps
66 Florian ALT GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 133.2 18 Laps
44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 138.0 20 Laps

2013 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Maverick VIÑALES KTM SPA 90
3 Alex RINS KTM SPA 61
4 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM GER 53
5 Brad BINDER Suter Honda RSA 32
7 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM CZE 27
9 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda FRA 23
10 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra POR 20
11 Arthur SISSIS KTM AUS 19
12 Niklas AJO KTM FIN 18
13 Romano FENATI FTR Honda ITA 17
14 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra SPA 16
15 Jack MILLER FTR Honda AUS 14
16 Danny WEBB Suter Honda GBR 13
17 John McPHEE FTR Honda GBR 10
18 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda SPA 9
19 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM NED 5
20 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR Honda ITA 2
21 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM GER 1
22 Livio LOI Kalex KTM BEL 1

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