2013 Catalunya Moto2 | Results

Interwetten Racing's Thomas Luthi

2013 Catalunya Grand Prix Moto2 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Moto2 results from Catalunya, Spain, listed below

The 2013 Moto2 Championship resumed Sunday with the Catalunya Grand Prix, a circuit that has been on the GP calendar since 1989.

And after earning the pole at the 2.937-mile circuit, Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro took the win. This was the Spaniard’s second of the 2013 Moto2 Championship, his first arriving at the season opener in Qatar.

But it wasn’t an easy win; Espargaro had to fend off teammate Esteve Rabat. Taking the final podium position was Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing’s Thomas Luthi, who took his first podium since Brno last season.

It was a race of high attrition in which 11 of the 34 starters failed to make the finish on another warm afternoon in Catalunya. On Saturday, Espargaro had taken pole position and was only headed this afternoon when he allowed Rabat through, only to retake the lead on Lap 17. Rabat mounted a strong attack on the final lap and would be less than one tenth of a second behind at the finish line.

Several riders ran into trouble, not least Blusens Avintia’s Toni Elias who was caught up in drama at the first corner. It was also a disappointing conclusion for Dynavolt Intact GP’s reigning Moto3™ World Champion Sandro Cortese, who pitted after going off at Turn 10, suffering from when Elias had collided with him, and Jordi Torres, who crashed his Aspar Team Moto2 bike out of the race in the middle of the first chicane on the 18th of the 23 laps.

Having demonstrated strong form in practice, Luthi was thrilled to claim his first podium finish of the season for Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing, despite being yet to fully recover from injuries sustained in a Valencia pre-season testing accident. Scott Redding maintains his championship lead courtesy of fourth place for Marc VDS Racing Team, with Takaaki Nakagami fifth for Italtrans Racing Team.

The top 10 was completed by Technomag carXpert’s Randy Krummenacher, Came IodaRacing Project’s Johann Zarco, Krummenacher’s teammate Dominique Aegerter, Marc VDS’ Mika Kallio and NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Simone Corsi.

2013 Catalunya Moto2 Results:

12540Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex157.941’17.307
22080Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex157.9+0.081
31612Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2 RacingSuter157.5+6.264
41345Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex157.4+9.061
51130Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex157.3+10.597
6104Randy KRUMMENACHERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter157.2+11.577
795Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter157.0+15.569
8877Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter156.2+28.280
9736Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex156.2+28.352
1063Simone CORSIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up156.1+28.461
11554Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up156.1+28.892
12463Mike DI MEGLIOFRAJiR Moto2Motobi156.0+31.215
13352Danny KENTGBRTech 3Tech 3156.0+31.318
14249Axel PONSSPATuenti HP 40Kalex155.9+31.757
15160Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex155.9+33.190
1618Nicolas TEROLSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter155.8+34.092
179Kyle SMITHGBRBlusens AvintiaKalex155.2+44.392
1855Hafizh SYAHRINMALPetronas Raceline MalaysiaKalex154.9+48.517
1927Dani RIVASSPATSR MotorsportsKalex154.9+48.563
2072Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaMoriwaki154.9+48.719
2117Alberto MONCAYOSPAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up154.6+53.765
227Doni Tata PRADITAINAFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter153.4+1’13.330
2388Ricard CARDUSSPANGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up152.9+1’21.740
Not Classified
14Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter154.81 Lap
95Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up154.05 Laps
81Jordi TORRESSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter156.56 Laps
23Marcel SCHROTTERGERDesguaces La Torre SAGKalex151.36 Laps
97Rafid Topan SUCIPTOINAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up151.814 Laps
11Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex148.116 Laps
15Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up145.716 Laps
19Xavier SIMEONBELDesguaces La Torre MaptaqKalex153.321 Laps
24Toni ELIASSPABlusens AvintiaKalex84.322 Laps
96Louis ROSSIFRATech 3Tech 30 Lap
44Steven ODENDAALRSAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up0 Lap

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

1Scott REDDINGKalexGBR114
3Esteve RABATKalexSPA75
4Mika KALLIOKalexFIN65
5Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI61
6Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA58
7Johann ZARCOSuterFRA53
8Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN40
9Xavier SIMEONKalexBEL35
10Simone CORSISpeed UpITA30
11Alex DE ANGELISSpeed UpRSM30
12Thomas LUTHISuterSWI28
13Jordi TORRESSuterSPA26
14Mattia PASINISpeed UpITA23
15Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS20
16Julian SIMONKalexSPA19
17Toni ELIASKalexSPA19
18Marcel SCHROTTERKalexGER19
19Mike DI MEGLIOMotobiFRA18
21Sandro CORTESEKalexGER5
22Danny KENTTech 3GBR3
23Axel PONSKalexSPA2
24Ricard CARDUSSpeed UpSPA1
25Louis ROSSITech 3FRA1