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2013 Catalunya Moto2 | Results

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:

1 25 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 157.9 41’17.307
2 20 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 157.9 +0.081
3 16 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 157.5 +6.264
4 13 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 157.4 +9.061
5 11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 157.3 +10.597
6 10 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 157.2 +11.577
7 9 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 157.0 +15.569
8 8 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 156.2 +28.280
9 7 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 156.2 +28.352
10 6 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 156.1 +28.461
11 5 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 156.1 +28.892
12 4 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA JiR Moto2 Motobi 156.0 +31.215
13 3 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 156.0 +31.318
14 2 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 155.9 +31.757
15 1 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 155.9 +33.190
16 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 155.8 +34.092
17 9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 155.2 +44.392
18 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 154.9 +48.517
19 27 Dani RIVAS SPA TSR Motorsports Kalex 154.9 +48.563
20 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 154.9 +48.719
21 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 154.6 +53.765
22 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 153.4 +1’13.330
23 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 152.9 +1’21.740
Not Classified
14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 154.8 1 Lap
95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 154.0 5 Laps
81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 156.5 6 Laps
23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Kalex 151.3 6 Laps
97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 151.8 14 Laps
11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 148.1 16 Laps
15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 145.7 16 Laps
19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex 153.3 21 Laps
24 Toni ELIAS SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 84.3 22 Laps
96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 0 Lap
44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 0 Lap

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 114
2 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 79
3 Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 75
4 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 65
5 Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 61
6 Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 58
7 Johann ZARCO Suter FRA 53
8 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 40
9 Xavier SIMEON Kalex BEL 35
10 Simone CORSI Speed Up ITA 30
11 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up RSM 30
12 Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 28
13 Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 26
14 Mattia PASINI Speed Up ITA 23
15 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 20
16 Julian SIMON Kalex SPA 19
17 Toni ELIAS Kalex SPA 19
18 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex GER 19
19 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi FRA 18
20 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter SWI 16
21 Sandro CORTESE Kalex GER 5
22 Danny KENT Tech 3 GBR 3
23 Axel PONS Kalex SPA 2
24 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up SPA 1
25 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 FRA 1

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