2013 Assen Moto2 | Dutch Grand Prix Results

Pol Espargaro leads Scott Redding at Assen Moto2

Pol Espargaro leads Scott Redding at Assen Moto2

2013 Assen TT Moto2 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Moto2 Championship results from the Dutch Grand Prix in Assen listed below

The 2013 Moto2 Championship headed to Dutch country this weekend for the Iveco Assen TT in the Netherlands.

And the battle came down to the pole man, Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro and the current Moto2 points leader, Marc VDS Racing’s Scott Redding.

The two went head-to-head, but crossing the finish line for was Esparagaro. Redding would take second, followed by Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert Suter). This was Aegerter’s second-ever podium finish, his first arriving in Valencia in 2011.

On a weekend full of dramas, the first retirement came before the race had even started as 2010 class champion Toni Elias crashed on the warm-up lap. As the lights went out, Redding quickly dispatched of Espargaro and his Tuenti HP 40 teammate Esteve Rabat to seize the lead.

The front battle hit fever pitch on the eighth tour. Espargaro had retaken the lead from Redding but, as the Englishman dived up the inside of the first corner, both men went wide and it was Aegerter who led the race to the delight of his team. As the front end pace increased, he would drop back into a battle with Rabat and Johann Zarco.

Espargaro handed the lead to Redding on the 20th tour, then following closely before mounting a strong challenge into Turn 1 at the start of the final lap. He would keep the top spot, defending at every one of Assen’s 18 corners. More last lap drama saw Rabat plummet from third to fifth, handing the final rostrum position to Aegerter on the Suter, while Redding’s teammate Mika Kallio finished fourth.

The aforementioned Zarco ended his day in sixth place for Came IodaRacing Project, with the rest of the top ten all crossing the line somewhat spaced out; positions seven to ten were filled by Desguaces La Torre Maptaq’s Xavier Simeon, Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing’s Tom Luthi, Aspar Team Moto2’s Jordi Torres and QMMF Racing Team’s Anthony West.

A total of four riders failed to make the finish. Following the pre-race demise of Elias, there were crashes for NGM Mobile Racing’s Simone Corsi, Blusens Avintia’s Kyle Smith and JiR Moto2’s Mike di Meglio.

2013 Assen Moto2 Results:

1 25 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 164.0 39’51.883
2 20 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 164.0 +0.117
3 16 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 163.8 +3.509
4 13 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 163.8 +3.656
5 11 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 163.7 +3.993
6 10 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 163.7 +4.073
7 9 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex 163.4 +9.095
8 8 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 163.2 +12.271
9 7 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 163.1 +13.745
10 6 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 162.9 +16.288
11 5 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 162.9 +16.312
12 4 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 162.9 +16.773
13 3 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 162.8 +17.247
14 2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Kalex 162.8 +17.980
15 1 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 162.5 +22.296
16 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 162.3 +25.825
17 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 162.2 +26.126
18 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 162.0 +29.943
19 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 161.8 +32.967
20 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 161.8 +33.066
21 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 161.8 +33.108
22 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 161.3 +40.301
23 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 161.0 +45.433
24 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 160.7 +48.616
25 8 Gino REA GBR Gino Rea Race Team FTR 160.7 +48.913
26 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 159.9 +1’00.853
27 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 158.3 +1’25.946
28 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 151.0 1 Lap
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63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA JiR Moto2 Motobi 163.4 5 Laps
9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 159.0 7 Laps
3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 161.3 18 Laps
Not Starting
24 Toni ELIAS SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 0 Lap

2013 Assen Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 134
2 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 104
3 Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 86
4 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 78
5 Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 77
6 Johann ZARCO Suter FRA 63
7 Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 58
8 Xavier SIMEON Kalex BEL 44
9 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 40
10 Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 36
11 Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 33
12 Simone CORSI Speed Up ITA 30
13 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up RSM 30
14 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 26
15 Julian SIMON Kalex SPA 24
16 Mattia PASINI Speed Up ITA 23
17 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex GER 21
18 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter SWI 20
19 Toni ELIAS Kalex SPA 19
20 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi FRA 18
21 Sandro CORTESE Kalex GER 6
22 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 FRA 4
23 Danny KENT Tech 3 GBR 3
24 Axel PONS Kalex SPA 2
25 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up SPA 1

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