2013 Assen Moto2 | Dutch Grand Prix Results

Pol Espargaro leads Scott Redding at Assen Moto2
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:

12540Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex164.039’51.883
22045Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex164.0+0.117
31677Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter163.8+3.509
41336Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex163.8+3.656
51180Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex163.7+3.993
6105Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter163.7+4.073
7919Xavier SIMEONBELDesguaces La Torre MaptaqKalex163.4+9.095
8812Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2 RacingSuter163.2+12.271
9781Jordi TORRESSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter163.1+13.745
10695Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up162.9+16.288
11560Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex162.9+16.312
1244Randy KRUMMENACHERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter162.9+16.773
13396Louis ROSSIFRATech 3Tech 3162.8+17.247
14223Marcel SCHROTTERGERDesguaces La Torre SAGKalex162.8+17.980
15111Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex162.5+22.296
1615Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up162.3+25.825
1788Ricard CARDUSSPANGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up162.2+26.126
1818Nicolas TEROLSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter162.0+29.943
1954Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up161.8+32.967
2052Danny KENTGBRTech 3Tech 3161.8+33.066
2114Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter161.8+33.108
2249Axel PONSSPATuenti HP 40Kalex161.3+40.301
2344Steven ODENDAALRSAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up161.0+45.433
2417Alberto MONCAYOSPAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up160.7+48.616
258Gino REAGBRGino Rea Race TeamFTR160.7+48.913
2672Yuki TAKAHASHIJPNIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaMoriwaki159.9+1’00.853
277Doni Tata PRADITAINAFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter158.3+1’25.946
2897Rafid Topan SUCIPTOINAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up151.01 Lap
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63Mike DI MEGLIOFRAJiR Moto2Motobi163.45 Laps
9Kyle SMITHGBRBlusens AvintiaKalex159.07 Laps
3Simone CORSIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up161.318 Laps
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24Toni ELIASSPABlusens AvintiaKalex0 Lap

2013 Assen Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

1Scott REDDINGKalexGBR134
3Esteve RABATKalexSPA86
4Mika KALLIOKalexFIN78
5Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI77
6Johann ZARCOSuterFRA63
7Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA58
8Xavier SIMEONKalexBEL44
9Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN40
10Thomas LUTHISuterSWI36
11Jordi TORRESSuterSPA33
12Simone CORSISpeed UpITA30
13Alex DE ANGELISSpeed UpRSM30
14Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS26
15Julian SIMONKalexSPA24
16Mattia PASINISpeed UpITA23
17Marcel SCHROTTERKalexGER21
19Toni ELIASKalexSPA19
20Mike DI MEGLIOMotobiFRA18
21Sandro CORTESEKalexGER6
22Louis ROSSITech 3FRA4
23Danny KENTTech 3GBR3
24Axel PONSKalexSPA2
25Ricard CARDUSSpeed UpSPA1