2013 Assen TT Moto3 | Dutch Grand Prix Results

Red Bull KTM Ajo's Luis Salom leads the Assen Moto3 field
Red Bull KTM Ajo's Luis Salom leads the Assen Moto3 field
Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Luis Salom leads the Assen Moto3 field

2013 Assen Moto3 Results

Spoiler Alert: Moto3 Championship results from the Assen TT circuit in the Netherlands listed below

After a hard-fought battle at Saturday’s Iveco TT Assen Moto3 race, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Luis Salom took the win. This helped him increase his Moto3 points lead by 10 points ahead of Maverick Vinales.

During the final moments of the race, Vinales looked like he would take home the win. But he lost the first position to Salom, and had to settle for second. Taking the final podium position was the Moto3 pilot who led most of the 22-lap race, Alex Rins.

On Friday, Miguel Oliveira became the first-ever Portuguese rider to clinch pole position in any class. He also earned the first Moto3 pole for Mahindra Racing. He would finish the race fourth and involved in a titanic five-rider battle for the lead, with Salom picking up his third consecutive win and fourth of 2013.

Salom started fourth, having lost provisional pole position after running off-track in qualifying. He took second in the early stages of the race before dropping back to fourth position and holding station. His late-race attack – fast becoming a typical strategy of the Mallorcan – would begin in earnest three laps from home, pulling an impressive move on Rins for second.

It looked as though Viñales had the race won thanks to the fight taking place behind, but the Team Calvo rider’s wide line on the exit of Ramshoek was just the invitation Salom needed on the last lap. They would cross the finish line just a tenth of a second apart, with Alex Marquez dropping to fifth as Estrella Galicia 0,0 teammate Rins completed the podium.

Rins headed the field for the majority of the race and by Lap 10 had pulled out a lead of 1.3 seconds, but this was quickly decreased as Salom in particular upped the pace of the chasing group. 19 seconds behind the top five, Jonas Folger was sixth for Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3, with Caretta Technology – RTG’s Jack Miller a further eight seconds in arrears.

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Arthur Sissis, Ongetta-Rivacold’s Alexis Masbou and Avant Tecno’s Niklas Ajo rounded out the top ten, while both CIP Moto3’s Juanfran Guevara and Ambrogio Racing’s Danny Webb were injured in crashes; the Spaniard was taken to Assen hospital for a CT scan following a first-corner accident, whereas the Englishman fractured his right wrist and was attended to in the Clinica Mobile.

Salom’s feat marks only the second time a rider has won three consecutive races in the Moto3 class.

2013 Assen Moto3 Results:

12539Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM156.338’20.086
22025Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM156.3+0.122
31642Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM156.3+0.282
41344Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra156.3+0.378
51112Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM156.3+0.416
61094Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM155.0+19.646
798Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda154.5+27.688
8861Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM154.5+27.811
9710Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldFTR Honda154.0+34.797
10631Niklas AJOFINAvant TecnoKTM154.0+34.823
11532Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda154.0+35.130
1247Efren VAZQUEZSPAMahindra RacingMahindra154.0+35.361
13323Niccolò ANTONELLIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda154.0+35.523
1425Romano FENATIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda154.0+35.628
15141Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingSuter Honda153.9+35.886
1684Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox RW Racing GPKalex KTM153.9+35.948
1763Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALRed Bull KTM AjoKTM153.9+36.169
1889Alan TECHERFRACIP Moto3TSR Honda153.9+36.486
1951Bryan SCHOUTENNEDDutch Racing TeamFTR Honda153.9+36.632
2077Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda153.9+36.747
2117John McPHEEGBRCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda153.8+38.583
2265Philipp OETTLGERTec Interwetten Moto3 RacingKalex KTM153.0+50.764
2311Livio LOIBELMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM153.0+50.843
249Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM153.0+50.963
2519Alessandro TONUCCIITALa Fonte TascaracingFTR Honda152.9+51.168
264Francesco BAGNAIAITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda152.9+51.285
273Matteo FERRARIITAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda152.9+51.748
2857Eric GRANADOBRAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM152.4+58.945
2922Ana CARRASCOSPATeam CalvoKTM151.7+1’10.891
3066Florian ALTGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM150.0+1’37.593
3129Hyuga WATANABEJPNLa Fonte TascaracingFTR Honda150.0+1’37.767
Not Classified
53Jasper IWEMANEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM153.14 Laps
71Thomas VAN LEEUWENNEDRacing Team Van LeeuwenBakker Honda148.45 Laps
99Danny WEBBGBRAmbrogio RacingSuter Honda153.213 Laps
58Juanfran GUEVARASPACIP Moto3TSR Honda0 Lap

2013 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

6Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR56
7Alexis MASBOUFTR HondaFRA42
9Brad BINDERSuter HondaRSA39
12Niklas AJOKTMFIN32
13Efren VAZQUEZMahindraSPA31
16Romano FENATIFTR HondaITA20
17Danny WEBBSuter HondaGBR15
19John McPHEEFTR HondaGBR10
21Jasper IWEMAKalex KTMNED6
23Alessandro TONUCCIFTR HondaITA2
24Livio LOIKalex KTMBEL1
25Philipp OETTLKalex KTMGER1