2013 Sachsenring Moto3 | Results

KTM's Alex Rins leads Luis Salom and Maverick Vinales

KTM’s Alex Rins leads Luis Salom and Maverick Vinales

2013 Germany Grand Prix Moto3 Results

Following a dominating qualifying session, Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM’s Alex Rins carried the momentum into Sunday’s Moto3 race.

The pole-man battled intensely with many, but took Moto3 Championship leader Luis Salom on corner 12 of 13 on the final lap at Sachsenring. Rins would hold off a charge by Salom to take the win. Maverick Viñales, who also battled for the lead throughout, was third to ensure that the top three riders in the championship filled the podium places.

Rins led from pole, but after an entertaining battle with Vinales, elected to yield the lead to the Team Calvo rider. The order would continue to change between the duo, until Lap 24 when Viñales took the advantage after Rins ran wide, only for Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Salom – who had typically waited patiently in third position – to seize the advantage in an impressive double overtaking manoeuvre at Sachsen Kurve.

Following Salom’s move, Rins crucially passed Viñales into the final corner, which allowed him three laps to hunt down the lead. The margin was three tenths of a second at the start of the final lap, but Rins bravely dived up the inside of the penultimate corner to seal his second victory after Austin, Texas, as the leading trio crossed the line separated by only two and a half tenths of a second.

In fourth position, Mahindra Racing’s Miguel Oliveira overhauled Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Marquez in the closing stages, with the latter having made charge in the second half of the race.

Efren Vazquez was sixth on the second Mahindra, while Jack Miller was disappointed to finish seventh for Caretta Technology – RTG, having started fifth on the grid. The top eight was rounded out by equally disappointed home rider Jonas Folger (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3), who had been fourth on the grid.

Ongetta-Rivacold’s Alexis Masbou did not make the start following a problem in the Warm-Up, whereas four riders crashed out of the race. An early mistake by wildcard rider Kevin Hanus (Thomas Sabo GP Team) saw him collect Eric Granado (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3), whereas wildcard Luca Amato (Mahindra Spiel-Kiste) and Lorenzo Baldassarri (GO&FUN Gresini Moto3) made mistakes of their own.

2013 Sachsenring Moto3 Results:

1 25 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 150.2 39’34.735
2 20 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 150.2 +0.232
3 16 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 150.2 +0.248
4 13 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 149.9 +4.982
5 11 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 149.9 +5.201
6 10 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 149.9 +5.456
7 9 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 149.5 +10.659
8 8 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 149.2 +15.593
9 7 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 149.1 +18.406
10 6 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 149.0 +18.447
11 5 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 149.0 +18.562
12 4 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 148.9 +20.093
13 3 5 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 148.9 +20.151
14 2 53 Jasper IWEMA NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 148.9 +20.646
15 1 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 148.8 +22.797
16 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 148.7 +23.845
17 65 Philipp OETTL GER Tec Interwetten Moto3 Racing Kalex KTM 148.7 +24.485
18 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 147.9 +36.968
19 89 Alan TECHER FRA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 147.9 +37.073
20 3 Matteo FERRARI ITA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 147.9 +37.204
21 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 147.0 +51.410
22 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 147.0 +52.549
23 17 John MCPHEE GBR Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 146.9 +53.937
24 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA Team Calvo KTM 146.9 +54.241
25 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 146.8 +54.598
26 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 146.8 +54.751
27 29 Hyuga WATANABE JPN La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 146.8 +55.202
28 95 Jules DANILO FRA Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 145.2 +1’21.376
29 66 Florian ALT GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 145.0 +1’24.498
30 4 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 141.6 1 Lap
Not Classified
77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 148.8 19 Laps
21 Luca AMATO GER Mahindra Spiel-Kiste Mahindra 146.4 20 Laps
57 Eric GRANADO BRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 144.3 24 Laps
86 Kevin HANUS GER Thomas Sabo GP Team Honda 144.2 24 Laps
Not Starting
10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 0 Lap

2013 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Luis SALOM KTM SPA 172
2 Maverick VIÑALES KTM SPA 158
3 Alex RINS KTM SPA 142
4 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM GER 81
5 Alex MARQUEZ KTM SPA 70
6 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra POR 69
7 Jack MILLER FTR Honda AUS 47
8 Brad BINDER Suter Honda RSA 46
9 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda FRA 42
10 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra SPA 41
11 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM MAL 40
12 Arthur SISSIS KTM AUS 39
13 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM CZE 32
14 Niklas AJO KTM FIN 32
15 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda SPA 26
16 Romano FENATI FTR Honda ITA 23
17 Danny WEBB Suter Honda GBR 15
18 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda ITA 13
19 John MCPHEE FTR Honda GBR 10
20 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM NED 8
21 Eric GRANADO Kalex KTM BRA 7
22 Alan TECHER TSR Honda FRA 3
23 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR Honda ITA 2
24 Livio LOI Kalex KTM BEL 1
25 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM GER 1

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