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2013 Brno Moto2 | Results

Mark VDS Racing's Mika Kallio
Mark VDS Racing’s Mika Kallio
2013 Czech Republic Grand Prix Moto2 Results

Following some tight battles in the bwin Grand Prix of the Czech Republic at Brno, Mark VDS Racing Team's Mika Kallio took his first-ever win in the Moto2 class.

The Finn shared the podium with Takaaki Nakagami and Tom Luthi, as championship leader Scott Redding limited the points-loss by finishing four places behind Pol Espargaro.

Before the start of the 20-lap encounter at Brno the worry was a threat of rain, but the race would eventually not be affected by any showers. Kallio started fourth for the Marc VDS Racing Team, as the grid was headed up by Nakagami (Italtrans Racing Team). As the former moved up to second at the start, all were away cleanly with the exception of Nakagami’s teammate Julian Simon who crashed at the first corner.

The race would prove to be one of two major focal points. The first was a titanic contest for the lead, which was shared over the distance by Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing’s Tom Luthi and Aspar Team Moto2’s Nico Terol, as well as Nakagami and Kallio. The top spot first became Kallio’s on the fourth lap, but perhaps the most crucial moment of all was when he extended the lead to half a second as the chasing group fought furiously on the final tour. This would prove to be Kallio’s first victory since he won the 250 race at Donington Park five years ago.

The other obvious battle of the day was that of the title pretenders, as Espargaro (Tuenti HP 40) and Redding (Kallio’s teammate at Marc VDS Racing Team) duelled with each other on-track, somewhat surprisingly as the Spaniard had started on the front row whereas the Englishman – who was yet to score at Brno in Moto2 – was coming from 13th on the grid after struggling in qualifying. Redding grabbed fifth place from his rival on Lap 9 but, having escaped a tap from Espargaro, would soon feel the wrath of others and ultimately sank to eighth whereas his chief opponent forcefully took fourth from Came IodaRacing Project’s Johann Zarco on the last lap.

As Kallio beat Nakagami to a first Moto2 win and Luthi picked up his second rostrum placing of the season, Espargaro and Zarco completed the top five from Terol, Indianapolis winner Tito Rabat (Tuenti HP 40) and Redding. Eight riders failed to finish, including reigning Moto3 World Champion Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) who – after starting fifth on the grid – suffered a crash at Turn 1 and will now require surgery to attend to a fractured right ulna.

With five laps to go, there was a three-way collision at Turn 3 triggered by the out-of-control Mike di Meglio (JiR Moto2), who was collected by Alberto Moncayo (Argiñano & Gines Racing) as Marcel Schrotter (Maptaq SAG Zelos Team) also crashed out of proceedings. It was later confirmed that di Meglio had sustained a fractured sacrum in the lower back.

Sunday’s result sees Espargaro close in on championship leader Redding by five points, bringing the leading gap down to 21 with seven races remaining in the 2013 season; winner Kallio jumps up one championship position, to fourth overall.

2013 Brno Moto2 Results:

Pos.

Points

Num.

Rider

Nation

Team

Bike

Km/h

Time/Gap

1

25

36

Mika KALLIO

FIN

Marc VDS Racing Team

Kalex

157.3

41'11.785

2

20

30

Takaaki NAKAGAMI

JPN

Italtrans Racing Team

Kalex

157.3

+0.590

3

16

12

Thomas LUTHI

SWI

Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing

Suter

157.3

+0.799

4

13

40

Pol ESPARGARO

SPA

Tuenti HP 40

Kalex

157.3

+0.965

5

11

5

Johann ZARCO

FRA

Came Iodaracing Project

Suter

157.3

+1.100

6

10

18

Nicolas TEROL

SPA

Aspar Team Moto2

Suter

157.2

+1.539

7

9

80

Esteve RABAT

SPA

Tuenti HP 40

Kalex

157.2

+2.496

8

8

45

Scott REDDING

GBR

Marc VDS Racing Team

Kalex

157.0

+4.490

9

7

3

Simone CORSI

ITA

NGM Mobile Racing

Speed Up

157.0

+5.777

10

6

81

Jordi TORRES

SPA

Aspar Team Moto2

Suter

157.0

+5.796

11

5

19

Xavier SIMEON

BEL

Maptaq SAG Zelos Team

Kalex

156.8

+8.641

12

4

52

Danny KENT

GBR

Tech 3

Tech 3

156.5

+12.425

13

3

77

Dominique AEGERTER

SWI

Technomag carXpert

Suter

156.5

+12.490

14

2

54

Mattia PASINI

ITA

NGM Mobile Racing

Speed Up

156.2

+18.597

15

1

24

Toni ELIAS

SPA

Blusens Avintia

Kalex

155.8

+24.427

16

 

4

Randy KRUMMENACHER

SWI

Technomag carXpert

Suter

155.8

+24.497

17

 

95

Anthony WEST

AUS

QMMF Racing Team

Speed Up

155.8

+24.867

18

 

72

Yuki TAKAHASHI

JPN

IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia

Moriwaki

155.5

+29.530

19

 

88

Ricard CARDUS

SPA

NGM Mobile Forward Racing

Speed Up

155.5

+29.619

20

 

96

Louis ROSSI

FRA

Tech 3

Tech 3

155.1

+35.853

21

 

49

Axel PONS

SPA

Tuenti HP 40

Kalex

154.9

+39.607

22

 

27

Dani RIVAS

SPA

Blusens Avintia

Kalex

154.3

+49.056

23

 

99

Lucas MAHIAS

FRA

Promoto Sport

Transfiormers

154.1

+52.616

24

 

7

Doni Tata PRADITA

INA

Federal Oil Gresini Moto2

Suter

153.7

+59.011

25

 

10

Thitipong WAROKORN

THA

Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2

Suter

151.5

+1'35.752

26

 

97

Rafid Topan SUCIPTO

INA

QMMF Racing Team

Speed Up

151.4

+1'36.434

Not Classified

 

 

11

Sandro CORTESE

GER

Dynavolt Intact GP

Kalex

156.9

2 Laps

 

 

63

Mike DI MEGLIO

FRA

JiR Moto2

Motobi

155.6

5 Laps

 

 

23

Marcel SCHROTTER

GER

Maptaq SAG Zelos Team

Kalex

155.6

5 Laps

 

 

17

Alberto MONCAYO

SPA

Argiñano & Gines Racing

Speed Up

155.6

5 Laps

 

 

15

Alex DE ANGELIS

RSM

NGM Mobile Forward Racing

Speed Up

155.6

6 Laps

 

 

44

Steven ODENDAAL

RSA

Argiñano & Gines Racing

Speed Up

155.0

8 Laps

 

 

8

Gino REA

GBR

Gino Rea Montaze Broz Racing

FTR

153.4

14 Laps

 

 

60

Julian SIMON

SPA

Italtrans Racing Team

Kalex

139.4

16 Laps

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos.

Rider

Bike

Nation

Points

1

Scott REDDING

Kalex

GBR

167

2

Pol ESPARGARO

Kalex

SPA

146

3

Esteve RABAT

Kalex

SPA

122

4

Mika KALLIO

Kalex

FIN

115

5

Dominique AEGERTER

Suter

SWI

97

6

Johann ZARCO

Suter

FRA

86

7

Takaaki NAKAGAMI

Kalex

JPN

85

8

Nicolas TEROL

Suter

SPA

72

9

Jordi TORRES

Suter

SPA

70

10

Simone CORSI

Speed Up

ITA

67

11

Thomas LUTHI

Suter

SWI

65

12

Xavier SIMEON

Kalex

BEL

63

13

Alex DE ANGELIS

Speed Up

RSM

43

14

Julian SIMON

Kalex

SPA

42

15

Anthony WEST

Speed Up

AUS

34

16

Mattia PASINI

Speed Up

ITA

25

17

Marcel SCHROTTER

Kalex

GER

22

18

Randy KRUMMENACHER

Suter

SWI

20

19

Toni ELIAS

Kalex

SPA

20

20

Mike DI MEGLIO

Motobi

FRA

18

21

Danny KENT

Tech 3

GBR

7

22

Sandro CORTESE

Kalex

GER

7

23

Louis ROSSI

Tech 3

FRA

4

24

Axel PONS

Kalex

SPA

2

25

Ricard CARDUS

Speed Up

SPA

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