2013 Brno Moto3 | Results

Red Bull KTM's Luis Salom at Brno Moto3

Red Bull KTM’s Luis Salom at Brno Moto3

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In jeopardy of losing his lead in the Moto3 championship, Luis Salom has returned to winning ways, picking up his fifth victory of 2013 in Sunday’s bwin Grand Prix České republiky.

Having grabbed the lead on the final lap, the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider was able to open up a small cushion as four rivals squabbled over second place behind him.

Spots of rain were deposited on Brno as the red lights went out, with Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Rins leading from his third consecutive pole position. Maverick Viñales (Team Calvo) was first to steal the top spot before Salom went through at Turn 3; such battles would continue until the 19th and final lap, with Rins’ teammate Alex Marquez and Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger also very much in the mix.

Heading into the final tour, the pair of Estrella Galicia 0,0 riders were running first and second and on course for a repeat of last weekend’s Indianapolis result.

However, having already established a reputation for judging the late stages of races, Salom overhauled the duo at the first and third corners, respectively.

It was at this point that Marquez and Rins appeared to begin hurting one another’s races, with Viñales sweeping around the outside of Turn 4 before Folger strode ahead of the dicing duo to snatch the final rostrum placing at the penultimate corner of the race.

Salom – impressively recording the fastest lap on the last lap, despite a fractured heel – collected his fifth victory of the campaign and his first since Assen, crossing the finish line half a second ahead of Viñales to ensure that the latter remains second in the standings despite being the only rider to have finished on the podium at every one of the first ten events in 2013. Folger’s podium finish was his second of the campaign.

Five riders failed to finish. Avant Tecno’s Niklas Ajo was out on the opening lap, with Ongetta-Centre Seta’s Isaac Viñales and CIP Moto3’s Juanfran Guevara soon joining the Finn on the sidelines. The final two retirements were Brad Binder (Ambrogio Racing) and Lorenzo Baldassarri (GO&FUN Gresini Moto3), with Binder forced to crash trying to avoid Baldassarri’s bike after the Italian highsided.

Salom now heads back to his native Palma in Mallorca to undergo surgery on his fractured heel before contesting the Hertz British Grand Prix at Silverstone next weekend, into which he heads with a 14-point lead over Viñales with seven races to go.

2013 Brno Moto3 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 150.3 40’58.770
2 20 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 150.2 +0.507
3 16 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 150.2 +1.015
4 13 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 150.2 +1.081
5 11 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 150.2 +1.240
6 10 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 150.0 +4.787
7 9 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 149.2 +17.638
8 8 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 149.0 +21.380
9 7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 149.0 +21.404
10 6 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 149.0 +21.516
11 5 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 148.9 +21.779
12 4 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 148.9 +22.654
13 3 17 John MCPHEE GBR Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 148.8 +24.037
14 2 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 148.4 +31.044
15 1 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 147.9 +39.198
16 53 Jasper IWEMA NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 147.9 +39.267
17 65 Philipp OETTL GER Tec Interwetten Moto3 Racing Kalex KTM 147.9 +39.541
18 5 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 147.9 +39.620
19 89 Alan TECHER FRA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 147.9 +39.795
20 3 Matteo FERRARI ITA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 147.9 +39.890
21 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 147.9 +39.947
22 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 147.8 +40.111
23 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA Team Calvo KTM 147.5 +45.275
24 95 Jules DANILO FRA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 147.5 +45.436
25 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 147.5 +45.631
26 16 Andrea MIGNO ITA GMT Racing FTR 147.3 +48.727
27 66 Florian ALT GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 147.3 +49.315
28 4 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 147.3 +49.348
29 29 Hyuga WATANABE JPN La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 146.3 +1’06.151
30 21 Luca AMATO GER Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 145.1 +1’27.089
Not Classified
77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 147.6 7 Laps
41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 147.6 7 Laps
58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 143.5 7 Laps
32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 0 Lap
31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 0 Lap

2013 Moto3 Point Standings:
Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Luis SALOM KTM SPA 208
2 Maverick VIÑALES KTM SPA 194
3 Alex RINS KTM SPA 180
4 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM GER 110
5 Alex MARQUEZ KTM SPA 101
6 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra POR 84
7 Jack MILLER FTR Honda AUS 56
8 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda FRA 56
9 Arthur SISSIS KTM AUS 51
10 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM MAL 50
11 Brad BINDER Suter Honda RSA 46
12 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM CZE 46
13 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra SPA 46
14 Niklas AJO KTM FIN 37
15 Romano FENATI FTR Honda ITA 30
16 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda SPA 26
17 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda ITA 19
18 Danny WEBB Suter Honda GBR 15
19 John MCPHEE FTR Honda GBR 13
20 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM NED 8
21 Eric GRANADO Kalex KTM BRA 7
22 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR Honda ITA 6
23 Alan TECHER TSR Honda FRA 6
24 Livio LOI Kalex KTM BEL 3
25 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM GER 1
26 Matteo FERRARI FTR Honda ITA 1

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