2013 Aragon Moto2 | Results

2013 Grand Prix of Aragon Moto2 Race Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Moto2 results from the Grand Prix of Aragon listed below

The 2013 Moto2 Championship headed to Spain this past weekend for the Grand Prix of Aragon. And after claiming his first-ever Moto2 pole Saturday, Aspar Team’s Nicol Terol absolutely dominated Sunday’s Moto2.

Terol took a flag-to-flag victory ahead of Tito Rabat and Pol Espargaro, the latter putting in an amazing battle for the final podium position with title-rival Scott Redding, who finished fourth from 13th on the grid.

As Terol enjoyed a clean start, arguably the best getaway came from Redding who just minutes into the race was already inside the top five. Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami was also lightning quick off the line, rising to second at Turn 2 before dropping down the field due to a mistake on the fourth lap; the Japanese rider, who had finished second at the previous four races, would fight back up to 11th spot.

At the front, Terol was untouchable and would enjoy career victory number 15 after taking the chequered flag 1.7 seconds in front of Rabat. Espargaro finally came out on top in the duel for the final podium slot, but only after a mesmerizing, fairing-to-fairing contest with Redding as the Spaniard and Englishman continued to swap positions over the second half of the race – at one point making contact as the championship leader overtook in a daring maneuverer at the final corner.

The final exchanging of places came on the penultimate tour, with Espargaro defending the line into Turn 16 while Redding’s teammate Mika Kallio kept a watching brief from fifth place, having performed a climb of ten places since the start of the race.

As Redding’s championship lead over Espargaro reduces to 20 points with four rounds remaining, Terol’s teammate Jordi Torres ensured Aspar bikes bookended the top six while reigning Moto3 World Champion Sandro Cortese finished tenth.

However, the Dynavolt Intact GP rider was involved in a last-lap incident on the exit of Turn 14 which caused the demise from proceedings of NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis, with Technomag carXpert rider Dominique Aegerter also becoming involved but continuing to finish 13th. In 15th, Alex Mariñelarena (Blusens Avintia) scored his maiden World Championship point in only his fifth Moto2™ race, achieving the feat at the same track on which he made his debut last year.

Other incidents included a second corner retirement for Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing’s Tom Luthi, who bounced across the gravel trap, while there was a similar scenario for Xavier Simeon whose race finished at the end of his first run down the back straight; thankfully, the Maptaq SAG Zelos Team rider was not collected by Argiñano & Gines Racing’s Steven Odendaal, who crashed in the same place.

2013 Aragon Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 158.9 40’15.232
2 20 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 158.8 +1.736
3 16 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 158.7 +3.530
4 13 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 158.6 +3.783
5 11 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 158.6 +4.049
6 10 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 158.1 +11.602
7 9 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 157.8 +16.298
8 8 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 157.7 +18.765
9 7 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 157.4 +22.266
10 6 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 157.3 +23.757
11 5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 157.3 +23.924
12 4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 157.3 +24.487
13 3 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 157.1 +28.011
14 2 92 Alex MARIÑELARENA SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 156.7 +33.120
15 1 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 156.1 +43.909
16 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 156.0 +44.230
17 8 Gino REA GBR Gino Rea Montaze Broz Racing FTR 156.0 +44.293
18 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 155.8 +47.587
19 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 155.8 +47.678
20 28 Roman RAMOS SPA JiR Moto2 Motobi 155.5 +52.153
21 17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 155.4 +53.848
22 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 153.5 +1’24.099
23 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 153.4 +1’26.887
24 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 152.7 +1’37.241
25 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 147.1 1 Lap
Not Classified
15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 157.5 1 Lap
95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 156.4 7 Laps
3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 156.6 14 Laps
25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 152.7 16 Laps
34 Ezequiel ITURRIOZ ARG Blusens Avintia Kalex 94.8 20 Laps
12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 0 Lap
19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 0 Lap
44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 0 Lap

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 215
2 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 195
3 Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 171
4 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 143
5 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 130
6 Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 122
7 Johann ZARCO Suter FRA 113
8 Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 108
9 Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 94
10 Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 83
11 Simone CORSI Speed Up ITA 74
12 Xavier SIMEON Kalex BEL 71
13 Julian SIMON Kalex SPA 57
14 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up RSM 46
15 Mattia PASINI Speed Up ITA 42
16 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 39
17 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex GER 28
18 Toni ELIAS Kalex SPA 21
19 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter SWI 20
20 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi FRA 18
21 Sandro CORTESE Kalex GER 13
22 Danny KENT Tech 3 GBR 8
23 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 FRA 4
24 Axel PONS Kalex SPA 2
26 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up SPA 1


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