2013 Sepang Moto2 | Results

Start of Sepang Moto2
Start of Sepang Moto2

2013 Malaysian Grand Prix Moto2 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Sepang Moto2 results from the Malaysian Grand Prix listed below.

Without a doubt, one manned dominated the Moto2 Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix – Esteve “Tito” Rabat.

The Tuenti HP 40 pilot led all three free practices, qualified on the pole, topped warm-up practice, and was untouchable in Sunday’s Moto2 race. Joining Espargaro on the Sepang Moto2 podium was his teammate Pol Espargaro and Interwetten Paddock Moto2’s Thomas Luthi, respectively.

As for the Moto2 Championship leader, Marc VDS Racing’s Scott Redding struggled all weekend, finishing seventh. This robbed him of his huge points advantage. With three rounds remaining, Redding’s 20-point lead over Espargaro was diminished to just nine. Following Sepang, Rabat is now 18 points behind, giving him a true shot at the 2013 Moto2 title.

The race began sloppy, though. Originally a 19-lap event, it was shortened to 12 laps following a crash on the opening lap. Involved in this crash were Axel Pons (Tuenti HP 40), Fadli Immammuddin (JIR Moto2) Ezequiel Iturrioz (Blusens Avintia), Zaqhwan Zaidi (Technomag carXpert) and Decha Kraisart (Singha Eneos Yamaha Tech 3). Thankfully, all riders escaped major injury.

Tuenti HP 40's Tito Rabat
Tuenti HP 40’s Tito Rabat

At the restart, Espargaro took advantage by clinching the lead, only for Rabat to slide back ahead and remain in front for the rest of the race. His third victory of the season moves him to within 28 points of the championship leader with a maximum of 75 still on offer across the final trio of Grand Prix. After overhauling Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing’s Luthi at the start of the penultimate tour, Espargaro clinched second place to reduce Redding’s championship lead yet further.

Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) lost another point when Johann Zarco (Came IodaRacing Project) slipstreamed his way into sixth place on the finish line, while fourth and fifth positions were filled by Redding’s teammate Mika Kallio and Technomag carXpert’s Dominique Aegerter, who at the restart appeared to have triggered an incident which took both Alex de Angelis (NGM Mobile Forward Racing) and Xavier Simeon (Maptaq SAG Zelos Team) out of the race.

Reigning Moto3 World Champion Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) fell at the final corner following a battle with Danny Kent (Tech3) who finished 12th, while Anthony West was 13th for QMMF Racing Team to pick up points in his 200th World Championship start. Three races remain in the 2013 season, starting with the Tissot Australian Grand Prix from Phillip Island next weekend.

2013 Sepang Moto2 Results:

12580Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex155.025’45.411
22040Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex154.9+1.563
31612Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2 RacingSuter154.7+2.910
41336Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex154.6+4.814
51177Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter154.3+7.352
6105Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter154.1+9.790
7945Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex154.1+9.840
8830Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex153.9+11.894
9781Jordi TORRESSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter153.8+12.302
10660Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex153.5+15.524
1153Simone CORSIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up153.4+16.190
12452Danny KENTGBRTech 3Tech 3152.5+25.191
13395Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up152.5+25.982
14288Ricard CARDUSSPANGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up152.5+26.040
15123Marcel SCHROTTERGERMaptaq SAG Zelos TeamKalex152.4+26.380
1655Hafizh SYAHRINMALPetronas Raceline MalaysiaKalex152.1+29.369
1796Louis ROSSIFRATech 3Tech 3152.1+30.154
188Gino REAGBRArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up151.5+35.653
1918Nicolas TEROLSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter151.5+35.723
2092Alex MARIÑELARENASPABlusens AvintiaKalex151.5+36.012
2144Steven ODENDAALRSAArgiñano & Gines RacingSpeed Up151.1+40.132
2225Azlan SHAHMALIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaMoriwaki151.1+40.457
237Doni Tata PRADITAINAFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter150.2+50.037
2410Thitipong WAROKORNTHAThai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2Suter149.8+54.131
2597Rafid Topan SUCIPTOINAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up149.8+54.451
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11Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex152.41 Lap
54Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up151.93 Laps
15Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up0 Lap
19Xavier SIMEONBELMaptaq SAG Zelos TeamKalex0 Lap
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49Axel PONSSPATuenti HP 40Kalex0 Lap
46Decha KRAISARTTHASingha Eneos Yamaha Tech3Tech30 Lap
62Fadli IMMAMMUDDININAJiR Moto2Motobi0 Lap
21Zaqhwan ZAIDIMALTechnomag carXpertSuter0 Lap
34Ezequiel ITURRIOZARGBlusens AvintiaKalex0 Lap

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

1Scott REDDINGKalexGBR224
3Esteve RABATKalexSPA196
4Mika KALLIOKalexFIN156
5Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN138
6Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI133
7Johann ZARCOSuterFRA123
8Thomas LUTHISuterSWI110
9Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA108
10Jordi TORRESSuterSPA90
11Simone CORSISpeed UpITA79
12Xavier SIMEONKalexBEL71
13Julian SIMONKalexSPA63
14Alex DE ANGELISSpeed UpRSM46
15Mattia PASINISpeed UpITA42
16Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS42
17Marcel SCHROTTERKalexGER29
18Toni ELIASKalexSPA21
20Mike DI MEGLIOMotobiFRA18
21Sandro CORTESEKalexGER13
22Danny KENTTech 3GBR12
23Louis ROSSITech 3FRA4
24Ricard CARDUSSpeed UpSPA3
25Axel PONSKalexSPA2