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:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 155.0 25’45.411
2 20 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 154.9 +1.563
3 16 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 154.7 +2.910
4 13 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 154.6 +4.814
5 11 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 154.3 +7.352
6 10 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 154.1 +9.790
7 9 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 154.1 +9.840
8 8 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 153.9 +11.894
9 7 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 153.8 +12.302
10 6 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 153.5 +15.524
11 5 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 153.4 +16.190
12 4 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 152.5 +25.191
13 3 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 152.5 +25.982
14 2 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 152.5 +26.040
15 1 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 152.4 +26.380
16 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 152.1 +29.369
17 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 152.1 +30.154
18 8 Gino REA GBR Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 151.5 +35.653
19 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 151.5 +35.723
20 92 Alex MARIÑELARENA SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 151.5 +36.012
21 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 151.1 +40.132
22 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 151.1 +40.457
23 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 150.2 +50.037
24 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 149.8 +54.131
25 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 149.8 +54.451
Not Classified
11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 152.4 1 Lap
54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 151.9 3 Laps
15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 0 Lap
19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 0 Lap
Not Starting
49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 0 Lap
46 Decha KRAISART THA Singha Eneos Yamaha Tech3 Tech3 0 Lap
62 Fadli IMMAMMUDDIN INA JiR Moto2 Motobi 0 Lap
21 Zaqhwan ZAIDI MAL Technomag carXpert Suter 0 Lap
34 Ezequiel ITURRIOZ ARG Blusens Avintia Kalex 0 Lap

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 224
2 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 215
3 Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 196
4 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 156
5 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 138
6 Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 133
7 Johann ZARCO Suter FRA 123
8 Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 110
9 Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 108
10 Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 90
11 Simone CORSI Speed Up ITA 79
12 Xavier SIMEON Kalex BEL 71
13 Julian SIMON Kalex SPA 63
14 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up RSM 46
15 Mattia PASINI Speed Up ITA 42
16 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 42
17 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex GER 29
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 12
23 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 FRA 4
24 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up SPA 3
25 Axel PONS Kalex SPA 2
26 Alex MARIÑELARENA Kalex SPA 2

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