2013 Sepang Moto3 | Results

2013 Sepang Moto3 | Results2013 Malaysian Grand Prix Moto3 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Moto3 results from Sepang International Circuit listed below

Luis Salom has extended his Moto3 championship lead by coming out on top of a multiple-rider battle in Malaysia.

The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider beat Alex Rins by just 69 thousands of a second, with Miguel Oliveira completing the podium.

After 18 circulations of the Sepang International Circuit, the lead had changed almost by the lap, with a dramatic race always a prospect after a shaking up of the usual order in Saturday’s qualifying session.

Salom started from pole position, with Ongetta-Rivacold’s Alexis Masbou and GO&FUN Gresini Moto3’s Niccolo Antonelli sharing the front row. Masbou would take the lead as the race began, but by the time the final lap arrived the Frenchman had fallen to seventh while a six-rider group battled for the positions at the sharp end of the race.

Leading into the final lap, Salom would lose his advantage to Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Rins but had critically retaken the advantage as the pack headed down the back straight for the final time. Rins attacked at the final corner, but was narrowly deprived of a hat-trick of consecutive victories. In third place, Miguel Oliveira and Mahindra Racing collected their first podium finish of the 2013 campaign, while the top five was completed by Rins’ teammate Alex Marquez and Team Calvo’s Maverick Viñales (both of whom had taken turns in the lead), with Jack Miller sixth for Caretta Technology – RTG, but only one second behind the winner.

The aforementioned Masbou ended his day in seventh spot, ahead of Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger who had topped the Warm-Up session, while Team Calvo’s Ana Carrasco was delighted to score her first World Championship point courtesy of 15th position.

However, there was immense disappointment for Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Zulfahmi Khairuddin, unable to race in his home Grand Prix and in which he finished a close second last year, as he suffered pain from the wrist injury he sustained last time out in Aragón. Eight riders failed to finish, including front row starter Antonelli and CIP Moto3’s Alan Techer who was taken to the Medical Centre after suffering a fracture to his left kneecap.

Salom’s victory raises his points total to 284 with three races remaining, leading Rins by 14 points with a maximum of 75 still on off. Viñales sites third on 258 points, 26 in arrears of Salom ahead of next weekend’s Tissot Australian Grand Prix.

2013 Sepang Moto3 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 147.1 40’42.441
2 20 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 147.1 +0.069
3 16 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 147.1 +0.408
4 13 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 147.1 +0.782
5 11 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 147.1 +1.055
6 10 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 147.1 +1.077
7 9 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 146.8 +5.016
8 8 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 146.8 +6.277
9 7 5 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 146.7 +6.952
10 6 65 Philipp OETTL GER Tec Interwetten Moto3 Racing Kalex KTM 146.5 +10.962
11 5 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 146.5 +11.096
12 4 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 145.9 +21.012
13 3 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 145.4 +29.443
14 2 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 145.3 +31.541
15 1 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA Team Calvo KTM 145.3 +31.579
16 4 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 145.3 +31.695
17 17 John MCPHEE GBR Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 145.2 +32.058
18 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 145.2 +32.469
19 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 145.1 +34.809
20 21 Luca AMATO GER Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 145.0 +35.240
21 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 145.0 +35.572
22 29 Hyuga WATANABE JPN La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 144.9 +37.079
23 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 144.7 +41.482
24 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 143.6 +1’01.040
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23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 146.1 11 Laps
3 Matteo FERRARI ITA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 141.9 11 Laps
7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 138.5 11 Laps
9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 144.0 13 Laps
79 Aizat MALIK MAL Touchline-SIC-AJO KTM 141.6 15 Laps
80 Hafiq AZMI MAL Touchline-SIC-AJO KTM 135.9 17 Laps
89 Alan TECHER FRA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 0 Lap
53 Jasper IWEMA NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 0 Lap

2013 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Luis SALOM KTM SPA 284
2 Alex RINS KTM SPA 270
3 Maverick VIÑALES KTM SPA 258
4 Alex MARQUEZ KTM SPA 162
5 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM GER 137
6 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra POR 131
7 Jack MILLER FTR Honda AUS 89
8 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda FRA 78
9 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra SPA 62
10 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM MAL 60
11 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM CZE 59
12 Arthur SISSIS KTM AUS 59
13 Brad BINDER Mahindra RSA 55
14 Romano FENATI FTR Honda ITA 55
15 Niklas AJO KTM FIN 47
16 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda SPA 35
17 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda ITA 32
18 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM GER 24
19 John MCPHEE FTR Honda GBR 15
20 Danny WEBB Suter Honda GBR 15
21 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM NED 8
22 Eric GRANADO Kalex KTM BRA 7
23 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR Honda ITA 6
24 Alan TECHER TSR Honda FRA 6
25 Livio LOI Kalex KTM BEL 4
26 Matteo FERRARI FTR Honda ITA 1
27 Ana CARRASCO KTM SPA 1

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