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.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12539Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM147.140’42.441
22042Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM147.1+0.069
31644Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra147.1+0.408
41312Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM147.1+0.782
51125Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM147.1+1.055
6108Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda147.1+1.077
7910Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldFTR Honda146.8+5.016
8894Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM146.8+6.277
975Romano FENATIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda146.7+6.952
10665Philipp OETTLGERTec Interwetten Moto3 RacingKalex KTM146.5+10.962
11541Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingMahindra146.5+11.096
12431Niklas AJOFINAvant TecnoKTM145.9+21.012
13384Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox RW Racing GPKalex KTM145.4+29.443
14232Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda145.3+31.541
15122Ana CARRASCOSPATeam CalvoKTM145.3+31.579
164Francesco BAGNAIAITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda145.3+31.695
1717John MCPHEEGBRCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda145.2+32.058
1811Livio LOIBELMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM145.2+32.469
1961Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM145.1+34.809
2021Luca AMATOGERAmbrogio RacingMahindra145.0+35.240
2158Juanfran GUEVARASPACIP Moto3TSR Honda145.0+35.572
2229Hyuga WATANABEJPNLa Fonte TascaracingFTR Honda144.9+37.079
2377Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda144.7+41.482
2457Eric GRANADOBRAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM143.6+1’01.040
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23Niccolò ANTONELLIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda146.111 Laps
3Matteo FERRARIITAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda141.911 Laps
7Efren VAZQUEZSPAMahindra RacingMahindra138.511 Laps
9Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM144.013 Laps
79Aizat MALIKMALTouchline-SIC-AJOKTM141.615 Laps
80Hafiq AZMIMALTouchline-SIC-AJOKTM135.917 Laps
89Alan TECHERFRACIP Moto3TSR Honda0 Lap
53Jasper IWEMANEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM0 Lap

2013 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Luis SALOMKTMSPA284
2Alex RINSKTMSPA270
3Maverick VIÑALESKTMSPA258
4Alex MARQUEZKTMSPA162
5Jonas FOLGERKalex KTMGER137
6Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR131
7Jack MILLERFTR HondaAUS89
8Alexis MASBOUFTR HondaFRA78
9Efren VAZQUEZMahindraSPA62
10Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINKTMMAL60
11Jakub KORNFEILKalex KTMCZE59
12Arthur SISSISKTMAUS59
13Brad BINDERMahindraRSA55
14Romano FENATIFTR HondaITA55
15Niklas AJOKTMFIN47
16Isaac VIÑALESFTR HondaSPA35
17Niccolò ANTONELLIFTR HondaITA32
18Philipp OETTLKalex KTMGER24
19John MCPHEEFTR HondaGBR15
20Danny WEBBSuter HondaGBR15
21Jasper IWEMAKalex KTMNED8
22Eric GRANADOKalex KTMBRA7
23Alessandro TONUCCIFTR HondaITA6
24Alan TECHERTSR HondaFRA6
25Livio LOIKalex KTMBEL4
26Matteo FERRARIFTR HondaITA1
27Ana CARRASCOKTMSPA1

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