2013 Phillip Island Moto2 | Results

Tuenti HP 40's Pol Espargaro at Phillip Island

Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro at Phillip Island

2013 Australian Grand Prix Moto2 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Australian Grand Prix Moto2 results from Phillip Island listed below.

The 2013 Moto2 Championship headed this past weekend down under for the Tissot Australian Grand Prix.

And with only two rounds remaining, Tuenti HP 40’s Pol Espargaro has retaken the Moto2 Championship points lead after a flawless performance Sunday at Phillip Island.

Espargaro’s advantage was helped by the previous points leader’s absence; Marc VDS rider Scott Redding was ruled out after he fractured his wrist Saturday in a qualifying crash.

Joining Espargaro on the Phillip Island podium was Tom Luthi and Jordi Torres, with Tito Rabat sinking to eighth place.

When looking back at the Phillip Island round of the 2013 season, the race is likely to be remembered as a key turning point in the campaign. Redding’s chances took a major blow on Saturday, with the Englishman and long-time championship leader being ruled out of action as he fractured his left wrist. Following an operation on Saturday night, the Marc VDS Racing Team rider was left helpless on the sidelines.

Espargaro started from his fifth pole of the season, joined on the front row by teammate and last weekend’s Sepang winner Tito Rabat who has demonstrated rapidity since practice began on Friday. A reduced race distance saw the riders tackling only 13 laps of the southern Australian venue, with fears over tyres having seen changes to the duration following the qualifying session on Saturday.

It would prove to be a lights to flag victory for Espargaro, his fifth of the season, allowing the Catalan to win at Phillip Island for the second consecutive year; in the process, he snatches back the championship lead for the first time since after the season-opening race in Qatar. In a brilliant day for Espargaro’s championship situation, teammate Rabat finished only eighth after running off the circuit.

Tom Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing) pushed Espargaro all the way, finishing only half a second behind Espargaro for a fifth rostrum of the season and his second within the space of a week. Jordi Torres was third for Aspar Team Moto2, collecting his first rostrum result since winning the German Grand Prix in July.

The top five was completed by NGM Mobile Racing’s Simone Corsi and former Phillip Island winner Alex de Angelis, who ran second for NGM Mobile Forward Racing in the early stages of the race. Redding’s teammate Mika Kallio was seventh from the aforementioned Rabat, Aspar’s Nico Terol and QMMF Racing’s Anthony West who successfully finished in the top ten in his home event. Reigning Moto3™ World Champion Sandro Cortese finished 11th for Dynavolt Intact GP from Forward’s Ricky Cardus and Tech3’s Danny Kent.

Five riders failed to finish: Julian Simon (Italtrans Racing Team), Johann Zarco (Came IodaRacing Project), Xavier Simeon (Maptaq SAG Zelos Team), Louis Rossi (Tech3) and Alex Mariñelarena (Blusens Avintia), while Tuenti HP 40’s Alex Pons finished 24th after an early-race off. Pons, Italtrans’ Takaaki Nakagami and Maptaq SAG Zelos Team’s Marcel Schrotter were all handed penalties for jumping the start.

With just the Japanese and Valencian rounds of the season remaining, Espargaro leads Redding in the championship by 16 points following a dramatic shaking up of the establishment. Rabat sits third, 36 points behind the leader with a maximum of 50 left on offer. The action will continue at Twin Ring Motegi next weekend.

2013 Phillip Island Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 170.7 20’19.219
2 20 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 170.6 +0.591
3 16 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 170.6 +0.679
4 13 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 170.6 +0.893
5 11 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 170.5 +1.111
6 10 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 170.3 +3.073
7 9 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 170.2 +3.234
8 8 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 170.2 +3.655
9 7 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 169.3 +10.182
10 6 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 168.2 +18.083
11 5 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 168.2 +18.317
12 4 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 168.0 +19.415
13 3 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 166.3 +32.194
14 2 8 Gino REA GBR Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 166.2 +32.835
15 1 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 165.8 +35.588
16 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 165.8 +36.183
17 31 Kohta NOZANE JPN JiR Moto2 Motobi 165.7 +36.542
18 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 165.7 +36.913
19 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 165.6 +37.099
20 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 165.6 +37.426
21 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 165.0 +41.817
22 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 165.0 +41.933
23 34 Ezequiel ITURRIOZ ARG Blusens Avintia Kalex 164.3 +47.089
24 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 158.9 +1’30.731
Not Classified
92 Alex MARIÑELARENA SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 166.3 6 Laps
96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 166.5 8 Laps
19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 167.3 9 Laps
5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 166.3 10 Laps
60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 164.4 11 Laps

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 240
2 Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 224
3 Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 204
4 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 165
5 Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 143
6 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 138
7 Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 130
8 Johann ZARCO Suter FRA 123
9 Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 115
10 Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 106
11 Simone CORSI Speed Up ITA 92
12 Xavier SIMEON Kalex BEL 71
13 Julian SIMON Kalex SPA 63
14 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up RSM 57
15 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 48
16 Mattia PASINI Speed Up ITA 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 18
22 Danny KENT Tech 3 GBR 15
23 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up SPA 7
24 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 FRA 4
25 Gino REA Speed Up GBR 2
26 Axel PONS Kalex SPA 2
27 Alex MARIÑELARENA Kalex SPA 2
28 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter INA 1

 

 

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