2013 Phillip Island Moto3 | Results

2013 Phillip Island Moto3 | Results2013 Australian Grand Prix Moto3 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Moto3 results from Phillip Island listed below

Alex Rins has won a thrilling Moto3 Tissot Australian Grand Prix, coming out on top of a multiple-rider battle to beat Maverick Viñales by just three thousandths of a second.

Both riders decreased the championship-leading advantage of pole-sitter Luis Salom, who completed the podium at Phillip Island.

Rins’ latest victory of 2013 was surely his most dramatic to date, ensuring he has now matched Salom on six race wins this season, as well as having won three of the last four Grand Prix. Remarkably, the top seven riders were covered by just over one second, with Niccolo Antonelli only a further 1.1 in arrears.

The majority of riders in the field found themselves in tight groups for the duration of the 23-lap race, affected by light rain on certain parts of the newly resurfaced circuit. Philipp Oettl (Interwetten Paddock Moto3) would fail to start due to engine problems and there were retirements for Francesco Bagnaia (San Carlo Team Italia) and Hyuga Watanabe (La Fonte Tascaracing), but no less than 30 riders managed the testing conditions to finish.

A titanic battle at the forefront saw a selection of riders enjoying time in the lead, whereas Salom ran as low as seventh but looked to be making his customary climb to the very sharp end in the closing minutes of the race. However it was Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger who stole the limelight as the final lap began, shooting into the lead at Doohan curve, only to run wide and drop to sixth three corners later.

The run to line resulted in the closest finish so far this year in the World Championship, with Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) pipping Viñales (Team Calvo) after having both started on the second row of the grid. The winner now moves to within just five points of championship leader Salom (Red Bull KTM Ajo) with a pair of races remaining in Japan and Valencia, whereas Viñales is also in contention and 22 in arrears of the overall leader.

Rins’ teammate Alex Marquez finished fourth, with the first group completed by local favourite Jack Miller (Caretta Technology – RTG), Folger, front-row starter Efren Vazquez (Mahindra Racing) and Antonelli (GO&FUN Gresini Moto3). Avant Tecno’s Niklas Ajo was a further 12.8 seconds behind and headed the second group, with Alexis Masbou rounding out the top ten for Ongetta-Rivacold. Mahindra’s Miguel Oliveira recovered to 26th spot and was fortunate to avoid injury after flying over his handlebars at the MG hairpin on the opening lap.

2013 Phillip Island Moto3 Results:

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12542Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM162.937’40.375
22025Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM162.9+0.003
31639Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM162.9+0.178
41312Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM162.8+0.502
5118Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda162.8+0.601
61094Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM162.8+1.077
797Efren VAZQUEZSPAMahindra RacingMahindra162.8+1.104
8823Niccolò ANTONELLIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda162.7+2.267
9731Niklas AJOFINAvant TecnoKTM161.8+15.074
10610Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldFTR Honda161.7+15.960
11563Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALRed Bull KTM AjoKTM161.7+15.974
12484Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox RW Racing GPKalex KTM161.7+16.105
13332Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda161.7+16.311
1425Romano FENATIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda161.7+16.532
15141Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingMahindra161.7+16.629
1661Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM161.7+16.665
1717John MCPHEEGBRCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda161.7+16.898
1811Livio LOIBELMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM161.6+17.353
1922Ana CARRASCOSPATeam CalvoKTM161.5+19.042
2053Jasper IWEMANEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM160.3+36.382
2157Eric GRANADOBRAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM159.8+43.184
2243Luca GRUENWALDGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM159.8+43.193
239Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM159.8+43.210
2477Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda159.8+43.350
2589Alan TECHERFRACIP Moto3TSR Honda159.8+43.357
2644Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra159.7+44.482
2758Juanfran GUEVARASPACIP Moto3TSR Honda158.7+59.576
2821Luca AMATOGERAmbrogio RacingMahindra158.1+1’08.240
2980Hafiq AZMIMALLa Fonte TascaracingFTR Honda156.4+1’33.737
3075Lachlan KAVNEYAUSBullet RacingBullet149.61 Lap
Not Classified
29Hyuga WATANABEJPNLa Fonte TascaracingFTR Honda159.013 Laps
4Francesco BAGNAIAITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda159.416 Laps
Not Starting
65Philipp OETTLGERInterwetten Paddock Moto3Kalex KTM0 Lap

2013 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Luis SALOMKTMSPA300
2Alex RINSKTMSPA295
3Maverick VIÑALESKTMSPA278
4Alex MARQUEZKTMSPA175
5Jonas FOLGERKalex KTMGER147
6Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR131
7Jack MILLERFTR HondaAUS100
8Alexis MASBOUFTR HondaFRA84
9Efren VAZQUEZMahindraSPA71
10Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINKTMMAL65
11Jakub KORNFEILKalex KTMCZE63
12Arthur SISSISKTMAUS59
13Romano FENATIFTR HondaITA57
14Brad BINDERMahindraRSA56
15Niklas AJOKTMFIN54
16Niccolò ANTONELLIFTR HondaITA40
17Isaac VIÑALESFTR HondaSPA38
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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