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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. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 162.9 37’40.375
2 20 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 162.9 +0.003
3 16 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 162.9 +0.178
4 13 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 162.8 +0.502
5 11 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 162.8 +0.601
6 10 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 162.8 +1.077
7 9 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 162.8 +1.104
8 8 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 162.7 +2.267
9 7 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 161.8 +15.074
10 6 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 161.7 +15.960
11 5 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 161.7 +15.974
12 4 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 161.7 +16.105
13 3 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 161.7 +16.311
14 2 5 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 161.7 +16.532
15 1 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 161.7 +16.629
16 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 161.7 +16.665
17 17 John MCPHEE GBR Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 161.7 +16.898
18 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 161.6 +17.353
19 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA Team Calvo KTM 161.5 +19.042
20 53 Jasper IWEMA NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 160.3 +36.382
21 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 159.8 +43.184
22 43 Luca GRUENWALD GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 159.8 +43.193
23 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 159.8 +43.210
24 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 159.8 +43.350
25 89 Alan TECHER FRA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 159.8 +43.357
26 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 159.7 +44.482
27 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 158.7 +59.576
28 21 Luca AMATO GER Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 158.1 +1’08.240
29 80 Hafiq AZMI MAL La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 156.4 +1’33.737
30 75 Lachlan KAVNEY AUS Bullet Racing Bullet 149.6 1 Lap
Not Classified
29 Hyuga WATANABE JPN La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 159.0 13 Laps
4 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 159.4 16 Laps
Not Starting
65 Philipp OETTL GER Interwetten Paddock Moto3 Kalex KTM 0 Lap

2013 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Luis SALOM KTM SPA 300
2 Alex RINS KTM SPA 295
3 Maverick VIÑALES KTM SPA 278
5 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM GER 147
6 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra POR 131
7 Jack MILLER FTR Honda AUS 100
8 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda FRA 84
9 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra SPA 71
11 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM CZE 63
12 Arthur SISSIS KTM AUS 59
13 Romano FENATI FTR Honda ITA 57
14 Brad BINDER Mahindra RSA 56
15 Niklas AJO KTM FIN 54
16 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda ITA 40
17 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda SPA 38
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

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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