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2013 Motegi Moto2 | Results

2013 Japanese Grand Prix Moto2 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 MotoGP results from Twin Ring Motegi listed below

The final race in three back-to-back Moto2 rounds got underway this weekend at at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.

Due to rains from Typhoon Francisco, all Friday and Saturday practices were canceled, and the riders only had a qualifying session. Taking the pole was  Marc VDS Racing’s Mike Kallio.

But when Sunday came, all eyes were on the two rivals – the Moto2 points leader Pol Espargaro and Marc VDS Racing’s Scott Redding, who was deemed fit to ride on Friday with the wrist he fractured in Malaysia. But unfortunately Redding, along with another title hunter, Tuenti HP 40’s Tito Rabat, both DNFd due to a first-lap crash with Blusens Avintia’s Alex Marinelarena, who suffered a broken left wrist.

With these two out, Espargaro didn’t need much to garner the 2013 Moto2 title. And this is just what he did following his win at Motegi Moto2. Espargaro would clinch the title one round early, and become the fourth different Moto2 Champion in the series’ four-year history.

Joining Espargaro on the podium were Mark VDS Racing’s Mika Kallio and Interwetten Paddock’s Tom Luthi.

Under clear skies and with ambient temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius, it was a clean start to proceedings until a crash occurred on the exit of the second corner; Redding, Rabat and Alex Mariñelarena were involved, and none of the trio would restart.

At Turn 3, Dominique Aegerter suffered a separate incident but the Technomag carXpert rider was able to re-join the grid following a red flag stoppage.

On the first of 15 laps for the restarted race, Espargaro took the lead from Kallio and would not be headed for the rest of the afternoon. This left the Finn second from a pole position start, with Tom Luthi on the podium for the third race in a row and the sixth time this season.

Xavier Simeon (Maptaq SAG Zelos Team) and Julian Simon (Italtrans Racing Team) completed the top five from Aspar Team Moto2’s Nico Terol, NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Alex de Angelis and Italtrans Racing Team’s Takaaki Nakagami – the leading Japanese rider in his home event. It was a race of high attrition, with no less than nine riders failing to make the finish, although the aforementioned Aegerter impressively fought back to eighth position after running last at the restart.

With the title wrapped up in favor of Espargaro, a single race remains on the 2013 Moto2 calendar. The Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana will take place at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit on November 10.

2013 Motegi Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 152.9 28’15.162
2 20 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 152.8 +1.344
3 16 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 152.6 +3.379
4 13 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 152.1 +8.420
5 11 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 152.0 +10.315
6 10 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 151.9 +11.364
7 9 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 151.7 +12.718
8 8 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 151.5 +15.609
9 7 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 151.2 +18.414
10 6 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 151.0 +20.679
11 5 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 150.2 +30.759
12 4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 150.1 +31.134
13 3 49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 150.1 +31.335
14 2 8 Gino REA GBR Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 150.1 +31.505
15 1 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 150.1 +31.801
16 31 Kohta NOZANE JPN Webike Team Norick NTS TSR 149.2 +41.840
17 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 148.8 +46.192
18 94 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 148.4 +51.771
19 44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 148.1 +54.433
20 35 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN JiR Moto2 Motobi 148.1 +55.138
21 46 Decha KRAISART THA Singha Eneos Yamaha Tech3 Tech3 148.1 +55.181
22 34 Ezequiel ITURRIOZ ARG Blusens Avintia Kalex 147.4 +1’03.592
23 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 145.0 +1’32.681
Not Classified
97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 148.3 4 Laps
5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 151.2 6 Laps
81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 150.5 7 Laps
96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 143.5 7 Laps
7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 142.5 13 Laps
3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 142.6 14 Laps
Not Starting
80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 0 Lap
92 Alex MARIÑELARENA SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 0 Lap
45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 0 Lap

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex SPA 265
2 Scott REDDING Kalex GBR 224
3 Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 204
4 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 185
5 Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 151
6 Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 146
7 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 145
8 Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 125
9 Johann ZARCO Suter FRA 123
10 Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 106
11 Simone CORSI Speed Up ITA 92
12 Xavier SIMEON Kalex BEL 84
13 Julian SIMON Kalex SPA 74
14 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up RSM 66
15 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 53
16 Mattia PASINI Speed Up ITA 48
17 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex GER 33
18 Toni ELIAS Kalex SPA 21
19 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter SWI 20
20 Sandro CORTESE Kalex GER 19
21 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi FRA 18
22 Danny KENT Tech 3 GBR 15
23 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up SPA 7
24 Axel PONS Kalex SPA 5
25 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 FRA 4
26 Gino REA Speed Up GBR 4
28 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter INA 1



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