2013 Motegi Moto3 | Results

2013 Motegi Moto3 | Results
Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Marquez

2013 Japanese Grand Prix Moto3 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 Moto3 results from Twin Ring Motegi, Japan, listed below

The current MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez’s younger brother earned his first ever World Championship victory following his Moto3 win Sunday at Twin Ring Motegi.

In a race full of surprises, title contenders Luis Salom and Alex Rins both suffered crashes before Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Marquez beat Maverick Viñales by just two hundredths of a second.

The events of Sunday could not have been scripted at Twin Ring Motegi. Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) started from his seventh pole position of the season, whereas championship leader Salom (Red Bull KTM Ajo) was fourth on the grid and would claim the title if he won with Rins 11th or lower. However, the destiny of the championship would be shaken up on various occasions throughout the race.

It was a shocking opening lap for Red Bull KTM Ajo. Just seconds after Zulfahmi Khairuddin was taken out in a Turn 1 incident with Ambrogio Racing’s Brad Binder, Salom was collected in V Corner by Ongetta-Centro Seta’s Isaac Viñales. The Mallorcan re-joined the race and proceeded to post lap records as he began a charge back up the order, only to highside out of contention at Turn 4 on Lap 8.

Knowing the championship leader was out, Rins was set to top the points table as he ran third behind Viñales (Team Calvo) and teammate Marquez on the 14th lap, following an entertaining scrap with both of the riders in front of him. Unbelievably, a mistake from Rins saw him lose control to throw the championship fight wide open once again. He re-joined the race but recovered only to 24th position, out of the points.

It was Viñales who led into the final tour, but an error at the Turn 10 hairpin was more than the invitation Marquez needed. The younger brother of MotoGP™ World Championship leader Marc would hold on for his first victory by the slim margin of 27 thousandths of a second. Viñales shot back up into title contention with second place, with the podium completed by Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3’s Jonas Folger.

A somewhat quiet place for Mahindra Racing’s Miguel Oliveira ended with fourth position, while a dramatic fight for fifth saw San Carlo Team Italia’s Romano Fenati beating Caretta Technology – RTG duo Jack Miller and John McPhee. The top ten was rounded out by Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno), Niccolo Antonelli (GO&FUN Gresini Moto3) and the aforementioned Binder. There was also contentment for Japan’s Hyuga Watanabe, who scored for La Fonte Tascaracing. Nine riders failed to make the finish, including Ongetta-Rivacold’s Alexis Masbou who crashed on the final lap.

The remarkable events of Motegi leave Moto3™ with a triangular final round shootout for the title. Salom will head into the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana with a two-point lead over Viñales, with Rins only a further three in arrears.

2013 Motegi Moto3 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 144.8 39’45.953
2 20 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 144.8 +0.027
3 16 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 144.4 +7.750
4 13 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 143.9 +15.889
5 11 5 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 143.7 +18.323
6 10 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 143.7 +18.432
7 9 17 John MCPHEE GBR Caretta Technology – RTG FTR Honda 143.7 +18.439
8 8 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 143.3 +25.608
9 7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 143.3 +25.950
10 6 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 142.9 +32.933
11 5 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 142.8 +33.067
12 4 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 142.8 +33.231
13 3 65 Philipp OETTL GER Interwetten Paddock Moto3 Kalex KTM 142.8 +33.668
14 2 89 Alan TECHER FRA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 142.5 +39.006
15 1 29 Hyuga WATANABE JPN La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 142.5 +39.259
16 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 142.3 +42.159
17 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 142.3 +42.670
18 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA Team Calvo KTM 142.1 +46.487
19 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 142.0 +47.005
20 4 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 142.0 +47.394
21 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 141.9 +48.496
22 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 141.8 +51.341
23 33 Sena YAMADA JPN Team Plus One & Endurance Honda 141.2 +1’00.508
24 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 140.9 +1’06.878
25 53 Jasper IWEMA NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 140.7 +1’10.254
26 80 Hafiq AZMI MAL La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 140.5 +1’13.522
Not Classified
10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 143.7 1 Lap
3 Matteo FERRARI ITA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 141.3 4 Laps
21 Luca AMATO GER Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 140.4 6 Laps
39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 140.3 12 Laps
91 Hiroki ONO JPN Honda Team Asia Honda 134.9 19 Laps
32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 0 Lap
63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 0 Lap
7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 0 Lap
43 Luca GRUENWALD GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 0 Lap

2013 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Luis SALOM KTM SPA 300
2 Maverick VIÑALES KTM SPA 298
3 Alex RINS KTM SPA 295
5 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM GER 163
6 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra POR 144
7 Jack MILLER FTR Honda AUS 110
8 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda FRA 84
9 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra SPA 71
10 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM CZE 68
11 Romano FENATI FTR Honda ITA 68
13 Brad BINDER Mahindra RSA 62
14 Niklas AJO KTM FIN 62
15 Arthur SISSIS KTM AUS 59
16 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda ITA 47
17 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda SPA 38
18 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM GER 27
19 John MCPHEE FTR Honda GBR 24
20 Danny WEBB Suter Honda GBR 15
21 Livio LOI Kalex KTM BEL 8
22 Alan TECHER TSR Honda FRA 8
23 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM NED 8
24 Eric GRANADO Kalex KTM BRA 7
25 Alessandro TONUCCI FTR Honda ITA 6
26 Hyuga WATANABE FTR Honda JPN 1
27 Matteo FERRARI FTR Honda ITA 1