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.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12512Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM144.839’45.953
22025Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM144.8+0.027
31694Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM144.4+7.750
41344Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra143.9+15.889
5115Romano FENATIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda143.7+18.323
6108Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda143.7+18.432
7917John MCPHEEGBRCaretta Technology – RTGFTR Honda143.7+18.439
8831Niklas AJOFINAvant TecnoKTM143.3+25.608
9723Niccolò ANTONELLIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda143.3+25.950
10641Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingMahindra142.9+32.933
11584Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox RW Racing GPKalex KTM142.8+33.067
12411Livio LOIBELMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM142.8+33.231
13365Philipp OETTLGERInterwetten Paddock Moto3Kalex KTM142.8+33.668
14289Alan TECHERFRACIP Moto3TSR Honda142.5+39.006
15129Hyuga WATANABEJPNLa Fonte TascaracingFTR Honda142.5+39.259
1661Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM142.3+42.159
1777Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda142.3+42.670
1822Ana CARRASCOSPATeam CalvoKTM142.1+46.487
1957Eric GRANADOBRAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM142.0+47.005
204Francesco BAGNAIAITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda142.0+47.394
219Toni FINSTERBUSCHGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM141.9+48.496
2258Juanfran GUEVARASPACIP Moto3TSR Honda141.8+51.341
2333Sena YAMADAJPNTeam Plus One & EnduranceHonda141.2+1’00.508
2442Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM140.9+1’06.878
2553Jasper IWEMANEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM140.7+1’10.254
2680Hafiq AZMIMALLa Fonte TascaracingFTR Honda140.5+1’13.522
Not Classified
10Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldFTR Honda143.71 Lap
3Matteo FERRARIITAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda141.34 Laps
21Luca AMATOGERAmbrogio RacingMahindra140.46 Laps
39Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM140.312 Laps
91Hiroki ONOJPNHonda Team AsiaHonda134.919 Laps
32Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda0 Lap
63Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALRed Bull KTM AjoKTM0 Lap
7Efren VAZQUEZSPAMahindra RacingMahindra0 Lap
43Luca GRUENWALDGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM0 Lap

2013 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Luis SALOMKTMSPA300
2Maverick VIÑALESKTMSPA298
3Alex RINSKTMSPA295
4Alex MARQUEZKTMSPA200
5Jonas FOLGERKalex KTMGER163
6Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR144
7Jack MILLERFTR HondaAUS110
8Alexis MASBOUFTR HondaFRA84
9Efren VAZQUEZMahindraSPA71
10Jakub KORNFEILKalex KTMCZE68
11Romano FENATIFTR HondaITA68
12Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINKTMMAL65
13Brad BINDERMahindraRSA62
14Niklas AJOKTMFIN62
15Arthur SISSISKTMAUS59
16Niccolò ANTONELLIFTR HondaITA47
17Isaac VIÑALESFTR HondaSPA38
18Philipp OETTLKalex KTMGER27
19John MCPHEEFTR HondaGBR24
20Danny WEBBSuter HondaGBR15
21Livio LOIKalex KTMBEL8
22Alan TECHERTSR HondaFRA8
23Jasper IWEMAKalex KTMNED8
24Eric GRANADOKalex KTMBRA7
25Alessandro TONUCCIFTR HondaITA6
26Hyuga WATANABEFTR HondaJPN1
27Matteo FERRARIFTR HondaITA1
28Ana CARRASCOKTMSPA1

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