2013 Valenica Moto2 | Season Finale Preview

2013 Valenica Moto2 | Season Finale Preview2013 Valencia Moto2

Heading to Valencia for the last round of 2013, Moto2 is the only category where the title has already been decided. The 2013 Moto2 Championship went to Pol Espargaro, who put in a dominance performance at Motegi to clinch the title.

However, plenty of rivals will be looking for a confidence-boosting victory at the end of another tiring campaign.

With just the sole round still to run, Espargaro (Tuenti HP 40) heads the luckless Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) by the unassailable margin of 41 points, with a maximum of 25 still on offer.

Compounding a dreadful end to the triple-header, Redding was taken out of the Japanese Grand Prix in a crash triggered by third title contender and Espargaro’s teammate, Tito Rabat. Both men will now be looking to put one over the Champion in Valencia, with Espargaro and Redding then heading to MotoGP™ for 2014, while Rabat remains in Moto2 with Marc VDS.

There will be plenty more to fight for at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, as well. Fourth, eighth and tenth in the championship, Mika Kallio (Marc VDS), and Aspar Team Moto2 pairing Nico Terol and Jordi Torres will all be searching for one more win before the end of the season, whereas no less than four of the riders in the overall top ten are still on the lookout for a victory before moving into the off-season.

Regular wildcard Gino Rea will be taking part once more with his Gino Rea Montaze Broz Racing team, as will other familiar, Malaysian Hafiz Syahrin, with the Petronas Raceline Malaysia outfit.

2013 Moto2 Championship Point Standings (after 17 of 18 rounds):

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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