Jerez Moto3: Vinales wins shortened Moto3 race
|Sunday, May 5th 2013, 09:48 GMT|
Maverick Vinales took his first Moto3 win of the season at Jerez, taking the championship lead from Alex Rins, who crashed out of second place.
Vinales had taken the lead from Rins at Dry Sack on lap three, but the two were heading a four-bike lead group that included Luis Salom and Jonas Folger in the laps that followed.
Rins then suffered a high-speed crash at the Alex Criville bend at the back of the pits on lap 11, and after that Vinales and Salom made a break from Folger.
Salom was biding his time to make an attack for the lead, but he never got the chance when the race was red-flagged on lap 17 after Alan Tescher crashed and required medical attention.
The race result was then declared from lap 15. Although Tescher was unconscious at first, he was reported to be okay and speaking afterwards. He will be taken to a Jerez hospital for further checks.
While Folger went on to take a lonely third place, Brad Binder emerged from a frantic battle behind the leaders to take fourth place.
Binder had been able to make his break when Jack Miller and Miguel Oliveira clashed at Turn 1 on lap 12 as the latter tried to pass Miller for fifth.
The battle for fifth then became a four-bike scrap between Jakub Kornfeil, Zulfahmi Khairuddin, Niklas Ajo and Efren Vazquez, with Kornfeil coming out on top.
Results - 15 laps: Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap 1. Maverick Vinales Laglisse KTM 26m57.338s 2. Luis Salom Ajo KTM + 0.263s 3. Jonas Folger Aspar Kalex-KTM + 4.475s 4. Brad Binder Ambrogio Suter-Honda + 15.104s 5. Jakub Kornfeil RW Kalex-KTM + 18.412s 6. Niklas Ajo Tecno KTM + 19.064s 7. Zulfahmi Khairuddin Ajo KTM + 19.204s 8. Efren Vazquez Mahindra + 19.680s 9. Romano Fenati Italia FTR-Honda + 22.763s 10. Alexis Masbou Ongetta FTR-Honda + 23.138s 11. John Mcphee Caretta-RTG FTR-Honda + 23.189s 12. Arthur Sissis Ajo KTM + 23.796s 13. Danny Webb Ambrogio Suter-Honda + 27.897s 14. Jasper Iwema RW Kalex-KTM + 29.586s 15. Livio Loi Marc VDS Kalex-KTM + 29.776s 16. Miguel Oliveira Mahindra + 33.158s 17. Isaac Vinales Ongetta FTR-Honda + 33.425s 18. Alessandro Tonucci Tasca Honda + 33.660s 19. Eric Granado Aspar Kalex-KTM + 35.004s 20. Philipp Oettl Paddock Kalex-KTM + 40.403s 21. Matteo Ferrari Ongetta FTR-Honda + 44.533s 22. Lorenzo Baldassarri Gresini FTR-Honda + 44.657s 23. Alex Marquez Monlau KTM + 50.055s 24. Hyuga Watanabe Tasca Honda + 1m02.153s 25. Kevin Hanus Sabo Honda + 1m22.197s 26. Francesco Bagnaia Italia FTR-Honda + 1 lap Retirements: Alan Techer CIP TSR-Honda 15 laps Florian Alt Kiefer Kalex-KTM 13 laps Ana Carrasco Laglisse KTM 13 laps Jack Miller Caretta-RTG FTR-Honda 11 laps Niccolo Antonelli Gresini FTR-Honda 11 laps Alex Rins Monlau KTM 10 laps Toni Finsterbusch Kiefer Kalex-KTM 9 laps Juanfran Guevara CIP TSR-Honda 7 laps Jorge Navarro MIR 5 laps