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MotoGP Valencia: Maverick Vinales wins Moto3 title at final corner

Maverick Vinales won the astounding Moto3 championship decider in a final-corner shoot-out with Alex Rins

Le Mans Moto3: Maverick Vinales grabs second win in a row

Maverick Vinales extended his advantage at the top of the Moto3 points with a faultless ride to victory at Le Mans

Le Mans Moto3: Maverick Vinales takes commanding pole

Moto3 championship leader Maverick Vinales claimed his first pole since moving to Laglisse with a commanding performance at Le Mans

Jerez Moto3: Vinales wins shortened Moto3 race

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

Jerez Moto3: Alex Rins takes another pole despite crash

Alex Rins recovered from an early-session crash to secure his second straight Moto3 pole position ahead of Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix

Austin Moto3: Alex Rins wins as Jasper Iwema crash interrupts race

Alex Rins claimed his maiden Moto3 victory at Austin in a race split by a severe accident for Jasper Iwema

Austin Moto3: Alex Rins blitzes qualifying

Alex Rins delivered a crushing performance at Austin to claim his second Moto3 pole position

Qatar Moto3: Luis Salom wins five-bike victory tussle

Luis Salom took a beautifully-judged victory in the Moto3 season-opener in Qatar on his debut for new team Ajo

Moto3 Qatar: Luis Salom takes last-gasp pole from Maverick Vinales

Luis Salom took his maiden Moto3 pole position in a dramatic finale to qualifying for the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix

Valencia Moto3: Danny Kent secures victory with last-corner move

Danny Kent beat his Moto3 champion team-mate Sandro Cortese to victory with a last-corner move in the wet Valencia season finale

Valencia Moto3: Jonas Folger grabs last-gasp pole

Jonas Folger captured his second grand prix pole with a last-gasp effort in qualifying for the Moto3 season finale at Valencia

Phillip Island Moto3: Sandro Cortese wins as Arthur Sissis stars

Moto3 world champion Sandro Cortese sealed his fifth win of the season in the Australian round at Phillip Island, as his Ajo team-mate Arthur Sissis wowed his home crowd in third

Phillip Island Moto3: Sandro Cortese grabs pole before rain hits

Moto3 world champion Sandro Cortese wrapped up pole position for the Phillip Island round as rain hit the latter stages of qualifying

Apologetic Maverick Vinales rejoins Avintia for final Moto3 rounds

Maverick Vinales has offered an unreserved apology just five days after walking out on his Avintia Moto3 team on the eve of last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix

Sepang Moto3: Sandro Cortese wins to claim title

Sandro Cortese sealed the inaugural Moto3 crown with a last-lap victory in a tense and thrilling Malaysian Grand Prix

Sepang Moto3: Zulfahmi Khairuddin claims first pole at home

Zulfahmi Khairuddin claimed his maiden Moto3 pole position with a superb performance in qualifying for his home race in Malaysia

Sepang Moto3: Maverick Vinales quits team, misses final three races

Maverick Vinales will miss the final three races of the 2012 Moto3 season after splitting with his Avintia Blusens team

Motegi Moto3: Danny Kent takes maiden win as Sandro Cortese falls in late drama

Danny Kent claimed his maiden grand prix in an astonishing finish to the Motegi Moto3 race

Motegi Moto3: Danny Kent pips Maverick Vinales to claim maiden pole

Danny Kent claimed his first ever Moto3 pole position with a superb last-gasp effort in qualifying at Motegi

Aragon Moto3: Luis Salom beats Sandro Cortese, Maverick Vinales non-starts

Luis Salom edged out Sandro Cortese and Jonas Folger to claim his second Moto3 victory in a frantic race at Aragon

Aragon Moto3: Jonas Folger claims maiden pole in Aragon thriller

Jonas Folger captured his first pole position in grand prix racing after a thrilling Moto3 qualifying session on a drying Aragon track

Misano Moto3: Sandro Cortese wins to extend points lead

Sandro Cortese thwarted a brave Maverick Vinales fight back to extend his championship lead with a masterful ride at Misano

Misano Moto3: Sandro Cortese on pole as title rival Maverick Vinales struggles

Sandro Cortese claimed his sixth Moto3 pole of the season with an emphatic late display at Misano

Brno Moto3: Jonas Folger takes first series win in mixed weather

Jonas Folger claimed his first Moto3 victory with a dominant ride in tricky conditions at Brno

Maverick Vinales denies title rival Sandro Cortese Moto3 pole at Brno

Maverick Vinales claimed his fifth pole position of the Moto3 season at Brno, doing just enough to deny his title rival Sandro Cortese

Salom prevails in thrilling Moto3 finish at Indianapolis, while Cortese extends points lead as Vinales falls

Luis Salom scored his first Moto3 victory at Indianapolis, prevailing in a thrilling three-way last-lap scrap with championship leaders Sandro Cortese and Maverick Vinales

Sandro Cortese denies Danny Kent Indianapolis Moto3 pole

Moto3 championshp leader Sandro Cortese beat Ajo team-mate Danny Kent to pole in an incident-packed Indianapolis session that saw two red flags

Vinales closes on Moto3 title rival Cortese after spectacular finish at Mugello

Maverick Vinales closed in on Sandro Cortese in the Moto3 title battle as he edged out local hero Romano Fenati in a spectacular finish at Mugello

Maverick Vinales steals Mugello Moto3 pole from title rival Sandro Cortese

Maverick Vinales stole pole position for the Italian Moto3 Grand Prix from title rival Sandro Cortese with his final lap of the session

Sandro Cortese wins mixed-weather Moto3 thriller

Sandro Cortese became the first German to win a grand prix race at the Sachsenring in more than 13 years after defeating Alexis Masbou in a mixed-weather thriller

Sandro Cortese grabs superb Moto3 pole at wet Sachsenring

Sandro Cortese produced a stunning late surge to deprive Danny Kent of a maiden Moto3 pole as heavy rain produced several shocks in a dramatic qualifying session at the Sachsenring

Maverick Vinales wins epic Assen Moto3 race

Maverick Vinales stretched his Moto3 championship lead by taking his third consecutive victory in a ferocious race at Assen

Sandro Cortese leads Danny Kent on Assen Moto3 grid as Maverick Vinales is only sixth

Sandro Cortese ended his Moto3 title rival Maverick Vinales' run of pole position by leading team-mate Danny Kent in an Ajo one-two in Assen qualifying

Maverik Vinales wins hard-fought Silverstone Moto3 race

Maverick Vinales took a thrilling British Grand Prix Moto3 win at Silverstone

Vinales claims third straight Moto3 pole at Silverstone

Maverick Vinales made it three Moto3 pole positions in a row with a late burst of speed in qualifying for the British Grand Prix

Maverick Vinales escapes to Catalunya Moto3 win

Maverick Vinales captured his second Moto3 victory of the season with a superb breakaway ride at Catalunya, cutting Sandro Cortese's championship lead to just seven points

Vinales captures second consecutive Moto3 pole in emphatic fashion at Catalunya

Maverick Vinales captured his second consecutive Moto3 pole in emphatic fashion at Catalunya, ending more than a quarter of a second clear of the field

Louis Rossi takes dramatic home victory as wet weather causes chaos in Moto3 race at Le Mans

Louis Rossi took a dramatic first grand prix victory on home soil in a tense and massively attritional first wet Moto3 race at Le Mans

Maverick Vinales secures first Moto3 pole at damp Le Mans

Maverick Vinales secured his first Moto3 pole position on a Le Mans circuit made extremely treacherous by a pre-session rain storm

Sandro Cortese edges Maverick Vinales in Estoril Moto3 thriller

Sandro Cortese beat Maverick Vinales in a dramatic climax to what had already been a thrilling Moto3 race at Estoril

Sandro Cortese beats Maverick Vinales to Estoril Moto3 pole

Sandro Cortese scored his second pole position of the 2012 Moto3 campaign with an emphatic showing at Estoril

Romano Fenati takes stunning wet Moto3 win at Jerez

Romano Fenati claimed victory in only his second Moto3 race as mixed conditions produced a thrilling but treacherous race at Jerez

Alex Rins grabs Moto3 pole as drying Jerez leads to frantic finish

Alex Rins sealed pole position for Moto3's first race at Jerez, as a drying track led to a frantic late battle for top spot

Maverick Vinales beats new star Romano Fenati to win Moto3's inaugural race in Qatar

Maverick Vinales became the first ever winner of a Moto3 race in Qatar after a tough battle with world championship newcomer Romano Fenati

Sandro Cortese becomes first ever Moto3 pole winner in Qatar

Sandro Cortese will start from pole position for the first ever Moto3 race in Qatar

Nico Terol becomes last ever 125cc champion as Maverick Vinales wins Valencia race

Nico Terol became the last ever 125cc world champion in the category's farewell race at Valencia, which was won by Maverick Vinales

Danny Webb and Mahindra on pole for 125cc finale after damp Valencia session

Danny Webb took his and Mahindra's first ever 125cc pole position in the series' last ever qualifying session at a damp Valencia

Maverick Vinales wins Malaysian 125cc race as Nico Terol fails to seal championship

Maverick Vinales took his third 125cc victory at Sepang, as Nico Terol's championship celebrations were postponed in a dramatic last lap

Nico Terol takes Sepang 125cc pole as title rival Johann Zarco struggles to 15th

Nico Terol took a big step closer to the 125cc title by taking his seventh pole of the year at Sepang, as his championship rival Johann Zarco ended up a disastrous 15th on the grid

Sandro Cortese wins rain-shortened Australian 125cc Grand Prix

Sandro Cortese took his second 125cc World Championship victory with a dominant ride in a rain-shortened Australian Grand Prix

Johann Zarco on 125cc Australian GP pole, despite late crash

Johann Zarco claimed his fourth pole position of the year, despite a heavy crash in the final minute of qualifying for the 125cc Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island

Zarco scores maiden win after duel with title rival Terol at Motegi

Johann Zarco finally scored his maiden 125 win after a race-long duel with title rival Nicolas Terol at Motegi

Johann Zarco takes third pole of 2011 with commanding performance at Motegi

Johann Zarco produced an emphatic late display in qualifying to seal his third pole of the season at Motegi

Nico Terol stretches 125cc championship lead with dominant Aragon win

Nico Terol took his eighth 125cc victory of the season at Aragon and stretched his championship lead to 36 points

Hector Faubel takes first pole of his 125cc return at Aragon

Hector Faubel upstaged the 125cc title contenders to take his first pole position of the season at Aragon

Nico Terol denies 125cc title rival Johann Zarco in tight Misano finish

Nico Terol denied Johann Zarco a maiden 125cc race victory yet again as the championship leader pipped his title rival by 0.022 seconds on the line at Misano

Johann Zarco takes second 125cc pole of season at Misano

Johann Zarco took his second pole position of the season after a thrilling four-way qualifying fight for the 125cc San Marino Grand Prix at Misano

Nico Terol dominates 125cc Indianapolis Grand Prix to win for Aspar Aprilia

Nico Terol increased his lead of the 125cc World Championship to 26 points after taking a dominant victory at the Indianapolis Grand Prix

Nico Terol takes sixth 125cc pole of the year in Indianapolis GP qualifying

Nico Terol dominated qualifying for the 125cc Indianapolis Grand Prix to take his sixth pole position of the season

Sandro Cortese takes maiden 125cc grand prix win at Brno

Sandro Cortese came out on top of a superb last lap battle with Johann Zarco to take his maiden 125cc World Championship race win in the Czech Grand Prix at Brno