2013 Le Mans Moto3 Race Result: Imperious Victory After Familiar Battle

Race summary and results for Moto3:

Maverick Vinales has taken a masterful victory in the French Moto3 race, setting the fastest lap of the race on his final lap. The Spaniard made it back-to-back victories having taken the lead of the race at the halfway stages. Alex Rins had a canny ride to finish in second place, learning from his error at Jerez. He had to fight off a late last lap charge from the brave Luis Salom, who was riding with injuries to his back and wrist. Jonas Folger dictated the pace in the early stages of proceedings, but faded drastically late in the race. The German was the only of the front riders on the softer of the tyre selections available. Alex Marquez rounded out the top five, holding off an impressive Jakub Kornfeil after a lively tussle between the two.

The race was high in incident, Miguel Oliveira disappointingly crashed out of a promising fourth place early on. Antonelli, Baldassarri, Watanabe, Khairuddin and Ajo were also victims to the tricky conditions. Ajo was taken out in spectacular fashion after Khairuddin highsided during a battle for seventh place, thankfully both riders walked away.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff
1 25 Maverick Viñales KTM 42'05.448  
2 42 Alex Rins KTM 42'06.712 1.264
3 39 Luis Salom KTM 42'06.835 1.387
4 94 Jonas Folger Kalex KTM 42'20.041 14.593
5 12 Alex Marquez KTM 42'43.397 37.949
6 84 Jakub Kornfeil Kalex KTM 42'45.743 40.295
7 5 Romano Fenati FTR Honda 42'48.773 43.325
8 41 Brad Binder Suter Honda 42'48.985 43.537
9 10 Alexis Masbou FTR Honda 42'50.959 45.511
10 32 Isaac Viñales FTR Honda 42'51.122 45.674
11 17 John Mcphee FTR Honda 42'56.900 51.452
12 8 Jack Miller FTR Honda 42'57.040 51.592
13 61 Arthur Sissis KTM 43'04.161 58.713
14 19 Alessandro Tonucci Honda 43'04.418 58.970
15 65 Philipp Oettl Kalex KTM 43'23.475 1'18.027
16 11 Livio Loi Kalex KTM 43'23.832 1'18.384
17 3 Matteo Ferrari FTR Honda 43'28.836 1'23.388
18 9 Toni Finsterbusch Kalex KTM 43'33.174 1'27.726
19 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 43'33.202 1'27.754
20 4 Francesco Bagnaia FTR Honda 43'33.308 1'27.860
21 53 Jasper Iwema Kalex KTM 43'33.613 1'28.165
22 58 Juan Guevara TSR Honda 43'36.079 1'30.631
23 89 Alan Techer TSR Honda 43'36.289 1'30.841
24 57 Eric Granado Kalex KTM 42'16.326 1 lap
25 29 Hyuga Watanabe Honda 42'25.552 1 lap
26 18 Christophe Arciero Suter Honda 43'50.898 1 lap
NOT CLASSIFIED
  77 Lorenzo Baldassarri FTR Honda 36'26.312 4 laps
  63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 33'57.508 5 laps
  31 Niklas Ajo KTM 33'57.728 5 laps
  95 Jules Danilo Kalex KTM 23'44.493 11 laps
  23 Niccolo Antonelli FTR Honda 21'36.962 12 laps
  66 Florian Alt Kalex KTM 11'18.500 18 laps
  44 Miguel Oliveira Mahindra 7'16.641 20 laps
Race Details
Round Number: 
4
2013

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