2013 Valencia Moto3 Race Result: A Race Winner, World Champ Is Crowned

Results Below

Maverick Vinales won one the most exciting Moto3 finales in recent history taking both the race win and with it, the 2013 World Championship in Valencia, Spain.

Jonas Folger finished second, just nipping third-place finisher Alex Rins at the line. Rins, who led the race late and briefly held the lead in the final lap, finished the race in third, leaving him second in the championship. Luis Salom, the championship points leader before this final round, crashed on lap 15 but remounted to finish 14th.  He finished third in the championship.

Vinales, who is graduating to Moto2 next year, finished the year with three wins – three fewer than Rins – but a remarkable 15 podiums in 17 races. Rounding out the top five were fourth-place Alex Marquez -- younger brother to MotoGP rookie sensation Marc -- and Efren Vazquez in fifth.

Early on, the race played out as expected with top three championship contenders out front. With 17 laps to go, Salom led Vinales with Rins in third. Two laps later, Vinales grabbed the lead. Four laps after that, Vinales and Salom swapped places twice. Then Salom made a slight mistake and ran wide with 11 laps to go. Rins slipped inside and into second place.

One lap later, disaster struck for Salom. Riding behind Rins in and third place, he lost the front of his KTM and low-sided into the gravel trap at Turn 5. He remounted quickly but the championship would be lost.

Folger closed on the battle between Rins and Vinales but stayed clear of the fight. During the final three laps, the lead swapped hands. Then on the final lap, Rins grabbed the lead once again. Vinales waited for the final corner to make a decisive move and grab the race and championship from his fellow countryman. Folger slipped into second as Rins ran wide.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff.
1 25 Maverick VIÑALES KTM 40'12.463
2 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex KTM 0.186
3 42 Alex RINS KTM 0.187
4 12 Alex MARQUEZ KTM 13.666
5 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Mahindra 13.708
6 10 Alexis MASBOU FTR Honda 28.587
7 32 Isaac VIÑALES FTR Honda 28.776
8 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 28.794
9 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 28.953
10 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 29.185
11 5 Romano FENATI FTR Honda 29.347
12 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 29.507
13 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 30.666
14 39 Luis SALOM KTM 34.153
15 3 Matteo FERRARI FTR Honda 37.518
16 84 Jakub KORNFEIL Kalex KTM 38.056
17 57 Eric GRANADO Kalex KTM 38.487
18 61 Arthur SISSIS KTM 42.363
19 29 Hyuga WATANABE FTR Honda 42.619
20 77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI FTR Honda 43.89
21 53 Jasper IWEMA Kalex KTM 44.62
22 49 Jorge NAVARRO MIR Honda 58.149
23 58 Juanfran GUEVARA TSR Honda +1'12.585
24 9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH Kalex KTM +1'13.367
25 80 Hafiq AZMI FTR Honda +1'13.461
26 66 Florian ALT Kalex KTM +1'15.260
27 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI FTR Honda 1 Lap
Not Classified
  8 Jack MILLER FTR Honda 6 Laps
  4 Francesco BAGNAIA FTR Honda 11 Laps
  11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 12 Laps
  31 Niklas AJO KTM 13 Laps
  21 Luca AMATO Mahindra 13 Laps
  17 John MCPHEE FTR Honda 16 Laps

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
18
2013

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Masbou

Masbou started from pit lane and manage to finish 6th. Not too shabby...

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