2013 Assen Moto2 Race Result: Lively Clash For Victory

Summary and results of Moto2 race:

The best weather of the weekend greeted the Moto2 riders for their race at Assen as rare sunshine bathed the circuit. Pol Espargaro was able to make the most of the ideal conditions, coming out on top of a relentless duel with main title rival Scott Redding. Redding had pulled a half a second lead with four laps remaining as Espargaro looked to be suffering with tyre problems. The Spaniard was slipping and sliding all over the track but recovered brilliantly, latching back onto the rear wheel of the Briton on the penultimate lap. The Tuenti HP 40 Pons rider eventually made his play for the lead at turn one on the final lap and wasn't to be denied from there, taking the checkered flag.

Dominique Aegerter took his first ever podium position after finishing the race in third place. The Suisse rider initially broke away with Redding and Espargaro at the head of the race but he was eventually dropped back into an entertaining scrap with Mika Kallio, Esteve Rabat and Johann Zarco who completed the top six. The group was covered by only half a second. 

Xavier Simeon, Tom Luthi, Jordi Torres and Ant West rounded out the top ten while there were crashes for Simone Corsi, Kyle Smith, Mike DiMeglio and Toni Elias, who had the misfortune of losing the front on the warm up lap. 

Results: 

Pos Num Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex 39'51.883
2 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 0.117
3 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 3.509
4 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 3.656
5 80 Esteve RABAT Kalex 3.993
6 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 4.073
7 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 9.095
8 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 12.271
9 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 13.745
10 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 16.288
11 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 16.312
12 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 16.773
13 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 17.247
14 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 17.980
15 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 22.296
16 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 25.825
17 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 26.126
18 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 29.943
19 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 32.967
20 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 33.066
21 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Suter 33.108
22 49 Axel PONS Kalex 40.301
23 44 Steven ODENDAAL Speed Up 45.433
24 17 Alberto MONCAYO Speed Up 48.616
25 8 Gino REA FTR 48.913
26 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki +1'00.853
27 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter +1'25.946
28 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 1 Lap
Not Classified      
  63 Mike DI MEGLIO Motobi 5 Laps
  9 Kyle SMITH Kalex 7 Laps
  3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 18 Laps
Not Starting      
  24 Toni Elias Kalex 0 Lap

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
7
2013

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Scott

Scott did very well considering that his 6th gear kept slipping out...
Amazing :O)

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