2013 Mugello Moto2 Race Result: A Statement Is Made, Loud And Clear

Result and summary of the Moto2 race at Mugello:

Briton Scott Redding won his second race in a row in dominant fashion at the Mugello Circuit to open up a sizeable championship lead. Nico Terol claimed second and Johann Zarco finished in third. Redding now holds a 43-point lead in the championship after five rounds.

Pol Espargaro, who struggled all weekend to find a consistent pace and qualified in tenth moved up through the pack to finish fourth with former MotoGP rider Mika Kallio in fifth.

But the story of the day was Redding who crashed heavily in practice but immediately found his speed again in qualifying and warm-up.  It marked the first time a British rider won successive rounds in an intermediate class since 1971, MotoGP.com reported.

Results:

1 45 Scott Redding Kalex 39'53.942
2 18 Nicolas Terol Suter +2.175
3 5 Johann Zarco Suter +4.387
4 40 Pol Espargaro Kalex +9.787
5 36 Mika Kallio Kalex +9.851
6 81 Jordi Torres Suter +10.644
7 3 Simone Corsi Speed Up +10.718
8 15 Alex De Angelis Speed Up +10.844
9 12 Thomas Luthi Suter +10.900
10 77 Dominique Aegerter Suter +12.166
11 24 Toni Elias Kalex +12.173
12 23 Marcel Schrotter Kalex +15.871
13 80 Esteve Rabat Kalex +27.919
14 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex +28.688
15 4 Randy Krummenacher Suter +28.973
16 14 Ratthapark Wilairot Suter +29.323
17 60 Julian Simon Kalex +32.176
18 63 Mike Di Meglio Motobi +33.762
19 88 Ricard Cardus Speed Up +42.145
20 95 Anthony West Speed Up +44.322
21 9 Kyle Smith Kalex +45.584
22 52 Danny Kent Tech 3 +45.962
23 17 Alberto Moncayo Speed Up +51.091
24 72 Yuki Takahashi Moriwaki +1'02.477
25 54 Mattia Pasini Speed Up +1'11.895
26 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 +1'25.369
Not Classified
  19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 4 Laps
  49 Axel Pons Kalex 5 Laps
  44 Steven Odendaal Speed Up 12 Laps
  30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 13 Laps
  7 Doni Tata Pradita Suter 0 Lap
  97 Rafid Topan Sucipto Speed Up 0 Lap
 

 

Round Number: 
5
2013
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Comments

Great race from Redding. Also from Nico and Zarco. I hope they can keep the pace the up for the rest of the year. Pol got some lucky positions today after another mediocre ride. He might want to think twice about opening his mouth and calling other riders inconsistent from now on. Shame for Rabat, I thought he was going to be the one who might upset Reddings charge this weekend. He'll be back and I'm saying it here now. Rabat will beat Pol at Montmeló.

Many congratulations to Scott Redding on his second win.

It's amazing what breaking your "winners duck" can do. From being a frantic, sideways, over eager rider, today he looked smooth, controlled and apart from bad luck, always the winner today.

Maybe the fairer weight system has helped him, but take nothing away, at Mugello he was supreme.

I wonder how many more Brits will be at the British round to support him?

... a year makes. Last year Redding qualified 8th and finished 6th at Mugello with a race time of 39m 56.434s.

This year he starts from pole and wins, with a race time of 39m 53.942s. So it's those precious tenths of seconds that really count.

Excellent result.