2013 Silverstone Moto2 Race Result: Decisive Victory After Heated Clash

Full Report and Results Below:

Scott Redding has taken a hard-fought victory during his home Grand Prix at Silverstone. The proud Brit took the hole shot after a fantastic start and pushed the pace from the off, only losing the lead momentarily to Takaaki Nakagami with six and a half laps of the race remaining.

From there a heated four rider battle ensued at the front of the race, but Redding timed his run perfectly and managed to edge away in the final two laps to finish ahead of the squabbling Takaaki Nakagami, Thomas Luthi and Esteve Rabat in fourth.

Dominique Aegerter finished in fifth ahead of Mika Kallio, Johan Zarco, a bitterly disappointed Pol Espargaro, Simone Corsi and Mattia Pasini rounded out the top ten. Redding's main title rival Espargaro suffered horribly throughout the race, feeling the effects of illness all weekend, he lapped consistently slower than the front runners and never threatened for the podium places. Redding's championship advantage over Espargaro now stands at an ominous 38 points heading into Misano.

There were crashes for Alberto Moncayo, Gino Rea and Xavier Simeon. All riders managed to walk away unhurt. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 45 Scott REDDING Kalex 38'22.897
2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1.066
3 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1.170
4 80 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1.427
5 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2.226
6 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 8.142
7 5 Johann ZARCO Suter 12.146
8 40 Pol ESPARGARO Kalex 13.228
9 3 Simone CORSI Speed Up 15.162
10 54 Mattia PASINI Speed Up 15.225
11 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 20.734
12 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 22.353
13 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 25.657
14 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Speed Up 25.994
15 24 Toni ELIAS Kalex 28.900
16 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 32.012
17 88 Ricard CARDUS Speed Up 32.730
18 52 Danny KENT Tech 3 32.800
19 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 40.942
20 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 50.214
21 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 50.507
22 49 Axel PONS Kalex 50.623
23 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 51.003
24 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 51.526
25 22 Jason O'HALLORAN Motobi 51.856
26 7 Doni Tata PRADITA Suter +1'24.159
27 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Suter +1'25.074
28 97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO Speed Up 1 Lap
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  19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1 Lap
  8 Gino REA FTR 2 Laps
  17 Alberto MONCAYO Speed Up 15 Laps
Round Number: 
12
2013
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Comments

Get in Scott Reading, looks like he's riding a mini moto can't wait to see him in motogp. Brilliant, oh and have yamaha been out trumped by Honda again?? Pol looks a long long way off a Marquez challenger...

It looked like it. Brother Aleix was trying to console him. He'll go to MotoGP without a championship and there are much better riders in Moto3 right now than him.

Great for Redding, he has been a class act all weekend. Great ride at home and further take the lead out on the championship. I think Yamaha picked the wrong guy. Lol.

To see the way Scott handled himself and the pressure this weekend. Really maturing nicely as a rider and championship contender which bodes well for his learning year on the proddie Honda in MotoGP next year. Great ride and greater things to come. Congrats to Scott and Marc VDS.

Brilliant ride from Scott. In spite of what the Spanish commentators were saying, he looked comfortable race long. It's really looking like a tough call for Pol from now on.

Well done Scott. I was there and he looked great all weekend. So many critics here at the start of the season. Humble pie? Our favourite flavour...