2013 Tissot Australian Motogp.
Phillip Island .Victoria. Australia...
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2013 TISSOT Australian MotoGp.
MotoGP Race Results after 19 laps - 84.512 km.
1 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 29'07.155
2 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 29'14.091
3 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA 29'19.499
4 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 29'19.615
5 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini HONDA 29'19.668
6 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 29'35.418
7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team DUCATI 29'40.108
8 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing DUCATI 29'42.217
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team DUCATI 29'42.259
10 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 29'44.581
Moto 2 Race Results after 13 laps - 57.824 km.
1 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 KALEX 20'19.219
2 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 SUTER 20'19.810
3 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 SUTER 20'19.898
4 3 Si mone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing SPEED UP 20'20.112
5 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing SPEED UP 20'20.330
6 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert SUTER 20'22.292
7 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team KALEX 20'22.453
8 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 KALEX 20'22.874
9 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 SUTER 20'29.401
10 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team SPEED UP 20'37.302
Moto 3 Race Results 23 laps - 102.304 km.
1 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 37'40.375
2 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 37'40.378
3 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 37'40.553
4 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 37'40.877
5 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology - RTG FTR HONDA 37'40.976
6 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 KALEX KTM 37'41.452
7 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing MAHINDRA 37'41.479
8 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR HONDA 37'42.642
9 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 37'55.449
10 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR HONDA 37'56.335
The 2013 TISSOT Australian MotoGp had all the makings of a great racing weekend,the three (3) classes are all evenly contested with only 1 win seperating the leaders in each of the 3 classes .But as fate would have it ,it turned out to be a race of surprises with the MotoGp (19 laps.)+ Moto 2 (13 laps.)races being shortened for safety reasons, ( the tyre manufacturer couldn’t guarantee that the tyres would last the distance), this was due to the possiblibity of excessive tyre wear due to the track being resurfaced over the summer. Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez were having a great dual up the front of the pack ,but when Marquez pitted 1 lap to late to change bikes ,he was black flagged along with Aussie Bryan Staring who’s team also forgot to wave there rider in. To say that Marc Marquez was disappointed would be an understatement as if he would’ve won the race he would’ve sealed the championship, .Jorge Lorenzo went on to win the race by just under 7 seconds, with Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi filling the remaining spots on the Podium.
In Moto 2 POL Espargaro ,Thomas Luthi ,Jordi Torres and Simone Corsi had a real fight up the front end of the pack with only .89 sec's seperating them after their 13 lap race. In Moto 3 there were 5 riders Alex Rins , Maverick Vinales ,Luis Salom ,Alex Marquez and Australia's Jack Miller that ended up less than 1 second apart providing some exciting racing for the spectators,so it was anyone's race .
As always the support classes ,Aussie Superbikes and Supersport ,the Australian Juniors were well represented and there races were hotly contested .
On a spectator point of view it was disappointing as some people had ridden/driven over 3,500 km to get to the Island for Australia's premier Motorsport event ,the 2013 TISSOT Australian MotoGp only to watch a reduced race , rider safety will always be a priority .