Mugello MotoGP: Vinales takes hard fought Moto3 victory

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 15 July 2012 10:44

FTR Honda rider Maverick Vinales took his fourth Moto3 victory of the season at Mugello after a hard race long battle.

Despite running wide in the latter half of the final lap, Vinales managed to hold on to his lead ahead of Italian Romano Fenati to tkae victory by just two hundredths of a second. KTM rider Sandro Cortese finished third.

Brit Danny Kent had a good race with the leading group, but was unable to keep up with the podium finishers, despite leading at the end of lap 12. Kent finished fifth behind Italian Niccolo Antonelli.

Spanish rider Luis Salom, third in the championship before today's race, crashed after only three laps. Brit Danny Kent finished 20th onboard his Mahindra machine.

1 25 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 157.5 39'57.374
2 20 5 Romano FENATI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 157.5 +0.020
3 16 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 157.5 +0.071
4 13 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 157.1 +5.788
5 11 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 157.1 +5.836
6 10 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 157.1 +5.860
7 9 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 157.1 +5.906
8 8 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 156.3 +18.195
9 7 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 156.3 +19.232
10 6 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 156.3 +19.308
11 5 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing KTM 155.2 +35.855
12 4 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology Honda 155.2 +35.872
13 3 26 Adrian MARTIN SPA JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 155.2 +36.175
14 2 74 Kevin CALIA ITA Elle 2 Ciatti Honda 155.2 +36.195
15 1 71 Michael Ruben RINALDI ITA Racing Team Gabrielli Honda 155.2 +36.270
16  19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 155.2 +36.285
17  89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 155.2 +36.446
18  9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Cresto Guide MZ Racing Honda 155.2 +36.651
19  32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 154.2 +51.252
20  99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 153.9 +57.030
21  8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology Honda 153.9 +57.136
22  15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 153.9 +57.148
23  30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 153.9 +57.151
24  41 Brad BINDER RSA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 153.2 +1'07.228
25  51 Kenta FUJII JPN Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 152.2 +1'23.679
26  21 Ivan MORENO SPA Andalucia JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 151.7 +1'31.341
27  3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Ioda Team Italia Ioda 150.3 +1'55.845