British MotoGP: Vinales takes win and championship lead

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 17 June 2012 15:10

FTR Honda rider Maverick Vinales has moved to the the top of the Moto3 championship after a hard fought victory at Silverstone today.

Vinales now leads KTM rider Sandro Cortest by two points after six races.

Alexis Masbou got the holeshot to lead the front group of nine riders - all easily in with a chance of a podium position. In the middle of the group was Brit Danny Kent who got a good start onboard his KTM.

With seven laps remaining Vinales tried to breakaway from the group, taking Luis Salom and Sandro Cortese with him. It wasn't all plain sailing for Vinales as Salom and Cortese pushed him right to the end.

Salom put a tough move on Cortese to take second spot over the line.

Kent finished sixth after getting the better of Italian Romano Fenati.

1 25 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 154.6 38'55.210
2 20 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 154.6 +0.933
3 16 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 154.6 +1.023
4 13 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology Honda 154.1 +8.100
5 11 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 154.1 +8.414
6 10 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 154.1 +8.637
7 9 5 Romano FENATI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 154.0 +8.940
8 8 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 154.0 +9.046
9 7 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 154.0 +9.208
10 6 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 153.6 +15.613
11 5 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 153.3 +20.397
12 4 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 153.3 +20.559
13 3 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 153.2 +21.369
14 2 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing KTM 152.8 +27.526
15 1 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 152.8 +27.708
16  19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 152.8 +28.032
17  41 Brad BINDER RSA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 152.3 +35.001
18  53 Jasper IWEMA NED Moto FGR FGR Honda 151.0 +55.456
19  9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Cresto Guide MZ Racing Honda 151.0 +55.559
20  15 Simone GROTZKYJ ITA Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 151.0 +55.829
21  89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 151.0 +56.230
22  21 Ivan MORENO SPA Andalucia JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 151.0 +56.385
23  32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 150.4 +1'05.383
24  51 Kenta FUJII JPN Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 150.0 +1'11.283
25  3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Ioda Team Italia Ioda 149.6 +1'18.155
26  77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 144.2 1 Lap
27  30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 142.0 1 Lap
28  17 John McPHEE GBR Racing Steps Foundation KRP KRP Honda 133.0 2 Laps