Estoril MotoGP: Cortese takes win

By MCN -

MotoGP

 06 May 2012 16:54

KTM rider Sandro Cortese has taken his first Moto3 victory of 2012 ahead of rival Maverick Vinales. Kalex KTM rider Luis Salom took the third step of the podium.

The final lap was a tough saw a tough battle between Cortese and Vinales, the youngsters banging fairings several times, before Cortese managed to out drag Vinales to the line.

Danny Kent finished eighth after battling hard for fifth place. He ran into the gravel along with Italian Romano Fenati just nine laps from the end. Fenati failed to finish.

1 25 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 138.8 41'34.536
2 20 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 138.8 +0.055
3 16 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 138.2 +11.038
4 13 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 138.1 +12.195
5 11 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA JHK T-Shirt Laglisse FTR Honda 137.7 +20.934
6 10 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 137.7 +20.976
7 9 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 137.6 +21.792
8 8 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 137.6 +21.888
9 7 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Caretta Technology Honda 137.5 +23.046
10 6 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 137.5 +23.310
11 5 41 Brad BINDER RSA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 137.5 +23.379
12 4 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 137.5 +23.763
13 3 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 137.5 +24.308
14 2 23 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Bankia Aspar Team Kalex KTM 137.4 +25.015
15 1 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 137.4 +26.450
16  6 Joan OLIVE SPA TT Motion Events Racing KTM 137.0 +32.641
17  89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 137.0 +32.743
18  19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 136.8 +36.511
19  77 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Mahindra Racing Mahindra 135.9 +53.527
20  21 Ivan MORENO SPA Andalucia JHK Laglisse FTR Honda 135.3 +1'04.014
21  9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Cresto Guide MZ Racing Honda 135.3 +1'04.064
22  73 Manuel TATASCIORE ITA Caretta Technology Honda 135.3 +1'04.071
23  51 Kenta FUJII JPN Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 133.9 +1'30.900
24  3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Ioda Team Italia Ioda 132.8 1 Lap
25  86 Kevin HANUS GER Thomas Sabo GP Team Honda 132.7 1 Lap
  80 Armando PONTONE ITA IodaRacing Project Ioda 130.8 +2'32.229
  30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Ambrogio Next Racing Oral 130.7 +2'35.705