Valencia MotoGP: Danny Kent victorious in final Moto3 race

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 11 November 2012 10:56

Brit Danny Kent rode an excellent race in wet conditions to take his second Moto3 victory at Valencia in his final race in the class.

Starting from seventh position on the grid Kent was always in touch with the leaders, but never looked able to challenge for the lead until the final quarter of the race.

Kent moved upto second behind team-mate and champion Sadro Cortese and left it till the final corner on the final lap to move in to the lead, holding out to cross the line first.

The win means Kent finishes fourth in the championship.

The podium was made up entirely of KTMs, with Air Asia KTM rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin finishing third.

Alex Marquez looked set to take his first Grand Prix victory when he took the lead from Luis Salom after only a few laps, but the young Spaniard crashed out moments later.

After leading in the early stages of the race, Salom slowed and fell out of touch with the leaders, eventually finishing 10th, two places behind Maverick Vinales.

1 25 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 127.9 45'05.891
2 20 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 127.9 +0.056
3 16 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL AirAsia-Sic-Ajo KTM 127.9 +0.114
4 13 41 Brad BINDER RSA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 127.9 +0.431
5 11 55 Hector FAUBEL SPA Andalucia JHK t-shirt Laglisse FTR Honda 127.7 +4.371
6 10 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Racing Team Germany FTR Honda 127.5 +7.605
7 9 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox-Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 127.2 +14.931
8 8 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Blusens Avintia FTR Honda 127.0 +18.495
9 7 31 Niklas AJO FIN TT Motion Events Racing KTM 126.8 +23.180
10 6 39 Luis SALOM SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 126.8 +23.245
11 5 65 Philipp OETTL GER HP Moto Kalex Kalex KTM 126.6 +27.532
12 4 58 Juan Francisco GUEVARA SPA Wild Wolf BST FTR Honda 126.5 +30.331
13 3 27 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA San Carlo Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 126.4 +31.255
14 2 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 126.3 +34.660
15 1 28 Josep RODRIGUEZ SPA Moto FGR FGR Honda 125.5 +50.522
16  42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 125.5 +50.554
17  30 Giulian PEDONE SWI Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 125.5 +51.725
18  5 Romano FENATI ITA Team Italia FMI FTR Honda 125.5 +51.826
19  61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 125.4 +52.970
20  32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 125.2 +57.930
21  89 Alan TECHER FRA Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 125.1 +1'00.758
22  29 Luca AMATO GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 123.0 +1'47.794
23  51 Kenta FUJII JPN Technomag-CIP-TSR TSR Honda 123.0 +1'47.977
24  80 Armando PONTONE ITA IodaRacing Project Ioda 122.1 1 Lap

Not Classified
  8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology Honda 127.1 5 Laps
  9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Racing Team Germany Honda 125.7 5 Laps
  99 Danny WEBB GBR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 124.0 6 Laps
  44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Estrella Galicia 0,0 Suter Honda 126.6 9 Laps
  7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA JHK t-shirt Laglisse FTR Honda 126.6 9 Laps
  95 Miroslav POPOV CZE Mahindra Racing Mahindra 122.1 15 Laps
  17 John McPHEE GBR Caretta Technology KRP Honda 115.7 15 Laps
  94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 122.1 17 Laps
  26 Adrian MARTIN SPA JHK t-shirt Laglisse FTR Honda 117.6 17 Laps
  3 Luigi MORCIANO ITA Ioda Team Italia Ioda 110.5 20 Laps
  12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Ambrogio Next Racing Suter Honda 123.0 21 Laps