Qatar MotoGP: Salom takes Moto3 win

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 07 April 2013 17:42

Red Bull KTM ride Luis Salom has taken victory in the first Moto3 race of he 2013 season at the Losail circuit, Qatar.

Salom held on to ros the line first in a race that could have easily been won by any of the top five.

Spaniard Maverick Vinales finished second, marginally ahead of Alex Rins. Rins' team-mate Alex Marquez just missed out on the podium in fourth position with Jonas Folger in fifth on the much improved Mahindra machine.

Brit Danny Webb had an impressive debut on the Suter Honda finishing 11th ahead of Brad Binder.

Fellow Brit John McPhee crashed out of 15th position with only a couple of laps remaining.

1 25 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 151.1 38'26.859
2 20 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 151.0 +0.417
3 16 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 151.0 +0.423
4 13 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 151.0 +0.701
5 11 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 151.0 +0.916
6 10 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 149.9 +17.489
7 9 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 149.9 +17.566
8 8 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 149.8 +19.355
9 7 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 149.2 +28.966
10 6 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 149.2 +28.995
11 5 99 Danny WEBB GBR Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 149.2 +29.440
12 4 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 149.2 +29.499
13 3 53 Jasper IWEMA NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 148.5 +39.216
14 2 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 148.5 +39.415
15 1 5 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 148.5 +39.451
16  8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 148.5 +39.797
17  65 Philipp OETTL GER Paddock TT Motion Events Kalex KTM 147.8 +50.846
18  19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA La Fonte Tascaracing Honda 147.8 +51.093
19  9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 147.8 +51.218
20  22 Ana CARRASCO SPA Team Calvo KTM 147.8 +51.266
21  58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 147.8 +51.329
22  84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 147.6 +53.745
23  4 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 147.6 +54.691
24  3 Matteo FERRARI ITA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 147.6 +54.948
25  66 Florian ALT GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 147.5 +55.236
26  57 Eric GRANADO BRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 147.0 +1'03.601
27  29 Hyuga WATANABE JPN La Fonte Tascaracing Honda 145.8 +1'23.040
28  77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 145.8 +1'23.178

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17 John McPHEE GBR Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 148.6 2 Laps
32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 147.4 11 Laps
89 Alan TECHER FRA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 145.4 16 Laps
23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda  0 Lap