Mugello MotoGP: Redding takes second Moto2 win in a row

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 02 June 2013 12:05

Brit Scott Redding took his second Moto2 victory in a row at Mugello to increase his lead in the championship.

The Marc VDS rider won by 2.175 seconds to become the first Brit to to take back-to-back victories in the intermediate class since 1971.

It was Italtrans rider Takaaki Nakagami who was quickest off the line and led for the first few laps before Redding took the lead. Nakagami crashed out of fourth place on lap nine to record his third DNF of 2013.

Mapfre Aspar rider Nicolas Terol took the lead at the start of lap 10, but it wasn't long until Redding retook the lead and pulled away.

Terol finished second with Johann Zarco completing the podium.

Championship hopeful Pol Espargaro finished fourth after a poor start which saw him in 12th position.

1 25 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 165.6 39'53.942
2 20 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 165.4 +2.175
3 16 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 165.3 +4.387
4 13 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 164.9 +9.787
5 11 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 164.9 +9.851
6 10 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 164.9 +10.644
7 9 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 164.8 +10.718
8 8 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 164.8 +10.844
9 7 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 164.8 +10.900
10 6 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 164.7 +12.166
11 5 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 164.7 +12.173
12 4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Kalex 164.5 +15.871
13 3 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 163.7 +27.919
14 2 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 163.6 +28.688
15 1 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 163.6 +28.973
16  14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 163.6 +29.323
17  60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 163.4 +32.176
18  63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA JiR Moto2 Motobi 163.3 +33.762
19  88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 162.7 +42.145
20  95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 162.6 +44.322
21  9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 162.5 +45.584
22  52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 162.5 +45.962
23  17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 162.1 +51.091
24  72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 161.4 +1'02.477
25  54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 160.8 +1'11.895
26  96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 159.9 +1'25.369

Not Classified
  19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex 164.8 4 Laps
  49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 163.4 5 Laps
  44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 161.3 12 Laps
  30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 164.8 13 Laps
  7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter  0 Lap
  97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up  0 Lap