Mugello MotoGP: Salom battles to Moto3 victory

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 02 June 2013 10:48

Red Bull KTM rider Luis Salom battled through the Moto3 race at Mugello to take victory and close the gap to championship leader Maverick Vinales to just four points.

The Spaniard came out on top after a fierce battle with the top six riders which saw them all changing places several times a lap.

Salom got the better of Alex Rins and Maverick Vinales to top an all Spanish and all KTM podium.

Miguel Oliveira secured his best result of the season with a fourth-placed finish, although he will feel he could have won after leading for a short time. Alex Marquez and Jonas Folger brought up the rear of the leading group in fifth and sixth.

Brit John McPhee finished 16th, missing out on a point and 15th place by just 1000th of a second. Fellow Brit Danny Webb finished 17th.

1 25 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 157.7 39'53.827
2 20 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 157.7 +0.099
3 16 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 157.7 +0.303
4 13 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 157.7 +0.757
5 11 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 157.7 +0.819
6 10 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 157.6 +1.433
7 9 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 156.6 +16.464
8 8 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 156.5 +18.627
9 7 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 156.5 +18.957
10 6 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 156.5 +19.026
11 5 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 156.5 +19.147
12 4 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 156.5 +19.154
13 3 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 156.3 +20.813
14 2 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 156.3 +21.241
15 1 53 Jasper IWEMA NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 155.8 +28.582
16  17 John McPHEE GBR Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 155.8 +28.583
17  99 Danny WEBB GBR Ambrogio Racing Suter Honda 155.8 +28.671
18  61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 155.8 +29.214
19  65 Philipp OETTL GER Tec Interwetten Moto3 Racing Kalex KTM 155.7 +30.401
20  89 Alan TECHER FRA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 155.7 +30.614
21  9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 155.7 +30.657
22  55 Andrea LOCATELLI ITA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 155.7 +30.658
23  77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 155.7 +30.679
24  4 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 155.7 +30.798
25  11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 155.0 +42.025
26  22 Ana CARRASCO SPA Team Calvo KTM 154.3 +53.508
27  29 Hyuga WATANABE JPN La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 154.3 +53.586
28  93 Michael COLETTI ITA Minimoto Portomaggiore Honda 153.8 +1'00.848

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  3 Matteo FERRARI ITA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 156.4 1 Lap
  84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 156.4 1 Lap
  5 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 156.5 3 Laps
  58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 149.7 17 Laps
  19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 149.8 18 Laps