Valencia Motogp: Vinales takes Moto3 crown

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 10 November 2013 10:42

Maverick Vinales has won the final race of the 2013 season and with it the Moto3 world championship after a nail biting race.

The fight for the title was close between Vinales, Alex Rins and Luis Salom, with all three of them qualifying on the front row.

Vinales showed his intentions by taking the lead from Luis Salom on the first lap.

None of the leading three were able to pull away, with all three sharing the lead. With 10 laps to go Salom, leading the championship heading in to the race, crashed out of third position, ending his championship hopes.

Vinales and Rins battled all the way to the end, trading positions several times until the final lap.

Rins left it to the last corner on the final lap to make his move for the lead, touching Vinales on the way past.

Rins was unable to hold his line and Vinales retook the lead and was able to hold it over the line.

Rins last corner mistake allowed Jonas Folger to finish second.

1 25 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 143.4 40'12.463
2 20 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 143.4 +0.186
3 16 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 143.4 +0.187
4 13 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 142.6 +13.666
5 11 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 142.6 +13.708
6 10 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 141.7 +28.587
7 9 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 141.7 +28.776
8 8 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA Team Calvo KTM 141.7 +28.794
9 7 65 Philipp OETTL GER Interwetten Paddock Moto3 Kalex KTM 141.7 +28.953
10 6 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 141.7 +29.185
11 5 5 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 141.7 +29.347
12 4 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 141.7 +29.507
13 3 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 141.6 +30.666
14 2 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 141.4 +34.153
15 1 3 Matteo FERRARI ITA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 141.2 +37.518
16  84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 141.2 +38.056
17  57 Eric GRANADO BRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 141.1 +38.487
18  61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 140.9 +42.363
19  29 Hyuga WATANABE JPN La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 140.9 +42.619
20  77 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 140.8 +43.890
21  53 Jasper IWEMA NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 140.8 +44.620
22  49 Jorge NAVARRO SPA Cuna de Campeones MIR Honda 140.0 +58.149
23  58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA CIP Moto3 TSR Honda 139.2 +1'12.585
24  9 Toni FINSTERBUSCH GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 139.2 +1'13.367
25  80 Hafiq AZMI MAL La Fonte Tascaracing FTR Honda 139.1 +1'13.461
26  66 Florian ALT GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 139.0 +1'15.260
27  23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 137.0 1 Lap
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  8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 143.2 6 Laps
  4 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 139.2 11 Laps
  11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 140.7 12 Laps
  31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 141.6 13 Laps
  21 Luca AMATO GER Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 138.9 13 Laps
  17 John MCPHEE GBR Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 141.0 16 Laps