Phillip Island MotoGP: Espargaro takes win and championship lead

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 20 October 2013 12:25

Pol Espargaro took full advantage of Scott Redding's absence from the Phillip Island Moto2 race by taking a full 25 points to retake the championship lead by 16 points.

The podium was completed by Thomas Luthi and Jordi Torres in second and third respectively.

Espargaro's team-mate and championship rival Esteve Rabat could only managed eighth place.

Brits Danny Kent and Gino Rea both scored points, finishing 13th and 14th respectively.

1 25 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 170.7 20'19.219
2 20 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 170.6 +0.591
3 16 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 170.6 +0.679
4 13 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 170.6 +0.893
5 11 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 170.5 +1.111
6 10 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 170.3 +3.073
7 9 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 170.2 +3.234
8 8 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 170.2 +3.655
9 7 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 169.3 +10.182
10 6 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 168.2 +18.083
11 5 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 168.2 +18.317
12 4 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 168.0 +19.415
13 3 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 166.3 +32.194
14 2 8 Gino REA GBR Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 166.2 +32.835
15 1 7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 165.8 +35.588
16  54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 165.8 +36.183
17  31 Kohta NOZANE JPN JiR Moto2 Motobi 165.7 +36.542
18  44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 165.7 +36.913
19  25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 165.6 +37.099
20  97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 165.6 +37.426
21  23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 165.0 +41.817
22  30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 165.0 +41.933
23  34 Ezequiel ITURRIOZ ARG Blusens Avintia Kalex 164.3 +47.089
24  49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 158.9 +1'30.731
Not Classified
  92 Alex MARIÑELARENA SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 166.3 6 Laps
  96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 166.5 8 Laps
  19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 167.3 9 Laps
  5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 166.3 10 Laps
  60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 164.4 11 Laps