Aragon MotoGP: Terol cruises to home win

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 29 September 2013 12:06

Aspar rider Nicolas Terol eased to his second Moto2 victory of the season from pole position at Aragon today.

Terol got a brilliant start and had gapped the rest of the field by the end of the first lap.

The fight for the final two podium spots went right down to the final lap, with Esteve Rabat, Scott Redding and Pol Espargaro just some of the riders battling for the positions.

Rabat broke the rest of the group and comfortably finished second, leaving Espargaro and Redding to battle it out for third.

Redding got a brilliant start from 13th on the grid and was holding third spot with just two laps left. Espargaro was determined to change that with a pass in to the final corner, but Redding sat the Spaniard straight back up to power through to third as the pair touched.

Just a lap later Espargaro again took the lead and this time managed to hold it to the line to finish third. The result means Redding leads the championship by 20 points.

Takaaki Nakagami looked odds on for a podium finish, but ran wide on to the astro turf before outbraking himself and running off track early on in the race. The Italtrans rider rejoined in 24th and managed to work his way up to 11th.

1 25 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 158.9 40'15.232
2 20 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 158.8 +1.736
3 16 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 158.7 +3.530
4 13 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 158.6 +3.783
5 11 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 158.6 +4.049
6 10 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 158.1 +11.602
7 9 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 157.8 +16.298
8 8 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 157.7 +18.765
9 7 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 157.4 +22.266
10 6 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 157.3 +23.757
11 5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 157.3 +23.924
12 4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 157.3 +24.487
13 3 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 157.1 +28.011
14 2 92 Alex MARIÑELARENA SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 156.7 +33.120
15 1 52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 156.1 +43.909
16  49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 156.0 +44.230
17  8 Gino REA GBR Gino Rea Montaze Broz Racing FTR 156.0 +44.293
18  96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 155.8 +47.587
19  88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 155.8 +47.678
20  28 Roman RAMOS SPA JiR Moto2 Motobi 155.5 +52.153
21  17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 155.4 +53.848
22  7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 153.5 +1'24.099
23  70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 153.4 +1'26.887
24  10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 152.7 +1'37.241
25  97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 147.1 1 Lap