Assen MotoGP: Espargaro battles with Redding to take win

Published: 29 June 2013

Spaniard Pol Espargaro battled hard to take victory in the Moto2 race at Assen today ahead of championship leader Scott Redding.

With five laps remaining Redding took to the lead and looked strong enough to keep Espargaro at bay, but Espargaro overtook the Marc VDS rider on at the first corner on the final lap.

Espargaro rode a stunning final lap to beat the Brit by 0.117 and close the gap at the top of the championship to 30 points.

Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter, who wasbattling for the lead in the early stages of the race finished third, the top Suter rider.

Redding's team-mate Mika Kallio finished fourth ahead of Esteve Rabat who now trails Espargaro by 18 points in the championship.

Danny Kent finished 20th and wildcard Gino Rea 25th. Kyle Smith crashed out of the race.

1 25 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 164.0 39'51.883
2 20 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 164.0 +0.117
3 16 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 163.8 +3.509
4 13 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 163.8 +3.656
5 11 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 163.7 +3.993
6 10 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 163.7 +4.073
7 9 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Desguaces La Torre Maptaq Kalex 163.4 +9.095
8 8 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 163.2 +12.271
9 7 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 163.1 +13.745
10 6 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 162.9 +16.288
11 5 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 162.9 +16.312
12 4 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 162.9 +16.773
13 3 96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 162.8 +17.247
14 2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Desguaces La Torre SAG Kalex 162.8 +17.980
15 1 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 162.5 +22.296
16  15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 162.3 +25.825
17  88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 162.2 +26.126
18  18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 162.0 +29.943
19  54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 161.8 +32.967
20  52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 161.8 +33.066
21  14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 161.8 +33.108
22  49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 161.3 +40.301
23  44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 161.0 +45.433
24  17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 160.7 +48.616
25  8 Gino REA GBR Gino Rea Race Team FTR 160.7 +48.913
26  72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 159.9 +1'00.853
27  7 Doni Tata PRADITA INA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 158.3 +1'25.946
28  97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 151.0 1 Lap
Not Classified
  63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA JiR Moto2 Motobi 163.4 5 Laps
  9 Kyle SMITH GBR Blusens Avintia Kalex 159.0 7 Laps
  3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 161.3 18 Laps

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