San Marino Moto2: Espargaro closes championship gap with win

Published: 15 September 2013

Pol Espargaro took the win at Misano today to close the gap to championship leader Scott Redding to 23 points.

Redding, who qualified on the second row, was never quite in touch with the front group and had to battle hard to finish in sixth place and take 10 points.

Espargaro got a great start to open up a slight gap on the first lap, but he was unable to hold off Japanese rider Takaaki Nakagami who took the lead and quickly opened up a gap of over two seconds.

The Italtrans rider was unable to take his maiden Moto2 win, as his pace slowed towards the end of the race allowing Espargaro to take his fourth win of the season and keep the pressure on Redding.

Espargaro's team-mate Esteve Rabat completes the podium in third place.

1 25 40 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 154.0 42'47.098
2 20 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 154.0 +0.621
3 16 80 Esteve RABAT SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 153.9 +1.815
4 13 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Racing Suter 153.3 +12.919
5 11 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 153.1 +14.925
6 10 45 Scott REDDING GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 153.1 +15.123
7 9 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Came Iodaracing Project Suter 153.1 +15.259
8 8 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 152.8 +20.369
9 7 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 152.8 +20.615
10 6 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 152.6 +24.635
11 5 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 152.3 +28.649
12 4 54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 152.3 +29.173
13 3 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 152.3 +29.418
14 2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Maptaq SAG Zelos Team Kalex 152.3 +29.458
15 1 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 151.8 +37.718
16  81 Jordi TORRES SPA Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 151.7 +39.314
17  4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 151.5 +42.796
18  49 Axel PONS SPA Tuenti HP 40 Kalex 151.5 +42.938
19  52 Danny KENT GBR Tech 3 Tech 3 151.2 +48.222
20  96 Louis ROSSI FRA Tech 3 Tech 3 151.0 +51.304
21  94 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 151.0 +51.561
22  8 Gino REA GBR Gino Rea Montaze Broz Racing FTR 150.5 +1'00.821
23  44 Steven ODENDAAL RSA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 149.8 +1'13.014
24  25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Moriwaki 149.7 +1'13.968
25  34 Ezequiel ITURRIOZ ARG Blusens Avintia Kalex 148.4 +1'36.626
26  97 Rafid Topan SUCIPTO INA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 145.2 1 Lap
27  10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA Thai Honda PTT Gresini Moto2 Suter 143.8 1 Lap
Not Classified
  88 Ricard CARDUS SPA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Speed Up 151.5 2 Laps
  22 Jason O'HALLORAN AUS JiR Moto2 Motobi 146.9 10 Laps
  3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Mobile Racing Speed Up 144.6 16 Laps
  11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 151.3 17 Laps
  92 Alex MARIÑELARENA SPA Blusens Avintia Kalex 144.9 24 Laps
  17 Alberto MONCAYO SPA Argiñano & Gines Racing Speed Up 134.8 25 Laps

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