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Silverstone Moto3: Salom takes win in epic battle

Published: 01 September 2013

Luis Salom has taken an epic win in the Moto3 race at Silverstone, after a four-way battle that lasted from the lights went out to the chequered flag.

With the lead swapping on almost every lap, any one of Salom, Maverick Vinales, Alex Rins and Alex Marquez looked like they could win it going into the final lap.

However, Salom, who managed to take the lead on lap fifteen, was able to pull out a small lead that was just enough to take him to the line. Rins was second, after a last last scrap with teammate Marquez, with Vinales relegated to fourth.

Fifth place was no easier, with another four way fight that Miguel Olivera emerged top of, beating Jonas Folger, Jack Miller and Alex Masbou.

John McPhee had a strong race at his home round to finish in 14th, adding to his 2013 points total.

1 25 39 Luis SALOM SPA Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 157.1 38'17.291
2 20 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 157.1 +0.049
3 16 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 KTM 157.1 +0.698
4 13 25 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Team Calvo KTM 157.1 +0.849
5 11 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 155.7 +20.561
6 10 94 Jonas FOLGER GER Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 155.7 +20.625
7 9 8 Jack MILLER AUS Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 155.7 +20.631
8 8 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold FTR Honda 155.7 +20.882
9 7 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Redox RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 155.4 +24.970
10 6 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA Mahindra Racing Mahindra 155.4 +25.288
11 5 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Ongetta-Centro Seta FTR Honda 155.4 +25.601
12 4 5 Romano FENATI ITA San Carlo Team Italia FTR Honda 155.4 +25.684
13 3 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA GO&FUN Gresini Moto3 FTR Honda 155.3 +26.612
14 2 17 John MCPHEE GBR Caretta Technology - RTG FTR Honda 155.2 +28.602
15 1 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno KTM 154.8 +34.145
27 37 Kyle RYDE GBR Racing Steps Foundation KRP KRP Honda 151.7 +1'21.415
30 98 Wayne RYAN GBR Racing Steps Foundation KRP KRP Honda 143.5 1 Lap

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