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German Moto2: Torres takes his debut win at the Sachsenring

14 July 2013

By Lisa Lewis

Mapfre Aspar's Jordi Torres raced to his first grand prix victory in Germany, the Spanish Moto2 Champion taking the lead with ten laps to go and edging away.

Title leader Pol Espargaro had powered to the front at the opening corner, leading a group also consisting of front row starter Torres, Simone Corsi and a resurgent Julian Simon.

NGM Mobile racer Corsi then passed Espargaro as he struggled with his tyres on the Tuenti HP 40 bike as the race drew to a close, giving Forward and Speed Up their first podium of the season.

The rostrum had a mix of manufacturers with Suter, Speed Up and Kalex all represented.

Simon held on for fourth for the Italtrans team, his best result of the season.

Interwetten Paddock's Tom Luthi and Alex De Angelis battled hard for fifth after both passing Scott Redding with Luthi taking the position and De Angelis settling for sixth.

Redding aimed for damage limitation in terms of the his championship heading into the summer break for the support classes. His lead was cut as Espargaro finished ahead of him and now sits at 23 points after finishing seventh for Marc VDS.

Ant West cut through the pack to finish an impressive eighth for the QMMF team, he finished ahead of pole sitter Xavier Simeon in ninth, who seemed to lack something after a big crash in morning warm-up which left him with a bandaged chin.

Tenth went to Dominique Aegerter for the Technomag carXpert team, his 24th consecutive points finish.

Takaaki Nakagami crossed the line eleventh on the second Italtrans machine after missing Assen with a collarbone injury.

Johann Zarco was 12th for the Came Iodaracing Project, Mika Kallio 13th for Marc VDS while Pons team rider Tito Rabat fought through the pain in his foot from his practice accident for 14th.

Sandro Cortese was the best finishing German at home in for Dynavolt Intact GP after Marcel Schrotter crashed out with 13 laps to go. He took the final available point in 15th.

Axel Pons just missed out in 16th place for the Tuenti Hp 40 Pons team. Nico Terol could not mirror the achievements of his Aspar team-mate and fell with four laps remaining.

Wild card Brit Gino Rea finished the race in 24th place.

Tech3 rider Danny Kent crashed out early in the race but walked away uninjured. Blusens Avintia rider Kyle Smith followed him into the gravel just a few laps later.


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