Moto3 world title to be decided in Valencia 7 November, 2013Posted by Taufik in motogp.
Tags: motogp, valencia
With just five points covering the top-three in the Moto3TM World Championship, any of the three riders would win the world title in Valencia with a race victory, irrespective of where their rivals finished. In the situation where none of the three riders wins the race in Valencia, then both Salom and Viñales would take the title with a second place finish. In this situation, where none of the three riders wins the race, Rins would only take the title
with a second place finish if Salom did not finish third, in which case Salom would take the title.This is the sixth time that the lightweight class world title has been settled in Valencia since it became the final event onthe Grand Prix calendar in 2002 and below are some notes of the previous times that it has happened:
– Manuel Poggiali (Gilera) had a chance of taking the title at the Valencia GP; he had an eight-point deficit to Arnaud Vincent (Aprilia). However,
Vincent finished second in front of Poggiali at the final race, to become the first French rider to win the 125cc world title.
–Mika Kallio (KTM) needed to win the race at Valencia to take the title with Thomas Luthi (Honda) finishing lower than 13th. Although Kallio did as required in winning the race, Honda rider Luthi took the title by cruising home for an ninth place finish.
– Gabor Talmacsi (Aprilia) had a ten-point advantage over team-mate Hector Faubel at the start of the Valencia race in 2007. The two riders took the top two places on the grid and Faubel won a fantastic race in which the first five riders across the line were covered by less than a second; howeverTalmacsi did enough to take the title by finishing second.
– Nico Terol (Aprilia) had an outside chance of taking the title, arriving at Valencia with a 17-point deficit to Marc Marquez (Derbi). Terol finished third, one place in front of Marquez who did enough to take the title.
– This was the last ever 125cc world title and the battle was between Nico Terol (Aprilia) and Johann Zarco (Derbi). Terol came second to take the title, whilst Zarco crashed out on the third lap