2014 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 10, Indianapolis, USA

MotoGP Championship standings for round 10, 2014

2014 Moto2 Championship Standings After Round 10, Indianapolis, USA

Championship standings for round 10, 2014

2014 Moto3 Championship Standings After Round 10, Indianapolis, USA

Championship standings for round 10, 2014

2014 Indianapolis Moto2 WUP Result: Vinales On Top

Results:

2014 Indianapolis MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams, Bridgestone and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after qualifying:

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10
Year: 
2014

2014 Indianapolis Moto2 And Moto3 Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Indianapolis:

Round Number: 
10
Year: 
2014

2014 Indianapolis MotoGP Saturday Round Up: Fast Brits On Proddy Hondas, An Early Title For Marquez, And An Epic Moto3 Race

Is Indianapolis really a Honda circuit? With four Yamahas on the two front rows of the grid, you would have to say it wasn't any longer. There is a Honda on pole, but as that's Marc Marquez, that doesn't really count: alongside his perfect nine wins from nine races, he now also has eight poles from ten qualifying sessions. Any discussion of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the different manufacturers at a circuit really needs to disregard Marquez at the moment. In 2014, the Spaniard is just too much of an outlier, as his ability to put a couple of tenths or more on the opposition at will demonstrates.

Behind Marquez, the grid looks a lot more interesting. Behind Marquez is exactly how Andrea Dovizioso bagged another front row start, the Italian grabbing a tow off the Repsol Honda rider to set the second fastest time. The tow had allowed Dovizioso to follow Marquez' "crazy lines" as the Ducati rider put it, and the extra boost of the new engine Dovizioso has at his disposal may have contributed. The engine comes with a new fairing with revised cooling, suggesting the changes are more to do with making the engine more reliable at the top end, allowing it to be revved higher for longer. Given the Desmosedici's propensity for going up in a puff of smoke – Dovizioso has already lost three of his twelve engines this year, Andrea Iannone has got through four – reduced friction and reduced temperature would be a boon.

Jorge Lorenzo is the last man on the front row of the grid, but he was not disappointed with that. It was important for the Spaniard to build his confidence at Indy, and qualifying definitely helped. Lorenzo remarked that he was closer to Marquez than at the previous race, and that's not just true of qualifying. Lorenzo's race pace is strong too, though still a way off that of Marquez. In FP4, Marquez was running mid 1'32s consistently, while Lorenzo was hitting low 1'33s.

2014 Indianapolis Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Smart Riding Bags Pole

Results and summary of qualifying for Moto2 at Indianapolis:

2014 Indianapolis MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Drops The Hammer

Marc Marquez set the fastest time of the weekend in FP4, two-tenths of a second faster than Stefan Bradl's top time in the prior session. Marquez 1'32.391 left him half a second clear of the field with qualifying coming up in 40 minutes.

Pol Espargaro earned a confidence boost headed into qualifying with the second-fastest time, closely followed by Valentino Rossi to round out the top three.

Results:

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