MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2014 Silverstone Moto3 FP2: Kent On Top At Home

Local rider Danny Kent has topped a tightly contested second free practice for the Moto3 class at Silverstone in a session that once again saw lashings of sunshine sprinkled with the odd light rain shower. Kent managed to snatch top spot with his final lap, setting a time of 2:15.572 which put him less than a tenth clear of Niccolo Antonelli. Alex Rins posted the third fastest time ahead of KTM riders Isaac Vinales and Romano Fenati.

Alex Marquez lead the session briefly but had to settle for the sixth quickest lap while Mahindra's Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder followed very closely behind. John McPhee claimed ninth position, the Scot managed to edge out fellow Racing Team Germany rider Efren Vazquez. After leading the morning session Championship leader Jack Miller looked unsettled throughout and spent a lot of time in the pits with his crew, he could only manage 23rd place.

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 2'15.572    
2 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'15.630 0.058 0.058
3 42 Alex RINS Honda 2'15.634 0.062 0.004
4 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 2'15.648 0.076 0.014
5 5 Romano FENATI KTM 2'15.788 0.216 0.140
6 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 2'15.870 0.298 0.082
7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'15.870 0.298  
8 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'15.878 0.306 0.008
9 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'15.930 0.358 0.052
10 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 2'15.986 0.414 0.056
11 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 2'16.048 0.476 0.062
12 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 2'16.134 0.562 0.086
13 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 2'16.143 0.571 0.009
14 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 2'16.230 0.658 0.087
15 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'16.353 0.781 0.123
16 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 2'16.409 0.837 0.056
17 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'16.472 0.900 0.063
18 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 2'16.474 0.902 0.002
19 16 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra 2'16.554 0.982 0.080
20 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 2'16.584 1.012 0.030
21 13 Jasper IWEMA FTR KTM 2'16.615 1.043 0.031
22 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 2'16.929 1.357 0.314
23 8 Jack MILLER KTM 2'17.033 1.461 0.104
24 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 2'17.103 1.531 0.070
25 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'17.276 1.704 0.173
26 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 2'17.443 1.871 0.167
27 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'17.609 2.037 0.166
28 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 2'17.726 2.154 0.117
29 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 2'18.139 2.567 0.413
30 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 2'18.350 2.778 0.211
31 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 2'18.377 2.805 0.027
32 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 2'18.738 3.166 0.361
33 66 Joe IRVING KTM 2'19.547 3.975 0.809
34 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'19.844 4.272 0.297
35 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 2'23.162 7.590 3.318

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
12
2014

2014 Silverstone Moto2 FP1: Zarco Leads Opening Intermediate Running

Frenchman Johan Zarco has finished at the head of the time sheets following Moto2 FP1 at Silverstone, the Caterham Suter rider immediately looked comfortable around the fast and flowing circuit and blazed to a respectable time of 2:09.312. Simone Corsi finished a tenth behind Zarco but managed to edge out his Forward Racing team mate Mattia Pasini. Axel Pons put in one of his better performances of recent memory to claim fourth.

Maverick Vinales finished ahead of two fellow rookie riders in local hero Sam Lowes and Jonas Folger who set the sixth and seventh quickest lap times respectively. Italtrans racing's Franco Morbidelli ended in eighth while Takaaki Nakagami and Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio rounded out the top ten. Championship leader Tito Rabat had to settle for a disappointing twelfth place and 50 year old Moto2 wild card rider Jeremy McWilliams had a stark reality check as he took the local Taylor Made machine to last place; over ten seconds behind Zarco.

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'09.312    
2 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 2'09.447 0.135 0.135
3 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'09.509 0.197 0.062
4 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'09.523 0.211 0.014
5 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'09.573 0.261 0.050
6 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'09.639 0.327 0.066
7 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'09.782 0.470 0.143
8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'09.931 0.619 0.149
9 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'09.963 0.651 0.032
10 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'09.999 0.687 0.036
11 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'10.126 0.814 0.127
12 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'10.133 0.821 0.007
13 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'10.196 0.884 0.063
14 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'10.294 0.982 0.098
15 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'10.342 1.030 0.048
16 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'10.390 1.078 0.048
17 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'10.487 1.175 0.097
18 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'10.595 1.283 0.108
19 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'10.626 1.314 0.031
20 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'10.988 1.676 0.362
21 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'11.074 1.762 0.086
22 84 Riccardo RUSSO Suter 2'11.092 1.780 0.018
23 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'11.135 1.823 0.043
24 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'11.209 1.897 0.074
25 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'11.660 2.348 0.451
26 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'11.740 2.428 0.080
27 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'11.796 2.484 0.056
28 2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter 2'12.274 2.962 0.478
29 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'12.544 3.232 0.270
30 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 2'12.684 3.372 0.140
31 8 Gino REA Suter 2'13.750 4.438 1.066
32 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'14.604 5.292 0.854
33 80 Dakota MAMOLA Suter 2'14.997 5.685 0.393
34 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 2'15.126 5.814 0.129
NC 9 Jeremy MCWILLIAMS Taylor Made 2'20.206 10.894 5.080

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
12
2014

2014 Silverstone MotoGP FP1: Marquez Streets Ahead Despite Drizzle

Marc Marquez has dominated the opening MotoGP practice session for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, however the cool session was interrupted by light rain and Marquez' lap was some three seconds slower than last year's quickest effort. The Repsol Honda rider was not deterred by the light sprinkle of rain midway through the session and posted a benchmark time of 2:03.208, which was over half a second quicker than Andrea Iannone. Fellow Italian Andrea Dovizioso also put in a strong showing to make it two Ducatis in the top three as he edged out Alvaro Bautista and Aleix Espargaro.

Stefan Bradl posted the sixth quickest lap time to end up ahead of the factory Yamaha pairing of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who appeared to struggle with the slippery mixed conditions. Yonny Hernandez put in another fine performance to finish in ninth place while Dani Pedrosa completed the top ten.  

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'03.208    
2 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 2'03.869 0.661 0.661
3 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'04.052 0.844 0.183
4 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 2'04.187 0.979 0.135
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 2'04.212 1.004 0.025
6 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 2'04.232 1.024 0.020
7 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'04.240 1.032 0.008
8 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'04.281 1.073 0.041
9 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 2'04.301 1.093 0.020
10 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'04.338 1.130 0.037
11 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 2'04.609 1.401 0.271
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 2'04.628 1.420 0.019
13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 2'05.130 1.922 0.502
14 45 Scott REDDING Honda 2'05.503 2.295 0.373
15 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 2'06.085 2.877 0.582
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 2'06.250 3.042 0.165
17 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 2'06.333 3.125 0.083
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 2'07.761 4.553 1.428
19 2 Leon CAMIER Honda 2'07.774 4.566 0.013
20 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 2'08.358 5.150 0.584
21 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 2'09.056 5.848 0.698
22 23 Broc PARKES PBM 2'10.042 6.834 0.986
NC 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 2'11.919 8.711 1.877

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
12
2014

2014 Silverstone Moto3 FP1: Miller Heads Cool Morning Session

Championship leader Jack Miller has topped the opening Moto3 free practice session at a chilly yet sunny Silverstone. The Australian struggled to get to grips with the cool conditions early on, but found something in the closing stages. Miller finished ahead of the Spanish duo of Isaac Vinales and Alex Marquez by less than a tenth of a second, while Marquez' team mate Alex Rins posted the fourth fastest time followed by Championship rival Romano Fenati. 

Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira sat perched at the top of the time sheets for a decent chunk of the session but eventually had to settle for the sixth quickest time. Niccolo Antonelli ended in seventh place after suffering from mechanical issues midway through the morning running. Niklas Ajo, Efren Vazquez and Enea Bastianini rounded out the top ten. 

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 8 Jack MILLER KTM 2'16.439    
2 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 2'16.466 0.027 0.027
3 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 2'16.517 0.078 0.051
4 42 Alex RINS Honda 2'16.655 0.216 0.138
5 5 Romano FENATI KTM 2'16.869 0.430 0.214
6 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'17.049 0.610 0.180
7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'17.150 0.711 0.101
8 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 2'17.305 0.866 0.155
9 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 2'17.306 0.867 0.001
10 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 2'17.365 0.926 0.059
11 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'17.421 0.982 0.056
12 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 2'17.567 1.128 0.146
13 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'17.621 1.182 0.054
14 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'17.687 1.248 0.066
15 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'17.845 1.406 0.158
16 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 2'17.887 1.448 0.042
17 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'17.895 1.456 0.008
18 13 Jasper IWEMA FTR KTM 2'18.095 1.656 0.200
19 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 2'18.100 1.661 0.005
20 16 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra 2'18.348 1.909 0.248
21 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 2'18.358 1.919 0.010
22 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 2'18.383 1.944 0.025
23 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'18.466 2.027 0.083
24 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 2'18.648 2.209 0.182
25 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 2'18.854 2.415 0.206
26 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 2'18.884 2.445 0.030
27 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 2'18.955 2.516 0.071
28 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 2'19.159 2.720 0.204
29 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 2'19.546 3.107 0.387
30 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 2'20.348 3.909 0.802
31 66 Joe IRVING KTM 2'21.236 4.797 0.888
32 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'21.446 5.007 0.210
33 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 2'22.206 5.767 0.760
34 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 2'23.093 6.654 0.887
  9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM      

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
12
2014

2014 Brno MotoGP Test Times, Final: Marquez Fastest, Ahead Of Lorenzo And Pedrosa

Marc Marquez put in a late push in the afternoon to top the post-race test on Monday, the Repsol Honda rider dipping under Cal Crutchlow's pole record from 2013. Marquez deposed Jorge Lorenzo at the top of the timesheets, though Lorenzo closed down the Repsol Honda man's advantage.

Rain fell late in the session, stopping activity for a while, and looked like preventing Valentino Rossi from going out on the 2015 version of the YZR-M1, but the sun burned off the rain and dried the track enough for testing to resume for the final hour.

Final times at the end of testing:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1:55.411    
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1:55.566 0.155 0.155
3 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:56.014 0.603 0.448
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Forward Yamaha 1:56.173 0.762 0.159
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1:56.446 1.035 0.273
6 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1:56.451 1.040 0.005
7 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1:56.502 1.091 0.051
8 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1:56.519 1.108 0.017
9 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 1:56.806 1.395 0.287
10 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1:56.988 1.577 0.182
11 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:57.375 1.964 0.387
12 17 Karel Abraham Honda 1:57.659 2.248 0.284
13 45 Scott Redding Honda 1:57.772 2.361 0.113
14 2 Leon Camier Honda 1:58.179 2.768 0.407
15 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1:58.327 2.916 0.148
16 15 Alex De Angelis Forward Yamaha 1:58.759 3.348 0.432
17 63 Mike Di Meglio Avintia 1:59.662 4.251 0.903
18 65 Loris Capirossi   2:00.649 5.238 0.987
19 19 Kenny Noyes Avintia 2:03.442 8.031 2.793

 

Race Details
2014
Marc Marquez put in a late push in the afternoon to top the post-race test on Monday, the Repsol Honda rider dipping under Cal Crutchlow's pole record from 2013. Marquez deposed Jorge Lorenzo at the top of the timesheets, though Lorenzo closed down the Repsol Honda man's advantage.Rain fell late in the session, stopping activity for a while, and looked like preventing Valentino Rossi from going out on the 2015 version of the YZR-M1, but the sun burned off the rain and dried the track enough for testing to resume for the final hour.Final times at the end of testing:

2014 Brno MotoGP Test Times At 1:30pm: Lorenzo Leads, Hondas Close Behind

Testing is underway at Brno, with the weather considerably better than it has been for the race weekend. Temperatures are higher, and clouds less frequent. Jorge Lorenzo leads the way as the riders shortly before the riders take a break for lunch, the Movistar Yamaha rider breaking into the 1'55 mark late in the morning.

First out of the gate this morning was Marc Marquez, eager to get to work on the grip problems which plagued him during yesterday's race, and saw him finish off the podium for the first time since 2012. Marquez is currently third fastst, just behind his teammate Dani Pedrosa, the man who won the race yesterday. Both Repsol Honda riders have a 2015 version of the Honda RC213V, and both have already put in laps on the bike. The bike is visually very similar to the 2014 machine.

Leon Camier was an early crasher, coming of just ten minutes after the session started. he was unhurt, but the bike needed significant repairs to be able to continue. Loris Capirossi has been out riding the Open Honda, and he will be testing the Forward Yamaha later today as well. Kenny Noyes is also testing the Avintia bike, as the American rider has strong ties with Kawasaki, who he races for in the Spanish championship. Noyes is taking his time to get up to speed, currently over three seconds behind regular Avintia rider Mike Di Meglio.

The factory-backed Ducati riders are absent, with a test scheduled for Andrea Dovizioso, Andrea Iannone and Cal Crutchlow at Misano at the beginning of next week.

Times at 1:30pm:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1:55.728    
2 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1:56.014 0.286 0.286
3 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1:56.069 0.341 0.055
4 41 Aleix Espargaro Forward Yamaha 1:56.173 0.445 0.104
5 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1:56.446 0.718 0.273
6 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1:56.451 0.723 0.005
7 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1:56.519 0.791 0.068
8 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1:56.528 0.800 0.009
9 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 1:56.806 1.078 0.278
10 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1:56.988 1.260 0.182
11 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1:57.693 1.965 0.705
12 45 Scott Redding Honda 1:57.963 2.235 0.270
13 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1:58.327 2.599 0.364
14 15 Alex De Angelis Forward Yamaha 1:58.759 3.031 0.432
15 17 Karel Abraham Honda 1:59.054 3.326 0.295
16 2 Leon Camier Honda 1:59.668 3.940 0.614
17 63 Mike Di Meglio Avintia 1:59.961 4.233 0.293
18 65 Loris Capirossi   2:00.649 4.921 0.688
19 19 Kenny Noyes Avintia 2:03.442 7.714 2.793

 

Race Details
2014
Testing is underway at Brno, with the weather considerably better than it has been for the race weekend. Temperatures are higher, and clouds less frequent. Jorge Lorenzo leads the way as the riders shortly before the riders take a break for lunch, the Movistar Yamaha rider breaking into the 1'55 mark late in the morning.First out of the gate this morning was Marc Marquez, eager to get to work on the grip problems which plagued him during yesterday's race, and saw him finish off the podium for the first time since 2012. Marquez is currently third fastst, just behind his teammate Dani Pedrosa, the man who won the race yesterday. Both Repsol Honda riders have a 2015 version of the Honda RC213V, and both have already put in laps on the bike. The bike is visually very similar to the 2014 machine.Leon Camier was an early crasher, coming of just ten minutes after the session started. he was unhurt, but the bike needed significant repairs to be able to continue. Loris Capirossi has been out riding the Open Honda, and he will be testing the Forward Yamaha later today as well. Kenny Noyes is also testing the Avintia bike, as the American rider has strong ties with Kawasaki, who he races for in the Spanish championship. Noyes is taking his time to get up to speed, currently over three seconds behind regular Avintia rider Mike Di Meglio.

2014 Brno MotoGP Race Result: About The Streak

Race report follows.

A poor start for Marc Marquez from pole position put him in sixth position halfway round the first lap. The Ducatis of Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso led Dani Pedrosa's Repsol Honda through the first few turns as Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi took care of title leader and world champion Marc Marquez.

On the second lap, Jorge Lorenzo, having passed Dani Pedrosa, forced his Yamaha past both of the Ducatis in one overtake to grab the race lead. Andrea Iannone, on a Pramac Ducati that he admitted was a factory bike, held off Dani Pedrosa's challenge until the fourth lap when Pedrosa took his place behind Lorenzo, setting the fastest lap on his way.

Marc Marquez passed Valentino Rossi for fourth place and got into a tough battle with Andrea Iannone for third place, with the pair bashing fairings on a couple of corners, swapping places four times until Marquez was able to vanquish his opponent and throw him back to Rossi for him to deal with. Rossi wasted no time passing Ianonne and returned to chasing Marquez.

On the sixth lap, Dani Pedrosa caught and passed Jorge Lorenzo for the lead and set about building a lead as the race settled into the consolidation phase. Twelve laps in, however, Valentino Rossi closed on Marc Marquez and started probing for a weakness, having a better pace than the Honda man. Over the next lap, the pair fought and the veteran passed the upstart champion and made it stick. Marquez kept on Rossi's tail, but he dropped back after missing a few apexes that suggested his tyres weren't up to the fight.

Seven laps remained, and apart from Dovizioso passing Iannone and being passed back a few laps later, the race looked settled, but on the last lap, Jorge Lorenzo, breaking from the tradition of copying the Honda men's tyre choice, choosing a softer tyre that he felt soaked up the bumps better, started closing in on Pedrosa.

It was not to be, however. The streak has ended and it was ended at the hands of Dani Pedrosa. Jorge Lorenzo took second place with Valentino Rossi in third. Marc Marquez took fourth place and his bike was immediately locked in the Repsol Honda garage away from prying eyes as Honda's engineers had to figure out what happened.

Dani Pedrosa is now thirteen points clear of Valentino Rossi in the title chase, and has reduced Marc Marquez's lead to a still impressive seventy seven points, while Marquez can relax in the knowledge that the media will no longer be troubling him with questions about the streak.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 42'47.800
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha +0.410
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha +5.259
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda +10.454
5 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati +17.639
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati +17.834
7 6 Stefan BRADL Honda +23.819
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha +29.621
9 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha +30.364
10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda +37.639
11 45 Scott REDDING Honda +55.604
12 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati +56.727
13 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda +56.908
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda +1'04.135
15 2 Leon CAMIER Honda +1'04.902
16 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha +1'20.666
17 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia +1'24.282
18 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia +1'27.436
19 23 Broc PARKES PBM +1'38.867
  9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 2 Laps
  35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 15 Laps
  44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 16 Laps
  70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 16 Laps
  68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 17 Laps

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
11
2014

2014 Brno Moto2 Race Result: Consistency Is Key

Race report follows.

Tito Rabat took the lead from pole position at the first turn, followed by, after the usual jostling, Sam Lowes, passing the other front man on the medium tyre, Sandro Cortese. Mika Kallio, Rabat's Marc VDS teammate, carved his way past Cortese for third place. On the third lap, Kallio passed Lowes and set off to try to catch Rabat.

On the fifth lap, Sam Lowes, in a solid third position, lost the front on turn eight and ended his weekend, unhurt, and from there, positions were set, with Rabat extending his gap over Kallio and Kallio extending his gap over Cortese. Thomas Luthi lead Dominique Aegerter ahead of Maverick Vinales and Julian Simon, while further back Luis Salom broke the predictability with an entertainingly shakespearean display of despair after crashing.

Six laps from the end, rain flags came out and Tito Rabat waved to suggest ending the race, as if he knew that nothing else would change, but the race organisers put the flags away and forced us to endure an unchanging battle, livened only by Maverick Vinales closing the gap to Dominique Aegeter, but an overtake was not forthcoming as Luthi and Aegerter turned up the pace on their Swiss battle.

Tito Rabat headed a Marc VDS one-two, increasing his lead by another five points over second-placed Mika Kallio, now twelve points behind. Sandro Cortese claimed his maiden podium in third.

Rabat celebrated his win by giving a lift to a German in a chequered flag Morphsuit, dropping him off before he entered Parc Fermé.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 41'05.058
2 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex +3.274
3 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex +6.227
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter +8.083
5 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter +8.145
6 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex +9.392
7 60 Julian SIMON Kalex +10.669
8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex +14.561
9 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter +15.242
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 +17.170
11 49 Axel PONS Kalex +21.328
12 3 Simone CORSI Kalex +21.534
13 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex +21.686
14 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter +21.985
15 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex +22.144
16 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex +23.588
17 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex +23.865
18 81 Jordi TORRES Suter +23.960
19 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex +25.367
20 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 +25.719
21 2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter +33.473
22 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up +33.890
23 84 Riccardo RUSSO Suter +34.152
24 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter +34.307
25 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter +34.575
26 8 Gino REA Suter +36.821
27 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up +50.747
28 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex +1'01.646
29 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex +1'01.765
30 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter +1'39.362
31 90 Lucas MAHIAS Transfiormers +2'00.810
  39 Luis SALOM Kalex 5 Laps
  59 Miroslav POPOV Suter 12 Laps
  22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 13 Laps
  45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 17 Laps
  7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 0 Lap
Race Details
Round Number: 
11
2014

2014 Brno Moto3 Race Result: Seventeen Bikes And Premature Exultation

Race Report follows.

As the lights went out, Isaac Vinales took to first place ahead of Alex Marquez and a charging Enea Bastianini, but Vinales was unable to keep with the leading pack and was relegated to the middle of the crowded track. John McPhee suffered another crash at the hands of Jorge Navarro and was quoted as saying "Navarro's an idiot. Simple as that," about his rival's actions on the second lap.

With dry weather throughout, and the wide, sweeping track, a seventeen bike charge covered by under two seconds was no surprise. Alex Marquez, Alexis Masbou, Alex Rins, Brad Minder and Enea Bastianini took turns at the front, but couldn't break away from the bikes behind.

The race was all seventeen riders at the front jockeying for position and, with three laps left, Jack Miller made his way through to the front from his comfortable seat in sixth place, trading places with Alex Marquez, Alex Rins and Enea Bastianini while Alexis Masbou and Danny Kent taking their places behind the fighting at the front.

With two laps to go, Danny Kent in fourth place had a little wobble, giving the front three a small gap to fight. As Jack Miller, Alex Marquez and Alex Rins crossed the line, Rins celebrated what he thought was a win as he slipped past the others to lead over the line. As he realised his mistake, he put his right hand back on the throttle and recovered for ninth.

On the last corner, five riders jousted, with Alexis Masbou block-passing Jack Miller for the lead, chopping a few km/h of momentum off the Australian, as the five charged to the line.

Alexis Masbou took his maiden victory, with Enea Bastianini sneaking through in second and Danny Kent timing his charge perfectly in third, pipping Alex Marquez to the podium. Jack Miller's fifth place behind Marquez reduced his title lead by two points.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 40'59.759
2 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM +0.157
3 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna +0.187
4 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda +0.200
5 8 Jack MILLER KTM +0.217
6 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra +0.310
7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra +0.470
8 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda +0.549
9 42 Alex RINS Honda +0.910
10 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM +1.009
11 5 Romano FENATI KTM +1.042
12 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna +1.061
13 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM +1.191
14 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM +1.809
15 98 Karel HANIKA KTM +1.838
16 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM +1.944
17 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM +12.764
18 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra +14.759
19 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM +15.179
20 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra +15.193
21 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra +15.258
22 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda +21.659
23 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra +21.721
24 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM +26.792
25 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra +26.828
26 61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra +27.033
27 57 Eric GRANADO KTM +36.752
28 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM +1'04.397
29 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM +1'06.287
  43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 7 Laps
  22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 7 Laps
  91 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 8 Laps
  17 John MCPHEE Honda 18 Laps
  99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 18 Laps

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
11
2014

2014 Brno MotoGP Warm Up Result: Lorenzo Grinds Out Punishing Pace

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1'55.973    
2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1'56.450 0.477 0.477
3 93 Marc Marquez Honda 1'56.467 0.494 0.017
4 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 1'56.628 0.655 0.161
5 29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 1'56.662 0.689 0.034
6 6 Stefan Bradl Honda 1'56.757 0.784 0.095
7 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 1'56.895 0.922 0.138
8 41 Aleix Espargaro Forward Yamaha 1'56.982 1.009 0.087
9 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1'56.999 1.026 0.017
10 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 1'57.097 1.124 0.098
11 19 Alvaro Bautista Honda 1'57.123 1.150 0.026
12 35 Cal Crutchlow Ducati 1'57.451 1.478 0.328
13 51 Michele Pirro Ducati 1'57.683 1.710 0.232
14 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 1'57.816 1.843 0.133
15 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1'58.114 2.141 0.298
16 45 Scott Redding Honda 1'58.765 2.792 0.651
17 17 Karel Abraham Honda 1'59.018 3.045 0.253
18 2 Leon Camier Honda 1'59.250 3.277 0.232
19 15 Alex De Angelis Forward Yamaha 1'59.319 3.346 0.069
20 8 Hector Barbera Avintia 1'59.494 3.521 0.175
21 9 Danilo Petrucci ART 1'59.573 3.600 0.079
22 23 Broc Parkes PBM 1'59.600 3.627 0.027
23 70 Michael Laverty PBM 1'59.927 3.954 0.327
24 63 Mike Di Meglio Avintia 2'00.687 4.714 0.760
Race Details
Round Number: 
11
2014
Results:

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