2014 Jerez Moto3 Race Results: Show Stopping Morning Encounter

Full Report and Results Below:

Romano Fenati has continued his strong form and rekindled his love affair with the Jerez circuit to take victory in the 2014 Moto3 race. The rejuvenated Italian, who took his first ever Grand Prix win at the Spanish circuit two seasons ago managed to keep his nose clean in a frenetic, fierce and physical contest. Fenati lead for large portions of the race which had as many as eleven riders jostling in the lead group at the half way stage. His lead was often challenged by local chargers Alex Rins and the hyper-aggressive Efren Vazquez. Typically the outcome of the race was decided at the final corner as Rins tried to dive up the inside of Fenati only to run wide and allow both Fenati and Vazquez through, it would still result in a much-needed first podium of the season for Rins.

Championship leader Jack Miller finished outside the podium positions for the first time this season, having to settle for fourth place. Despite leading the opening laps the Australian never quite settled into the groove of the race at the front, as Isaac Vinales who finished behind him in fifth proved a constant thorn in his side throughout the closing laps. The pair's scrap probably cost them both a chance at the podium positions in the end. Vinales' team mate Jakub Kornfeil had a strong late run but had to be satisfied with sixth place ahead of a disappointing Alex Marquez who lead the morning's warm up session.

Italian duo Francesco Bagnaia and Enea Bastianini finished the race in eighth and ninth places respectively as Husqvarna rider Niklas Ajo rounded out the top ten. The race saw crashes for Livio Loi, Scott Deroue, Gabriel Rodrigo, Eric Granado and Niccolo Antonelli, who was cruelly taken out by his compatriot Francesco Bagnaia on lap three after starting from a career best second place on the grid. Mahindra riders Arthur Sissis and Brad Binder both retired with reported clutch faults. 

The result means that Jack Miller's Championship lead over Romano Fenati is cut to five points heading into what will surely be another breathtaking encounter at Le Mans in two weeks time. 

Full Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 25 5 Romano FENATI KTM 41'28.584
2 20 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 0.144
3 16 42 Alex RINS Honda 0.147
4 13 8 Jack MILLER KTM 1.224
5 11 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1.244
6 10 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1.857
7 9 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 3.808
8 8 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 6.631
9 7 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 11.944
10 6 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 12.204
11 5 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 12.685
12 4 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 12.839
13 3 17 John MCPHEE Honda 12.87
14 2 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 14.793
15 1 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 14.907
16   58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 15.586
17   6 Maria HERRERA Honda 15.753
18   19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 23.121
19   98 Karel HANIKA KTM 23.741
20   63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 31.16
21   24 Marcos RAMIREZ KTM 31.437
22   51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 36.861
23   22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 47.525
24   38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 47.813
25   3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 48.115
26   43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 48.141
27   95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 48.693
28   4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM +1'22.490
Not Classified
    11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 7 Laps
    41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 8 Laps
    9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 9 Laps
    91 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 16 Laps
    23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 21 Laps
    61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra 21 Laps
    57 Eric GRANADO KTM 0 Lap

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
4
2014

Comments

Nice win

Fenati is growing stronger and more mature. But I am sure Miller will be back fighting for win at the next one.

Total votes: 3

A great race

Romano Fenati had to work very hard for that win... a very impressive result. Jerez is a great track for Moto 3, much better IMO than Argentina, because the tighter track reduces the role of aerodynamics somewhat.

Total votes: 3

anybody see Miller just after he crossed the line

was he shaking his fist at Vinales or telling him that he beat him?

Total votes: 1

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