2014 Sachsenring Moto3 Race Result: Vital Victory In Race Of High Attrition
Full Recap and Results Below:
Under brilliant sunshine and perfect racing conditions Jack Miller has taken his fourth victory of the season during an incident packed race for the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. Championship leader Miller lead every lap from pole to take a decisive victory as he saw his title rivals Romano Fenati and Alex Rins crash out. Brad Binder rode a brilliant race and pushed Miller all the way to claim his first ever podium position, a well deserved result for the South African teenager. Frenchman Alexis Masbou rode a typically canny race to take the final podium place and edge out Alex Marquez and Danny Kent who claimed a morale boosting fifth.
Efren Vazquez crossed the line over 20 seconds behind the leaders but did well to avoid the chaos unfolding around him and finish in sixth after starting way down the order, he beat his team mate John McPhee to the line while Isaac Vinales put in a brave ride for eighth place after suffering with severe flu all weekend. Matteo Ferrari and Juanfran Guevara rounded out the top ten at the tail of a fierce battle that spanned back as far as eighteenth place midway through the race.
Alex Rins crashed at turn two on the opening lap after Gabriel Rodrigo had initially crashed at turn one. Enea Bastianini also crashed at the end of the opening lap as Bryan Shouten and Scott Deroue came together a lap later, the countrymen almost came to blows in the gravel trap. Championship challenger Romano Fenati then crashed on lap three as he was trying to charge his way through the field from 25th on the grid. In a race that saw no less than eleven riders retire Karel Hanika and Miguel Oliveira crashed out of the race with seven laps remaining while battling for sixth place and Niccolo Antonelli had yet another crash with three laps remaining, squandering a chance to score some decent points in seventh.
Ultimately though Jack Miller extends his Championship lead to 19 points over Alex Marquez and did everything right throughout the race. The Australian kept his nose clean and reasserted his early season dominance over the junior class heading into the mid season break.
|10||6||58||Juanfran GUEVARA||Kalex KTM||26.735|
|12||4||65||Philipp OETTL||Kalex KTM||27.009|
|19||8||43||Luca GRÜNWALD||Kalex KTM||56.787|
|20||70||22||Ana CARRASCO||Kalex KTM||57.149|
|22||23||91||Gabriel RODRIGO||Husqvarna||1 Lap|
|23||9||86||Kevin HANUS||Honda||1 Lap|
|23||Niccolò ANTONELLI||KTM||3 Laps|
|44||Miguel OLIVEIRA||Mahindra||8 Laps|
|98||Karel HANIKA||KTM||8 Laps|
|55||Andrea LOCATELLI||Mahindra||12 Laps|
|11||Livio LOI||KTM||14 Laps|
|4||Gabriel RAMOS||Kalex KTM||15 Laps|
|5||Romano FENATI||KTM||24 Laps|
|63||Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN||Honda||24 Laps|
|9||Scott DEROUE||Kalex KTM||26 Laps|
|51||Bryan SCHOUTEN||Mahindra||26 Laps|
|42||Alex RINS||Honda||0 Lap|