2014 Indianapolis Moto3 FP1 Result: Miller Finds the Fast Way Around

Australian Jack Miller picked up right where he left off at the previous round with the fastest time in the first free practice at Round 10 of the Moto3 World Championship. Miller’s 1’45.824 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday morning left him three-tenths of a second clear of Isaac Vinales (2nd) and nearly three-quarters of a second faster than Alessandro Tonucci.

Luca Grunwald (4th) and Efren Vasquez (5th) rounded out the top five, both more than a second shy of Miller's time.

The session started slow on the damp track with times well slower than the previous year's FP1-- even with the slight track redesign which was supposed to make laps slightly quicker. But 15 minutes into the session as the racing line dried, lap times began to drop and Miller surged into the top spot. The championship points leader, fresh off the summer break, had dominated the previous round in Germany setting the top time in every session -- except race warm-up -- and winning the round.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 8 Jack MILLER KTM 1'45.824  
2 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'46.223 0.399 / 0.399
3 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'46.522 0.698 / 0.299
4 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 1'47.060 1.236 / 0.538
5 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'47.102 1.278 / 0.042
6 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 1'47.157 1.333 / 0.055
7 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 1'47.258 1.434 / 0.101
8 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'47.298 1.474 / 0.040
9 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1'47.324 1.500 / 0.026
10 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'47.345 1.521 / 0.021
11 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 1'47.370 1.546 / 0.025
12 61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra 1'47.487 1.663 / 0.117
13 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 1'47.636 1.812 / 0.149
14 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 1'48.151 2.327 / 0.515
15 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'48.440 2.616 / 0.289
16 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 1'49.042 3.218 / 0.602
17 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 1'49.119 3.295 / 0.077
18 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 1'49.185 3.361 / 0.066
19 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 1'49.205 3.381 / 0.020
20 42 Alex RINS Honda 1'49.238 3.414 / 0.033
21 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 1'49.540 3.716 / 0.302
22 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'49.609 3.785 / 0.069
23 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 1'50.157 4.333 / 0.548
24 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 1'50.236 4.412 / 0.079
25 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'50.357 4.533 / 0.121
26 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 1'51.369 5.545 / 1.012
27 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 1'51.439 5.615 / 0.070
28 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 1'51.532 5.708 / 0.093
29 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'51.939 6.115 / 0.407
30 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 1'52.444 6.620 / 0.505
31 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 1'52.974 7.150 / 0.530
  22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 1'53.517 7.693 / 0.543
  21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 1'55.140 9.316 / 1.623

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2014

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