Archive - Race Or Practice Result

November 9th, 2014

November 8th

2014 Valencia Moto2 QP Result: Tight Session In Final Qualifying

Full Recap and Results Below.

2014 Valencia MotoGP FP4: Marquez Makes It Four From Four

Marc Marquez has topped the time sheets following MotoGP FP4 at Valencia, the World Champion has lead the way for all four practice sessions so far and looks in ominous form heading into Qualifying later this afternoon and onto race day. Fellow Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa claimed second place and was less than a tenth behind Marquez, Pedrosa has had more victories at the Valencia circuit than any of the current premier class riders and will be one to watch come Sunday. 

Andrea Iannone continued his strong return from injury to take fourth spot ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Cal Crutchlow. Andrea Dovizioso made it three Ducati's in the top six as he edged out his countryman Valentino Rossi and Aleix Espargaro. Former Moto2 combatants Stefan Bradl and Bradley Smith rounded out the top ten positions at the conclusion of the 'race rehearsal' session.


2014 Valencia Moto3 QP Result: Debut Pole, Down To The Wire

Full Recap and Results Below.

2014 Valencia Moto2 FP3: Rabat Back In The Groove

Tito Rabat has topped the third Moto2 Free Practice session at his home track in Valencia, the recently crowned World Champion returned to familiar metronomic form to post several runs of impressively quick laps, going faster and faster as the session unfolded. He eventually topped the time sheets with a lap of 1:35.156, this put him a tenth quicker than his Marc VDS team mate Mika Kallio and a further tenth ahead of Friday pace-setter Johan Zarco.

Thomas Luthi and Sandro Cortese claimed fourth and fifth places respectively ahead of Maverick Vinales and Jonas Folger. The Italian duo of Franco Morbidelli and Lorenzo Baldassarri posted the eighth and ninth quickest times while home town hero Jordi Torres rounded out the top ten aboard his Suter.  


2014 Valencia MotoGP FP3: Marquez Leads Pre-Qualifying Shootout

Marc Marquez has handled cool and cloudy conditions at Valencia to lead the field following MotoGP FP3, the World Champion was the first rider to break into the 1:30 bracket and posted a leading time of 1:30.950. He was also the first rider to crash for the weekend, suffering a gentle front end lose at turn five. Tech 3 Yamaha rider Pol Espargaro claimed an impressive second place a tenth behind and edged out countryman Jorge Lorenzo who made it a Spanish top three. The factory Ducati pairing of a rejuvenated Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso completed the top five. 

Dani Pedrosa had to be satisfied with sixth place and being three tenths shy of his team mate Marquez and he edged out Valentino Rossi and Aleix Espargaro. The British duo of Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith completed the top ten and were the last of the riders to automatically qualify for Q2 later this afternoon. Stefan Bradl ended in eleventh place and will have to make his way through Q1, the German could consider himself unlucky being only half a second slower than the quickest lap time by Marquez and three hundredths behind Smith. The likes of Hernandez, Bautista, Pirro and Barbera will join Bradl and also do their best to also make it through to Q2 later today.


2014 Valencia Moto3 FP3: Miller Fastest On Cool Morning

Chilly morning conditions greeted the Moto3 riders at Valencia as the air temperature sat at a brisk fifteen degrees, the track temperature was a degree warmer. Australian Jack Miller excelled in the cooler conditions and topped the session with a time of 1:39.068, his time was six tenths quicker than Niccolo Antonelli managed yesterday. Miller was also consistent - the Championship contender improved his lap time regularly throughout, one run in particular saw three consecutive scorching laps.

Rookie rider Juanfran Guevara continued his impressive second half of the season to post the second quickest time less than a tenth behind Miller. He finished ahead of John McPhee, Isaac Vinales and Championship leader Alex Marquez who was three tenths shy of the fastest time. Husqvarna rider Niklas Ajo claimed sixth spot and was followed by Romano Fenati and Alex Rins. Jorge Navarro guided his Kalex KTM machine to ninth place ahead of his countryman Efren Vazquez who rounded out the top ten. 


November 7th

2014 Valencia Moto2 FP2: Zarco Ahead Again Despite Late Crash

Moto2 rider Johan Zarco has followed the lead of Niccolo Antonelli and Marc Marquez before him to lead both Friday practice sessions at Valencia despite a crash with five minutes remaining. The Frenchman was very consistent throughout, reeling off a succession of impressive lap times in the low 1:35 bracket. He eventually topped the field with a time of 1:35.263 which was one tenth quicker than he managed in the early session and put him exactly one tenth clear of Tom Luthi in second place.

World Champion Tito Rabat appeared relaxed at his home track and took it easy by his usual tireless standards, he completed a lower volume of laps than usual but still claimed third spot ahead of his team mate Mika Kallio and Suzuki-bound Spaniard Maverick Vinales who rounded out the top five.  


2014 Valencia MotoGP FP2: Marquez Tops The Time Sheets Once More

2014 World Champion Marc Marquez has displayed ominous consistency on his way to heading the MotoGP FP2 session at his home track in Valencia, his time of 1:31.454 was two tenths slower than his quickest time in the morning's session but was enough to put him a tenth clear of Andrea Dovizioso in second. Aleix Espargaro continued his strong Friday form to post the third fastest time and edge out Jorge Lorenzo who made it three Spaniards in the top four. 

Cal Crutchlow continued to show newly found pace aboard his Ducati to take fifth spot - just over two tenths away from Marquez' best time. Dani Pedrosa focused on fine-tuning his race setup and ended up a further two tenths behind Crutchlow. Honda rider Stefan Bradl ended seventh on the time sheets ahead of Tech 3 riders Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith while Valentino Rossi rounded out the top ten. 'The Doctor' was six tenths shy of pace-setter Marquez and has work to do in order to be thereabouts for qualifying tomorrow and more importantly for the race on Sunday. 


2014 Valencia Moto3 FP2: Antonelli Completes Friday Clean Sweep

Niccolo Antonelli has topped the second Moto2 Free Practice session at Valencia, the Italian youngster posted a time of 1:39.647 to improve on his morning benchmark by seven tenths of a second and put him just two tenths shy of the quickest ever lap of the circuit, which was set by Alex Rins to clam pole position last year. Jack Miller ended the session in second place two tenths behind Antonelli but narrowly ahead of his Championship combatant Alex Marquez, the Italian duo of Enea Bastianini and Andrea Migno completed the top five.

Romano Fenati made it four Italian riders in the top ten to finish sixth on the time sheets, he was followed by Alex Rins and Mahindra's Brad Binder. Racing Team Germany riders John McPhee and Efren Vazquez rounded out the top ten. The session underlined the competitive nature of the Moto3 class this season as the top 20 riders were split by one second, all the ingredients are there already for another cracking race on Sunday. 


2014 Valencia Moto2 FP1: Zarco Flies In Opening Session


2014 Valencia Moto3 FP1: Antonelli Edges Out Miller


November 3rd

2014 Qatar World Superbike Weekend Roundup: Done And Dusted

The last World Superbike race of a season is done, and with it, the season is over. The cloud of team orders hung over the overnight races, and tensions rose over orders refused.