Full recap and results below.
The Moto3 race at Valencia is one that will be remembered for some time to come; Alex Marquez rode a calculated race and managed to wrap up the 2014 World Championship by two points after finishing in third place. Under a mix of cloud and sunshine the race was an epic strategic battle that saw plenty of aggressive riding and breathtaking overtakes throughout. Marquez becomes the fifth youngest rider to win a World Title and with his brother Marc; they become the first brothers to win titles in the same season.
Jack Miller was gallant in Championship defeat and took victory in the race doing everything he could to try and snatch the title from Marquez, the Australian got the perfect start and lead the field over the opening laps while Marquez dropped to fourth. A leading group of four riders formed early on as Miller, Vinales, Antonelli and Marquez broke away. The group grew to a battle of nine riders as Miller tried to slow the pace and back the field up at the head of the pack.
With five laps to go Miller had a moment turning into turn one and dropped back, Marquez then made an aggressive pass on Miller and sent both riders down the order. Miller responded quickly a couple of corners later, shoving Marquez wide but the shenanigans had scattered the field. Miller eventually tracked down and passed an impressive Isaac Vinales who crossed the line in second place. Danny Kent also did brilliantly to take fourth place, the Briton gave Alex Marquez a stern test over the final lap but appeared to miss a gear and dropped away at the last couple of corners, allowing him to take third and claim a deserved Championship.
Alex Rins took fifth place ahead of his countryman Efren Vazquez who made it four Spaniards in the top ten. Niccolo Antonelli did well early in the race but dropped back in the second half after a couple of rash attempted passing maneuvers, he had to settle for seventh place and was followed by Miguel Oliveira, Brad Binder and Karel Hanika who rounded out the top ten.
|15||1||58||Juanfran GUEVARA||Kalex KTM||6.726|
|22||43||Luca GRÜNWALD||Kalex KTM||40.773|
|24||4||Gabriel RAMOS||Kalex KTM||49.329|
|31||Niklas AJO||Husqvarna||4 Laps|
|99||Jorge NAVARRO||Kalex KTM||15 Laps|
|9||Scott DEROUE||Kalex KTM||16 Laps|
|95||Jules DANILO||Mahindra||17 Laps|
|91||Gabriel RODRIGO||KTM||23 Laps|
|65||Philipp OETTL||Kalex KTM||23 Laps|