MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2015 Valencia Moto2 FP2 Results: Luthi Leads Rabat And Lowes

Thomas Luthi ended the day over a quarter of a second quicker than anyone else, ahead of Tito Rabat and Sam Lowes. Jonas Folger was the only other rider within half a second of Luthi's time ahead of Julian Simon on the second-quickest Speed Up bike. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'35.560    
2 1 Tito RABAT Kalex 1'35.834 0.274 0.274
3 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'35.902 0.342 0.068
4 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'36.049 0.489 0.147
5 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'36.224 0.664 0.175
6 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'36.262 0.702 0.038
7 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'36.273 0.713 0.011
8 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'36.341 0.781 0.068
9 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'36.376 0.816 0.035
10 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'36.409 0.849 0.033
11 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'36.439 0.879 0.030
12 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'36.452 0.892 0.013
13 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'36.527 0.967 0.075
14 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.540 0.980 0.013
15 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'36.601 1.041 0.061
16 88 Ricard CARDUS Suter 1'36.679 1.119 0.078
17 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'36.783 1.223 0.104
18 36 Mika KALLIO Speed Up 1'36.809 1.249 0.026
19 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 1'36.874 1.314 0.065
20 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'36.978 1.418 0.104
21 90 Lucas MAHIAS Transfiormers 1'36.979 1.419 0.001
22 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'37.052 1.492 0.073
23 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'37.056 1.496 0.004
24 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'37.109 1.549 0.053
25 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'37.117 1.557 0.008
26 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'37.117 1.557  
27 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'37.168 1.608 0.051
28 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex 1'37.272 1.712 0.104
29 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 1'37.348 1.788 0.076
30 66 Florian ALT Suter 1'37.782 2.222 0.434
31 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'38.107 2.547 0.325
32 32 Federico FULIGNI Suter 1'38.325 2.765 0.218

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
18
2016

2015 Valencia MotoGP FP2 Results: Lorenzo Takes Charge

Jorge Lorenzo leads Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Iannone with Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and Danilo Petrucci making up the provisional second row. Aleix Espagaro is the first Suzuki, behind his brother who was seventh quickest. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'31.111    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'31.377 0.266 0.266
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'31.444 0.333 0.067
4 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'31.475 0.364 0.031
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.481 0.370 0.006
6 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'31.575 0.464 0.094
7 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'31.674 0.563 0.099
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'31.678 0.567 0.004
9 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'31.803 0.692 0.125
10 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'31.986 0.875 0.183
11 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'32.044 0.933 0.058
12 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'32.399 1.288 0.355
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'32.464 1.353 0.065
14 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'32.494 1.383 0.030
15 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'32.508 1.397 0.014
16 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'32.595 1.484 0.087
17 76 Loris BAZ Yamaha Forward 1'32.597 1.486 0.002
18 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'32.599 1.488 0.002
19 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'32.842 1.731 0.243
20 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'32.945 1.834 0.103
21 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'33.238 2.127 0.293
22 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati 1'33.268 2.157 0.030
23 24 Toni ELIAS Yamaha Forward 1'33.411 2.300 0.143
24 50 Eugene LAVERTY Honda 1'33.415 2.304 0.004
25 13 Anthony WEST Honda 1'33.838 2.727 0.423
26 23 Broc PARKES ART 1'34.839 3.728 1.001

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
18
2016

2015 Valencia Moto3 FP2 Results: Vasquez Leads Tight Group Of Five

The top five riders all finished with one tenth of a second, comprising four Hondas, Efren Vazquez, Jorge Navarro, Enea Bastianini and Danny Kent, and one KTM, unsurprisingly Miguel Oliveira, in fourth.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'40.027    
2 9 Jorge NAVARRO Honda 1'40.061 0.034 0.034
3 33 Enea BASTIANINI Honda 1'40.104 0.077 0.043
4 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 1'40.110 0.083 0.006
5 52 Danny KENT Honda 1'40.127 0.100 0.017
6 16 Andrea MIGNO KTM 1'40.331 0.304 0.204
7 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN KTM 1'40.339 0.312 0.008
8 41 Brad BINDER KTM 1'40.376 0.349 0.037
9 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'40.378 0.351 0.002
10 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'40.390 0.363 0.012
11 20 Fabio QUARTARARO Honda 1'40.419 0.392 0.029
12 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 1'40.489 0.462 0.070
13 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'40.517 0.490 0.028
14 65 Philipp OETTL KTM 1'40.542 0.515 0.025
15 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'40.550 0.523 0.008
16 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'40.615 0.588 0.065
17 48 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Husqvarna 1'40.696 0.669 0.081
18 76 Hiroki ONO Honda 1'40.816 0.789 0.120
19 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'40.871 0.844 0.055
20 88 Jorge MARTIN Mahindra 1'40.886 0.859 0.015
21 21 Francesco BAGNAIA Mahindra 1'40.920 0.893 0.034
22 8 Nicolò BULEGA KTM 1'40.938 0.911 0.018
23 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'40.977 0.950 0.039
24 95 Jules DANILO Honda 1'41.076 1.049 0.099
25 91 Gabriel RODRIGO KTM 1'41.138 1.111 0.062
26 29 Stefano MANZI Mahindra 1'41.144 1.117 0.006
27 6 Maria HERRERA Husqvarna 1'41.195 1.168 0.051
28 11 Livio LOI Honda 1'41.203 1.176 0.008
29 2 Remy GARDNER Mahindra 1'41.313 1.286 0.110
30 96 Manuel PAGLIANI Mahindra 1'41.437 1.410 0.124
31 24 Tatsuki SUZUKI Mahindra 1'41.547 1.520 0.110
32 4 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Honda 1'41.699 1.672 0.152
33 40 Darryn BINDER Mahindra 1'41.864 1.837 0.165
34 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Mahindra 1'42.203 2.176 0.339
35 22 Ana CARRASCO KTM 1'42.334 2.307 0.131

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
18
2016

2015 Valencia Moto2 FP1 Results: Lowes Leads

The battle for the title is settled in Johann Zarco's favour, but second place is still up for grabs between Alex Rins and Tito Rabat. Sam Lowes is fending off challenders for fourth place in the title and started his final race weekend this year with a time two tenths quicker than Thomas Luthi and Alex Rins. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'35.761    
2 12 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 1'35.964 0.203 0.203
3 40 Alex RINS Kalex 1'35.994 0.233 0.030
4 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'36.074 0.313 0.080
5 1 Tito RABAT Kalex 1'36.183 0.422 0.109
6 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'36.216 0.455 0.033
7 60 Julian SIMON Speed Up 1'36.276 0.515 0.060
8 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'36.283 0.522 0.007
9 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 1'36.449 0.688 0.166
10 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'36.537 0.776 0.088
11 5 Johann ZARCO Kalex 1'36.560 0.799 0.023
12 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'36.603 0.842 0.043
13 36 Mika KALLIO Speed Up 1'36.623 0.862 0.020
14 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'36.737 0.976 0.114
15 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'36.770 1.009 0.033
16 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Kalex 1'36.903 1.142 0.133
17 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 1'36.984 1.223 0.081
18 19 Xavier SIMEON Kalex 1'37.018 1.257 0.034
19 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'37.043 1.282 0.025
20 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'37.093 1.332 0.050
21 73 Alex MARQUEZ Kalex 1'37.109 1.348 0.016
22 77 Dominique AEGERTER Kalex 1'37.118 1.357 0.009
23 88 Ricard CARDUS Suter 1'37.145 1.384 0.027
24 96 Louis ROSSI Tech 3 1'37.191 1.430 0.046
25 57 Edgar PONS Kalex 1'37.368 1.607 0.177
26 97 Xavi VIERGE Tech 3 1'37.378 1.617 0.010
27 90 Lucas MAHIAS Transfiormers 1'37.437 1.676 0.059
28 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'37.757 1.996 0.320
29 2 Jesko RAFFIN Kalex 1'37.786 2.025 0.029
30 70 Robin MULHAUSER Kalex 1'38.057 2.296 0.271
31 66 Florian ALT Suter 1'38.582 2.821 0.525
32 32 Federico FULIGNI Suter 1'39.280 3.519 0.698

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
18
2016

2015 Valencia MotoGP FP1 Results: Marquez Quickest Ahead Of Lorenzo

Marc Marquez was both quickest and most entertaining in the opening session of the last weekend of the year. With what should have been a crash, the wünderkind of MotoGP saved a front tyre slide on his knee and merely lost some time on the lap. He also fended off title condender Jorge Lorenzo with just under two tenths of a second advantage. Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso were within four tenths with Valentino Rossi fourth quickest, aiming to get as much practice in and end up in the press conference in spite of having a penalty that will be applied after qualifying to send him to the back of the grid.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Gap 1st Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'31.250    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'31.434 0.184 0.184
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'31.553 0.303 0.119
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'31.642 0.392 0.089
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'31.665 0.415 0.023
6 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'31.892 0.642 0.227
7 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'32.192 0.942 0.300
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 1'32.260 1.010 0.068
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Suzuki 1'32.359 1.109 0.099
10 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'32.412 1.162 0.053
11 6 Stefan BRADL Aprilia 1'32.514 1.264 0.102
12 9 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 1'32.574 1.324 0.060
13 51 Michele PIRRO Ducati 1'32.724 1.474 0.150
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Aprilia 1'32.725 1.475 0.001
15 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Ducati 1'32.797 1.547 0.072
16 25 Maverick VIÑALES Suzuki 1'32.801 1.551 0.004
17 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'32.841 1.591 0.040
18 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'32.927 1.677 0.086
19 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'32.978 1.728 0.051
20 43 Jack MILLER Honda 1'33.049 1.799 0.071
21 50 Eugene LAVERTY Honda 1'33.097 1.847 0.048
22 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'33.143 1.893 0.046
23 76 Loris BAZ Yamaha Forward 1'33.211 1.961 0.068
24 24 Toni ELIAS Yamaha Forward 1'33.657 2.407 0.446
25 13 Anthony WEST Honda 1'33.837 2.587 0.180
26 23 Broc PARKES ART 1'35.290 4.040 1.453

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
18
2015

2015 Valencia Moto3 FP1 Results: Kent Leads Honda Rampage

Danny Kent has started the final weekend for Moto3 with a statement of intent, taking top spot in the first session of practice. It was a close run affair, however: Isaac Viñales, Hiroki Ono and Efren Vazquez all ended FP1 within a tenth of a second of the championship leader. The significance of having three Leopard Racing bikes in the top four will have been duly noted, Viñales the only KTM in the top six. Miguel Oliveira ended the session in 7th, ahead of Romano Fenati and Niccolo Bulega, Bulega making a very impressive debut in the Moto3 world championship.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Previous
1 52 Danny Kent Honda 1'39.930    
2 32 Isaac Viñales KTM 1'39.966 0.036 0.036
3 76 Hiroki Ono Honda 1'40.015 0.085 0.049
4 7 Efren Vazquez Honda 1'40.023 0.093 0.008
5 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 1'40.158 0.228 0.135
6 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 1'40.199 0.269 0.041
7 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 1'40.227 0.297 0.028
8 5 Romano Fenati KTM 1'40.262 0.332 0.035
9 8 Nicolò Bulega KTM 1'40.275 0.345 0.013
10 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 1'40.290 0.360 0.015
11 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 1'40.334 0.404 0.044
12 20 Fabio Quartararo Honda 1'40.375 0.445 0.041
13 63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 1'40.376 0.446 0.001
14 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 1'40.443 0.513 0.067
15 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 1'40.539 0.609 0.096
16 41 Brad Binder KTM 1'40.581 0.651 0.042
17 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1'40.636 0.706 0.055
18 98 Karel Hanika KTM 1'40.644 0.714 0.008
19 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 1'40.672 0.742 0.028
20 17 John Mcphee Honda 1'40.734 0.804 0.062
21 16 Andrea Migno KTM 1'40.753 0.823 0.019
22 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 1'40.794 0.864 0.041
23 95 Jules Danilo Honda 1'41.111 1.181 0.317
24 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 1'41.150 1.220 0.039
25 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 1'41.239 1.309 0.089
26 11 Livio Loi Honda 1'41.327 1.397 0.088
27 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Husqvarna 1'41.586 1.656 0.259
28 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 1'41.611 1.681 0.025
29 6 Maria Herrera Husqvarna 1'41.664 1.734 0.053
30 40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 1'41.722 1.792 0.058
31 29 Stefano Manzi Mahindra 1'41.806 1.876 0.084
32 19 Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 1'41.903 1.973 0.097
33 4 Fabio Di Giannantonio Honda 1'42.155 2.225 0.252
34 96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 1'42.799 2.869 0.644
35 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 1'42.849 2.919 0.050

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
18
2015

2015 Sepang MotoGP Race Result: Race Clash Overshadows Dominant Win

Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Sepang:

Dani Pedrosa has taken an utterly dominant win at Sepang, leading from the start and slowly edging away from the field to victory. But Pedrosa's second win of the season was overshadowed by an ugly clash between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, which resulted in Marquez crashing out.

Pedrosa got into the first corner in the lead, Repsol Honda teammate Marc Marquez slotting in behind him, while Valentino Rossi settled into third. Jorge Lorenzo had an unusually poor start, finding himself stuck behind the two Ducatis, both Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone getting into Turn 1 ahead of him. Their advantage would not last long, Lorenzo making a brilliant pass into Turn 4 to dive underneath the pair of them into 4th. 

Lorenzo was on a charge, while Marquez was struggling. Lorenzo caught Rossi by the end of the first lap, then disposed of him clinically with a pass into Turn 1. Rossi pushed hard to get straight back, but couldn't hold it, and latched onto Lorenzo's tail instead. Marquez was starting to drop back from his teammate, unable to match the pace of Pedrosa, and was falling back into the clutches of the oncoming Yamahas. Marquez was having problems with both front and rear grip, running wide in several places. When he ran wide at Turn 4, Lorenzo did not need another invitation, and quickly slid through to take second and try to hunt Pedrosa down.

Lorenzo may have gotten through, but Marquez was not about to let Valentino Rossi through after the accusations Rossi had made on Thursday. Whether Marquez had been trying to hold up Rossi at Phillip Island may still be open to interpretation, but it certainly wasn't at Sepang. The two swapped paint - quite literally - for three laps, before Rossi decided he had had enough. The Italian pushed Marquez wide at Turn 14, looked over at the Spaniard twice, and the two came together, resulting in Marc Marquez crashing out of the race. After the race, Valetino Rossi was handed a three-point penalty, and he will start from the back of the grid at Valencia, having collected four points in total, after getting a point at Misano.

Lorenzo may have passed Marquez, but there was no way he was going to catch Pedrosa. Pedrosa went on to take an unquestioned victory, while Lorenzo cruised home in second. Valentino Rossi, perhaps uncertain of his fate, pushed on, but could make no impression on Lorenzo, losing ground and finishing in third.

There was plenty of drama behind the leaders, though not quite of the same order of magnitude. Andrea Iannone came to a halt on the Ducati, the GP15 suffering another technical issue. Andrea Dovizioso was doing well in 4th, until he tangled with Cal Crutchlow and fell. Crutchlow was reeled in and caught by Bradley Smith, the Tech 3 rider putting in a strong ride to consolidate his lead over Dovizioso in the championship.

This result cuts Valentino Rossi's lead in the championship to just 7 points, with Rossi to start from the back of the grid at the next race.

Results: 

Pos No Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 26 Dani Pedrosa Honda 40'37.691
2 99 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 3.612
3 46 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 13.724
4 38 Bradley Smith Yamaha 23.995
5 35 Cal Crutchlow Honda 28.721
6 9 Danilo Petrucci Ducati 36.372
7 41 Aleix Espargaro Suzuki 39.290
8 25 Maverick Viñales Suzuki 39.436
9 44 Pol Espargaro Yamaha 42.462
10 6 Stefan Bradl Aprilia 44.601
11 45 Scott Redding Honda 47.690
12 68 Yonny Hernandez Ducati 52.112
13 8 Hector Barbera Ducati 52.360
14 24 Toni Elias Yamaha Forward 53.619
15 19 Alvaro Bautista Aprilia 53.631
16 69 Nicky Hayden Honda +1'01.431
17 43 Jack Miller Honda +1'02.828
18 63 Mike Di Meglio Ducati +1'05.075
19 50 Eugene Laverty Honda +1'09.877
20 13 Anthony West Honda +1'24.749
Not Classified
  4 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 10 Laps
  93 Marc Marquez Honda 13 Laps
  76 Loris Baz Yamaha Forward 18 Laps
  29 Andrea Iannone Ducati 19 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
  55 Damian Cudlin ART 0 Lap

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Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2015

2015 Moto2 Championship Standings After Round 17, Sepang, Malaysia

1 Johann Zarco Kalex 343  
2 Alex Rins Kalex 214 -129
3 Tito Rabat Kalex 206 -137
4 Sam Lowes Speed Up 175 -168
5 Thomas Luthi Kalex 163 -180
6 Jonas Folger Kalex 161 -182
7 Xavier Simeon Kalex 113 -230
8 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 95 -248
9 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 90 -253
10 Sandro Cortese Kalex 87 -256
11 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 83 -260
12 Simone Corsi Kalex 79 -264
13 Luis Salom Kalex 70 -273
14 Alex Marquez Kalex 69 -274
15 Mika Kallio Speed Up 66 -277
16 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 64 -279
17 Dominique Aegerter Kalex 62 -281
18 Julian Simon Speed Up 58 -285
19 Axel Pons Kalex 33 -310
20 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 31 -312
21 Randy Krummenacher Kalex 31 -312
22 Anthony West Speed Up 30 -313
23 Azlan Shah Kalex 24 -319
24 Ricard Cardus Suter 20 -323
25 Louis Rossi Tech 3 7 -336
26 Tomoyoshi Koyama NTS 3 -340
27 Yuki Takahashi Moriwaki 2 -341
28 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 1 -342
Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2015

2015 Sepang Moto2 Race Result: Patience Rewarded

Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Sepang:

Johann Zarco has taken his eighth win of the season with a masterful display of poise and patience, waiting until the last lap to dispose of Tom Luthi.

Luthi had looked like dominating the race as he had dominated practice, getting the holeshot off the line and leading into the first corner. From the very start, Johann Zarco was the only man who could follow him. In the middle of the race, Luthi started to push to try and open a gap, but he never could make enough of a gap to drop Zarco. As the laps ticked off, Zarco started looking stronger, getting onto Luthis tail as they started the last lap, then attacking through the first corner. Luthi and Zarco went back and forth for the first half of the lap, but by the time they approached the long rights of turns 13 and 14, Zarco was in control. The Frenchman went on to take yet another victory to cap a truly dominant season, with Luthi forced to settle for 2nd.

The battle for 3rd looked like being a tense affair, with Alex Rins catching Jonas Folger and trying to push to bridge the gap to the leaders. Rins faltered in the attempt, crashing out at Turn 9 shortly after the halfway mark, leaving Folger to take a lonely 3rd. Takaaki Nakagami took a very creditable 4th place, ahead of Lorenzo Baldassarri, while local boy Hafizh Syahrin crossed the line in 8th, to the delight of the crowd.

Results:

Pos No Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 5 Johann Zarco Kalex 40'37.772
2 12 Thomas Luthi Kalex 0.598
3 94 Jonas Folger Kalex 9.846
4 30 Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 14.139
5 7 Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 16.440
6 39 Luis Salom Kalex 22.294
7 11 Sandro Cortese Kalex 22.708
8 55 Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 26.685
9 3 Simone Corsi Kalex 28.556
10 19 Xavier Simeon Kalex 30.081
11 49 Axel Pons Kalex 30.873
12 36 Mika Kallio Speed Up 31.787
13 22 Sam Lowes Speed Up 33.844
14 88 Ricard Cardus Suter 33.886
15 21 Franco Morbidelli Kalex 38.087
16 25 Azlan Shah Kalex 41.612
17 4 Randy Krummenacher Kalex 42.239
18 96 Louis Rossi Tech 3 44.576
19 70 Robin Mulhauser Kalex 46.312
20 57 Edgar Pons Kalex 49.357
21 2 Jesko Raffin Kalex 56.476
22 97 Xavi Vierge Tech 3 +1'17.119
23 16 Joshua Hook Kalex +1'18.343
24 93 Ramdan Rosli Kalex +1'18.534
25 60 Julian Simon Speed Up +1'20.599
26 66 Florian Alt Suter +1'37.028
27 10 Thitipong Warokorn Kalex +1'51.965
Not Classified        
  40 Alex Rins Kalex 10 Laps
  23 Marcel Schrotter Tech 3 11 Laps
  73 Alex Marquez Kalex 14 Laps

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2015

2015 Sepang Moto3 Race Result: Pressure Sustained To The Line

Results and summary of a tense Moto3 race at Sepang:

Miguel Oliveira has kept his title hopes alive by taking his fifth win of the season at Sepang, after controlling the race at the front of a small group. Oliveira's win was exactly what he needed to keep Kent from taking the title, the Englishman ending the race in 7th, two places short of the spot he needed to clinch the title.

Oliveira got the drop from the start, hammering into Turn 1 in the lead, and pushing to try to make a gap. Kent, by contrast, got a terrible start, losing places on the run to the line, then getting duffed up in battle in the two extremely tight first two corners. A group formed at the front of the race, Oliveira always right at the front of it, containing Pecco Bagnaia, Romano Fenati, Jorge Navarro, Jakub Kornfeil, John McPhee, Hiroki Ono, Efren Vazquez and Brad Binder. Enea Bastianini lost touch with the front, while Kent struggled battling for 14th place.

A fierce battle developed in the front group, which would last all the way to the line. Oliveira was always involved, leading for a lot of the race, and inside the top three when he got passed down the front or back straight. The battle gave Danny Kent the time to collect his wits and ease his way cautiously forward, eventually landing on the tail of the group after getting some empty track and the chance to set his own pace.

Once he reached the group, he was unwittingly helped by his Leopard Racing teammmates, Ono and Vazquez touching and going down together. That created a gap behind Kent, leaving him free to concentrate on sticking with the group. More attrition came later, Bagnaia sliding out at Turn 15 after challenging all race long for the lead.

While Kent sat patiently on the back of the group, his eyes clearly on 5th spot, the place he needed if he was to be crowned champion, the battle intensified at the front. With Bagnaia gone, Binder and Navarro came on strong, though Oliveira was still clearly in control. On the final lap, Oliveira lost the lead to his teammate in the first part of the lap, but that proved to be the right place to be. As they headed down the long back straight, Oliveira whipped out of the slipstream to take the lead into the final corner, and held on across the line. Binder finished in 2nd, while Jorge Navarro took his third podium of the year in 3rd.

Danny Kent's cautiousness worked against him in the final lap. Trying to make sure he did not get taken out by the group of seven battling for the win, he entered the last lap in 5th position, but he got bumped down to 6th at Turn 9, the lost another place in the battle at the final corner. His lead over Oliveira is now 24 points. He needs to finish in 14th at Valencia to be sure of the crown.

Results

Pos No Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 44 Miguel Oliveira KTM 40'33.277
2 41 Brad Binder KTM 0.089
3 9 Jorge Navarro Honda 0.273
4 23 Niccolò Antonelli Honda 0.305
5 5 Romano Fenati KTM 0.416
6 84 Jakub Kornfeil KTM 0.530
7 52 Danny Kent Honda 0.590
8 33 Enea Bastianini Honda 4.004
9 10 Alexis Masbou Honda 6.990
10 17 John Mcphee Honda 10.030
11 95 Jules Danilo Honda 16.128
12 88 Jorge Martin Mahindra 18.995
13 29 Stefano Manzi Mahindra 18.999
14 32 Isaac Viñales KTM 19.129
15 65 Philipp Oettl KTM 19.153
16 48 Lorenzo Dalla Porta Husqvarna 19.592
17 21 Francesco Bagnaia Mahindra 32.053
18 6 Maria Herrera Husqvarna 32.882
19 11 Livio Loi Honda 32.924
20 58 Juanfran Guevara Mahindra 33.307
21 24 Tatsuki Suzuki Mahindra 34.453
22 2 Remy Gardner Mahindra 55.705
23 22 Ana Carrasco KTM 57.562
24 16 Andrea Migno KTM +1'46.290
25 91 Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1 Lap
Not Classified
  98 Karel Hanika KTM 12 Laps
  96 Manuel Pagliani Mahindra 12 Laps
  7 Efren Vazquez Honda 13 Laps
  76 Hiroki Ono Honda 13 Laps
  63 Zulfahmi Khairuddin KTM 13 Laps
  40 Darryn Binder Mahindra 16 Laps

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2015

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