Race Results – Jerez, 4th May 2014

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2014 bwin Spanish Grand Prix Race Results

 

MotoGP

 

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) took his fourth consecutive win of the year in his 100th GP ride, his first win at the Jerez circuit. Marquez is the first MotoGP rider to win the first four races since Australian Mick Doohan in 1992. After a hectic first lap Marquez took the lead and was never headed. In second place was Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) who held off a fast finishing Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) over the last two laps. Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha), in his 200th GP and on his 27th birthday, was a distant fourth.

 

The top Ducati was Andrea Dovizioso in fifth, while the top open class rider was Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha) in seventh.

 

Marquez now leads the World Championship with a perfect 100 points. Second is Dani Pedrosa with 72 points with Valentino Rossi in third on 61 points.

 

1st:       Marc Marquez (SPA)                      Repsol Honda                                                45’24.134

2nd:      Valentino Rossi (ITA)                    Movistar Yamaha                                               +1.431

3rd:       Dani Pedrosa (SPA)                       Repsol Honda                                                    +1.529

 

Moto2

 

Polegetter Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team – Kalex) took the holeshot at the start of the race and was never headed to the finish line, riding a faultless race to win his second Moto2 race. In second place was Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert – Suter) with third place going to Jonas Folger (AGR Team – Kalex).

 

Championship leader Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team – Kalex) was fourth with his championship lead now cut to 16 points to his teammate Kallio.

 

1st:        Mika Kallio (FIN)                         Marc VDS Racing Team – Kalex)                      44’56.004

2nd:       Dominique Aegerter (SWI)         Technomag carXpert – Suter)                            +2.434

3rd:        Jonas Folger (GER)                       AGR Team – Kalex)                                             +3.668

 

Moto3

 

Starting from tenth on the grid Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46 – KTM) took his second consecutive race win after a close fought Moto3 race. Fenati’s win gave KTM its 50th GP race victory. Second place went to Efren Vasquez (SaxoPrint RTG – Honda) with third going to Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 – Honda).

 

Championship leader Jack Miller finished fourth and saw his championship lead reduced to 5 points ahead of Fenati in second.

 

1st:        Romano Fenati (ITA)                      SKYRacing Team VR46 – KTM)                     41’28.584

2nd:       Efren Vaquez     (SPA)                     SaxoPrint -RTG – Honda)                              +0.144

3rd:       Alex Rins (SPA)                                 Estrella Galicia 0,0 – Honda)                       +0.147

 

 

Circuit of the Americas Qualifying

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MotoGP

Honda has dominated qualifying for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas MotoGP round. Spain’s reigning MotoGP World Champion, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) qualified on pole with the fastest ever lap of the circuit (2’02.773 – 161.6 km/h) followed by Spanish teammate Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda),while third went to Germany’s Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda).

The highest placed Yamaha was the Open Class Forward Yamaha of Aleix Espargaro (SPA) in fourth place while the factory Movistar Yamahas of Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) and Valentino Rossi (ITA) were fifth and sixth respectively.

Cal Crutchlow  (GBR)was the highest placed Ducati in seventh place.

                1.            Marc Marquez (SPA)                      2’02.733

                2.            Dani Pedrosa (SPA)                         +0.289

                3.            Stefan Bradl (GER)                          +0.423

Moto2

Spain’s Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team – Kalex) was the polegetter  in Moto2 with the fastest ever Moto2 lap of the circuit (2’10.135 – 152.5 km/h). Second was Germany’s Johann Zarco  (AirAsia  Caterham –  Suter) followed in third by Switzerland’s Dominique Aegerter (Technomag CarXpert – Suter).

                1.            Esteve Rabat (SPA)                         2’10.135

                2.            Johann Zarco (GER)                         +0.266

                3.            Dominique Aegerter (SWI)         +0.287  

Moto3

After getting his first ever podium finish by winning the previous round in Qatar Australian Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) continued his good form by taking the Moto3 pole in a time of 2’16.342, the fastest ever Moto3 lap of the circuit. He was followed in second place by Spain’s Efren Vasquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) and third place was taken by Spain’s Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda).

                1.            Jack Miller (AUS)                             2’16.342

                2.            Efren Vasquez  (SPA)                     +0.347

                3.            Alex Rins (SPA)                                 +0.556