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Monster Energy Grand Prix of France Race Results – 18 May 2014

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Monster Energy Grand Prix of France Race Results

 

18 May 2014

 

MotoGP

 

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) continued his winning ways with his fifth consecutive victory of the season. Marquez is now the youngest ever rider (21 years and 90 days) to win five consecutive major class Grand Prix taking the record from Mike Hailwood (22 years and 160 days) in 1962. Marquez is also the first rider since Giacomo Agostini in 1972 to win the first five races of the season in the premier class, the first rider to win five MotoGP races in a row since Valentino Rossi in 2008 and the first rider since Mick Doohan in 1997 to win five consecutive races from pole.

 

After going wide on a bend in the first lap and dropping to tenth place Marquez fought back to win the race from Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) in second place with Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) taking the final podium spot in third place.

 

Marquez’s teammate Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) finished fifth with Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) sixth.

 

The leading Ducati was Andrea Dovizioso who finished eighth after leading the race for a few laps in the early stages and the the top open class rider was Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward racing Yamaha) in ninth.

 

1st:          Marc Marquez (SPA)                       Repsol Honda                                                    44’03.925

2nd:         Valentino Rossi (ITA)                     Movistar Yamaha                                             +1.486

3rd:          Alvaro Bautista (SPA)                     GO&FUN Honda Gresini                                                +3.144

 

Moto2

 

Starting fourth on the grid Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) won his second consecutive Moto2 race. After following Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing Kalex) for the first eighteen laps Kallio took the lead with eight laps to go and was never headed to the finish line. Second went to Simone Corsi with Kallio’s teammate and championship leader, Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing team Kalex), third.

 

Pole sitter Jonas Folger (AGR Team Kalex) finished in sixth position.

 

1st:          Mika Kallio (FIN)                              Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex                      42’41.696

2nd:         Simone Corsi (ITA)                          NGM Forward Racing Kalex                         +1.015

3rd:          Esteve Rabat (SPA)                         Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex                      +1.303

 

Moto3

 

One of the most exciting Moto3 races ever seen saw Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) take his third win of the season and extend his championship lead to 30 points. Miller beat Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda)to the finish line by 0.095 seconds with Isaac Vinales (Calvo Team KTM) third.

 

Romano Fenati (Sky Racing Team VR46 KTM) who lies second in the championship retired with technical problems while pole sitter Efren Vasquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) finished sixth after coming into contact with Miller while challenging for the lead on the final lap.

 

1st:          Jack Miller (AUS)                              Red Bull KTM Ajo                                             41’30.582

2nd:         Alex Rins (SPA)                                 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda                             +0.095

3rd:          Isaac Vinales (SPA)                         Calvo Team KTM                                              +0.230

MotoGP News 17 May 2014 – Monster Energy Grand Prix of France, Le Mans Qualifying Practice

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MotoGP News 17 May 2014

 

Monster Energy Grand Prix of France, Le Mans

 

Qualifying Practice

 

 

MotoGP

 

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) continued his qualifying dominance by taking his fifth consecutive pole of the season with a record pole time of 1’32.042 beating the previous record set by teammate Dani Pedrosa in 2008 by 0.605 seconds. This is Marquez’s sixth consecutive pole ( he was the pole sitter at the final MotoGP round of 2013 in Valencia) and is the first rider to achieve this feat since Casey Stoner (Ducati) in 2008.

 

Second on the grid, and top Yamaha, will be reigning Moto2 World Champion Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) with Andrea Dovizioso in third.

 

Both Movistar Yamahas are on the second row of the grid with Valentino Rossi in fifth and Jorge Lorenzo in sixth. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) qualified ninth, his worst position since qualifying twelvth in the 2010 Portugese MotoGP.

 

Top Open Class qualifier was Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha) in eighth.

 

1st:          Marc Marquez (SPA)                      Repsol Honda                                    1’32.042

2nd:         Pol Espargaro (SPA)                        Monster Yamaha Tech 3               +0.692  

3rd:         Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)                 Ducati                                                   +0.713

 

Moto2

 

Jonas Folger (AGR Team Kalex) took his first ever Moto2 pole in in his rookie year in the class with the fastest ever Moto2 lap of the Le Mans circuit. Second was championship leader Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) just 0.004 seconds behind Folger with another Moto2 rookie, Luis Salom (Pons HP 40 Kalex) in third.

 

Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex), winner of the previous round in Jerez, was fourth and heads the second row of the starting grid.

 

1st:          Jonas Folger (GER)                          AGR Team Kalex                              1’37.619              

2nd:         Esteve Rabat (SPA)                         Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex     +0.004  

3rd:         Luis Salom (SPA)                              Pons HP 40 Kalex                             +0.108

 

Moto3

 

Efren Vasquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) took his first ever pole in GP racing by beating championship leader Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) to the top spot by just 0.025 seconds. Third was Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda).

 

Winner of the previous two races, Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46, will head the fourth row of the starting grid in tenth position.

 

1st:          Efren Vasquez (SPA)                      SaxoPrint-RTG Honda                    1’42.491              

2nd:         Jack Miller (AUS)                             Red Bull KTM Ajo                             +0.025  

3rd:         Alex Rins (SPA)                                 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda            +0.202  

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