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Iveco Daily TT Assen, Race Results 28 June 2014

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Iveco Daily TT Assen, Race Results

 

28 June 2014

 

MotoGP

 

In a rain affected race Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) won his eighth consecutive race of the year and equaled the 1971 record of Giacomo Agostini by winning the first eight Grand Prix of the season. Second place went to Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), who led for a number of laps before being overtaken by Marquez on a drying track to cross the finishing line some 6.7 seconds behind.

 

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) came in third after a duel with Open Class rider and polegetter Aleix Espargao (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha). Pedrosa now moves up to equal second in the championship table with Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) who finished fifth after starting the race from pit lane after a late decision to change back from slick tyres to wet.

 

1st:                          Marc Marquez (SPA)                       Repsol Honda                                                    43’29.954

2nd:                         Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)                 Ducati Team                                                       +6.714

3rd:                          Dani Pedrosa (SPA)                         Repsol Honda                                                    +10.791

 

Moto2

 

After his last Grand Prix race win in the 250cc class at a wet Assen TT in 2003 Anthony West (QMMF Racing Team Speed Up) took his second Grand Prix victory and his first Moto2 win in an exciting and incident filled and rain affected Moto2 race. Starting from twenty-third on the grid West worked his way to third place and took the lead when both race leader Simone Corsi ( NGM Forward Racing Kalex) and second place holder Sam Lowes (Speed Up) crashed. West then had to hold off a determined last lap challenge from Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) to take a well deserved win.

 

Third was Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex), retaining his second place in the championship table and closing the gap to championship leader Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) who finished eighth.

 

1st:                          Anthony West (AUS)                      QMMF Racing Team Speed Up                   40’02.089

2nd:                         Maverick Vinales (SPA)                 Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex                   +0.318

3rd:                          Mika Kallio (FIN)                              Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex                      +0.743

 

Moto3

 

After an incident filled race Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) won his second consecutive Moto3 race lifting himself to equal second in the championship table with Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM), both 7 point behind championship leader Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo). Marquez took the lead after race leader Jack Miller crashed out on the second lap and won convincingly from team mate Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda).Third was Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra Racing) who, at one stage looked capable of taking second place from Rins but failed to do so.

 

Miller’s crash looked certain to lose him the championship lead to Romano Fenati, but Fenati also crashed out still leaving Miller in top spot.

 

 

1st:                          Alex Marquez (SPA)                       Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda                             30’07.648

2nd:                         Alex Rins (SPA)                                 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda                             +2.960

3rd:                          Miguel Oliveira (POR)                   Mahindra Racing                                              +3.644

MotoGP 27 June 2014 Iveco Daily TT Assen Qualifying Practice

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MotoGP 27 June 2014

Iveco Daily TT Assen

Qualifying Practice

MotoGP

In a rain affected qualifying session Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha)took his first ever pole position in the MotoGP Class and the first ever pole position for an Open Class bike. Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani
Pedrosa took second and third respectively.

Movistar Yamaha riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi had a poor qualifying session with Lorenzo finishing ninth and Rossi twelvth.

The top Ducati qualifier was Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing Ducati) in fourth with Cal Crutchlow being the top Ducati Team rider in fifth.

1st: Aleix Espargaro (SPA) NGM Forward Racing Yamaha 1’38.789
2nd: Marc Marquez (SPA) Repsol Honda +1.405
3rd: Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda +1.943
Moto2

Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) secured his sixth pole of the season taking the position from Dominique Aegerter (Technomag CareXpert Suter) late in the qualifying session. The remaining front row position went to reigning World Supersport champion and Moto2 rookie Sam Lowes (Speed Up).

Rabat’s team mate and second in the World Championship standings, Mika Kallio will head the second row of the starting grid in fourth.

1st: Esteve Rabat(SPA) Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 1’37.311
2nd: Dominique Aegerter (SWI) Technomag CareXpert Suter +0.151
3rd: Sam Lowes (GBE) Speed Up +0.363

Moto3

Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) took his fourth pole of the season with the pole lap record. In second place was winner of the previous round, Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) with third going to Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo).

Romano Fenati, second behind Miller in the World championship standings, qualified on the third row of the starting grid in ninth.

1st: Jack Miller (AUS) Red Bull KTM Ajo 1’42.240
2nd: Alex Marquez (SPA) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.116
3rd: Niklas Ajo (FIN) Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo +0.190

Monster Energy Grand Prix of Catalunya, Race Results 15 June 2014

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Monster Energy Grand Prix of Catalunya, Race Results

 

15 June 2014

 

MotoGP

 

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) won his seventh consecutive MotoGP race after a race long battle with Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda). Rossi led for most of the race before being passed by Marquez and then Pedrosa. Towards the end of the final Pedrosa’s front wheel touched Marquez’s rear wheel and Pedrosa almost crashed but survived to finish third after being overtaken by Rossi during the incident.

 

This was Honda’s 100th MotoGP victory since since the introduction of four stroke MotoGP in 2002. It was also historic because Marquez’s younger brother, Alex Marquez won the earlier Moto3 race, the first time in the 65 year history of MotoGP siblings have won Grand Prix races on the same day.

 

Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) finished fourth with Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP) in fifth..

 

Top open class finisher was Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha) in sixth while the leading Ducati was Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) in eighth.

 

1st:                          Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda)                                                  42’56.914

2nd:                         Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha)                                         +0.512

3rd:                          Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda)                                                    +1.834

 

Moto2

 

Championship leader and Polegetter Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) took a dominant win beating Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) by over 4 seconds with Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Suter), who overtook both Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) and Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter) in the final stages of the race, a further 7 seconds back in third.

 

It was an incident packed race with many crashes, one of the worst was when Luis Salom (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) crashed in front of Jonas Folger (AGR Team Kalex). Folger had to take quick evasive action to avoid hitting Salom who lay in the middle of the track.

 

1st:                          Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex)                       42’23.197

2nd:                         Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex)            +4.244

3rd:                          Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Suter)                                 +11.157

 

Moto3

 

Polegetter Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) took his and Honda’s first win of the season in a race he controlled virtually from the start. This was Marquez’s second Moto3 win, his first was in Motegi, Japan in 2013. Second was Enea Bastianini (Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM) who got his first podium in only his seventh Moto3 race. Third place went to Efren Vasquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda).

 

Championship leader Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) appeared to struggle for most of the race but made up excellent ground on the last lap to finish fourth beating championship rival Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team KTM VR 46) in the process and extending his championship lead.

 

1st:                          Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda)                            41’11.656

2nd:                         Enea Bastianini (Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM)        +3.236

3rd:                          Efren Vasquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda)                                   +3.512

 

World Championship Standings 15 June 2014,,,,
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After 7 Rounds ,,,,
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MotoGP,,,,
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Pos.,Rider,Bike,Nation,Points
1,Marc MARQUEZ,Repsol Honda,SPA,175
2,Valentino ROSSI,Movistar Yamaha,ITA,117
3,Dani PEDROSA,Repsol Honda,SPA,112
4,Jorge LORENZO,Movistar Yamaha,SPA,78
5,Andrea DOVIZIOSO,Ducati Team,ITA,71
6,Pol ESPARGARO,Monster Yamaha Tech 3,SPA,58
7,Aleix ESPARGARO,NGM Forward acing Yamaha,SPA,54
8,Stefan BRADL,LCR Honda MotoGP,GER,50
9,Andrea IANNONE,Pramac Racing Ducati,ITA,41
10,Bradley SMITH,Monster Yamaha Tech 3,GBR,40
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Moto2,,,,
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Pos.,Rider,Bike,Nation,Points
1,Esteve RABAT,Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex,SPA,149
2,Mika KALLIO,Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex,FIN,115
3,Maverick VI=D1ALES,Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex,SPA,89
4,Dominique AEGERTER,Technomag Carexpert Suter,SWI,71
5,Simone CORSI,NGM Forward Racing Kalex,ITA,66
6,Luis SALOM,Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex,SPA,59
7,Thomas LUTHI,Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter,SWI,51
8,Jonas FOLGER,AGR Team Kalex,GER,47
9,Johann ZARCO,AirAsia Caterham Suter,FRA,33
10,Sam LOWES,Speed=A0Up,GBR,33
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Moto3,,,,
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Pos.,Rider,Bike,Nation,Points
1,Jack MILLER,Red Bull KTM Ajo,AUS,117
2,Romano FENATI,SKY Racing Team KTM VR 46,ITA,110
3,Efren VAZQUEZ,SaxoPrint-RTG Honda,SPA,92
4,Alex RINS,"Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda",SPA,87
5,Alex MARQUEZ,"Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda",SPA,85
6,Isaac VI=D1ALES,Calvo Team KTM,SPA,73
7,Alexis MASBOU,Ongetta-Rivacold Honda,FRA,50
8,Enea BASTIANINI,Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM,ITA,45
9,Francesco BAGNAIA,SKY Racing Team KTM VR 46,ITA,42
10,Jakub KORNFEIL,Calvo Team KTM,CZE,38

MotoGP News 14 June 2014 Monster Energy Grand Prix of Catalunya Qualifying Practice

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MotoGP News 14 June 2014

 

Monster Energy Grand Prix of Catalunya

 

Qualifying Practice

 

 

MotoGP

 

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda), at his home GP, took his first pole of the year and his first since the 2013 Grand Prix of Catalunya. In doing so he ended Marc Marquez’s run of six consecutive poles. Second was Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) with third going to championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) who had his first crash of the season during Q2.

 

The highest Open Class qualifier was Alex Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha) in sixth while the top Ducati was Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) in seventh.

 

 

1st:                          Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda)                                                    1’40.985                                              

2nd:                         Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha)                                            +0.115

3rd:                         Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda)                                                  +0.150

 

 

Moto2

 

Championship leader Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) took his fifth pole of the season with second on the starting grid going to Rabat’s team mate and second in the championship Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex).

Third was Moto2 rookie and current Moto3 World Champion Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex).

 

 

1st:                          Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex)                       1’46.569              

2nd:                         Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex)                          +0.571

3rd:                         Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex)           +0.623

 

Moto3

 

Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda), brother of Marc Marquez, took his first ever Moto3 pole breaking the Moto3 pole record in the process. Second was Enea Bastianini (Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM ) with third going to Marquez’s team mate Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda). Rins highsided at the end of the qualifying session fracturing his left toe. His fitness to race will be reviewed on Sunday morning.

 

Championship leader Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) had a poor qualifying session finishing ninth, 1.249s off the pole time.

 

 

1st:                          Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda)                           1’50.232              

2nd:                         Enea Bastianini (Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM)      +0.618                                  

3rd:                         Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda)                                     +0.680                  

TIM Grand Prix of Italy, Mugello, Race Results – 1 June 2014

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TIM Grand Prix of Italy, Mugello, Race Results

 

1 June 2014

 

MotoGP

 

After a titanic battle with continual lead changes which lasted more than half the race Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) took the lead on the final lap to beat Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) over the finish line to record his sixth consecutive win of the season. Third was Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) riding in his 300th GP.

 

Fourth was Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) followed in fifth by MotoGP rookie Pol Espargaro. The top Ducati was Andrea Dovizioso in sixth with Aleix Espargaro (Forward Yamaha) the leading open class bike in ninth

 

1st:                          Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda)                                  41’38.254

2nd:                         Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha)                            +0.121

3rd:                          Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha)                         +2.688

 

Moto2

 

Recording his third victory of the season championship leader Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) took the lead at two-thirds race distance to take a close win from Moto2 rookie Luis Salom (Pons HP 40 Kalex). Third was another Moto2 rookie, Jonas Folger (AGR Team Kalex) who lead the first half of the race.

 

Fourth was Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing Kalex) who finished ahead of Dominic Aegerter (Technomag CarXpert Suter) with the winner of the previous two races, Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) finishing in sixth place.

 

Moto3

 

This was yet another exciting Moto3 race with, at one stage the leading group consisting of thirteen riders. Slipstreaming on the start/finish straight resulted in a new race leader virtually every lap with the win finally going to Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM) by 0.010s from Isaac Vinales (Calvo Team KTM) who dead heated with Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda). Vinales was awarded second place because he recorded a faster race lap than Rins.

 

Championship leader, Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) failed to finish, crashing on the last lap while in the leading group, taking out Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) and Enea Bastianini (Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM) in the process.

 

 

1st:                          Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM)     39’46.256

2nd:                         Isaac Vinales (Calvo Team KTM)                                                +0.010

3rd:                          Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda)                     +0.010

 

 

TIM Grand Prix of Italy, Mugello Qualifying Practice – 31 May 2014

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MotoGP News 31 May 2014

 

TIM Grand Prix of Italy, Mugello

 

Qualifying Practice

 

 

MotoGP

 

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) took his sixth consecutive pole of the season beating second placed Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing Ducati) by 0.18s. During Free Practice 3 Iannone’s Ducati recorded the fastest ever speed by a MotoGP bike, 349.1Km/h. Third was Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo.

 

Pole record holder from 2013 Dani pedrosa (Repsol Honda) qualified fourth, heading the second row of the starting grid, while Valentine Rossi (Movistar Yamaha), riding in his 300th GP, qualified a lowly tenth, heading the fourth row of the starting grid.

 

 

1st:          Marc Marquez (SPA)                      Repsol Honda                                                    1’47.270                                              

2nd:         Andrea Iannone                               Pramac Racing Ducati                                     +0.180

3rd:         Jorge Lorenzo                                    Movistar Yamaha                                            +0.251

 

 

Moto2

 

Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) took his fourth pole of the season with Moto2 rookie and reigning Supersport World Champion Sam Lowes (Speed Up) gaining his first front row start in second and Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex) in third.

 

The winner of the previous two Moto2 races, Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex), qualified eleventh, starting on the fourth row of the starting grid.

 

 

1st:          Esteve Rabat                                      Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex                     1’52.718

2nd:         Sam Lowes                                         Speed Up                                                            +0.183

3rd:         Sandro Cortese                                 Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex                              +0.197

 

Moto3

 

Despite crashing during qualifying practice Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) took pole in a Moto3 pole record time ahead of championship leader Jack Miller (Red Bull Ajo KTM) in second with Jakub Kornfeil (Calvo Team KTM) third.

 

Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM), winner of two races this season and second in the championship race, qualified fourth, heading the second row of the starting grid.

 

 

1st:          Alex Rins (SPA)                                 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda                            1’56.999              

2nd:         Jack Miller (AUS)                             Red Bull KTM Ajo                                             +0.265                                  

3rd:         Jakub Kornfeil                                   Calvo Team KTM                                              +0.327