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Eni Motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany, Race Results 13 July 2014

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Eni Motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany, Race Results

 

13 July 2014

 

MotoGP

 

In one of the strangest starts to a MotoGP ever seen Stafan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP), who chose slick tyres for the race on a drying track, started the race all alone on the front row of the grid after all the other front runners, a total of fourteen in all, who chose wet tyres, decided to go for slicks after the warm-up lap and had to start the race from pit lane.

 

However Bradl’s decision to change to slicks on the starting grid did not pay off because his bike was left with a wet set-up, so after leading the race for the first few laps he was eventually caught and passed by the other riders who were on dry set-up bikes.

 

The win went to Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda), his ninth of the season with second going to his Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa. Third went to Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha).

 

The top Ducati was Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing Ducati) with Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha) the leading open class rider in sixth.

 

1st:                          Marc Marquez (SPA)                       Repsol Honda                                                    41’47.664

2nd:                         Dani Pedrosa (SPA)                         Repsol Honda                                                    +1.466

3rd:                          Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)                       Movistar Yamaha                                             +10.317

 

Moto2

 

Dominic Aegerter (Technomag CarXpert Suter) took his first ever Grand Prix race win after a race long duel with Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex), overtaking Kallio late on the final lap to secure the win.

 

Third went to Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing Kalex) after a race long duel with Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex), Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex) and Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) who caught up with the group late in the race.

 

Rabat eventually finished fourth with Vinales fifth and Morbidelli sixth.

 

1st:                          Dominic Aegerter (SWI)                               Technomag CarXpert Suter                         412’12.461

2nd:                         Mika Kallio (FIN)                              Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex                      +0.091

3rd:                          Simone Corsi (ITA)                          NGM Forward Racing Kalex                         10.514

 

 

Moto3

 

After leading from the start of the race Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) never lost the lead to win his fourth race of the season. A close second, after sticking with Miller for most of the race but never able to pass him was Brad Binder (Ambrogio Racing Mahindra), taking his first ever Grand Prix race podium.

 

Third place went to Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold Honda) who, in a tight finish beat Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda), fourth and Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo), fifth.

 

Championship contenders Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) and Romano Fenati SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM) both crashed out of the race.

 

1st:                          Jack Miller (AUS)                              Red Bull KTM Ajo                                             39’26.927

2nd:                         Brad Binder (RSA)                            Ambrogio Racing Mahindra)                       +0.180

3rd:                          Alexis Masbou (FRA)                      Ongetta-Rivacold Honda)                            +1.119

Eni Motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany, Sachsenring, Qualifying Practice 12 July 2014

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MotoGP 12 July 2014

 

Eni Motorcycle Grand Prix of Germany, Sachsenring

 

Qualifying Practice

 

 

MotoGP

 

Repsol Honda fill the first two places on the starting grid for tomorrow’s MotoGP race with top spot going to Marc Marquez with Dani Pedrosa in second place despite crashing late in Q2. Third place on the grid also went to a Honda rider, local rider Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP).

 

In taking pole position Marc Marquez broke Casey Stoner’s six year old best pole lap record of 1’21.067 set in 2008 on a Ducati.

 

The leading open class rider was Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha) in fourth while the top factory Movistar Yamaha was that of Jorge Lorenzo in fifth.

 

Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing Ducati) was the leading Ducati in seventh.

 

 

1st:          Marc Marquez (SPA)                      Repsol Honda                                                    1’20.937                                              

2nd:         Dani Pedrosa (SPA)                         Repsol Honda                                                    +0.296

3rd:         Stefan Bradl                                       LCR Honda MotoGP                                        +0.403                                                  

 

Moto2

 

Dominic Aegerter achieved his first ever pole position beating Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) with the fastest lap late in the qualifying period. Third was Kallio’s team mate and Championshio leader, Esteve Rabat.

 

2013 Sachsenring winner Jordi Torres (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter) was fourth with the ever improving Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex) in fifth ahead of Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing Team Kalex) in sixth.

 

 

1st:          Dominique Aegerter (SWI)         Technomag CareXpert Suter                       1’24.761                              

2nd:         Mika Kallio (FIN)                              Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex                     +0.124                                  

3rd:         Esteve Rabat(SPA)                          Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex                     +0.271

 

Moto3

 

Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) took his fifth pole of the season with a new pole record lap time in a rain interrupted qualifying session. Second spot went to the experienced Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold Honda) with third going to Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda).

 

Rain half way through the session caught a few riders out with championship contenders Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM) finishing twenty-fifth and Efren Vasquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) finishing seventeenth.

 

 

1st:          Jack Miller (AUS)                             Red Bull KTM Ajo                                             1’26.997              

2nd:         Alexis Masbou (FRA)                     Ongetta-Rivacold Honda                              +0.109                                  

3rd:         Alex Marquez (SPA)                       Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda                            +0.146