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