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Moto Tipping Results – post Sepang

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  • Dani Pedrosa’s fall (twice!) didn’t do 29% of our Tippers any good.
  • 23% of Tippers had picked Maverick Viñales, for Moto2.
  • Only 9% had picked Vazquez for Moto3. 

All these percentages below are for “All Competitors” in MotoTipping (not just the Premier Comp.).

 

How Are People Tipping?

MotoGP
MARQUEZ, Marc   94 tips   90%
LORENZO, Jorge   38 tips   37%
BAUTISTA, Álvaro   31 tips   30%
PEDROSA, Dani   30 tips   29%
ROSSI, Valentino   9 tips   9%
SMITH, Bradley   2 tips   2%
IANNONE, Andrea   2 tips   2%
ESPARGARÓ, Pol   1 tips   1%
Moto2
RABAT, Esteve   87 tips   84%
CORTESE, Sandro   40 tips   38%
KALLIO, Mika   31 tips   30%
VIÑALES, Maverick   24 tips   23%
LUTHI, Thomas   5 tips   5%
ZARCO, Johann   4 tips   4%
AEGERTER, Dominique   3 tips   3%
CORSI, Simone   2 tips   2%
LOWES, Sam   2 tips   2%
SALOM, Luis   2 tips   2%
TORRES, Jordi   1 tips   1%
FOLGER, Jonas   1 tips   1%
SIMON, Julian   1 tips   1%
NAKAGAMI, Takaaki   1 tips   1%
de ANGELIS, Alex   1 tips   1%
TEROL, Nicolas   1 tips   1%
HERRIN, Josh   1 tips   1%
Moto3
MARQUEZ, Alex   73 tips   70%
RINS, Alex   53 tips   51%
MILLER, Jack   47 tips   45%
VAZQUEZ, Efren   9 tips   9%
FENATI, Romano   4 tips   4%
ANTONELLI, Niccolò   4 tips   4%
McPHEE, John   3 tips   3%
MASBOU, Alexis   3 tips   3%
BASTIANINI, Enea   2 tips   2%
VIÑALES, Isaac   2 tips   2%
SISSIS, Arthur   1 tips   1%
KORNFEIL, Jakub   1 tips   1%
LOCATELLI, Andrea   1 tips   1%
AJO, Niklas   1 tips   1%
DEROUE, Scott   1 tips   1%
OLIVEIRA, Miguel   1 tips   1%
KENT, Danny   1 tips   1%

 

Nothing much changed from last round in positions of Tipsters, till we get to 7th place.
Clarkyfish (a late convert from the “All Competitors” to the “Premier” class) took a dive from equal 7th with Xena to 12th after Sepang. Another big loser was Stickman, taking a 6 position dive from 13th after P.I. to 19th now. Others that went downwards were NickT from 12th to 14th and Wharfy down one spot to 21st.

At the top of the pile nothing changed, much. There’s still 6 points between Bini & TonyL and 2 more points to KFisher. Aprilia12 in 4th, widened the gap to the top (he was 13 points down last round,) now 18 behind Bini.

Those that went upwards in this round were Fergo, 11th to 8th, Dasko 1 spot (equal 9th with GazTread), KenC took a fair bound up from 15th to 11th, Rory, Helsangel, Bisho,  Madeleine and BluePeter also went up.

KenC was the highest scorer with 122 points, picking RINS, MILLER, RABAT, VIÑALES, ROSSI, and MARQUEZ.
Next best pickers were MickC & Helsangel with 110 points each, but not with the same choices (drill down on their names if you want to have a look.).
Then Rory & Madeleine with 106 each.

Stickman & Clarkyfish tied for the lowest scores, this round, 65 points! (Even Breaky33 got 89 points ).

Next, final round (I hate saying that!) is at Valencia in two weeks.
For those on Eastern Standard Australian time, according to www.motogp.com, the scheduled starting times are:

9 November 2014

Moto3WUP 5:406:00pm

Moto2WUP 6:106:30pm

MotoGPWUP 6:407:00pm

 

  • Moto3 RACE 8:00pm
  •  Moto2 RACE 9:20pm
  •  MotoGP RACE 11:00pm

 

The most exciting (?) race of the night WILL BE Moto3.

Good luck with your tips.

 

Bernie

Points scored - Sepang, Phillip Isl. & Motegi

Points scored – Sepang, Phillip Isl. & Motegi

Premier Tipper's Ranking after Sepang.

Premier Tipper’s Ranking after Sepang.

Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Race Results 26 October 2014

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Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Race Results

26 October 2014

 

MotoGP

Enhorabuena, my idol!          Congratulazioni, my idol!

 

With his 12th win of the season Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) equalled Mick Doohan’s number of season wins and sealed the MotoGP constructors title for Honda. Although the final winning margin was over 2 seconds Marquez had to battle with second placed Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) for the second half of the race after Rossi had taken the lead from early leader Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha)who eventually finished third.

Fourth place went to Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP) with Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) in fifth ahead of his team mate Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) in sixth.

Top placed open class finisher was Scott Redding (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) in tenth.

1 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team 40’45.523
2 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +2.445
3 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP +3.508

 

Moto2

 

 

  Maverick Vinales

 

 

Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) won his fourth victory of the season in a race that saw third placed Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) become the 2014 Moto2 World Champion.

Rabat led the first half of the race but was overtaken by Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) with ten laps to go. Kallio eventually finished second after in turn being overtaken by Vinales for the race win.

In fourth place was Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Suter) with Dominique Aegerter (Technomag CarXpert Suter) in fifth ahead of Julian Simon (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex) sixrth.

1 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 40’46.754
2 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex +2.694
3 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex +8.054

 

 

Moto3

Your turn, Jack  – Hurray!

 

In another exciting Moto3 race which saw Championship leader Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) and his main Championship rival Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) touch several times victory finally went to Efren Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) for his second win of the season.

In second place was Jack Miller with Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) taking third. Championship leader Alex Marquez had a poor last lap and was beaten to the finish line by Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo) who finished fourth with Marquez crossing the line in fifth. Sixth was Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold Honda).

The Sepang result means that the Moto3 World Championship will be decided at the last round in Valencia in two weeks time with Alex Marquez currently leading Jack Miller by eleven points.

1 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 40’41.002
2 Jack MILLER AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo +0.213
3 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda +0.385

 

World Championship Standings 26 October 2014    
After 17 Rounds
MotoGP
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Marc MARQUEZHondaSPA337
2Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA275
3Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA263
4Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA230
5Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiITA174
6Pol ESPARGAROYamahaSPA126
7Bradley SMITHYamahaGBR119
8Aleix ESPARGAROForward YamahaSPA117
9Stefan BRADLHondaGER109
10Andrea IANNONEDucatiITA102
Moto2
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Esteve RABATKalexSPA326
2Mika KALLIOKalexFIN289
3Maverick VIÑALESKalexSPA274
4Thomas LUTHISuterSWI169
5Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI162
6Johann ZARCOCaterham SuterFRA130
7Simone CORSIKalexITA100
8Sandro CORTESEKalexGER85
9Franco MORBIDELLIKalexITA75
10Luis SALOMKalexSPA72
Moto3
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Alex MARQUEZHondaSPA262
2Jack MILLERKTMAUS251
3Alex RINSHondaSPA226
4Efren VAZQUEZHondaSPA212
5Romano FENATIKTMITA174
6Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA160
7Enea BASTIANINIKTMITA122
8Isaac VIÑALESKTMSPA121
9Danny KENTHusqvarnaGBR116
10Brad BINDERMahindraRSA102

 

Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix Qualifying Practice, MotoGP, 25 October 2014,

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MotoGP 25 October 2014

Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Qualifying Practice

 

 

MotoGP

 

In a Repsol Honda one/two World Champion Marc Marquez took pole in a record time ahead of team mate Dani Pedrosa with third place going to Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha).

 

It was Marquez’s 50th career pole in Grand Prix racing and is the first rider to break the two minute mark for a lap of Sepang during a race meeting.

 

Fourth place went to Stefan Bradle (LCR Honda MotoGP) who qualified ahead of Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) in fifth with Phillip Island winner Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) in sixth.

 

Top open class qualifier was Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha) in seventh.

 

1              Marc MARQUEZ                SPA                        Repsol Honda Team                       1’59.791

2              Dani PEDROSA                  SPA                        Repsol Honda Team                       +0.182

3              Jorge LORENZO                 SPA                        Movistar Yamaha                             +0.412

 

Moto2

 

Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) took pole position, his tenth of the season, with a commanding display all through practice and qualifying. In second spot was Rabat’s team mate and his main Championship rival Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) with third place going to Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex).

 

Fourth place on the starting grid went to Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) with Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag Suter) and Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) completing the second row of the starting grid in sixth,

 

Less than one second covered the first sixteen qualifiers.

 

1                   Esteve RABAT              SPA        Marc VDS Racing Team  Kalex                     2’07.429

2                   Mika KALLIO                 FIN         Marc VDS Racing Team  Kalex                     +0.158

3                   Sandro CORTESE         GER        Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex                              +0.277

 

Moto3

 

Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) produced a brilliant lap of 2’12.450 to capture his eighth pole of the season finishing ahead of second placed John McPhee (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) with Jakub Kornfeil (Calvo Team KTM) completing the front row of the starting grid in third.

 

Heading the second row is Efren Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) in fourth with Championship leader Alex Marquez in fifth despite crashing in the latter stages of qualifying. Completing the second row of the starting grid in sixth place is Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM).

 

1              Jack MILLER                        AUS        Red Bull KTM Ajo                                             2’12.450

2              John MCPHEE                    GBR        SaxoPrint-RTG   Honda                                   +0.459

3              Jakub KORNFEIL                               CZE         Calvo Team KTM                                              +0.566

 

Tissot Australian Grand Prix, Race Results, 19 October 2014

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Tissot Australian Grand Prix, Race Results

19 October 2014

Photo finish, for some, Moto3 finish. Image from http://photos.motogp.com/2014/10/19/photofinish_m3_aus-ok_preview_169.jpg

MotoGP

 

Starting from eighth on the grid in his 250th premier class race Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) took the win in an incident packed race. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) was leading comfortably until he crashed on the descent from Lukey Heights with ten laps to go. Rossi inherited the lead and finished the race in front of team mate Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) who had tyre problems and inherited second place after Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team) crashed out on the last lap.

Third place went to Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech) who  capitalised on the crashes of many frontrunners, including his team mate Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3), to gain his first MotoGP podium finish.

Fourth place went Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) with Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing Ducati) in fifth and Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Gresini Honda) in sixth.

The top open class finisher was Scott Redding (GO&FUN Gresini Honda) in seventh.

1. Valentino ROSSI, ITA, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP40’46.405

2. Jorge LORENZO, SPA, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP+10.836

3. Bradley SMITH, GBR, Monster Yamaha Tech 3+12.294

Moto2

In his rookie Moto2 season Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) took his third win of the year in an exciting race that saw five riders disputing the lead for most of the race. Second spot went to Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag Suter with third place going to Championship leader Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex.

In fourth was Rabat’s team mate and closest Championship challenger Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) with Sam Lowes (Speed Up) in fifth, less than 2 seconds behind the winner, and Sandro Cortese (Dynavotl Intact GP Kalex in sixth some 8 seconds behind Lowes.

1. Maverick VIÑALES, SPA, Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 39’10.419

2. Thomas LUTHI, SWI, Interwetten Sitag Suter +1.329

3. Esteve RABAT, SPA, Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex +1.504

Moto3

After qualifying in eighth Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) rode a brilliant race to win his home race and keep his Championship chances alive.

For most of the race the leading group consisted of nine riders with the lead constantly changing. It appeared that the Hondas had the edge on top speed over the KTMs along the finish straight but Miller took the lead on the last lap and just held off Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) who finished second and third placed Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) to the finish line. All three finished within 0.032s.

Fourth place went to Efren Vazquez (SaxoPrint-TRG Honda) with John McPhee (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) in fifth and Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold Honda) sixth.

The first six finishers were covered by 0.242s.

1. Jack MILLER, AUS, Red Bull KTM Ajo37’25.209

2. Alex MARQUEZ, SPA, Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda+0.029

3. Alex RINS, SPA, Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda+0.032

 

MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS post PI

World Championship Standings, 19 October 2014    
After 16 Rounds
MotoGP
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Marc MARQUEZHondaSPA312
2Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA255
3Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA247
4Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA230
5Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiITA166
6Aleix ESPARGAROForward YamahaSPA117
7Pol ESPARGAROYamahaSPA116
8Bradley SMITHYamahaGBR108
9Andrea IANNONEDucatiITA102
10Stefan BRADLHondaGER96
Moto2
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Esteve RABATKalexSPA310
2Mika KALLIOKalexFIN269
3Maverick VIÑALESKalexSPA249
4Thomas LUTHISuterSWI161
5Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI151
6Johann ZARCOCaterham SuterFRA117
7Simone CORSIKalexITA100
8Sandro CORTESEKalexGER76
9Franco MORBIDELLIKalexITA75
10Luis SALOMKalexSPA67
Moto3
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Alex MARQUEZHondaSPA251
2Jack MILLERKTMAUS231
3Alex RINSHondaSPA210
4Efren VAZQUEZHondaSPA187
5Romano FENATIKTMITA174
6Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA150
7Isaac VIÑALESKTMSPA121
8Enea BASTIANINIKTMITA116
9Danny KENTHusqvarnaGBR103
10Brad BINDERMahindraRSA102

MotoGP Tissot Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Practice, 18 October 2014

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Tissot Australian Grand Prix

Qualifying Practice

MotoGP  18 October  2014

 

MotoGP

By taking his 12th pole of the season Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) equals Casey Stoner’s record of twelve season poles in 2011 also on a Repsol Honda.  In a somewhat surprising second place was Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team) with third going to Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha).

Heading the second row will be Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) with fifth going to Dani Pedrosa (Repsol  Honda) who did well after having to qualify via Q2. Sixth went to open class rider Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha).

1. Marc MARQUEZ, SPA Repsol Honda 1’28.408

2. Cal CRUTCHLOW, GBR Ducati Team1’28.642

3. Jorge LORENZO, SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP1’28.650

Moto2

Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) continued his excellent season by taking pole with a new Phillip Island Moto2 pole record. In second place was Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham  Suter) who continued his consistent form with third place going to Championship contender Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex).

Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) heads the second row of the grid in fourth with Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag Suter) in fifth and  sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex) sixth.

1. Esteve RABAT, SPA Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex1’32.470

2. Johann ZARCO, FRA AirAsia Caterham  Suter1’32.485

3. Mika KALLIO, FIN Marc VDS Racing TeamKalex1’32.698

Moto3

Championship leader Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) is in the box seat for tomorrow’s race with his third pole of the season. Second spot went to his team mate and Championship contender Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) with third going to Juanfran Guevara (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM).

Heading the second row of the starting grid is Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo) in fourth ahead of John McPhee (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) in fifth and Efren Vasquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) in sixth.

Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) who lies second in the Championship race qualified in eighth place after a fraught qualifying session and will need a good start in tomorrow’s race if he is to challenge for a win.

1. Alex MARQUEZ, SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0Honda1’36.050

2. Alex RINS, SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0Honda1’36.064

3. Juanfran GUEVARA, SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM1’36.389

Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Race Results, 12 October 2014

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Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Race Results

 

12 October 2014

 

Image courtesy of http://www.sportrider.com

MotoGP

 

After taking the lead early in the race Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) took his second successive race win in a race he appeared to control comfortably . However Lorenzo’s win was overshadowed by Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) who, by finishing in second place became the 2014 MotoGP World Champion, his second in succession.

 

Third place went to Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) holding off a fast finishing Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) in fourth with pole-sitter Andrae Dovizioso (Ducati Team) in fifth. Sixth place went to Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing Ducati) while the top finishing open class rider was Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha) in eleventh.

 

1              Jorge LORENZO                 SPA        Movistar Yamaha MotoGP                           42’21.259

2              Marc MARQUEZ                SPA        Repsol Honda Team                                       +1.638

3              Valentino ROSSI                               ITA         Movistar Yamaha MotoGP                           +2.602

 

Moto2

 

In his first Moto2 win since 2012 Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag Suter) led from the start to secure victory from a fast finishing Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 45 Kalex) who finished second.

 

Championship leader and pole sitter Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) finished third with Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Suter) in fourth. Rabat’s main Championship rival Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) fifth with sixth spot going to Julian Simon (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex).

 

1              Thomas LUTHI                   SWI        Interwetten Sitag            Suter                     42’50.219

2              Maverick VIÑALES           SPA        Paginas Amarillas HP 40                Kalex                     +1.209

3              Esteve RABAT                    SPA        Marc VDS Racing Team  Kalex                     +3.631

 

Moto3

 

In an exciting race in which the lead changed numerous times Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) emerged as the winner after front runners Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo) both ran wide on the final lap when fighting for the lead with Marquez. This allowed Efren Vasquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) to finish second and Brad Binder (Ambrogio Racing Mahindra) third.

 

John McPhee (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) finished fourth with Miller in fifth and Kent in sixth. Marquez now has a healthy 25 point lead over Miller in the Championship while the other main Championship contender, Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) finished tenth after running wide on the first lap.

 

 

1              Alex MARQUEZ                 SPA        Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda                             39’26.830

2              Efren VAZQUEZ                 SPA        SaxoPrint-RTG   Honda                                   +0.357

3              Brad BINDER                      RSA        Ambrogio Racing Mahindra                         +0.484

 

World Championship Standings 12 October 2014    
After 15 Rounds
MotoGP
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Marc MARQUEZHondaSPA312
2Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA230
3Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA230
4Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA227
5Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiITA153
6Aleix ESPARGAROForward YamahaSPA117
7Pol ESPARGAROYamahaSPA116
8Andrea IANNONEDucatiITA102
9Stefan BRADLHondaGER96
10Bradley SMITHYamahaGBR92
Moto2
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Esteve RABATKalexSPA294
2Mika KALLIOKalexFIN256
3Maverick VIÑALESKalexSPA224
4Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI143
5Thomas LUTHISuterSWI141
6Johann ZARCOCaterham SuterFRA117
7Simone CORSIKalexITA100
8Franco MORBIDELLIKalexITA72
9Luis SALOMKalexSPA67
10Sandro CORTESEKalexGER66
Moto3
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Alex MARQUEZHondaSPA231
2Jack MILLERKTMAUS206
3Alex RINSHondaSPA194
4Romano FENATIKTMITA174
5Efren VAZQUEZHondaSPA174
6Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA140
7Isaac VIÑALESKTMSPA121
8Enea BASTIANINIKTMITA116
9Danny KENTHusqvarnaGBR103
10Brad BINDERMahindraRSA101

 

Motul Grand Prix of Japan Qualifying Practice MotoGP, 11 October 2014

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MotoGP 11 October 2014

 

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

 

Qualifying Practice

 

Pic Courtesy of www.motogp.com

 

MotoGP

 

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) got Ducati’s first pole position since Casey Stoner in Valencia in 2010. It was also Dovizioso’s second ever MotoGP pole and he achieved it in a pole record time. His previous MotoGP pole was in 2010 on a Repsol Honda also at the Grand prix of Japan.

 

Second on the starting grid will be Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha) with the final spot going to Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa despite crashing at the very end of qualifying on a fast lap that looked like challenging the pole time.

 

Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) heads the second row of the starting grid in fourth with last race winner Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) in fifth and Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing Ducati) sixth.

 

1              Andrea DOVIZIOSO         ITA         Ducati Team                                                       1’44.502

2              Valentino ROSSI                               ITA         Movistar Yamaha MotoGP                           1’44.557                +0.055

3              Dani PEDROSA                  SPA        Repsol Honda Team                                       1’44.755                +0.253

 

Moto2

 

Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) took pole position with a new qualifying lap record on his last lap of qualifying. Second spot went to Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag Suter) with the ever improving Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Suter) completing the front row of the starting grid in third.

 

Last race winner Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) heads the second row in fourth ahead of Championship second place holder Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) in fifth and local rider Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex) in sixth.

 

1              Esteve RABAT                    SPA        Marc VDS Racing Team  Kalex                     1’50.854

2              Thomas LUTHI                   SWI        Interwetten Sitag            Suter                     1’50.887                +0.033

3              Johann ZARCO                  FRA        AirAsia Caterham           Suter                     1’51.157                +0.303

 

Moto3

 

Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo) took pole in a new pole record time with Niccolo Antonelli (Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM) in second and John McPhee (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) in third.

 

Championship leader Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) qualified in seventh behind second placed Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo)in fifth but ahead of team mate and third in the Championship Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) who qualified in ninth.

 

Marquez, Miller and Rins all crashed during qualifying but were uninjured and continued on in the qualifying session after their bikes were repaired.

 

1             Danny KENT                       GBR        Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo                                                                1’56.555

2             Niccolò ANTONELLI         ITA         Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM                           1’56.899                +0.344

3             John MCPHEE                    GBR        SaxoPrint-RTG   Honda                                                   1’56.907                +0.352

 

 

Movistar Grand Prix of Aragon, Race Results, 28 September 2014

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Movistar Grand Prix of Aragon, Race Results

28 September 2014

 

Jorge strikes!

Image courtesy of: http://www.motogp.com/en/photos/season#Jorge-Lorenzo-Movistar-Yamaha-MotoGP-ARA-RACE-578217

 

MotoGP

 

In a chaotic race Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha) took his first victory of the season with open class rider Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) in second and Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team) in third.

 

For the first two-thirds of the race the lead was tightly fought between Lorenzo, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) but then the rain came and Marquez and Pedrosa decided to stay out on their slick shod bikes while Lorenzo pitted to change to a bike with wet weather tyres.

 

This proved the correct decision as both Marquez and Pedrosa crashed and had to remount and return to the pits to change bikes eventually finishing the race in thirteenth and fourteenth respectively while Lorenzo won.

 

Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP) finished fourth with team mates Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) finished fifth and sixth respectively.

 

 

 

1st:          Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)                       Movistar Yamaha                                                             44’20.406

2nd:         Aleix Espargaro (SPA)                    NGM Forward Racing Yamaha                                     +10.295

3rd:          Cal Crutchlow (GBR)                       Ducati Team                                                                       +10.312

 

Moto2

 

Pole sitter and Moto2 rookie Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) took his second win of the season controlling the second half of the race to take a reasonably comfortable victory from Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) in second and Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Suter) in third.

 

Fourth place went to Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag Suter) with Franco Morbidelli (ItaltransRacing Team Kalex) in fifth andDominique Aergeter (Tecnomag CarXpert Suter) in sixth.

 

Rabat’s main Championship rival, team mate Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) finished a disappointing seventh.

 

 

1st:          Maverick Vinales (SPA)                 Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex                                   40’16.3221

2nd:         Esteve Rabat (SPA)                         Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex                                      +1.285

3rd:          Johann Zarco (FRA)                         AirAsia Caterham Suter                                                                +4.876

 

Moto3

 

After a delayed start due to misty conditions Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM) took a narrow win in difficult conditions after starting thirteenth on the grid. In second place was Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda)who now leads the World Championship standings after colliding with Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) early in the race causing Miller to crash and eventually finishing out of the points in twenty seventh place. Third place went to Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo).

 

The other Championship contender, Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda), finished in fourth place with Jacob Kornfeil (Calvo Team KTM) in fifth and Enea Bastianini (Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM) sixth.

 

1st:          Romano Fenati (ITA)                      SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM                                         40’52.209

2nd:         Alex Marquez (SPA)                       Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda                                             +0.057

3rd:          Danny Kent (GBR)                            Red Bull Hurqvarna Ajo                                                 +0.283

 

World Championship Standings 28 September 2014    
After 14 Rounds
MotoGP
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Marc MARQUEZHondaSPA292
2Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA217
3Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA214
4Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA202
5Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiITA142
6Aleix ESPARGAROForward YamahaSPA112
7Pol ESPARGAROYamahaSPA108
8Andrea IANNONEDucatiITA92
9Stefan BRADLHondaGER87
10Bradley SMITHYamahaGBR85
Moto2
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Esteve RABATKalexSPA278
2Mika KALLIOKalexFIN245
3Maverick VIÑALESKalexSPA204
4Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI143
5Thomas LUTHISuterSWI116
6Johann ZARCOCaterham SuterFRA104
7Simone CORSIKalexITA100
8Luis SALOMKalexSPA66
9Sandro CORTESEKalexGER66
10Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS65
Moto3
Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Alex MARQUEZHondaSPA206
2Jack MILLERKTMAUS195
3Alex RINSHondaSPA188
4Romano FENATIKTMITA165
5Efren VAZQUEZHondaSPA154
6Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA140
7Isaac VIÑALESKTMSPA116
8Enea BASTIANINIKTMITA108
9Danny KENTHusqvarnaGBR93
10Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR93

 

Movistar Grand Prix of Aragon Qualifying Practice MotoGP 27 September 2014

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Movistar Grand Prix of Aragon

Qualifying Practice

MotoGP 27 September 2014

 

MotoGP

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) took his twentieth MotoGP pole with the fastest ever lap of the Aragon circuit. Second fastest qualifier was Marquez’s team mate Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) with third spot going to Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing Ducati) on the new Ducati GP 14.2.

The Movistar Yamaha pairing of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo finished sixth and seventh respectively being out qualified by the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 of Pol Espargaro who qualified fourth.

The top open class qualifier was Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing Yamaha) in tenth.

1st: Marc Marquez (SPA) Repsol Honda 1’47.187
2nd: Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda +0.362
3rd: Andrea Iannone (ITA) Pramac Racing Ducati +0.498

Moto2

Current Moto3 World Champion and Moto2 rookie Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) took his first ever Moto2 pole by just 0.051s. from second place Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Suter) with Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) a further 0.006s. behind in third.

Fourth spot went to Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex) with Championship leader Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex) in fifth after crashing during qualifying. Sixth place went to Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter).

1st: Maverick Vinales (SPA) Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 1’54.073
2nd: Johann Zarco (FRA) AirAsia Caterham Suter +0.051
3rd: Mika Kallio (FIN) Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex +0.057

Moto3

Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) took his fourth pole of the season with Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo) insecond spot and Juanfran Guevara (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM) in third.

Championship leader Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) heads the second row of the starting grid in fourth alongside Championship rival Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) in fifth and Enea Bastianini (Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM) in sixth.

1st: Alex Rins (SPA) Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 1’58.318
2nd: Danny Kent (GBR) Red Bull Husqvarna Aj) +0.116
3rd: Juanfran Guevara (SPA) Mapfre Aspar TeamMoto3 Kalex KTM +0.152