2014 Qatar Moto3 Results from Losail

2014 Qatar Moto3 Results from Losail
Red Bull KTM Ajo's Jack Miller at Qatar
2014 Qatar Moto3 Results from Losail
Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jack Miller at Qatar

2014 Qatar Moto3 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2014 Qatar Moto3 results from Qatar’s Losail International Circuit.

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jack Miller took the first win of his career Sunday at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, which hosted the first round of the Moto3 Championship.

Joining him on the podium was Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0) – the younger brother of Qatar MotoGP winner Marc Marquez – and Efren Vazquez (SAXOPRINT RTG), respectively.

Miller rode brilliantly with his new team, starting third on the grid and running at the front with Marquez from the start as pole man Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) made a poor start and dropped to 12th.

Miller and Marquez then battled for the lead but a late mistake from Marquez let the Australian in on the last lap for his first victory and first Grand Prix podium. Behind the leading pair Vazquez crossed the finishing line just 0.047s off second place to complete the podium and step onto the rostrum for the first time since 2011.

Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra Racing) was the best of the seven Mahindra equipped riders in the race, missing the podium by just 0.015s in fourth. Rins incredibly got back up towards the top three having been stranded way down the field on the first lap and he too was just a fraction behind Oliveira in fifth.

Jakub Kornfeil (Calvo Team) was also close to the front running group, eventually placing sixth, whilst a 1.5s gap, behind him the experienced Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold) came home seventh.

Isaac Viñales (Calvo Team), Niccolo Antonelli (Junior Team GO&FUN) and Francesco Bagnaia (SKY Racing Team VR46) completed the top ten.

The unlucky Jules Danilo (Ambrogio Racing) crashed on the last lap, Matteo Ferrari (San Carlo Team Italia) retired mid race after an earlier accident, whilst Hafiq Azmi (SIC-Ajo KTM) and Eric Granado (Calvo Team) crashed out early on, with Gabriel Ramos (Kiefer Racing) pulling up with a technical problem.

There were also crashes for Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo) and Juanfran Guevara (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3), but all the riders were OK,

The Moto3 action continues in three weeks at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas.

2014 Qatar Moto3 Results:

1258Jack MILLERAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM152.538’05.810
22012Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda152.5+0.233
3167Efren VAZQUEZSPASaxoPrint-RTGHonda152.4+0.280
41344Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra152.4+0.295
51142Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda152.4+0.369
61084Jakub KORNFEILCZECalvo TeamKTM152.4+0.586
7910Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldHonda152.3+2.109
8832Isaac VIÑALESSPACalvo TeamKTM152.3+2.161
9723Niccolò ANTONELLIITAJunior Team GO&FUN Moto3KTM151.9+8.153
10621Francesco BAGNAIAITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM151.9+8.173
11517John MCPHEEGBRSaxoPrint-RTGHonda151.9+8.195
1245Romano FENATIITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM151.9+8.219
13352Danny KENTGBRRed Bull Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna151.7+11.269
14298Karel HANIKACZERed Bull KTM AjoKTM151.7+11.292
15141Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingMahindra151.7+11.322
1633Enea BASTIANINIITAJunior Team Go&FUN Moto3KTM151.0+22.159
1711Livio LOIBELMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM151.0+22.202
1863Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALOngetta-AirAsiaHonda150.1+36.686
199Scott DEROUENEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM150.1+36.691
2065Philipp OETTLGERInterwetten Paddock Moto3Kalex KTM150.1+36.755
2119Alessandro TONUCCIITACIPMahindra150.0+37.858
2243Luca GRÜNWALDGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM150.0+37.876
2355Andrea LOCATELLIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra149.5+45.501
2422Ana CARRASCOSPARW Racing GPKalex KTM149.5+45.650
2551Bryan SCHOUTENNEDCIPMahindra148.0+1’08.694
2631Niklas AJOFINAvant Tecno Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna137.91 Lap
Not Classified
95Jules DANILOFRAAmbrogio RacingMahindra149.51 Lap
3Matteo FERRARIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra146.94 Laps
58Juanfran GUEVARASPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM150.912 Laps
4Gabriel RAMOSVENKiefer RacingKalex KTM145.212 Laps
57Eric GRANADOBRACalvo TeamKTM117.416 Laps

2014 Moto3 Point Standings after Round 1:

1Esteve RABATKalexSPA25
2Mika KALLIOKalexFIN20
3Thomas LUTHISuterSWI16
4Maverick VIÑALESKalexSPA13
5Simone CORSIForward KLXITA11
6Sam LOWESSpeed UpGBR10
7Sandro CORTESEKalexGER9
8Jordi TORRESSuterSPA8
9Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS7
10Louis ROSSIKalexFRA6
11Jonas FOLGERKalexGER5
12Ricard CARDUSTech 3SPA4
14Luis SALOMKalexSPA2
15Hafizh SYAHRINKalexMAL1