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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

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:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 8 Jack MILLER AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 152.5 38’05.810
2 20 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 152.5 +0.233
3 16 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 152.4 +0.280
4 13 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 152.4 +0.295
5 11 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 152.4 +0.369
6 10 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Calvo Team KTM 152.4 +0.586
7 9 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold Honda 152.3 +2.109
8 8 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Calvo Team KTM 152.3 +2.161
9 7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM 151.9 +8.153
10 6 21 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 151.9 +8.173
11 5 17 John MCPHEE GBR SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 151.9 +8.195
12 4 5 Romano FENATI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 151.9 +8.219
13 3 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 151.7 +11.269
14 2 98 Karel HANIKA CZE Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 151.7 +11.292
15 1 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 151.7 +11.322
16 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3 KTM 151.0 +22.159
17 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 151.0 +22.202
18 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Ongetta-AirAsia Honda 150.1 +36.686
19 9 Scott DEROUE NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 150.1 +36.691
20 65 Philipp OETTL GER Interwetten Paddock Moto3 Kalex KTM 150.1 +36.755
21 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA CIP Mahindra 150.0 +37.858
22 43 Luca GRÜNWALD GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 150.0 +37.876
23 55 Andrea LOCATELLI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 149.5 +45.501
24 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 149.5 +45.650
25 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN NED CIP Mahindra 148.0 +1’08.694
26 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 137.9 1 Lap
Not Classified
95 Jules DANILO FRA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 149.5 1 Lap
3 Matteo FERRARI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 146.9 4 Laps
58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 150.9 12 Laps
4 Gabriel RAMOS VEN Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 145.2 12 Laps
57 Eric GRANADO BRA Calvo Team KTM 117.4 16 Laps

2014 Moto3 Point Standings after Round 1:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 25
2 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 20
3 Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 16
4 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex SPA 13
5 Simone CORSI Forward KLX ITA 11
6 Sam LOWES Speed Up GBR 10
7 Sandro CORTESE Kalex GER 9
8 Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 8
9 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 7
10 Louis ROSSI Kalex FRA 6
11 Jonas FOLGER Kalex GER 5
12 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 SPA 4
14 Luis SALOM Kalex SPA 2
15 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex MAL 1

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