2014 Austin Moto2 Results from Circuit of the Americas

2014 Austin Moto2 Results from Circuit of the Americas
Caterham Moto Racing's Josh Herrin
2014 Austin Moto2 Results from Circuit of the Americas
Caterham Moto Racing’s Josh Herrin

2014 Circuit of the Americas Moto2 Results

The Moto2 race at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas opened with a first-lap crash that involved many riders, including Caterham Moto Racing’s Josh Herrin, the only American racing in the series.

Herin would rejoin the COTA race, but tucked the front on his Suter machine on lap 14, suffering a DNF.

“Going into turn one I made a dumb mistake; I didn’t really think about my position on the track and was way too far on the inside. It’s something that shouldn’t happen and I’m just sorry to the guys that I hit,” Josh Herrin says.

“I managed to remount and tried as hard as I could to get back up towards the front as much as I could. I started to get into a rhythm and managed to get up to P21 but I was just pushing too much and ended up tucking the front.”

“I’m really disappointed as I felt like in the race I could have made something happen. I need to try and get a better grid position. This time it’s nobody’s fault but mine and I’m so sorry for my team who all worked incredibly hard.”

2014 Austin Moto2 Results from Circuit of the Americas
Maverick Vinales, the winner of 2014 Austin Moto2

The luck was much different for Pons HP 40’s Maverick Vinales, the reigning Moto2 Champion. In just his second appearance in Moto2, Vinales took the win ahead of Marc VDS Racing Team’s Esteve Rabat – the pole sitter – and Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert) third

Viñales rode brilliantly from sixth on the grid, holding his nerve in an incident-packed “dry race,” which was slightly delayed by rain in Texas, the Spaniard eventually crossing the line four seconds ahead of Rabat.

Aegerter took the final podium spot a further three seconds back with Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) crashing out of the rostrum hunt at the end of the penultimate lap having earlier led the race.

There was chaos at the first corner when the race got underway as a crash hindered the race of many riders, with Herrin, Mattia Pasini (NGM Forward Racing), Axel Pons (AGR Team), Nico Terol (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2), Sam Lowes (Speed Up) and Luis Salom (Pons HP 40) all involved. Of that group, Herrin Terol and Salom were unable to finish the race and all riders were ok.

Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing) crashed out on lap two taking Julian Simon (Italtrans Racing Team) with him, though the latter remounted to finish 23rd. There were crashes too for Louis Rossi (SAG Team), Lorenzo Baldassarri (Gresini Moto2) and Jonas Folger (AGR Team), though they too escaped injury.

Behind the front three Mika Kallio Marc (VDS Racing Team) missed the podium by just over a second, whilst Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing) also made the top five.

Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2), Anthony West (QMMF Racing Team), Alex De Angelis (Tasca Racing Moto2) and Tech 3 pair Marcel Schrotter and Ricard Cardus completed the top 10.

The series now breaks for a week before heading to Argentina’s Termas de Rio Hondo April 25-27.

2014 Austin Moto2 Results from Circuit of the Americas:

12540Maverick VIÑALESSPAPons HP 40Kalex151.341’31.520
22053Esteve RABATSPAMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex151.1+4.009
31677Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter150.9+7.323
41336Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex150.8+8.590
5113Simone CORSIITANGM Forward RacingForward KLX150.7+9.934
61012Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2Suter150.3+16.987
7995Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up150.2+17.561
8815Alex DE ANGELISRSMTasca Racing Moto2Suter150.2+18.948
9723Marcel SCHROTTERGERTech 3Tech 3150.1+19.720
10688Ricard CARDUSSPATech 3Tech 3149.8+24.552
11530Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex149.6+28.463
12454Mattia PASINIITANGM Forward RacingForward KLX148.7+43.955
1334Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIIodaRacing ProjectSuter148.7+44.344
14211Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex148.6+45.666
15155Hafizh SYAHRINMALPetronas Raceline MalaysiaKalex148.4+49.291
1622Sam LOWESGBRSpeed UpSpeed Up148.3+51.154
1721Franco MORBIDELLIITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex148.2+51.331
1825Azlan SHAHMALIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex148.2+51.683
1949Axel PONSSPAAGR TeamKalex148.2+52.113
2045Tetsuta NAGASHIMAJPNTeluru Team JiR WebikeTSR147.6+1’02.103
2197Roman RAMOSSPAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up147.6+1’02.346
2210Thitipong WAROKORNTHAAPH PTT The Pizza SAGKalex147.5+1’03.495
2360Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex147.5+1’04.944
2470Robin MULHAUSERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter147.2+1’09.941
258Gino REAGBRAGT REA RacingSuter146.6+1’20.330
2681Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter145.8+1’33.781
Not Classified
19Xavier SIMEONBELFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter150.92 Laps
18Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter146.23 Laps
96Louis ROSSIFRASAG TeamKalex146.611 Laps
2Josh HERRINUSAAirAsia CaterhamCaterham Suter145.614 Laps
94Jonas FOLGERGERAGR TeamKalex148.415 Laps
7Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAGresini Moto2Suter147.216 Laps
5Johann ZARCOFRAAirAsia CaterhamCaterham Suter121.017 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
39Luis SALOMSPAPons HP 40Kalex0 Lap

2014 Moto2 Point Standings:

1Esteve RABATKalexSPA45
2Maverick VIÑALESKalexSPA38
3Mika KALLIOKalexFIN33
4Thomas LUTHISuterSWI26
5Simone CORSIForward KLXITA22
6Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI16
7Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS16
8Sandro CORTESEKalexGER11
9Sam LOWESSpeed UpGBR10
10Ricard CARDUSTech 3SPA10
11Jordi TORRESSuterSPA8
13Marcel SCHROTTERTech 3GER7
14Louis ROSSIKalexFRA6
16Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN5
17Jonas FOLGERKalexGER5
18Mattia PASINIForward KLXITA4
19Luis SALOMKalexSPA2
20Hafizh SYAHRINKalexMAL2