2014 Austin Moto3 Results from Circuit of the Americas

2014 Austin Moto3 Results from Circuit of the Americas
Red Bull Ajo's Jack Miller at Circuit of the Americas
2014 Austin Moto3 Results from Circuit of the Americas
Red Bull Ajo’s Jack Miller at Circuit of the Americas

2014 Circuit of the Americas Moto3 Results   

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jack Miller won the Moto3 race at Austin’s Grand Prix of the Americas Sunday. The Australian was joined on the COTA podium by Romano Fenati and Efren Vazquez.

A crash for Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0) on the final lap ruined his day when he was in the hunt for the podium, leaving Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) and Vazquez (SAXOPRINT RTG) to chase the rampant Miller to the finish line, with the Australian ultimately outpacing his rivals.

After winning at Qatar Miller now has maximum points from the first two rounds and he deservedly won from pole after leading for most of the race.

Behind the podium finishers an off color Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) finished fourth by a seven second margin from the front, with Jakub Kornfeil (Calvo Team) following the Spaniard across the line in fifth.

The experienced Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold) was sixth, with Francesco Bagnaia (SKY Racing Team VR46), Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo), John McPhee (SAXOPRINT RTG) and Karel Hanika (Red Bull KTM Ajo) all in the top ten.

2014 Austin Moto3 Results from Circuit of the Americas
Moto3 Podium at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas

There were early crashes for Arthur Sissis (Mahindra Racing), Andrea Locatelli (San Carlo Team Italia) and Matteo Ferrari (San Carlo Team Italia), with Locatelli rejoining to finish 25th.

Hafiq Azmi (SIC-Ajo KTM) crashed and rejoined for 24th, whilst Isaac Viñales (Calvo Team) crashed out at turn 19 on lap 8 with Niccolo Antonelli (Junior Team GO&FUN) going down at the same corner a lap later. Antonelli was taken to the medical centre by ambulance to be checked over after the race.

Luca Grünwald (Kiefer Racing) jump started and faced a penalty, riding through pit lane to rejoin but finishing 23rd. There were late retirements meanwhile for Brad Binder (Ambrogio Racing) and Gabriel Ramos (Kiefer Racing).

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

2014 Austin Moto3 Results from Circuit of the Americas:

1258Jack MILLERAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM144.841’06.659
2205Romano FENATIITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM144.8+0.069
3167Efren VAZQUEZSPASaxoPrint-RTGHonda144.8+0.172
41342Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda144.4+7.182
51184Jakub KORNFEILCZECalvo TeamKTM144.4+7.264
61010Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldHonda143.6+20.107
7921Francesco BAGNAIAITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM143.6+20.381
8852Danny KENTGBRRed Bull Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna143.4+23.981
9717John MCPHEEGBRSaxoPrint-RTGHonda143.4+24.032
10698Karel HANIKACZERed Bull KTM AjoKTM143.4+24.222
11558Juanfran GUEVARASPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM143.3+24.817
12411Livio LOIBELMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM142.8+34.634
13333Enea BASTIANINIITAJunior Team Go&FUN Moto3KTM142.8+34.955
14231Niklas AJOFINAvant Tecno Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna142.8+35.020
15144Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra142.7+35.436
1619Alessandro TONUCCIITACIPMahindra142.6+38.306
1763Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALOngetta-AirAsiaHonda142.6+38.536
1857Eric GRANADOBRACalvo TeamKTM141.9+49.325
199Scott DEROUENEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM141.2+1’02.422
2065Philipp OETTLGERInterwetten Paddock Moto3Kalex KTM141.2+1’02.609
2122Ana CARRASCOSPARW Racing GPKalex KTM141.2+1’02.695
2295Jules DANILOFRAAmbrogio RacingMahindra140.8+1’08.860
2343Luca GRÜNWALDGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM140.3+1’18.905
2438Hafiq AZMIMALSIC-AJOKTM137.8+2’04.082
2555Andrea LOCATELLIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra136.11 Lap
2651Bryan SCHOUTENNEDCIPMahindra132.81 Lap
Not Classified
12Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda144.81 Lap
4Gabriel RAMOSVENKiefer RacingKalex KTM138.93 Laps
23Niccolò ANTONELLIITAJunior Team GO&FUN Moto3KTM144.311 Laps
41Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingMahindra138.211 Laps
32Isaac VIÑALESSPACalvo TeamKTM144.212 Laps
61Arthur SISSISAUSMahindra RacingMahindra0 Lap
3Matteo FERRARIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra0 Lap

2014 Moto3 Point Standings:

2Efren VAZQUEZHondaSPA32
4Alex RINSHondaSPA24
7Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA19
9Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR14
10John MCPHEEHondaGBR12
11Danny KENTHusqvarnaGBR11
15Juanfran GUEVARAKalex KTMSPA5
16Livio LOIKalex KTMBEL4
18Niklas AJOHusqvarnaFIN2
19Brad BINDERMahindraRSA1