2014 Argentina Moto2 Results from Termas de Rio Hondo

2014 Argentina Moto2 Results from Termas de Rio Hondo

Marc VDS Racing’s Esteve Rabat

2014 Moto2 Results from Termas de Rio Hondo

Just as he did in qualifying, Marc VDS Racing’s Tito Rabat ran a flawless Moto2 race at Argentina’s Termas de Rio Hondo.

The Spaniard took the holeshot aboard his Kalex, and led every lap en route to his second victory of the season (with Qatar).

Rabat finished Argentina Moto2 ahead of Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) and Luis Salom (Pons HP 40).

Rabat totally controlled the race to extend his World Championship lead to 28 points, crossing the line two seconds ahead of second placed Simeon.

A lengthy battle for third was eventually won by Salom as he overtook Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing) in the final stages and put the hammer down to record two fast laps and step onto the rostrum for the first time since his graduation from Moto3™.

Corsi had been in the podium hunt but eventually crossed the line behind Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert) for his third successive fifth place finish.

The top 10 was rounded out by Alex De Angelis (Tasca Racing Moto2), Mika Kallio Marc (VDS Racing Team), Sam Lowes (Speed Up), Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) and Jordi Torres (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2).

A mistake from Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing) saw him drop to ninth from second on the grid on the first lap and he ended up 18th.

Ricard Cardus (Tech 3) and Maverick Viñales (Pons HP 40) crashed out early on, Viñales remounting only to pull into the pits shortly afterwards. Mattia Pasini (NGM Forward Racing), meanwhile, retired with a technical problem in the early stages.

2014 Argentina Moto2 Results from Termas de Rio Hondo:

153Esteve RABATSPAMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex263.01’43.961
25Johann ZARCOFRAAirAsia CaterhamCaterham Suter258.51’43.9710.010 / 0.010
319Xavier SIMEONBELFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter260.71’44.0380.077 / 0.067
440Maverick VIÑALESSPAPons HP 40Kalex260.31’44.1680.207 / 0.130
594Jonas FOLGERGERAGR TeamKalex260.61’44.1740.213 / 0.006
639Luis SALOMSPAPons HP 40Kalex262.91’44.3220.361 / 0.148
754Mattia PASINIITANGM Forward RacingForward KLX263.11’44.3760.415 / 0.054
815Alex DE ANGELISRSMTasca Racing Moto2Suter264.91’44.3840.423 / 0.008
93Simone CORSIITANGM Forward RacingForward KLX262.01’44.4400.479 / 0.056
1030Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex264.31’44.4440.483 / 0.004
1181Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter263.91’44.4960.535 / 0.052
1223Marcel SCHROTTERGERTech 3Tech 3262.91’44.6480.687 / 0.152
1311Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex265.71’44.7080.747 / 0.060
1436Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex263.41’44.7150.754 / 0.007
1521Franco MORBIDELLIITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex262.71’44.7870.826 / 0.072
1677Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter265.31’44.8170.856 / 0.030
1755Hafizh SYAHRINMALPetronas Raceline MalaysiaKalex265.71’44.8210.860 / 0.004
1888Ricard CARDUSSPATech 3Tech 3261.81’44.8380.877 / 0.017
1960Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex263.51’44.9460.985 / 0.108
2095Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up259.01’45.0771.116 / 0.131
217Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAGresini Moto2Suter263.21’45.1591.198 / 0.082
2222Sam LOWESGBRSpeed UpSpeed Up262.01’45.1611.200 / 0.002
234Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIIodaRacing ProjectSuter260.11’45.1921.231 / 0.031
2496Louis ROSSIFRASAG TeamKalex262.11’45.1991.238 / 0.007
2518Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter264.51’45.2231.262 / 0.024
2649Axel PONSSPAAGR TeamKalex261.31’45.2351.274 / 0.012
2712Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2Suter262.71’45.4621.501 / 0.227
288Gino REAGBRAGT REA RacingSuter262.21’45.4631.502 / 0.001
2997Roman RAMOSSPAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up259.91’45.8831.922 / 0.420
3045Tetsuta NAGASHIMAJPNTeluru Team JiR WebikeTSR259.41’45.9642.003 / 0.081
3125Azlan SHAHMALIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex260.61’46.0452.084 / 0.081
3299Sebastian PORTOARGArgentina TSR MotorsportKalex258.51’46.1272.166 / 0.082
3310Thitipong WAROKORNTHAAPH PTT The Pizza SAGKalex264.01’46.2962.335 / 0.169
3470Robin MULHAUSERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter260.51’46.3032.342 / 0.007

2014 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Esteve RABATKalexSPA70
2Mika KALLIOKalexFIN42
3Maverick VIÑALESKalexSPA38
4Simone CORSIForward KLXITA33
5Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI29
6Thomas LUTHISuterSWI26
7Xavier SIMEONSuterBEL20
8Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS20
9Luis SALOMKalexSPA18
10Sam LOWESSpeed UpGBR18
11Alex DE ANGELISSuterRSM18
12Sandro CORTESEKalexGER18
13Jordi TORRESSuterSPA14
14Marcel SCHROTTERTech 3GER12
15Ricard CARDUSTech 3SPA10
16Louis ROSSIKalexFRA6
17Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN6
18Randy KRUMMENACHERSuterSWI6
19Jonas FOLGERKalexGER5
20Mattia PASINIForward KLXITA4
21Franco MORBIDELLIKalexITA3
22Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA2
23Hafizh SYAHRINKalexMAL2

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