2014 Argentina Moto3 Results from Termas de Rio Hondo

2014 Argentina Moto3 Results from Termas de Rio Hondo
Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46)
2014 Argentina Moto3 Results from Termas de Rio Hondo
Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46)

2014 Moto3 Results from Argentina’s Termas de Rio Hondo

The first ever Grand Prix victory at the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo was clinched by Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) in an intriguing Moto3 contest.

Joining the Italian Fenati on the Argentina Moto3 Podium was Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Marquez – the brother of Argentina MotoGP winner Marc Marquez – and Argentina’s pole sitter, Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jack Miller.

As a huge crowd poured into the circuit to watch Sunday’s Gran Premio Red Bull de la Republica Argentina action the Moto3 riders produced another great spectacle with Fenati making his way through at the last corner to take the win.

Marquez and Miller appeared to be unhappy with Fenati’s late move but the race result stood after it was reviewed by Race Direction, though the Italian was later given a one penalty point punishment for ‘irresponsible riding causing danger to other competitors’.

A brilliant ride from birthday boy Livio Loi (Marc VDS Racing Team) saw him clinch fourth spot as he came from ninth on the grid on the day he turned 17.

Efren Vazquez (SAXOPRINT RTG) ended up crossing the line sixth, just behind compatriot Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0), with the former having run at the front for most of the race.

The top ten was completed by Isaac Viñales (Calvo Team), Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo), Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo) and Enea Bastianini (Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3).

Jakub Kornfeil (Calvo Team) went down on the first corner, with Karel Hanika (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Andrea Locatelli (San Carlo Team Italia) also crashing together on first lap. A second crash for Hanika saw him highside out of the race in the final stages.

Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra Racing) retired early due to a clutch problem and there were also crashes for John McPhee (SAXOPRINT RTG), Francesco Bagnaia (SKY Racing Team VR46), Niccolo Antonelli (Junior Team GO&FUN), Matteo Ferrari (San Carlo Team Italia) and Luca Grünwald (Kiefer Racing), though all riders were O.=K.

2014 Argentina Moto3 Results:

1255Romano FENATIITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM156.938’34.451
22012Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda156.9+0.099
3168Jack MILLERAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM156.9+0.540
41311Livio LOIBELMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM156.9+0.624
51142Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda156.6+5.530
6107Efren VAZQUEZSPASaxoPrint-RTGHonda156.6+5.653
7932Isaac VIÑALESSPACalvo TeamKTM156.3+8.965
8831Niklas AJOFINAvant Tecno Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna155.9+14.985
9752Danny KENTGBRRed Bull Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna155.9+15.043
10633Enea BASTIANINIITAJunior Team GO&FUN Moto3KTM155.8+17.310
11510Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldHonda155.7+18.821
12458Juanfran GUEVARASPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM155.7+19.038
13319Alessandro TONUCCIITACIPMahindra155.6+19.197
14241Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingMahindra155.0+29.001
15163Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALOngetta-AirAsiaHonda154.4+38.124
1638Hafiq AZMIMALSIC-AJOKTM154.4+38.610
179Scott DEROUENEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM154.4+38.669
1851Bryan SCHOUTENNEDCIPMahindra154.3+38.807
1957Eric GRANADOBRACalvo TeamKTM153.7+48.717
2084Jakub KORNFEILCZECalvo TeamKTM153.0+58.925
2165Philipp OETTLGERInterwetten Paddock Moto3Kalex KTM153.0+59.582
2261Arthur SISSISAUSMahindra RacingMahindra153.0+1’00.029
2322Ana CARRASCOSPARW Racing GPKalex KTM153.0+1’00.112
2495Jules DANILOFRAAmbrogio RacingMahindra152.6+1’06.128
2523Niccolò ANTONELLIITAJunior Team GO&FUN Moto3KTM152.3+1’10.178
264Gabriel RAMOSVENKiefer RacingKalex KTM151.7+1’20.240
Not Classified
3Matteo FERRARIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra154.02 Laps
98Karel HANIKACZERed Bull KTM AjoKTM152.73 Laps
43Luca GRÜNWALDGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM154.012 Laps
21Francesco BAGNAIAITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM156.013 Laps
17John MCPHEEGBRSaxoPrint-RTGHonda156.614 Laps
55Andrea LOCATELLIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra0 Lap
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44Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra0 Lap

2014 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

3Efren VAZQUEZHondaSPA42
5Alex RINSHondaSPA35
6Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA24
8Danny KENTHusqvarnaGBR18
9Livio LOIKalex KTMBEL17
12Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR14
13John MCPHEEHondaGBR12
14Niklas AJOHusqvarnaFIN10
16Juanfran GUEVARAKalex KTMSPA9
19Alessandro TONUCCIMahindraITA3
20Brad BINDERMahindraRSA3
21Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINHondaMAL1