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 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:

1 25 5 Romano FENATI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 156.9 38’34.451
2 20 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 156.9 +0.099
3 16 8 Jack MILLER AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 156.9 +0.540
4 13 11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 156.9 +0.624
5 11 42 Alex RINS SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 156.6 +5.530
6 10 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 156.6 +5.653
7 9 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Calvo Team KTM 156.3 +8.965
8 8 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 155.9 +14.985
9 7 52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 155.9 +15.043
10 6 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM 155.8 +17.310
11 5 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold Honda 155.7 +18.821
12 4 58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 155.7 +19.038
13 3 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA CIP Mahindra 155.6 +19.197
14 2 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 155.0 +29.001
15 1 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Ongetta-AirAsia Honda 154.4 +38.124
16 38 Hafiq AZMI MAL SIC-AJO KTM 154.4 +38.610
17 9 Scott DEROUE NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 154.4 +38.669
18 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN NED CIP Mahindra 154.3 +38.807
19 57 Eric GRANADO BRA Calvo Team KTM 153.7 +48.717
20 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Calvo Team KTM 153.0 +58.925
21 65 Philipp OETTL GER Interwetten Paddock Moto3 Kalex KTM 153.0 +59.582
22 61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Mahindra Racing Mahindra 153.0 +1’00.029
23 22 Ana CARRASCO SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 153.0 +1’00.112
24 95 Jules DANILO FRA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 152.6 +1’06.128
25 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM 152.3 +1’10.178
26 4 Gabriel RAMOS VEN Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 151.7 +1’20.240
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3 Matteo FERRARI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 154.0 2 Laps
98 Karel HANIKA CZE Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 152.7 3 Laps
43 Luca GRÜNWALD GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 154.0 12 Laps
21 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 156.0 13 Laps
17 John MCPHEE GBR SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 156.6 14 Laps
55 Andrea LOCATELLI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 0 Lap
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44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 0 Lap

2014 Moto3 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Jack MILLER KTM AUS 66
2 Romano FENATI KTM ITA 49
3 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda SPA 42
4 Alex MARQUEZ Honda SPA 40
5 Alex RINS Honda SPA 35
6 Alexis MASBOU Honda FRA 24
7 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM CZE 21
8 Danny KENT Husqvarna GBR 18
9 Livio LOI Kalex KTM BEL 17
10 Isaac VIÑALES KTM SPA 17
11 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM ITA 15
12 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra POR 14
13 John MCPHEE Honda GBR 12
14 Niklas AJO Husqvarna FIN 10
15 Enea BASTIANINI KTM ITA 9
16 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM SPA 9
17 Karel HANIKA KTM CZE 8
18 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM ITA 7
19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra ITA 3
20 Brad BINDER Mahindra RSA 3
21 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda MAL 1

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