2014 Le Mans Moto3 Preview
Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) have been the stars of the show so far in Moto3 this year and both will desperate for victory as the riders do battle once more at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.
Championship leader Miller started the season with a bang as his took wins in Qatar and Texas and he has also taken pole at the last three rounds, but the Australian is being hunted down at the top of the standings by the determined Italian Fenati.
Mentored by nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, Fenati has taken victory in the last two races and appears to be a serious threat to Miller’s ambitions with just five points separating them at the top.
Behind them in the standings is Efren Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG) who is still yet to win a race in his Grand Prix career. However Vazquez has talent, experience and consistency on his side having started his eighth World Championship season with three podiums from four races.
His compatriot and fellow Honda rider Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) is fourth in the standings as the riders head to round five, though having fought for the 2013 title until the last corner of the last race Rins probably did not expect to be 28 points adrift of the championship lead at this stage of the season. His teammate Alex Marquez is a further two points behind in the rankings in fifth place overall.
Trailing those five frontrunners as they make their way to Le Mans are Jakub Kornfeil (Calvo Team), Isaac Viñales (Calvo Team), Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold), Francesco Bagnaia (SKY Racing Team VR46) and Danny Kent (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo) in the top ten.
Practice at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France commences on Friday morning with the Moto3 riders heading out for their FP1 run at 9 a.m. local time.