2014 Catalunya Moto3 Results | Race Recap

2014 Catalunya Moto3 Results | Race Recap
Alex Marquez
2014 Catalunya Moto3 Results | Race Recap
Alex Marquez

2014 Catalunya Moto3 Results

Alex Marquez led the Moto3 race from start to finish at his home round in Catalunya to land his second win in the class – his first coming at the Motegi circuit last year.

The win also marks Honda’s first in Moto3 since 2012, breaking the current KTM winning streak in the class.

The younger Marquez – brother of MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez – finished 3.2 clear of second place finisher Enea Bastianini, whose rookie season in the Championship on the Junior Go&Fun bike is showing promise.

The rookie continued his strong showing converting his best qualifying into a first podium in an incredible second for the rider, after a competitive and mature ride.

Efren Vazquez took third on his Honda with championship-points leader Red Bull KTM’s Jack Miller tailing close behind. Sky Racing VR46 rider Romano Fenati managed fifth after suffering electrical problems in qualifying and starting from sixteenth.

Brad Binder marked his best finish of the year with sixth, followed by younger brother to Maverick, Isaac Viñales. Niklas Ajo appeared to be ready to take second place until losing control of his bike, though the Finn managed an incredible save after the machine flung both legs over the bike and had him seated side saddle at one point.

John McPhee and Francesco Bagnaia completed the top ten finishers.

Alex Rins retired from the race after just three laps due to a lost gear shifter. The Spanish rider had begun the race with a broken foot following a crash the day prior in qualifying.

Other non-finishers include Niccolo Antonelli, who crashed out on the first lap—his thirteenth of the season–while one lap later, wildcard Maria Herrera collided with SIC-AJO rider Hafiq Azmi, ending the race for both of them.

2014 Catalunya Moto3 Results:

12512Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda151.441’11.656
22033Enea BASTIANINIITAJunior Team GO&FUN Moto3KTM151.2+3.236
3167Efren VAZQUEZSPASaxoPrint-RTGHonda151.2+3.512
4138Jack MILLERAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM151.2+3.764
5115Romano FENATIITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM151.2+3.862
61041Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingMahindra151.2+4.048
7932Isaac VIÑALESSPACalvo TeamKTM151.2+4.131
8831Niklas AJOFINAvant Tecno Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna150.8+9.781
9717John MCPHEEGBRSaxoPrint-RTGHonda150.3+18.578
10621Francesco BAGNAIAITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM150.3+18.597
11510Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldHonda150.3+18.982
12444Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra150.3+19.042
13319Alessandro TONUCCIITACIPMahindra150.2+19.328
14298Karel HANIKACZERed Bull KTM AjoKTM150.2+19.623
15184Jakub KORNFEILCZECalvo TeamKTM150.2+19.983
1663Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALOngetta-AirAsiaHonda150.2+20.394
1752Danny KENTGBRRed Bull Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna150.1+21.011
1861Arthur SISSISAUSMahindra RacingMahindra149.3+35.095
1965Philipp OETTLGERInterwetten Paddock Moto3Kalex KTM149.3+35.340
2043Luca GRÜNWALDGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM149.3+35.589
213Matteo FERRARIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra149.3+35.702
2291Gabriel RODRIGOARGRBA Racing TeamKTM149.2+36.232
2357Eric GRANADOBRACalvo TeamKTM149.2+36.300
2451Bryan SCHOUTENNEDCIPMahindra149.1+38.535
2511Livio LOIBELMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM149.1+38.536
269Scott DEROUENEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM149.1+38.606
2795Jules DANILOFRAAmbrogio RacingMahindra148.9+42.593
2858Juanfran GUEVARASPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM148.1+56.150
2955Andrea LOCATELLIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra148.1+56.210
3022Ana CARRASCOSPARW Racing GPKalex KTM147.8+1’01.152
314Gabriel RAMOSVENKiefer RacingKalex KTM147.8+1’01.249
Not Classified
42Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda138.418 Laps
38Hafiq AZMIMALSIC-AJOKTM141.221 Laps
6Maria HERRERASPAJunior Team Estrella Galicia 0,0Honda140.621 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
23Niccolò ANTONELLIITAJunior Team GO&FUN Moto3KTM0 Lap