2014 Assen Moto2 ResultsAs 32-years old, QMMF Racing Team rider Anthony West has much experience under a variety of track conditions, including wet circuits where traction is minimal.
And he was able to capitalize on his experience Saturday under the wet-to-drying conditions at the Iveco Daily TT Assen Moto2 contest, earning his first win since the 2003 Dutch TT. The Australian was joined on the podium by Pans HP 40’s Maverick Vinales and Marc VDS Racing Team’s Mika Kallio.When the riders headed out on the sighting lap, heavy rains fell on the Assen TT circuit, along with the current points leader, Marc VDS Racing’s Esteve Rabat. The pole man crashed, but was able to start the race, eventually finishing eighth.After a 20-minute delay, the race finally got underway with West battling Vinales and Kallio. West took the win, followed 0.318 of a second ahead of Vinales, and 0.743 of a second ahead of Kallio.The next four-consecutive finishers also used their experience to take their positions – Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing), Alex De Angelis (Tasca Racing Moto2), Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) and Julian Simon (Italtrans Racing Team), respectivelyRounding out the top 10 were Rabat, Lorenzo Baldassarri (Gresini Moto2) and Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia).Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing) finished unlucky 13th after crashing out of the race lead at the midway stage, whilst Luis Salom (Pons HP 40) was 15th having crashed from third place in the final stages. Sam Lowes (Speed Up) had led the race at the start having taken the holseshot, but crashed twice after trying to stay with Corsi at the front, MotoGP reports.Several riders crashed and rejoined on a wet track which saw dry lines forming despite further rain during the course of the 24 lap, 109 km battle. Some took gambles on slick tires which did not pay off whilst Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert) went for a front wet, rear slick combination which only produced a 21st place result.Azlan Shah (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia), Axel Pons (AGR Team) and Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) all crashed out whilst Randy Krummenacher (IodaRacing Project) retired having previously crashed, MotoGP reports.The series now breaks for two weeks before heading to Sachsenring in Germany.2014 Assen Moto2 Results:Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap1. 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 162.8 43’29.954 2. 20 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 162.4 +6.714 3. 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 162.2 +10.791 4. 13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 161.6 +19.199 5. 11 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 161.2 +25.813 6. 10 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 161.0 +29.003 7. 9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 160.9 +30.882 8. 8 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 160.9 +30.985 9. 7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 160.1 +44.031 10. 6 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 159.9 +48.662 11. 5 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 159.7 +51.863 12. 4 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 159.2 +1’00.329 13. 3 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 158.9 +1’04.641 14. 2 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 158.8 +1’05.980 15. 1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 158.1 +1’17.611 16. 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 158.0 +1’19.753 17. 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Drive M7 Aspar Honda 157.5 +1’27.630 18. 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia 157.5 +1’28.142 19. 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 155.9 1 Lap 20. 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 154.9 1 Lap 21. 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 151.9 1 Lap 22. 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 143.8 3 Laps Not Classified 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 147.0 8 Laps2014 Moto2 Point Standings:Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points 1. Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 157 2. Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 131 3. Maverick VIÑALES Kalex SPA 109 4. Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 71 5. Simone CORSI Kalex ITA 69 6. Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 61 7. Luis SALOM Kalex SPA 60 8. Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 58 9. Jonas FOLGER Kalex GER 47 10 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter FRA 46 11. Sam LOWES Speed Up GBR 33 12. Sandro CORTESE Kalex GER 32 13. Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 GER 32 14. Xavier SIMEON Suter BEL 31 15. Alex DE ANGELIS Suter RSM 29 16. Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 23 17. Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 SPA 22 18. Julian SIMON Kalex SPA 15 19. Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex ITA 15 20. Mattia PASINI Kalex ITA 14 21. Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter ITA 12 22. Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 11 23. Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter SWI 10 24. Axel PONS Kalex SPA 9 25. Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex MAL 9 26. Louis ROSSI Kalex FRA 7 27. Gino REA Suter GBR 5 28. Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 2
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