2014 Indy Moto3 Preview | Leader Jack Miller in High Spirits
2014 Indy Moto3 Preview
Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jack Miller has made plenty of headlines in Moto3 so far this year. The talented young Australian rider will return from the post-Sachsenring three-week break in high spirits, as he works to maintain the form which has given him a 19-point championship lead.
It gets underway this Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, round 10 of the 2014 Moto3 Championship.
Although the gap between winner Miller and second place finisher Brad Binder was only 0.180 seconds in Germany, this was the second largest winning margin for Miller so far in 2014, as two of his four victories to date – in Texas and Le Mans – have come by less than one tenth of a second.
Those fine margins demonstrate the ongoing competitiveness of the lightweight class. Miller knows he will be pushed hard at Indianapolis and at every round in the second half of the season by the likes of Alex Marquez, Efren Vazquez, Romano Fenati and Alex Rins, who complete the current top five.
Second placed Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0) already has two wins to his name this year, whilst Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) has tasted victory three times thus far and the Italian still has Miller in his sights from fourth place in the standings.
In third overall, Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG) has emerged as a podium contender this year and is desperate for a first Grand Prix triumph, whilst fifth placed Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0) looks to recapture the 2013 race-winning form which took him to victory at Indy last year.
2014 Indy Moto3 TV Schedule
Fox Sports 1 will provide live-broadcast cover of 2013 Indy Moto3 at noon ET Sunday, Aug. 10.
2014 Moto3 Point Standings:
Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Jack MILLER KTM AUS 142
2 Alex MARQUEZ Honda SPA 123
3 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda SPA 112
4 Romano FENATI KTM ITA 110
5 Alex RINS Honda SPA 107
6 Isaac VIÑALES KTM SPA 90
7 Alexis MASBOU Honda FRA 79
8 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra POR 53
9 Brad BINDER Mahindra RSA 49
10 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM CZE 48
11 Enea BASTIANINI KTM ITA 46
12 Danny KENT Husqvarna GBR 46
13 John MCPHEE Honda GBR 45
14 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM ITA 42
15 Niklas AJO Husqvarna FIN 35
16 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM SPA 23
17 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM ITA 18
18 Livio LOI Kalex KTM BEL 17
19 Karel HANIKA KTM CZE 16
20 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra ITA 15
21 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda MAL 13
22 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra ITA 12
23 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM GER 10
24 Jasper IWEMA FTR KTM NED 4
25 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra AUS 3
26 Eric GRANADO KTM BRA 2