2014 Indy Moto2 Results

2014 Indy Moto2 Results

Marc VDS Racing’s Mika Kallio

2014 Indy Moto2 Results

Going into this weekend’s Red Bull Moto2 series event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Esteve Rabat (SP) (Marc VDS Racing Team) had a 19-point lead over second place holder Mika Kallio (FIN) (Marc VDS Racing Team) and a 50 point lead over third place Maverick Vinales (SP) (Paginas Amarillas HP 40).

Rabat’s lead over both riders was sliced by the outcome of a crash-marred contest that had to be red-flagged, re-started and shortened to 16 laps.

Kallio had a lead of over two seconds after the initial start when a crash at turn 10 on lap four involving Azlan Shah (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia), Anthony West (QMMF Racing Team), Mattia Pasini (NGM Forward Racing) and Randy Krummenacher (IodaRacing Project) caused the red flag to come out.

Pasini reportedly had initially lost consciousness, but recovered and was able to walk away from the crash scene and was taken to the hospital for further evaluation. Krummenacher’s machine was too heavily damaged for him to be able to rejoin the race on the restart.

With the riders reset in their original starting grid positions, Kallio again grabbed the lead, and another crash occurred in turn one on the first lap of the restarted race.

The incident involved Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2), the sole American in Moto2, Josh Herrin (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing), and Julian Simon (Italtrans Racing Team).

They were all uninjured, but the crash ultimately also included Jonas Folger (AGR Team), Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) and Luis Salom (Paginas Amarillas HP 40).

Simeon crashed again four laps further on, this time ending his race and on lap six, Salom and Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team) were involved in yet another crash, finishing Morbidelli’s day, but Salom was able to rejoin the race and finished 26th. Thitipong Warokorn (APH PTT The Pizza SAG) crashed in the final stages but remounted to finish 27th.

2014 Indy Moto2 Results

2014 Indy Moto2 podium

Rabat was running in second place with only two laps to go, but made a mistake trying to fight off third place Viñales and dropped back to fourth.

Simone Corsi (NGM Forward Racing) and Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP) both finished in the top six. Meanwhile, Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia), Alex De Angelis (Tasca Racing Moto2), West and Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Moto Racing) completed the top 10.

Kallio finished atop the podium with a 1.38 sec. lead over Viñales with Technomag carXpert rider Dominique Aegerter third.

The victory brings Kallio to within seven points of Rabat in the Moto2 World Championship series.

The series now heads directly to Brno for the Czech Republic, round 11 of 2014 Moto2.

2014 Indy Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 153.2 26’07.410
2 20 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 153.1 +1.380
3 16 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 153.0 +1.696
4 13 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 152.9 +2.559
5 11 3 Simone CORSI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 152.5 +6.648
6 10 11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 151.4 +18.639
7 9 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 151.4 +18.674
8 8 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 151.4 +18.992
9 7 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 151.3 +19.487
10 6 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 151.3 +19.922
11 5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 151.3 +20.013
12 4 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 151.2 +20.963
13 3 96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 151.0 +22.672
14 2 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 150.9 +23.836
15 1 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 150.8 +25.325
16 49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 150.7 +25.514
17 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 150.4 +28.980
18 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 150.0 +32.962
19 97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 149.7 +36.564
20 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 149.7 +36.907
21 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 149.5 +38.624
22 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 149.4 +39.669
23 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike TSR 149.4 +39.723
24 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up 149.0 +44.499
25 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 146.8 +1’07.790
26 39 Luis SALOM SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 145.0 +1’29.010
27 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 144.5 +1’34.244
28 2 Josh HERRIN USA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 119.6 3 Laps
Not Classified
21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 149.5 12 Laps
19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 148.5 13 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter 0 Lap
60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 0 Lap
Not Starting
54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 0 Lap
4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Octo IodaRacing Team Suter 0 Lap

2014 Moto2 Championship Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 183
2 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 176
3 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex SPA 140
4 Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 112
5 Simone CORSI Kalex ITA 96
6 Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 68
7 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 65
8 Luis SALOM Kalex SPA 62
9 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter FRA 52
10 Jonas FOLGER Kalex GER 47
11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex GER 42
12 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 GER 38
13 Xavier SIMEON Suter BEL 37
14 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter RSM 37
15 Sam LOWES Speed Up GBR 33
16 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 SPA 28
17 Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 27
18 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex ITA 25
19 Mattia PASINI Kalex ITA 22
20 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter SWI 19
21 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex MAL 18
22 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 16
23 Julian SIMON Kalex SPA 15
24 Louis ROSSI Kalex FRA 13
25 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter ITA 12
26 Axel PONS Kalex SPA 10
27 Gino REA Suter GBR 5
28 Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 2

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