2014 Indy Moto3 ResultsThe Australian Jack Miller led the Moto3 series for Red Bull KTM with 142 points going into this weekend’s Red Bull Indianapolis event, followed 19-points back by Marc Marquez’s younger brother, Alex Marquez, who rides for the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda team.
Miller’s third place finish at Indy Moto3 did no damage to his chances for the title, but it was Efren Vazquez (SAXOPRINT RTG) who topped the podium to claim his first victory in 116 Grand Prix starts.The victory moves Vazquez past Marquez into second place behind Miller. Miller has 158 points after his third place finish with Vazquez at 137 points and Marquez with 133 points after his sixth place finish.The lead was hotly contested throughout the event and a number of crashes affected the 23 lap event. John McPhee (SAXOPRINT RTG) crashed out at Turn 4 on lap one, pushing Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo) and Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold) off. Masbou remounted, rejoined the race in 30th position and finished a remarkable fourth, but Ajo crashed out later.Gabriel Ramos (Kiefer Racing), Alessandro Tonucci (CIP Mahindra) and Matteo Ferrari (San Carlo Team Italia), also all had crashes, none suffering serious injury. Francesco Bagnaia (SKY Racing Team VR46) retired with a mechanical failure.Italian Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) led late in the race, but slipped back to second as Miller passed him near the end. Fenati stands in fourth place in the points overall with 130.Spanish Estrella Galicia 0,0 teammates Alex Rins and Alex Marquez finished fifth and sixth respectively. Rins currently is fifth in the points with 118.Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra Racing), Juanfran Guevara (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3), Brad Binder (Ambrogio Racing) and Jakub Kornfeil (Calvo Team) rounded out the top ten.2014 Indy Moto3 Race Results:
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