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2014 Aragon Moto3 Preview | Title Battle Heads to Spain

2014 Aragon Moto3 Preview | Title Battle Heads to Spain
Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jack Miller

2014 Aragon Moto3 Preview

As the 2014 Moto3 Championship heads to Motorland Aragon in Spain, the Australian Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Ajo) remains atop the points standings.

But he holds the top position by only by nine points, and this lead has continued to dwindle. With five rounds remaining, and with Miller having failed to top the podium since his last victory since Assen, the outcome remains very much in doubt.

With the series moving to Spain, and two Spaniards in pursuit, Aragon could prove a turning point. Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Marquez is in second place to Miller, followed by Marquez’s teammate and local Aragon star Alex Rins who is only 20 points out of first place.

Fresh off victories at Silverstone and Misano, Rins has to be considered a serious threat to score some points and move up in the standings.

Efren Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG) stands in fourth place and Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) rounds out the top five. Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold) is in sixth place and with Vazquez and Fenati has a statistical possibility of claiming the title but all would have to be consistently on the podium to have a chance.

In the Constructors’ Championship, KTM and Honda are even at 278 points. KTM is trying for a third straight crown to maintain its unbroken domination in Moto3, while Honda is aiming for its first Constructors’ title in the lightweight category since winning four in succession across the 125cc World Championship seasons of 1998 to 2001.

2014 Moto3 Championship Point Standings (after 13 of 15 rounds):

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Jack MILLER KTM AUS 195
2 Alex MARQUEZ Honda SPA 186
3 Alex RINS Honda SPA 175
4 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda SPA 151
5 Romano FENATI KTM ITA 140
6 Alexis MASBOU Honda FRA 134
7 Isaac VIÑALES KTM SPA 112
8 Enea BASTIANINI KTM ITA 98
9 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra POR 84
10 Brad BINDER Mahindra RSA 77
11 Danny KENT Husqvarna GBR 77
12 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM CZE 67
13 John MCPHEE Honda GBR 53
14 Niklas AJO Husqvarna FIN 45
15 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM ITA 42
16 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM SPA 40
17 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM ITA 30
18 Karel HANIKA KTM CZE 24
19 Livio LOI Kalex KTM BEL 17
20 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda MAL 16
21 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra ITA 15
22 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra ITA 12
23 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM GER 10
24 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra ITA 8
25 Jasper IWEMA FTR KTM NED 4
26 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra AUS 3
27 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM SPA 3
28 Eric GRANADO KTM BRA 2
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