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 | 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.RiderBikeNationPoints
1Jack MILLERKTMAUS195
2Alex MARQUEZHondaSPA186
3Alex RINSHondaSPA175
4Efren VAZQUEZHondaSPA151
5Romano FENATIKTMITA140
6Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA134
7Isaac VIÑALESKTMSPA112
8Enea BASTIANINIKTMITA98
9Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR84
10Brad BINDERMahindraRSA77
11Danny KENTHusqvarnaGBR77
12Jakub KORNFEILKTMCZE67
13John MCPHEEHondaGBR53
14Niklas AJOHusqvarnaFIN45
15Francesco BAGNAIAKTMITA42
16Juanfran GUEVARAKalex KTMSPA40
17Niccolò ANTONELLIKTMITA30
18Karel HANIKAKTMCZE24
19Livio LOIKalex KTMBEL17
20Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINHondaMAL16
21Alessandro TONUCCIMahindraITA15
22Matteo FERRARIMahindraITA12
23Philipp OETTLKalex KTMGER10
24Andrea MIGNOMahindraITA8
25Jasper IWEMAFTR KTMNED4
26Arthur SISSISMahindraAUS3
27Jorge NAVARROKalex KTMSPA3
28Eric GRANADOKTMBRA2