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):
|16||Juanfran GUEVARA||Kalex KTM||SPA||40|
|19||Livio LOI||Kalex KTM||BEL||17|
|23||Philipp OETTL||Kalex KTM||GER||10|
|25||Jasper IWEMA||FTR KTM||NED||4|
|27||Jorge NAVARRO||Kalex KTM||SPA||3|