2014 Motegi Moto2 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2014 Moto2 Championship results from the Grand Prix of Japan at Twin Ring Motegi listed below.

Heading into the 15th round of the Moto2 World Championship, Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag) was in fifth place in the standings. Luthi had a statistical chance at the title, but it was a long shot.

Also, with Maverick Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40), Esteve Rabat (SPA) and Mika Kallio (FIN) (both Marc VDS Racing Team) all charging hard in recent rounds, Luthi may not have been considered a favorite to win at Motegi. But, win he did.

Viñales finished second, 1.209 seconds behind Luthi with points leader, Esteve Rabat completed the podium finishing 3.631 seconds behind Viñales.

Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham) finished fourth, 7.797 seconds behind Luthi. Kallio, currently second in the points, finished fifth.

Julian Simon (Italtrans Racing Team) came in sixth, ahead of seventh place Franco Morbidelli (ITA Italtrans Racing Team), Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) who placed eighth, with Ricard Cardus (Tech 3) and Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) rounding out the top ten.

With these results, Rabat stretched his lead over Kallio (294 to 256) to 38 points, so it appears time may be running out for Kallio to overtake Rabat.

Viñales remains in third place with 224 points. Dominique Aegerter (SWI) (Technomag carXpert) is in fourth place, despite his 18t-place finish at Motegi, with 143 points, and the victor Luthi remained in fifth place overall, but closed to within two points of Aegerter.

The Moto2 series takes no break and heads directly to the Tissot Australian Grand Prix at the Phillip Island Circuit on October 19.

2014 Motegi Moto2 Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Sitag Suter 154.6 42’50.219
2 20 40 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 154.5 +1.209
3 16 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 154.4 +3.631
4 13 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 154.1 +7.797
5 11 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 154.1 +8.472
6 10 60 Julian SIMON SPA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 154.1 +8.881
7 9 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 153.9 +11.203
8 8 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 153.6 +17.509
9 7 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 153.5 +18.424
10 6 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 153.4 +21.192
11 5 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 153.3 +22.646
12 4 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 153.2 +23.303
13 3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 153.1 +26.077
14 2 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 153.0 +26.708
15 1 39 Luis SALOM SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 152.9 +28.921
16 96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 152.9 +29.312
17 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 152.8 +31.192
18 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 152.6 +33.956
19 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 152.2 +41.606
20 20 Florian MARINO FRA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 152.1 +42.031
21 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Octo IodaRacing Team Suter 152.1 +42.133
22 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 152.0 +44.568
23 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike NTS 151.9 +45.571
24 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 151.6 +51.944
25 10 Thitipong WAROKORN THA APH PTT The Pizza SAG Kalex 151.5 +52.398
26 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI JPN Moriwaki Racing Moriwaki 151.5 +53.160
27 97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 151.2 +58.088
28 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 150.7 +1’06.689
29 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 150.2 +1’15.937
30 65 Chalermpol POLAMAI THA Singha Eneos Yamaha Tech 3 Tech 3 149.8 +1’22.685
Not Classified
49 Axel PONS SPA AGR Team Kalex 153.2 6 Laps
95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 149.6 10 Laps
54 Mattia PASINI ITA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 141.8 12 Laps
11 Sandro CORTESE GER Dynavolt Intact GP Kalex 146.4 16 Laps
22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up 149.8 20 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
84 Riccardo RUSSO ITA Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 0 Lap

2014 Moto2 Point Standings:

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Esteve RABAT Kalex SPA 294
2 Mika KALLIO Kalex FIN 256
3 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex SPA 224
4 Dominique AEGERTER Suter SWI 143
5 Thomas LUTHI Suter SWI 141
6 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter FRA 117
7 Simone CORSI Kalex ITA 100
8 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex ITA 72
9 Luis SALOM Kalex SPA 67
10 Sandro CORTESE Kalex GER 66
11 Anthony WEST Speed Up AUS 65
12 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 GER 57
13 Jonas FOLGER Kalex GER 52
14 Sam LOWES Speed Up GBR 49
15 Julian SIMON Kalex SPA 46
16 Xavier SIMEON Suter BEL 45
17 Jordi TORRES Suter SPA 45
18 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex MAL 42
19 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter RSM 37
20 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 SPA 37
21 Mattia PASINI Kalex ITA 32
22 Axel PONS Kalex SPA 28
23 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex JPN 27
24 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter SWI 24
25 Louis ROSSI Kalex FRA 13
26 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter ITA 12
27 Gino REA Suter GBR 7
28 Nicolas TEROL Suter SPA 2