2014 Motegi Moto2 ResultsSpoiler 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:
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