2014 Sepang Moto2 Results

2014 Sepang Moto2 Results
Luis Salmon saves a crash

2014 Sepang Moto2 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2014 Moto2 Championship results from the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit listed below.

As the Moto2 Championship headed to Sepang International Circuit for the final of three back-to-back rounds, Marc VDS Racing’s Tito Rabat had the chance to secure his first-ever title in the series that he joined in 2011.

Forty-one points separated him from teammate Mike Kallio, so there was a possibility of the title fight going down to the final round in Valencia in two weeks.

But with a third-place finish, Esteve Rabat secured enough points to clinch the 2014 Moto2 title at the penultimate round. Starting from pole, he rode smartly, knowing not to push it. He would take third behind winner Maverick Vinales, who joins the Suzuki MotoGP Team in 2015, and Kallio.

When the 20-lap race began, Rabat capililzed on his pole-position start, leading for the opening 10 laps. But there was too much pressure from Kallio and Paginas Amarillas HP 40’s Vinales.

Both riders eventually passed Rabat, and Vinales went on to win by 2.694 seconds ahead of Kallio. Rabat would finish third, 8.054 seconds off the top time. This was Vinales’ third win in four races of 2014 Moto2, and Kallio’s 10th podium.

Taking fourth was AirAsia Caterham’s Johann Zarco, who won a closely-fought battle with Technolomag carXpert’s Dominique Aegerter and Italtrans Racing Team’s Julian Simon, respectively.

Rounding out the top 10 were Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP), Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag), Jonas Folger (AGR Team) and Marcel Schrotter (Tech 3).

Gino Rea (AGT Rea Racing) fell at Turn 2 on the first lap, causing Nico Terol (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2) to drop his Suter to avoid the fallen rider. Rea was later diagnosed with three broken bones in his right foot, MotoGP reports.

Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team) crashed but rejoined in order to continue learning the Malaysian circuit. Randy Krummenacher (Octo IodaRacing Team) and Sam Lowes (SpeedUp) both fell at the last corner of the track midrace, remounting after. Lowes would pit with five laps remaining however, MotoGP reports

Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) and Louis Rossi (SAG Team) both fell and were unable to rejoin. Home rider Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Racline Malaysia) crashed out of tenth after a lightning start to the race. Axel Pons (AGR Team) retired to the pits with a technical issue, MotoGP reports.

The 2014 Moto2 Championship now breaks for two weeks before the season finale at Valencia – the fourth round held in Spain.

2014 Sepang Moto2 Results:

12540Maverick VIÑALESSPAPaginas Amarillas HP 40Kalex154.940’46.754
22036Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex154.7+2.694
31653Esteve RABATSPAMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex154.4+8.054
4135Johann ZARCOFRAAirAsia CaterhamCaterham Suter154.2+10.590
51177Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter154.2+10.663
61060Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex154.2+10.769
7911Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex153.9+15.657
8812Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten SitagSuter153.7+18.839
9794Jonas FOLGERGERAGR TeamKalex153.7+19.486
10623Marcel SCHROTTERGERTech 3Tech 3153.3+24.887
11539Luis SALOMSPAPaginas Amarillas HP 40Kalex153.1+28.234
12488Ricard CARDUSSPATech 3Tech 3153.0+30.338
13354Mattia PASINIITANGM Forward RacingKalex153.0+30.533
14244Roberto ROLFOITATasca Racing Moto2Suter153.0+30.548
15181Jordi TORRESSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter152.7+34.769
1620Florian MARINOFRANGM Forward RacingKalex152.6+36.613
177Lorenzo BALDASSARRIITAGresini Moto2Suter152.5+38.869
1895Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up152.3+42.201
1919Xavier SIMEONBELFederal Oil Gresini Moto2Suter151.9+47.876
2025Azlan SHAHMALIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex151.6+52.950
2110Thitipong WAROKORNTHAAPH PTT The Pizza SAGKalex151.6+53.163
2297Roman RAMOSSPAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up151.2+59.999
2371Tomoyoshi KOYAMAJPNTeluru Team JiR WebikeNTS151.0+1’03.331
2418Nicolas TEROLSPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto2Suter150.7+1’08.275
2546Decha KRAISARTTHASingha Eneos Yamaha Tech 3Tech 3150.2+1’16.996
264Randy KRUMMENACHERSWIOcto IodaRacing TeamSuter142.41 Lap
Not Classified
21Franco MORBIDELLIITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex129.84 Laps
22Sam LOWESGBRSpeed UpSpeed Up149.25 Laps
49Axel PONSSPAAGR TeamKalex151.67 Laps
55Hafizh SYAHRINMALPetronas Raceline MalaysiaKalex153.59 Laps
96Louis ROSSIFRASAG TeamKalex152.311 Laps
30Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNIDEMITSU Honda Team AsiaKalex151.713 Laps
14Ratthapark WILAIROTTHAAirAsia CaterhamCaterham Suter151.513 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
8Gino REAGBRAGT REA RacingSuter0 Lap

2014 Moto2 Championship Point Standings (after 17 or 18 rounds):

1Esteve RABATKalexSPA326
2Mika KALLIOKalexFIN289
3Maverick VIÑALESKalexSPA274
4Thomas LUTHISuterSWI169
5Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI162
6Johann ZARCOCaterham SuterFRA130
7Simone CORSIKalexITA100
8Sandro CORTESEKalexGER85
10Luis SALOMKalexSPA72
11Marcel SCHROTTERTech 3GER72
12Anthony WESTSpeed UpAUS65
13Jonas FOLGERKalexGER60
14Sam LOWESSpeed UpGBR60
15Julian SIMONKalexSPA56
16Xavier SIMEONSuterBEL52
17Jordi TORRESSuterSPA52
18Hafizh SYAHRINKalexMAL42
19Ricard CARDUSTech 3SPA41
21Mattia PASINIKalexITA35
22Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN32
23Axel PONSKalexSPA28
25Louis ROSSIKalexFRA17
27Gino REASuterGBR7
28Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA2
29Roberto ROLFOSuterITA2