2014 Sepang Moto3 Results

2014 Sepang Moto3 Results
Alex Marquez leads Danny Kent

2014 Sepang Moto3 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2014 Moto3 Championship results from the Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang International Circuit listed below.

From the looks of things heading into Sepang International Circuit, either Red Bull Ajo KTM’s Jack Miller or Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Marquez would earn the 2014 Moto3 title.

But this didn’t happen. And unlike MotoGP and Moto2 where the titles have been decided, the 2014 Moto3 Championship won’t be settled until the season finale at Valenica in two weeks time.

The reason? SaxoPrint-RTG’s Efren Vazquez, who was able to take the win under extremely hot conditions. Miller would finish second, with Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Alex Rins taking the final-podium position.

As for Marquez – the younger brother of 2014 MotoGP Champion Marc Marquez who broke additional records Sunday – he battled intensely with Miller through the race, the two touching a few times. But Marquez was forced to settle for fifth. Due to their finishes, Marquez’s lead was slimmed to 11 ahead of Miller as the series heads to Valencia.

Up front, Vazquez took his second victory of the year. He finished 0.213 of a second ahead of Miller, with Rins 0.385 of a second behind.

Fourth came down to a final-lap fight between Red Bull Ajo Husqvarna’s Danny Kent and Marquez, but Kent taking fourth.

The top ten was completed by Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold), Niccolo Antonelli (Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3), Jakub Kornfeil (Calvo Team), Karel Hanika (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Enea Bastianini (Junior Team Go&FUN Moto3).

Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra Racing) was the first to crash out. Andrea Migno (Mahindra Racing) and local hero Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Ongetta-AirAsia) both collided, ending their races. There was another incident involving Scott Deroue (RW Racing GP), Matteo Ferrari (San Carlo Tam Italia) and Hafiza Rofa (SIC-Ajo), with the latter rejoining the race, MotoGP reports.

Isaac Viñales (Calvo Team) fell as he attempted to chase down the leading group. John McPhee (SaxoPrint-RTG) crashed as he pushed for his first podium, MotoGP Reports.

There were retirements for Jasper Iwema (CIP), Ramdam Rosli (Petrons AHM Malaysia). They were joined in the pits by Niklas Ajo (Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo) and Brad Binder (Ambrogio Racing), MotoGP reports.

Teammates Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR46) and Francesco Bagnaia (SKY Racing Team VR46) also entered the pits with technical problems, MotoGP reports.

The 2014 Moto3 Championship now breaks for two weeks before the season finale at Valencia – the fourth round held in Spain.

2014 Sepang Moto3 Results:

1257Efren VAZQUEZSPASaxoPrint-RTGHonda147.140’41.002
2208Jack MILLERAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM147.1+0.213
31642Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda147.1+0.385
41352Danny KENTGBRRed Bull Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna147.0+0.803
51112Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda147.0+0.831
61010Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldHonda147.0+1.073
7923Niccolò ANTONELLIITAJunior Team GO&FUN Moto3KTM147.0+1.916
8884Jakub KORNFEILCZECalvo TeamKTM147.0+2.089
9798Karel HANIKACZERed Bull KTM AjoKTM146.7+7.336
10633Enea BASTIANINIITAJunior Team GO&FUN Moto3KTM146.5+9.520
11558Juanfran GUEVARASPAMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM146.1+17.407
12499Jorge NAVARROSPAMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex KTM146.0+17.610
13338Hafiq AZMIMALSIC-AJOKTM145.3+29.592
14219Alessandro TONUCCIITACIPMahindra145.3+29.745
1512Remy GARDNERAUSCalvo TeamKTM144.9+37.467
1643Luca GRÜNWALDGERKiefer RacingKalex KTM144.9+37.505
1795Jules DANILOFRAAmbrogio RacingMahindra144.9+37.792
1865Philipp OETTLGERInterwetten Paddock Moto3Kalex KTM144.8+38.773
194Gabriel RAMOSVENKiefer RacingKalex KTM143.8+55.583
2088Hafiza ROFAMALSIC-AJOKTM141.5+1’36.170
Not Classified
17John MCPHEEGBRSaxoPrint-RTGHonda147.11 Lap
21Francesco BAGNAIAITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM145.96 Laps
32Isaac VIÑALESSPACalvo TeamKTM147.17 Laps
5Romano FENATIITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM145.27 Laps
9Scott DEROUENEDRW Racing GPKalex KTM144.410 Laps
3Matteo FERRARIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra144.310 Laps
55Andrea LOCATELLIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra144.711 Laps
41Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingMahindra145.012 Laps
31Niklas AJOFINAvant Tecno Husqvarna AjoHusqvarna143.414 Laps
63Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALOngetta-AirAsiaHonda137.717 Laps
16Andrea MIGNOITAMahindra RacingMahindra137.617 Laps
13Jasper IWEMANEDCIPMahindra135.217 Laps
93Ramdan ROSLIMALPetronas AHM MalaysiaKTM133.117 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
44Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra0 Lap

2014 Moto3 Championship Point Standings (after 17 or 18 rounds):

1Alex MARQUEZHondaSPA262
3Alex RINSHondaSPA226
4Efren VAZQUEZHondaSPA212
6Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA160
9Danny KENTHusqvarnaGBR116
10Brad BINDERMahindraRSA102
11Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR102
13John MCPHEEHondaGBR77
15Niklas AJOHusqvarnaFIN52
17Juanfran GUEVARAKalex KTMSPA45
19Alessandro TONUCCIMahindraITA20
20Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINHondaMAL19
21Livio LOIKalex KTMBEL17
22Matteo FERRARIMahindraITA12
24Philipp OETTLKalex KTMGER10
25Andrea MIGNOMahindraITA8
26Hiroki ONOHondaJPN5
29Arthur SISSISMahindraAUS3
30Jules DANILOMahindraFRA2