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2014 Valencia Moto2 Results | Season Finale Recap

2014 Valencia Moto2 Results

Spoiler Alert: 2014 Moto2 Championship results from the season finale at Valencia listed below.

Swiss rider Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Sitag) and newly-crowned Moto2 World Champion, Esteve Rabat (Marc VDS Racing Team) diced for the lead in the final stages of the Moto2 finale at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana in Valencia, Spain.

But with little more than the final straight remaining, Rabat’s bike began, to slow allowing Luthi to overtake him for his second victory of the season.

Post-race, Rabat explained that coming out of the final corner, his bike began starving for fuel, allowing Luthi to capture the lead and the victory. Rabat finished 0.133 of a second behind Luthi.

Johann Zarco (Caterham Suter) – sixth in the standings going into the 18th race of the season – finished on the podium for the fourth time this season, 10.728 seconds behind Luthi.

Spaniard Luis Salom (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) and Belgian Xavier Simeon (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) fought for fourth, but it was Salom who held off Simeon for the position.

Dominique Aegerter (Technomag CarXpert) had closed in on those two towards the end of the race and finished sixth.

Sam Lowes (Speed Up), Marcel Schrotter (Tech 3), Anthony West (QMMF Racing Team) and Lorenzo Baldassarri (Gresini Moto2) rounded out the top 10.

Sandro Cortese (Dynavolt Intact GP), Jonas Folger (AGR Team) and Gino Rea (AFT REA Racing) had contact on the opening lap, but Folger and Rea remounted and continued, while Cortese DNF’d.

Maverick Viñales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) and Mika Kallio (Marc VDS Racing Team) crashed when Viñales ran into Kallio. Viñales completed 25 laps but Kallio’s day and runner-up season in the Moto2 World Championship was over as Kallio did not continue.

Axel Pons (AGR Team) and Julian Simon (Italtrans Racing Team) also collided several laps later and each finished 25 laps.

Lucas Mahias (Promoto Sport) fell, as did Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team) who lost the front and rejoined the race. Thitipong Warokorn (APH PTT The Pizza SAG) also had a spill and rejoined. Mattia Pasini (NGM Forward Racing Team) was forced to retire with a technical issue.

2014 Valencia Moto2 Results:

1. 25 12 Thomas LUTHI SWI Interwetten Sitag Suter 150.3 43’08.366

2. 20 53 Esteve RABAT SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex 150.3 +0.133

3. 16 5 Johann ZARCO FRA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 149.7 +10.728

4. 13 39 Luis SALOM SPA Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex 149.6 +13.014

5. 11 19 Xavier SIMEON BEL Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Suter 149.6 +13.689

6. 10 77 Dominique AEGERTER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 149.5 +14.706

7. 9 22 Sam LOWES GBR Speed Up Speed Up 149.3 +18.825

8. 8 23 Marcel SCHROTTER GER Tech 3 Tech 3 148.6 +30.185

9. 7 95 Anthony WEST AUS QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 148.6 +30.227

10. 6 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI ITA Gresini Moto2 Suter 148.6 +30.604

11. 5 81 Jordi TORRES SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 148.6 +30.615

12. 4 88 Ricard CARDUS SPA Tech 3 Tech 3 148.4 +33.422

13. 3 94 Jonas FOLGER GER AGR Team Kalex 148.4 +33.594

14. 2 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 148.4 +33.997

15. 1 96 Louis ROSSI FRA SAG Team Kalex 148.4 +34.007

16. 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN MAL Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex 148.3 +35.578

17. 70 Robin MULHAUSER SWI Technomag carXpert Suter 148.3 +35.691

18. 18 Nicolas TEROL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2 Suter 147.7 +46.996

19. 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT THA AirAsia Caterham Caterham Suter 147.5 +50.650

20. 44 Roberto ROLFO ITA Tasca Racing Moto2 Suter 147.4 +51.877

21. 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Italtrans Racing Team Kalex 147.3 +52.808

22. 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER SWI Octo IodaRacing Team Suter 147.3 +53.428

23. 20 Florian MARINO FRA NGM Forward Racing Kalex 147.3 +53.435

24. 8 Gino REA GBR AGT REA Racing Suter 146.5 +1’07.704

25. 97 Roman RAMOS SPA QMMF Racing Team Speed Up 146.2 +1’13.613

26. 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA JPN Teluru Team JiR Webike NTS 146.1 +1’14.977

27. 25 Azlan SHAH MAL IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia Kalex 146.1 +1’15.138

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