Sachsenring Moto3 2015 Results & Recap

Sachsenring Moto3 2015 Results | Kent’s Runaway Victory
Danny Kent leads at Sachsenring Moto3

Nobody could remotely touch Danny Kent at Sachsenring Moto3 2015. The British pilot had a perfect weekend, leading all free practice sessions, qualifying and all 27 laps of the race.

This was the Leopard Racing pilot’s fifth victory of the season. He also claimed his third pole of the season at Sachsenring Moto3 2015. Joining Kent on the Sachsenring Moto3 2015 podium were teammate Efren Vazquez and Gresini Racing Team Moto3’s Enea Bastianini, respectively.

Kent’s victory at Sachsenring Moto3 2015 was a historic one, also; he became the first British rider to win a lightweight-class (125cc/Moto3) Grand Prix at the German circuit since Dave Simmonds won around the original road circuit in 1969. Kent’s also the first Honda rider to win a lightweight-class GP in Germany since Marco Melandri won the 125cc GP at the Sachsenring in 1999.

“I didn’t have a great start, the first few laps I was sliding a bit, but the tire got better after about 5 laps. We’ve been strong all weekend which gave me great confidence and I knew I had a chance to pull away. I’m really happy to get another win and extend our championship lead,” Kent says.

And a good win it was – Kent, who finished third last time out at Assen Moto3, immediately opened a gap from the outset of Sachsenring Moto3 2015, eventually finishing 7.554 seconds ahead of Vazque, and 9.603 ahead of Bastianini.

After losing a battle with Bastianini for the final podium, SKY Racing Team VR46 – a team owned by MotoGP points leader Valentino Rossi – finished in fourth ahead of Ongetta-Rivacold’s Niccolo Antonelli.

Rounding out the top 10 at Sachsenring Moto3 2015 were Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0), Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) in 7th. Alexis Masbou (SaxoPrint RTG), Andrea Locatelli (Gresini Racing Team Moto3) and Niklas Ajo (RBA Racing Team).

Quartararo was bumped up to the front row for the Sachsenring Moto3 2015 start despite qualifying in 4th, since Enea Bastianini’s penalty knocked him down the grid. Eleven Moto3 riders had their start positions moved due to penalties given for riding slow close to the racing line during qualifying. However Quartararo’s race ended early when he high sided coming out of the final corner (turn 13) with 21 laps still to go, thankfully escaping uninjured, MotoGP reports.

Hiroki Ono (Leopard Racing) crashed out on the first lap. Francesco Bagnaia (Mapfre Team Mahindra) also retired from the race after his bike cut out due to unidentified technical problems. The German wild card rider Maximilian Kappler (SaxoPrint RTG) crashed out of the race at turn 10, ending a difficult weekend in which he was also taken out by Danny Kent during qualifying practice, MotoGP reports.

After nine of 18 rounds, Kent has 190 points, 76 ahead of Bastianini.

Sachsenring Moto3 2015 Results:

1 Danny Kent 39’29.359 GBR HONDA Leopard Racing
2 Efren Vazquez 7.554 ESP HONDA Leopard Racing
3 Enea Bastianini 9.603 ITA HONDA Junior Team Gresini Moto3
4 Romano Fenati 9.629 ITA KTM SKY Racing Team VR46
5 Niccolo Antonelli 9.664 ITA HONDA Ongetta-Rivacold
6 Jorge Navarro 9.807 ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0’0
7 Brad Binder 9.837 ZAF KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
8 Alexis Masbou 10.266 FRA HONDA SAXOPRINT Racing Team Germany
9 Andrea Locatelli 10.352 ITA HONDA Junior Team Gresini Moto3
10 Niklas Ajo 11.558 FIN KTM RBA Racing Team
11 Philipp Oettl 11.777 GER KTM Schedl GP Racing
12 Jorge Martin 18.416 ESP MAHINDRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3
13 Karel Hanika 18.426 BRNO KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
14 Jakub Kornfeil 28.782 CZE KTM Sepang International Circuit
15 Jules Danilo 28.892 FRA HONDA Ongetta-Rivacold
16 Livio Loi 28.958 BEL HONDA RW Racing GP
17 John McPhee 29.218 SCO HONDA SAXOPRINT Racing Team Germany
18 Isaac Viñales 29.478 ESP HUSQVARNA Husqvarna Factory Laglisse
19 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 29.750 SEPANG KTM Sepang International Circuit
20 Darryn Binder 45.844 AFR MAHINDRA Outox Reset Drink Team
21 Andrea Migno 46.658 ITA KTM SKY Racing Team VR46
22 Stefano Manzi 46.780 ITA MAHINDRA San Carlo Team Italia
23 Remy Gardner 46.840 AUS MAHINDRA CIP
24 Alessandro Tonucci 46.965 ITA MAHINDRA Outox Reset Drink Team
25 Matteo Ferrari 47.339 ITA MAHINDRA San Carlo Team Italia
26 Gabriel Rodrigo 1’06.125 ESP KTM RBA Racing Team

2015 Moto3 Point Standings (after nine of 19 rounds):

1 Danny Kent 190 pts GBR HONDA Leopard Racing
2 Enea Bastianini 124 pts ITA HONDA Junior Team Gresini Moto3
3 Miguel Oliveira 105 pts Portuguese KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
4 Romano Fenati 99 pts ITA KTM SKY Racing Team VR46
5 Efren Vazquez 96 pts ESP HONDA Leopard Racing
6 Brad Binder 75 pts ZAF KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
7 Fabio Quartararo 74 pts FRA HONDA Estrella Galicia 0’0
8 Isaac Viñales 64 pts ESP HUSQVARNA Husqvarna Factory Laglisse
9 Niccolo Antonelli 60 pts ITA HONDA Ongetta-Rivacold
10 Francesco Bagnaia 55 pts ITA MAHINDRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3
11 Jorge Navarro 50 pts ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0’0
12 Alexis Masbou 41 pts FRA HONDA SAXOPRINT Racing Team Germany
13 John McPhee 34 pts SCO HONDA SAXOPRINT Racing Team Germany
14 Andrea Locatelli 28 pts ITA HONDA Junior Team Gresini Moto3
15 Karel Hanika 26 pts Brno KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
16 Jakub Kornfeil 21 pts CZE KTM Sepang International Circuit
17 Philipp Oettl 21 pts GER KTM Schedl GP Racing
18 Niklas Ajo 21 pts FIN KTM RBA Racing Team
19 Andrea Migno 16 pts ITA KTM SKY Racing Team VR46
20 Jorge Martin 16 pts ESP MAHINDRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3
21 Hiroki Ono 15 pts JPN HONDA Leopard Racing
22 Livio Loi 15 pts BEL HONDA RW Racing GP
23 Jules Danilo 5 pts FRA HONDA Ongetta-Rivacold
24 Juanfran Guevara 4 pts ESP MAHINDRA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3
25 Zulfahmi Khairuddin 2 pts Sepang KTM Sepang International Circuit
26 Maria Herrera 1 pts ESP HUSQVARNA Husqvarna Factory Laglisse
27 Stefano Manzi 1 pts ITA MAHINDRA San Carlo Team Italia
28 Matteo Ferrari 1 pts ITA MAHINDRA San Carlo Team Italia
29 Alessandro Tonucci 0 pts ITA MAHINDRA Outox Reset Drink Team
30 Tatsuki Suzuki 0 pts CHI MAHINDRA CIP
31 Remy Gardner 0 pts AUS MAHINDRA CIP
32 Gabriel Rodrigo 0 pts ESP KTM RBA Racing Team
33 Darryn Binder 0 pts AFR MAHINDRA Outox Reset Drink Team
34 Ana Carrasco 0 pts ESP KTM RBA Racing Team