2015 Silverstone Moto3 Results & Recap

2015 Silverstone Moto3 Results & Recap
Start of 2015 Silverstone Moto3

2015 Silverstone Moto3 Results

2015 Silverstone Moto3 Results & Recap Danny Kent
Danny Kent

Just as in MotoGP and Moto2 at Silverstone, the Moto3 race of the British Grand Prix was held under wet conditions.

But the rain didn’t seem to affect Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent, who dominated 2015 Silverstone Moto3. Kent earned his sixth win of 2015 Moto3 by 8.492 seconds ahead of Drive M7 SIZ’s Jakub Kornfiel and 13.189 seconds ahead of Ongetta-Rivacold’s Niccolo Antonelli.

With his win – Kent’s eight of his Grand Prix career – he extends his lead to 224 points – 70 ahead of Gresini Racing Team’s Moto3’s Enea Bastianini, who crashed out on the final lap of 2015 Silverstone Moto3, and 98 ahead of Sky Racing Team VR46’s Romano Fenati.

Starting from third on the grid behind pole man Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) and Karel Hanika (Red Bull KTM Ajo), Kent quickly got into the battle for the lead, chasing down early leader Isaac Vinales (RBA Racing Team KTM).

2015 Silverstone Moto3 Results & Recap
Start of 2015 Silverstone Moto3

With 13 0f 17 laps completed, Vinales crashed out, giving Kent the lead before his home crowd. From there, he was unchallenged. Regardless of a huge moment late in the race when the rain got worse, Kent went on to win, becoming the first British rider to ever win at Silverstone in the lightweight class.

Kornfeil battled from a starting position of 13th to second, earning his first-ever Moto3 podium. Antonelli finished third, earning his second Moto3 podium.

Fourth went to Estrella Galicia 0,0’s Fabio Quartararo, the 16-year-old nearly 37 seconds behind Kent. MotoGP reports that The French rider Quartararo struggled with his helmet steaming up during the race, but managed to win an excellent battle with RW Racing’s Livio Loi (-51.755s) and Scotsman John McPhee (-53.726s) on the SAXOPRINT RTG Honda. Loi and McPhee once again demonstrated their prowess in the wet after finishing on the top two steps of the podium at Indianapolis.

Juanfran Guevara earned his career best with seventh, the Mapfre Team Mahindra pilot finishing ahead of Lorenzo Dalla Porta (Husqvarna Factory Laglisse), who scored points for the first time in his career in only his third race.

2015 Silverstone Moto3 Results & Recap Danny Kent takes lead
Danny Kent takes lead

Rounding out the top 10 were Efren Vazquez (Leopard Racing) and Tatsuki Suzuki (CIP). British wildcards Luke Hedger (FPW Racing) and Taz Taylor (RS Racing) finished in 18th and 19th respectively.

During 2015 Silverstone Moto3, a total of 16 riders fell, including pole man Jorge Navarro who crashed out of the race on the very first lap while in the lead, Francesco Bagnaia, Andrea Locatelli, Maria Herrera and Brad Binder.

The series now breaks for two weeks ahead of the San Marino Grand Prix at Misano.

2015 Silverstone Moto3 Results:

12552Danny KENTGBRLeopard RacingHonda136.044’13.623
22084Jakub KORNFEILCZEDrive M7 SICKTM135.6+8.492
31623Niccolò ANTONELLIITAOngetta-RivacoldHonda135.3+13.189
41320Fabio QUARTARAROFRAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda133.5+50.018
51111Livio LOIBELRW Racing GPHonda133.4+51.755
61017John MCPHEEGBRSAXOPRINT RTGHonda133.3+53.726
7958Juanfran GUEVARASPAMAPFRE Team MAHINDRAMahindra133.0+1’01.086
8848Lorenzo DALLA PORTAITAHusqvarna Factory LaglisseHusqvarna132.7+1’06.158
977Efren VAZQUEZSPALeopard RacingHonda132.6+1’08.634
10624Tatsuki SUZUKIJPNCIPMahindra132.3+1’13.589
11510Alexis MASBOUFRASAXOPRINT RTGHonda132.1+1’18.961
1245Romano FENATIITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM131.7+1’27.462
13344Miguel OLIVEIRAPORRed Bull KTM AjoKTM131.5+1’31.210
14263Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALDrive M7 SICKTM131.2+1’37.523
15116Andrea MIGNOITASKY Racing Team VR46KTM131.2+1’38.004
1665Philipp OETTLGERSchedl GP RacingKTM131.1+1’40.376
172Remy GARDNERAUSCIPMahindra130.6+1’50.488
1826Luke HEDGERGBRFPW RacingKalex KTM128.7+2’30.582
1966Taz TAYLORGBRRS RacingKTM126.81 Lap
2076Hiroki ONOJPNLeopard RacingHonda126.11 Lap
Not Classified
21Francesco BAGNAIAITAMAPFRE Team MAHINDRAMahindra135.92 Laps
33Enea BASTIANINIITAGresini Racing Team Moto3Honda134.12 Laps
29Stefano MANZIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra132.32 Laps
55Andrea LOCATELLIITAGresini Racing Team Moto3Honda135.13 Laps
40Darryn BINDERRSAOutox Reset Drink TeamMahindra125.83 Laps
19Alessandro TONUCCIITAOutox Reset Drink TeamMahindra131.55 Laps
88Jorge MARTINSPAMAPFRE Team MAHINDRAMahindra132.67 Laps
95Jules DANILOFRAOngetta-RivacoldHonda131.69 Laps
41Brad BINDERRSARed Bull KTM AjoKTM126.79 Laps
98Karel HANIKACZERed Bull KTM AjoKTM131.211 Laps
32Isaac VIÑALESSPARBA Racing TeamKTM127.111 Laps
6Maria HERRERASPAHusqvarna Factory LaglisseHusqvarna119.611 Laps
22Ana CARRASCOSPARBA Racing TeamKTM115.711 Laps
12Matteo FERRARIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaMahindra101.916 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
9Jorge NAVARROSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda0 Lap
91Gabriel RODRIGOARGRBA Racing TeamKTM0 Lap

2015 Moto3 Point Standings:

1Danny KENTHondaGBR224
4Efren VAZQUEZHondaSPA116
6Niccolò ANTONELLIHondaITA110
10Jorge NAVARROHondaSPA72
11John MCPHEEHondaGBR70
12Francesco BAGNAIAMahindraITA59
13Livio LOIHondaBEL51
14Alexis MASBOUHondaFRA46
18Andrea LOCATELLIHondaITA31
19Jorge MARTINMahindraSPA23
20Niklas AJOKTMFIN21
22Juanfran GUEVARAMahindraSPA15
23Hiroki ONOHondaJPN15
24Lorenzo DALLA PORTAHusqvarnaITA8
25Jules DANILOHondaFRA7
26Tatsuki SUZUKIMahindraJPN6
28Maria HERRERAHusqvarnaSPA1
29Stefano MANZIMahindraITA1
30Matteo FERRARIMahindraITA1