Archive - Race Or Practice Result

October 17th, 2014

2014 Phillip Island Moto3 FP3 Result: Vazquez Edges Kent And Rins

Efren Vazquez has topped the final session of free practice for the Moto3 class, making handy use of a tow in the final few minutes to set the fastest time. Danny Kent got very close to the time of the Spaniard, but could not quite beat Vazquez, sitting in 2nd spot, just ahead of Alex Rins. Alex Marquez set the 4th fastest time, precisely one tenth of a second behind his Estrella Galicia teammate. 

There was a surfeit of riders looking for tows, some making very good use of them. The CIP riders Alessandro Tonucci and Jasper Iwema benefited most, ending the session in 8th and 10th. But the tows penalized Jack Miller, the Australian ending the session in 12th, though he spent most of the session leading rather than following.


2014 Phillip Island Moto2 FP2 Result: Rabat Dominates In Race Test

Tito Rabat dominating the second session of free practice for the Moto2 class, laying down a scorching pace through another long run. Rabat did a full race simulation, lapping half a second quicker during his race run than the man in 2nd, Sandro Cortese. Cortese just edged last week's winner, Tom Luthi, who held off Maverick Viñales to claim 3rd. Julian Simon took the 5th spot, just ahead of Mika Kallio, who ended the session in 6th.


2014 Phillip Island MotoGP FP2: Lorenzo Leads The Way Despite Crash

Jorge Lorenzo has headed the field during the second MotoGP Free Practice session at Phillip Island, the factory Yamaha rider displayed typical metronomic consistency and posted a blistering time of 1:29.602. This was the quickest lap of the weekend and put him a tenth and a half clear of Marc Marquez in second place. Lorenzo's session wasn't completely without drama however as he crashed whilst testing the asymmetric soft front tire option, unique to the Phillip Island circuit, he lost the front at the Honda hairpin late in proceedings but managing to walk away unscathed. 

2014 Phillip Island Moto3 FP2: Miller Takes Charge At Home

Jack Miller left it late to top the second Moto3 free practice session at Phillip Island in Australia, riding in front of his patriotic home crowd Miller struggled for pace in the first half of the session but jumped to the top of the time sheets with his final flying lap; a time of 1:37.033. Miller's former team mate Efren Vazquez posted the second quickest time finishing ahead of his countryman and the ever-improving Juanfran Guevara while Brad Binder took fourth place aboard his Mahindra, the top four finished less than a tenth of a second behind Miller.

The morning's pace-setter Danny Kent had to settle for fifth place ahead of Alex Rins and Isaac Vinales. Niklas Ajo took his Husqvarna to eighth place from Enea Bastianini and Championship Leader Alex Marquez rounded out the top ten. Both John McPhee and Matteo Ferrari had big crashes at the final corner and had to be taken to the medical centre for examinations, thankfully they were later cleared of any serious injury. 


2014 Phillip Island Moto2 FP1: Rabat Quickest In Crash-Strewn Session

Championship leader Tito Rabat has topped the timesheets following a dramatic opening Moto2 free practice session at Phillip Island. The Spaniard posted a time of 1:33.417 and ended the session nearly three tenths clear of his countryman Jordi Torres, who showed a spark that has been missing for the majority of this season. Mika Kallio recovered from an early crash and ended the session in third place a further tenth behind. Thomas Luthi took fourth place but was half a second behind the pace-setter Rabat, while Moto2 rookie Maverick Vinales completed the top 5.

German rider Jonas Folger was looking strong late in the session and took sixth spot ahead of Xavier Simeon and Julian Simon, who lead the session early on. Simon was followed by his team mate Franco Morbidelli in ninth while Sandro Cortese rounded out the top ten. 

2014 Phillip Island MotoGP FP1: Impressive Espargaro Claims Top Spot

Aleix Espargaro has topped the opening MotoGP free practice session for the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island. Conditions remained absolutely ideal following Moto3 FP1 and Espargaro reveled, posting a time of 1:29.749 during a string of sub 1:30 laps late in proceedings. Fellow Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo was the only other rider to dip into the 1:29 bracket and finished the session a tenth behind Espargaro. Pramac Ducati's Andrea Iannone topped the time sheets briefly midway through the session but had to settle for third spot.

Valentino Rossi made it three Yamahas in the top four and like his team mate Lorenzo he demonstrated consistently quick pace throughout. Recently crowned Champion Marc Marquez posted the fifth fastest time and was pushing very hard from the off, having a big moment tipping into turn one early on, his clinching of the title last week clearly hasn't altered his desire to be fastest. The factory Ducati pairing of Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow ended up in sixth and seventh places respectively, but the early pace of Iannone would give them hope for improvements.

October 16th

2014 Phillip Island Moto3 FP1: Kent Blitzes Morning Session

Danny Kent has topped the opening Moto3 free practice session at Phillip Island, despite a minor crash the Briton finished two tenths clear of the field. A light breeze, mild temperatures and warm sunshine meant for perfect early morning conditions and resulted in Kent's benchmark time of 1:36.906 being a tenth inside Alex Marquez' race lap record from last year. Championship leader Marquez was looking quick out of the box but had to settle for second place ahead of Jakub Kornfeil and Niklas Ajo while Alex Rins rounded out the top five.   

Local hope and Championship challenger Jack Miller found his feet late in the session after struggling in the early running, he eventually took sixth place ahead of Malaysian rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin. Jasper Iwema took an impressive eighth spot having recently rejoined the Moto3 class as a permanent rider, he finished ahead of Romano Fenati and Juanfran Guevara who completed the top ten. 


October 12th

2014 Motegi MotoGP Race Result: Return To Form Too Late

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2014 Motegi Moto2 Race Result: A Turn-Up For The Books

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2014 Motegi Moto2 WUP Result: Pole-Man Rabat On Top


2014 Motegi Moto3 WUP Result: Vazquez Springs A Surprise


October 11th

2014 Motegi Moto2 QP Result: Last Gasp Effort

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2014 Motegi MotoGP QP Result: Long Time Between Drinks

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