MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2014 Laguna Seca World Superbike Race Two Results: Red Flag Attrition

Race two at Laguna Seca would be started without two riders, and with the red flags brought out the grids for restarts would be further reduced.

Chaz Davies was disappointed not to be able to start race two, being declared until to race having taken a hit to the head in race one. His only complaint was dust in his eyes from the gravel. Aaron Yates also missed out on the start.

The beneficiary of Davies's absence was Davide Giugliano who was promoted to the front row. Unfortunately, this didn't help him as his start was lacklustre. Marco Melandri, on the other hand, got another excellent start, like in the first race, and he propelled himself again to second place behind Tom Sykes. Sylvain Guintoli was third ahead of Eugene Laverty, whose throttle position sensors were fixed between races. Melandri was overtaken by both Guintoli and Laverty as the opening lap progressed, but he was able to claw back third place on the power at the start of the second lap, benefitting from the drive of the Aprilia.

Giugliano, having passed Toni Elias, made the front group a group of five riders, with Elias just out of reach behind him, but over a second from Loris Baz who just couldn't get to grips with Laguna Seca.

On the fifth lap, Sylvain Guintoli made a pass on Tom Sykes, but Sykes used the mid-range power of the Kawasaki to take back his position, putting him offline as they entered the corkscrew. Melandri was able to take the inside line and bravely pass Guintoli for second place behind Sykes, with Laverty and Giugliano behind them being joined by Elias to make a six-bike bunch peeling through the sweeping corners.

On lap eleven, while a gap between third and fourth place slowly developed, Alex Lowes was duelling with Leon Haslam as he could see Jonathan Rea, further ahead, getting away, and he made an overtake born of frustration that put him into the corkscrew too fast to avoid Loris Baz's rear, and he tumbled into the corkscrew, bashing his previously-injured leg hard, ending his weekend and the race. Red flags were brought out to let the ambulance on the track, and everyone went back to the pits to await the restart. Lowes was ok, apart from his leg was swollen; X-rays were negative for fractures.

The restart, seven short laps, put the Aprilias behind Tom Sykes on the front row and once again Marco Melandri got an excellent start. This time, as he was on the front row, he took the lead ahead of Sykes and Sylvain Guintoli, with Jonathan Rea and Toni Elias behind them. Sykes made a few attempts to get a pass to work on Melandri, but nothing worked. On the third lap, the red flags were out again. Sylvain Barrier lost control of his bike coming out of the tricky turn eleven and threw it down the start/finish straight and hit the concrete barrier. The ambulance was brought out and slowly took Barrier to the medical centre.

Another restart, with Melandri leading at the start of the fresh seven-lap dash. Melandri was joined at the front by Tom Sykes and Sylvain Guintoli, with Guintoli making short work of Toni Elias. At the end of the second lap, turn eleven took another victim, but this time it was race leader Marco Melandri. Tom Sykes wasted no time in trying to make a break from Sylvain Guintoli, but Guintoli was equally as determined to make the most of a short race. Guintoli was soon joined by Davide Giugliano who had passed Jonathan Rea and Toni Elias to try for a podium position, and as he tried to match Guintoli's pace, he lost control of his Panigale at the top of the corkscrew and watched with despair as his bike careened across the corkscrew and landed in the middle of the track, after the blind crest.

The entire field, being alerted by good marshalling and a gesticulating Giugliano, missed his stricken bike, polling past it on either side at around 90mph, and Giugliano was able to get back on his discarded Ducati and ride it back to the pits, arriving at the same time as Melandri.

With the track cleared before anyone got close, no red flags were needed, and the race went on. Tom Sykes was able to make quick work of the remaining laps and took another victory ahead of Sylvain Guintoli who maintained his points streak. Jonathan Rea ansi contented an unbroken streak of points this year, getting third in the race and the championship chase.

Further behind, fuelled by the massive attrition rate, EBR got their first World Superbike points with wildcard Larry Pegram finishing in fourteenth place, ahead of Gabor Rizmayer also getting his first world championship point riding as Imre Toth's replacement.

A jubilant Tom Sykes described the race as "carnage", but he heads into the seven week break with a forty-four point lead over Sylvain Guintoli, and will be getting his wrist looked at while there's no racing.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 1 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R   1'23.464 255,8
2 50 S. GUINTOLI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1.014 1'23.640 257,0
3 65 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 2.793 1'23.696 257,0
4 58 E. LAVERTY Suzuki GSX-R1000 3.681 1'23.833 259,5
5 24 T. ELIAS Aprilia RSV4 Factory 4.165 1'24.012 254,0
6 76 L. BAZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 7.160 1'24.320 250,4
7 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR 7.331 1'24.510 256,4
8 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 15.061 1'25.265 245,8
9 21 A. ANDREOZZI Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 15.674 1'25.454 246,4
10 19 L. CAMIER MV Agusta F4 RR 17.015 1'25.317 248,7
11 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 18.338 1'25.515 241,9
12 67 B. STARING Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 19.270 1'25.989 242,4
13 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 20.040 1'25.521 241,4
14 72 L. PEGRAM EBR 1190 RX 23.845 1'26.649 240,8
15 16 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR 25.592 1'26.441 240,8
16 99 G. MAY EBR 1190 RX 26.688 1'26.835 241,9
17 18 C. ULRICH Honda CBR1000RR 31.893 1'27.432 241,9
RET 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati 1199 Panigale R 5 Laps 1'23.403 256,4
RET 33 M. MELANDRI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 5 Laps 1'51.052 248,7
RET 59 N. CANEPA Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO   1'23.924 249,8
NS 52 S. BARRIER BMW S1000 RR EVO      
STH 86 A. BADOVINI Bimota BB3 EVO 14.560 1'25.235 243,0
STH 2 C. IDDON Bimota BB3 EVO 14.892 1'25.306 244,1

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2014

2014 Laguna Seca World Superbike Race One Results: The Grid Isn't The Best Garage

As the riders relaxed on the grid before the race, Eugene Laverty's Suzuki had the tank off and the throttle bodies on a towel on the tarmac as his engineers hurried to fix a problem. The 21°C Californian sun ensured that anyone who would start would do so on a hot dry track.

Tom Sykes got to the first turn ahead of Sylvain Guintoli while Marco Melandri tried to pass everyone on the outside, slotting in between Guintoli and Chaz Davies and then passing Guintoli, making the most of his exemplary start. As they approached the corkscrew, the plummeting chicane that defines the character of Laguna Seca, Sykes entered the first section too deep, going wide instead of risking a crash, and the Aprilias passed him as he took the Valentino Rossi line across the gravel.

On the second lap, Chaz Davies, in fourth place, crashed out as his suspension unloaded on turn seven, and he took longer than looked healthy to get to his feet, but he was able to leave the area under his own steam, and before the red flags were needed.

Jonathan Rea ran off the track on the sixth lap and put himself back to tenth place from fifth, and Eugene Laverty, having had his bike put back together in time for the start, ran off the track on the next lap, suffering from an inevitable technical problem. He rejoined the track with his hand up, headed to the pit lane and handed the bike back to the mechanics.

Melandri was quicker in the first half of the lap, but Guintoli was able to close the gap in the second half, almost passing on the entrance to turn eleven, the last corner, but Laguna Seca's reputation as a difficult track to overtake on was upheld and for fifteen laps, with Guintoli unable to make a convincing pass, and with ten laps to go, Melandri finally eked out a gap. Guintoli had, at this point, over a second lead over Sykes in third and the race finally started to stretch out.

Marco Melandri added a few tenths of a second to his lead over Sylvain Guintoli and crossed the finish line after a little showboating that reduced his three second lead to under a second. Tom Sykes, complaining of no edge grip, finished five seconds later.

Davide Giugliano in fourth place was joined by Toni Elias, but Giugliano was able to make his Ducati very wide and he kept his position to the finish line, and Jonathan Rea was able to recover from his tenth place to sixth ahead of his teammate Leon Haslam.

The Evo battle was won by David Salom, and the first American at Laguna Seca was Geoff May in 18th.

Results:

Pos No. Rider Bike Gap Best Lap Speed
1 33 M. MELANDRI Aprilia RSV4 Factory   1'23.575 251,0
2 50 S. GUINTOLI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 0.905 1'23.559 256,4
3 1 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 6.627 1'23.748 258,3
4 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati 1199 Panigale R 13.574 1'23.624 254,6
5 24 T. ELIAS Aprilia RSV4 Factory 13.855 1'24.117 252,8
6 65 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 15.575 1'23.987 257,0
7 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR 18.820 1'24.192 255,2
8 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 20.184 1'24.381 250,4
9 76 L. BAZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 34.479 1'24.535 252,2
10 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 37.463 1'24.738 247,5
11 59 N. CANEPA Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO 45.440 1'24.775 251,0
12 52 S. BARRIER BMW S1000 RR EVO 47.538 1'25.027 245,8
13 67 B. STARING Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 49.750 1'25.419 241,9
14 11 J. GUARNONI Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 55.420 1'25.678 240,3
15 19 L. CAMIER MV Agusta F4 RR 58.449 1'25.834 246,4
16 21 A. ANDREOZZI Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'08.922 1'25.694 244,1
17 16 G. RIZMAYER BMW S1000 RR 1'17.853 1'26.281 246,4
18 99 G. MAY EBR 1190 RX 1'18.084 1'26.529 243,0
19 18 C. ULRICH Honda CBR1000RR 1 Lap 1'26.925 242,4
20 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 3 Laps 1'25.984 242,4
RET 72 L. PEGRAM EBR 1190 RX 3 Laps 1'26.216 243,6
RET 56 P. SEBESTYEN BMW S1000 RR EVO 10 Laps 1'26.444 247,5
RET 20 A. YATES EBR 1190 RX 12 Laps 1'27.281 236,0
RET 58 E. LAVERTY Suzuki GSX-R1000 18 Laps 1'24.042 255,2
RET 7 C. DAVIES Ducati 1199 Panigale R 24 Laps   250,4
STH 2 C. IDDON Bimota BB3 EVO 48.321 1'25.291 248,1
STH 86 A. BADOVINI Bimota BB3 EVO 18 Laps 1'25.545 244,1

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2014

2014 Sachsenring MotoGP Race Result: Weather Brings Unprecedented Events

Full Recap and Results Below:

The German MotoGP race at the Sachsenring began in farcical fashion after a heavy downpour at the conclusion of the Moto2 race made the start of the main race a complete lottery. Stefan Bradl, Hiroshi Aoyama and Karel Abraham were the only riders to start on slicks, as in unprecedented scenes two thirds of the field had to start the race from pit lane as they scrambled to swap bikes after the warm up lap. From there the race outcome was altogether more predictable as Marc Marquez went on to claim his ninth consecutive victory and his fifth consecutive win at the German track.  

After a rowdy, elbow banging start from the pit lane it was Marquez and Pedrosa who scythed their way past the slower riders with greatest efficiency, they eventually hauled in Stefan Bradl who had managed to build a decent lead, but struggled for grip as his bike setup was something of a compromise between wet and dry. Marquez pulled the pin with ten laps remaining and managed to build and control a comfortable gap to Pedrosa over the closing stages and extend his already ominous Championship lead. Jorge Lorenzo took a lonely third place 10 seconds behind Pedrosa and a further 10 seconds ahead of his team mate Valentino Rossi.

Andrea Iannone did a solid job to take an encouraging fifth position while Aleix and Pol Espargaro crossed the line in sixth and seventh places respectively. Andrea Dovizioso held off a hard charging Alvaro Bautista while Cal Crutchlow had to settle for 10th after running ahead of his team mate Dovizioso in the closing stages of the race. The Briton is yet to finish ahead of Dovizioso this season and will be keen to recharge and regroup over the summer break ahead.

To cap off a very challenging weekend Bradley Smith suffered his fifth crash in total on lap three, however he was able to rejoin the race and finish in 19th position.

Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 41'47.664
2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1.466
3 16 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 10.317
4 13 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 19.194
5 11 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 23.509
6 10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 27.809
7 9 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 33.253
8 8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 33.868
9 7 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 34.231
10 6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 34.676
11 5 45 Scott REDDING Honda 37.744
12 4 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 45.018
13 3 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 45.177
14 2 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 46.676
15 1 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 52.769
16   6 Stefan BRADL Honda 53.889
17   68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 54.476
18   8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 56.215
19   38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 56.293
20   5 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha +1'04.083
21   23 Broc PARKES PBM +1'10.928
22   63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia +1'19.975
Not Classified
    70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 13 Laps

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2014

2014 Sachsenring Moto2 Race Result: Two-Horse Race In Saxony

Full Recap and Results Below:

After taking his first ever pole position the day before Dominique Aegerter has followed up and claimed his first ever Moto2 victory during the German Grand Prix at Sachsenring. The Swiss rider was latched onto the rear wheel of Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio for the majority of the race as the two gapped the field with ease from the opening laps. Aegerter however took the lead with four laps remaining and tried to push ahead only for Kallio to fight back on the penultimate lap. Aegerter had the last laugh however, making a brave move at the bottom of the 'waterfall' under heavy braking and then managed to hold the Finnish veteran off across the line. Underlining his desperation Aegerter managed to set his fastest lap time of the race on the decisive final lap.

Simone Corsi made up for his crash in Assen last time out and took the final podium position some 10 seconds behind the leaders after managing to slide past Tito Rabat at the final corner. The Roman rider was a thorn in the Championship leaders side throughout the race and Rabat's frustrating fourth place finish sees his Championship lead cut to 19 points from his team mate Kallio. Maverick Vinales put in a fine ride to cross the line in fifth place ahead of fellow impressive rookie rider Franco Morbidelli who diced spiritedly with Rabat and Corsi in the early stages.

Randy Krummenacher and Mattia Pasini claimed seventh and eight places respectively while Tom Luthi made it three Swiss riders in the top nine. Belgian rider Xavier Simeon rounded out the top 10 but would be disappointed after claiming pole position and a podium at the Sachsenring last year. Jordi Torres who claimed his maiden victory in the same race last year crashed out of third place early on with a vicious high side at turn eight while Lorenzo Baldassari crashed out of eighth place on lap five.

Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 25 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 41'12.461
2 20 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 0.091
3 16 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 10.514
4 13 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 10.666
5 11 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 11.418
6 10 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 14.100
7 9 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 21.883
8 8 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 21.976
9 7 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 22.049
10 6 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 26.510
11 5 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 26.666
12 4 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 33.044
13 3 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 33.420
14 2 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 37.193
15 1 49 Axel PONS Kalex 37.827
16 17 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 38.111
17 5 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 39.972
18 68 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 42.604
19 8 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 43.646
20 70 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 46.032
21 63 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 48.475
22 23 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 52.832
23 9 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up +1'03.277
24   70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter +1'03.434
25   8 Gino REA Suter +1'15.320
26   10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1 Lap
27   33 Nina PRINZ Speed Up 1 Lap
28   25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2 Laps
Not Classified
    15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 7 Laps
    11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 7 Laps
    5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 15 Laps
    2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter 17 Laps
    94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 21 Laps
    7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 23 Laps
    81 Jordi TORRES Suter 25 Laps

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2014

2014 Sachsenring Moto3 Race Result: Vital Victory In Race Of High Attrition

Full Recap and Results Below:

Under brilliant sunshine and perfect racing conditions Jack Miller has taken his fourth victory of the season during an incident packed race for the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. Championship leader Miller lead every lap from pole to take a decisive victory as he saw his title rivals Romano Fenati and Alex Rins crash out. Brad Binder rode a brilliant race and pushed Miller all the way to claim his first ever podium position, a well deserved result for the South African teenager. Frenchman Alexis Masbou rode a typically canny race to take the final podium place and edge out Alex Marquez and Danny Kent who claimed a morale boosting fifth.

Efren Vazquez crossed the line over 20 seconds behind the leaders but did well to avoid the chaos unfolding around him and finish in sixth after starting way down the order, he beat his team mate John McPhee to the line while Isaac Vinales put in a brave ride for eighth place after suffering with severe flu all weekend. Matteo Ferrari and Juanfran Guevara rounded out the top ten at the tail of a fierce battle that spanned back as far as eighteenth place midway through the race.

Alex Rins crashed at turn two on the opening lap after Gabriel Rodrigo had initially crashed at turn one. Enea Bastianini also crashed at the end of the opening lap as Bryan Shouten and Scott Deroue came together a lap later, the countrymen almost came to blows in the gravel trap. Championship challenger Romano Fenati then crashed on lap three as he was trying to charge his way through the field from 25th on the grid. In a race that saw no less than eleven riders retire Karel Hanika and Miguel Oliveira crashed out of the race with seven laps remaining while battling for sixth place and Niccolo Antonelli had yet another crash with three laps remaining, squandering a chance to score some decent points in seventh. 

Ultimately though Jack Miller extends his Championship lead to 19 points over Alex Marquez and did everything right throughout the race. The Australian kept his nose clean and reasserted his early season dominance over the junior class heading into the mid season break. 

Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 25 8 Jack MILLER KTM 39'26.927
2 20 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 0.180
3 16 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1.119
4 13 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 1.180
5 11 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 1.290
6 10 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 26.231
7 9 17 John MCPHEE Honda 26.336
8 8 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 26.474
9 7 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 26.583
10 6 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 26.735
11 5 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 26.873
12 4 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 27.009
13 3 61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra 27.305
14 2 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 30.084
15 1 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 45.125
16 17 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 45.539
17 5 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 46.025
18 68 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 46.110
19 8 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 56.787
20 70 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 57.149
21 63 97 Maximilian KAPPLER FTR +1'09.312
22 23 91 Gabriel RODRIGO Husqvarna 1 Lap
23 9 86 Kevin HANUS Honda 1 Lap
Not Classified
    23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 3 Laps
    44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 8 Laps
    98 Karel HANIKA KTM 8 Laps
    55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 12 Laps
    11 Livio LOI KTM 14 Laps
    4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 15 Laps
    5 Romano FENATI KTM 24 Laps
    63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 24 Laps
    9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 26 Laps
    51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 26 Laps
    42 Alex RINS Honda 0 Lap

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2014

2014 Sachsenring MotoGP WUP Result: Marquez Makes Hay While The Sun Shines

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'22.057    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'22.067 0.010 0.010
3 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'22.091 0.034 0.024
4 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'22.345 0.288 0.254
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'22.346 0.289 0.001
6 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'22.408 0.351 0.062
7 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'22.438 0.381 0.030
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'22.543 0.486 0.105
9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'22.663 0.606 0.120
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'22.750 0.693 0.087
11 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'22.769 0.712 0.019
12 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'22.800 0.743 0.031
13 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'22.812 0.755 0.012
14 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'22.850 0.793 0.038
15 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'23.002 0.945 0.152
16 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'23.238 1.181 0.236
17 5 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha 1'23.308 1.251 0.070
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'23.350 1.293 0.042
19 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 1'23.684 1.627 0.334
20 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'23.858 1.801 0.174
21 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'23.939 1.882 0.081
22 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'24.044 1.987 0.105
23 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'24.047 1.990 0.003

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2014

2014 Sachsenring Moto2 WUP Result: Pole-Sitter Aegerter Leads The Way

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'25.014    
2 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'25.025 0.011 0.011
3 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 1'25.241 0.227 0.216
4 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'25.247 0.233 0.006
5 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'25.319 0.305 0.072
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'25.368 0.354 0.049
7 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'25.425 0.411 0.057
8 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'25.436 0.422 0.011
9 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'25.453 0.439 0.017
10 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'25.549 0.535 0.096
11 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 1'25.617 0.603 0.068
12 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 1'25.672 0.658 0.055
13 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'25.674 0.660 0.002
14 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'25.676 0.662 0.002
15 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'25.684 0.670 0.008
16 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 1'25.700 0.686 0.016
17 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 1'25.768 0.754 0.068
18 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'25.773 0.759 0.005
19 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 1'25.817 0.803 0.044
20 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 1'25.955 0.941 0.138
21 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 1'25.983 0.969 0.028
22 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'26.010 0.996 0.027
23 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'26.120 1.106 0.110
24 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'26.268 1.254 0.148
25 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'26.306 1.292 0.038
26 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 1'26.349 1.335 0.043
27 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'26.542 1.528 0.193
28 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'26.658 1.644 0.116
29 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 1'26.688 1.674 0.030
30 2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter 1'26.786 1.772 0.098
31 8 Gino REA Suter 1'27.127 2.113 0.341
32 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 1'27.186 2.172 0.059
33 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 1'27.526 2.512 0.340
34 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'28.177 3.163 0.651
35 33 Nina PRINZ Speed Up 1'28.775 3.761 0.598

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
9
2014

2014 Sachsenring Moto3 WUP Result: Marquez From Fenati In Morning Session

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Prev
1 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 1'27.301    
2 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'27.376 0.075 0.075
3 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 1'27.458 0.157 0.082
4 8 Jack MILLER KTM 1'27.483 0.182 0.025
5 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 1'27.520 0.219 0.037
6 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'27.732 0.431 0.212
7 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 1'27.779 0.478 0.047
8 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 1'27.808 0.507 0.029
9 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 1'27.869 0.568 0.061
10 42 Alex RINS Honda 1'27.903 0.602 0.034
11 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'27.939 0.638 0.036
12 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'27.964 0.663 0.025
13 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'28.006 0.705 0.042
14 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'28.060 0.759 0.054
15 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 1'28.139 0.838 0.079
16 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 1'28.156 0.855 0.017
17 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 1'28.227 0.926 0.071
18 61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra 1'28.262 0.961 0.035
19 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 1'28.463 1.162 0.201
20 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 1'28.470 1.169 0.007
21 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1'28.531 1.230 0.061
22 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'28.571 1.270 0.040
23 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'28.595 1.294 0.024
24 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 1'28.645 1.344 0.050
25 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'28.697 1.396 0.052
26 91 Gabriel RODRIGO Husqvarna 1'28.843 1.542 0.146
27 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 1'28.970 1.669 0.127
28 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 1'29.072 1.771 0.102
29 11 Livio LOI KTM 1'29.160 1.859 0.088
30 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 1'29.179 1.878 0.019
31 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 1'29.390 2.089 0.211
32 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 1'29.566 2.265 0.176
33 97 Maximilian KAPPLER FTR 1'29.613 2.312 0.047
34 86 Kevin HANUS Honda 1'30.155 2.854 0.542
35 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 1'30.575 3.274 0.420

 

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Round Number: 
9
2014

2014 Laguna Seca World Superbike Saturday Roundup: Lap Records Are There To Be Broken

Qualifying at Laguna Seca was in unsurprisingly glorious Californian weather, with the dry lake bowl providing the usual entertainment, in spite of there being no long straights on the short, but exceedingly popular, track. With the Corkscrew getting the column inches, the last turn, the first gear turn 11, is the one that catches most people out, and it caught a rider out in Superpole Two.

Tom Sykes once again demonstrated that there is nobody better with a rear qualifier on, setting a new lap record and leading the field by over half a second. On a track where it was thought the Aprilias and Ducatis would do best, Sykes reminded everyone that he's the man in charge of the title, and heading into the summer break with an increased lead could be a title decider.

A man with fewer wins but intense consistency, one of only two men to have scored points in each race, Sylvain Guintoli starts from the front row on the fast Aprilia, between Sykes and Chaz Davies. As the track is one that's difficult to pass on, a front row start is what Guintoli needs to maintain pressure on Sykes, and with Loris Baz and Jonathan Rea starting from the third and fourth row respectively, he could increase the gap behind him, as long as he takes the risks he has done in every race he's challenged for the win in.

Chaz Davies is on the front row for the second race in a row, but this time it's on a track that has traditionally suited the Ducati's design philosophy and one where Davies has had great results in the past. He has had good qualifying pace on race tyres, so once again, hope rises for the Panigale's first victory. The lack of outright speed required to do well here, plus the corner speed that is required, Davies in third and Davide Giugliano in fourth could easily be battling for podiums.

Marco Melandri, having buried the hatchet with Sylvain Guintoli, is, for all practical intents, out of the title chase. While he might not be done winning, he is too many points behind to make a late charge, and adapting to the Aprilia has been tougher than he'd like to admit, especially on the qualifying tyre, which has put him at a constant handicap on tracks where overtaking isn't as easy. Still, he is one of the better starters in Superbike racing, and he has decent settings for a race tyre.

Melandri's old Yamaha teammate Eugene Laverty starts from sixth place but he's been struggling with a full bike at the beginning of races. If he loses touch with the leading pack at the start, his chances are gone on this track. No matter how quick you are, if the rider in front can make their bike wide, there are very few safe passing places if you don't have a proper quick bike.

In seventh place, another rider who knows what it's like riding a slow bike, Leon Haslam has out qualified Jonathan Rea on the Honda. Rea was the victim of a turn eleven crash, dropping him to tenth, three places behind Haslam. Between them are Loris Baz and Toni Elias.

Fabien Foret will not appear on the grid as neither he nor his team didn't bother to fly to the US, but the grid was filled back out by an additional EBR that qualified as well as the EBRs usually do. Leon Camier also returns to the grid, this time replacing Claudio Corti on the MV Agusta, a bike whose stunning aesthetics are vastly improved since being dropped by Yakhnich.

Laguna Seca has always given us entertaining racing, but for once, we are lacking Americans that can stir things up, with no wild cards from the struggling AMA series, reduced to just seven races this year, able to compete due to tyre differences. You can't race in the Pirelli-shod series wearing Dunlops.

Correction: There are indeed two AMA racers who have swapped AMA Pro Superbike duties for the World Superbike. Larry Pegram, who qualified in 23rd place, and Chris Ulrich, who qualified in 26th. 

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Round Number: 
9
2014

2014 Laguna Seca World Superbike Superpole Results: Fruity At The Corkscrew

Unlike the usual schedule, with limited pit space causing the absence of World Supersport and requiring all manner of logistical shifts, all three timed qualifying sessions took place on the Friday, with the entries to Superpole decided yesterday.

Loris Baz opened up the session with a 1'24.325, leaving Sylvain Barrier who was hoping for a tow, in his wake. He improved that to a 1'24.038 and, on his third lap, ran wide and dropped his bike into the sandbox at turn six. Baz limped his bike back to the pits and he waited to see if his eight tenths lead would last the remaining eight minutes and if the team could get his bike cleaned up for the second session he hoped to take part in.

With the qualifying tyres coming out, Baz's lead didn't last long, and he had to take his rapidly checked and cleaned bike back out as he saw Niccolò Canepa and Sylvain Barrier knock him out of contention. His first lap on the qualifier, he regained his top spot and on his second lap, he solidified it with a 1'23.471 and would be joined in the second session with Niccolò Canepa.

Sylvain Guintoli set the pace in the second session, with a 1'23.233 and four other riders within a tenth of a second. At the halfway mark, everyone pulled into the pits and put a qualifying tyre on.

Davide Giugliano was the first to put in a lap with the faster rubber on, and a 1'22.422 set the outright lap record and held it for about a minute until Sylvain Guintoli took it off him.

However, it fell to Tom Sykes to really shift the goalposts. A smooth and controlled lap on a qualifying tyre put him in pole position by over half a second with a 1'21.811, firing a shot across everyone's bows.

Tom Sykes was joined on the front row by Sylvain Guintoli and, for the second weekend in a row, Chaz Davies. 

"The ninja got a bit fruity on me down the corkscrew." Tom Sykes on his record-breaking lap. 

Results:

Superpole Two

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 1 T. SYKES Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'21.811   254,0
2 50 S. GUINTOLI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'22.339 0.528 255,8
3 7 C. DAVIES Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'22.384 0.573 250,4
4 34 D. GIUGLIANO Ducati 1199 Panigale R 1'22.422 0.611 249,8
5 33 M. MELANDRI Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'22.704 0.893 252,2
6 58 E. LAVERTY Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'22.725 0.914 254,0
7 91 L. HASLAM Honda CBR1000RR 1'23.181 1.370 253,4
8 76 L. BAZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'23.242 1.431 248,7
9 24 T. ELIAS Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1'23.358 1.547 251,0
10 65 J. REA Honda CBR1000RR 1'23.501 1.690 255,8
11 22 A. LOWES Suzuki GSX-R1000 1'23.562 1.751 249,2
12 59 N. CANEPA Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO 1'23.924 2.113 249,8

Superpole One

Pos No. Rider Bike Time Gap Speed
1 76 L. BAZ Kawasaki ZX-10R 1'23.471   247,5
2 59 N. CANEPA Ducati 1199 Panigale R EVO 1'23.566 0.095 247,5
3 52 S. BARRIER BMW S1000 RR EVO 1'23.840 0.369 243,6
4 2 C. IDDON Bimota BB3 EVO 1'24.024 0.553 243,6
5 44 D. SALOM Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'24.227 0.756 246,4
6 86 A. BADOVINI Bimota BB3 EVO 1'24.301 0.830 245,8
7 67 B. STARING Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'24.986 1.515 240,3
8 32 S. MORAIS Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'25.021 1.550 240,8
9 19 L. CAMIER MV Agusta F4 RR 1'25.157 1.686 245,8
10 21 A. ANDREOZZI Kawasaki ZX-10R EVO 1'25.383 1.912 241,9

 

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Round Number: 
9
2014

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