MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2014 Sepang MotoGP QP Result: Head-To-Head Showdown For Pole

Full Recap and Results Below.

Marc Marquez has taken his 50th career pole position following qualifying at Sepang, it is his 13th pole of the year and the most ever claimed by a rider in a single season. Marquez was in sublime form and became the first rider to put in a sub two minute lap time at the Malaysian track during a race weekend. His time of 1:59.791 put him two tenths clear of his team mate Dani Pedrosa who claimed second place on the grid and also put in an impressive lap which was inside the two minute bracket. 

The wind had picked up at the start of Q2 but conditions remained sunny and extremely hot, the track temperature read at a baking 55 degrees Celsius and were the hottest temperatures recorded this year. Jorge Lorenzo appeared to struggle with the slippery conditions and had to settle for making it an all-Spanish top three and completing the front row. Stefan Bradl got a good lap in while following Marquez to claim fourth spot and head up the second row of the grid, the Italian duo of Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi will line up alongside him.

Aleix Espargaro edged out the British pairing of Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith while Alvaro Bautista, Hiroshi Aoyama and Pol Espargaro complete the make up of row four. Bautista went comfortably through the Q1 session after putting in an impressive last ditch lap, customer Honda rider Aoyama also did a fantastic job to go through with Bautista, he however crashed in Q2 and ended any chance of an improved result. Pol Espargaro took no part in the session after sustaining a broken bone in his left foot after crashing in the morning's FP3 session, according to his team boss Herve Poncheral however he will be fit to race tomorrow and will start from 12th.

Q2 Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'59.791    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'59.973 0.182 0.182
3 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'00.203 0.412 0.230
4 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 2'00.472 0.681 0.269
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'00.703 0.912 0.231
6 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'00.740 0.949 0.037
7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 2'00.801 1.010 0.061
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 2'01.119 1.328 0.318
9 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 2'01.263 1.472 0.144
10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 2'02.294 2.503 1.031
11 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 2'10.568 10.777 8.274
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha      

 

Q1 Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
Q2 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 2'01.818    
Q2 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 2'02.020 0.202 0.202
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 2'02.184 0.366 0.164
14 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 2'02.330 0.512 0.146
15 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 2'02.548 0.730 0.218
16 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'02.682 0.864 0.134
17 45 Scott REDDING Honda 2'02.874 1.056 0.192
18 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 2'03.165 1.347 0.291
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 2'03.874 2.056 0.709
20 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 2'04.539 2.721 0.665
21 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 2'04.784 2.966 0.245
22 23 Broc PARKES PBM 2'05.208 3.390 0.424
NC 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati      

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2014

2014 Sepang MotoGP FP4: Marquez Recovers To Lead Final Practice

Marc Marquez has headed the field in the final MotoGP practice hit out at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia; the Spaniard recovered well from a crash at turn four in the opening minutes. He lost the front under heavy braking and skidded across the gravel trap, he was able to jog away unharmed. Dani Pedrosa continued his strong weekend and lead for most of the session but eventually settled for finishing seven hundredths shy of his team mate in second, he continued to show impressive race pace however. Jorge Lorenzo made it an all Spanish top three and was a further two tenths behind Pedrosa.

Andrea Dovizioso showed good form aboard his Ducati and ended up marginally ahead of his compatriot Valentino Rossi, Rossi suffered a crash late in the session but was also thankfully uninjured. There was a further half second gap back to Stefan Bradl in fifth place as the LCR Honda rider ended a full second behind Marquez. Cal Crutchlow took seventh spot and ended up ahead of his countryman Bradley Smith, Aleix Espargaro and Scott Redding. Andrea Iannone and Pol Espargaro took no part in the session due to injury, Espargaro broke a bone in his left foot following his crash in FP3 and will also take no part in Qualifying later today.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'01.413    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'01.486 0.073 0.073
3 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'01.688 0.275 0.202
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'01.918 0.505 0.230
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'01.932 0.519 0.014
6 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 2'02.448 1.035 0.516
7 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 2'02.494 1.081 0.046
8 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 2'02.602 1.189 0.108
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 2'02.603 1.190 0.001
10 45 Scott REDDING Honda 2'02.652 1.239 0.049
11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 2'03.036 1.623 0.384
12 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 2'03.129 1.716 0.093
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 2'03.220 1.807 0.091
14 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 2'03.437 2.024 0.217
15 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 2'03.648 2.235 0.211
16 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'03.679 2.266 0.031
17 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 2'04.075 2.662 0.396
18 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 2'04.447 3.034 0.372
19 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 2'05.777 4.364 1.330
20 23 Broc PARKES PBM 2'06.004 4.591 0.227
21 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 2'06.326 4.913 0.322
NC 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati      
NC 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha      

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2014

2014 Sepang Moto3 QP Result: Masterful Performance In Congested Qualifying

Full Recap and Results Below.

Jack Miller has taken a commanding and decisive pole position during a typically chaotic Moto3 qualifying session at the Sepang circuit. The Australian managed to avoid the farcical levels of traffic and make the most of slipstreams down both the back and front straights to post a blistering time of 2:12.450. Morning pace-setter John McPhee claimed second spot but was almost half a second shy of Miller's pole-setting time which was one and a half seconds quicker than the existing pole record. Jakub Kornfeil continued his strong weekend to date to take third place and round out the front row.

Spaniard Efren Vazquez will head up row two having topped the time sheets midway through the session, he will be joined on the second row by Alex Marquez and Romano Fenati. Championship leader Marquez crashed at turn six with five minutes remaining, he was unable to complete any further laps in the session due to damage to his Honda. Danny Kent recovered from a late low speed crash to post the seventh quickest time on his final lap of the session while Isaac Vinales and Miguel Oliveira will line up along side the Brit on row three for tomorrow's race. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 8 Jack MILLER KTM 2'12.450    
2 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'12.909 0.459 0.459
3 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'13.016 0.566 0.107
4 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 2'13.040 0.590 0.024
5 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 2'13.315 0.865 0.275
6 5 Romano FENATI KTM 2'13.434 0.984 0.119
7 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 2'13.529 1.079 0.095
8 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 2'13.556 1.106 0.027
9 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'13.679 1.229 0.123
10 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 2'13.709 1.259 0.030
11 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 2'13.822 1.372 0.113
12 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'13.884 1.434 0.062
13 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'13.990 1.540 0.106
14 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 2'14.155 1.705 0.165
15 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 2'14.290 1.840 0.135
16 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'14.413 1.963 0.123
17 42 Alex RINS Honda 2'14.444 1.994 0.031
18 16 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra 2'14.796 2.346 0.352
19 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 2'14.799 2.349 0.003
20 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 2'15.277 2.827 0.478
21 93 Ramdan ROSLI KTM 2'15.455 3.005 0.178
22 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 2'15.498 3.048 0.043
23 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 2'15.509 3.059 0.011
24 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 2'15.595 3.145 0.086
25 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'15.619 3.169 0.024
26 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 2'15.656 3.206 0.037
27 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 2'15.750 3.300 0.094
28 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 2'15.828 3.378 0.078
29 2 Remy GARDNER KTM 2'15.875 3.425 0.047
30 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'16.057 3.607 0.182
31 88 Hafiza ROFA KTM 2'16.104 3.654 0.047
32 13 Jasper IWEMA Mahindra 2'16.253 3.803 0.149
33 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 2'16.326 3.876 0.073
34 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'16.929 4.479 0.603

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2014

2014 Sepang Moto2 FP3: Unrivalled Rabat Shows Relentless Consistency

Tito Rabat has displayed unrivaled consistency to top the Moto2 FP3 session at Sepang, under brilliant sunshine the Championship leader reeled off a succession of ominous lap times within hundredths of his best time of 2:07.405. This put him three tenths clear of his countryman Maverick Vinales, Johan Zarco and Sandro Cortese who were all very evenly matched. Rabat's Championship rival and team mate Mika Kallio had his work cut out for him if he hopes to challenge on Sunday, the Finn had to settle for fifth spot a further two tenths behind. 

Young German rider Jonas Folger posted the sixth quickest lap and ended the session ahead of Franco Morbidelli and the Suisse duo of Dominique Aegerter and Tom Luthi. Takaaki Nakagami rounded out the top ten as he continues to try and recover some semblance of the form that he displayed last season. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'07.405    
2 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'07.699 0.294 0.294
3 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'07.759 0.354 0.060
4 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'07.762 0.357 0.003
5 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'07.955 0.550 0.193
6 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'07.981 0.576 0.026
7 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'08.013 0.608 0.032
8 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'08.049 0.644 0.036
9 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'08.083 0.678 0.034
10 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'08.273 0.868 0.190
11 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'08.315 0.910 0.042
12 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'08.338 0.933 0.023
13 44 Roberto ROLFO Suter 2'08.519 1.114 0.181
14 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'08.612 1.207 0.093
15 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'08.663 1.258 0.051
16 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'08.687 1.282 0.024
17 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'08.693 1.288 0.006
18 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'08.745 1.340 0.052
19 8 Gino REA Suter 2'08.800 1.395 0.055
20 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'08.826 1.421 0.026
21 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'08.895 1.490 0.069
22 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'08.937 1.532 0.042
23 20 Florian MARINO Kalex 2'08.989 1.584 0.052
24 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'09.023 1.618 0.034
25 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'09.047 1.642 0.024
26 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'09.162 1.757 0.115
27 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'09.211 1.806 0.049
28 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 2'09.396 1.991 0.185
29 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'09.763 2.358 0.367
30 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'09.845 2.440 0.082
31 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 2'10.183 2.778 0.338
32 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'10.233 2.828 0.050
33 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'10.452 3.047 0.219
34 46 Decha KRAISART Tech 3 2'10.737 3.332 0.285

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2014

2014 Sepang MotoGP FP3: Pedrosa Leads Red-Flagged Session

Dani Pedrosa has continued his strong weekend to date and topped the third MotoGP free practice session at Sepang, the Repsol Honda rider showed excellent consistency to edge out his compatriot Jorge Lorenzo by just over a tenth of a second while Marc Marquez completed the top three a further tenth behind. Andrea Dovizioso claimed fourth spot with a quick last ditch lap; the session was red flagged with just over two minutes remaining following a crash for Pol Espargaro. This resulted in a frantic final lap scramble as riders 'on the bubble' poured out of the pit lane and tried to nudge their way into the top ten and Q2 later today. 

Stefan Bradl posted the fifth fastest time ahead of Cal Crutchlow, Valentino Rossi and Aleix Espargaro while the Tech 3 pairing of Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro rounded out the top ten. Espargaro had two crashes during the session, his second was a massive high side under braking into turn one and caused red flags to be shown as he lay prone on the track, his bike ablaze beside him.

The young Spaniard was eventually stretchered away and taken to the medical centre for examination, on the lap previous Scott Redding had tried to warn Espargaro about smoke and fluid billowing from his bike, the message obviously wasn't received and Espargaro crashed shortly after. It was later revealed that Espargaro was conscious and able to move his limbs but had sustained an injury to his left leg, his participation in Qualifying later this afternoon is in doubt.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'00.454    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'00.619 0.165 0.165
3 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'00.663 0.209 0.044
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'00.770 0.316 0.107
5 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 2'00.866 0.412 0.096
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 2'00.870 0.416 0.004
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'00.901 0.447 0.031
8 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 2'01.426 0.972 0.525
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 2'01.498 1.044 0.072
10 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 2'01.885 1.431 0.387
11 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 2'02.013 1.559 0.128
12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 2'02.105 1.651 0.092
13 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 2'02.360 1.906 0.255
14 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 2'02.581 2.127 0.221
15 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 2'03.476 3.022 0.895
16 45 Scott REDDING Honda 2'03.598 3.144 0.122
17 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 2'03.654 3.200 0.056
18 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'03.725 3.271 0.071
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 2'03.964 3.510 0.239
20 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 2'04.086 3.632 0.122
21 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 2'04.323 3.869 0.237
22 23 Broc PARKES PBM 2'05.896 5.442 1.573
23 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 2'06.627 6.173 0.731

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2014

2014 Sepang Moto3 FP3: McPhee Slipstreams To The Top

John McPhee has ended the third Moto3 free practice session at the top of the time sheets after some excellent strategic riding, under perfect sunny conditions the young Scotsman took full advantage of the slipstream available down the final two straights to post a lap time of 2:12.734. The Honda rider's time was almost four tenths quicker than the rest of the field, just shy of a second quicker than anyone could manage yesterday and inside lap record pace. Isaac Vinales posted the second fastest time ahead of Alex Marquez, Jakub Kornfeil and Efren Vazquez.

Brad Binder recovered from his mechanical issues on Friday to take sixth spot while ever-improving rookie rider Juanfran Guevara claimed seventh followed by Miguel Oliveira, Danny Kent and Jack Miller. Miller once again showed his displeasure at riders trying to gain a tow around the lengthy Malaysian circuit, slipstreaming and the ability to keep a cool head will be crucial in this afternoon's Qualifying session. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'12.734    
2 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 2'13.086 0.352 0.352
3 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 2'13.300 0.566 0.214
4 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'13.367 0.633 0.067
5 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 2'13.395 0.661 0.028
6 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'13.442 0.708 0.047
7 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 2'13.464 0.730 0.022
8 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'13.526 0.792 0.062
9 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 2'13.567 0.833 0.041
10 8 Jack MILLER KTM 2'13.593 0.859 0.026
11 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 2'13.918 1.184 0.325
12 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 2'14.218 1.484 0.300
13 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 2'14.420 1.686 0.202
14 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'14.603 1.869 0.183
15 5 Romano FENATI KTM 2'14.667 1.933 0.064
16 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 2'14.670 1.936 0.003
17 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'14.783 2.049 0.113
18 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 2'14.787 2.053 0.004
19 42 Alex RINS Honda 2'14.793 2.059 0.006
20 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 2'14.818 2.084 0.025
21 16 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra 2'14.836 2.102 0.018
22 2 Remy GARDNER KTM 2'15.103 2.369 0.267
23 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'15.472 2.738 0.369
24 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 2'15.572 2.838 0.100
25 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 2'15.602 2.868 0.030
26 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 2'15.677 2.943 0.075
27 93 Ramdan ROSLI KTM 2'15.694 2.960 0.017
28 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 2'15.969 3.235 0.275
29 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 2'16.066 3.332 0.097
30 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 2'16.097 3.363 0.031
31 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'16.112 3.378 0.015
32 13 Jasper IWEMA Mahindra 2'16.475 3.741 0.363
33 88 Hafiza ROFA KTM 2'16.589 3.855 0.114
34 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'17.813 5.079 1.224

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2014

2014 Sepang Moto2 FP2: Commanding Rabat Heads Field

Championship leader Tito Rabat has dominated the second Moto2 free practice session at Sepang, the circuit was bathed in sunshine at the start of proceedings but riders stayed in their garages as they waited for the track to dry out completely. After twenty five minutes of lost time bikes began to emerge from the pit lane and got down to business. Rabat's time of 2:07.729 was the quickest of the day and put him almost half a second clear of his countryman Maverick Vinales in second. 

Mika Kallio took third spot a further three tenths behind his team mate Rabat, he finished ahead of Luis Salom and Takaaki Nakagami. Jonas Folger posted the sixth fastest time and was followed on the time sheets by Tom Luthi, Johan Zarco and Axel Pons. QMMF bound rider Julian Simon rounded out the top ten. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'07.729    
2 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'08.204 0.475 0.475
3 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'08.440 0.711 0.236
4 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'08.467 0.738 0.027
5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'08.564 0.835 0.097
6 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'08.607 0.878 0.043
7 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'08.674 0.945 0.067
8 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'08.752 1.023 0.078
9 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'08.857 1.128 0.105
10 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'08.951 1.222 0.094
11 20 Florian MARINO Kalex 2'09.019 1.290 0.068
12 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'09.057 1.328 0.038
13 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'09.069 1.340 0.012
14 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'09.072 1.343 0.003
15 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'09.289 1.560 0.217
16 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'09.342 1.613 0.053
17 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'09.451 1.722 0.109
18 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'09.527 1.798 0.076
19 8 Gino REA Suter 2'09.629 1.900 0.102
20 44 Roberto ROLFO Suter 2'09.687 1.958 0.058
21 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 2'09.766 2.037 0.079
22 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'09.798 2.069 0.032
23 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'09.949 2.220 0.151
24 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'09.988 2.259 0.039
25 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'10.079 2.350 0.091
26 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'10.423 2.694 0.344
27 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'10.592 2.863 0.169
28 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'10.625 2.896 0.033
29 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'10.777 3.048 0.152
30 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 2'10.819 3.090 0.042
31 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'10.871 3.142 0.052
32 46 Decha KRAISART Tech 3 2'11.030 3.301 0.159
33 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'11.258 3.529 0.228
34 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'11.841 4.112 0.583
NC 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter      

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2014

2014 Sepang MotoGP FP2: Lorenzo Dominates Rain-Hit Session

Jorge Lorenzo has lead the way during a rain-affected MotoGP FP2 at Sepang; the session was initially delayed by twenty five minutes due to a torrential downpour that fell at the conclusion of Moto3 FP2 as the circuit was blanketed in thick cloud. Once the rain halted the wind picked up and managed to sweep the track and quickly dry it out enough for the riders to emerge from the pit lane. Lorenzo circulated with impressive consistency and ended up at the top of the time sheets, his benchmark time was some thirteen seconds slower than the pace set in the morning's opening practice despite the track drying considerably by the end of the session.

Marc Marquez was the only rider who could get close to Lorenzo, ending the session two tenths behind while morning pace-setter Dani Pedrosa took third place however he was a full second behind Lorenzo. Andrea Dovizioso and Aleix Espargaro claimed fourth and fifth places respectively ahead of Hector Barbera, Stefan Bradl and Andrea Iannone. Iannone crashed late in the session and was nursing his left arm as he walked away, he was also limping having injured his leg in his crash during the race at Phillip Island. Nicky Hayden and Cal Crutchlow rounded out the top ten. 

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 2'14.503    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 2'14.745 0.242 0.242
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 2'15.582 1.079 0.837
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 2'16.231 1.728 0.649
5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 2'16.374 1.871 0.143
6 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 2'16.693 2.190 0.319
7 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 2'16.706 2.203 0.013
8 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 2'16.793 2.290 0.087
9 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 2'16.868 2.365 0.075
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 2'16.906 2.403 0.038
11 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 2'17.259 2.756 0.353
12 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 2'17.384 2.881 0.125
13 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 2'17.411 2.908 0.027
14 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 2'17.434 2.931 0.023
15 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2'18.022 3.519 0.588
16 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 2'18.043 3.540 0.021
17 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 2'18.544 4.041 0.501
18 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 2'18.662 4.159 0.118
19 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 2'19.151 4.648 0.489
20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 2'19.301 4.798 0.150
21 45 Scott REDDING Honda 2'19.726 5.223 0.425
22 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 2'20.725 6.222 0.999
23 23 Broc PARKES PBM 2'20.781 6.278 0.056

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2014

2014 Sepang Moto3 FP2: Antonelli On Top As The Heavens Open

Niccolo Antonelli has topped Moto3 FP2 at Sepang in an extremely tight session; his time of 2:13.583 was a hundredth of a second quicker than Czech rider Jakub Kornfeil. Conditions were hot and sunny but quite humid as cloud cover had began to blanket the circuit over the course of the afternoon. Alex Marquez posted the third fastest time finishing ahead of his primary Championship rival Jack Miller by six thousandths of a second as two hundredths covered the top four.

Efren Vazquez claimed fifth spot ahead of his countrymen Isaac Vinales and Alex Rins while Danny Kent, Enea Bastianini and John McPhee rounded out the top ten placings. Warning flags were displayed around the circuit at the conclusion of the session as monsoonal rain began to fall, the unpredictably tropical conditions emerging much earlier on in the weekend than previous years at the Malaysian circuit. 

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'13.583    
2 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'13.599 0.016 0.016
3 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 2'13.604 0.021 0.005
4 8 Jack MILLER KTM 2'13.610 0.027 0.006
5 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 2'13.746 0.163 0.136
6 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 2'13.851 0.268 0.105
7 42 Alex RINS Honda 2'14.104 0.521 0.253
8 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 2'14.129 0.546 0.025
9 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 2'14.287 0.704 0.158
10 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'14.586 1.003 0.299
11 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 2'14.713 1.13 0.127
12 5 Romano FENATI KTM 2'14.781 1.198 0.068
13 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 2'14.884 1.301 0.103
14 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 2'15.111 1.528 0.227
15 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 2'15.348 1.765 0.237
16 16 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra 2'15.393 1.81 0.045
17 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'15.579 1.996 0.186
18 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 2'15.618 2.035 0.039
19 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 2'15.693 2.11 0.075
20 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 2'15.732 2.149 0.039
21 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'15.819 2.236 0.087
22 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'15.853 2.27 0.034
23 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 2'15.882 2.299 0.029
24 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 2'15.964 2.381 0.082
25 13 Jasper IWEMA Mahindra 2'16.015 2.432 0.051
26 2 Remy GARDNER KTM 2'16.099 2.516 0.084
27 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 2'16.135 2.552 0.036
28 93 Ramdan ROSLI KTM 2'16.370 2.787 0.235
29 88 Hafiza ROFA KTM 2'16.652 3.069 0.282
30 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 2'17.147 3.564 0.495
31 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'17.378 3.795 0.231
32 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 2'17.385 3.802 0.007
33 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'17.501 3.918 0.116
NC 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra      

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2014

2014 Sepang Moto2 FP1: Zarco Leads Opening Intermediate Practice

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'08.048    
2 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'08.276 0.228 0.228
3 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'08.287 0.239 0.011
4 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'08.324 0.276 0.037
5 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'08.444 0.396 0.120
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'08.571 0.523 0.127
7 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'08.616 0.568 0.045
8 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'08.724 0.676 0.108
9 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 2'08.768 0.720 0.044
10 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'08.769 0.721 0.001
11 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'08.809 0.761 0.040
12 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'08.816 0.768 0.007
13 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'09.048 1.000 0.232
14 8 Gino REA Suter 2'09.053 1.005 0.005
15 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'09.089 1.041 0.036
16 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'09.154 1.106 0.065
17 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'09.166 1.118 0.012
18 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 2'09.206 1.158 0.040
19 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'09.232 1.184 0.026
20 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'09.340 1.292 0.108
21 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'09.352 1.304 0.012
22 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'09.474 1.426 0.122
23 20 Florian MARINO Kalex 2'09.482 1.434 0.008
24 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'09.503 1.455 0.021
25 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'09.523 1.475 0.020
26 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'09.634 1.586 0.111
27 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'09.687 1.639 0.053
28 44 Roberto ROLFO Suter 2'09.863 1.815 0.176
29 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'10.240 2.192 0.377
30 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 2'10.311 2.263 0.071
31 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'10.333 2.285 0.022
32 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'10.830 2.782 0.497
33 46 Decha KRAISART Tech 3 2'11.638 3.590 0.808
34 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'11.701 3.653 0.063
35 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 2'15.012 6.964 3.311

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
17
2014

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