MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2014 Phillip Island MotoGP Race Result: Crashes Galore, Shock Results

Full Recap and Results Below.

Valentino Rossi has taken victory following a tumultuous Australian MotoGP race at Phillip Island; starting his 250th premier class race Rossi was handed the lead by Marc Marquez after the Spaniard crashed out of a four second advantage with nine laps remaining, the Spaniard lost the front under heavy braking into MG corner and was unable to rejoin the race. The race was extremely high in attrition as only 14 of the 23 race starters finished. Jorge Lorenzo eventually claimed second place, a distant 10 seconds behind Rossi after struggling with his choice of super-soft front tyre.

Bradley Smith claimed his best ever MotoGP result and the final podium place keeping his Yamaha upright while others crashed around him. Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso finished in fourth place two seconds behind Smith while Hector Barbera took an unlikely fifth spot a further fifteen seconds back. Barbera came out on top of a fierce battle with Alvaro Bautista, his team mate Scott Redding, Hiroshi Aoyama, Alex DeAngelis and Nicky Hayden who completed the top ten at the rear of the group. 

The story of the race however was the incredible number of retirements; Pol Espargaro crashed out of the race while running in fourth place ahead of his team mate Smith. The most unfortunate of the retirees however was Cal Crutchlow who crashed while running in a comfortable second place on the final lap, having chased down and passed Jorge Lorenzo a few laps earlier. Conditions were cool and cloudy and the temperature had dropped to 16 degrees; it's lowest of the weekend to date which clearly had a marked effect on tyre performance.

Karel Abraham crashed very early and Andrea Iannone went down shortly after, careering into the back of Dani Pedrosa at turn four who was lucky to not also be brought down, Pedrosa would later have to retire due to damage to his Honda. Stefan Bradl went down with eight laps to go, leaving his braking too late into turn four and hitting the rear of Aleix Espargaro in similar fashion to Iannone and Pedrosa earlier. Espargaro would also be forced to retire moments later due to incurred damage.

The victory cements Rossi's second place position in the Championship standings while Jorge Lorenzo moves into third place due to Dani Pedrosa's DNF.

Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 25 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 40'46.405
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 10.836
3 16 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 12.294
4 13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 14.893
5 11 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 30.089
6 10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 30.154
7 9 45 Scott REDDING Honda 30.158
8 8 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 33.166
9 7 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 33.577
10 6 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 34.144
11 5 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 39.468
12 4 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 56.684
13 3 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM +1'12.813
14 2 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia +1'28.050
Not Classified
    35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1 Lap
    44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 3 Laps
    41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 7 Laps
    6 Stefan BRADL Honda 8 Laps
    93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 10 Laps
    23 Broc PARKES PBM 14 Laps
    26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 21 Laps
    29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 22 Laps
    17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 23 Laps

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
16
2014

2014 Phillip Island Moto2 Race Result: Comfortable Victory Taken In Race Of Errors

Full Recap and Results Below.

Maverick Vinales has taken a comfortable victory following the Australian Moto2 race at Phillip Island, the Spanish rookie took over at the head of the race in the closing laps and built his lead to a comfortable one second during the final three laps. Suisse rider Thomas Luthi eventually crossed the line in second place holding off Championship leader Tito Rabat by two tenths of a second. Rabat made a good start to the race but had a big moment at turn four on the opening lap, handing the lead to his team mate Mika Kallio.

Kallio eventually made a pivotal mistake at the same corner in the second half of the race while leading, the Finn out-broke himself and was relegated to the back of the leading pack. Sam Lowes eventually finished at the rear of the leading group after being surpassed by Kallio, the Briton did a fine job during his Moto2 debut at the Island to finish just over three seconds behind Vinales. German rider Sandro Cortese headed up the second group of riders, taking sixth place some eleven seconds behind the race leader, he was followed by his countryman Marcel Schrotter, Dominique Aegerter, Xavier Simeon and Jordi Torres who rounded out the top ten placings.

Vinales' win is the third of his rookie season as he looks ahead to moving up to MotoGP next season with Suzuki while Rabat's third place is enough to extend his Championship lead to a handy 41 points over Kallio heading into the closing two races. 

Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Diff Diff Prev
1 25 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 39'10.419
2 20 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1.329
3 16 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1.504
4 13 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1.843
5 11 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 3.292
6 10 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 11.697
7 9 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 11.777
8 8 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 18.276
9 7 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 18.282
10 6 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 18.478
11 5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 18.514
12 4 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 18.560
13 3 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 18.834
14 2 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 19.224
15 1 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 19.437
16   88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 33.238
17   39 Luis SALOM Kalex 33.776
18   18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 36.416
19   4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 40.574
20   60 Julian SIMON Kalex 40.630
21   8 Gino REA Suter 51.225
22   95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 51.281
23   97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 51.448
24   71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 51.496
25   20 Florian MARINO Kalex 55.266
26   41 Aiden WAGNER Kalex +1'02.283
27   42 Max CROKER Suter 1 Lap
Not Classified
    54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 7 Laps
    5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 8 Laps
    55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 10 Laps
    14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 13 Laps
    10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 21 Laps
 

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
16
2014

2014 Phillip Island Moto3 Race Result: A Fierce Slipstreaming Battle

Full Recap and Results Below.

Jack Miller has taken a hugely popular and nail biting victory following a chaotic Moto3 Grand Prix at Phillip Island, after starting eighth on the grid the young Australian timed his run to the line perfectly to hold off the charging Honda pairing of Alex Marquez and Alex Rins by three hundredths of a second. Marquez and Rins both had fantastic starts and lead the field in the early laps, Miller also got a great start and moved from eighth to fifth on the opening lap ensuring that he wasn't caught out by any break away attempts.

A leading group of eleven riders formed at the halfway stage of the race as the lead swapped lap after lap at the end of the front straight and into turn one, the Estrella Galicia Honda's held a clear advantage over the KTM's of Miller and Fenati down the chute and the battle for the slipstream turned out to be a crucial factor. Miller managed to lead onto the final lap and broke the tow of the Hondas; he swerved quickly to the left out of the final corner and won the dash to the line.

Efren Vazquez narrowly missed out on the podium by one hundredth of a second, taking fourth position ahead of his team mate John McPhee. Alexis Masbou made it five Honda's in the top six underlining their dominance around the seaside circuit. Miguel Oliveira headed up the second group of riders to claim seventh place aboard his Mahindra ahead of Jakub Kornfeil, Niklas Ajo and Niccolo Antonelli who rounded out the top ten.

Juanfran Guevara and Isaac Vinales had a coming together through the southern loop and crashed out of the leading group with fourteen laps remaining. It was an unfortunate outcome for Guevara after he started from his best ever grid position. Romano Fenati crashed out of the race heading onto the penultimate lap and a few corners later Brad Binder and Danny Kent collided and also both crashed out of the leading group.

Miller's victory sees Alex Marquez' Championship lead cut to 20 points heading into the final two races, at the very least Miller has ensured that the pressure remains on his Spanish rival and sets up a brilliant end to the Moto3 season. 

Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Diff Diff Prev
1 25 8 Jack MILLER KTM 37'25.209
2 20 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 0.029
3 16 42 Alex RINS Honda 0.032
4 13 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 0.044
5 11 17 John MCPHEE Honda 0.134
6 10 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 0.242
7 9 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2.753
8 8 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 3.455
9 7 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 18.118
10 6 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 18.119
11 5 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 18.204
12 4 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 18.226
13 3 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 18.278
14 2 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 18.544
15 1 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 20.468
16   13 Jasper IWEMA Mahindra 23.434
17   16 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra 25.892
18   38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 25.894
19   43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 35.571
20   52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 36.602
21   65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 40.291
22   95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 40.312
23   9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 40.514
24   3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 52.031
25   58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 56.233
26   2 Remy GARDNER KTM 56.274
27   4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 57.002
28   45 Olly SIMPSON KTM 57.340
Not Classified
    5 Romano FENATI KTM 2 Laps
    32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 7 Laps
    33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 11 Laps
    55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 22 Laps
    63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 22 Laps

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
16
2014

2014 Phillip Island MotoGP WUP: Repsol Honda Duo Top Warm Up

Marc Marquez has topped the final MotoGP pre-race hit out at Phillip Island with a time of 1:29.871, he topped the time sheets for the morning Warm Up and edged out his team mate Dani Pedrosa by two hundredths of a second. Jorge Lorenzo and Iannone also ended the session less than a tenth of a second behind Marquez while Valentino Rossi was a further tenth behind, the top eleven riders down to Stefan Bradl were split by less than half of a second. 

Some riders practiced flag-to-flag bike swaps throughout as a dark gray cloud cover blanketed the circuit, it meant for humid suffocating conditions however this was more carried out as a precaution, no rain is forecast for later this afternoon. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'29.871    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'29.899 0.028 0.028
3 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'29.928 0.057 0.029
4 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'29.948 0.077 0.020
5 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'30.021 0.150 0.073
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'30.117 0.246 0.096
7 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'30.213 0.342 0.096
8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'30.240 0.369 0.027
9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'30.242 0.371 0.002
10 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'30.259 0.388 0.017
11 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'30.303 0.432 0.044
12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'30.725 0.854 0.422
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'30.740 0.869 0.015
14 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'30.767 0.896 0.027
15 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 1'31.043 1.172 0.276
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'31.101 1.230 0.058
17 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'31.352 1.481 0.251
18 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'31.442 1.571 0.090
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'31.515 1.644 0.073
20 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'31.675 1.804 0.160
21 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'32.280 2.409 0.605
22 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'32.422 2.551 0.142
23 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'33.031 3.160 0.609

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
16
2014

2014 Phillip Island Moto2 WUP: Rabat Heads Evenly Matched Field

Tito Rabat has maintained his position at the top of the Moto2 class at Phillip Island following the morning Warm Up session, the field appear to have closed the gap to the Championship leader however as he edged out Sam Lowes and Marcel Schrotter by less than a tenth of a second. The competitive nature of the field was further emphasized by the top 20 riders lap times being separated by just over one second which should make for a highly entertaining race later this afternoon. 

Azlan Shah, Axel Pons and Robin Mulhauser didn't take part in the session after all riders were declared unfit to race due to injuries picked up yesterday.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'33.161    
2 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'33.177 0.016 0.016
3 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'33.245 0.084 0.068
4 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 1'33.448 0.287 0.203
5 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 1'33.491 0.330 0.043
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'33.496 0.335 0.005
7 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'33.552 0.391 0.056
8 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'33.600 0.439 0.048
9 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'33.787 0.626 0.187
10 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 1'33.829 0.668 0.042
11 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'33.882 0.721 0.053
12 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 1'33.883 0.722 0.001
13 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 1'33.915 0.754 0.032
14 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'33.939 0.778 0.024
15 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'33.972 0.811 0.033
16 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 1'33.986 0.825 0.014
17 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'34.040 0.879 0.054
18 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'34.085 0.924 0.045
19 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 1'34.197 1.036 0.112
20 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'34.281 1.120 0.084
21 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'34.303 1.142 0.022
22 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'34.379 1.218 0.076
23 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'34.632 1.471 0.253
24 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'34.723 1.562 0.091
25 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'34.765 1.604 0.042
26 8 Gino REA Suter 1'34.962 1.801 0.197
27 20 Florian MARINO Kalex 1'35.187 2.026 0.225
28 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'35.362 2.201 0.175
29 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 1'35.770 2.609 0.408
30 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 1'36.082 2.921 0.312
31 41 Aiden WAGNER Kalex 1'36.276 3.115 0.194
32 42 Max CROKER Suter 1'40.193 7.032 3.917
NC 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex      
NC 49 Axel PONS Kalex      
NC 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter      

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
16
2014

2014 Phillip Island Moto3 WUP: Marquez Leads From Miller And Rins

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 1'36.289    
2 8 Jack MILLER KTM 1'36.412 0.123 0.123
3 42 Alex RINS Honda 1'36.617 0.328 0.205
4 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 1'36.633 0.344 0.016
5 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'36.696 0.407 0.063
6 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 1'36.863 0.574 0.167
7 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'36.951 0.662 0.088
8 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'37.077 0.788 0.126
9 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'37.140 0.851 0.063
10 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 1'37.269 0.980 0.129
11 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'37.292 1.003 0.023
12 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 1'37.368 1.079 0.076
13 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 1'37.422 1.133 0.054
14 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'37.500 1.211 0.078
15 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'37.565 1.276 0.065
16 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 1'37.573 1.284 0.008
17 16 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra 1'37.637 1.348 0.064
18 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'37.651 1.362 0.014
19 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 1'37.672 1.383 0.021
20 2 Remy GARDNER KTM 1'37.740 1.451 0.068
21 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'37.786 1.497 0.046
22 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 1'37.949 1.660 0.163
23 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 1'37.971 1.682 0.022
24 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 1'38.120 1.831 0.149
25 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 1'38.167 1.878 0.047
26 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 1'38.358 2.069 0.191
27 13 Jasper IWEMA Mahindra 1'38.464 2.175 0.106
28 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 1'38.596 2.307 0.132
29 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1'38.841 2.552 0.245
30 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 1'38.966 2.677 0.125
31 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 1'39.485 3.196 0.519
32 45 Olly SIMPSON KTM 1'39.547 3.258 0.062
33 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 1'41.094 4.805 1.547
  57 Eric GRANADO KTM      

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
16
2014

2014 Phillip Island Moto2 QP Result: Pole Record Broken In Rapid Session

Full Recap and Results below.

Tito Rabat has taken pole position for the Moto2 Grand Prix at Phillip Island, his time of 1:32.470 was a new pole record however the Championship leader didn't enjoy the kind of dominance he has been afforded in previous sessions this weekend. Frenchman Johan Zarco matched Rabat's pace and only missed out on pole by a microscopic fifteen thousandths of a second, he split the two Moto2 Championship combatants as Mika Kallio took the final front row spot two tenths further behind.

Moto2 rookie Maverick Vinales will head up row two for tomorrows race and was also only two tenths shy of Rabat's pole time, he will be joined on the second row by Thomas Luthi - the previous rounds winner continued his resurgence in form and Sandro Cortese completes the second row in sixth. 

Despite a crash late in the session Sam Lowes flew the flag for Speed Up and managed to take seventh place on the grid, the Brit was clearly enjoying being able to ride at a circuit that he has ridden at previously. He will be joined by Spaniard Jordi Torres and Xavier Simeon who rounds out row three.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'32.470    
2 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 1'32.485 0.015 0.015
3 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'32.698 0.228 0.213
4 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 1'32.712 0.242 0.014
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'32.757 0.287 0.045
6 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'32.824 0.354 0.067
7 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'32.938 0.468 0.114
8 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'32.941 0.471 0.003
9 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 1'32.960 0.490 0.019
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'32.964 0.494 0.004
11 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 1'32.968 0.498 0.004
12 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'33.083 0.613 0.115
13 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'33.111 0.641 0.028
14 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'33.198 0.728 0.087
15 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'33.252 0.782 0.054
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'33.253 0.783 0.001
17 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'33.349 0.879 0.096
18 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 1'33.379 0.909 0.030
19 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'33.391 0.921 0.012
20 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 1'33.420 0.950 0.029
21 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 1'33.480 1.010 0.060
22 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'33.566 1.096 0.086
23 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'33.609 1.139 0.043
24 20 Florian MARINO Kalex 1'33.841 1.371 0.232
25 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'34.000 1.530 0.159
26 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'34.042 1.572 0.042
27 8 Gino REA Suter 1'34.367 1.897 0.325
28 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'34.414 1.944 0.047
29 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'34.458 1.988 0.044
30 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 1'34.862 2.392 0.404
31 41 Aiden WAGNER Kalex 1'35.172 2.702 0.310
32 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 1'35.373 2.903 0.201
33 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 1'38.203 5.733 2.830
34 42 Max CROKER Suter 1'38.619 6.149 0.416
NC 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex      

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
16
2014

2014 Phillip Island MotoGP QP Result: Light Rain Doesn't Hamper Electric Qualifying

Full Recap and Results below.

Marc Marquez has taken a dominant pole position following an action packed MotoGP Qualifying session at Phillip Island, the Spaniard was in supreme form and equaled Casey Stoner's record for 12 pole positions in a single season. Marquez' time of 1:28.408 put him two and a half tenths clear of Cal Crutchlow who caused a shock to take his Ducati to the front row. Jorge Lorenzo topped the time sheets midway through the session but would have to be satisfied with taking the final spot on the front row in third. Phillip Island lived up to it's volatile reputation as all riders put on an impressive display early in the session, full commitment on display despite light rain that fell at the end of Q1.

Briton Bradley Smith will head up row two for Sunday's race after taking his Tech 3 Yamaha to fourth place, he edged out Dani Pedrosa who had managed to go comfortably through the preceding Q1 session. Aleix Espargaro claimed sixth spot and rounded out the second row. FP4 pace-setter Andrea Iannone could only manage the seventh quickest time but still managed to finish ahead of his countryman Valentino Rossi and Pol Espargaro who completed row three.

In the Q1 session earlier the production Hondas of Hiroshi Aoyama, Nicky Hayden and Scott Redding battled it out for the final Q2 slot. Light rain began to fall in the closing stages and was enough to force the riders into their pit garages and meant that Hiroshi Aoyama qualified for Q2 for the first time in his career. Riders that were caught out badly by the conditions were Alvaro Bautista in 17th, Yonny Hernandez in 18th and Alex DeAngelis in 23rd position.

Q2 Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'28.408    
2 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'28.642 0.234 0.234
3 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'28.650 0.242 0.008
4 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'28.656 0.248 0.006
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'28.675 0.267 0.019
6 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'28.866 0.458 0.191
7 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'28.887 0.479 0.021
8 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'28.956 0.548 0.069
9 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'28.968 0.560 0.012
10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'29.088 0.680 0.120
11 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'29.155 0.747 0.067
12 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'29.955 1.547 0.800

Q1 Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
Q2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'29.097    
Q2 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'30.166 1.069 1.069
13 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'30.280 1.183 0.114
14 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'30.348 1.251 0.068
15 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'30.542 1.445 0.194
16 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'30.569 1.472 0.027
17 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'30.635 1.538 0.066
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'30.729 1.632 0.094
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'30.812 1.715 0.083
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'31.431 2.334 0.619
21 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'31.492 2.395 0.061
22 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'31.730 2.633 0.238
23 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 1'32.595 3.498 0.865

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
16
2014

2014 Phillip Island MotoGP FP4: Iannone Leads Final Practice Run

Andrea Iannone has headed the time sheets for the final MotoGP free practice session at Phillip Island, the Italian Ducati rider posted the quickest time with his final lap of the session to nudge Marc Marquez to second place by a mere six hundreths of a second. Valentino Rossi also put in a good late run to jump up to third position, he edged out fellow Yamaha riders Aleix Espargaro and weekend long pace-setter Jorge Lorenzo.

The British duo of Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith claimed sixth and seventh places respectively ahead of Pol Espargaro and Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa was still struggling for speed and will have to go through the Q1 session for the first time in his career. LCR Honda rider Stefan Bradl completed the top ten some eight tenths behind Iannone.  

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'29.381    
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'29.448 0.067 0.067
3 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'29.749 0.368 0.301
4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'29.788 0.407 0.039
5 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'29.880 0.499 0.092
6 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'29.986 0.605 0.106
7 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'30.024 0.643 0.038
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'30.025 0.644 0.001
9 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'30.201 0.820 0.176
10 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'30.217 0.836 0.016
11 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'30.322 0.941 0.105
12 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'30.422 1.041 0.100
13 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'30.603 1.222 0.181
14 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'30.682 1.301 0.079
15 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 1'30.722 1.341 0.040
16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'30.822 1.441 0.100
17 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'31.085 1.704 0.263
18 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'31.393 2.012 0.308
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'31.544 2.163 0.151
20 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'31.573 2.192 0.029
21 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'31.907 2.526 0.334
22 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'31.997 2.616 0.090
23 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'32.207 2.826 0.210

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
16
2014

2014 Phillip Island Moto3 QP Result: Pole Decided By The Narrowest Of Margins

Full Recap and Results below.

Alex Marquez has claimed pole position for the Australian Moto3 Grand Prix at Phillip Island; the Championship leader managed to avoid track congestion as large groups of riders postured for position in an attempt to gain a slipstream advantage and post a pole record time of 1:36.050 - some eight tenths quicker than the existing benchmark. His team mate Alex Rins claimed second spot a meager fourteen hundredths of a second behind, he in turn edged out Juanfran Guevara who made it three Spaniards on the front row.

Danny Kent will head up row two and will be joined by fellow Brit John McPhee and morning pace-setter Efren Vazquez. Jasper Iwema continued his impressive weekend form to take seventh position on the grid ahead of home town hero Jack Miller. Miller was left frustrated by other riders trailing behind him, even a run through the pit lane wasn't enough to deter riders desperate for a tow. He let the frustration get the better of him and it cost him a shot at the front row. Alexis Masbou had a couple of excursions off track during the session but managed to recover to round out row three in ninth.

Italian rider Romano Fenati claimed the first spot on the fourth row in tenth ahead of recently permanent Moto3 rider Jorge Navarro and customer Mahindra rider Brad Binder. Binder did well to overcome an issue with a broken quick shifter and claim twelfth. Niklas Ajo had a big crash at turn one at the halfway stage of the session, he was able to walk away gingerly but he was unable to complete any further laps and qualified in 19th. Eric Granado had a nasty high side with ten minutes remaining in the session, he was carried away on a stretcher after previously breaking his finger in the mornings FP3.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 1'36.050    
2 42 Alex RINS Honda 1'36.064 0.014 0.014
3 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 1'36.389 0.339 0.325
4 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 1'36.419 0.369 0.030
5 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'36.521 0.471 0.102
6 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'36.572 0.522 0.051
7 13 Jasper IWEMA Mahindra 1'36.640 0.590 0.068
8 8 Jack MILLER KTM 1'36.672 0.622 0.032
9 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'36.688 0.638 0.016
10 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'36.692 0.642 0.004
11 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 1'36.753 0.703 0.061
12 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 1'36.766 0.716 0.013
13 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'36.771 0.721 0.005
14 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'36.773 0.723 0.002
15 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 1'36.865 0.815 0.092
16 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'36.898 0.848 0.033
17 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'36.953 0.903 0.055
18 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'37.158 1.108 0.205
19 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 1'37.201 1.151 0.043
20 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 1'37.203 1.153 0.002
21 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 1'37.228 1.178 0.025
22 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 1'37.285 1.235 0.057
23 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 1'37.440 1.390 0.155
24 2 Remy GARDNER KTM 1'37.472 1.422 0.032
25 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 1'37.614 1.564 0.142
26 16 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra 1'37.699 1.649 0.085
27 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 1'37.729 1.679 0.030
28 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 1'38.017 1.967 0.288
29 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 1'38.026 1.976 0.009
30 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 1'38.467 2.417 0.441
31 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1'38.707 2.657 0.240
32 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 1'38.852 2.802 0.145
33 45 Olly SIMPSON KTM 1'38.993 2.943 0.141
34 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 1'39.047 2.997 0.054

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
16
2014

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