2014 Indianapolis Moto3 Race Result: The First Of A First

Results Below:

Efren Vazquez won his first-ever Grand Prix Sunday when he jumped from Romano Fenati's slipstream down the front straight and passed him at the line at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Fenati held on for second and points-leader Jack Miller ended his race in third.

Vazquez maiden win put pushed him into second in the 2014 champioship. However, Miller's third place extended his overall championship lead to 21 points.

Alex Masbou took fourth in the tighly bunched finishing pack and Alex Rins managed fourth after a slight mistake by Alex Marquez (5th) in the final lap. Miguel Olivera -- who didn't finish the prior race in Germany -- took seventh, just in front of Juanfran Guevara.  Brad Binder and Jakub Kornfeil rounded out the top 10. John McPhee, who showed promising speed during practice, crashed out on the first lap.

Vazquez win comes after a strong showing all weekend. He led the final free practice and morning warm-up.

Result:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff.
1 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 39'12.977
2 5 Romano FENATI KTM 0.065
3 8 Jack MILLER KTM 0.219
4 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 0.372
5 42 Alex RINS Honda 0.719
6 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 1.013
7 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 1.31
8 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 1.895
9 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2.037
10 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2.261
11 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 3.432
12 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 4.439
13 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 9.598
14 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 9.68
15 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 16.399
16 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 16.431
17 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 16.605
18 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 16.661
19 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 20.791
20 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 21.023
21 61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra 23.846
22 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 24.1
23 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 36.525
24 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 45.844
25 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 50.228
26 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 52.806
27 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra +1'00.639
Not Classified
  21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 10 Laps
  19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 10 Laps
  31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 14 Laps
  4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 21 Laps
  3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 21 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
  17 John MCPHEE Honda 0 Lap

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
10
2014

Comments

Masbou had the ride of his life

He was last during the first lap due to a contact between riders directly in front of him, then after 7 laps he had got by about 20 riders to get 13th position to finally take the lead of the race after 10 further laps!

He was the fastest rider on track for 7 laps, including while overtaking bunch of riders and for the final lap of the race.

Gutted he finished "only" 4th, 3 tenths from the win but WHAT A RIDE!

He's a veteran now at 27, only got 2 podiums in 133 starts, had to ride absolute dogs (anyone remember the Malaguti or the chinese Loncin?) but never gave up, ended 8th in the championship barely 16 points behind Miller on the exact same underpowered FTR-Honda last year though still is quite underrated.

Total votes: 10

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