MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2014 Qatar Moto3 Warm Up Result: Rins Quick Early

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 42 Alex RINS Honda 2'07.227  
2 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 2'07.516 0.289 / 0.289
3 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 2'07.758 0.531 / 0.242
4 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'08.024 0.797 / 0.266
5 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 2'08.195 0.968 / 0.171
6 5 Romano FENATI KTM 2'08.278 1.051 / 0.083
7 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'08.320 1.093 / 0.042
8 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'08.381 1.154 / 0.061
9 8 Jack MILLER KTM 2'08.454 1.227 / 0.073
10 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 2'08.566 1.339 / 0.112
11 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 2'08.587 1.360 / 0.021
12 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'08.588 1.361 / 0.001
13 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 2'08.638 1.411 / 0.050
14 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 2'08.660 1.433 / 0.022
15 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 2'08.984 1.757 / 0.324
16 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 2'09.039 1.812 / 0.055
17 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 2'09.083 1.856 / 0.044
18 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'09.205 1.978 / 0.122
19 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'09.412 2.185 / 0.207
20 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 2'09.447 2.220 / 0.035
21 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 2'09.543 2.316 / 0.096
22 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 2'09.561 2.334 / 0.018
23 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 2'09.606 2.379 / 0.045
24 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 2'09.674 2.447 / 0.068
25 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 2'09.686 2.459 / 0.012
26 61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra 2'09.703 2.476 / 0.017
27 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 2'10.233 3.006 / 0.530
28 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 2'10.319 3.092 / 0.086
29 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'10.369 3.142 / 0.050
30 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 2'10.392 3.165 / 0.023
31 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 2'11.090 3.863 / 0.698
32 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'11.717 4.490 / 0.627
33 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'13.452 6.225 / 1.735

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
1
2014

2014 Qatar MotoGP QP Result: From Chaos, Order Established

Results Below:

 

The rumors of a new order in MotoGP appear to have been put on hold for a bit. Reigning world champion Marc Marquez reclaimed his place at the top of the timesheet with a 1'54.507 lap. Alvaro Bautista, fast and consistent every session, came in only five hundredths behind. Surprise front-row resident Bradley Smith arrived almost a tenth behind the Repsol man at the front. It is Smith's first-ever front-row start in MotoGP.

And where was open-class wonder Aleix Espargaro, the fastest rider in nearly every prior session? The gravel trap. Twice. The older of MotoGP's Espargaro brothers put his Forward Racing Yamaha down on the asphalt, the second time while on a lap that had pole-position pace. The short, 15-minute qualifying sessions in MotoGP barely give enough time for one crash, let alone two. The second came with less than two minutes remaining, relegating the disappointed rider to ninth.

Andrea Dovizioso showed his speed on the soft-tire shod Ducati to qualify fourth. (His race pace is expected to be slower as he's likely to run the harder tire on Sunday.) Five-time Qatar winner Jorge Lorenzo appeared to be climbing out of his rear-grip funk, putting in a fast lap 15-hundredths off the leader's pace for the middle slot in the second row. Dani Pedrosa just clipped Stafan Bradl for the final position in row two.

Cal Crutchlow, who barley beat a hard-charging Nicky Hayden to earn his position in the main qualifying round, turned his fastest time of the weekend for eighth. Espargaro found himself off his bike and in ninth for the last spot on the third row. And Valentino Rossi (10th) leads the 4th row, qualifying more than half a second behind the leaders.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'54.507  
2 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'54.564 0.057 / 0.057
3 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'54.601 0.094 / 0.037
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'54.644 0.137 / 0.043
5 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'54.661 0.154 / 0.017
6 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'54.703 0.196 / 0.042
7 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'54.871 0.364 / 0.168
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'54.888 0.381 / 0.017
9 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'54.986 0.479 / 0.098
10 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'55.096 0.589 / 0.110
11 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'55.127 0.620 / 0.031
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'55.152 0.645 / 0.025
13 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'55.894 0.488 / 0.391
14 5 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha 1'56.042 0.636 / 0.148
15 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'56.479 1.073 / 0.437
16 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'56.555 1.149 / 0.076
17 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'56.648 1.242 / 0.093
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'56.715 1.309 / 0.067
19 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 1'57.006 1.600 / 0.291
20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'57.513 2.107 / 0.507
21 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'57.574 2.168 / 0.061
22 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'57.667 2.261 / 0.093
23 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'58.254 2.848 / 0.587

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
1
2014

2014 Qatar MotoGP FP4 Result: Smith Sets The Pace

Bradley Smith set the fastest time (1'55.427) of the final free practice Saturday as riders attempted to make final adjustments and tire choices for Sunday's race.  Marc Marquez managed second fastest only five-thousandths behind the Briton. Aleix Espargaro, who has led every practice session and portions of FP4, came in third.

None of the times matched the fastest times from Friday. The riders have qualifying practice coming up.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'55.427  
2 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'55.432 0.005 / 0.005
3 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'55.459 0.032 / 0.027
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'55.540 0.113 / 0.081
5 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'55.586 0.159 / 0.046
6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'55.828 0.401 / 0.242
7 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'55.919 0.492 / 0.091
8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'56.045 0.618 / 0.126
9 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'56.164 0.737 / 0.119
10 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'56.206 0.779 / 0.042
11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'56.374 0.947 / 0.168
12 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'56.589 1.162 / 0.215
13 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'56.614 1.187 / 0.025
14 5 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha 1'56.676 1.249 / 0.062
15 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'56.713 1.286 / 0.037
16 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'56.836 1.409 / 0.123
17 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'57.058 1.631 / 0.222
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'57.194 1.767 / 0.136
19 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 1'57.748 2.321 / 0.554
20 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'58.023 2.596 / 0.275
21 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'58.297 2.870 / 0.274
22 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'59.076 3.649 / 0.779
23 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'59.115 3.688 / 0.039

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
1
2014

2014 Qatar Moto2 QP Result: Clear At The Top, Foggy Below -- UPDATED

Results Below:

 

Results:

Tito Rabat set the fastest-ever Moto2 lap at the Losail Circuit -- 2'00.081 -- and in doing so secured the pole position in Saturday's crash-marred qualifying session. Sandro Cortese managed to claim second but crashed hard at session's end, his bike taking out at least one other rider, Mika Kallio. Cortese's and Kallio's condition weren't immediately known and will be updated here.

UPDATE: Both riders were taken to the medical center and have been cleared to ride Sunday.

Takaaka Nakagami, at three-tenths back, secured the final spot on the front row.

Thomas Luthi heads up the second row followed by Sam Lowes who trails Luthi only by eight-thousandths of a second. Mika Kallio qualified on the row's final slot. It was on his final lap as qualifying ended that he hit Cortese's bike which had ended up in the middle of the track after Cortese's crash moments earlier. Kallio's bike sustained massive front-end damage in the crash.

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'00.081  
2 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'00.101 0.020 / 0.020
3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'00.451 0.370 / 0.350
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'00.459 0.378 / 0.008
5 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'00.547 0.466 / 0.088
6 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'00.621 0.540 / 0.074
7 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'00.696 0.615 / 0.075
8 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 2'00.764 0.683 / 0.068
9 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'00.806 0.725 / 0.042
10 3 Simone CORSI Forward KLX 2'00.831 0.750 / 0.025
11 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'00.910 0.829 / 0.079
12 54 Mattia PASINI Forward KLX 2'00.914 0.833 / 0.004
13 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'01.004 0.923 / 0.090
14 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'01.032 0.951 / 0.028
15 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'01.045 0.964 / 0.013
16 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'01.111 1.030 / 0.066
17 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'01.124 1.043 / 0.013
18 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'01.185 1.104 / 0.061
19 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'01.190 1.109 / 0.005
20 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'01.277 1.196 / 0.087
21 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'01.319 1.238 / 0.042
22 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'01.334 1.253 / 0.015
23 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'01.431 1.350 / 0.097
24 8 Gino REA Suter 2'01.569 1.488 / 0.138
25 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'01.609 1.528 / 0.040
26 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'01.732 1.651 / 0.123
27 2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter 2'02.258 2.177 / 0.526
28 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'02.355 2.274 / 0.097
29 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'02.395 2.314 / 0.040
30 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'02.473 2.392 / 0.078
31 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'02.676 2.595 / 0.203
32 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'03.329 3.248 / 0.653
33 98 Mashel AL NAIMI Speed Up 2'03.948 3.867 / 0.619
34 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 2'04.036 3.955 / 0.088
35 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 2'04.147 4.066 / 0.111

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
1
2014

2014 Qatar Moto3 QP Result: Don't Call It A Comeback -- Yet

Results Below:

Alex Rins saved his best for last taking the Moto3 pole at the end of the qualifying session at the Losail Circuit Saturday in Qatar.  Rins' 2'05.973 put him a little more than one-tenth of a second clear of the field.  Alex Marquez, who led much of the session, held on for second and Jack Miller grabbed third at three-tenths back.

For Rins, it's the 10th pole of his career. And makes it clear that the young Spaniard doesn't appear to be suffering any crisis of confidence after losing the 2013 championship at the final corner of the final race. Rins, who also claimed the pole for the final race of the 2013 season, is picking up right where he left off.

It also marks a return to form for Honda which has two bikes on the front row -- the first time that has happened since 2012.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 42 Alex RINS Honda 2'05.973  
2 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 2'06.125 0.152 / 0.152
3 8 Jack MILLER KTM 2'06.365 0.392 / 0.240
4 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'06.515 0.542 / 0.150
5 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 2'06.843 0.870 / 0.328
6 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 2'06.864 0.891 / 0.021
7 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'07.113 1.140 / 0.249
8 5 Romano FENATI KTM 2'07.126 1.153 / 0.013
9 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'07.205 1.232 / 0.079
10 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 2'07.258 1.285 / 0.053
11 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'07.273 1.300 / 0.015
12 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 2'07.319 1.346 / 0.046
13 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 2'07.354 1.381 / 0.035
14 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 2'07.455 1.482 / 0.101
15 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 2'07.559 1.586 / 0.104
16 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 2'07.564 1.591 / 0.005
17 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'07.844 1.871 / 0.280
18 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 2'08.060 2.087 / 0.216
19 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'08.109 2.136 / 0.049
20 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 2'08.177 2.204 / 0.068
21 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 2'08.255 2.282 / 0.078
22 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'08.455 2.482 / 0.200
23 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 2'08.696 2.723 / 0.241
24 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 2'08.980 3.007 / 0.284
25 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 2'09.084 3.111 / 0.104
26 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 2'09.183 3.210 / 0.099
27 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 2'09.193 3.220 / 0.010
28 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 2'09.226 3.253 / 0.033
29 61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra 2'09.357 3.384 / 0.131
30 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'09.483 3.510 / 0.126
31 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 2'09.575 3.602 / 0.092
32 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 2'10.300 4.327 / 0.725
33 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'12.119 6.146 / 1.819

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
1
2014

2014 Qatar MotoGP FP3 Result: Aleix Espargaro Upsets The Order

Aleix Espargaro extended his long-term lease at the top of the Free Practice timesheet Friday with fast lap of 1'54.773, a time that left him nearly half of a second clear of the field. The satellite bikes of Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2nd) and Alvaro Bautista (Honda, 3rd) rounded out the top three during a qualifying session that saw both a brief sprinkle of rain and a five-time Qatar winner languishing until late.

Factory Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso finished the free practice as the top factory rider with a fourth-fastest time.  Current world champion Marc Marquez continued his improving form with a fifth. Bradley Smith, who suffered a massive highside in the middle of the session, managed a sixth followed by the factory Yamaha of Jorge Lorenzo.

Lorenzo, a five-time winner here, lingered in 11th for much of the session until he made a strong run with three minutes remaining to put him into seventh place. Stefan Bradl, Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa completed the top ten and now can wait for the second qualifying practice and a chance at the pole position.

Although it does not look like much of a chance, given the gap at this point. Aleix Espargaro, on his open class Yamaha, is taking advantage of the extra fuel and soft tires to set blistering laps well ahead of the field. But the race is expected to be a different story as the soft option allowed for open class riders does not appear to be able to last an entire race. Espargaro's likely race pace -- he tested the harder race tire during the free practice -- is much more in line with the top seven riders.

Riders 11 through 23, will ride in the first Qualifying Practice early Saturday evening. The top two riders from Q1 will advance into Q2. (All of the riders will participate in Saturday's FP4 but the results there don't affect qualifying.)

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'54.773  
2 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'55.186 0.413 / 0.413
3 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'55.240 0.467 / 0.054
4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'55.250 0.477 / 0.010
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'55.446 0.673 / 0.196
6 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'55.474 0.701 / 0.028
7 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'55.495 0.722 / 0.021
8 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'55.676 0.903 / 0.181
9 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'55.702 0.929 / 0.026
10 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'55.754 0.981 / 0.052
11 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'55.793 1.020 / 0.039
12 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'56.013 1.240 / 0.220
13 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'56.357 1.584 / 0.344
14 5 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha 1'56.373 1.600 / 0.016
15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'56.633 1.860 / 0.260
16 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'56.939 2.166 / 0.306
17 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'56.997 2.224 / 0.058
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'57.345 2.572 / 0.348
19 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'57.665 2.892 / 0.320
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'58.204 3.431 / 0.539
21 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 1'58.219 3.446 / 0.015
22 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'58.378 3.605 / 0.159
23 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'58.651 3.878 / 0.273

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
1
2014

2014 Qatar Moto2 FP3 Result: Cortese Charges Late

Sandro Cortese, on his final lap of FP3, clipped what had been a dominant run by Tito Rabat to take the top practice spot Friday in Qatar. Cortese, at 2'00.579, wasn't the only rider to make a late move. Dominique Aegerter also put in a fast final lap to grab second, leaving Rabat suddenly dropped to third at the end of the final free practice before Saturday's qualifying. Last year's Moto3 champion, Maverick Vinales began to find extra speed on his new Moto2 bike and jumped into fourth with his fastest time of the weekend. Takaaki Nakagami, also quick all weekend, rounded out the top five, two-tenths shy of the leader.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'00.579  
2 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'00.595 0.016 / 0.016
3 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'00.646 0.067 / 0.051
4 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'00.731 0.152 / 0.085
5 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'00.839 0.260 / 0.108
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'00.943 0.364 / 0.104
7 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'01.113 0.534 / 0.170
8 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'01.222 0.643 / 0.109
9 54 Mattia PASINI Forward KLX 2'01.313 0.734 / 0.091
10 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'01.339 0.760 / 0.026
11 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'01.432 0.853 / 0.093
12 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'01.646 1.067 / 0.214
13 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'01.665 1.086 / 0.019
14 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'01.676 1.097 / 0.011
15 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'01.826 1.247 / 0.150
16 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'01.833 1.254 / 0.007
17 3 Simone CORSI Forward KLX 2'01.845 1.266 / 0.012
18 2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter 2'01.851 1.272 / 0.006
19 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'01.900 1.321 / 0.049
20 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'01.906 1.327 / 0.006
21 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'01.920 1.341 / 0.014
22 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 2'02.022 1.443 / 0.102
23 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'02.111 1.532 / 0.089
24 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'02.153 1.574 / 0.042
25 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'02.221 1.642 / 0.068
26 8 Gino REA Suter 2'02.391 1.812 / 0.170
27 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'02.497 1.918 / 0.106
28 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'02.713 2.134 / 0.216
29 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'02.728 2.149 / 0.015
30 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'03.442 2.863 / 0.714
31 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'03.616 3.037 / 0.174
32 98 Mashel AL NAIMI Speed Up 2'03.848 3.269 / 0.232
33 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'04.364 3.785 / 0.516
34 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 2'05.033 4.454 / 0.669
35 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 2'06.022 5.443 / 0.989

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
1
2014

2014 Qatar Moto3 FP3 Result: Fenati Holds Fast

Romano Fenati set the new fastest-ever Moto3 lap at the Losail Circuit to top the timesheet with a 2'06.121 in Friday's third free practice. Second-fastest Alex Rins battled Fenati for much of the session and swapped the top spot before finishing six-hundredths of a second behind. Alex Marquez finished third, another one-tenth back. The news is initially good for Honda which placed two riders in the top three after enduring a 2013 season of KTM domination. Qualifying practice will begin Saturday.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 5 Romano FENATI KTM 2'06.121  
2 42 Alex RINS Honda 2'06.182 0.061 / 0.061
3 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 2'06.273 0.152 / 0.091
4 8 Jack MILLER KTM 2'06.280 0.159 / 0.007
5 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2'06.323 0.202 / 0.043
6 17 John MCPHEE Honda 2'06.391 0.270 / 0.068
7 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 2'06.432 0.311 / 0.041
8 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 2'06.439 0.318 / 0.007
9 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 2'06.631 0.510 / 0.192
10 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 2'06.738 0.617 / 0.107
11 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 2'07.040 0.919 / 0.302
12 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 2'07.111 0.990 / 0.071
13 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 2'07.158 1.037 / 0.047
14 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 2'07.295 1.174 / 0.137
15 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 2'07.408 1.287 / 0.113
16 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 2'07.489 1.368 / 0.081
17 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 2'07.679 1.558 / 0.190
18 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 2'07.694 1.573 / 0.015
19 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 2'07.832 1.711 / 0.138
20 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 2'07.914 1.793 / 0.082
21 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 2'07.973 1.852 / 0.059
22 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 2'07.984 1.863 / 0.011
23 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'08.265 2.144 / 0.281
24 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 2'08.444 2.323 / 0.179
25 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 2'08.768 2.647 / 0.324
26 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 2'09.039 2.918 / 0.271
27 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 2'09.110 2.989 / 0.071
28 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 2'09.243 3.122 / 0.133
29 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 2'09.419 3.298 / 0.176
30 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 2'09.738 3.617 / 0.319
31 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 2'09.962 3.841 / 0.224
32 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'12.325 6.204 / 2.363
  61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra    

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
1
2014

2014 Qatar MotoGP FP2 Result: The Aleix Espargaro Show Part Deux

In the second MotoGP practice, open class rider Aleix Espargaro accomplished much of what he did in the first session at the Losail Circuit: Top of the timesheet and well clear of the field.  And while Andrea Dovisioso (2nd) closed within three-tenths of a second, he did that lap on a soft tire which he is unlikely to use in the race. Alvaro Bautista rounded out the top three with a 1'55.446, a lap time he consistently ran for much of the session.

The factory Hondas lurk in fourth and fifth. Dani Pedrosa, the quickest factory bke in FP1, managed to close within half a second of the elder Espargaro. World Champion Marc Marquez greatly improved from the first practice session, to claim fifth. Pass through another strata of satellite riders -- Bradley Smith (Yamaha), Stefan Bradl (Honda), Pol Espargaro (Yamaha) -- and there you will find the factory Yamaha of Valentino Rossi (9th) almost exactly a second slower than the open class Yamaha at the top of the charts. Andrea Iannone, just over a second off the pace, rounded out the top ten. Rossi's factory Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo was slower still in 11th.

The rider will practice again on Friday (FP3) to determine who goes straight to Qualifying Practice 2.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'54.989  
2 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'55.320 0.331 / 0.331
3 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'55.446 0.457 / 0.126
4 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'55.562 0.573 / 0.116
5 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'55.607 0.618 / 0.045
6 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'55.650 0.661 / 0.043
7 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'55.856 0.867 / 0.206
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'55.913 0.924 / 0.057
9 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'55.984 0.995 / 0.071
10 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'56.006 1.017 / 0.022
11 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'56.172 1.183 / 0.166
12 5 Colin EDWARDS Forward Yamaha 1'56.238 1.249 / 0.066
13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'56.720 1.731 / 0.482
14 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'57.006 2.017 / 0.286
15 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'57.119 2.130 / 0.113
16 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'57.296 2.307 / 0.177
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'57.368 2.379 / 0.072
18 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'57.634 2.645 / 0.266
19 8 Hector BARBERA Avintia 1'58.290 3.301 / 0.656
20 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'58.410 3.421 / 0.120
21 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'58.436 3.447 / 0.026
22 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'59.078 4.089 / 0.642
23 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'59.646 4.657 / 0.568

 

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Round Number: 
1
2014

2014 Qatar Moto2 FP2 Result: Nakagami Tops The Field

Takaaki Nakagami grabbed the lead position in FP2 at the Losail Circuit Thursday with a 2'00.522 -- a time that not only put him clear of the field it also was three tenths better than Pol Espargaro's pole time from the previous year. Tito Rabat, who led much of the late session, finished in second only five hundredths back. Sandro Cortese grabbed third with a fast lap one-tenth of a second behind the leader. Mika Kallio, leader in FP1, managed only 10th in the second session.  As nearly always is the case in Moto2, the field is tightly bunched with one second separating the top 15 riders.

Results:

Pos. No. Rider Bike Time Diff. / Prev.
1 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 2'00.522  
2 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2'00.574 0.052 / 0.052
3 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 2'00.669 0.147 / 0.095
4 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 2'00.771 0.249 / 0.102
5 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 2'00.853 0.331 / 0.082
6 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 2'00.910 0.388 / 0.057
7 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 2'00.932 0.410 / 0.022
8 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 2'00.949 0.427 / 0.017
9 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 2'00.967 0.445 / 0.018
10 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 2'01.039 0.517 / 0.072
11 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 2'01.101 0.579 / 0.062
12 3 Simone CORSI Forward KLX 2'01.219 0.697 / 0.118
13 54 Mattia PASINI Forward KLX 2'01.224 0.702 / 0.005
14 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 2'01.394 0.872 / 0.170
15 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 2'01.410 0.888 / 0.016
16 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 2'01.581 1.059 / 0.171
17 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 2'01.615 1.093 / 0.034
18 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 2'01.630 1.108 / 0.015
19 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 2'01.717 1.195 / 0.087
20 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 2'01.745 1.223 / 0.028
21 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 2'01.896 1.374 / 0.151
22 49 Axel PONS Kalex 2'02.108 1.586 / 0.212
23 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 2'02.109 1.587 / 0.001
24 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 2'02.161 1.639 / 0.052
25 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 2'02.275 1.753 / 0.114
26 8 Gino REA Suter 2'02.296 1.774 / 0.021
27 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 2'02.406 1.884 / 0.110
28 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 2'02.647 2.125 / 0.241
29 2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter 2'02.785 2.263 / 0.138
30 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 2'02.860 2.338 / 0.075
31 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 2'04.029 3.507 / 1.169
32 98 Mashel AL NAIMI Speed Up 2'04.191 3.669 / 0.162
33 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 2'04.603 4.081 / 0.412
34 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 2'04.643 4.121 / 0.040
35 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 2'05.388 4.866 / 0

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
1
2014

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