MotoGP Race And Practice Results

2014 Motegi MotoGP Race Result: Return To Form Too Late

Full Recap and Results below:

Jorge Lorenzo has taken a commanding victory for the MotoGP race at the Twin-Ring in Motegi, after starting from fifth on the grid the Spaniard put in a brilliant ride to make it back-to-back victories at the Japanese circuit. His win was overshadowed however as Marc Marquez did all that was required of him to wrap up the 2014 MotoGP World Championship by finishing in second place ahead of Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa.

Marquez becomes the youngest ever rider to win consecutive premier class titles and is the first factory Honda rider to wrap up the Championship at the manufacturer's home track. Ultimately Lorenzo's return to form proves to be too late in the season to mount any real challenge against a rampant Marquez, but he will surely be encouraged heading into 2015.

Lorenzo initially took the lead from Valentino Rossi on lap seven after Rossi had made a fantastic start to the race. Once passed Lorenzo immediately put the hammer down, edging away from Rossi and Dovizioso as Marquez latched on in fourth. Marquez had made a rough start and fell back as far as seventh but with ten laps remaining Marquez had moved clear of Dovizioso and was all over the rear wheel of Rossi. Marquez eventually passed Rossi two laps later but would be unable to challenge for the win. Lorenzo's lead was too great at a healthy two and a half seconds and in typical fashion he was able to maintain his advantage all the way to the checkered flag. 

Rossi had to settle for third place a second behind a delighted Marquez while Dani Pedrosa was left to rue a horrible start and would have to be satisfied with fourth. Andrea Dovizioso eventually crossed the line in an encouraging fifth place some ten seconds behind Pedrosa after battling for the lead in the early stages. Fellow Ducati rider Andrea Iannone finished in sixth spot ahead of Stefan Bradl and Pol Espargaro while Bradley Smith and Alvaro Bautista completed the top ten. 

Marquez' second place sees his Championship lead grow to an insurmountable 82 points over Rossi and Pedrosa, the final three races will now be a celebration of the 21 year old sensation's second MotoGP crown.

Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 25 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 42'21.259
2 20 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1.638
3 16 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 2.602
4 13 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 3.157
5 11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 14.353
6 10 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 16.653
7 9 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 19.531
8 8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 19.815
9 7 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 23.575
10 6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 35.687
11 5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 40.668
12 4 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA Yamaha 51.027
13 3 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 51.093
14 2 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 55.792
15 1 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 59.089
16   45 Scott REDDING Honda 59.508
17   15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha +1'16.547
18   70 Michael LAVERTY PBM +1'28.021
19   63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia +1'29.470
20   23 Broc PARKES PBM +1'33.253
Not Classified
    68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1 Lap
    17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 10 Laps
    9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 20 Laps
    35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 23 Laps

 

Race Details
2014

2014 Motegi Moto2 Race Result: A Turn-Up For The Books

Full Recap and Results below:

Thomas Luthi has claimed an unexpectedly comfortable victory for the Moto2 race at Motegi - In a calculated display the Suisse rider handed out a lesson in how to ride at the front and control a race. Luthi had a fantastic start aboard his Suter as both he and Johan Zarco mobbed Tito Rabat away from the line and into turn one. Mika Kallio and Maverick Vinales were quick to follow them through as Rabat was left floundering. Luthi managed to edge away with metronomic consistency as Vinales and Rabat were left to scrap it out over second place having left Zarco and Kallio behind.

Luthi had built his lead to over two seconds by the half-way stage of the race as Vinales tried desperately to bridge the gap. With six laps to go Vinales had managed to reduce Luthi's lead to an even second, however the race-long leader was the epitome of composure, managed the gap and held on to take his third Moto2 victory, his first in over two years. MotoGP-bound Maverick Vinales crossed the line in second place; two seconds ahead of clear pre-race favourite Tito Rabat.

After a difficult opening to the race Rabat could afford to settle and just accrue Championship points as his main title rival Kallio struggled further down the field. Frenchman Johan Zarco claimed fourth place ahead of Kallio who narrowly managed to hold off Italtrans rider Julian Simon. Simon's team mate Franco Morbidelli took seventh spot while Hafizh Syahrin, Ricky Cardus and Xavier Simeon rounded out the top ten.

Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 25 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 42'50.219
2 20 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 1.209
3 16 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 3.631
4 13 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 7.797
5 11 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 8.472
6 10 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 8.881
7 9 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 11.203
8 8 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 17.509
9 7 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 18.424
10 6 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 21.192
11 5 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 22.646
12 4 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 23.303
13 3 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 26.077
14 2 8 Gino REA Suter 26.708
15 1 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 28.921
16   96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 29.312
17   7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 31.192
18   77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 33.956
19   14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 41.606
20   20 Florian MARINO Kalex 42.031
21   4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 42.133
22   18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 44.568
23   71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 45.571
24   25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 51.944
25   10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 52.398
26   72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 53.160
27   97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 58.088
28   70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter +1'06.689
29   23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 +1'15.937
30   65 Chalermpol POLAMAI Tech 3 +1'22.685
Not Classified
    49 Axel PONS Kalex 6 Laps
    95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 10 Laps
    54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 12 Laps
    11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 16 Laps
    22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 20 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
    84 Riccardo RUSSO Suter 0 Lap

 

Race Details
2014

2014 Motegi Moto3 Race Result: Bruising Encounter Decided At The Last

Full Recap and Results below:

Alex Marquez has taken a hard-earned and decisive victory following a chaotic Japanese Moto3 Grand Prix at Motegi, the Spaniard survived a barrage of tough overtaking throughout the race from the likes of Jack Miller, Danny Kent and Brad Binder to win out at turn eleven as his rivals tripped over themselves. Efren Vazquez uncharacteristically managed to also avoid the mayhem to take an unlikely second place ahead of the equally canny Brad Binder aboard his Mahindra.

Briton John McPhee made the most of his fine qualifying performance and claimed an impressive fourth position but the big story of the race was that of Jack Miller, the Australian led for the majority and on the last lap he out-braked himself at the 90 degree corner, ran wide and handed the victory to Marquez. Weekend long pace-setter Danny Kent made the identical mistake to Miller, braking too late and also running wide, he eventually collided with Miller and both riders were lucky to avoid crashing out of the race.

Romano Fenati headed the chasing pack of riders that finished five seconds behind the frantic leading group. He was followed by the Go & Fun team mates of Enea Bastianini and Niccolo Antonelli while Alex Rins rounded out the top ten. Rins had an extremely difficult race from the opening corner, he was forced wide at turn one and dropped back as far as 21st place as several other riders also came to grief, crashing out of the race.

Ultimately the result sees Alex Marquez increase his lead in the championship to 25 points over Miller as Alex Rins drops even further behind. Miller will look to rebound at his home race next week, but it's certainly advantage Marquez with three races remaining.

Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Bike Time/Diff
1 25 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 39'26.830
2 20 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 0.357
3 16 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 0.484
4 13 17 John MCPHEE Honda 0.672
5 11 8 Jack MILLER KTM 1.161
6 10 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 1.796
7 9 5 Romano FENATI KTM 5.927
8 8 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 6.025
9 7 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 6.527
10 6 42 Alex RINS Honda 6.686
11 5 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 6.988
12 4 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 18.713
13 3 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 18.757
14 2 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 19.242
15 1 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 19.664
16   57 Eric GRANADO KTM 24.788
17   65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 40.080
18   38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 40.154
19   95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 40.888
20   13 Jasper IWEMA Mahindra 41.011
21   43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM +1'00.736
22   4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM +1'01.752
23   55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra +1'10.995
24   3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1 Lap
Not Classified
    44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 9 Laps
    58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 11 Laps
    84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 11 Laps
    99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 11 Laps
    10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 13 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
    31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 0 Lap
    16 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra 0 Lap
    83 Hikari OKUBO Honda 0 Lap
    9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 0 Lap
    81 Sena YAMADA Honda 0 Lap

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
15
2014

2014 Motegi MotoGP WUP Result: Title Chasing Marquez Leads Comfortably

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'45.217    
2 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'45.709 0.492 0.492
3 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'45.834 0.617 0.125
4 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'45.959 0.742 0.125
5 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'46.007 0.790 0.048
6 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'46.027 0.810 0.020
7 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'46.054 0.837 0.027
8 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'46.138 0.921 0.084
9 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'46.205 0.988 0.067
10 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'46.313 1.096 0.108
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'46.648 1.431 0.335
12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'46.774 1.557 0.126
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'47.161 1.944 0.387
14 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'47.221 2.004 0.060
15 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA Yamaha 1'47.238 2.021 0.017
16 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 1'47.316 2.099 0.078
17 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'47.396 2.179 0.080
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'47.637 2.420 0.241
19 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'47.705 2.488 0.068
20 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'47.820 2.603 0.115
21 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'48.513 3.296 0.693
22 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'48.530 3.313 0.017
23 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'48.598 3.381 0.068
24 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'49.077 3.860 0.479

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
15
2014

2014 Motegi Moto2 WUP Result: Pole-Man Rabat On Top

Results: 

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'51.281    
2 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'51.314 0.033 0.033
3 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 1'51.371 0.090 0.057
4 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'51.395 0.114 0.024
5 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'51.448 0.167 0.053
6 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'51.483 0.202 0.035
7 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 1'51.545 0.264 0.062
8 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'51.639 0.358 0.094
9 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'51.736 0.455 0.097
10 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'51.769 0.488 0.033
11 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 1'51.783 0.502 0.014
12 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'51.816 0.535 0.033
13 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'51.827 0.546 0.011
14 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'51.888 0.607 0.061
15 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'51.897 0.616 0.009
16 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'51.950 0.669 0.053
17 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 1'51.975 0.694 0.025
18 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 1'52.148 0.867 0.173
19 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 1'52.192 0.911 0.044
20 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'52.296 1.015 0.104
21 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'52.318 1.037 0.022
22 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 1'52.400 1.119 0.082
23 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'52.463 1.182 0.063
24 8 Gino REA Suter 1'52.525 1.244 0.062
25 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'52.797 1.516 0.272
26 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'52.813 1.532 0.016
27 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 1'52.900 1.619 0.087
28 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'52.960 1.679 0.060
29 20 Florian MARINO Kalex 1'53.244 1.963 0.284
30 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 1'53.502 2.221 0.258
31 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 1'53.511 2.230 0.009
32 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 1'53.532 2.251 0.021
33 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 1'53.842 2.561 0.310
34 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'53.948 2.667 0.106
35 65 Chalermpol POLAMAI Tech 3 1'54.043 2.762 0.095
36 84 Riccardo RUSSO Suter 1'54.747 3.466 0.704

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
15
2014

2014 Motegi Moto3 WUP Result: Vazquez Springs A Surprise

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'57.414    
2 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 1'57.629 0.215 0.215
3 8 Jack MILLER KTM 1'57.775 0.361 0.146
4 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 1'57.938 0.524 0.163
5 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 1'58.049 0.635 0.111
6 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'58.107 0.693 0.058
7 42 Alex RINS Honda 1'58.140 0.726 0.033
8 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'58.154 0.740 0.014
9 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 1'58.254 0.840 0.100
10 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'58.335 0.921 0.081
11 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'58.435 1.021 0.100
12 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'58.443 1.029 0.008
13 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 1'58.473 1.059 0.030
14 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'58.510 1.096 0.037
15 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 1'58.541 1.127 0.031
16 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 1'58.562 1.148 0.021
17 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'58.660 1.246 0.098
18 16 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra 1'58.889 1.475 0.229
19 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 1'58.901 1.487 0.012
20 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 1'58.951 1.537 0.050
21 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 1'59.014 1.600 0.063
22 13 Jasper IWEMA Mahindra 1'59.056 1.642 0.042
23 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'59.105 1.691 0.049
24 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1'59.276 1.862 0.171
25 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 1'59.437 2.023 0.161
26 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 1'59.632 2.218 0.195
27 81 Sena YAMADA Honda 1'59.670 2.256 0.038
28 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 1'59.696 2.282 0.026
29 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 1'59.799 2.385 0.103
30 83 Hikari OKUBO Honda 1'59.816 2.402 0.017
31 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 1'59.867 2.453 0.051
32 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 2'00.094 2.680 0.227
33 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'00.219 2.805 0.125
34 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 2'00.416 3.002 0.197

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
15
2014

2014 Motegi Moto2 QP Result: Last Gasp Effort

Full Recap and Results below:

Tito Rabat has continued his dominant weekend to date to snatch pole during Moto2 Qualifying at Motegi. Rabat posted the quickest time with his final flying lap and robbed Tom Luthi of pole by three hundredths of a second after the Suisse rider had topped the time sheets from very early on. Rabat chipped away in the closing stages of the session, once again displaying outstanding consistency with a number of near identical quick laps. Frenchman Johan Zarco rounded out the front row for the second race in a row after yet another strong qualifying performance, he was three tenths of a second shy of the front-runners.

Maverick Vinales looked quick throughout but had to settle for fourth position; heading up row two while Championship contender Mika Kallio had a subdued session, the Finn was unable to match the sheer pace of his team mate at the front and doesn't look in a position to challenge him on Sunday. Home town hero Takaaki Nakagami put in an encouraging performance and completes the second row. Julian Simon, Franco Morbidelli and Axel Pons will start tomorrows race from row three.   

Full Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 1'50.854    
2 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 1'50.887 0.033 0.033
3 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 1'51.157 0.303 0.270
4 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 1'51.222 0.368 0.065
5 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 1'51.312 0.458 0.090
6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 1'51.317 0.463 0.005
7 60 Julian SIMON Kalex 1'51.454 0.600 0.137
8 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 1'51.524 0.670 0.070
9 49 Axel PONS Kalex 1'51.543 0.689 0.019
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 1'51.555 0.701 0.012
11 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 1'51.558 0.704 0.003
12 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 1'51.646 0.792 0.088
13 19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 1'51.653 0.799 0.007
14 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 1'51.715 0.861 0.062
15 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 1'51.735 0.881 0.020
16 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1'51.758 0.904 0.023
17 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 1'51.761 0.907 0.003
18 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 1'51.836 0.982 0.075
19 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 1'51.939 1.085 0.103
20 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 1'52.094 1.240 0.155
21 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 1'52.293 1.439 0.199
22 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter 1'52.295 1.441 0.002
23 8 Gino REA Suter 1'52.307 1.453 0.012
24 72 Yuki TAKAHASHI Moriwaki 1'52.377 1.523 0.070
25 39 Luis SALOM Kalex 1'52.453 1.599 0.076
26 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 1'52.567 1.713 0.114
27 71 Tomoyoshi KOYAMA NTS 1'52.646 1.792 0.079
28 20 Florian MARINO Kalex 1'52.684 1.830 0.038
29 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 1'52.802 1.948 0.118
30 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 1'52.996 2.142 0.194
31 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 1'53.120 2.266 0.124
32 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex 1'53.151 2.297 0.031
33 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 1'53.401 2.547 0.250
34 65 Chalermpol POLAMAI Tech 3 1'53.471 2.617 0.070
35 84 Riccardo RUSSO Suter 1'53.615 2.761 0.144
36 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 1'54.063 3.209 0.448

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
15
2014

2014 Motegi MotoGP QP Result: Long Time Between Drinks

Full Recap and Results below:

Andrea Dovizioso has taken his second ever MotoGP pole position for the Grand Prix of Japan, it is his second pole at Motegi and it has been four years since he last claimed the prime grid position, it's also Ducati's first pole position in nearly the same period of time. 'Dovi' did an outstanding job throughout qualifying with the use of his super-soft rear tire to beat home countryman Valentino Rossi by a meager five hundredths of a second. Dani Pedrosa completed the front row despite a big crash on his final flying lap, the Honda again displayed issues under heavy braking and the lap time could have been enough for pole had he been able to complete it. 

Marc Marquez never quite looked comfortable throughout the session, his first run was eventful as the Championship leader ran off track on his first flying lap and he never really seemed to recover full confidence from there. Jorge Lorenzo joins Marquez on the second row of the grid alongside Andrea Iannone. The front three rows all contained three different manufacturers as Yamaha rider Pol Espargaro edged out Ducati's Cal Crutchlow and LCR Honda rider Stefan Bradl. The top eight riders were split by only three tenths of a second confirming the potential for a very interesting race tomorrow. 

Bradley Smith will head up row four alongside Aleix Espargaro and Alvaro Bautista; the Spanish duo made it through a thrilling Q1 session after being pushed all the way by Yonny Hernandez and the customer Honda's of Nicky Hayden and Scott Redding. 

Q2 Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'44.502    
2 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'44.557 0.055 0.055
3 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'44.755 0.253 0.198
4 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'44.775 0.273 0.020
5 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'44.784 0.282 0.009
6 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'44.854 0.352 0.070
7 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'44.867 0.365 0.013
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'44.898 0.396 0.031
9 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'45.005 0.503 0.107
10 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'45.044 0.542 0.039
11 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'45.315 0.813 0.271
12 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'45.677 1.175 0.362

 

Q1 Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
Q2 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'45.598    
Q2 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'45.797 0.199 0.199
13 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'45.971 0.373 0.174
14 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'46.465 0.867 0.494
15 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'46.499 0.901 0.034
16 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'46.796 1.198 0.297
17 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA Yamaha 1'46.876 1.278 0.080
18 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'46.915 1.317 0.039
19 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'46.948 1.350 0.033
20 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 1'47.092 1.494 0.144
21 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'47.757 2.159 0.665
22 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'48.144 2.546 0.387
23 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'48.185 2.587 0.041
24 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'48.261 2.663 0.076

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
15
2014

2014 Motegi MotoGP FP4 Result: Lorenzo Shows Strong Race Pace

Jorge Lorenzo has topped the final free practice session for the MotoGP class at Motegi, the Yamaha rider showed supreme consistency to end proceedings less than a tenth of a second clear of Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa. Pedrosa also demonstrated excellent and consistent race pace after struggling somewhat in the sessions prior. Fellow factory Honda rider Marc Marquez rounded out the top three, also less than a tenth behind pace-setter Lorenzo, however he continued to show signs of instability under braking, running wide off the circuit on a number of occasions. 

The Ducati pairing of Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso claimed fourth and fifth spots respectively ahead of Stefan Bradl and Valentino Rossi. Rossi was only three tenths shy of his team mate Lorenzo; signifying the potential for a very close race on Sunday. Cal Crutchlow ended up a further three tenths behind Rossi in eighth but lapped strongly throughout, the Briton managed to edge out the Tech 3 Yamaha duo of Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith. 

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 99 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 1'45.598    
2 26 Dani PEDROSA Honda 1'45.650 0.052 0.052
3 93 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 1'45.688 0.090 0.038
4 29 Andrea IANNONE Ducati 1'45.730 0.132 0.042
5 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 1'45.772 0.174 0.042
6 6 Stefan BRADL Honda 1'45.900 0.302 0.128
7 46 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 1'45.992 0.394 0.092
8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati 1'46.301 0.703 0.309
9 44 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 1'46.441 0.843 0.140
10 38 Bradley SMITH Yamaha 1'46.657 1.059 0.216
11 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ Ducati 1'46.809 1.211 0.152
12 41 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 1'46.830 1.232 0.021
13 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda 1'46.936 1.338 0.106
14 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda 1'47.474 1.876 0.538
15 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Forward Yamaha 1'47.611 2.013 0.137
16 69 Nicky HAYDEN Honda 1'47.798 2.200 0.187
17 45 Scott REDDING Honda 1'47.847 2.249 0.049
18 17 Karel ABRAHAM Honda 1'47.916 2.318 0.069
19 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ART 1'47.979 2.381 0.063
20 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA Yamaha 1'47.998 2.400 0.019
21 8 Hector BARBERA Ducati 1'48.070 2.472 0.072
22 70 Michael LAVERTY PBM 1'48.861 3.263 0.791
23 63 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia 1'49.157 3.559 0.296
24 23 Broc PARKES PBM 1'49.319 3.721 0.162

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
15
2014

2014 Motegi Moto3 QP Result: Dominant Performance, Surprise Front Row

Full Recap and Results below:

Danny Kent has continued his love affair with the Motegi circuit and taken a dominant pole position following Moto3 Qualifying. The on-form Briton made the most of near perfect conditions to put in a succession of quick lap times in the closing minutes and finish the session over three tenths clear of the surprise pairing of Niccolo Antonelli and John McPhee, who complete the front row.

Mahindra rider Miguel Oliveira was at the top of the time sheets for a large portion of the session but had to settle for fourth spot in the end ahead of Jack Miller. Miller had an ugly high side on the exit of turn five early in proceedings, his KTM clobbered him several times on the way through. Luckily he was able to get to his feet and ride the bike back to the pit lane for repairs, ultimately the Australian showed great resilience to respond and claim fifth while fellow KTM rider Isaac Vinales rounded out the second row.

Championship leader Alex Marquez had a difficult session and had to be satisfied with seventh position, he edged out Brad Binder and his Estrella Galicia team mate Alex Rins, who was another of the Championship contenders to come to grief, crashing in the opening stages. Juanfran Guevara, Niklas Ajo and Alessandro Tonucci will comprise the make up of the fourth row while Championship combatants Efren Vazquez and Romano Fenati had to settle for 14th and 17th places respectively.  

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Time Diff Diff Prev
1 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 1'56.555    
2 23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 1'56.899 0.344 0.344
3 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1'56.907 0.352 0.008
4 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 1'57.049 0.494 0.142
5 8 Jack MILLER KTM 1'57.081 0.526 0.032
6 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 1'57.100 0.545 0.019
7 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 1'57.114 0.559 0.014
8 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 1'57.170 0.615 0.056
9 42 Alex RINS Honda 1'57.212 0.657 0.042
10 58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 1'57.230 0.675 0.018
11 31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 1'57.234 0.679 0.004
12 19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 1'57.374 0.819 0.140
13 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 1'57.429 0.874 0.055
14 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 1'57.479 0.924 0.050
15 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 1'57.533 0.978 0.054
16 99 Jorge NAVARRO Kalex KTM 1'57.743 1.188 0.210
17 5 Romano FENATI KTM 1'57.849 1.294 0.106
18 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 1'57.911 1.356 0.062
19 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 1'57.967 1.412 0.056
20 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1'57.967 1.412 0.000
21 57 Eric GRANADO KTM 1'58.121 1.566 0.154
22 16 Andrea MIGNO Mahindra 1'58.149 1.594 0.028
23 98 Karel HANIKA KTM 1'58.184 1.629 0.035
24 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 1'58.246 1.691 0.062
25 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 1'58.252 1.697 0.006
26 83 Hikari OKUBO Honda 1'58.364 1.809 0.112
27 95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 1'58.674 2.119 0.310
28 13 Jasper IWEMA Mahindra 1'58.676 2.121 0.002
29 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 1'59.032 2.477 0.356
30 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 1'59.289 2.734 0.257
31 81 Sena YAMADA Honda 1'59.361 2.806 0.072
32 55 Andrea LOCATELLI Mahindra 1'59.478 2.923 0.117
33 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 1'59.890 3.335 0.412
34 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 2'00.257 3.702 0.367

 

Race Details
Round Number: 
15
2014

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