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MotoGP World Championship Grand Prix 2014 – Round 13: San Marino Race – September 14, 2014

Marquez Falters, but Pedrosa Preserves Honda’s Record

Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team)

Honda’s defending World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC213V) had his worst race of the season at Misano, scoring only one point after crashing and remounting in a distant last place … but Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa preserved Honda’s perfect podium record, finishing third.

It was the 28-year-old Spaniard’s eighth top-three finish of the season, including a race win at Brno, and came after a steadfast ride from the second row of the grid.

Pedrosa lies second overall in the championship table behind Marquez, but his margin shrank to just one point over today’s winner Valentino Rossi, with Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo second. It sets the scene for a strong fight for second overall over the remaining five races.

The former 125cc and double 250cc World Champion’s campaign suffered a set-back earlier in the season when he had to undergo remedial surgery for arm-pump problems. But Pedrosa has come back strongly, and is more than ready to fight for the rest of the year.

Marquez’s stumble was a rare mistake for a rider who has won every race this year except for the Brno event, where he was fourth. Unfortunately for the Spaniard, who last year became the youngest premier-class champion in history, although the crash was at a slow corner, the engine stopped and by the time he got it restarted he was almost a full lap behind. Nothing daunted, he pressed on, finally claiming a single point when he gained 15th place on the final lap.

Alvaro Bautista (GO & FUN Honda Gresini)

The former 125cc and Moto2 champion’s points lead over Pedrosa shrank by 15 points, but is still a massive 74 – almost a three-race margin, with five races left on the calendar.

The race took place in blazing sunshine in front of a highly partisan Italian crowd of more than 54,500 – a relief after the first of two days of practice was lost to heavy rain, belying the 4.226-km circuit’s location close to the Rimini holiday beaches.

Two more riders campaign the awesomely successful Honda RC213V in satellite teams, but while former Moto2 champion Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda RC213V) crashed out in the early stages of the 28-lap race round the tortuous Misano World Circuit, former 125cc champion Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Gresini Honda RC213V) finished eighth after a long battle with two other riders.

The best of the close replicas of the factory V4 was that of Czech racer Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Motoracing Honda RCV1000R). Law graduate Abraham was 11th, after catching and passing the similarly mounted former 250cc champion Hiroshi Aoyama (Drive M7 Aspar Honda RCV1000R). He was the first Open-class bike home.

A third of the new-this-year machines took the next position, with Briton Scott Redding (GO&FUN Gresini Honda RCV1000R) placed 13th, after an unusually troubled weekend for the youngest-ever GP winner.

All four Honda production racers would have been in the points, had Leon Camier (Drive M7 Aspar Honda RCV1000R) not been overtaken for 15th place by Marquez on the final lap. The British former 125cc GP and World Superbike racer was taking the place of the recuperating Nicky Hayden for a fourth race.

Moto2
The Moto2 class is exclusively powered by Honda, with riders using identically race-tuned Honda CBR600 engines supplied by the organizers. The aim is to ensure reliable and closely matched racing.

The Misano race was a repeat of the last round at Silverstone. Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex rider Mika Kallio, starting from pole, seized an early lead, pursued by his team-mate Esteve Rabat. At one stage Kallio was a full second clear, but as the race wore on Rabat closed up again, and on lap 18 of 26 he finally pounced, to take a lead he would hold to the finish. He won by an eventual 2.2 seconds – his seventh victory of the year, compared with Kallio’s three.

The identically mounted pair are dominating the championship, with Rabat leading from the start, in Qatar, and stretching his advantage today to 22 points.

After the first-lap shuffling behind the pair, there were few changes of position, with French rider Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Caterham-Suter) taking third place on the fourth lap. By now he was out of touch with the leaders, but at the finish Zarco was still less than five seconds adrift. It was his second top-three finish of the year.

German GP winner Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert Suter) held fourth until after half distance, but dropped back to sixth at the finish. The place went to class rookie and Argentine GP winner Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex). Vinales is reigning Moto3 champion, and lies third overall on points.

Former 125cc champion Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter) was fifth.

Rookie Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex) won a long battle for seventh by less than half a second from team-mate Julian Simon, a former 125cc champion, Axel Pons (AGR Team Kalex) and Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia Kalex), the quartet over the line within just over two seconds.

Moto3
In Moto3, Honda faces rival manufacturers, and at Misano the two top Honda riders claimed a second one-two finish in succession, and in the same order as Silverstone. Estrella Galicia 0,0 team-mates Alex Rins and Alex Marquez finished in that order almost side by side. Rins’s second win of the season was by 0.042 of a second.

Starting from the front row of the grid, Rins took the lead on the fourth of 23 laps, and with Marquez slotting into second they rapidly drew clear of the pursuit, taking Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra) with them, until the Portuguese rider crashed on the 12th of 23 laps.

Rins opened up an advantage of 1.2 seconds after ten laps, but Marquez closed up again, and took the lead on the penultimate lap. But Rins reversed the positions next time round, and narrowly held on for the win.

Title points leader Jack Miller (KTM) was three seconds away in third, losing four points of his advantage to his closest challenger Marquez, who is now just nine behind, with third-placed Rins another 11 points away.

Four more riders campaign the new-this-year Honda NSF250RW.

The best finisher today was experienced Frenchman Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold Honda), winner at Brno, and seventh at Misano, in a blazing ride through after starting from 24th on the grid.

Indianapolis race winner Efren Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) was tenth, his team-mate John McPhee 13th, one place ahead of Malaysia’s Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Ongetta-AirAsia Honda).

Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team)

MotoGP World Championship Grand Prix
 – Round 13: San Marino Race

MotoGP

Rank Rider (Team) F/O

1

Valentino ROSSI (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) F

2

Jorge LORENZO (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) F

3

Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team) F

4

Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team) F

5

Andrea IANNONE (Pramac Racing) F

6

Pol ESPARGARO (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) F

7

Bradley SMITH (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) F

8

Alvaro BAUTISTA (GO & FUN Honda Gresini) F

9

Cal CRUTCHLOW (Ducati Team) F

10

Yonny HERNANDEZ (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) F

11

Karel ABRAHAM (Cardion AB Motoracing) O

12

Hiroshi AOYAMA (Drive M7 Aspar) O

13

Scott REDDING (GO & FUN Honda Gresini) O

14

Alex DE ANGELIS (NGM Forward Racing) O

15

Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team) F

* F=Factory option, O=Open category

Moto2

Rank Rider (Team)

1

Esteve RABAT (Marc VDS Racing Team)

2

Mika KALLIO (Marc VDS Racing Team)

3

Johann ZARCO (AirAsia Caterham)

4

Maverick VIÑALES (Paginas Amarillas HP 40)

5

Thomas LUTHI (Interwetten Paddock Moto2)

6

Dominique AEGERTER (Technomag carXpert)

7

Franco MORBIDELLI (Italtrans Racing Team)

8

Julian SIMON (Italtrans Racing Team)

9

Axel PONS (AGR Team)

10

Takaaki NAKAGAMI (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)

11

Marcel SCHROTTER (Tech 3)

12

Sandro CORTESE (Dynavolt Intact GP)

13

Mattia PASINI (NGM Forward Racing)

14

Randy KRUMMENACHER (OctoIodaRacing Team)

15

Luis SALOM (Paginas Amarillas HP 40)

Moto3

Rank Rider (Team)

1

Alex RINS (Estrella Galicia 0,0)

2

Alex MARQUEZ (Estrella Galicia 0,0)

3

Jack MILLER (Red Bull KTM Ajo)

4

Isaac VIÑALES (Calvo Team)

5

Enea BASTIANINI (Junior Team GO & FUN Moto3)

6

Brad BINDER (Ambrogio Racing)

7

Alexis MASBOU (Ongetta-Rivacold)

8

Andrea MIGNO (Mahindra Racing)

9

Juanfran GUEVARA (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3)

10

Efren VAZQUEZ (SaxoPrint-RTG)

11

Romano FENATI (SKY Racing Team VR46)

12

Danny KENT (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo)

13

John MCPHEE (SaxoPrint-RTG)

14

Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN (Ongetta-AirAsia)

15

Jorge NAVARRO (Marc VDS Racing Team)

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World Superbike and World Supersport 2014 – Round 10: Jerez – Spain – September 7, 2014

Top Four for Rea as Haslam Scores Strongly

Jonathan Rea

Jonathan Rea (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) had a battling but rewarding race day in Spain to remain third in the FIM Superbike World Championship standings, after securing fourth and a fifth places at Jerez.

Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike Team) was in equally combative mood on raceday, which started under overcast morning skies at 10:30, with race two held in much warmer and sunnier conditions at 13:10. Haslam placed seventh in race one, and then eighth in race two, and is now within one point of tenth place in the overall standings.

Leon Haslam

Qualifying had been a tough ask for each rider. Rea struggled to tenth on the grid with Haslam one row ahead, finishing in eighth place after Superpole.

In the first race Rea worked hard from the mid point to keep championship leader Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) behind him and even stretched out a small advantage over him for fourth place after 20-laps. Jonathan just lost out in race two, finishing fifth, crossing the line in the wheel tracks of Chaz Davies (Ducati).

Haslam had an ultimately lonely first race, seven seconds from the rider ahead, but in race two he came within a sliver of beating Loris Baz (Kawasaki) and kept Alex Lowes (Suzuki) just behind in their three way dogfight for seventh place.

Marco Melandri (Aprilia) won both 20-lap races in Spain from his team-mate Sylvain Guintoli, Davies was third in race one and Sykes third in race two. In the championship standings Sykes now leads by a reduced 31 point advantage over Guintoli, with Rea 67 behind and Melandri fourth, 85 points from the lead.

Magny Cours in France hosts the next event, the penultimate round in what is now a 12-round series, on October 5th.

SUPERSPORT – Van Der Mark Wins the Race and The Championship
Michael van der Mark (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) rode with his characteristic skill and determination to win his fifth race of the season and with it his first and Honda’s tenth FIM Supersport World Championship rider’s title.

With a championship advantage of 53 points entering the Jerez round Van der Mark simply had to finish in front of his main championship rivals to take the crown. It was clear from the start that all the top riders were out to win the race, with van der Mark’s two main challengers Jules Cluzel (MV Agusta) and Florian Marino (Kawasaki), riding in full attack mode for the complete 19-laps race distance.

A wide entry into turn one on lap one, from pole position, almost ruined van der Mark’s concentration but the 21-year-old from Gouda, The Netherlands was soon up to full pace and took the lead across the line for the first time on lap 13, having been down in seventh on the first lap.

Some epic overtakes and close passes between all in the leading bunch of riders, which at times numbered ten, made the action stressful for the team members but thrilling theatre for the spectators. Van der Mark tried to get away at the front but was pegged back by some big overtakes from his rivals, with so much at stake for all involved.

When Cluzel tried to go from third to first in one corner near the end, Van der Mark, and eventual second place finisher Patrick Jacobsen (Kawasaki), took the opportunity to slip past.

‘Magic Mikey’, as he is known, ended up winning the race by just 0.363 seconds, popping a wheelie over the finish line in celebration even as he made sure his competition was still behind him. The top four were covered by less than a second at the end of the 19 torrid laps, with Cluzel a non-finisher.

Van der Mark became the second youngest rider ever to win the WSS title, and also only the third Dutch rider to win a full FIM World Championship crown.

Michael Van Der Mark

Lorenzo Zanetti (Pata Honda World Supersport Team) put himself in a podium position more than once in the race at Jerez, but dropped back to finish in sixth place, 4.6 seconds from van der Mark. Lorenzo is now only 17-points from third place in the standings, after Cluzel’s DNF.

A second podium in succession was the fervent pre-race wish of Jack Kennedy (CIA Insurance Honda) who was second at the previous round in Portugal. He came within a fraction of a second of third place today, after running with the leading group in confident fashion, despite the hot conditions and slippery racetrack off line, eventually coming home fourth.

Raffaele De Rosa (CIA Insurance Honda) fell on lap nine, after finding his rear traction to be less than he expected. He pushed the front too hard and slid off without injury. Scoring no points he is ninth in the championship now, one place up on Kennedy.

Ratthapark Wilairot (Core PTR Honda) was a top eight finisher, fighting against a relative lack of forward push on the straights. Vladimir Leonov (Rivamoto Honda) scored points with 12th place, while Valentin Debise (Com Plus SMS Racing Honda) placed 14th and took two points away from Spain.

Marco Bussolotti (Team Lorini Honda) was 19th, one-off rider Matt Davies (AARK Racing Honda) 20th and local rider Nacho Calero (CIA Insurance Honda) was the last finisher in 22nd place. Luca Marconi (Lorini Honda) fell and did not finish.

Magny Cours in France provides the venue for the next round, to be held between October 3 and 5. 

World Superbike and World Supersport 2014 – 
Round 10: Jerez – Spain

Superbike Race 1

Rank Rider (Team)

1

M. MELANDRI (Aprilia Racing Team)

2

S. GUINTOLI (Aprilia Racing Team)

3

C. DAVIES (Ducati Superbike Team)

4

J. REA (PATA Honda World Superbike)

5

T. SYKES (Kawasaki Racing Team)

6

E. LAVERTY (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki)

7

L. HASLAM (PATA Honda World Superbike)

Superbike Race 2

Rank Rider (Team)

1

M. MELANDRI (Aprilia Racing Team)

2

S. GUINTOLI (Aprilia Racing Team)

3

T. SYKES (Kawasaki Racing Team)

4

C. DAVIES (Ducati Superbike Team)

5

J. REA (PATA Honda World Superbike)

6

E. LAVERTY (Voltcom Crescent Suzuki)

8

L. HASLAM (PATA Honda World Superbike)

Supersport

Rank Rider (Team)

1

M. VD MARK (PATA Honda World Supersport)

2

P. JACOBSEN (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres)

3

F. MARINO (Kawasaki Intermoto Ponyexpres)

4

J. KENNEDY (CIA Insurance Honda)

5

K. COGHLAN (DMC Panavto-Yamaha)

6

L. ZANETTI (PATA Honda World Supersport)

8

R. WILAIROT (Core PTR Honda)

12

V. LEONOV (Rivamoto)

14

V. DEBISE (Com Plus SMS Racing)

19

M. BUSSOLOTTI (Team Lorini)

20

M. DAVIES (AARK Racing)

22

N. CALERO (CIA Insurance Honda)

RT

L. MARCONI (Team Lorini)

RT

R. DE ROSA (CIA Insurance Honda)

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MotoGP World Championship Grand Prix 2014 – Round 12: Great Britain – August 31, 2014

Marquez Back on Top at Sunny Silverstone

Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)

Honda’s defending World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC213V) was back to his winning ways after a brief interruption at Brno, taking his eleventh victory in 12 races after a hard-fought race-long duel with long-time race leader Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha).

Marquez and the lead Yamaha rider kept a sun-soaked crowd of 67,500 on tenterhooks over the last five laps of the 20-lap MotoGP race round the fast and sprawling airfield circuit – at 5.9-km the longest lap of the year.

They changed places several times, but the decisive move came on lap 17, when a typically fierce attack from Marquez forced Lorenzo to lift mid-corner, and gave the 21-year-old defending champion enough breathing space to win by 0.732 of a second.

Second factory Repsol Honda RC213V rider Dani Pedrosa was less than ten seconds behind, engaged in another long and fierce battle for the last podium position. His rivals were Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) and Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati).

Pedrosa, who won the last round in the Czech Republic, managed to get back ahead of Dovizioso on the final lap, but his attempts at doing the same to Rossi failed by less than a tenth of a second.

Hondas triumphed also in the other two MotoGP classes, adding a hard-fought Moto3 win to the assured victory in the all-Honda Moto2 class.

Marquez’s win put the Spanish rider from the countryside west of Barcelona right back on target for an early dominant second championship in succession, increasing his points lead over second-placed Pedrosa to 89 points, with six races remaining.

He had won every one of the first ten races, but slipped to an out-of-character fourth at Brno when he ran into grip issues. Marquez started the British race from pole position, his tenth of the season. This was the former 125cc and Moto2 World Champion’s second Silverstone win, having previously enjoyed victory in 2010 in the 125cc class, and the 17th premier-class victory from 30 starts in his short career. He also claimed fastest lap, not quite four hundredths of a second short of team-mate Pedrosa’s 2013 lap record.

Although Pedrosa narrowly missed joining his compatriot on the podium, his close fourth place won important points in his own championship quest, losing only three points to nearest rival Rossi, who is still ten points behind.

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team)

Pedrosa started from the second row of the grid, and had to battle his way to try to close on the leaders after finishing the first lap sixth. He was engaged with Rossi and Dovizioso for most of the race. The former 125cc and double 250cc World Champion has claimed eight rostrum finishes this year, and never been lower than fifth.

Two more riders campaign the awesomely successful Honda RC213V in satellite teams, with former Moto2 champion Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda RC213V) finishing seventh after a strong race and fierce battle for the top-ten slots.

Former 125cc champion Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Gresini Honda RC213V) had been in the same battle, and was fighting for places with Bradl when he slid off with just two laps to go.

Scott Redding (GO&FUN Gresini Honda RCV1000R) rides one of four new production-racer Honda RCV1000R machines, and once again was significantly the best of them in a strong home race, finishing tenth.

Two more of the close replicas of the factory machine finished in the points. Czech racer Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Motoracing Honda RCV1000R) was 13th after a lonely race, and former 250cc world champion Hiroshi Aoyama (Drive M7 Aspar Honda RCV1000R) one place lower.

The fourth RCV1000R was ridden for a third race by British former 125cc GP and World Superbike racer Leon Camier, taking the place of the recuperating Nicky Hayden on the second Drive M7 Aspar Honda RCV1000R. Camier impressed again, finishing 16th, one place out of the points.

Moto2
The Moto2 class is exclusively powered by Honda, with identical race-tuned Honda CBR600 engines supplied by the organizers. The aim is to ensure reliable and closely matched racing, and the class delivered just that at Silverstone, with a thrilling three-way battle for the win, with the first three past the checkered flag in 0.203 of a second.

Victory, his sixth of the year and second in a row, went to Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex rider Tito Rabat, over his team-mate and title rival Mika Kallio. Three-race winner Kallio is also the Spaniard’s closest title rival, but the points gap extended to 17 after his narrow defeat.

Kallio had looked set for a runaway win having built a lead of 1.5 seconds over the rest of the field, but Rabat closed remorselessly, setting fastest lap, to lead for the first time halfway round the 17th of 18 laps. The pair changed places frequently from there to the flag, with Kallio ahead over the line every time except the last.

Class rookie and one-race winner Maverick Vinales (Paginas Amarillas HP 40 Kalex) was poised to take advantage of any slip, and crossed the line inches behind. The reigning Moto3 champion is also a strong third overall in the championship standings.

The race brought early misfortune to the next man in the title chase, when Dominique Aegerter (Technomag carXpert Suter) fell on lap one after contact with Vinales.

Aegerter’s misfortune brought a return to the top four, after three races away, for pole qualifier Johann Zarco (AirAsia Caterham Caterham-Suter). The French star led several times in the early stages, and remained a key player in what was still an eight-bike pack at the halfway stage, finally finishing a relatively lonely fourth.

Five seconds behind, veteran former 125 champion Thomas Luthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2 Suter) escaped from the clutches of rookie Franco Morbidelli (Italtrans Racing Team Kalex) for a safe fifth; Morbidelli narrowly clung on to sixth ahead of the closing grand prix rookie Sam Lowes (Speed Up Speed Up).

Malaysian Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia Kalex) prevailed over a five-strong battle for eighth, with Mattia Pasini (NGM Forward Racing Kalex) and Axel Pons (AGR Team Kalex) completing the top ten.

Moto3
In Moto3, Honda faces rival manufacturers. Unusually the last rather than the first race of the day, the smallest class served up a gripping finale, as a four-strong lead group finally broke free from a brawling pack of 17.

The quartet crossed the line within 0.123 of a second, and the Hondas were in command when it mattered, with Alex Rins (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda) taking his first win of the season, and his Estrella Galicia 0,0 team-mate Alex Marquez crossing the line almost alongside. Enea Bastianini (KTM) was third; Miguel Oliveira (Mahindra) fourth.

Brno GP winner Alexis Masbou (Ongetta-Rivacold Honda) was eighth, in the thick of the chase group. SaxoPrint-RTG rider John McPhee was just over a tenth of a second down, but three places lower, in 11th. Zulfahmi Khairuddin (Ongetta-AirAsia Honda) was 18th.

Indianapolis GP winner and title contender Efren Vazquez (SaxoPrint-RTG Honda) was out of luck, however. On only the first of 17 laps another rider slowed unexpectedly in front of him and he was unable to avoid crashing into him. His machine was too badly damaged to continue.

Marquez closed up on points leader Jack Miller (KTM), sixth today, and now is within 13 points of the Australian; winner Rins overtook Vazquez for third overall.

Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)

MotoGP World Championship Grand Prix – 
Round 06: Italy

MotoGP

Rank Rider (Team) F/O

1

Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team) F

2

Jorge LORENZO (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) F

3

Valentino ROSSI (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) F

4

Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team) F

5

Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team) F

6

Pol ESPARGARO (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) F

7

Stefan BRADL (LCR Honda MotoGP) F

8

Andrea IANNONE (Pramac Racing) F

9

Aleix ESPARGARO (NGM Forward Racing) O

10

Scott REDDING (GO & FUN Honda Gresini) O

11

Yonny HERNANDEZ (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) F

12

Cal CRUTCHLOW (Ducati Team) F

13

Karel ABRAHAM (Cardion AB Motoracing) O

14

Hiroshi AOYAMA (Drive M7 Aspar) O

15

Alex DE ANGELIS (NGM Forward Racing) O

* F=Factory option, O=Open category

Moto2

Rank Rider (Team)

1

Esteve RABAT (Marc VDS Racing Team)

2

Mika KALLIO (Marc VDS Racing Team)

3

Maverick VIÑALES (Paginas Amarillas HP 40)

4

Johann ZARCO (AirAsia Caterham)

5

Thomas LUTHI (Interwetten Paddock Moto2)

6

Franco MORBIDELLI (Italtrans Racing Team)

7

Sam LOWES (Speed Up)

8

Hafizh SYAHRIN (Petronas Raceline Malaysia)

9

Mattia PASINI (NGM Forward Racing)

10

Axel PONS (AGR Team)

11

Jordi TORRES (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2)

12

Julian SIMON (Italtrans Racing Team)

13

Randy KRUMMENACHER (IodaRacing Project)

14

Marcel SCHROTTER (Tech 3)

15

Takaaki NAKAGAMI (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia)

Moto3

Rank Rider (Team)

1

Alex RINS (Estrella Galicia 0,0)

2

Alex MARQUEZ (Estrella Galicia 0,0)

3

Enea BASTIANINI (Junior Team GO & FUN Moto3)

4

Miguel OLIVEIRA (Mahindra Racing)

5

Jakub KORNFEIL (Calvo Team)

6

Jack MILLER (Red Bull KTM Ajo)

7

Niccolò ANTONELLI (Junior Team GO & FUN Moto3)

8

Alexis MASBOU (Ongetta-Rivacold)

9

Danny KENT (Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo)

10

Niklas AJO (Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo)

11

John MCPHEE (SaxoPrint-RTG)

12

Karel HANIKA (Red Bull KTM Ajo)

13

Isaac VIÑALES (Calvo Team)

14

Juanfran GUEVARA (Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3)

15

Brad BINDER (Ambrogio Racing)

HONDA RACING NEWS

IndyCar Series 2014 – Round 18: Fontana – August 30, 2014

Hinchcliffe Recovers for Fifth Place Finish at Fontana Finale

James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Motorsport)

Honda-powered Andretti Autosport drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe featured in the MAVTV American Real 500 at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, but penalties for pit lane violations – and a spin by Hunter-Reay that brought out the only caution of the night – ended their hopes for victory in the 18th and final race of the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series championship.

Hinchcliffe recovered with a strong second-half run to finish fifth, his fourth top-five result of the season, while Takuma Sato also moved up in the final laps to take the checkers in sixth. Eighth-place was enough to secure season Rookie of the Year honours for Carlos Munoz, while Josef Newgarden rounded out the top ten finishers.

Handling issues, which became apparent in the opening laps of the 250-lap contest, also ended the title hopes of Honda-powered Simon Pagenaud, who came into the race third in the drivers’ championship, but fell to fifth in the final tally after finishing a disappointing 20th.

Takuma Sato (A.J.Foyt Racing)

Pagenaud’s Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammate, Mikhail Aleshin, was injured in a multi-car crash during practice Friday night. Aleshin is listed in stable condition at a local hospital, where he is being treated for chest injuries including fractured ribs, a broken collarbone and concussion.

IndyCar Series

Round 18: Fontana

Rank Driver (Team)

1

Tony Kanaan (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)

2

Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)

3

Ed Carpenter (Ed Carpenter Racing)

4

Juan Pablo Montoya (Team Penske)

5

James Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosport)

6

Takuma Sato (A.J. Foyt Racing)

7

Ryan Briscoe (NTT Data Chip Ganassi Racing)

8

Carlos Munoz (Andretti Autosport)

9

Will Power (Team Penske)

10

Josef Newgarden (Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)

11

Marco Andretti (Andretti Autosport)

13

Justin Wilson (Dale Coyne Racing)

15

Jack Hawksworth (Bryan Herta Autosport)

16

Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti Autosport)

19

Graham Rahal (Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing)

20

Simon Pagenaud (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)

21

Carlos Huertas (Dale Coyne Racing)

22

Mikhail Aleshin (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports)