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The 2014 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season was the 66th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Marc Márquez started the season as the defending riders' champion in the MotoGP category, with Honda the defending manufacturers' champions. Pol Espargaró and Maverick Viñales were the reigning Moto2 and Moto3 champions respectively; however, neither defended their titles as both riders moved up a class, with Espargaró joining MotoGP and Viñales entering Moto2.

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Winning a premier class record 13 races during the season,[1] Márquez won a second successive title, finishing 67 points clear of his nearest rival Valentino Rossi. Márquez won each of the first 10 races to be held in 2014,[2] before Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was able to inflict his first defeat, at Brno. Rossi had taken eight podiums in the season, before he was able to win a race, when he won at Misano. He also won at Phillip Island, as he finished as the championship runner-up in a Grand Prix class for the first time since 2006, when he finished second to Nicky Hayden. Despite bookending his season with retirements, Rossi's Movistar Yamaha MotoGP teammate Jorge Lorenzo finished third in the championship. Finishing 32 points behind Rossi, Lorenzo took back-to-back victories in Aragon,[3] and Japan, as part of a nine-race podium streak that was ended by his retirement in Valencia. The only other race winner was Pedrosa, with his Brno triumph being his sole victory in the 2014 campaign.

The Espargaró brothers were each able to take one of the sub-classifications available to them. Pol Espargaró finished as the best place rookie in the final championship standings,[4] finishing sixth overall; the next best rookie was Scott Redding in twelfth place. Aleix Espargaró was the best placed rider that was competing with an Open-specification motorcycle.[5] He finished seventh overall in the championship, taking a pole position at Assen and a second-place finish in Aragon. Just like the rookie of the year standings, Redding was the next best rider. Márquez was a comfortable winner of the BMW M Award for the best qualifying rider,[6] with 13 pole positions during the season. Repsol Honda were the winners of the teams' championship,[7] as the results for Márquez and Pedrosa allowed them to finish 50 points clear of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP, while Honda won the constructors' championship for the 21st time – and their 63rd title in total[8] – 55 points clear of Yamaha.

2014 Grand Prix season calendarEdit

The following Grands Prix were scheduled to take place in 2014:[9][10]

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme released a 19-race provisional calendar on 2 October 2013.[11] The calendar was updated on 13 December 2013[12] and again on 24 February 2014, resulting in a calendar of 18 races.[13]

The 2014 calendar originally saw the addition of two South American races, the series' first visit to the continent since 2004. A race in Argentina at the newly upgraded Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo is scheduled for 27 April and a race in Brazil at the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in Brasilia was scheduled for 28 September, but the latter was subsequently removed from the calendar.[13] The round at Motorland Aragón was moved back a week, following the cancellation of the Brazilian round.[13]

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 23 March ‡   Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar Losail International Circuit
2 13 April   Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas Circuit of the Americas
3 27 April   Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo
4 4 May   Gran Premio bwin de España Circuito de Jerez
5 18 May   Monster Energy Grand Prix de France Bugatti Circuit
6 1 June   Gran Premio d'Italia TIM Mugello Circuit
7 15 June   Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
8 28 June ††   Iveco Daily TT Assen TT Circuit Assen
9 13 July   eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Sachsenring
10 10 August   Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis Motor Speedway
11 17 August   bwin Grand Prix České republiky Brno Circuit
12 31 August   Hertz British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit
13 14 September   Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
14 28 September   Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón Motorland Aragón
15 12 October   Motul Grand Prix of Japan Twin Ring Motegi
16 19 October   Tissot Australian Grand Prix Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
17 26 October   Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix Sepang International Circuit
18 9 November   Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana Circuit Ricardo Tormo
‡ = Night race
†† = Saturday race

Calendar changesEdit

Teams and ridersEdit

Starting in 2014, the rules governing the eligibility of entries changed. MSMA prototypes were reclassified as the new "Factory" class, whilst the Claiming Rule Teams sub-category was restructured as the "Open" class. All bikes used the approved MotoGP Electronic Control Unit, with bikes in the "Open" class using both the MotoGP ECU and identical software, and those competing as "Factory" entries permitted to use their own custom software.[15] The Factory option bike had their allocation of engines reduced from twelve to five, and those five had their design frozen.[15] The amount of fuel allowed was reduced from twenty-four litres to twenty litres.[15]

A subsequent modification, only officialized in March, stated that a manufacturer who had not achieved a win in dry conditions in the previous year, or a new manufacturer entering the championship, could enter under the Factory option with all the concessions available to the Open class; these benefits were reduced in case of a determined number of podiums or wins.[16]

Ducati Team and Pramac Racing were due to enter their bikes in the Open class[17] but revised regulations meant that they were finally entered under the Factory option with Open concessions.[18]

2014 MotoGP specifications
Factory Open
Fuel tank (litres) 20 24
Engines allocated (per rider) 5 12
Engine development frozen free
ECU hardware various spec Magneti Marelli
ECU software free standardized
Tires' compound medium, hard soft, medium

A provisional entry list was released by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme on 20 November 2013.[19] An updated entry list was released on 14 January 2014.[20] Teams had time until 28 February to decide if a rider would be assigned to the "Factory" or "Open" class.[15] The final entry list was released on the same day.[21]

Factory entries
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
  Ducati Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP14 04   Andrea Dovizioso[22] All
35   Cal Crutchlow[23] 1–2, 4–18
51   Michele Pirro[24] 3
51   Michele Pirro[25] 4, 6–7, 11, 18
  LCR Honda MotoGP Honda Honda RC213V 6   Stefan Bradl[26] All
  Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki Suzuki GSX-RR 14   Randy de Puniet[27] 18
  GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda Honda RC213V 19   Álvaro Bautista[28] All
  YAMALUBE Racing Team with YSP Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 21   Katsuyuki Nakasuga[29] 15
  Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC213V 26   Dani Pedrosa[30] All
93   Marc Márquez[30] All
  Pramac Racing
  Energy T.I. Pramac Racing
Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP14 29   Andrea Iannone[31] All
Ducati Desmosedici GP13[32] 68   Yonny Hernández[31] All
  Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 38   Bradley Smith[33] All
44   Pol Espargaró[34] All
  Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 46   Valentino Rossi[35] All
99   Jorge Lorenzo[36] All
Open entries
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
  Drive M7 Aspar Honda Honda RCV1000R 2   Leon Camier[37] 10–13
7   Hiroshi Aoyama[38] 1–17
Honda RC213V-RS[39] 18
Honda RCV1000R 69   Nicky Hayden[40] 1–9, 14–18
  NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha[21] Forward-Yamaha 5   Colin Edwards[41] 1–10
15   Alex de Angelis[42] 11–18
41   Aleix Espargaró[41] All
  Avintia Racing Ducati[43] Ducati Desmosedici GP14 8   Héctor Barberá[44] 14–18
Avintia[21] Avintia GP14[45] 1–13
63   Mike Di Meglio[19] All
  IodaRacing Project
  Octo IodaRacing Team
ART[20] ART 9   Danilo Petrucci[19] 1–4, 8–18
84   Michel Fabrizio[46] 6–7
  Cardion AB Motoracing Honda Honda RCV1000R 17   Karel Abraham[47] All
  Paul Bird Motorsport PBM[20] PBM 23   Broc Parkes[48] All
70   Michael Laverty[19] All
  GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda Honda RCV1000R 45   Scott Redding[49] All
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

Team changesEdit

  • Aspar Racing Team and Cardion AB Motoracing switched to Honda in 2014, entering the RCV1000R, Honda's Open class machine.
  • Forward Racing intended to use Yamaha-leased YZR-M1 engines with FTR frames, however the team started the season with a complete Yamaha YZR-M1 engine-frame-swingarm package[50] with other parts supplied by FTR, while developing new Forward-designed frames to be introduced mid-season. At the Mugello round Colin Edwards debuted the new frame built by Harris Performance.[51] Following Edwards' retirement from racing, the new frame was passed to de Angelis, while Espargaró remained with the Yamaha-derived chassis.[52]
  • Gresini Racing competed with a full Honda package in the Open class, having contested the 2013 season with an FTR chassis and Honda engine.
  • IodaRacing Project intended to enter a second bike ridden by Leon Camier, but he was not included on the final entry list due to an apparent lack of funding.

Rider changesEdit

2014 Grand Prix season resultsEdit

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning constructor Report
1 23 March ‡   Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix[53] Losail   Marc Márquez   Álvaro Bautista   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
2 13 April   Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas[54] Circuit of the Americas   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
3 27 April   Argentine motorcycle Grand Prix[55] Termas de Río Hondo   Marc Márquez   Dani Pedrosa   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
4 4 May   Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix[56] Jerez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
5 18 May   French motorcycle Grand Prix[57] Le Mans   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
6 1 June   Italian motorcycle Grand Prix[58] Mugello   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
7 15 June   Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix[59] Catalunya   Dani Pedrosa   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
8 28 June ††   Dutch TT[60] Assen   Aleix Espargaró   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
9 13 July   German motorcycle Grand Prix[61] Sachsenring   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
10 10 August   Indianapolis motorcycle Grand Prix[62] Indianapolis   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
11 17 August   Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix[11] Brno Circuit   Marc Márquez   Dani Pedrosa   Dani Pedrosa   Honda Report
12 31 August   British motorcycle Grand Prix[63] Silverstone   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
13 14 September   San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix[64] Misano   Jorge Lorenzo   Marc Márquez   Valentino Rossi   Yamaha Report
14 28 September[13]   Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix[65] Motorland Aragón   Marc Márquez   Jorge Lorenzo   Jorge Lorenzo   Yamaha Report
15 12 October   Japanese motorcycle Grand Prix[66] Motegi   Andrea Dovizioso   Jorge Lorenzo   Jorge Lorenzo   Yamaha Report
16 19 October   Australian motorcycle Grand Prix[67] Philip Island Circuit   Marc Márquez   Valentino Rossi   Valentino Rossi   Yamaha Report
17 26 October   Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix[11][68] Sepang   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
18 9 November   Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix[69] Valencia   Valentino Rossi   Marc Márquez   Marc Márquez   Honda Report
‡ = Night race
†† = Saturday race

Riders' points standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Legend
Colour Result Colour Result Colour Result Colour Result Colour Result
Gold Winner Green Points finish Purple Did not finish (Ret) White Did not start (DNS) Blank Did not participate
Silver 2nd place Blue Non-points finish Red Did not qualify (DNQ) Withdrew (WD) Excluded (EX)
Bronze 3rd place Non-classified finish (NC) Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ) Race cancelled (C) Black Disqualified (DSQ)
  • A light blue background behind a rider's name indicates that rider was competing in his rookie season.
  • A light blue background behind the round indicates that the race was contested under wet conditions.
  • Bold indicates that the rider began the race from the pole position.
  • Italics indicates that the rider had the fastest lap during the race.
Pos Rider Bike QAT
 
AME
 
ARG
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
INP
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Marc Márquez Honda 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 15 13 2 Ret 1 1 362
2   Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2 8 4 2 2 3 2 5 4 3 3 3 1 Ret 3 1 2 2 295
3   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Ret 10 3 4 6 2 4 13 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 3 Ret 263
4   Dani Pedrosa Honda 3 2 2 3 5 4 3 3 2 4 1 4 3 14 4 Ret Ret 3 246
5   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 5 3 9 5 8 6 8 2 8 7 6 5 4 Ret 5 4 8 4 187
6   Pol Espargaró Yamaha Ret 6 8 9 4 5 7 Ret 7 5 Ret 6 6 6 8 Ret 6 6 136
7   Aleix Espargaró Forward Yamaha 4 9 15 7 9 9 6 4 6 Ret 8 9 Ret 2 11 Ret Ret 7 126
8   Bradley Smith Yamaha Ret 5 7 8 10 Ret 10 8 19 6 9 22 7 5 9 3 5 14 121
9   Stefan Bradl Honda Ret 4 5 10 7 Ret 5 10 16 Ret 7 7 Ret 4 7 Ret 4 8 117
10   Andrea Iannone Ducati 10 7 6 Ret Ret 7 9 6 5 Ret 5 8 5 Ret 6 Ret DNS 22 102
11   Álvaro Bautista Honda Ret Ret Ret 6 3 8 Ret 7 9 Ret 10 Ret 8 7 10 6 Ret 16 89
12   Scott Redding Honda 7 Ret 14 13 12 13 13 12 11 9 11 10 13 10 16 7 10 10 81
13   Cal Crutchlow Ducati 6 Ret Ret 11 Ret Ret 9 10 8 Ret 12 9 3 Ret Ret Ret 5 74
14   Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 11 12 10 12 14 14 15 16 12 10 13 14 12 8 13 8 11 15 68
15   Yonny Hernández Ducati 12 13 12 14 13 10 11 19 17 Ret Ret 11 10 15 Ret 11 7 Ret 53
16   Nicky Hayden Honda 8 11 11 11 Ret DNS 12 17 14 9 14 10 Ret 13 47
17   Karel Abraham Honda 13 14 13 Ret 15 12 Ret 14 13 11 14 13 11 Ret Ret Ret Ret 17 33
18   Héctor Barberá Avintia Ret 15 16 15 Ret Ret 19 18 18 Ret 17 19 19 26
Ducati 19 15 5 9 11
19   Michele Pirro Ducati 17 Ret 11 14 12 9 18
20   Danilo Petrucci ART 14 17 Ret DNS 15 15 Ret Ret 18 Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 12 17
21   Alex de Angelis Forward Yamaha 16 15 14 12 17 9 Ret 18 14
22   Colin Edwards Forward Yamaha 9 Ret 20 Ret 17 15 18 22 20 13 11
23   Broc Parkes PBM 15 Ret 21 17 18 17 16 11 21 15 19 21 18 18 20 Ret 14 20 9
24   Michael Laverty PBM 16 16 18 16 16 16 17 21 Ret 14 Ret 17 17 16 18 13 12 19 9
25   Mike Di Meglio Avintia 17 18 19 Ret 19 18 Ret 20 22 12 18 20 Ret 17 19 14 13 21 9
26   Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 12 4
27   Leon Camier Honda Ret 15 16 16 1
  Michel Fabrizio ART Ret 20 0
  Randy de Puniet Suzuki Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
 
AME
 
ARG
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
INP
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts

Constructors' standingsEdit

Scoring system

Points are awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider has to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • Each constructor gets the same number of points as their best placed rider in each race.
Pos Constructor QAT
 
AME
 
ARG
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
INP
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts
1   Honda 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 2 6 1 1 409
2   Yamaha 2 5 3 2 2 2 2 5 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 354
3   Ducati 5 3 6 5 8 6 8 2 5 7 5 5 4 3 5 4 7 4 211
4   Forward Yamaha 4 9 15 7 9 9 6 4 6 13 8 9 14 2 11 9 Ret 7 138
5   ART 14 17 Ret DNS Ret 20 15 15 Ret Ret 18 Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 12 17
6   PBM 15 16 18 16 16 16 16 11 21 14 19 17 17 16 18 13 12 19 15
7   Avintia 17 15 16 15 19 18 19 18 18 12 17 19 19 17 19 14 13 21 11
  Suzuki Ret 0
Pos Constructor QAT
 
AME
 
ARG
 
ESP
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
CAT
 
NED
 
GER
 
INP
 
CZE
 
GBR
 
RSM
 
ARA
 
JPN
 
AUS
 
MAL
 
VAL
 
Pts

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