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The 2014 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix was the first round of the 2014 MotoGP season. It was held at the Losail International Circuit in Doha on 23 March 2014.

Qatar  2014 Qatar Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 18 races in the
2014 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Losail.svg
Date23 March 2014
Official nameCommercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar[1]
LocationLosail International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.380 km (3.343 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Time 1:54.507
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Álvaro Bautista Honda
Time 1:55.575 on lap 4
Podium
First Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Second Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex
Time 2:00.081
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Maverick Viñales Kalex
Time 2:00.168 on lap 9
Podium
First Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex
Second Finland Mika Kallio Kalex
Third Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Spain Álex Rins Honda
Time 2:05.973
Fastest lap
Rider France Alexis Masbou Honda
Time 2:05.862 on lap 9
Podium
First Australia Jack Miller KTM
Second Spain Álex Márquez Honda
Third Spain Efrén Vázquez Honda

In the MotoGP class, Marc Márquez began his title defence with a victory ahead of Valentino Rossi and teammate Dani Pedrosa. Rossi's teammate, Jorge Lorenzo led at the start but then crashed and had his bike destroyed in the gravel trap.

The MotoGP race also saw the début of the new "Factory" and "Open" classes for each bike. The MSMA prototypes were reclassified as the "Factory" class, and the Claiming Rule Teams sub-category was rebranded as the "Open" class. Bikes in the Open class used the same MotoGP ECU and identical software, and the teams that were in the Factory class were permitted to use their own software.

In the Moto2 race, Esteve Rabat began his title-winning season with a victory ahead of fellow Kalex rider Mika Kallio and Suter rider Thomas Lüthi. The fastest lap was set by Maverick Viñales in his first and only season in the Moto2 class.

The Moto3 race saw Jack Miller take the victory ahead of Spaniards Álex Márquez and Efrén Vázquez. Both Miller and Márquez would eventually fight for the title over the course of the season, with the latter eventually taking the title by two points.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 42:40.561 1 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 22 +0.259 10 20
3 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +3.370 6 16
4 41   Aleix Espargaró NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 22 +11.623 9 13
5 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 22 +12.159 4 11
6 35   Cal Crutchlow Ducati Team Ducati 22 +28.526 8 10
7 45   Scott Redding Go&Fun Honda Gresini Honda 22 +32.593 16 9
8 69   Nicky Hayden Drive M7 Aspar Honda 22 +32.628 13 8
9 5   Colin Edwards NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 22 +39.547 14 7
10 29   Andrea Iannone Pramac Racing Ducati 22 +43.360 11 4
11 7   Hiroshi Aoyama Drive M7 Aspar Honda 22 +46.595 15 5
12 68   Yonny Hernández Energy TI Pramac Racing Ducati 22 +46.688 17 4
13 17   Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 22 +50.581 18 3
14 9   Danilo Petrucci IodaRacing Project ART 22 +1:03.127 20 2
15 23   Broc Parkes Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 22 +1:14.386 21 1
16 70   Michael Laverty Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 22 +1:32.593 23
17 63   Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Avintia 22 +1:36.085 22
Ret 19   Álvaro Bautista Go&Fun Honda Gresini Honda 20 Accident 2
Ret 38   Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 18 Accident 3
Ret 44   Pol Espargaró Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 17 Retirement 12
Ret 6   Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 8 Accident 7
Ret 8   Héctor Barberá Avintia Racing Avintia 4 Retirement 19
Ret 99   Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0 Accident 5
Sources: [2][3][4]

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 53   Esteve Rabat Kalex 20 40:20.963 1 25
2 36   Mika Kallio Kalex 20 +1.059 6 20
3 12   Thomas Lüthi Suter 20 +3.741 4 16
4 40   Maverick Viñales Kalex 20 +4.043 14 13
5 3   Simone Corsi Forward KLX 20 +5.830 10 11
6 22   Sam Lowes Speed Up 20 +14.170 5 10
7 11   Sandro Cortese Kalex 20 +24.943 2 9
8 81   Jordi Torres Suter 20 +25.196 16 8
9 95   Anthony West Speed Up 20 +25.322 26 7
10 96   Louis Rossi Kalex 20 +26.687 20 6
11 94   Jonas Folger Kalex 20 +26.873 15 5
12 88   Ricard Cardús Tech 3 20 +26.914 18 4
13 4   Randy Krummenacher Suter 20 +31.671 22 3
14 39   Luis Salom Kalex 20 +40.588 17 2
15 55   Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 20 +40.695 30 1
16 60   Julián Simón Kalex 20 +41.810 19
17 54   Mattia Pasini Forward KLX 20 +44.030 12
18 25   Azlan Shah Kalex 20 +52.813 28
19 97   Román Ramos Speed Up 20 +53.563 31
20 10   Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 20 +1:10.995 32
21 45   Tetsuta Nagashima TSR 20 +1:11.391 34
22 70   Robin Mulhauser Suter 20 +1:11.811 35
23 5   Johann Zarco Caterham Suter 20 +1:52.348 9
24 19   Xavier Siméon Suter 20 +1:52.446 7
25 21   Franco Morbidelli Kalex 19 +1 lap 29
DSQ 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 20 Disqualified 3
Ret 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Suter 19 Accident 23
Ret 77   Dominique Aegerter Suter 15 Retirement 11
Ret 18   Nicolás Terol Suter 15 Retirement 21
Ret 23   Marcel Schrötter Tech 3 11 Accident 13
Ret 49   Axel Pons Kalex 11 Retirement 25
Ret 98   Mashel Al Naimi Speed Up 4 Retirement 33
Ret 8   Gino Rea Suter 2 Retirement 24
Ret 15   Alex de Angelis Suter 0 Accident 8
Ret 2   Josh Herrin Caterham Suter 0 Accident 27
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Jack Miller KTM 18 38:05.810 3 25
2 12   Álex Márquez Honda 18 +0.233 2 20
3 7   Efrén Vázquez Honda 18 +0.280 15 16
4 44   Miguel Oliveira Mahindra 18 +0.295 11 13
5 42   Álex Rins Honda 18 +0.369 1 11
6 84   Jakub Kornfeil KTM 18 +0.586 4 10
7 10   Alexis Masbou Honda 18 +2.109 14 9
8 32   Isaac Viñales KTM 18 +2.161 5 8
9 23   Niccolò Antonelli KTM 18 +8.153 9 7
10 21   Francesco Bagnaia KTM 18 +8.173 10 6
11 17   John McPhee Honda 18 +8.195 7 5
12 5   Romano Fenati KTM 18 +8.219 8 4
13 52   Danny Kent Husqvarna 18 +11.269 6 3
14 98   Karel Hanika KTM 18 +11.292 19 2
15 41   Brad Binder Mahindra 18 +11.322 17 1
16 33   Enea Bastianini KTM 18 +22.159 21
17 11   Livio Loi Kalex KTM 18 +22.202 20
18 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin Honda 18 +36.686 23
19 9   Scott Deroue Kalex KTM 18 +36.691 18
20 65   Philipp Öttl Kalex KTM 18 +36.755 22
21 19   Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 18 +37.858 28
22 43   Luca Grünwald Kalex KTM 18 +37.876 24
23 55   Andrea Locatelli Mahindra 18 +45.501 30
24 22   Ana Carrasco Kalex KTM 18 +45.650 25
25 51   Bryan Schouten Mahindra 18 +1:08.694 27
26 31   Niklas Ajo Husqvarna 17 +1 lap 16
Ret 95   Jules Danilo Mahindra 17 Accident 31
Ret 3   Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 14 Retirement 26
Ret 58   Juan Francisco Guevara Kalex KTM 6 Accident 13
Ret 4   Gabriel Ramos Kalex KTM 6 Retirement 32
Ret 57   Eric Granado KTM 2 Retirement 12
Ret 38   Hafiq Azmi KTM 0 Accident 29
DNS 61   Arthur Sissis Mahindra Did not start
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round one has concluded.[5]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Qatar MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  2. ^ "2014 Qatar MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  3. ^ "motogp.com · COMMERCIAL BANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR · MotoGP Race Classification 2014". Motogp.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  4. ^ "2014 Qatar MotoGp : Race Classifications" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2014. Retrieved 2019-08-26.


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