2014 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2014 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix was the eighteenth and last round of the 2014 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It was held at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia on 9 November 2014.

Valencian Community  2014 Valencian Community Grand Prix
Race details
Race 18 of 18 races in the
2014 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Valencia (Ricardo Tormo) track map.svg
Date9 November 2014
Official nameGran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana[1]
LocationCircuit Ricardo Tormo
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.005 km (2.489 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha
Time 1:30.843
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Marc Márquez Honda
Time 1:31.515 on lap 8
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 1:35.199
Fastest lap
Rider Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter
Time 1:35.312 on lap 18
Podium
First Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter
Second Spain Esteve Rabat Kalex
Third France Johann Zarco Caterham Suter
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Italy Niccolò Antonelli KTM
Time 1:39.183
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Efrén Vázquez Honda
Time 1:39.400 on lap 7
Podium
First Australia Jack Miller KTM
Second Spain Isaac Viñales KTM
Third Spain Álex Márquez Honda

In the MotoGP class, Valentino Rossi took his first pole position since the 2010 French Grand Prix. However, it was Marc Márquez who won the race, taking his thirteenth victory of the season,[2] surpassing the previous premier class record of twelve wins set by Mick Doohan in 1997. Rossi crossed the line in second place to take the runner-up spot in the championship, while the podium was completed by Dani Pedrosa.[3] Further down the order, Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Iannone took the decision to swap bikes – on lap 20 – as light rain fell. Both riders struggled to get the bike stopped in the uncertain conditions and dropped down the order; Iannone finished 22nd, while Lorenzo retired from the race. The Suzuki MotoGP team returned to the series in a wildcard appearance, ahead of a full-season entry in 2015. Utilising the new Suzuki GSX-RR, Randy de Puniet retired from the race before the halfway mark. Drive M7 Aspar rider, Hiroshi Aoyama, rode an Open-specification Honda RC213V-RS and finished in fifteenth place. The race was also the Gresini team's last race with Honda bikes ahead of their switch to Aprilia in 2015. It was also the final race for the PBM chassis, as their team will switch to the British Superbike Championship from 2015.

In the Moto2 race, Thomas Lüthi took his second victory of the season,[4] after capitalising on a mistake by the world champion, Esteve Rabat, on the final lap to take the spoils. Rabat had been leading the race before missing a gear coming out of the final corner, and Lüthi was able to prevail by 0.133 seconds at the line. Rabat's second place did however, seal a record number of points scored for an intermediate class season.[5] Johann Zarco completed the podium in third place,[4] his fourth podium of the season. Aside from the race honours, the runner-up position in the final championship standings was decided by virtue of a collision between the two competitors battling for the position. Rabat's teammate Mika Kallio and Maverick Viñales both retired from the race, thus giving Kallio the position by 15 points.

The world title was decided in the final Moto3 race of the season, with a third-place finish for Álex Márquez enough to give him his first world title by two points, despite his title rival Jack Miller winning the race. In the process, he and his brother Marc Márquez became the first brothers to win world motorcycle racing titles.[6][7] Splitting the title rivals in the finishing order was Isaac Viñales, taking his third podium of the season.

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 93   Marc Márquez Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 46:39.627 5 25
2 46   Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 30 +3.516 1 20
3 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 30 +14.040 3 16
4 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati Team Ducati 30 +16.705 9 13
5 35   Cal Crutchlow Ducati Team Ducati 30 +16.773 8 11
6 44   Pol Espargaró Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +37.884 6 10
7 41   Aleix Espargaró NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 30 +38.168 11 9
8 6   Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 30 +41.803 10 8
9 51   Michele Pirro Ducati Team Ducati 30 +45.710 12 7
10 45   Scott Redding Go&Fun Honda Gresini Honda 30 +51.191 14 6
11 8   Héctor Barberá Avintia Racing Ducati 30 +56.512 17 5
12 9   Danilo Petrucci Octo IodaRacing Team ART 30 +57.000 21 4
13 69   Nicky Hayden Drive M7 Aspar Honda 30 +57.262 16 3
14 38   Bradley Smith Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 30 +57.517 7 2
15 7   Hiroshi Aoyama Drive M7 Aspar Honda 30 +58.775 18 1
16 19   Álvaro Bautista Go&Fun Honda Gresini Honda 30 +58.864 13
17 17   Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 30 +1:02.389 23
18 15   Alex de Angelis NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 30 +1:15.795 19
19 70   Michael Laverty Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 30 +1:26.309 22
20 23   Broc Parkes Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 30 +1:37.212 24
21 63   Mike Di Meglio Avintia Racing Avintia 29 +1 lap 25
22 29   Andrea Iannone Pramac Racing Ducati 29 +1 lap 2
Ret 99   Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 24 Retirement 4
Ret 14   Randy de Puniet Team Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 12 Retirement 20
Ret 68   Yonny Hernández Energy TI Pramac Racing Ducati 9 Retirement 15
Sources: [8][9][10]

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Thomas Lüthi Suter 27 43:08.366 4 25
2 53   Esteve Rabat Kalex 27 +0.133 1 20
3 5   Johann Zarco Caterham Suter 27 +10.728 2 16
4 39   Luis Salom Kalex 27 +13.014 10 13
5 19   Xavier Siméon Suter 27 +13.689 5 11
6 77   Dominique Aegerter Suter 27 +14.706 11 10
7 22   Sam Lowes Speed Up 27 +18.825 14 9
8 23   Marcel Schrötter Tech 3 27 +30.185 6 8
9 95   Anthony West Speed Up 27 +30.227 23 7
10 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Suter 27 +30.604 17 6
11 81   Jordi Torres Suter 27 +30.615 25 5
12 88   Ricard Cardús Tech 3 27 +33.422 20 4
13 94   Jonas Folger Kalex 27 +33.594 7 3
14 30   Takaaki Nakagami Kalex 27 +33.997 22 2
15 96   Louis Rossi Kalex 27 +34.007 15 1
16 55   Hafizh Syahrin Kalex 27 +35.578 19
17 70   Robin Mulhauser Suter 27 +35.691 26
18 18   Nicolás Terol Suter 27 +46.996 29
19 14   Ratthapark Wilairot Caterham Suter 27 +50.650 28
20 44   Roberto Rolfo Suter 27 +51.877 30
21 21   Franco Morbidelli Kalex 27 +52.808 3
22 4   Randy Krummenacher Suter 27 +53.428 21
23 20   Florian Marino Kalex 27 +53.435 27
24 8   Gino Rea Suter 27 +1:07.704 32
25 97   Román Ramos Speed Up 27 +1:13.613 33
26 45   Tetsuta Nagashima NTS 27 +1:14.977 35
27 25   Azlan Shah Kalex 27 +1:15.138 34
28 10   Thitipong Warokorn Kalex 25 +2 laps 31
Ret 54   Mattia Pasini Kalex 7 Retirement 18
Ret 90   Lucas Mahias Transfiormers 4 Accident 24
Ret 60   Julián Simón Kalex 2 Accident 12
Ret 49   Axel Pons Kalex 2 Accident 13
Ret 40   Maverick Viñales Kalex 2 Retirement 8
Ret 36   Mika Kallio Kalex 0 Accident 9
Ret 11   Sandro Cortese Kalex 0 Accident 16
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Jack Miller KTM 24 40:10.983 2 25
2 32   Isaac Viñales KTM 24 +0.155 4 20
3 12   Álex Márquez Honda 24 +0.955 3 16
4 52   Danny Kent Husqvarna 24 +1.572 11 13
5 42   Álex Rins Honda 24 +2.251 5 11
6 7   Efrén Vázquez Honda 24 +2.508 9 10
7 23   Niccolò Antonelli KTM 24 +3.620 1 9
8 44   Miguel Oliveira Mahindra 24 +4.216 17 8
9 41   Brad Binder Mahindra 24 +4.248 16 7
10 98   Karel Hanika KTM 24 +4.363 6 6
11 33   Enea Bastianini KTM 24 +5.462 21 5
12 10   Alexis Masbou Honda 24 +5.780 15 4
13 84   Jakub Kornfeil KTM 24 +5.959 12 3
14 5   Romano Fenati KTM 24 +6.209 14 2
15 58   Juan Francisco Guevara Kalex KTM 24 +6.726 10 1
16 21   Francesco Bagnaia KTM 24 +11.775 20
17 17   John McPhee Honda 24 +16.663 8
18 16   Andrea Migno Mahindra 24 +24.919 13
19 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin Honda 24 +28.038 26
20 13   Jasper Iwema Mahindra 24 +28.404 23
21 19   Alessandro Tonucci Mahindra 24 +28.490 19
22 43   Luca Grünwald Kalex KTM 24 +40.773 28
23 38   Hafiq Azmi KTM 24 +40.784 24
24 4   Gabriel Ramos Kalex KTM 24 +49.329 34
25 3   Matteo Ferrari Mahindra 24 +49.355 27
26 55   Andrea Locatelli Mahindra 24 +52.862 30
27 6   María Herrera Honda 24 +52.879 31
28 14   Albert Arenas KTM 24 +1:29.792 22
Ret 31   Niklas Ajo Husqvarna 20 Accident 7
Ret 99   Jorge Navarro Kalex KTM 9 Accident 18
Ret 9   Scott Deroue Kalex KTM 8 Retirement 33
Ret 95   Jules Danilo Mahindra 7 Accident 29
Ret 91   Gabriel Rodrigo KTM 1 Accident 25
Ret 65   Philipp Öttl Kalex KTM 1 Accident 32
OFFICIAL MOTO3 REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round eighteen has concluded.[11]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 Valencia MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Marquez ends season in style with record 13th victory". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Another double podium marks end of successful season for Repsol Honda". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Luthi takes the win at final round as Rabat slows on finish straight". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  5. ^ Lewis, Lisa (9 November 2014). "Trouble for Rabat gifts Luthi surprise win". Crash.net. Crash Media Group. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Alex Marquez – a new World Champion in the family". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Marquez clinches title in third as Miller wins final race". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 9 November 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  8. ^ "2014 Valencia MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  9. ^ "GP GENERALI DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA · MotoGP Race Classification 2014". Motogp.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  10. ^ "2014 Valencian Community MotoGp : Race Classifications" (PDF). Resources.motogp.com. Retrieved 2 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2014. Retrieved 2019-08-26.


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