2014 Le Mans Moto3 Race Results: A Return To Form

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Jack Miller survived another end-of-race scrum to win the Le Mans grand Prix Sunday by nine-hundredths of a second. Alex Rins, who held a commanding lead in the race at one point took second with Isaac Vinales in third, another two-tenths back.

For Vinales, it marks his first podium. For Miller, it marks a return to the form that saw him win the first two races of the season. With three wins in five races, Miller (104 pts) now holds a full race lead in the championship over Romano Fenati (74 pts.) who had to retire from the race with mechanical problems.

Fenati's teammate, Francesco Bagnaia -- also a member of Valentino Rossi's SKY Racing Team VR46 -- grabbed fourth. Alex Marquez  -- younger brother to MotoGP's Marc -- held on for fifth. Efren Vazquez, fast in nearly every practice and who had a shot at the win, finished sixth nearly a second back.

Enea Bastianini took seventh with John McPhee finishing eighth after qualifying in the same slot. Alex Masbou climbed back into the top 10 for the first time in three races with a ninth. Jakub Kornfeil rounded out the to ten.


Pos. No. Rider Bike Time / Diff.
1 8 Jack MILLER KTM 41'30.582
2 42 Alex RINS Honda 0.095
3 32 Isaac VIÑALES KTM 0.23
4 21 Francesco BAGNAIA KTM 0.487
5 12 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 0.931
6 7 Efren VAZQUEZ Honda 0.94
7 33 Enea BASTIANINI KTM 1.026
8 17 John MCPHEE Honda 1.221
9 10 Alexis MASBOU Honda 1.575
10 84 Jakub KORNFEIL KTM 2.173
11 63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN Honda 11.84
12 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA Mahindra 14.504
13 52 Danny KENT Husqvarna 14.644
14 41 Brad BINDER Mahindra 14.97
15 65 Philipp OETTL Kalex KTM 22.226
16 38 Hafiq AZMI KTM 22.941
17 61 Arthur SISSIS Mahindra 34.284
18 43 Luca GRÜNWALD Kalex KTM 36.495
19 51 Bryan SCHOUTEN Mahindra 36.61
20 11 Livio LOI Kalex KTM 37.299
21 3 Matteo FERRARI Mahindra 40.19
22 22 Ana CARRASCO Kalex KTM 52.239
23 34 Michael Ruben RINALDI Mahindra 57.728
24 4 Gabriel RAMOS Kalex KTM 59.699
25 9 Scott DEROUE Kalex KTM 1 Lap
Not Classified
  31 Niklas AJO Husqvarna 3 Laps
  5 Romano FENATI KTM 5 Laps
  19 Alessandro TONUCCI Mahindra 17 Laps
  23 Niccolò ANTONELLI KTM 18 Laps
  98 Karel HANIKA KTM 21 Laps
  95 Jules DANILO Mahindra 21 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
  58 Juanfran GUEVARA Kalex KTM 0 Lap


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This kid seems to have both the talent and attitude to eventually challenge Marc Marquez, just like Stoner and Lorenzo managed to overthrow Rossi. But even if all possible stars should align in perfect order, it will take him several years to reach MotoGP.

Miller's move against Vasquez on the last lap was very dodgy, as Vasquez clearly had position on the inside. I don't blame Vasquez for being furious about it. Miller crossed the line IMO.

Brilliant race. Last year the Honda was clearly outgunned in a straight line by KTM. This year the reverse. Credit to Jack Miller. One of the finest and most determined rides I've seen since Marc's days in the junior classes. What's up with Mahindra, or rather down? They showed a lot of promise last year and its not that they lack talent in the seats.