2014 Indianapolis Moto2 Race Result: The Gap Narrows

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Mika Kallio won a shortened Moto2 race after a red flag forced a restart at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Maverick Vinales held on for second and Dominique Aegerter took third, 1.6 seconds behind the leader.

Tito Rabat finished fourth after runnng wide with four laps remaining which allowed both Vinales and Aegerter through. Kallio's win coupled with Rabat's finish reduced Rabat's championship lead to seven points over his Marc VDS teammate.

Simone Corsi took a lonely fifth, more than six second behind the winner. Another 12 seconds back, Sandro Cortese (6th), Hafizh Syahrin (7th) and Alex de Angelis (8th) crossed the line in a tight cluster. Ant West, winner in Assen, managaed a surprising ninth after getting caught up in the inital crash that led to the red flag and restart. Johann Zarco held on for tenth.

Kallio jumped out to an early lead at the race's initial start, holding a 1.2 second lead by the third lap. But on lap four at Turn 10, Azlan Shah, West, Mattia Pasini and Randy Krummenacher collided. 

The crash left Pasini unconscious and the race was red flagged immediately. Eventually, Pasini walked away but he was not allowed to race for precautionary reasons. The race director restarted the event as a new 16-laps race with the riders in their original grid positions.

Again, Kallio jumped out to a lead he would hold the entire race which saw Franco Morbidelli, Xavier Simeon, Thomas Luthi and Julian Simon all crash out.


1 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex 26'07.410
2 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 1.38
3 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter 1.696
4 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex 2.559
5 3 Simone CORSI Kalex 6.648
6 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex 18.639
7 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex 18.674
8 15 Alex DE ANGELIS Suter 18.992
9 95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 19.487
10 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter 19.922
11 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex 20.013
12 81 Jordi TORRES Suter 20.963
13 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex 22.672
14 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 23.836
15 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 25.325
16 49 Axel PONS Kalex 25.514
17 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter 28.98
18 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex 32.962
19 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up 36.564
20 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex 36.907
21 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter 38.624
22 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter 39.669
23 45 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA TSR 39.723
24 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up 44.499
25 8 Gino REA Suter +1'07.790
26 39 Luis SALOM Kalex +1'29.010
27 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex +1'34.244
28 2 Josh HERRIN Caterham Suter 3 Laps
Not Classified
  21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex 12 Laps
  19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 13 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
  12 Thomas LUTHI Suter 0 Lap
  60 Julian SIMON Kalex 0 Lap
Not Starting
  54 Mattia PASINI Kalex 0 Lap
  4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter 0 Lap


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Just watched this race on Fox 1 and their coverage almost makes one yearn for BeInSport. During the race Fox chopped a few laps from the middle, spent some time displaying some show bikes, and then split the screen for about five minutes while they interviewed walnut-faced Carmelo Ezpeleta about the potential for US riders to make it to MotoGP.
It makes one wonder why Rupert's henchmen bothered to bid for this contract, when they subsequently treat the sport with such disrespect. TV producers would get lynched or shot if they missed a couple of plays of an NFL game.
Now they're doing the same with the MotoGP race!

Josh probably won't be back next year in Moto2. He simply is not competitive at this level. But I really felt for him today. He was unfortunate to get collected in the mess at turn 2 on the restart. He was just out of the points in 16th prior to the red flag. Really too bad. Hopefully he can manage to finish some more races in the second half and maybe even grab a point in the championship.

Are Dorna just after the money ?
Here in Aus, the free to air gives us 5 seconds of vision of the Moto2 and 3 races after the MotoGP. If they were interested in promoting the series, they'd have a contract that makes them actually show some of the sport - like qualifying ...
I won't pay for Fox because i'd have to buy channels that I don't want just to get the one sports channel that I would watch two series on ....