2014 Aragon Moto2 Race Results: Make The Tyres Last

Race Report follows.

Mika Kallio forced his way to the front in the first few corners, followed by pole-sitter Maverick Vinales and the two took a few laps to make a gap from Johann Zarco and Tito Rabat. Five laps in, Vinales took the lead and let the riders behind him fight for second and give him the breathing space to make a solid gap.

Mika Kallio and Tito Rabat duelled for second and as Rabat passed Kallio and Kallio passed Rabat, Dominque Aegerter and Johann Zarco both took advantage of their fighting to force past, with Zarco eventually looking at a two and a half second gap to Vinales at half race distance.

Tito Rabat and Johann Zarco swapped places after Rabat set the fastest lap and Rabat saw the gap to Vinales stay at a constant 2.7 sec gap but three laps from the end, Rabat looked like he had more tyre left and the gap started dropping and Rabat started closing.

As it was, Maverick Vinales had made enough of a break at the beginning that he could manage the lead intelligently and end the race a second ahead of Tito Rabat with Johann Zarco, after a proper fight the last couple of laps with Thomas Luthi, over three seconds behind.

Tito Rabat's second place to Mika Kallio's seventh gives Rabat a thirty-three point lead in the title chase with Maverick Vinales cementing his third place with today's victory.

Results:

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Gap
1 40 Maverick VIÑALES Kalex 40'16.321
2 53 Esteve RABAT Kalex +1.285
3 5 Johann ZARCO Caterham Suter +4.876
4 12 Thomas LUTHI Suter +5.033
5 21 Franco MORBIDELLI Kalex +5.960
6 77 Dominique AEGERTER Suter +6.405
7 36 Mika KALLIO Kalex +6.525
8 81 Jordi TORRES Suter +17.313
9 22 Sam LOWES Speed Up +18.148
10 23 Marcel SCHROTTER Tech 3 +19.693
11 55 Hafizh SYAHRIN Kalex +20.948
12 11 Sandro CORTESE Kalex +21.110
13 39 Luis SALOM Kalex +22.665
14 88 Ricard CARDUS Tech 3 +24.403
15 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Kalex +24.465
16 60 Julian SIMON Kalex +27.402
17 8 Gino REA Suter +39.660
18 97 Roman RAMOS Speed Up +39.862
19 25 Azlan SHAH Kalex +40.073
20 96 Louis ROSSI Kalex +40.185
21 54 Mattia PASINI Kalex +40.751
22 14 Ratthapark WILAIROT Caterham Suter +41.064
23 94 Jonas FOLGER Kalex +41.258
24 84 Riccardo RUSSO Suter +42.181
25 7 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Suter +42.275
26 70 Robin MULHAUSER Suter +42.410
27 4 Randy KRUMMENACHER Suter +44.360
28 20 Florian MARINO Kalex +47.565
29 18 Nicolas TEROL Suter +49.743
30 10 Thitipong WAROKORN Kalex +1'05.670
  49 Axel PONS Kalex 9 Laps
  9 Kenny NOYES TSR 15 Laps
  19 Xavier SIMEON Suter 17 Laps
  95 Anthony WEST Speed Up 17 Laps

 

Round Number: 
14
2014
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