MotoGP: Race Results from Indianapolis

08/10/2014 @ 12:08 pm, by Jensen Beeler19 COMMENTS


MotoGP Race Results from the Indianapolis GP at Indianapolis, USA:

Pos. Rider Team Bike KM/H Diff.
1 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 160.3 42’07.041
2 Jorge LORENZO Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 160.2 +1.803
3 Valentino ROSSI Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 159.9 +6.558
4 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda 159.7 +10.016
5 Pol ESPARGARO Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 159.2 +17.807
6 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 159.1 +19.604
7 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati 159.0 +20.759
8 Cal CRUTCHLOW Ducati Team Ducati 157.9 +39.796
9 Scott REDDING GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 157.8 +40.507
10 Hiroshi AOYAMA Drive M7 Aspar Honda 156.9 +55.760
11 Karel ABRAHAM Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 156.3 +1’05.130
12 Mike DI MEGLIO Avintia Racing Avintia 156.3 +1’05.346
13 Colin EDWARDS NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 156.1 +1’08.919
14 Michael LAVERTY Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 156.1 +1’09.203
15 Broc PARKES Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 154.8 +1’30.613
Not Classified
Leon CAMIER Drive M7 Aspar Honda 144.0 8 Laps
Andrea IANNONE Pramac Racing Ducati 158.6 13 Laps
Aleix ESPARGARO NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 158.5 15 Laps
Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 158.5 15 Laps
Danilo PETRUCCI Octo IodaRacing Team ART 147.2 21 Laps
Hector BARBERA Avintia Racing Avintia 153.9 22 Laps
DNF 1st Lap
Yonny HERNANDEZ Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 0 Lap
Alvaro BAUTISTA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 0 Lap

Source: MotoGP; Photo: © 2014 Tony Goldsmith / TGF Photos – All Rights Reserved

  • L2C

    Well, that happened…

  • Xan

    Moto3 was a hoot. Pretty much 10 guys led the thing in the last few laps. Moto2 was more one sided than MotoGP. Pretty impressive for Kallio to get a massive lead, have to start over, and do it a SECOND time. Fox Sports here was on commercial when the red flag happened, and they never showed a replay… Kinda would like to know what caused them to restart the whole race.

    10 in a row. One more and he has the “modern era” record for consecutive wins (though the all-time lead sort of doesn’t count). It’s becoming apparent that there are 4-5 guys that have 10 laps worth of Marquez pace, but they just can’t keep it up. Kinda cool to see Dovi hang in there for so long. Watching him and Rossi battle for a few laps was pretty epic!

    Not sure if this was a local issue or an issue for everyone, but with maybe 13 laps to go the feed cut out. They showed like 20 minutes worth of commercials, then resumed with half of the final lap to go. None of the audio or video aside from that attached to the riders seemed to be working, so all you could see was Marquez’s tail cam and hear his engine. Continued right on into the pits and everything. Must have been a massive equipment failure.

  • irksome

    3hrs of Moto3/2/GP coverage on FauxSports1 and they lose power for the end of the race.

    Got the signal back for the last lap, without commentary or Scott Russell’s “color”… so there was that!

  • Westward

    Well watching BTSports made me realize how much I miss Azi and Matt. However, I enjoy the commentary much better.

    The feed dropped for about a lap and then came back on. It happened on a Russian channel too, and it sounds like it happened on Fox as well.

    Dovi didn’t have chance against Rossi and the rest. He dropped back to 7th and finished ahead of Cal. This made me realize that I don’t like the tyre allocation rules. It falsely places a bike higher up on the grid that can’t compete later in the race. Rossi could have held on longer and maybe even fought Marquez longer to the end.

    It seems like Indy with the new surface and changes has become more of a Yamaha track even though Marquez won…

    Overall it was a good race…

  • Fox Sports here was on commercial when the red flag happened, and they never showed a replay… Kinda would like to know what caused them to restart the whole race.

    There was a coming together at Turn 10 with Krummenacher, Shah, West and Pasini that left the latter rider sufficiently dazed to require trackside evaluation. Thankfully, he was able to leave the track under his own power after some time to recover. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a replay of the incident from any of the trackside- or onboard cameras. All we managed to see was the aftermath. The red flag was due to Pasini’s close proximity to the track and the need to evaluate his condition before moving him.

  • Frank

    The MotoGP pass is the only way to go. I held out last year until midseason and after Speed/Fox Sports’ coverage of the Le Mans race I knew I had to pay for the online coverage. It was horribly frustrating “watching” that race. Each time they came back from commercial, there had been 4 lead changes and a few riders had crashed out. The commentators kept talking about the most exciting race that I had never seen. Plus – getting access to all of the practice sessions and qualifying really enhances the experience on Sunday.

    That being said- I wish that I could have seen the Crutchlow/Redding battle today. A forecast of next year for sure. Cal’s horsepower advantage saw him on top today, but the fact that Redding was passing him on a few laps shows his potential on a better bike. Cal will need to really put up or shut up. I could see him getting outclassed next year on one of the better bikes on the grid.

  • L2C

    If only Fenati would have held his line to the Yard of Bricks! -he would have won. I don’t think Vazquez would have caught him. Would have been close–but Fenati had the edge out of the last corner. He could have used those extra five points with his podium finish.

    Otherwise, he put on an amazing race. He took lines that none of the other riders seemed to know about. And he was very comfortable passing on the outside. Berm or no berm, he made it work countless times throughout the race. I hope he continues to do well in qualifying. The championship is definitely not out of reach for him.

    I think Mika Kallio is going to own Brno. And Domique Aegerter is clearly more confident since he won the German GP. Tito Rabat is feeling the pressure, for sure.

  • Andrey

    What a terrible shame that the Fox broadcast was so poorly done.
    Nothing but incessant irrelevant commentary during the entire race, droning on about “Americans” in the race, hearing Nicky Hayden promoting a book, Scott Russell talking about Colin Edwards’ camouflage leathers, has to be the worst commentary I have ever heard in 30 years of viewing motor sports.
    Who gives a s**t about that stuff.. Seriously, who does?
    And don’t get me started about the commercial breaks, loss of video feed and poor camera work.
    Sorry guys but you just don’t know what good race coverage is here in the U.S.

    Of course Marquez won, he will win every race this year as long as he doesn’t suffer a major mechanical failure, and good on him if he does! He is a level above all the others.
    Great to see Rossi and Dovi doing so well.
    Just very frustrating to watch here in the U. S.

  • Piston

    Pedrosa got his new contract, and he went straight to the beach. as usual…

  • L2C

    @ Piston

    Nice try, whoever you are. I’m sure you’ll pick another equally suitable name the next time you troll here. Try “doorknob” next time, means exactly the same thing. Or how about “bag of nails? Whatever, I’m sure you’ll do okay on your own.

  • Pedrosa got his new contract, and he went straight to the beach. as usual…

    You guys are nothing if not consistent. Pedrosa complained about his lack of pace and no real indicators of why ALL weekend. Do you actually pay attention to practice, qualifying and warmup or do you just show up on race day and make up stuff to fit your assumptions?

    Seriously. Do you?

    As usual. Regarding one of the most successful races to ever grace a MotoGP grid EVER. Jeebus H Dyin’ Cripes. Put. Down. The. Crack. Pipe.

  • *RACERS, not races.

    Jensen! Memberships and editing privs would be MOST welcome.

  • L2C

    I’m down with that, Trane!

  • Piston

    L2C: you gotta a thin skin to follow racing, mate.
    You´re telling me to take this guy seriously? Have a beer.

  • L2C

    @ Piston

    I give you permission to do what you damn well please.

  • Frank

    Pedrosa got his new contract, and he went straight to the beach. as usual…

    I’m with L2C and Trane – all I hear is blahblahblah with the Pedrosa bashing. As Trane pointed out – had you followed the entire weekend you might have had some context for the result. I think that Pedrosa did well to manage 4th given his grip issues in practice and qualifying. I was surprised that he struggled so much to be honest but with the new surface and his super-light frame, he does struggle at times getting weight down on the rear tire. New slick surface + lack of ballast on the rear = low feel = lack of confidence. The fact that he risked the hard front tire as well meant that he would not shoot out to the rocket start that for instance- Dovi did. He managed the race well and got valuable championship points after a difficult weekend. I say that aint bad.

  • Jw

    I do not subscribe to mainstream television to get FOX, SPEED or whoever is broadcasting the GP event.

    This is my second season with the MotoGP pass and it is fantastic. Yes it costs money, but considering what I save not having cable or dish bills, I consider this a very fair trade off.

    I watch all the highlights, crashes and press stuff throughout the week.

    I need to get a life..

  • Jw

    I’ve Said it before.

    Honda needs a solid number 2 guy that can still win the championship if the number one guy gets hurt or whatever. Pedrosa is that guy, he has every chance to get second in points at the end of the season, plus he plays well with the number One guy. so, honda at season end gets 1st and 2nd. This makes all involved very happy.

    None of these riders are at the beach, they all can whoop my ass by 10 seconds a lap. Therefore I am at the beach not them.

    This is my free life skills lesson to you mr. piston head.

  • Andrey

    I will add to my comments above by saying I predict Marquez will win every race this year.