Moto3

Second Consecutive Moto3 Win For Aussie Jack Miller

Author: Aaryn Minerds

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Red Bull KTM Ajo‰Ûªs Jack Miller of Australia pulled off an amazing pole to flag victory in the early hours of this morning at the Moto3 GP of the Americas in Austin Texas, the second round of the 2014 World Championship.

Miller won his first GP in Qatar in the opening round and picked up his first pole position on Saturday, which he converted to the victory on the sweeping Texas circuit. Miller also became the first-ever Australian rider to take consecutive victories in the small cylinder class, formerly 125cc and now Moto3.

Miller had a great start from his pole position and with the threat of rain hanging over the circuit, decided to make an early break. Initially it was only Efren Vazquez of Spain who went with him.

While Miller never relinquished the lead throughout the 18-lap race, the two front riders were joined in the early stages by Alex Marquez and began to pull away from the following pack. They were caught in the last laps by Romano Fenati on the KTM and the group extended the gap to three seconds.
Efren Vazquez rounded out the podium for Honda - Credit: Honda Racing
Vazquez and Fenati were poised to make a challenge in the last laps but Miller hung on to the advantage. Then Marquez crashed out, leaving the three front-runners to go on and seal the top three places. Miller and Fenati made it 1-2 for KTM.

‰ÛÏThe KTM RC 250 GP was running perfectly and with a setup that allowed us to preserve the tires and have enough grip to push on in the final laps,‰Û
Romano Fenati made his way through to second position on the final lap - Credit: Gold and Goose
Moto3 Race Results:
1. Jack Miller 41m06.659s AUS KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
2. Romano Fenati 0.069 ITA KTM SKY Racing Team By VR46
3. Efren Vazquez 0.172 ESP HONDA SaxoPrint-RTG
4. Alex Rins 7.182 ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0'0
5. Jakub Kornfeil 7.264 CZE KTM Calvo Team
6. Alexis Masbou 20.107 FRA HONDA Ongetta-Rivacold
7. Francesco Bagnaia 20.381 ITA KTM SKY Racing Team By VR46
8. Danny Kent 23.981 GBR HUSQVARNA Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo
9. John McPhee 24.032 SCO HONDA SaxoPrint-RTG
10. Karel Hanika 24.222 BRNO KTM Red Bull KTM Ajo
11. Juanfran Guevara 24.817 ESP KALEX KTM Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3
12. Livio Loi 34.634 BEL KALEX KTM Marc VDS Racing Team
13. Enea Bastianini 34.955 ITA KTM Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3
14. Niklas Ajo 35.020 FIN HUSQVARNA Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo
15. Miguel Oliveira 35.436 PORTUGUESE MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing
16. Alessandro Tonucci 38.306 ITA MAHINDRA CIP Moto3
17. Zulfahmi Khairuddin 38.536 SEPANG HONDA Ongetta-AirAsia
18. Eric Grando 49.325 BRA KTM Calvo Team
19. Scott Deroue 1'02.422 DUT KALEX KTM RW Racing GP
20. Philipp Oettl 1'02.609 GER KALEX KTM Interwetten Paddock Moto3
21. Ana Carrasco 1'02.695 ESP KALEX KTM RW Racing GP
22. Jules Danilo 1'08.860 FRA MAHINDRA Ambrogio Racing
23. Luca Grunwald 1'18.905 GER KALEX KTM Kiefer Racing
24. Hafiq Azmi 2'04.082 MAL KTM SIC-AJO
25. Andrea Locatelli 1 lap ITA MAHINDRA San Carlo Team Italia
26. Bryan Schouten 1 lap NED MAHINDRA CIP Moto3
27. Alex Marquez DNF ESP HONDA Estrella Galicia 0'0
28. Gabriel Ramos DNF VEN KALEX KTM Kiefer Racing
29. Niccolo Antonelli DNF ITA KTM Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3
30. Brad Binder DNF ZAF MAHINDRA Ambrogio Racing
31. Isaac Vi̱ales DNF ESP KTM Calvo Team
32. Arthur Sissis DNF AUS MAHINDRA Mahindra Racing
33. Matteo Ferrari DNF ITA MAHINDRA San Carlo Team Italia
Miller leaves the USA with a perfect scorecard of 50 points - Credit: Gold and Goose
Moto3 Championship Standings After Round 2:
1. Jack Miller 50 pts
2. Efren Vazquez 32 pts
3. Romano Fenati 24 pts
4. Alex Rins 24 pts
5. Jakub Kornfeil 21 pts
6. Alex Marquez 20 pts
7. Alexis Masbou 19 pts
8. Francesco Bagnaia 15 pts
9. Miguel Oliveira 14 pts
10. John McPhee 12 pts
11. Danny Kent 11 pts
12. Karel Hanika 8 pts
13. Isaac Vi̱ales 8 pts
14. Niccolo Antonelli 7 pts
15. Juanfran Guevara 5 pts
16. Livio Loi 4 pts
17. Enea Bastianini 3 pts
18. Niklas Ajo 2 pts
19. Brad Binder 1 pt

Top Image: Miller on his way to winning in Texas

Credit: Gold and Goose

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