Catalunya Moto3: Marquez eases to victory

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 15 June 2014 10:43

Spaniard Alex Marquez secured his second Moto3 victory in dominant fashion after his team-mate was forced to retire.

Alex Rins led the early stages of the race by a comfortable margin before he was forced to retire with a mechanical issue. Team-mate Marquez made the most of Rins' bad look and eased from the rest of the field, crossing the line 3.236 secs ahead of second place.

Second place went to Enea Bastianini onboard the GO&FUN machine, with Efren Vasquez claiming the final step on the podium.

Jack Miller, who qualified a lowly ninth, battled back to claim fourth place after struggling with chatter throughout the weekend.

Brit John McPhee was unable to replicate the form which saw him lead the previous race at Mugello. The Honda rider was only able to manage a ninth place finish with fellow Brit Danny Kent crossing the line in 17th and out of the points.

1 25 12 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda 151.4 41'11.656
2 20 33 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 KTM 151.2 +3.236
3 16 7 Efren VAZQUEZ SPA SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 151.2 +3.512
4 13 8 Jack MILLER AUS Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 151.2 +3.764
5 11 5 Romano FENATI ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 151.2 +3.862
6 10 41 Brad BINDER RSA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 151.2 +4.048
7 9 32 Isaac VIÑALES SPA Calvo Team KTM 151.2 +4.131
8 8 31 Niklas AJO FIN Avant Tecno Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 150.8 +9.781
9 7 17 John MCPHEE GBR SaxoPrint-RTG Honda 150.3 +18.578
10 6 21 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA SKY Racing Team VR46 KTM 150.3 +18.597
11 5 10 Alexis MASBOU FRA Ongetta-Rivacold Honda 150.3 +18.982
12 4 44 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Mahindra Racing Mahindra 150.3 +19.042
13 3 19 Alessandro TONUCCI ITA CIP Mahindra 150.2 +19.328
14 2 98 Karel HANIKA CZE Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 150.2 +19.623
15 1 84 Jakub KORNFEIL CZE Calvo Team KTM 150.2 +19.983
16  63 Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDIN MAL Ongetta-AirAsia Honda 150.2 +20.394
17  52 Danny KENT GBR Red Bull Husqvarna Ajo Husqvarna 150.1 +21.011
18  61 Arthur SISSIS AUS Mahindra Racing Mahindra 149.3 +35.095
19  65 Philipp OETTL GER Interwetten Paddock Moto3 Kalex KTM 149.3 +35.340
20  43 Luca GRÜNWALD GER Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 149.3 +35.589
21  3 Matteo FERRARI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 149.3 +35.702
22  91 Gabriel RODRIGO ARG RBA Racing Team KTM 149.2 +36.232
23  57 Eric GRANADO BRA Calvo Team KTM 149.2 +36.300
24  51 Bryan SCHOUTEN NED CIP Mahindra 149.1 +38.535
25  11 Livio LOI BEL Marc VDS Racing Team Kalex KTM 149.1 +38.536
26  9 Scott DEROUE NED RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 149.1 +38.606
27  95 Jules DANILO FRA Ambrogio Racing Mahindra 148.9 +42.593
28  58 Juanfran GUEVARA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3 Kalex KTM 148.1 +56.150
29  55 Andrea LOCATELLI ITA San Carlo Team Italia Mahindra 148.1 +56.210
30  22 Ana CARRASCO SPA RW Racing GP Kalex KTM 147.8 +1'01.152
31  4 Gabriel RAMOS VEN Kiefer Racing Kalex KTM 147.8 +1'01.249