2014 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season

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The 2014 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season will be the 66th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season.

Marc Márquez will start the season as the defending riders' champion in the MotoGP category, with Honda the defending manufacturers' champions. Pol Espargaró and Maverick Viñales will be the reigning Moto2 and Moto3 champions respectively; however, neither will defend their titles as both are being promoted, with Espargaró joining MotoGP and Viñales entering Moto2.

Grands Prix[edit]

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme released a 19-race provisional calendar on 2 October 2013.[1] The calendar was updated on 13 December 2013[2] and again on 24 February 2014, resulting in a calendar of 18 races.[3]

The 2014 calendar originally saw the addition of two South American races, the series' first visit to the continent since 2004. A race in Argentina at the newly upgraded Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo is scheduled for April 27 and a race in Brazil at the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in Brasilia was scheduled for September 28, but was subsequently removed[3] due to delays in the track modifications.[4] The standalone MotoGP race at Laguna Seca, a mainstay since 2005 has been discontinued.

Round Date Grand Prix Circuit
1 23 March Qatar Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar[5] Losail International Circuit, Doha
2 13 April United States Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas[6] Circuit of the Americas, Austin
3 27 April Argentina Gran Premio Red Bull de la República Argentina[7] Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero
4 4 May Spain Gran Premio bwin de España[8] Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera
5 18 May France Monster Energy Grand Prix de France[9] Le Mans Bugatti
6 1 June Italy Gran Premio d'Italia TIM[10] Mugello Circuit, Mugello
7 15 June Catalonia Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya[11] Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
8 28 June Netherlands TT Assen[12] TT Circuit Assen, Assen
9 13 July Germany eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland[13] Sachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal
10 10 August United States Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix[14] Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
11 17 August Czech Republic bwin Grand Prix České republiky[1] Masaryk Circuit, Brno
12 31 August United Kingdom Hertz British Grand Prix[15] Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone
13 14 September San Marino GP di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini[16] Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico
14 28 September[3] Aragon Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón[17] Motorland Aragón, Alcañiz
15 12 October Japan AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan[18] Twin Ring Motegi, Motegi
16 19 October Australia Australian Grand Prix[19] Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island
17 26 October Malaysia Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix[1][20] Sepang International Circuit, Selangor
18 9 November Valencian Community Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana[21] Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

Teams and riders[edit]

Starting in 2014, the rules governing the eligibility of entries will change. MSMA prototypes will be reclassified as the new "Factory" class, whilst the Claiming Rule Teams sub-category will be restructured as the "Open" class. All bikes will use the approved MotoGP Electronic Control Unit, with bikes in the "Open" class using both the MotoGP ECU and identical software, and those competing as "Factory" entries permitted to use their own custom software.[22] The Factory option bike will have their allocation of engines reduced from twelve to five, and those five will have their design frozen.[22] The amount of fuel allowed will be reduced from twenty-four litres to twenty litres.[22]

A manufacturer who has not achieved a win in dry conditions in the previous year, or a new manufacturer entering the championship, could enter under the Factory option with all the concessions available to the Open class; these benefits will be reduced in case of a determined number of podiums or wins.[23]

Ducati Team and Pramac Racing were due to enter their bikes in the Open class[24] but revised regulations meant that they were finally entered under the Factory option.[25]

2014 MotoGP specifications
Factory Open
Fuel tank (litres) 20 24
Engines allocated 5 12
Engine design frozen free
ECU hardware spec Magneti Marelli
ECU software free standardized
Tires' compound class specific

A provisional entry list was released by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme on 20 November 2013.[26] An updated entry list was released on 14 January 2014.[27] Teams had time until 28 February to decide if a rider would be assigned to the "Factory" or "Open" class.[22] The final entry list was released on the same day.[28]

Factory entries
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Italy Ducati Team Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP14 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso[29] 1–2
35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow[30] 1–2
51 Italy Michele Pirro[31] 3
Monaco LCR Honda MotoGP Honda Honda RC213V 6 Germany Stefan Bradl[32] 1–2
Italy GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda Honda RC213V 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista[33] 1–2
Japan Repsol Honda Team Honda Honda RC213V 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa[34] 1–2
93 Spain Marc Márquez[34] 1–2
Italy Pramac Racing
Italy Energy T.I. Pramac Racing
Ducati Ducati Desmosedici GP14 29 Italy Andrea Iannone[35] 1–2
68 Colombia Yonny Hernández[35] 1–2
France Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith[36] 1–2
44 Spain Pol Espargaró[37] 1–2
Japan Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha Yamaha YZR-M1 46 Italy Valentino Rossi[38] 1–2
99 Spain Jorge Lorenzo[39] 1–2
Open entries
Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Switzerland NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha[28] FTR-Yamaha YZR-M1 5 United States Colin Edwards[40] 1–2
41 Spain Aleix Espargaró[40] 1–2
Spain Drive M7 Aspar Honda Honda RCV1000R 7 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama[41] 1–2
69 United States Nicky Hayden[42] 1–2
Spain Avintia Racing Avintia[28] Avintia GP14[43] 8 Spain Héctor Barberá[44] 1–2
63 France Mike Di Meglio[26] 1–2
Italy IodaRacing Project ART[27] ART 9 Italy Danilo Petrucci[26] 1–2
Czech Republic Cardion AB Motoracing Honda Honda RCV1000R 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham[45] 1–2
United Kingdom Paul Bird Motorsport PBM[27] PBM 23 Australia Broc Parkes[46] 1–2
70 United Kingdom Michael Laverty[26] 1–2
Italy GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda Honda RCV1000R 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding[47] 1–2
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

Team changes[edit]

Rider changes[edit]

Results and standings[edit]

Grands Prix[edit]

Round Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning constructor Report
1 Qatar Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Marc Márquez Spain Álvaro Bautista Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report
2 United States Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Spain Marc Márquez Japan Honda Report

Riders' standings[edit]

Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
AME
United States
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
Indianapolis
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Spain Marc Márquez Honda 1 1 50
2 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 3 2 36
3 Italy Valentino Rossi Yamaha 2 8 28
4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 5 3 27
5 Spain Aleix Espargaró Forward Yamaha 4 9 20
6 Italy Andrea Iannone Ducati 10 7 15
7 Germany Stefan Bradl Honda Ret 4 13
8 United States Nicky Hayden Honda 8 11 13
9 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Yamaha Ret 5 11
10 Spain Pol Espargaró Yamaha Ret 6 10
11 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Ducati 6 Ret 10
12 United Kingdom Scott Redding Honda 7 Ret 9
13 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 11 12 9
14 United States Colin Edwards Forward Yamaha 9 Ret 7
15 Colombia Yonny Hernández Ducati 12 13 7
16 Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Ret 10 6
17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Honda 13 14 5
18 Italy Danilo Petrucci ART 14 17 2
19 Spain Héctor Barberá Avintia Ret 15 1
20 Australia Broc Parkes PBM 15 Ret 1
United Kingdom Michael Laverty PBM 16 16 0
France Mike Di Meglio Avintia 17 18 0
Spain Álvaro Bautista Honda Ret Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
AME
United States
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

Manufacturers' standings[edit]

Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
AME
United States
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
Indianapolis
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts
1 Japan Honda 1 1 50
2 Japan Yamaha 2 5 31
3 Italy Ducati 5 3 27
4 Switzerland Forward Yamaha 4 9 20
5 Italy ART 14 17 2
6 Spain Avintia 17 15 1
7 United Kingdom PBM 15 16 1
Pos Manufacturer QAT
Qatar
AME
United States
ARG
Argentina
ESP
Spain
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
CAT
Catalonia
NED
Netherlands
GER
Germany
IND
United States
CZE
Czech Republic
GBR
United Kingdom
RSM
San Marino
ARA
Aragon
JPN
Japan
AUS
Australia
MAL
Malaysia
VAL
Valencian Community
Pts

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