MotoGP 2014: Indianapolis Grand Prix – Power Five

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4. Efren Vazquez (Moto3)

He’s been knocking on the door for so long but finally, after 116 attempts, Efren Vazquez is a Grand Prix winner and boy did he have to work hard for it. Moto3 races are so often a scene of barely organised chaos as riders jockey for position and Indianapolis saw no fewer than ten riders fighting for victory as the race entered its closing stages.

Efren knew had an ace up his sleeve with the fastest motorcycle in the field down the straights but navigating his way into the correct position to make full use of it wouldn’t be easy, not least because his rivals knew the strengths of his Honda just as much as Vazquez did.

With a lap to go, the Spaniard had fought his way through to second between the KTMs of Romano Fenati and Jack Miller and mindful that the biggest threat to him would come on the brakes, Vazquez held station and as they entered the home straight, his opportunity had arrived. Fenati did everything to try and break the tow by weaving across the track but having got his exit from the last corner spot on, Efren let his Honda do the work and motored past for his maiden Moto3 win.

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