Sunday, May 4, 2014

Marquez Takes 4th Win of the Season, Pedrosa 3rd for Repsol Honda at MotoGP Round 4 in Jerez

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Gran Premio de España

Round 4 - Sunday, May 4th 2014

  Spain - Race Report

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Magnificent Marquez makes it four-in-a-row in Spain on his 100th GP

Magnificent Marquez makes it four-in-a-row in Spain on his 100th GP

World Champion Marc Marquez takes his fourth win from pole – from the first four races of 2014 – and becomes the first rider to win the Spanish GP from pole since Capirossi in 2006. Teammate Dani Pedrosa takes third, missing out on second place by just 0.098s to Valentino Rossi, and moving into joint third in all-time premier class podiums.
It was once again a frantic start to the race, in front of 117,001 fans, with everyone vying for position. Marc and Rossi traded places for the lead several times on the opening lap as Dani battled with Lorenzo and Dovizioso in 4th. Finally Marc passed Rossi, before the end of the first lap, and began to push. From this point the young Spaniard opened a comfortable lead and set the fastest lap of the race on lap five (1’39.841). He then led to the chequered flag, completing a flawless race.
Dani spent his race with Rossi and Lorenzo and traced them for the first twenty laps, but with just seven laps remaining he passed Lorenzo and chased down Rossi. In the end it came down – once again – to the final corner, but Rossi was able to hold on and beat Dani to second place by just nine hundredths of a second. Dani has now finished on the podium in Jerez for the past 10 years.
At the age of just 21 years and 76 days, Marc is the fourth youngest rider ever to reach the milestone of 100 GP starts, taking 36 wins, 59 podium finishes and 41 pole positions. He has raced at 22 different circuits during his Grand Prix career and has now won at 20 of them – the only two missing are Donington Park and Shanghai where MotoGP no longer visit. Dani’s 3rd place in Jerez also marks a milestone as he equals the podium count of Giacomo Agostini on 88. The only riders with more podium finishes – in the premier class – are Rossi (148) and Doohan (95).
The team will remain in Jerez for an Official Post-Race Test tomorrow before packing up and heading to Le Mans, France for round five in two weeks time.
Team Quotes
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
1st - Championship Standing: 1st - 100 points
“I started well today, but when I saw that Valentino was trying to pass me on the first corner I knew his intention was to slow down the race so he could control the pace. Riding behind him I realised that I could go faster, so I tried to overtake him as soon as possible. I was surprised, because I wasn't expecting to open up a gap. Anyway, I am in good form at the moment, but I can see that Dani, Valentino and Jorge are giving their 100% in every practice and in every race. I'm sure that sooner or later will come a race in which we are unable win, but we will have to learn from that and try to take important points”
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
3rd - Championship Standing: 2nd - 72 points
“The race today was very difficult; I had problems with the front tyre from the opening lap and I tried to overcome the situation as best I could. I saw that Marc was breaking away but couldn't do anything to stick with him - it was completely his race today. I was able to stay behind the Yamahas for many laps, and at the end I made my attack. I was able to overtake Lorenzo but would have needed one or two more corners to try and pass Rossi. I did my best and took third place. We will see if at tomorrow's test we can be closer to Marc and fight to the maximum at the next race”

race results

  Gran Premio de España - Round 4
1Marc Marquez93ESP25Repsol Honda TeamHONDA45'24.134
2Valentino Rossi46ITA20Yamaha FactoryYAMAHA+1.431
3Dani Pedrosa26ESP16Repsol Honda TeamHONDA+1.529
4Jorge Lorenzo99ESP13Yamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA+8.541
5Andrea Dovizioso4ITA11Ducati TeamDUCATI+27.494
6Alvaro Bautista19ESP10Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+27.606
7Aleix Espargaro41ESP9NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+27.917
8Bradley Smith38GBR8Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA+27.947
9Pol Espargaro44ESP7Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA+29.419
10Stefan Bradl6GER6LCR Honda MotoGPHONDA+32.872
11Nicky Hayden69USA5Drive M7 AsparHONDA+35.490
12Hiroshi Aoyama7JPN4Drive M7 AsparHONDA+40.083
13Scott Redding45GBR3Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+43.830
14Yonny Hernandez68COL2Pramac RacingDUCATI+52.295
15Hector Barbera8ESP1Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI+54.873
16Michael Laverty70GBR Paul Bird MotorsportART & PBM+1'06.182
17Broc Parkes23AUS Paul Bird MotorsportPBM+1'23.420
18Colin Edwards5USA NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHADNF
19Andrea Iannone29ITA Pramac RacingDUCATIDNF
20Mike Di Meglio63FRA Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKIDNF
21Karel Abraham17CZE Cardion AB MotoracingHONDADNF
22Cal Crutchlow35GBR Ducati TeamDUCATIDNF
23Michele Pirro51ITA Ducati TeamDUCATIDNF

Rider standings

Sunday, May 4th 2014
1Marc Marquez93ESP100Repsol Honda TeamHONDA
2Dani Pedrosa26ESP72Repsol Honda TeamHONDA
3Valentino Rossi46ITA61Yamaha FactoryYAMAHA
4Andrea Dovizioso4ITA45Ducati TeamDUCATI
5Jorge Lorenzo99ESP35Yamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA
6Stefan Bradl6GER30LCR Honda MotoGPHONDA
7Aleix Espargaro41ESP30NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA
8Bradley Smith38GBR28Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA
9Andrea Iannone29ITA25Pramac RacingDUCATI
10Pol Espargaro44ESP25Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA
11Nicky Hayden69USA23Drive M7 AsparHONDA
12Hiroshi Aoyama7JPN19Drive M7 AsparHONDA
13Scott Redding45GBR14Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA
14Yonny Hernandez68COL13Pramac RacingDUCATI
15Alvaro Bautista19ESP10Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA
16Cal Crutchlow35GBR10Ducati TeamDUCATI
17Karel Abraham17CZE8Cardion AB MotoracingHONDA
18Colin Edwards5USA7NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA
19Hector Barbera8ESP2Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI
20Danilo Petrucci9ITA2IodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER
21Broc Parkes23AUS1Paul Bird MotorsportPBM
22Mike Di Meglio63FRA0Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI
23Michael Laverty70GBR0Paul Bird MotorsportART & PBM
24Michele Pirro51ITA0Ducati TeamDUCATI

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Circuit Information

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Length 4.423 m / 2.748 miles
Left corners5
Right corners8
Longest straight607 m / 0.377 miles
Jerez Motor Racing Track
Carretera Jerez – Arcos, kilómetro 10
11405 Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz)
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Pole Position1m 38.120s (162.2km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Lap1m 39.731s (159.657km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2010)
Race Time45m 17.538s (158.200km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2010)
2012 Race WinnerCasey Stoner (Honda)
2013 Race WinnerDani Pedrosa (Honda)
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3-15-1, Senzui, Asaka-shi, Saitama-Pref., 351-0024 Japan

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