Sunday, June 1, 2014

Repsol Honda's Marquez Takes 6th Win of Season, Pedrosa 4th in MotoGP Mugello Grand Prix of Italy

Press Release

Gran Premio d’Italia

Round 6 - Sunday, June 1st 2014

  Italy - Race Report

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Marquez makes it six out of six in spectacular finale

Marquez makes it six out of six in spectacular finale

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has once again taken more records, continuing his flawless start to 2014 with his sixth win in as many races. Teammate Dani Pedrosa, still suffering after his recent arm surgery, finished fourth after losing time battling with other riders in the early laps.
From the start Marc dropped back to third briefly – and Dani down to eighth – but on lap three he passed Iannone and slotted in behind Lorenzo, with Dani passing Crutchlow into seventh. Whilst closing the gap to Lorenzo, Marc recorded the fastest lap of the race on lap five (1’47.892) and the race began to find some rhythm, briefly.
Dani passed Dovizioso, Pol Espargaro and Andrea Iannone over the course of four laps, but Iannone – using the super soft rear tyre – was able to pass him back. During laps eleven to thirteen, the two riders battled for fourth position with Dani finally able to pass and open a gap on lap fourteen. Then on lap seventeen Marc made his move on Lorenzo. An epic battle ensued with the two riders passing each other a total of eleven times over the final seven laps, racing within inches of each other at one of the fastest tracks on the calendar. Marc made his final pass on the last lap and led to the chequered flag, beating Lorenzo by just 0.121s.
With today’s victory, Marc has become the sixth rider ever – and the first since Rossi in 2002 (also on a Honda) – to win six successive races in the premier class (along with Agostini, Hailwood, Surtees and Doohan). He is also the youngest ever rider to achieve this (21 years and 104 days) taking the record from Rossi (23 years and 148 days) when he took the sixth of seven successive wins in 2002. He has also equalled the number of career victories achieved by John Surtees, who won a total of seven World titles (four in the 500cc class and three in the 350cc class), making him the joint 14th most successful GP rider of all-time in terms of Grand Prix wins. With his tally of 150 points, Marc now extends his lead in the Championship by 53 points over second place Rossi (97), with Dani dropping to third place, just one point off the Italian.
Team Quotes
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Marc Marquez
1st - Championship Standing: 1st - 150 points
“I am very happy with this win; Jorge and I had a really good battle and had a lot of fun out there! I wasn’t expecting the victory, because it has come at a circuit that I had marked on the calendar as being one for picking up Championship points – not thinking about winning the race. However, I saw that it would be possible and took more risks than at other races, because Jorge and Vale were very fast and we were finding it difficult to keep up the same pace. I think that we did a great job all weekend, and the change that we made to sixth gear in the warmup was very important too; we did this to help pass using a slipstream at the end of the straight. I am very pleased with how the entire weekend went, and now it is time to look ahead to my home Grand Prix - racing at Montmelo is always special”
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
4th - Championship Standing: 3rd - 96 points
"It was a tough race and I wasn't able to get the result that I was hoping for here. My arm is still causing me issues and I wasn’t able to push one hundred percent so thanks to my team for their patience whilst I still recover. The race today was interesting, and I congratulate Marc and Jorge for a nice battle! I think that it is positive to see that we are up there fighting and that we have improved on a few things. Now we have to continue working so that we can be up in the leading group as well, and have some fun with them, but I need to be physically 100% to be able to do so. Tomorrow I will go for a check up with Dr. Mir and hope to be fitter in time for Montmelo in two weeks time”

race results

  Gran Premio d’Italia - Round 6
1Marc Marquez93ESP25Repsol Honda TeamHONDA41'38.254
2Jorge Lorenzo99ESP20Yamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA+0.121
3Valentino Rossi46ITA16Yamaha FactoryYAMAHA+2.688
4Dani Pedrosa26ESP13Repsol Honda TeamHONDA+14.046
5Pol Espargaro44ESP11Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA+15.603
6Andrea Dovizioso4ITA10Ducati TeamDUCATI+17.042
7Andrea Iannone29ITA9Pramac RacingDUCATI+17.129
8Alvaro Bautista19ESP8Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+27.407
9Aleix Espargaro41ESP7NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+41.886
10Yonny Hernandez68COL6Pramac RacingDUCATI+45.212
11Michele Pirro51ITA5Ducati TeamDUCATI+45.433
12Karel Abraham17CZE4Cardion AB MotoracingHONDA+45.831
13Scott Redding45GBR3Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+45.839
14Hiroshi Aoyama7JPN2Drive M7 AsparHONDA+46.834
15Colin Edwards5USA1NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+1'09.554
16Michael Laverty70GBR Paul Bird MotorsportART & PBM+1'17.789
17Broc Parkes23AUS Paul Bird MotorsportPBM+1'35.031
18Mike Di Meglio63FRA Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI+1'37.501
19Hector Barbera8ESP Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKIDNF
20Michel Fabrizio84ITA IodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTERDNF
21Cal Crutchlow35GBR Ducati TeamDUCATIDNF
22Stefan Bradl6GER LCR Honda MotoGPHONDADNF
23Bradley Smith38GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHADNF
24Nicky Hayden69USA Drive M7 AsparHONDADNS

Rider standings

Sunday, June 1st 2014
1Marc Marquez93ESP150Repsol Honda TeamHONDA
2Valentino Rossi46ITA97Yamaha FactoryYAMAHA
3Dani Pedrosa26ESP96Repsol Honda TeamHONDA
4Jorge Lorenzo99ESP65Yamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA
5Andrea Dovizioso4ITA63Ducati TeamDUCATI
6Pol Espargaro44ESP49Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA
7Aleix Espargaro41ESP44NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA
8Stefan Bradl6GER39LCR Honda MotoGPHONDA
9Alvaro Bautista19ESP34Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA
10Andrea Iannone29ITA34Pramac RacingDUCATI
11Bradley Smith38GBR34Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA
12Nicky Hayden69USA23Drive M7 AsparHONDA
13Hiroshi Aoyama7JPN23Drive M7 AsparHONDA
14Yonny Hernandez68COL22Pramac RacingDUCATI
15Scott Redding45GBR21Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA
16Cal Crutchlow35GBR15Ducati TeamDUCATI
17Karel Abraham17CZE13Cardion AB MotoracingHONDA
18Colin Edwards5USA8NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA
19Michele Pirro51ITA5Ducati TeamDUCATI
20Hector Barbera8ESP2Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI
21Danilo Petrucci9ITA2IodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER
22Broc Parkes23AUS1Paul Bird MotorsportPBM
23Michael Laverty70GBR0Paul Bird MotorsportART & PBM
24Mike Di Meglio63FRA0Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI
25Michel Fabrizio84ITA0IodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER

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Circuit Information

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Length5.245 m / 3.259 miles
Left corners6
Right corners9
Longest straight1.141 m / 0.709 miles
Via Senni, 15 50038
Scarperia Province of Florence

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Pole Position1m 47.157s (176.2 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2013)
Race Lap1m 47.639s (175.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Time41m 37.477s (173.889km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)
2013 Race WinnerJorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2014 Race WinnerMarc Marquez (Honda)
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3-15-1, Senzui, Asaka-shi, Saitama-Pref., 351-0024 Japan

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