Sunday, August 17, 2014

Movistar Yamaha's Lorenzo & Rossi 2nd/3rd at MotoGP Brno Round 11

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Brno, Czech Republic
Grand Prix of Czech Republic
Brilliant Battle Scores Double Yamaha Podium in Brno
14:00 Local time GMT+2
SunnySunnyTemperatureAir 17°C
Track 23°C
TemperatureHumidity 71%
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 Brno (Czech Republic), 17th August 2014

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo fought hard today to take second for the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic with teammate Valentino Rossi finishing in third for the second consecutive Yamaha double podium finish.

Lorenzo started in his traditional style, pushing hard at the start of the race. The Spaniard had a good start from sixth on the grid and soon passed Bradley Smith and Marc Marquez before plunging down the hill, with teammate Rossi following close behind. What followed next was a flurry of overtaking maneuvers between the top six riders, Lorenzo managing to overtake Dani Pedrosa to start the second lap in third place.

Lorenzo kept riding aggressively, overtaking the two Ducati’s of Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso in corner three on the second lap to lead the race and simultaneously brake the circuit record with a 1’56.066 lap. Pedrosa managed to close the gap and, though Lorenzo put up a fight, he was unable to hold off his rival. Lorenzo kept his head down and the pressure on. The last lap saw him inch closer but he came short by just 0.410 of a second at the line.

Teammate Rossi repeated his achievement from Indianapolis last weekend. The nine-time World Champion started his 245th Grand Prix with a bang as he launched his Yamaha from seventh on the grid along the outside of the race track to close right up with the riders starting from the second row of the grid. The Italian soon overtook Bradley Smith and had his eyes on Marc Marquez. He overtook his rival in turn four when the young Spaniard was forced to sit up. Marquez regained a place from Rossi, but was unable to pull away, the two staying close as they passed Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone.

The Doctor closed back in on lap 12 and made a pass stick on 13. It was now Rossi’s turn to take off, creating a distance between himself and the young Spaniard too big for the championship leader to bridge, giving Rossi his seventh podium finish of the season in third.

Lorenzo’s second place keeps him in fourth position in the world standings with 137 points, 36 points behind teammate Rossi with 173 points who stays third with a 13 points gap to his closest rival.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP now head to Silverstone in the UK for the The British Grand Prix in two weeks time.
Jorge Lorenzo
99Jorge Lorenzo
2nd / +0.410 / 22 laps
Finally we beat Marc, but unfortunately it was not me who got the victory this time. I had a chance to get the win because I was feeling good during the warm up and also on the first laps of the race. The only problem was that the feeling of the bike changed after a few laps and Dani caught me. I need to be more aggressive, because he managed to get away. The bike was not so bad at the end of race but I was on the limit to catch him. If there would have been one more lap I would have been able to try and beat him, but it was too late. I wanted to try and fight for the win, but Dani rode a really good race. It was a good opportunity for us to win because Marc was not fit enough, but we didn’t plan the race perfectly so we have to learn from this experience in the future. I’m very happy with Yamaha’s work and how they have improved the bike these last few races. I think it will also be a big improvement for other tracks. I also feel very strong physically so if it goes well we can fight for the victory.”

46Valentino Rossi
3rd / +5.259 / 22 laps
“I’m very happy about this result, because it was a difficult weekend. Yesterday I crashed and injured my finger. This morning it was very bad when checking the setting also with pain making it difficult to ride. This afternoon I visited the Clinica Mobile for my finger to prepare it for the race. With Silvano (Galbusera) and the whole team we were able to set up the bike and we were able to have a good race. I’m happy. We had a good pace and got another podium. Unfortunately I lost a bit of time on the first laps because I wasn’t sure, but after I found the rhythm and then it was a great pleasure to beat Marc. He was sliding and had a problem so he wasn’t fast enough. Of course we tried to arrive more in front but the third place was not so bad in Brno because Dani and Jorge rode a very strong race.”

Valentino Rossi
Massimo Meregalli
Massimo Meregalli
“We are very happy to see our performance continue straight on from Indianapolis and again score a double podium for Movistar Yamaha. The result is very much deserved after a weekend of hard work by both Jorge and Vale and the team. It's refreshing to see a different race winner today, a shame it wasn't us but I believe with our current performance our time is coming again. We will now stay here to work tomorrow. We will have two major items to test. We have the 2015 prototype machine that we will see for the first time. In the morning Jorge will test it and then Vale will ride it in the afternoon. On the current 2014 bikes, we'll also test the 2015 prototype engine as we have one for each rider. I look forward to leaving Brno tomorrow evening with very clear ideas about the direction of the 2015 development.”

The extended imagery from today's Race at the Brno Automotodrom (Brno, Czech Republic) is available on
1.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 42'47.800
2.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP+ 00.410
3.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP+ 5.259
4.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team+ 10.454
5.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing+ 17.639
6.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team+ 17.834
7.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGP+ 23.819
8.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Forward Racing+ 29.621
9.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech3+ 30.364
10.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda Gresini+ 37.639
11.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini+ 55.604
12.Michele Pirro (ITA)Ducati Team+ 56.727
13.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar+ 56.908
14.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB Motoracing+ 1'04.135
15.Leon Camier (GBR)Drive M7 Aspar+ 1'04.902
16.Alex De Angelis (RSM)NGM Forward Racing+ 1'20.666
17.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia Racing+ 1'24.282
18.Mike Di Meglio (FRA)Avintia Racing+ 1'27.436
19.Brok Parkes (AUS)Paul Bird Motorsport+ 1'38.867
20.Danilo Petrucci (ITA)Octo IodaRacing TeamNot classified (2 laps)
21.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)Ducati TeamNot classified (15 laps)
22.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech3Not classified (16 laps)
23.Michael Laverty (GBR)Paul Bird MotorsportNot classified (16 laps)
24.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac RacingNot classified (17 laps)
1.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 263
2.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 186
3.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 173
4.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 137
5.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team 118
6.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Forward Racing 85
7.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech3 78
8.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing 73
9.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech3 65
10.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGP 65
11.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda Gresini 56
12.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini 46
13.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar 37
14.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)Ducati Team 36
15.Nicky Hayden (USA)Drive M7 Aspar 28
16.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac Racing 27
17.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB Motoracing 25
18.Michele Pirro (ITA)Ducati Team 11
19.Colin Edwards (USA)NGM Forward Racing 11
20.Brok Parkes (AUS)Paul Bird Motorsport 7
21.Mike Di Meglio (FRA)Avintia Racing 4
22.Danilo Petrucci (ITA)Octo IodaRacing Team 4
23.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia Racing 2
24.Michael Laverty (GBR)Paul Bird Motorsport 2
25.Leon Camier (GBR)Drive M7 Aspar 1
Technical Informations
LocationBrno, Czech Republic
Length (m)5403
Width (m)15
Turns righ8
Turns left6
Pole positionleft
Grand Prix of Czech Republic
Record Lap
Time 1'56.027
Best Lap
Time 1'55.527
2013 Results
1st M.Marquez (Honda): 42'50.729
2ndD.Pedrosa (Honda): +0.313
3rdJ.Lorenzo (Yamaha): +2.277
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