Sunday, August 17, 2014

Repsol Honda's Pedrosa Breaks Marquez' Win Streak at MotoGP Brno Round 11

Press Release

bwin Grand Prix České republiky

Round 11 - Sunday, August 17th 2014

  Czech Republic - Race Report

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Pedrosa conquers Brno with Marquez taking important points in 4th

Pedrosa conquers Brno with Marquez taking important points in 4th

It was a day of mixed fortunes for the Repsol Honda Team in Brno as Dani Pedrosa won his first race since Malaysia 2013, but with it, ended Marc Marquez’ winning run as the Championship leader finished in 4th, only his third non-podium finish in the premier class.
It was another frantic start to the race with Marc dropping to 5th from his pole position start and Dani making up a position to 4th by the end of the first lap. By lap six, Dani had made his way through the field – setting a new fastest race lap (1’56.027) – and was 2nd behind race leader, Jorge Lorenzo. On lap six, he passed Jorge and never looked back, controlling the race perfectly to the end – setting a new fastest race time – and becoming the first rider other than Marc to win this season.
Marc lost some time battling with Iannone on lap five, but eventually passed him into 3rd and began to chase down the race leaders. However, on lap ten he began to lose time to Valentino who was chasing him and by lap thirteen he was unable to hold of the challenge. Marc held onto 4th and took important Championship points.
With this win, Dani has recovered 12 points on Marc and opened up the gap between him and Valentino in the Rider’s Championship. He now sits in second (77 points behind Marc) on 186 points, 13 ahead of Valentino. The Repsol Honda Team maintain their perfect 2014 season, winning every race, and extend their lead in the Team Championship to 139 points over their second place rivals and Honda now lead the Constructor Championship by 81 points. Since the introduction of the four-stroke MotoGP class in 2002, Honda have the most victories (six) at Brno with Honda riders winning for the past four consecutive years.
The team will be back on track tomorrow for an Official Post-Race Test, before heading to Great Britain for the next race on 31st August.
Team Quotes
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
1st - Championship Standing: 2nd - 186 points
"I am very happy to have won this race! This year it has been a tough road to victory, but today everybody in the team is very happy. Seeing their smiling faces makes me happy as well, because you always try to get the best results but don't always manage to do so. This year we have an amazing rival in Marc, who has had great performances at every round so far. Maybe today wasn't his best day, but I think that we also worked very well this weekend; bringing home the win for the team feels fantastic”
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
4th - Championship Standing: 1st - 263 points
"Today was one of those Sundays in which I neither felt completely comfortable, nor had found the best setup for the bike. It wasn't down to a mistake by me or by the team, it was simply that we didn't have the same feeling as on other Sundays. In a way it's taken a weight off my shoulders, as now people won't be asking me if I can win every race anymore. It was also important that we were able to focus on staying in fourth, even though it was tough not to be fighting for the win; we took 13 points that are important for the World Championship and we have a big advantage. What matters is who wins the title -not who wins the most races”

race results

  bwin Grand Prix České republiky - Round 11
1Dani Pedrosa26ESP25Repsol Honda TeamHONDA42'47.800
2Jorge Lorenzo99ESP20Movistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA+0.410
3Valentino Rossi46ITA16Movistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA+5.259
4Marc Marquez93ESP13Repsol Honda TeamHONDA+10.454
5Andrea Iannone29ITA11Pramac RacingDUCATI+17.639
6Andrea Dovizioso4ITA10Ducati TeamDUCATI+17.834
7Stefan Bradl6GER9LCR Honda MotoGPHONDA+23.819
8Aleix Espargaro41ESP8NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+29.621
9Bradley Smith38GBR7Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA+30.364
10Alvaro Bautista19ESP6Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+37.639
11Scott Redding45GBR5Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+55.604
12Michele Pirro51ITA4Ducati TeamDUCATI+56.727
13Hiroshi Aoyama7JPN3Drive M7 AsparHONDA+56.908
14Karel Abraham17CZE2Cardion AB MotoracingHONDA+1'04.135
15Leon Camier2GBR1Drive M7 AsparHONDA+1'04.902
16Alex De Angelis15RSM NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+1'20.666
17Hector Barbera8ESP Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI+1'24.282
18Mike Di Meglio63FRA Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI+1'27.436
19Broc Parkes23AUS Paul Bird MotorsportPBM+1'38.867
20Danilo Petrucci9ITA IodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTERDNF
21Cal Crutchlow35GBR Ducati TeamDUCATIDNF
22Pol Espargaro44ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHADNF
23Michael Laverty70GBR Paul Bird MotorsportART & PBMDNF
24Yonny Hernandez68COL Pramac RacingDUCATIDNF

Rider standings

Sunday, August 17th 2014
Pos. Rider Num. Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Marc Marquez 93 ESP 263 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
2 Dani Pedrosa 26 ESP 186 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
3 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA 173 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
4 Jorge Lorenzo 99 ESP 137 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
5 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA 118 Ducati Team DUCATI
6 Aleix Espargaro 41 ESP 85 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
7 Pol Espargaro 44 ESP 78 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
8 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA 73 Pramac Racing DUCATI
9 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 65 LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA
10 Bradley Smith 38 GBR 65 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
11 Alvaro Bautista 19 ESP 56 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
12 Scott Redding 45 GBR 45 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
13 Hiroshi Aoyama 7 JPN 37 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
14 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR 36 Ducati Team DUCATI
15 Nicky Hayden 69 USA 29 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
16 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 27 Pramac Racing DUCATI
17 Karel Abraham 17 CZE 25 Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA
18 Colin Edwards 5 USA 11 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
19 Michele Pirro 51 ITA 11 Ducati Team DUCATI
20 Broc Parkes 23 AUS 7 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM
21 Mike Di Meglio 63 FRA 4 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI
22 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA 4 IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER
23 Michael Laverty 70 GBR 2 Paul Bird Motorsport ART & PBM
24 Hector Barbera 8 ESP 2 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI
25 Leon Camier 2 GBR 1 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
26 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 0 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
27 Michel Fabrizio 84 ITA 0 IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER

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Circuit Information

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Length5.403 m / 3.357 miles
Left corners6
Right corners8
Longest straight636 m / 0.395 miles
Automotodrom Brno
P.O.Box 1
641 00 Brno
Czech Republic
Pole position1m 55.527s (168.3 km/h) Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha, 2013)
Race lap1m 56.027s (167.4 km/) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)
Race time42m 47.800s (166.6 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)
2013 Race WinnerMarc Marquez (Honda)
2014 Race WinnerDani Pedrosa (Honda)
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