Sunday, September 14, 2014

Repsol Honda's Pedrosa 3rd, Marquez 15th After Early Race Crash in MotoGP Grand Prix of San Marino

Press Release

Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Round 13 - Sunday, September 14th 2014

  San Marino - Race Report

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Pedrosa takes podium as Marquez slips-up and finishes 15th

Pedrosa takes podium as Marquez slips-up and finishes 15th

It’s been a difficult weekend for the Repsol Honda Team in Misano but Dani Pedrosa managed to take third place and has now finished in the top five at the last 17 successive races. Championship leader, Marc Marquez, made an uncharacteristic error on lap ten and lost the front. He was able to restart but only managed to climb back to fifteenth and take one Championship point.
After a promising start, Marc steadily progressed up to second, after battling with Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. Dani dropped back to seventh from his fifth spot on the grid, but also made his way through the traffic and was up to fourth by lap eight. However, as Marc pushed to try and stay with race leader Valentino, he made a small mistake and lost the front in turn four at a fairly low speed, with the bike spinning out. He was able to pick the bike up but had trouble getting it started again. Finally race marshals arrived and managed to bump start him, but by this point the pack had disappeared.
Marc pushed hard to catch the back markers and was able to match the lap times being set by the from runners, but the distance was too great. He crossed the line in fifteenth and took a single Championship point. Dani meanwhile managed to hold off the aggressive Andrea Dovizioso for twenty-five of the twenty-eight laps finishing 1.234 seconds in front of the Italian and marking his 200th points scoring finish in Grand Prix racing, becoming just the fourth rider of all-time to reach this impressive milestone.
Marc maintains his lead in the Championship, but the gap is now decreased to 74 points over second place Dani, with Valentino now just 1 point behind him.
Team Quotes
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
3rd - Championship Standing: 2nd - 215 points
“Today’s race was a very difficult one, and it was hard to do any more. Marc attempted to keep up with Valentino and Jorge but eventually he crashed trying - they were very strong here. This race also saw many problems for us with the front and rear, so there was little that we could do. From the opening laps I lost a lot of time in traffic, and that affected my entire race. I tried to do the best I could and still had difficulty sticking with Dovizioso, because he also lapped very quickly; eventually we were going as fast as the Valentino and Jorge. Now we have to take the positives from this weekend and hope that for the next race at Aragon, which is a track that I like, we have a better feeling and have a better race.”
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
15th - Championship Standing: 1st - 289 points
“I’m happy with how today went, despite the crash due to my first mistake of the season, because yesterday I did not think that I would be capable of sticking with the Valentino and Jorge. They had a little bit more pace, and today we were able to get fairly close to them. I saw the possibility of fighting with Valentino for the victory, but that was not possible in the end because of the mistake; I was riding over the inside of the rumble strip and that meant that I lost the front. Luckily I was able to rejoin the race, continue with a good pace and score a point that could always come in handy in the future.”

race results

  Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini - Round 13
1Valentino Rossi46ITA25Movistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA44'14.586
2Jorge Lorenzo99ESP20Movistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA+1.578
3Dani Pedrosa26ESP16Repsol Honda TeamHONDA+4.276
4Andrea Dovizioso4ITA13Ducati TeamDUCATI+5.510
5Andrea Iannone29ITA11Pramac RacingDUCATI+11.771
6Pol Espargaro44ESP10Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA+18.999
7Bradley Smith38GBR9Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA+23.100
8Alvaro Bautista19ESP8Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+36.458
9Cal Crutchlow35GBR7Ducati TeamDUCATI+38.480
10Yonny Hernandez68COL6Pramac RacingDUCATI+45.878
11Karel Abraham17CZE5Cardion AB MotoracingHONDA+54.765
12Hiroshi Aoyama7JPN4Drive M7 AsparHONDA+56.775
13Scott Redding45GBR3Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+1'02.734
14Alex De Angelis15RSM2NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+1'13.546
15Marc Marquez93ESP1Repsol Honda TeamHONDA+1'15.948
16Leon Camier2GBR Drive M7 AsparHONDA+1'20.760
17Michael Laverty70GBR Paul Bird MotorsportART & PBM+1'26.422
18Broc Parkes23AUS Paul Bird MotorsportPBM1 lap
19Hector Barbera8ESP Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1 lap
20Aleix Espargaro41ESP NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHADNF
21Stefan Bradl6GER LCR Honda MotoGPHONDADNF
22Danilo Petrucci9ITA IodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTERDNF
23Mike Di Meglio63FRA Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKIDNF

Rider standings

Sunday, September 14th 2014
Pos. Rider Num. Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Marc Marquez 93 ESP 289 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
2 Dani Pedrosa 26 ESP 215 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
3 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA 214 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
4 Jorge Lorenzo 99 ESP 177 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
5 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA 142 Ducati Team DUCATI
6 Pol Espargaro 44 ESP 98 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
7 Aleix Espargaro 41 ESP 92 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
8 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA 92 Pramac Racing DUCATI
9 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 74 LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA
10 Bradley Smith 38 GBR 74 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
11 Alvaro Bautista 19 ESP 64 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
12 Scott Redding 45 GBR 54 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
13 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR 47 Ducati Team DUCATI
14 Hiroshi Aoyama 7 JPN 43 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
15 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 38 Pramac Racing DUCATI
16 Karel Abraham 17 CZE 33 Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA
17 Nicky Hayden 69 USA 29 Drive M7 Aspar 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 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 3 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
24 Michael Laverty 70 GBR 2 Paul Bird Motorsport ART & PBM
25 Hector Barbera 8 ESP 2 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI
26 Leon Camier 2 GBR 1 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
27 Michel Fabrizio 84 ITA 0 IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER

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Circuit Information

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Length4.226 m / 2.626 miles
Left corners6
Right corners10
Longest straight565 m / 0.351 miles
Santa Monica SpA
Via Daijiro Kato, 10
47843 Misano Adriatico (RN)
Pole position1m 32.915s (163.7 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race lap1m 33.906s (162.008km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2011)
Race time44m 05.522s (161.0 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)
2013 Race WinnerJorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2014 Race WinnerJorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
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3-15-1, Senzui, Asaka-shi, Saitama-Pref., 351-0024 Japan

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