Sunday, November 9, 2014

Repsol Honda's Marquez Takes Record Breaking 13th Win of Season, Pedrosa 3rd in MotoGP Season Finale in Valencia

Press Release

Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana

Round 18 - Sunday, November 9th 2014

  Valenciana - Race Report

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dry/wet 18°C
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Marquez breaks another record with victory in Valencia and Pedrosa completes Repsol Honda double podium clinching 2014 Triple Crown

Marquez breaks another record with victory in Valencia and Pedrosa completes Repsol Honda double podium clinching 2014 Triple Crown

2014 World Champion Marc Marquez has broken another record in Valencia today, winning his thirteenth race of the season – the most ever in the premier class. Teammate Dani Pedrosa took third place – continuing his impressive record at the Valencia track with six podium finishes in nine starts in MotoGP – and together the Spanish duo have clinched the Team Championship resulting in back-to-back Triple Crown’s.
It was another complicated race with rain constantly threatening to arrive. Dani starting from 3rd and Marc in 5th traded positions on the opening lap as the race began at a very quick pace with riders jostling for position. Dani fought with Crutchlow in the early laps but finally completed the pass into 4th and joined the battle for the podium. Meanwhile Marc attacked Rossi – setting a new record race lap of 1’31.515 (beating Pedrosa’s 2013 lap of 1’31.628) – and passed him on lap ten and after a brief battle with Iannone on lap eleven, finally took the race lead. The following lap Dani also passed Iannone and began to chase down Rossi and Marc.
Then with twelve laps remaining small spots of rain began to appear. Lorenzo entered the pits for his wet setup bike, but fortunately for the other riders the rain never arrived. Although lap times fluctuated, Marc was able to control his lead and Dani consolidated third place resulting in Repsol Honda winning their 7th Team Championship (since the beginning of the MotoGP class in 2002) to add to the Rider and Constructor Championships and marking Honda’s third Triple Crown in four years and second in succession.
The 2014 season is now officially over but the 2015 season will begin tomorrow with a three day test in Valencia. Dani will be on track after lunch but Marc and his team will take a break and start their testing programme on Tuesday, with Marc’s brother – 2014 Moto3 World Champion Alex – enjoying some laps on the Factory RC213V as a gift from Honda.
Team Quotes
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
1st - 2014 World Championship: 1st
“I am so pleased, especially for my brother! It is a very happy day, even more than in Motegi when I was crowned Champion. Today Alex took the Moto3 title that he deserved, and to cap it off I was able to close the year with a victory here in Valencia. I congratulate my brother for his season, because both him and Honda have done a great job this year! Now it's time to celebrate in the way that the occasion deserves, because it will be difficult to repeat another season like this. During today's race I was reminded of Aragon, because it was raining and there was a moment in which I considered whether or not to change the bike. In the end we stayed calm and today we were successful with our strategy. It was an ordeal which I enjoyed but suffered a bit at times! Thanks to the whole team for all their efforts this season!”
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
3rd - 2014 World Championship: 4th
“It has not been my best season and obviously I'm not satisfied, but you have to take the positives from the situation because we learned a lot this year. Over the next few days we have some testing and we will try to get the best out of the bike for the next test, which comes in February. Today's race was difficult. It rained a lot in some areas of the track and it was very hard to keep upright because other parts of the track it was dry. We had to take risks and also be careful at the same time. On the other hand, we finished on the podium and that's good because we hadn’t taken points at the previous two races.”

race results

  Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana - Round 18
1Marc Marquez93ESP25Repsol Honda TeamHONDA46'39.627
2Valentino Rossi46ITA20Movistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA+3.516
3Dani Pedrosa26ESP16Repsol Honda TeamHONDA+14.040
4Andrea Dovizioso4ITA13Ducati TeamDUCATI+16.705
5Cal Crutchlow35GBR11Ducati TeamDUCATI+16.773
6Pol Espargaro44ESP10Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA+37.884
7Aleix Espargaro41ESP9NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+38.168
8Stefan Bradl6GER8LCR Honda MotoGPHONDA+41.803
9Michele Pirro51ITA7Ducati TeamDUCATI+45.710
10Scott Redding45GBR6Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+51.191
11Hector Barbera8ESP5Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI+56.512
12Danilo Petrucci9ITA4IodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER+57.000
13Nicky Hayden69USA3Drive M7 AsparHONDA+57.262
14Bradley Smith38GBR2Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA+57.517
15Hiroshi Aoyama7JPN1Drive M7 AsparHONDA+58.775
16Alvaro Bautista19ESP Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+58.864
17Karel Abraham17CZE Cardion AB MotoracingHONDA+1'02.389
18Alex De Angelis15RSM NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+1'15.795
19Michael Laverty70GBR Paul Bird MotorsportART & PBM+1'26.309
20Broc Parkes23AUS Paul Bird MotorsportPBM+1'37.212
21Mike Di Meglio63FRA Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI+1 lap
22Andrea Iannone29ITA Pramac RacingDUCATI+1 lap
23Jorge Lorenzo99ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHADNF
24Randy De Puniet14FRA Team Suzuki MotoGPSUZUKIDNF
25Yonny Hernandez68COL Pramac RacingDUCATIDNF

Rider standings

Sunday, November 9th 2014
Pos. Rider Num. Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Marc Marquez 93 ESP 362 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
2 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA 295 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
3 Jorge Lorenzo 99 ESP 263 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA
4 Dani Pedrosa 26 ESP 246 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
5 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA 187 Ducati Team DUCATI
6 Pol Espargaro 44 ESP 136 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
7 Aleix Espargaro 41 ESP 126 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
8 Bradley Smith 38 GBR 121 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
9 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 117 LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA
10 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA 102 Pramac Racing DUCATI
11 Alvaro Bautista 19 ESP 89 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
12 Scott Redding 45 GBR 81 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
13 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR 75 Ducati Team DUCATI
14 Hiroshi Aoyama 7 JPN 68 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
15 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 53 Pramac Racing DUCATI
16 Nicky Hayden 69 USA 47 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
17 Karel Abraham 17 CZE 33 Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA
18 Hector Barbera 8 ESP 26 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI
19 Michele Pirro 51 ITA 18 Ducati Team DUCATI
20 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA 17 IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER
21 Alex De Angelis 15 RSM 15 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
22 Colin Edwards 5 USA 11 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
23 Broc Parkes 23 AUS 9 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM
24 Michael Laverty 70 GBR 9 Paul Bird Motorsport ART & PBM
25 Mike Di Meglio 63 FRA 9 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI
26 Katsuyuki Nakasuga 21 JPN 4 YAMALUBE Racing Team with YSP YAMAHA
27 Leon Camier 2 GBR 1 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
28 Randy De Puniet 14 FRA 0 Team Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI
29 Michel Fabrizio 84 ITA 0 IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER

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Circuit Information

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Length4.005 m / 2.489 miles
Left corners9
Right corners5
Longest straight876 m / 0.544 miles
Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana
Autovía A3 Valencia-Madrid
Salida 334. 46380 - Cheste
(Valencia) SPAIN

T: +34 96 252 52 20
Pole position1m 30.237s (159.7km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race lap1m 31.515s (157.5km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race time46m 10.302s (156.1 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2013)
2013 Race WinnerJorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2014 Race WinnerMarc Marquez (Honda)
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