Sunday, June 1, 2014

Movistar Yamaha's Lorenzo 2nd, Rossi 3rd at MotoGP Round 6 in Mugello Grand Prix of Italy

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Grand Prix of Italy
Movistar Magic Delivers Double Mugello Podium

14:00 Local time GMT+2
SunnySunnyTemperatureAir 26°C
Track 45°C
TemperatureHumidity 22%


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 Mugello (Italy), 1st June 2014

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
’s Jorge Lorenzo made a stunning return to form today, taking second place in the Gran Premio d’Italia after an epic battle with rival Marc Marquez.

Teammate Valentino Rossi made good on a challenging 10th position grid start to take a well deserved third place podium finish for his 300th Grand Prix appearance.

The drama started before the first corner for Lorenzo as the riders bunched over the crest off the start line. He was quick to recover and fought his way through the first turn to close down and pass Andrea Iannone for the lead.

Having secured the front Lorenzo then proved he was back on form, delivering lap after lap of perfect lines with Marquez in pursuit. Even with less than 0.3 of a second between them it wasn’t until the last seven laps that Marquez was able to make a move. An incredible Spanish duel then began with the two trading places numerous times, Lorenzo always able to answer any attack from Marquez with a response of his own. The two took it to the wire, Marquez entering the last straight slightly ahead and able to hold it to the line, leaving Jorge in second, just 0.121seconds behind.

Home hero Rossi was not to be daunted by a 10th place grid position on his 300th Grand Prix start. The nine-time world champion had taken three positions by the first corner and was up into fifth place by the second lap. He made short work of dispatching Andrea Dovizioso for fourth and then with 20 laps to go passed Iannone to move up into third. By this time Lorenzo and Marquez were too far in front to catch however he remained less than three seconds behind them, hinting at what could have been with a better grid start. He completed the podium in third to the roar of the bumper Mugello crowd, just 2.688 seconds from Marquez.

Lorenzo’s stunning performance takes 20 points and moves him up into fourth in the championship standings on 65 points, 31 behind Dani Pedrosa in third.

Rossi’s impressive comeback from tenth to the podium earns him 16 points and moves him up into second place in the championship standings, 53 behind Marquez.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP now move to Barcelona in two weeks time for Lorenzo’s second home race of the year.

Jorge Lorenzo
99Jorge Lorenzo
2nd / +0.121 / 23 laps

“I’m happy, I could be more happy if I had won but I tried my best. Probably in the last corner I should have stayed more in the inside to try to overtake him on the inside line but I made a mistake and went wider and it was impossible to overtake him on the straight. When I feel physically strong and the bike has a small improvement I can be there and fight with him. We have some margin, some physical condition to improve for me and the bike can make another step so we will get better. I’ve worked really hard to be more physically fit and the team also worked very hard this weekend to give me a great bike, so thank you to them.”


46Valentino Rossi
3rd / +2.688 / 23 laps

Today was a great day for all the people and for MotoGP. Mugello is one of the greatest race tracks in the world; a lot of people around and the race was very funny with a great battle between Jorge and Marc. I wasn’t too far from them and all the people were happy for my podium. It is a great emotion as always, it was a solid race from fourth row to third. I think I had the chance to battle with them but unfortunately we made a mistake yesterday in practice but we will try in Barcelona again. The podium in Mugello is always fantastic, it's the most special moment of the season, it’s like a great concert. It's a great party for MotoGP and motorcycling because the passion in Italy is amazing. This is my 300th GP, so I’m in the middle of my career, another 300 before the end!”


Valentino Rossi
Massimo Meregalli
Massimo Meregalli

It was an amazing race; it was great to see Jorge lead from early on and then fight in such an amazing way at the end. He has proved he is back both physically and mentally. He never gave up and he really did everything he could. We finished second but with the same feeling as if a victory. Now we are going to Barcelona, where it looks like it’s going to be another interesting race. Vale rode a really good race. We had some troubles over the weekend and we made it harder for ourselves. Starting from the fourth row he knew he had to push strongly from the beginning and he did so, quickly getting up into third and holding it to the end to take his podium and move up to second in the championship. It has been a good weekend overall for our first home race, I want to thank all the team for their hard work to achieve the results of today. We leave here impressed with the performance of both our riders and looking forward to another strong battle in Barcelona in two weeks time.”

The extended imagery from today's race at the Mugello International Circuit (Italy) is available on

1.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 41'38.254
2.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP+ 00.121
3.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP+ 2.688
4.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team+ 14.046
5.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech3+ 15.603
6.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team+ 17.042
7.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing+ 17.129
8.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda Gresini+ 27.407
9.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Mobile Forward Racing+ 41.886
10.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac Racing+ 45.212
11.Michele Pirro (ITA)Ducati Team+ 45.433
12.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB Motoracing+ 45.831
13.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini+ 45.839
14.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar+ 46.834
15.Colin Edwards (USA)NGM Mobile Forward Racing+ 1'09.554
16.Michael Laverty (GBR)Paul Bird Motorsport+ 1'17.789
17.Brok Parkes (AUS)Paul Bird Motorsport+ 1'35.031
18.Mike Di Meglio (FRA)Avintia Racing+ 1'37.501
19.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia RacingNot classified (16 laps)
20.Michel Fabrizio (ITA)Octo Iodaracing TeamNot classified (17 laps)
21.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)Ducati TeamNot classified (20 laps)
22.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGPNot classified (20 laps)
23.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech3Not classified (21 laps)


1.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 150
2.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 97
3.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 96
4.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 65
5.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team 63
6.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech3 49
7.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Mobile Forward Racing 44
8.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGP 39
9.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda Gresini 34
10.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech3 34
11.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing 34
12.Nicky Hayden (USA)Drive M7 Aspar 23
13.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar 23
14.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac Racing 22
15.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini 21
16.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)Ducati Team 15
17.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB Motoracing 13
18.Colin Edwards (USA)NGM Mobile Forward Racing 8
19.Michele Pirro (ITA)Ducati Team 5
20.Danilo Petrucci (ITA)Octo Iodaracing Team 2
21.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia Racing 2
22.Brok Parkes (AUS)Paul Bird Motorsport 1


Technical Informations
Length (m)5245
Width (m)14
Turns righ9
Turns left6
Pole positionright

Grand Prix of Italy

Record Lap
Time 1'47.639
Best Lap
Time 1'47.157
2013 Results
1st J.Lorenzo (Yamaha): 41'39.733
2ndD.Pedrosa (Honda): +5.400
3rdC.Crutchlow (Yamaha): +6.412

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