Sunday, June 15, 2014

Rossi 2nd, Lorenzo 4th for Movistar Yamaha at MotoGP Round 7 in Catalunya

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Montmeló, Catalunya
Grand Prix of Catalunya
Rossi Storms to Second in Dramatic Catalunya Clash
14:00 Local time GMT+2
CloudyCloudyTemperatureAir 22°C
Track 34°C
TemperatureHumidity 61%
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 Montmelò Circuit (Spain), 15th June 2014

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi put in a stunning ride this afternoon to secure second on the podium in the GP Monster Energy de Catalunya.

Teammate Jorge Lorenzo threatened briefly in the early race laps before settling into fourth position, which he held to the line.

The Doctor started his Catalunya attack well, shooting from fifth to third into turn one from the start and then almost immediately into second behind his teammate Lorenzo. With 22 laps to go he made a decisive move for the lead and began a run at the front that was only broken towards the end of the race.

With seven laps remaining he was passed by both Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa in turns one and two, the two riders then almost immediately sitting up and raising hands for a yellow flag. Rossi took advantage of this and passed the two for the lead, holding it for a lap before Marquez passed again on turn two. With four laps remaining Pedrosa also made the move, dropping Rossi to third until the final lap. As the last corners came, Pedrosa made contact with Marquez, running wide and allowing Rossi back through to claim second on the podium, just 0.5 seconds behind Marquez.

Teammate Lorenzo made a strong start from second on the grid, delivering a trademark ‘Por Fuera’ pass round the outside of Pedrosa on turn one for the race lead. With his teammate closing fast behind, it wasn't long before Rossi was passed, then Marquez followed on turn ten of the same lap. With 19 laps to go Pedrosa also squeezed through, leaving Lorenzo to hold fourth on the tail of the fighting three to the line.

Rossi’s podium scores 20 points. He remains in second place, now on 117 points, 58 behind Marquez.

Lorenzo’s fourth place delivers 13 points, keeping him in fourth position on 78, 34 behind Pedrosa in third.

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP will now take a short break before heading to the iconic Assen TT in the Netherlands on the 28th June.
46Valentino Rossi
2nd / +0.512 / 25 laps
“I’m so happy because it was a great race, I enjoyed it so much. I started fast and I was able to stay in front for a long part of the race. I’m not satisfied 100% because I thought I could win but in the last laps they were faster than me. I tried the maximum but also Dani overtook me and I lost time. I did a good race; it is another podium so we have to continue like this.”
Valentino Rossi
Jorge Lorenzo
99Jorge Lorenzo
4th / +4.540 / 25 laps
“I’m a little bit disappointed, we knew that the others were very strong and also Vale had a very good pace. The pace was not so bad because the track was not very hot but unfortunately I couldn't open the gap I wanted in the first lap. When Vale passed me it was the same and I couldn't ride like when I am alone. The bike was working well in braking but in the last two corners where we were very strong last year, we weren’t this year. In acceleration I started losing grip and when I followed Dani it was impossible to stay with him, I just had to recover in some corners. It was a pity, if we had less problems in acceleration it was a great opportunity to win. We were strong on braking but unfortunately lost it in the last corners so I couldn't do more.”
Massimo Meregalli
Massimo Meregalli
“The race was a great spectacle and one of the nicest this year to watch, just like the last round in Mugello. It’s good to see so many protagonists fighting at the front. Valentino really showed his experience. He made a good start and then was able to lead the race for quite a few laps. At the end of the race when his tyre life had dropped he really used his experience to the most advantage to snatch second. Jorge made an impressive long run yesterday and so the expectation was pretty high for the race. Unfortunately after a good start he was unable to replicate the pace so did what he could to try and stay with the pack. It seems fourth was the best he could do in these circumstances. Tomorrow we will stay here for the IRTA test and then we will move to Aragon for a private test to prepare for the Assen race. We will analyse the data form Jorge to try understand what went wrong and how we can improve it.”

1.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 42'56.914
2.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP+ 00.512
3.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team+ 1.834
4.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP+ 4.540
5.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGP+ 11.148
6.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Mobile Forward Racing+ 14.213
7.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech3+ 16.127
8.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team+ 16.175
9.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing+ 18.040
10.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech3+ 24.781
11.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac Racing+ 37.153
12.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini+ 42.921
13.Nicky Hayden (USA)Drive M7 Aspar+ 43.299
14.Michele Pirro (ITA)Ducati Team+ 55.157
15.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar+ 59.191
16.Brok Parkes (AUS)Paul Bird Motorsport+ 1'00.906
17.Michael Laverty (GBR)Paul Bird Motorsport+ 1'01.284
18.Colin Edwards (USA)NGM Mobile Forward Racing+ 1'06.121
19.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia Racing+ 1'25.195
20.Michel Fabrizio (ITA)Octo Iodaracing Team+ 1'40.665
21.Mike Di Meglio (FRA)Avintia RacingNot classified (8 laps)
22.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)Ducati TeamNot classified (15 laps)
23.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda GresiniNot classified (22 laps)
24.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB MotoracingNot classified (24 laps)
1.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 175
2.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 117
3.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 112
4.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 78
5.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team 71
6.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech3 58
7.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Mobile Forward Racing 54
8.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGP 50
9.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing 41
10.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech3 40
11.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda Gresini 34
12.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac Racing 27
13.Nicky Hayden (USA)Drive M7 Aspar 26
14.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini 25
15.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar 24
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 7
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
LocationMontmeló, Catalunya
Length (m)4727
Width (m)12
Turns righ8
Turns left5
Pole positionleft
Grand Prix of Catalunya
Record Lap
Time 1'42.358
Best Lap
Time 1'40.893
2013 Results
1st J.Lorenzo (Yamaha): 43'06.479
2ndD.Pedrosa (Honda): +1.763
3rdM.Marquez (Honda): +1.826
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