Sunday, July 13, 2014

Marquez 9-for-9, Pedrosa 2nd for Repsol Honda in Round 9 of MotoGP Season at the Sachsenring

Press Release

Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Round 9 - Sunday, July 13th 2014

  Germany - Race Report

Weather conditions
wet / dry 21°C
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Marquez makes it 9 from 9 with Pedrosa completing Honda domination

Marquez makes it 9 from 9 with Pedrosa completing Honda domination

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has made it an unbelievable nine wins from nine races this season with a perfect weekend in Germany, clinching pole position, fastest race lap (lap 21/30 1’22.037) and the race victory. Teammate, Dani Pedrosa, finished in second place – just 1.4s behind Marc – to earn Honda’s third 1-2 finish of this incredible season.
It was a complicated race due to a brief rain shower at 13h30 – just half an hour before the race start – which left the track slightly wet. The riders exited the pits on wet tyres to test the conditions and asses how wet the track was. As they sat on the grid for fifteen minutes, the track began to dry rapidly and on the warm up lap fourteen riders including all the front runners – except Stefan Bradl (who already changed onto slicks on the grid) – entered the pits to swap bikes for the slick tyres and therefore start from the pit lane.
The riders jostled for position in the pit lane, creating a make-shift grid, and Marc and Dani – who were first and second in the initial starting grid – emerged into 10th and 13th respectively. Dani immediately began to pass and was up to 11th by the end of the first lap. Both riders found their rhythm quickly passing many riders and by lap five they were already on the back of Stefan Bradl. On lap six Marc took the lead and on lap seven Dani passed Stefan and was on Marc’s rear wheel.
The Repsol Honda duo then rode a perfect race as they not only controlled the gap to the rest of the field but gradually extended it, finishing a full ten seconds in front of third place Jorge Lorenzo. Marc has now won for the past five years in Sachsenring – all from pole position – and has become the first rider to win the opening nine races of the year since Giacomo Agostini won the first ten races of the 1970 season.
He continues to extend his lead in the Championship, now on 225 points and Dani reclaims second place with 148, ahead of Valentino Rossi on 141. Honda extend their lead in the Constructors Championship – now 71 points ahead – and continue to be the most successful manufacturer at the Sachsenring with nine wins since the introduction of the four-stroke MotoGP class in 2002. The Repsol Honda Team are now 135 points ahead in the Team’s Championship.
The team will now pack up in Germany and drive 660km to Brno, Czech Republic, for a three-day test starting on Tuesday.
Team Quotes
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
1st - Championship Standing: 1st - 225 points
"Before going out on track I thought it would be a similar race to the Assen, but in the end the surface dried out very quickly. I saw on the grid that Bradl had gone with the slick tyre option and I really had my doubts, because the area around the back of the track was still wet. I finally decided to see what Dani and Valentino were going to do, as they are my main rivals in the Championship and if you get it wrong in these races, you can lose a lot of points. That’s why I decided to copy their strategy. The race was nice, especially the first part which was when I enjoyed it the most!”
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
2nd - Championship Standing: 2nd - 148 points
"The start of the race today was a bit like Assen. Rainfall before the race meant that half the track was wet, and in the time we took to set up on the grid and do the warm up lap it had been drying out; there was only one wet corner, but it was very wet. We had to change to the bike with slicks and almost all of the riders started from pit lane. We couldn’t fight for victory but we were very close, Marc was very fast today, too. Now we have the test at Brno and will try to find a few tenths somewhere, so that we can go faster and be even stronger at Indy”

race results

  Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland - Round 9
1Marc Marquez93ESP25Repsol Honda TeamHONDA41'47.664
2Dani Pedrosa26ESP20Repsol Honda TeamHONDA+1.466
3Jorge Lorenzo99ESP16Yamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA+10.317
4Valentino Rossi46ITA13Yamaha FactoryYAMAHA+19.194
5Andrea Iannone29ITA11Pramac RacingDUCATI+23.509
6Aleix Espargaro41ESP10NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+27.809
7Pol Espargaro44ESP9Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA+33.253
8Andrea Dovizioso4ITA8Ducati TeamDUCATI+33.868
9Alvaro Bautista19ESP7Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+34.231
10Cal Crutchlow35GBR6Ducati TeamDUCATI+34.676
11Scott Redding45GBR5Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA+37.744
12Hiroshi Aoyama7JPN4Drive M7 AsparHONDA+45.018
13Karel Abraham17CZE3Cardion AB MotoracingHONDA+45.177
14Nicky Hayden69USA2Drive M7 AsparHONDA+46.676
15Danilo Petrucci9ITA1IodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER+52.769
16Stefan Bradl6GER LCR Honda MotoGPHONDA+53.889
17Yonny Hernandez68COL Pramac RacingDUCATI+54.476
18Hector Barbera8ESP Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI+56.215
19Bradley Smith38GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA+56.293
20Colin Edwards5USA NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA+1'04.083
21Broc Parkes23AUS Paul Bird MotorsportPBM+1'10.928
22Mike Di Meglio63FRA Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI+1'19.975
23Michael Laverty70GBR Paul Bird MotorsportART & PBMDNF

Rider standings

Sunday, July 13th 2014
1Marc Marquez93ESP225Repsol Honda TeamHONDA
2Dani Pedrosa26ESP148Repsol Honda TeamHONDA
3Valentino Rossi46ITA141Yamaha FactoryYAMAHA
4Andrea Dovizioso4ITA99Ducati TeamDUCATI
5Jorge Lorenzo99ESP97Yamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA
6Aleix Espargaro41ESP77NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA
7Pol Espargaro44ESP67Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA
8Andrea Iannone29ITA62Pramac RacingDUCATI
9Stefan Bradl6GER56LCR Honda MotoGPHONDA
10Alvaro Bautista19ESP50Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA
11Bradley Smith38GBR48Monster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA
12Scott Redding45GBR33Go & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA
13Nicky Hayden69USA29Drive M7 AsparHONDA
14Cal Crutchlow35GBR28Ducati TeamDUCATI
15Hiroshi Aoyama7JPN28Drive M7 AsparHONDA
16Yonny Hernandez68COL27Pramac RacingDUCATI
17Karel Abraham17CZE18Cardion AB MotoracingHONDA
18Colin Edwards5USA8NGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA
19Michele Pirro51ITA7Ducati TeamDUCATI
20Broc Parkes23AUS6Paul Bird MotorsportPBM
21Danilo Petrucci9ITA4IodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER
22Hector Barbera8ESP2Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI
23Mike Di Meglio63FRA0Avintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI
24Michael Laverty70GBR0Paul Bird MotorsportART & PBM
25Michel Fabrizio84ITA0IodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER

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Circuit Information

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Length3.671 m / 2.281 miles
Left corners10
Right corners3
Longest straight700 m / 0.435 miles
AM Sachsenring
09353 Oberlungwitz
Pole Position1m 20.937s (163.2km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)
Race Lap1m 21.846s (161.846km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2011)
Race Time41m 12.482s (160.352km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2011)
2012 Race WinnerDani Pedrosa (Honda)
2013 Race WinnerMarc Marquez (Honda)
  Honda Racing Corporation
3-15-1, Senzui, Asaka-shi, Saitama-Pref., 351-0024 Japan

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