Saturday, July 12, 2014

Repsol Honda's Marquez & Pedrosa 1-2 in Qualifying at MotoGP Round 9 at the German Grand Prix


Press Release

Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Round 9 - Saturday, July 12th 2014

  Germany - Qualifying Report

Weather conditions
Sunny 19°C
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Marquez takes new pole record as Honda lock out Sachsenring front row

Marquez takes new pole record as Honda lock out Sachsenring front row

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has recorded his seventh pole of the season for tomorrow’s German GP, with teammate Dani Pedrosa in second and local boy Stefan Bradl completing the front row aboard his satellite LCR Honda.
After a tricky FP4 session where rain was a constant threat, the sun was shining for Q2. Marc’s first exit was spoiled by a tyre issue but on his second run there was no stopping him. He set a time of 1’21.126 on lap seven, taking provisional pole, and then on lap nine he set a blisteringly fast time of 1’20.937, snatching Casey Stoner’s pole record from 2008 (1’21.067). Marc has qualified on the front row at the last twenty-one races, and this is his sixteenth MotoGP career pole (in just 27 races) signifying a 59.2% pole ratio in the premier class.
Teammate Dani was also in superb form, setting a time of 1’21.233 on his first run. However, he found himself in the gravel after a small mistake in turn one on his second run and was unable to return to the pits and get back out on track in time. His time remained second fastest and he will start from the front row for the sixth time this season.
Team Quotes
Marc Marquez profile image
Marc Marquez
1st - 1'20.937
"The weekend has been affected by the crash I suffered yesterday, but I kept my nerve and little by little we’ve been getting better. I felt good yesterday afternoon and I was much better this morning. In the few laps I did in FP4, I could see that we had a good pace and a chance to fight for pole position. With the first tyre I didn’t feel entirely comfortable, but with the second one I had a good feeling and could see that there was good grip - so I decided to push a little more and put in a strong lap. Starting from the front is important for the race tomorrow, because this is a circuit where it is difficult to overtake. We will try and keep up the pace from practice, which I think has been good”
Dani Pedrosa profile image
Dani Pedrosa
2nd - 1'21.233
"It was a good qualifying session and we had a good pace, despite the crash which was my fault when I think I hit a bump under braking but luckily I'm fine. I’m very grateful to my mechanics for the work they did yesterday to get the bike back running again after my crash in FP2. Tomorrow we will try to do our best, position ourselves well from the start, make a good tyre choice and hope the weather is kind to us! Our setup is definitely good, so I hope to have a good race”

qualifying results

  Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland - Round 9
1Marc Marquez93ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'20.937
2Dani Pedrosa26ESPRepsol Honda TeamHONDA1'21.233
3Stefan Bradl6GERLCR Honda MotoGPHONDA1'21.340
4Aleix Espargaro41ESPNGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'21.376
5Jorge Lorenzo99ESPYamaha Factory RacingYAMAHA1'21.508
6Valentino Rossi46ITAYamaha FactoryYAMAHA1'21.651
7Andrea Iannone29ITAPramac RacingDUCATI1'21.679
8Pol Espargaro44ESPMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'21.771
9Bradley Smith38GBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3YAMAHA1'21.794
10Alvaro Bautista19ESPGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'21.906
11Andrea Dovizioso4ITADucati TeamDUCATI1'22.120
12Nicky Hayden69USADrive M7 AsparHONDA1'22.647
13Yonny Hernandez68COLPramac RacingDUCATI1'22.411
14Scott Redding45GBRGo & Fun Honda GresiniHONDA1'22.436
15Cal Crutchlow35GBRDucati TeamDUCATI1'22.529
16Hiroshi Aoyama7JPNDrive M7 AsparHONDA1'22.659
17Karel Abraham17CZECardion AB MotoracingHONDA1'22.778
18Michael Laverty70GBRPaul Bird MotorsportART & PBM1'22.845
19Colin Edwards5USANGM Mobile Forward RacingYAMAHA1'22.888
20Hector Barbera8ESPAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'23.029
21Mike Di Meglio63FRAAvintia Racing MotoGPFTR-KAWASAKI1'23.423
22Broc Parkes23AUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM1'23.428
23Danilo Petrucci9ITAIodaRacing ProjectIODA-SUTER1'23.484

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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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