Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Repsol Honda Previews the 7th Annual Red Bull Indianapolis MotoGP


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Indianapolis Grand Prix

Round 10 - Tuesday, August 5th 2014

  Indianapolis - Preview

Fresh from the Summer break, the Repsol Honda Team head to Indianapolis

Fresh from the Summer break, the Repsol Honda Team head to Indianapolis

After a two-week Summer holiday since the Brno Test, the Repsol Honda Team are en route to the famous Brickyard for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.
The famous circuit – Home of the Indy 500 – is one of the most famous circuits in motorsport, ‘The Brickyard’ became an official MotoGP venue for the first time in 2008 following some modifications and homologation by the FIM. The layout of the track, which is 4.170km in length and has 16 turns (ten left turns and six rights), incorporates the main straight of the famous oval circuit including the Brickyard and an area between turns 1 and 2 of the oval, before meandering through the vast interior of the IMS.
Since last year’s race, the infield section of the Indianapolis circuit has been resurfaced and there have also been slight changes to the layout. The initial sequence of turns 1 through 4, which previously featured a tight hairpin, has now been redesigned to introduce a more flowing first few turns into a less dramatic turn 4 hairpin. Also the final sector of left-right-left turns (14, 15 and 16) has been changed to soften the extreme changes of direction.
Both Marc and Dani have enjoyed fantastic success here in the past few years, with Marc winning on three occasions – 2011 and 2012 in Moto2, 2013 in MotoGP – and Dani on two occasions – 2010, 2012 – and taking second in 2011 and 2012.
Team Quotes
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Marc Marquez
1st - Championship Standing: 1st - 225 points
“It’s been a great Summer break, which has combined some important time off to recharge the batteries, and also training to ensure I’m ready for the second half of the season. I’ve had time to reflect on what an amazing first nine races we’ve had and now I’m really eager to get back on the bike in Indianapolis! I’ve always liked the track and it will be interesting to see the changes that they’ve made, so we’ll need to pay attention from the first practice session and get back into our rhythm as quickly as possible!”

Marc Marquez Statistics

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Date of Birth17/02/1993
BirthplaceLleida, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height168 cm
Weight59 kg
HobbiesMountain Biking, Video games
Racing number93
Grand Prix debut2008 125cc Portugal GP (KTM 125 FRR)
GPs raced105
GP pole positions44 (14 in 125cc, 14 in Moto2, 16 in MotoGP)
MotoGP podiums25
Total GP podiums64 (14 in 125cc, 25 in Moto2, 25 in MotoGP)
MotoGP wins15
First GP win2010 125cc Italian GP (Derbi RSA 125)
Total GP wins41 (10 in 125cc, 16 in Moto2, 15 in MotoGP)
World titles3 (1 x MotoGP 2013, 1 x 125cc, 2010, 1 x Moto2, 2012)

Previous Results at Indianapolis2013 1st (MotoGP), 2012 1st (Moto2), 2011 1st (Moto2), 2010 10th (125cc), 2009 6th (Moto2), 2008 6th (125cc)
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Dani Pedrosa
2nd - Championship Standing: 2nd - 148 points
“I’m feeling relaxed and ready for this second half of the season. The strong race in Germany and confirming my contract before the Summer break was the perfect way to end the first half of the season. Indy is a track I’ve had good results at in the past few years so my aim is to arrive there and fight again for the victory. Obviously we have new track layout to look at so it will be important to take some time with my team to examine these changes and be prepared for the race”

Dani Pedrosa Statistics

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Date of Birth29/09/1985
BirthplaceSabadell, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height160 cm
HobbiesCycling, Motocross, Windsurfing, Cinema
Racing number26
Grand Prix debut2001. 125cc Japanese GP, Suzuka – (Honda RS125R)
GPs raced220
GP pole positions45 (9 in 125cc, 9 in 250cc, 27 in MotoGP)
MotoGP podiums91
Total GP podiums 131 (17 in 125cc, 24 in 250cc, 91 in MotoGP)
MotoGP wins25
First GP win2002. 125cc Dutch GP, Assen – (Honda RS125R)
Total GP wins48 (8 in 125cc, 15 in 250cc, 25 in MotoGP)
World titles3 (1 x 125cc, 2003, 2 x 250cc 2004 & 2005)

Previous Results at Indianapolis2013 2nd (MotoGP), 2012 1st (MotoGP), 2011 2nd (MotoGP), 2010 1st (MotoGP), 2009 10th (MotoGP), 2008 8th (MotoGP)

Rider standings

Tuesday, August 5th 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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Length4.216 m / 2.620 miles
Left corners10
Right corners6
Longest straight872 m / 0.542 miles
4790 West 16th Street
IN 46222
Pole position1m 55.527s (168.3 km/h) Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha, 2013)
Race lap1m 56.135s (167.4 km/) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race time42m 50.729s (166.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
2012 Race WinnerDani Pedrosa (Honda)
2013 Race WinnerMarc Marquez (Honda)
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