Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rossi Wins, Lorenzo 2nd for Movistar Yamaha at MotoGP Grand Prix of San Marino

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Misano Adriatico, San Marino
Grand Prix of San Marino
The Doctor Performs a Misano Miracle
14:00 Local time GMT+2
SunnySunnyTemperatureAir 25°C
Track 37°C
TemperatureHumidity 45%
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 Misano Adriatico (Italy), 14th September 2014

The many thousand Valentino Rossi fans gathered at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli had their dreams come true today as their Movistar Yamaha MotoGP hero delivered a perfect race to take victory for the 'Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini'. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo came home in second to make it a perfect Yamaha one-two finish.

The Doctor made his intentions clear from the off with a flying start to move up from third to second into the first corner, tucked in behind teammate Lorenzo. An early attack by rival Marc Marquez was quickly dealt with and then with 25 laps to go he was able to pass Lorenzo to lead the race. Championship leader Marquez followed soon after and remained within half a second of Rossi until with 19 laps remaining he lost the front trying to keep up and crashed out, taking himself out of contention.

From that point the Doctor was unstoppable, building a gap of over two seconds to his chasing teammate, he held command of the race to the finish line to take his first race win since Assen last year, and Yamaha’s first MotoGP win of the season.

Teammate Lorenzo flew from his pole position on the grid to grab the holeshot into turn one, with Rossi following right behind. Having opted for the harder front tyre option he was unable to make a break and hold off Rossi in the early laps. Having seen rival Marquez crash out in front of him he then delivered a trademark Lorenzo race of consistency, holding his lap times a little over two seconds behind Rossi whilst gradually building a gap to Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso battling for third behind him. He crossed the finish line over four seconds ahead of them to take his seventh podium of the season and complete the Yamaha one-two finish.

Rossi’s 25 point score adds to his total to make him the first MotoGP rider ever to reach over 5,000 career championship points. He now sits on 214 in third position in the standings, just a single point behind Pedrosa in second. Lorenzo takes 20 points to bring him to a total of 177 in fourth position, 35 ahead of Dovizioso in fifth.
46Valentino Rossi
1st / 44'14.586 / 28 laps
“I’m very happy for sure because it’s very special to win here in Misano in front of all the crowd and my family and friends. I’m very proud. I made it five years after the last time here, in the same way, fighting with Jorge. During the practice it looked like our Yamaha worked very well so we had a small advantage. I tried to the maximum and so I knew we could fight for victory, I knew for sure I would have to battle with Dani and Jorge and Marc. I tried to push from the start and at the end it was great to have the win more than one year later from my last. I always work hard and never give up and trust that days like this can happen. I have to say thank you to Yamaha, to all my team, to all my friends and all the crowd who support me, especially here in Misano.”

Valentino Rossi
Jorge Lorenzo
99Jorge Lorenzo
2nd / +1.578 / 28 laps
“It’s been a tough race for me because we finally took a risk with the harder tyre. I’m happy with another podium but a bit disappointed because we thought we could fight for the victory. Right at the beginning, despite a good start I felt the front tyre didn’t give me the confidence to lean and also on braking. In Brno we risked also changing the tyre and the result was good but here we struggled much more. For me it was impossible to get the victory. Even if I tried to push at the maximum, when I saw Marc crash, I knew Valentino had a better pace today. Valentino had a perfect weekend at home and he deserved the win, it’s unbelievable at the age of 35! I’m also happy for the team because it’s been a long time without a 1-2. All the Yamaha guys are working really well and the bike is more competitive race by race. I would like to win too but we will have to wait.”

Massimo Meregalli
Massimo Meregalli
“I think we did an awesome job, we didn't start the weekend properly on Friday and struggled a lot. When the sunshine came out, we immediately sensed that Sunday was possibly going to be our day. The pace we showed on Saturday and in this morning’s warm up were a good signal. For me Vale made an impressive race, he put a lot of pressure on Marc, he crashed as he was trying so hard, but I think today Vale was unbeatable. Jorge chose a hard front tyre as yesterday he had a really good feeling with it. The circumstances were ok for that tyre spec but it didn't work as he hoped. In the end first and second is an amazing result, I need to thank everybody, from the first to the last team member, we worked hard all season, unfortunately we couldn’t win before but for sure we are going to taste this victory today as we deserve to.”

1.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 44'14.586
2.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP+ 1.578
3.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team+ 4.276
4.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team+ 5.510
5.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing+ 11.771
6.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech3+ 18.999
7.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech3+ 23.100
8.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda Gresini+ 36.458
9.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)Ducati Team+ 38.480
10.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac Racing+ 45.878
11.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB Motoracing+ 54.765
12.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar+ 56.775
13.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini+ 1'02.734
14.Alex De Angelis (RSM)NGM Forward Racing+ 1'13.546
15.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team+ 1'15.948
16.Leon Camier (GBR)Drive M7 Aspar+ 1'20.760
17.Michael Laverty (GBR)Paul Bird Motorsport+ 1'26.422
18.Brok Parkes (AUS)Paul Bird MotorsportAfter 1 laps
19.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia RacingAfter 1 laps
20.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Forward RacingNot classified (1 laps)
21.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGPNot classified (22 laps)
22.Danilo Petrucci (ITA)Octo IodaRacing TeamNot classified (27 laps)
23.Mike Di Meglio (FRA)Avintia RacingNot starting
1.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 289
2.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 215
3.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 214
4.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 177
5.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team 142
6.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech3 98
7.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Forward Racing 92
8.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing 92
9.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech3 74
10.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGP 74
11.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda Gresini 64
12.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini 55
13.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)Ducati Team 47
14.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar 43
15.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac Racing 38
16.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB Motoracing 33
17.Nicky Hayden (USA)Drive M7 Aspar 28
18.Michele Pirro (ITA)Ducati Team 11
19.Colin Edwards (USA)NGM Forward Racing 11
20.Brok Parkes (AUS)Paul Bird Motorsport 7
21.Mike Di Meglio (FRA)Avintia Racing 4
22.Danilo Petrucci (ITA)Octo IodaRacing Team 4
23.Alex De Angelis (RSM)NGM Forward Racing 3
24.Michael Laverty (GBR)Paul Bird Motorsport 2
25.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia Racing 2
26.Leon Camier (GBR)Drive M7 Aspar 1
Technical Informations
LocationMisano Adriatico, San Marino
Length (m)4226
Width (m)14
Turns righ10
Turns left6
Pole positionleft
Grand Prix of San Marino
Record Lap
Time 1'33.906
Best Lap
Time 1'32.915
2013 Results
1st J.Lorenzo (Yamaha): 44'05.522
2ndM.Marquez (Honda): +3.379
3rdD.Pedrosa (Honda): +7.368
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