Sunday, October 12, 2014

Movistar Yamaha's Lorenzo Takes MotoGP Motegi Grand Prix Win, Rossi 3rd

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Motegi, Japan
Grand Prix of Japan
Lorenzo Reigns at Motegi
14:00 Local time GMT+9
CloudyCloudyTemperatureAir 19°C
Track 27°C
TemperatureHumidity 57%
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 Twin Ring Motegi Circuit (Motegi, Japan), 12th October 2014

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo dominated at the Twin Ring Motegi for the second year in a row, taking a perfect victory at the Grand Prix of Japan. Teammate Valentino Rossi also shone, making it a double podium for Yamaha with a strong third place.

Lorenzo had a good start to the 24 lap race when he launched off the second row of the grid to arrive at the first corner in third place. He soon overtook Andrea Dovizioso to follow teammate Rossi, who snatched the holeshot into turn one  from a second place start position on the grid. Rossi worked to build a gap of just over 0.404 seconds over the first two laps, but Lorenzo was quick to arrive at the back of the Doctor’s YZR-M1. Feeling the heat from Dovizioso and Marc Marquez behind him, Lorenzo took the lead from his teammate on the fourth lap and cleared off at the front to set a new lap record of 1’45.350 four laps later. Lorenzo was then able to create a gap of nearly 2.7 seconds to take the flag and score his second consecutive Motegi race victory.

This result means Lorenzo equals five-time 500cc World Champion Mick Doohan's record of 54 victories in his Grand Prix career, moving him up in the all-time winners list to a joint fifth place.

Teammate Rossi’s Motegi race was focused on fighting hard to fend off Marquez. On lap 10 Marquez made a first attempt in passing the nine-time World Champion, but Rossi refused to give up his position, immediately retaking second place in the last corner. He was unable to answer the next pass by Marquez before the hairpin, but was determined not to let his rival out of his sight, hoping for another opportunity to keep the championship open for the next race. While the threat came from behind as Dani Pedrosa started to close down the gap, Rossi pushed to the limit and was able to hold on to third place over the line.

Todays’ 25-point gain sees Lorenzo remain in fourth position in the championship standings, increasing his championship points total to 227. This leaves him just three points behind Rossi, who rises to second place with 230 championship points.
Jorge Lorenzo
99Jorge Lorenzo
1st / 42'21.259 / 24 laps
“It’s unbelievable! It has been a very difficult year but Yamaha has been improving the bike little by little and we’re getting better every race. In Aragón, because of the 'flag to flag' we were able to win. We were lucky under the circumstances and I also improved in the race compared to the practice. Here we expected to get more and more strong for the race and be able to fight for the win but we didn’t expect to lead by this much and have a gap of 2.7 seconds in the middle of the race. I’m very happy to win the race for the second time in a row. We are happy for Marc that he won the title. This year he was the best in general, so we want to say congratulations. The good thing about this year was that the four top riders were very similar. We had very strong races that were consistent and equal, so for the next races I expect a lot of fights. We are very close to the second position and that’s our goal. We are going to try.”

46Valentino Rossi
3rd / +2.602 / 24 laps
“From one side I’m very satisfied because the race had a high level. We had a high race pace and were braking the lap record. We rode like this from the beginning to the end and I felt good with the bike. From the other side it’s a shame that I was unable to keep the championship open for another week. I tried to get back on Marc, but unfortunately he had something more than me, so he arrived in front of me. I have to say that he deserves this championship. He worked well and was the stronger man this year. Congratulations to him.”

Valentino Rossi
Massimo Meregalli
Massimo Meregalli
“It’s very special to again come here to our rival’s home and take a second consecutive victory. Jorge rode a perfect race again and showed his skills in managing from the front. Vale was also very strong and definitely didn't make it easy for Marc, so deserved his podium finish. I’m satisfied with the weekend, the team worked hard from the first day and we have shown we can be competitive in all situations. We are now going to two more tracks where we know we can be strong so we look forward to fighting to continue this winning streak for the remainder of the season. Congratulations to Marc for his title victory, he rode an impressive season.”

1.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 42'21.259
2.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team+ 1.638
3.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP+ 2.602
4.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team+ 3.157
5.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team+ 14.353
6.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing+ 16.653
7.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGP+ 19.531
8.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech3+ 19.815
9.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech3+ 23.575
10.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda Gresini+ 35.687
11.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Forward Racing+ 40.668
12.Katsuyuki Nakasuga (JPN)YAMALUBE Racing Team with YSP+ 51.027
13.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar+ 51.093
14.Nicky Hayden (USA)Drive M7 Aspar+ 55.792
15.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia Racing+ 59.089
16.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini+ 59.508
17.Alex De Angelis (RSM)NGM Forward Racing+ 1'16.547
18.Michael Laverty (GBR)Paul Bird Motorsport+ 1'28.021
19.Mike Di Meglio (FRA)Avintia Racing+ 1'29.470
20.Brok Parkes (AUS)Paul Bird Motorsport+ 1'33.253
21.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac RacingNot classified (1 laps)
22.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB MotoracingNot classified (10 laps)
23.Danilo Petrucci (ITA)Octo IodaRacing TeamNot classified (20 laps)
24.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)Ducati TeamNot classified (23 laps)
1.Marc Marquez (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 312
2.Valentino Rossi (ITA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 230
3.Dani Pedrosa (SPA)Repsol Honda Team 230
4.Jorge Lorenzo (SPA)Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 227
5.Andrea Dovizioso (ITA)Ducati Team 153
6.Aleix Espargaro (SPA)NGM Forward Racing 117
7.Pol Espargarò (SPA)Monster Yamaha Tech3 116
8.Andrea Iannone (ITA)Pramac Racing 102
9.Stefan Bradl (GER)LCR Honda MotoGP 96
10.Bradley Smith (GBR)Monster Yamaha Tech3 92
11.Alvaro Bautista (SPA)Go&Fun Honda Gresini 79
12.Cal Crutchlow (GBR)Ducati Team 63
13.Scott Redding (GBR)Go&Fun Honda Gresini 61
14.Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN)Drive M7 Aspar 54
15.Yonny Hernandez (COL)Energy T.I. Pramac Racing 39
16.Nicky Hayden (USA)Drive M7 Aspar 37
17.Karel Abraham (CZE)Cardion AB Motoracing 33
18.Michele Pirro (ITA)Ducati Team 11
19.Colin Edwards (USA)NGM Forward Racing 11
20.Danilo Petrucci (ITA)Octo IodaRacing Team 9
21.Brok Parkes (AUS)Paul Bird Motorsport 7
22.Alex De Angelis (RSM)NGM Forward Racing 7
23.Katsuyuki Nakasuga (JPN)YAMALUBE Racing Team with YSP 4
24.Mike Di Meglio (FRA)Avintia Racing 4
25.Hector Barbera (SPA)Avintia Racing 3
26.Michael Laverty (GBR)Paul Bird Motorsport 2
27.Leon Camier (GBR)Drive M7 Aspar 1
Technical Informations
LocationMotegi, Japan
Length (m)4801
Width (m)15
Turns righ8
Turns left6
Pole positionleft
Grand Prix of Japan
Record Lap
Time 1'45.350
Best Lap
Time 1'44.502
2013 Results
1st J.Lorenzo (Yamaha): 42'34.291
2ndM.Marquez (Honda): +3.188
3rdD.Pedrosa (Honda): +4.592
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