Dani Pedrosa took a master-class victory at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España, starting from pole position, leading the race from the first corner to the chequered flag, and setting the race’s fastest lap on the way to taking his 30th win in MotoGP, the 53rd in his career.

In winning the 3,000th Grand Prix race ever held, Dani also earned the Repsol Honda Team’s 100th victory in the MotoGP class and became the only rider to have won at least one race for 16 consecutive years. Dani is now fourth in the Championship, with 52 points.

To complete a perfect weekend for the Repsol Honda Team, Marc Marquez scored a brilliant second-place finish after chasing his teammate for 27 laps. The reigning World Champion is now third in the standings with 58 points, just four down on the leader.

Tomorrow the Repsol Honda Team will take part in a one-day post-race test.

Dani Pedrosa

1st

“I’m super-happy with this win in Jerez, a track that I love very much, and in front of my family, my friends, and all these amazing fans. I’m enjoying this emotion so much, more than I would’ve done a few years ago, in a more ‘conscious’ way. I’ve had a great feeling all weekend, and the team have worked so well; we’re getting better race by race and I’m very happy for them as well. We knew we were in a position to have the race we actually did. I felt the tension a little bit before the start, but I remained concentrated and got away well at the start and just went for it. Today the track conditions were a bit worse than yesterday and the front was sliding quite a lot. I chose the hard front because of today’s high temperature, even if the medium was my favourite. The pace probably would’ve been faster with the medium, but anyway I was happy with my choice. When Marc started to push, we started a little battle like yesterday in qualifying. I knew he was very fast but I was determined to keep a gap on him. It was easy to make a mistake, to lose the front, so it was a matter of staying on the limit without going over it. It went well, it was a marvellous weekend, and we now must continue at this level. It’s also a special honour to be the winner of the 3,000th Grand Prix race and be alongside riders like Mick (Doohan, who won race number 2,000) and Angel (Nieto, who won race number 1,000).”

Marc Marquez

2nd

“I’m happy with today’s second place here at Jerez, a track that isn’t among my favourites, and having been able to be competitive and fight at a high level is very positive. Today Dani was really fast, as he has been over the whole weekend, in the wet and the dry. We got closer and closer session after session, but it was difficult to keep his pace. Today I tried to push, to put pressure on him, but even before the race I knew that Dani is very strong here. He’s also very good when conditions are really warm like today, because for me the front tyre is too soft; I mean, I chose the harder option today but even that was too soft for me. I tried to manage during the entire race, and I pushed. In the end I had a few risky moments, so I checked where Valentino and Vinales were and said to myself, Okay, second place is fine. I’m very happy with the result, to be just four points off the top and to be back in the battle for the Championship. The classification is very close and things are going to be very interesting. We must keep working as we’ve done so far. I dedicate this good result to my mom as today is Mother’s Day.”

MotoGP 2017
Race Round 4   Spain

Race Results

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 45'26.827
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda 6.136
3 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 16 Ducati Team Ducati 14.767
4 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 13 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 17.601
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 11 Ducati Team Ducati 22.913
6 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 10 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 24.556
7 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 9 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 24.959
8 Folger Jonas 94 GER 8 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 27.721
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 7 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 31.233
10 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 6 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 38.682
11 Redding Scott 45 GBR 5 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 40.979
12 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 4 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 43.199
13 Baz Loris 76 FRA 3 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 43.211
14 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 2 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 47.964
15 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 1 Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 51.279
16 Lowes Sam 22 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 1'08.885
17 Tsuda Takuya 22 JPN 0 Suzuki Test Team Suzuki 1'27.450
18 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 18 (laps)
19 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 18 (laps)
20 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Honda 22 (laps)
21 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 22 (laps)
22 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 22 (laps)
23 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 22 (laps)
Location Information

Built in 1986 and hosting its first Grand Prix one year later, the circuit of Jerez is now one of the most popular MotoGP venues and the focal point for a city fanatical about sport. Set in a slight valley in the south of Spain, Jerez is blessed with consistently… read more.

Length 4.423 kilometres / 2.748 miles
Width 11 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.607 kilometres / 0.377 miles
Constructed 1986
Modified 2002

Circuito de Jerez, Jerez, Spain - View in Google Maps

www.circuitodejerez.com

Records

Pole Position 1m 37.910s (162.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 38.735s (161.2km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Time 44m 57.246s (159.300km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)
2017 Race Winner Dani Pedrosa (Honda)