World Champion Marc Marquez takes his fourth win from pole – from the first four races of 2014 – and becomes the first rider to win the Spanish GP from pole since Capirossi in 2006. Teammate Dani Pedrosa takes third, missing out on second place by just 0.098s to Valentino Rossi, and moving into joint third in all-time premier class podiums.

It was once again a frantic start to the race, in front of 117,001 fans, with everyone vying for position. Marc and Rossi traded places for the lead several times on the opening lap as Dani battled with Lorenzo and Dovizioso in 4th. Finally Marc passed Rossi, before the end of the first lap, and began to push. From this point the young Spaniard opened a comfortable lead and set the fastest lap of the race on lap five (1’39.841). He then led to the chequered flag, completing a flawless race.

Dani spent his race with Rossi and Lorenzo and traced them for the first twenty laps, but with just seven laps remaining he passed Lorenzo and chased down Rossi. In the end it came down – once again – to the final corner, but Rossi was able to hold on and beat Dani to second place by just nine hundredths of a second. Dani has now finished on the podium in Jerez for the past 10 years.

At the age of just 21 years and 76 days, Marc is the fourth youngest rider ever to reach the milestone of 100 GP starts, taking 36 wins, 59 podium finishes and 41 pole positions. He has raced at 22 different circuits during his Grand Prix career and has now won at 20 of them – the only two missing are Donington Park and Shanghai where MotoGP no longer visit. Dani’s 3rd place in Jerez also marks a milestone as he equals the podium count of Giacomo Agostini on 88. The only riders with more podium finishes – in the premier class – are Rossi (148) and Doohan (95).

The team will remain in Jerez for an Official Post-Race Test tomorrow before packing up and heading to Le Mans, France for round five in two weeks time.

Marc Marquez

“I started well today, but when I saw that Valentino was trying to pass me on the first corner I knew his intention was to slow down the race so he could control the pace. Riding behind him I realised that I could go faster, so I tried to overtake him as soon as possible. I was surprised, because I wasn't expecting to open up a gap. Anyway, I am in good form at the moment, but I can see that Dani, Valentino and Jorge are giving their 100% in every practice and in every race. I'm sure that sooner or later will come a race in which we are unable win, but we will have to learn from that and try to take important points.”

Dani Pedrosa

“The race today was very difficult; I had problems with the front tyre from the opening lap and I tried to overcome the situation as best I could. I saw that Marc was breaking away but couldn't do anything to stick with him - it was completely his race today. I was able to stay behind the Yamahas for many laps, and at the end I made my attack. I was able to overtake Lorenzo but would have needed one or two more corners to try and pass Rossi. I did my best and took third place. We will see if at tomorrow's test we can be closer to Marc and fight to the maximum at the next race.”

MotoGP 2014
Race Round 4   Spain

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 25 Repsol Honda Team Honda 45'24.134
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 20 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +1.431
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 16 Repsol Honda Team Honda +1.529
4 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 13 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +8.541
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 11 Ducati Team Ducati +27.494
6 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 10 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda +27.606
7 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 9 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +27.917
8 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 8 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +27.947
9 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 7 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +29.419
10 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 6 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +32.872
12 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN 4 Aspar Team Honda +40.083
13 Redding Scott 45 GBR 3 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda +43.830
14 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 2 Pramac Racing Ducati +52.295
15 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 1 Ducati Team Ducati +54.873
16 Laverty Michael 70 GBR 0 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'06.182
17 Parkes Broc 23 AUS 0 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'23.420
18 Edwards Colin 5 USA 0 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha DNF
19 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 0 Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
20 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA 0 Avintia Racing Avintia DNF
21 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 AB Motoracing Honda DNF
22 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 Ducati Team Ducati DNF
23 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 0 Ducati Ducati DNF
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

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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)