The Grand Prix of Italy has seen mixed fortunes for the Repsol Honda Team. Dani Pedrosa started from pole and after a close encounter with Lorenzo in turn one, he dropped to second position. Teammate Marc Marquez had a fantastic start from 6th and managed to get to 3rd by the first corner. The three riders maintained this order for 18 laps, separated by tenths of a second in the hot Tuscan sun with Marc setting a new fastest lap of 1’47.639 on lap two.

Then on lap 18, Marc passed Dani, who was suffering from lack of grip, and pushed to catch Lorenzo who had opened up a gap. With just three laps remaining, Marc unfortunately crashed out from second position in turn seven, this promoted Dani back to second and the race was decided.

Dani remains at the top of the World Championship with 103 points, 12 points ahead of Lorenzo on 91 and Marc now drops to third with 77 points.

Dani Pedrosa

“I didn’t feel fully comfortable in the race today, but I’m happy because I was able to gain a large number of points. In general, this was a difficult weekend. The back tyre was giving me a lot of problems with grip but taking 20 points from this race and maintaining the lead the World Championship is something positive.”

Marc Marquez

“Today we had with our first DNF of the season, but after three difficult days of setbacks and hard work, I finally felt good during the race. I don’t fully understand why I crashed, as I lost both the front and the back at the same time and was unable to save it. It’s clear that we made a mistake, but we can't go looking for excuses. We've looked at the telemetry and it shows that I was going at the same speed and on the same line as before but, anyway, you learn from these mistakes. We can’t forget that this is my first year in the class and I am here to learn how things are in MotoGP. In spite of everything we were still fighting for second place, which is a reason to be happy. I want to apologise to Honda and to the team, as they always support me and work so hard. Now we are turning our focus to Montmelo, and I can’t wait to race there.”

MotoGP 2013
Race Round 5   Italy

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 41'39.733
2 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda +5.400
3 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 16 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +6.412
4 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 13 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +19.321
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 11 Ducati Team Ducati +19.540
6 Hayden Nicky 69 USA 10 Ducati Team Ducati +26.321
7 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 9 Ducati Test Team Ducati +38.144
8 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 8 Power Electronics Aspar ART +39.802
9 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 7 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +40.243
10 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 6 Avintia Blusens FTR +48.392
11 De Puniet Randy 14 FRA 5 Power Electronics Aspar ART +48.480
12 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 4 Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER +1'13.708
13 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 3 Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati +1'14.601
14 Edwards Colin 5 USA 2 Athina Forward Racing FTR-Kawasaki +1'21.249
15 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 1 AB Motoracing ART +1'25.738
16 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Paul Bird Motorsport ART +1'27.339
17 Laverty Michael 70 GBR 0 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'27.758
18 Staring Bryan 67 AUS 0 Go & Fun Honda Gresini FTR-Honda +1'44.424
19 Pesek Lukas 52 CZE 0 Came IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER +1'45.227
20 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
21 Corti Claudio 71 ITA 0 Athina Forward Racing FTR-Kawasaki DNF
22 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
23 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 0 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha DNF
24 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda DNF
Location Information

Located 30km north-east of Florence in the beautiful countryside of Tuscany, Mugello is a modern circuit with excellent facilities. Bought by Ferrari back in 1988, the 5.245km track has been renovated to a high standard and has a growing reputation as one of the world’s most up-to-date, scenic and safest… read more.

Length 5.245 kilometres / 3.259 miles
Width 14 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 9
Longest straight 1.141 kilometres / 0.709 miles
Constructed 1974

Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Florence, Italy - View in Google Maps

www.mugellocircuit.it

Records

Pole Position 1m 46.489s (177.3 km/h) Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 47.639s (175.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Time 41m 37.477s (173.889km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)
2015 Race Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)