It was a day of mixed fortunes for the Repsol Honda riders, Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez.

Starting 7th on the grid, Dani lost a few places, briefly dropping down to 9th on the first lap. Marc, starting from 13th place – the first time he has not qualified on the first or second row in the premiere class – had a strong start moving up to 6th in the first few corners and up to 4th by the end of the first lap, with Dani in 8th.

Dani continued to advance, passing Cal Crutchlow, Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith and found himself in 5th by lap four. Meanwhile, Jorge Lorenzo opened up a lead at the front as Marc battled with Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso. By lap twelve Dani had reached the battle for second and the four riders swapped positions consistently over the course of the following five laps.

However, on lap eighteen after battling with Iannone, Marc made a small mistake and crashed out in turn three. This promoted Dani to third briefly, before Valentino Rossi passed him and demoted Dani to 4th which he secured, taking valuable points and positive feedback regarding his fitness.

Tomorrow Marc and Dani will be back on track for a post-race test with the new 2016 tyre supplier, before heading west for round seven in Barcelona in two weeks time.

Dani Pedrosa

4th Championship Standing: 13th - 23 points

"I'm happy overall, especially because my forearm is getting better all the time. Today I had a fairly good race, right through to the end. I was able to fight with some other riders and confirm that every week I'm getting better. It has been positive. Now we have to work on the bike to try to develop it and get better results at the coming races!"

Marc Marquez

DNF Championship Standing: 5th - 69 points

"It was a shame about the crash today, because I had already done the hardest part! I'm happy because I was able to carry out our plan, which was to try to recover positions on the first five laps. We were up into second place after four laps, but when the tyre grip went down we had a similar problem to before, with the tyre sliding on corner entry. I was on the limit and when you are pushing at the maximum sometimes things happen like they did today. We have dropped quite far behind in the standings, but Honda are working hard and together we will keep pushing to improve the feeling with the bike for the second half of the season."

MotoGP 2015
Race Round 6   Italy

Results Session

Sunny
Humidity
48%
Track Temp
48°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 41'39.173
2 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 20 Ducati Team Ducati +5.563
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +6.661
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 13 Repsol Honda Team Honda +9.978
5 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 11 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +15.284
6 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 10 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +15.665
7 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 9 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki +23.805
8 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 8 Ducati Team Ducati +29.152
9 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 7 Pramac Racing Ducati +32.008
10 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 6 Pramac Racing Ducati +34.571
11 Redding Scott 45 GBR 5 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda +38.553
12 Baz Loris 76 FRA 4 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +42.158
13 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 3 Avintia Racing Ducati +44.801
14 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 2 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +50.435
15 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 1 Aspar Team Honda +53.060
16 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA 0 Avintia Racing Ducati +1'15.265
17 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 AB Motoracing Honda +1'15.381
18 Melandri Marco 33 ITA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia +1'41.840
19 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Honda DNF
20 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
21 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 0 Ducati Team Ducati DNF
22 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha DNF
23 Hayden Nicky 69 USA 0 Aspar Team Honda DNF
24 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki DNF
25 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda DNF
26 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM 0 E-Motion IodaRacing Team ART 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 41m32.126s (174.200km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)
2017 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)