Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have concluded the 2015 season with a second and third place finish in the Valencia GP.
Starting from the front row behind Lorenzo, the three riders broke away opening up a five second gap to Dovizioso after just seven laps. Dani struggled at the beginning and spent the majority of the race adapting to the situation, at one point dropping down two seconds behind Lorenzo and Marc.
However, with two laps to remaining Dani had closed the gap to 0.2 seconds and attempted a pass on Marc. He ran wide and Marc regained the place immediately and the two Honda riders lost contact slightly with race leader Lorenzo, finishing second and third behind the newly crowned 2015 World Champion.
Today Dani celebrated his 100th MotoGP class podium, becoming just the second rider – along with Valentino Rossi – to reach this milestone. He also sealed fourth place in the World Standings behind his teammate Marc in third.
The Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana was completed in 1999 and held rounds of the MotoGP and Spanish Motorcycle Championships in the same year. The Cheste track has several layouts, running anti-clockwise with varying lengths. MotoGP events are held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight… read more.
|Length||4.005 kilometres / 2.489 miles|
|Longest straight||0.876 kilometres / 0.544 miles|
Circuito de la Comunidad Valenciana Ricardo Tormo, Cheste, Spain - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m 28.931s (162.1km/h) Maverick Viñales (Aprilia, 2023)|
|Race Lap||1m 30.145s (159.9km/h) Brad Binder (KTM, 2023)|
|2023 Race Winner||Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)|
|2023 Sprint Winner||Jorge Martin (Ducati)|