The Repsol Honda riders had quite a challenging time at the Italian Grand Prix today. Marc Marquez struggled to manage front-tyre life for the entire race and settled for bringing home 10 solid points, finishing in sixth place.

Dani Pedrosa also struggled a lot with the front tyre and was trying to obtain the best result possible when he crashed out of 11th position on the last lap, unintentionally taking down fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow.

Heading to the next race in Catalunya in just one week’s time, Marc and Dani are fourth and fifth in the Championship, both on 68 points (37 points behind leader Viñales).

Marc Marquez

6TH

“I started the race strong because I knew the first laps were important, so I tried to fight. At first I was able to do it, but after a while I started struggling with the front tyre in the corners, and I was also getting caught on the straight by the others. We chose the medium front spec because we knew that with the hard option, which I felt better with, we wouldn’t have finished the race. In fact in this case the medium spec was harder on the right side than the hard spec, and the Mugello track stresses the right side more. But at a certain point, I started feeling I was struggling too much in the corners, so I decided to stay there and not risk crashing. The situation allowed us to finish sixth. This is an up-and-down championship, so we must keep working hard and look to improve.”

Dani Pedrosa

DNF

“We’ve been struggling with lack of grip since the beginning of the weekend, and today in the race it was even worse. I felt no grip since the start, either at the front or the rear, and I got passed by many riders with no possibility to fight back. The bike was shaking a lot even on the straight, and basically I wasn't able to manage it. It was a long race. Ultimately I crashed on the last lap trying to overtake Cal, and I took him out. I’m sorry for that because it’s not good when you make a mistake and someone else pays for it. Luckily, we’re both okay after the crash, so we’ll take this and look forward to the next race. Hopefully we’ll have a better feeling in Catalunya.”

MotoGP 2017
Race Round 6   Italy

Results Session

Sunny
Humidity
58%
Track Temp
42°C
Air Temp
25°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 25 Ducati Team Ducati 41'32.126
2 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 20 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 1.281
3 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 16 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 2.334
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 13 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 3.685
5 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 11 Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 5.802
6 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 10 Repsol Honda Team Honda 5.885
7 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 9 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 13.205
8 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 8 Ducati Team Ducati 14.393
9 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 7 Ducati Test Team Ducati 14.880
10 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 6 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 15.502
11 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 5 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 22.004
12 Redding Scott 45 GBR 4 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 24.952
13 Folger Jonas 94 GER 3 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 28.160
14 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 2 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 30.676
15 Miller Jack 43 AUS 1 Octo Pramac Racing Ducati 30.779
16 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Pull&Bear Aspar Team Ducati 42.306
17 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 46.294
18 Baz Loris 76 FRA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 50.731
19 Lowes Sam 22 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 50.740
20 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 50.897
21 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Honda 1 lap
22 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 1 lap
23 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 8 laps
24 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 10 laps
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)