Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa scored the Repsol Honda Team’s third double-podium finish this season by finishing in second and third position, respectively, in scorching-hot conditions in Catalunya. It was a very positive result that allowed Marc and Dani to move up in the Championship standings to third and fourth, just 23 and 27 points off the top.
With air temperature at 33° C and a track temperature of 54° C, conditions were very tough on tyres. Both Marc and Dani got off well at the start and rode at the front for the entire race. Marc took the lead on lap six before being passed by his teammate and Dovizioso on lap eight. Dani led for a further nine laps before being passed by the Italian, who ultimately went on to win the race.
Marc moved to second on lap 18 and pushed hard to try and stay close to the leader, but like his teammate, finally settled to keep his hard-earned podium finish, which brought his career tally to the symbolic total of 93.
The Repsol Honda Team will remain in Catalunya tomorrow for a one-day test.
|1||Dovizioso Andrea||4||ITA||25||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||44'41.518|
|2||Marquez Marc||93||SPA||20||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||3.544|
|3||Pedrosa Dani||26||SPA||16||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||6.774|
|4||Lorenzo Jorge||99||SPA||13||Mission Winnow Ducati||Ducati||9.608|
|5||Zarco Johann||5||FRA||11||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||13.838|
|6||Folger Jonas||94||GER||10||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||13.921|
|7||Bautista Alvaro||19||SPA||9||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||16.763|
|8||Rossi Valentino||46||ITA||8||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||20.821|
|9||Barbera Hector||8||SPA||7||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||23.952|
|10||Vinales Maverick||25||SPA||6||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||24.189|
|11||Crutchlow Cal||35||GBR||5||LCR Honda||Honda||28.329|
|12||Baz Loris||76||FRA||4||Reale Avintia Racing||Ducati||33.281|
|13||Redding Scott||45||GBR||3||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||35.200|
|14||Abraham Karel||17||CZE||2||Pull&Bear Aspar Team||Ducati||39.436|
|15||Rabat Tito||53||SPA||1||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||40.872|
|16||Iannone Andrea||29||ITA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||43.221|
|17||Guintoli Sylvain||50||FRA||0||Team Suzuki Ecstar||Suzuki||44.655|
|18||Espargaro Pol||44||SPA||0||Red Bull KTM Factory Racing||Yamaha||48.993|
|19||Lowes Sam||22||GBR||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||55.492|
|20||Petrucci Danilo||9||ITA||0||Octo Pramac Racing||Ducati||2 laps|
|21||Miller Jack||43||AUS||0||Marc VDS Racing Team||Honda||12 laps|
|22||Espargaro Aleix||41||SPA||0||Aprilia Racing Team Gresini||Aprilia||18 laps|
In 1989, through the joint collaboration of the Catalan Autonomous Government, the Montmeló Town Council and the Royal Automobile Club of Catalunya (RACC), work began on giving one of Europe’s most beautiful cities a state of the art race track to match. The Circuit de Catalunya opened on the doorstep… read more.
|Length||4.627 kilometres / 2.875 miles|
|Longest straight||1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles|
Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain - View in Google Maps
|Pole Position||1m38.680s (168.8km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)|
|Race Lap||1m40.021s (165.5km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)|
|Race Time||40'13.566 (165.6km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)|
|2018 Race Winner||Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)|