At the Czech GP, Marc Marquez celebrated from the third step of the podium the special milestone of 100 MotoGP races, showing once again the reasons behind the impressive numbers of his still relatively short Premier Class career.

His 71st MotoGP podium out of 100 starts (71%) was the best result the young Spaniard could achieve today, so after sticking with Lorenzo and eventual winner Dovizioso until the last lap of the race, he ultimately settled for third. At the same time, he achieved his weekend goal of extending his Championship lead at a track where he did not feel totally comfortable. He arrived in the Czech Republic with a 46-point advantage on Valentino Rossi and left with +49.

The other statistics related to his special 100th MotoGP milestone are 40 wins (40%), 68 Pole positions (68%), and 42 race-fastest-laps (42%).

Teammate Dani Pedrosa, who started from 10th on the grid, continued to struggle in corner exits; only at the end of the race was he able to recover two positions and cross the finish line in eighth place.

Tomorrow, the Repsol Honda Team will remain at Brno for a one-day post-race test before moving on to Austria for next Sunday’s Grand Prix von Österreich at the Red Bull Ring Circuit.

Marc Marquez

3rd

“Our target for the weekend was to extend our lead in the Championship, and we achieved that. We arrived here with a 46-point edge, and we leave with 49, which is very good. Already yesterday I was expecting that Lorenzo and Dovi would be the strongest opponents, maybe with Valentino, and they were all there today. I was ready to fight as well, but honestly it was difficult to fight against the two Ducatisti as they had strong acceleration and braking stability. I tried but it wasn’t possible, so we took this positive third place. Today was my 100th race in MotoGP, and I used the experience that comes with that; if it had been my second or third MotoGP race, I probably would have tried for the win and either got it or crashed, but it was the 100th and I used wisdom. Third is my worst useable result this year, and I’m happy with it because we finished very close to the top at a track where we often struggle. I’m confident, as better tracks for us will come.”

Dani Pedrosa

8th

“I wasn’t comfortable on the bike and I wasn't able to exit fast from the corners, so I was trying to recover in the entries. I was doing kind of an elastic effect. Just at the end, when the other riders’ tyres dropped and they couldn’t be so effective on acceleration, I was able to make a couple of passes. It’s not easy to ride that way, but tomorrow we have a test here and I hope we can work to be able to be faster on acceleration.”

MotoGP 2018
Race Round 10   Czech Republic

Race Classification

Sunny
Humidity
44%
Track Temp
41°C
Air Temp
28°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 25 Ducati Team Ducati 41'07.728
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 20 Ducati Team Ducati 0.178
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 16 Repsol Honda Team Honda 0.368
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 13 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 2.902
5 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 11 LCR Honda Honda 2.958
6 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 10 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 3.768
7 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 9 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 6.159
8 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 8 Repsol Honda Team Honda 7.479
9 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 7 Angel Nieto Team Ducati 7.575
10 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 6 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 8.326
11 Rins Alex 42 SPA 5 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 8.653
12 Miller Jack 43 AUS 4 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 16.549
13 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 3 EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 19.603
14 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 2 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 21.381
15 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 1 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 23.159
16 Luthi Tom 12 SWI 0 EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 27.673
17 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 0 LCR Honda Honda 28.311
18 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Angel Nieto Team Ducati 41.172
19 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 42.411
20 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 50.941
21 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 13 laps
22 Redding Scott 45 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 16 laps
23 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 20 laps
24 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 0 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha /
25 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda /
Location Information

The world’s most famous riders have taken part in GP events in Brno since 1930, where up until 1982 they would race through the villages and western parts of the city on a road track named after the first Czechoslovak President – T.G. Masaryk.The only venue that has hosted more… read more.

Length 5.403 kilometres / 3.357 miles
Width 15 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 8
Longest straight 0.636 kilometres / 0.395 miles
Constructed 1987
Modified 1996

Automotodrom Brno, Brno, Czech Republic - View in Google Maps

www.automotodrombrno.cz

Records

Pole Position 1m54.596s (169.7 Km km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2016)
Race Lap 1m 56.027s (167.6 km/h) Dani Pedrosa (Honda, 2014)
Race Time 41m07.728s (166.6 km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)
2018 Race Winner Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)