Today’s Italian GP was a tough race for the Repsol Honda Team. Marc Marquez got off well from the second row, completed the first lap in third position, and moved up to second two laps later.

Unfortunately, while chasing eventual race winner Jorge Lorenzo on lap 5, the Championship leader lost the front in turn 10, and although he almost saved it, he ultimately slid into the gravel and fell off. He bravely re-joined the race in penultimate position and finished in 16th place.

Dani Pedrosa was aiming to obtain the best result possible after starting from near the back of the grid, but he crashed on the first lap, unintentionally taking down fellow Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami.

Marc Marquez

16th

“We’ve been struggling the whole weekend to be perfectly comfortable with these particular spec tyres, but I wasn’t suffering that much in the race today. Instead, the front folded quite unexpectedly, as I wasn’t pushing that hard, and I crashed, though I almost saved it! When I re-joined the race, our pace wasn’t bad at all, despite the bike being a bit damaged, so that’s okay. Furthermore, we still have a 23-point advantage in the rankings, and this is also very positive; last year at this point we were 37 points back. Today also demonstrates what I’ve been saying for a while: things this year are pretty tight, the season is long, and anything can happen. That said, we’ll keep working as usual at Montmelò, where we’ll go back to the usual tyre spec, and we’ll try and come back strong.”

Dani Pedrosa

DNF

“It was a very difficult weekend, as we’ve had many problems getting a good feeling here at Mugello. Only in this morning’s warm-up were we able to find a setup that gave me better confidence. Unfortunately, I was starting very far back on the grid, and that often increases the risks. I was aiming to recover some ground at the start, and I did pass some riders but found myself parallel to Nakagami when unfortunately I slightly touched Bautista’s rear tyre and crashed, taking "Taka" out. I’m really sorry for that. It’s also a shame I didn’t have the chance to see how the setup changes worked or how many positions I would be able to recover in the race, but we’ll try to improve in the next race.”

MotoGP 2018
Race Round 6   Italy

Race

Sunny
Humidity
39%
Track Temp
51°C
Air Temp
29°C
Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 25 Ducati Team Ducati 41'43.230
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 20 Ducati Team Ducati 6.370
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 6.629
4 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 13 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 7.885
5 Rins Alex 42 SPA 11 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki 7.907
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 10 LCR Honda Honda 9.120
7 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 9 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 10.898
8 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 8 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 11.060
9 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 7 Angel Nieto Team Ducati 11.154
10 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 17.644
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 5 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 20.256
12 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 4 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 22.435
13 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 3 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 22.464
14 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 2 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 22.495
15 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 1 EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 26.644
16 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda 39.311
17 Simeon Xavier 10 BEL 0 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 1'01.211
18 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 0 LCR Honda Honda 5 laps
19 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 4 laps
20 Miller Jack 43 AUS 0 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati 22 laps
21 Luthi Tom 12 SWI 0 EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda 22 laps
22 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
23 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Angel Nieto Team Ducati DNF
24 Redding Scott 45 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 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 46.208s (177.7 km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2018)
Race Lap 1m 47.639s (175.4 km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2013)
Race Time 41m32.126s (174.200km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2017)
2018 Race Winner Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)