It’s been a difficult weekend for the Repsol Honda Team in Misano but Dani Pedrosa managed to take third place and has now finished in the top five at the last 17 successive races. Championship leader, Marc Marquez, made an uncharacteristic error on lap ten and lost the front. He was able to restart but only managed to climb back to fifteenth and take one Championship point.

After a promising start, Marc steadily progressed up to second, after battling with Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi. Dani dropped back to seventh from his fifth spot on the grid, but also made his way through the traffic and was up to fourth by lap eight. However, as Marc pushed to try and stay with race leader Valentino, he made a small mistake and lost the front in turn four at a fairly low speed, with the bike spinning out. He was able to pick the bike up but had trouble getting it started again. Finally race marshals arrived and managed to bump start him, but by this point the pack had disappeared.

Marc pushed hard to catch the back markers and was able to match the lap times being set by the from runners, but the distance was too great. He crossed the line in fifteenth and took a single Championship point. Dani meanwhile managed to hold off the aggressive Andrea Dovizioso for twenty-five of the twenty-eight laps finishing 1.234 seconds in front of the Italian and marking his 200th points scoring finish in Grand Prix racing, becoming just the fourth rider of all-time to reach this impressive milestone.

Marc maintains his lead in the Championship, but the gap is now decreased to 74 points over second place Dani, with Valentino now just 1 point behind him.

Dani Pedrosa

“Today’s race was a very difficult one, and it was hard to do any more. Marc attempted to keep up with Valentino and Jorge but eventually he crashed trying - they were very strong here. This race also saw many problems for us with the front and rear, so there was little that we could do. From the opening laps I lost a lot of time in traffic, and that affected my entire race. I tried to do the best I could and still had difficulty sticking with Dovizioso, because he also lapped very quickly; eventually we were going as fast as the Valentino and Jorge. Now we have to take the positives from this weekend and hope that for the next race at Aragon, which is a track that I like, we have a better feeling and have a better race.”

Marc Marquez

“I’m happy with how today went, despite the crash due to my first mistake of the season, because yesterday I did not think that I would be capable of sticking with the Valentino and Jorge. They had a little bit more pace, and today we were able to get fairly close to them. I saw the possibility of fighting with Valentino for the victory, but that was not possible in the end because of the mistake; I was riding over the inside of the rumble strip and that meant that I lost the front. Luckily I was able to rejoin the race, continue with a good pace and score a point that could always come in handy in the future.”

MotoGP 2014
Race Round 13   San Marino

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 44'14.586
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 20 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +1.578
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 16 Repsol Honda Team Honda +4.276
4 Dovizioso Andrea 04 ITA 13 Ducati Team Ducati +5.510
5 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 11 Pramac Racing Ducati +11.771
6 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 10 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +18.999
7 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 9 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +23.100
8 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 8 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda +36.458
9 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 7 Ducati Team Ducati +38.480
10 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 6 Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati +45.878
11 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 5 AB Motoracing Honda +54.765
12 Aoyama Hiroshi 7 JPN 4 Aspar Team Honda +56.775
13 Redding Scott 45 GBR 3 Go & Fun Honda Gresini Honda +1'02.734
14 De Angelis Alex 15 RSM 2 Athina Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +1'13.546
15 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 1 Repsol Honda Team Honda +1'15.948
16 Carnier Leon 2 GBR 0 Aspar Team Honda +1'20.760
17 Laverty Michael 70 GBR 0 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'26.422
18 Parkes Broc 23 AUS 0 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 1 Lap
19 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 0 Ducati Team Ducati 1 Lap
20 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha DNF
21 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 LCR Honda MotoGP Honda DNF
22 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Octo IodaRacing Team ART DNF
23 Di Meglio Mike 63 FRA 0 Avintia Racing Avintia DNF
Location Information

Close to the city of Rimini, the Misano Adriático circuit was constructed in 1972 and has since undergone an array of modifications. A regular scene for Italian Grands Prix throughout the 80s and early 90s, Misano returned to the MotoGP calendar in 2007.With updated facilities, track and grandstands, the Misano… read more.

Length 4.226 kilometres / 2.626 miles
Width 14 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 10
Longest straight 0.565 kilometres / 0.351 miles
Constructed 1969
Modified 2008

Misano World Circuit "Marco Simoncelli", Via Daijiro Kato, Misano Adriatico, Rimini, Italy - View in Google Maps

www.misanocircuit.com

Records

Pole Position 1m31.629s (166.00 km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati, 2018)
Race Lap 1m32.678s (164.1km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)
Race Time 42m05.426s (162.6 km/h) Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati, 2018)
2019 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)