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Marquez scores precious points, Pedrosa improves his speed

posted Aug 14, 2016, 6:38 PM by Takanobu Matsuki

Honda Racing Corporation
Race Report Sunday, Aug 14th 2016

  Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich

MotoGP 2016   Round 10

Marquez scores precious points, Pedrosa improves his speed

Marc Marquez took very important points with a fifth-place finish in today’s Austrian GP. At the line, he trailed his main rivals for the title chase, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, who ended third and fourth, respectively, behind the two Ducatisti who topped the podium. Dani Pedrosa was able to keep a good pace for the entire GP and recovered from 12th on the grid to seventh at the chequered flag.

Marc, who was nursing a bruised shoulder after suffering a heavy crash in yesterday’s FP3, got a good start and entered the first turn in third but ran wide and found himself in fifth at the end of the first lap. He closely trailed the front group for over half the race, controlling Maverick Viñales behind him, but after a couple of small mistakes, he progressively lost ground and wisely settled for a top-five position.

Dani entered the first corner in 10th and overtook Scott Redding for ninth before the end of the first lap. He then kept a good rhythm until the end of the race, not so far from the front riders. Along the way, he recovered several more positions and improved his feeling with the bike.

Heading to the next race in Brno in one week’s time, Marc leads the championship with 181 points, 43 over Lorenzo and 57 ahead of Rossi. Dani is fourth with 105 points, 33 behind the runner-up position in the standings.

Marc Marquez

5th

“After how yesterday went, I’m happy with today’s race. My shoulder didn’t hurt at any time during the race, so no excuses there. I would have taken fifth position if it were offered to me before starting the race. I knew the Ducatis and Yamahas were fast, so this was the best possible outcome and it’s positive that we’ve only lost five points compared to Lorenzo. Given the difficulties we’ve had, it was clear that our objective was to think of the fight for the Championship. I started aggressively, as it was the only way of trying to fight with the front group, but after making a couple of mistakes I lost the slipstream and it was very difficult to recover from that.”

Marc Marquez

Dani Pedrosa

7th

“We went better in the race compared to the practice sessions, as we were putting in similar times to the riders at the front. We had been a little farther away from them beforehand this weekend, but today we took a step forward and that’s a positive. Now we must carry on working to continue to progress at the next race, which will be next weekend in the Czech Republic.”

Dani Pedrosa

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 25 Ducati Team 39'46.255
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 20 Ducati Team 0.938
3 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 16 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 3.389
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 13 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 3.815
5 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 11 Repsol Honda Team 11.813
6 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 10 Team Suzuki Ecstar 14.341
7 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 9 Repsol Honda Team 17.063
8 Redding Scott 45 GBR 8 Octo Pramac Racing 29.437
9 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 7 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 29.785
10 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 6 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 37.094
11 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 5 Octo Pramac Racing 39.765
12 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 4 Ducati Team 39.766
13 Baz Loris 76 FRA 3 Avintia Racing 44.284
14 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 2 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 45.004
15 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 1 LCR Honda 1'03.246
16 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1'12.448
17 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Aspar MotoGP Team 1'14.517
18 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 0 Aspar MotoGP Team 1'36.510
19 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1 lap
20 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar 4 laps
21 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 0 Avintia Racing Disqualified

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 181 Repsol Honda Team
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 138 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 124 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 105 Repsol Honda Team
5 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 93 Team Suzuki Ecstar
6 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 88 Ducati Team
7 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 79 Ducati Team
8 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 78 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
9 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 65 Avintia Racing
10 Redding Scott 45 GBR 53 Octo Pramac Racing
11 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 53 Aspar MotoGP Team
12 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 51 Team Suzuki Ecstar
13 Miller Jack 43 AUS 42 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
14 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 42 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
15 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 41 LCR Honda
16 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 37 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
17 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 35 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
18 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 29 Octo Pramac Racing
19 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 23 Ducati Team
20 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 20 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
21 Baz Loris 76 FRA 11 Avintia Racing
22 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 3 Aspar MotoGP Team

Team Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Repsol Honda Team 286
2 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 262
3 Ducati Team 167
4 Team Suzuki Ecstar 144
5 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 120
6 Octo Pramac Racing 82
7 Avintia Racing 76
8 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 72
9 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 62
10 Aspar MotoGP Team 56
11 LCR Honda 41

Constructor Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Yamaha 202
2 Honda 196
3 Ducati 149
4 Suzuki 99
5 Aprilia 51

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Location Information

The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg is located beautifully in the Murtal-region of Styria, Austria. The circuit was originally built in 1969, then known as the Österreichring. In 1996 it was rebuilt with the track-layout it still had when, in 2011, it was reopened as the Red Bull Ring and… read more.

Red Bull Ring – Spielberg
Length 4.3 km / 2.68 miles
Width 13 metres
Left corners 3
Right corners 7
Longest straight 626 m / 2053.81 ft
Constructed 1969
Modified 1996

Circuit Records

Pole Position 1m23.142s (186.9 Km/h) Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2016)
Race Lap 1m24.561s (183.8 Km/h) Andrea Iannone (Ducati, 2016)
Race Time 39m 46.255s (182.4) Andrea Iannone
2016 Race Winner Andrea Iannone (Ducati)

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Positive start to the weekend for Marquez; Pedrosa looks to improve

posted Jul 22, 2016, 1:00 AM by Takanobu Matsuki

Honda Racing Corporation
Practice Report Friday, Jul 15th 2016

  Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

MotoGP 2016   Round 9

Positive start to the weekend for Marquez; Pedrosa looks to improve

Decidedly un-summer-like temperatures (max air 16° C, ground 19°) made the opening day of the German GP quite demanding for the riders today. The Sachsenring Circuit is already tough on tyres due to majority of left-hand corners that make it difficult to keep effective operational heat in the right-side rubber, prompting Michelin to bring an asymmetrical front tyre spec for the first time this season.

Weather in the morning’s FP1 session was even colder before a light rain forced everyone back to the pit after just a couple of exits, rendering the session almost useless. In the afternoon, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa worked hard on their RC213V setups, and while Marc was quite comfortable on his bike at the end of the day, pleased with posting the third-best lap time, Dani recognizes that he needs more time to make the most of the particular conditions.

Marc Marquez

3rd 1'22.775

“Today was a good day, although the way that it began was a little strange. In the first session we were only able to do a few laps because it started to rain slightly, but it wasn’t heavy enough to put on wet tyres. The second session was more-or-less normal, although there were low temperatures and a very cold track. We had to dial things back a little, especially at turn 11, where many riders crashed. Nevertheless, I felt quite comfortable with the bike. We want to improve on some points and have to keep working, because the forecast for tomorrow is that temperatures will improve slightly. It will be an interesting Grand Prix because of the weather, and the prediction is that on Sunday we’ll have a situation like today, when rain could fall at any time.”

Marc Marquez

Dani Pedrosa

15th 1'23.740

“Today was a very tough day because the track temperature was very low. I was riding on the limit and I saw several riders crash, especially in turn 11. Riding fast wasn’t possible, so we decided against taking risks under the circumstances. Hopefully tomorrow the weather improves, and we’ll continue working to recover our pace and try to place high up on the timesheets.”

Dani Pedrosa

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Team Time/Gap
1 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar 1'22.161
2 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA Ducati Team 0.220
3 Marquez Marc 93 SPA Repsol Honda Team 0.614
4 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR LCR Honda 0.656
5 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA Ducati Team 0.769
6 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar 0.792
7 Barbera Hector 8 SPA Avintia Racing 0.854
8 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA Octo Pramac Racing 0.892
9 Redding Scott 45 GBR Octo Pramac Racing 0.900
10 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL Aspar MotoGP Team 0.962
11 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1.239
12 Smith Bradley 38 GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1.299
13 Miller Jack 43 AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 1.324
14 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1.373
15 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA Repsol Honda Team 1.579
16 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1.663
17 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1.797
18 Bradl Stefan 6 GER Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1.955
19 Rabat Tito 53 SPA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 2.585
20 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE Aspar MotoGP Team 2.750
21 Baz Loris 76 FRA Avintia Racing 2.888

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Car and bike races have been held on closed public roads in the area around the town of Chemnitz, Germany since the 1920s and were still taking place until as recently as 1990. It was decided, however, that the five mile course through such a densely populated area was no… read more.

Sachsenring
Length 3.671 kilometres / 2.281 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 10
Right corners 3
Longest straight 0.700 kilometres / 0.435 miles
Constructed 1996
Modified 2003

Circuit Records

Pole Position 1m 20.336s (164.5km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 21.530s (162km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Time 41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
2015 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)

Lerchenstraße, 09337 Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany –  View in Google Maps

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Repsol Honda Team look forward to season’s halfway mark at Sachsenring

posted Jul 12, 2016, 8:57 PM by Takanobu Matsuki

Honda Racing Corporation
Preview Report Monday, Jul 11th 2016

  Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

MotoGP 2016   Round 9

Repsol Honda Team look forward to season’s halfway mark at Sachsenring

The ninth round of the MotoGP World Championship, scheduled for this weekend at the Sachsenring circuit, marks the midway point in the 2016 season, with Marc Marquez leading the Championship classification and teammate Dani Pedrosa lying in fourth place.

The Sachsenring is one of the slower tracks on the calendar, and also the shortest at just 3.67km (2.28 miles), but it has often played host to hard-fought, close races. The actual circuit, a mix of 10 left turns and just three rights, has hosted the German GP since 1998, and it has proven to be one of the most successful rounds for the Repsol Honda Team and its riders.

Marc has won the last six consecutive years in Germany (2015, 2014 and 2013 in MotoGP, 2012 and 2011 in Moto2, and 2010 in125cc), meaning that every time he has made the podium at the Sachsenring, he finished first. Dani can also claim six victories (four in MotoGP in 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2007, and two in 250cc in 2005 and 2004), among a total of nine podium visits.

Marc Marquez

Championship Standing: 1st – 145 points

“We’re going to the German GP aiming for a podium position and of course possibly to fight for the win. The Sachsenring is normally a very good track for me that I like very much, maybe because it has so many left-hand corners, a bit like a dirt track! On the other hand, it’s another one on the calendar where the weather has sometimes played a crucial role in the past, so we’ll see how it goes there. We’ve learned from the past and we’re approaching this season race by race, trying to be ready and make the most of what we have and what the situation requires. In any case I’m happy we’ll be back in action shortly and I’ll do my best to get another positive result before the summer break.”

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez Statistics

Date of Birth 17/02/1993
Birthplace Lleida, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height 168 cm
Weight 59 kg
Hobbies Mountain Biking, Video games
Racing Number 93
First Race 1998 “Enduro per nens”
Grand Prix Debut 2008 125cc Portugal GP (KTM 125 FRR)
GPs raced 140
GP pole positions 61 (14 in 125cc, 14 in 250cc, 33 in MotoGP)
Total GP podiums 85 (14 x 125cc, 25 x Moto2, 46 x MotoGP)
Total GP wins 52 (10 x 125cc, 16 x Moto2, 26 x MotoGP)
First GP Win 2010 125cc Italian GP (Derbi RSA 125)
World titles 4 (1 x 125cc - 2010, 1 x Moto2 - 2012, 2 x MotoGP - 2013, 2014)

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Dani Pedrosa

Championship Standing: 4th – 86 points

“I like the Sachsenring very much; it’s definitely one of my favourite tracks on the calendar. I have very good memories there, and together with my team, we’ll try to make the best use of what we’ve learned from the last races. It was a pity that we didn’t get a better result in Assen, where our strategy was perfect for the first part of the race, but the positive is that we know we’ve worked well in demanding conditions. We’ll try to do the same in Germany.”

Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa Statistics

Date of Birth 29/09/1985
Birthplace Sabadell, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height 160 cm
Weight 51kg
Hobbies Cycling, Motocross, Windsurfing, Cinema
Racing number 26
First race 1997 Pocket bike race
Grand Prix debut 2001. 125cc Japanese GP, Suzuka – (Honda RS125R)
GPs raced 252
GP pole positions 46 (9 in 125cc, 9 in 250cc, 28 in MotoGP)
Total GP podiums 143 (17 x 125cc, 24 x 250cc, 102 x MotoGP)
Total GP wins 51 (8 x 125cc, 15 x 250cc, 28 x MotoGP)
First GP win 2002. 125cc Dutch GP, Assen – (Honda RS125R)
World titles 3 (1 x 125cc - 2003, 2 x 250cc - 2004, 2005)

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Location Information

Car and bike races have been held on closed public roads in the area around the town of Chemnitz, Germany since the 1920s and were still taking place until as recently as 1990. It was decided, however, that the five mile course through such a densely populated area was no… read more.

Sachsenring
Length 3.671 kilometres / 2.281 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 10
Right corners 3
Longest straight 0.700 kilometres / 0.435 miles
Constructed 1996
Modified 2003

Circuit Records

Pole Position 1m 20.336s (164.5km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 21.530s (162km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Time 41m 01.087s (161km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
2015 Race Winner Marc Marquez (Honda)

Lerchenstraße, 09337 Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany –  View in Google Maps

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Momentous second place for Marquez in weather-affected Dutch TT

posted Jun 28, 2016, 9:19 PM by Takanobu Matsuki

Honda Racing Corporation
Race Report Sunday, Jun 26th 2016

  TT Assen

MotoGP 2016   Round 8

Momentous second place for Marquez in weather-affected Dutch TT

Marc Marquez’s brilliant and very important second-place finish in one of the trickiest races in recent years was enhanced by the amazing debut win of Honda satellite rider Jack Miller, who perfectly mastered the second part of the Dutch TT. The lottery that is a MotoGP race run in such challenging conditions ruled out a possible podium finish for Dani Pedrosa, who finished in 12th position after crashing on the first lap of the race’s weather-prompted restart.

The Assen TT originally started approximately one hour after a strong 15-minute downpour had heavily drenched the track. Marc had chosen a hard rear rain tyre, while Dani opted for the softer version. That proved to be the better solution, so although Marc managed to keep a decent enough pace to maintain fourth position in the race’s first phase, Dani was able to steadily recover ground from the back after the rain started again. He had just overtaken his teammate when the conditions became so difficult that Race Direction decided to put out the red flag on lap 15. That meant that the new grid position for the remaining 12-lap race was determined by the classification of the previous lap—lap 14—with Marc in fifth and Dani sixth.

Race 2 got off at 3 p.m., and both Repsol Honda riders went out on the Michelin soft rear rain spec. Marquez started well, entering the first corner first, but he ran wide shortly after and dropped back to third behind Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi. After the two Italians fell ahead of him and Miller caught and then overtook him, Marc wisely settled for the 20 crucial points that come with second place, thereby extending his championship lead to 24 points over Jorge Lorenzo and 42 over Rossi.

Like many others, Dani was betrayed by the tricky conditions and crashed on the first lap after the restart. He determinedly re-joined the race and was able to finish in 12th, and  lies 4th in the standings 17 points down on Rossi.

Marc Marquez

2nd

“Today’s race was one of those in which you can either lose many points or gain them, and you can face it with two mentalities: either you take a risk to gain a bigger advantage, or you focus on finishing the race in order to lose the fewest points possible. The latter is the mentality that the team repeated to me about forty times between this morning and today, and it is exactly what I did. I tried to stay in the top five so as not to drop many points to Valentino [Rossi] and attempted to not make mistakes in order to finish the race. At the beginning of the first race I didn’t feel comfortable and lost touch, but then I was able to recover. I think that stopping the race was a good decision, because it was very dangerous out there. In the second race I started off thinking about pushing a bit more, but everyone was very fast and I decided not to follow Rossi and Dovizioso because they were going too quickly. However, both of them crashed later on. When I saw Jack [Miller] stalking behind me, I knew that he would be going for his first win so I preferred to let him pass and keep a couple of seconds gap between us, as well as a cushion to third place. I did that because with Jorge [Lorenzo] so far back and Rossi out of the race, second place was as good as a victory. In the end, we leave Assen with a bigger lead."

Marc Marquez

Dani Pedrosa

12th

“It's been a pretty tough weekend but races like today are a lottery. In the first race it seemed that the strategy of running the soft tyre had gone well. At first, when the track was drying, I went slowly, but when it started to rain I upped my pace very quickly while others were at a disadvantage. However, that was when the Race Direction decided to stop the race. I felt unlucky, because it turned out that thinking ahead or trying to pick a different strategy wasn’t beneficial. In the second race I crashed on the first lap, because I had a new rear tyre without too much grip. It has been a difficult Grand Prix but we will try to find better solutions for the next race and regain our feeling in order to go faster."

Dani Pedrosa

Race PART 2 Classification after 12 laps

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 Miller Jack 43 AUS 25 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 22'17.447
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team 1.991
3 Redding Scott 45 GBR 16 Octo Pramac Racing 5.906
4 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 13 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 9.812
5 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 11 Ducati Team 17.835
6 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 10 Avintia Racing 18.692
7 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 9 Aspar MotoGP Team 22.605
8 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 8 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 23.603
9 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 7 Team Suzuki Ecstar 26.148
10 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 6 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 27.604
11 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 5 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 1'21.830
12 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 4 Repsol Honda Team 1'54.369
13 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 3 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 3 laps
14 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 1 lap
15 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 0 Ducati Team 7 laps
16 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 0 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 10 laps
17 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar 10 laps
18 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 0 Ducati Team 11 laps
19 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 0 Octo Pramac Racing 11 laps
20 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda Not Finished 1st Lap
21 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Aspar MotoGP Team Not Started

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 145 Repsol Honda Team
2 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 121 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 103 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
4 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 86 Repsol Honda Team
5 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 79 Team Suzuki Ecstar
6 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 72 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
7 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 58 Avintia Racing
8 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 52 Ducati Team
9 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 49 Team Suzuki Ecstar
10 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 48 Aspar MotoGP Team
11 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 43 Ducati Team
12 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 37 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
13 Miller Jack 43 AUS 33 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
14 Redding Scott 45 GBR 32 Octo Pramac Racing
15 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 32 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
16 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 29 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
17 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 24 Octo Pramac Racing
18 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 20 LCR Honda
19 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 19 Ducati Team
20 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 18 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
21 Baz Loris 76 FRA 8 Avintia Racing
22 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 3 Aspar MotoGP Team

Team Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Repsol Honda Team 231
2 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 224
3 Team Suzuki Ecstar 128
4 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 104
5 Ducati Team 95
6 Avintia Racing 66
7 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 66
8 Octo Pramac Racing 56
9 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 51
10 Aspar MotoGP Team 51
11 LCR Honda 20

Constructor Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Yamaha 178
2 Honda 160
3 Ducati 108
4 Suzuki 85
5 Aprilia 45

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Assen is the only venue to have held a round of the Motorcycle World Championship every year since its creation in 1949. The circuit was purpose built for the Dutch TT in 1955, with previous events having been held on public roads. The track is narrow, with rapid changes in… read more.

TT Circuit Assen
Length 4.542 kilometres / 2.822 miles
Width 14 metres
Left corners 6
Right corners 12
Longest straight 0.487 kilometres / 0.303 miles
Constructed 1955
Modified 2012

Circuit Records

Pole Position 1m 32.627s (176.5km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)
Race Lap 1m 33.617s (174.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2015)
Race Time 40m 54.037s (173.2km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)
2015 Race Winner Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)

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Marquez and Pedrosa achieve great and emotional double podium finish in home race

posted Jun 6, 2016, 5:42 PM by Takanobu Matsuki

Honda Racing Corporation
Race Report Sunday, Jun 5th 2016

  Gran Premi de Catalunya

MotoGP 2016   Round 7

Marquez and Pedrosa achieve great and emotional double podium finish in home race

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa both finished on the podium in an emotional and exciting Grand Prix de Catalunya, on a day that all of the riders and the entire MotoGP paddock treated as a heartfelt tribute to Luis Salom.

Marc, who today reversed his race number to the “39” of Salom, earned second position after a long and fair duel with Valentino Rossi, which saw the Honda rider closely chasing the Italian for 15 laps before engaging in an exciting battle for the victory five laps from the end. The pair overtook each other several times before the penultimate lap, when a small mistake by Marc allowed Rossi to pull a little gap. With the tyres put to a severe test by the higher temperature compared to yesterday, and with faultless Jorge Lorenzo out of the race after a collision with Andrea Iannone, Marc wisely settled for second and for 20 very important points, which put him in the leadership for the Championship ahead Lorenzo, Rossi and Pedrosa.

Contrary to his teammate, who raced on hard-front hard-rear Michelin tyres like most of the other riders, Dani opted for a medium-rear hard-front choice, which proved to be the right one for him. He got a brilliant start from the front row but wasn’t able to keep the advantage into the first turn, finding himself in fourth position. He soon overtook Iannone but was passed by Rossi, who was charging from the back. Dani was then involved in a tough duel for fourth with Maverick Viñales, and by the time he got the better of that and then passed Lorenzo for third, he had already lost close contact with Rossi and Marc at the front. Tough he was able to keep a very fast pace, he couldn’t close the gap with the front pair.

The Repsol Honda Team will remain in Montmeló tomorrow for a one-day post-race test.

Marc Marquez

2nd

“It has been a hard weekend for all the riders, but in the end I think that together we paid tribute to Luis Salom with the Sunday that he deserved. It was a nice race with Valentino. I was suffering a little with the increase in temperature and was never completely comfortable, so I was unable to try overtaking at the right time. I had a couple of scares and started doing the math for the standings in my head, knowing that Jorge Lorenzo was out of the race, and I think that in the end, a podium finish is a very positive result for the Championship. Another thing that’s important for motorcycle racing is that Valentino and I shook hands; it was probably the weekend and the right situation to do so.”

Marc Marquez

Dani Pedrosa

3rd

“This has been a positive race. We opted for the intermediate rear tyre because I felt more comfortable with it. On the first few laps I tried not to wear it down too much so as to keep it in good condition for the final stretch of the race. In the fight with Maverick Viñales I lost contact with the front group, but I managed to set a good pace and push a little more. In the final laps, the rear tyre had degraded quite a lot and there was nothing more that I could do. I’m happy to get back at the front and return to the podium, and to do so at home but on the other hand it’s been a difficult weekend for what has happened. Luis’s family wanted us to continue, and we gave our all for him and for them. The minute’s silence, with all the riders and the whole MotoGP family, was really emotional.”

Dani Pedrosa

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 25 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 44'37.589
2 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team 2.652
3 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 16 Repsol Honda Team 6.313
4 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 13 Team Suzuki Ecstar 24.388
5 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 11 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 29.546
6 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 10 LCR Honda 36.244
7 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 9 Ducati Team 41.464
8 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 8 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 42.975
9 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 7 Octo Pramac Racing 45.337
10 Miller Jack 43 AUS 6 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 49.514
11 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 5 Avintia Racing 46.669
12 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 4 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 55.133
13 Laverty Eugene 50 IRE 3 Aspar MotoGP Team 57.974
14 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 2 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 1'00.141
15 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 1 Ducati Team 1'00.429
16 Redding Scott 45 GBR 0 Octo Pramac Racing 1'16.269
17 Hernandez Yonny 68 COL 0 Aspar MotoGP Team 1 lap
18 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar 7 laps
19 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 0 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 9 laps
20 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 0 Ducati Team 9 laps
21 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 19 laps

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Location Information

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.

Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya
Length (modified layout JUN 04 2016) 4.665 kilometres / 2.892 miles
Width 12 metres
Left corners 5
Right corners 8
Longest straight 1.047 kilometres / 0.651 miles
Constructed 1991
Modified 1995

Circuit Records

Pole Position 1m 43.589s Marc Marquez (Honda, 2016)
Race Lap 1m 45.971s Maverick Viñales (Suzuki, 2016)
Race Time 44'37.589
2016 Race Winner Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)

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Honda Racing Corporation renew with Marc Márquez through 2018

posted Jun 2, 2016, 7:17 PM by Takanobu Matsuki

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HRC News Report Thursday, Jun 2nd 2016

Honda Racing Corporation renew with Marc Márquez through 2018

On the occasion of the Grand Prix de Catalunya, the home race for four-time World Champion Marc Márquez, Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce a contract extension with the 23-year-old Spanish rider that will see him continuing to race for the Repsol Honda Team for the next two years.

Marc is currently in his fourth season in the MotoGP class, always with the Repsol Honda Team. During that time, he has achieved two World Titles, in his rookie season in 2013, and again in 2014, whereas he finished third last year. Thus far, Márquez so far has won nearly half of the Premier-class races he has entered and has finished on the podium 73% of the time.

With six rounds having been completed in the 2016 season, Márquez arrives at this weekend’s Catalan GP second in the standings by just 10 points.

World Championship Statistics

MotoGP

Starts: 60
Podiums: 44 (26 x 1st, 12 x 2nd, 6 x 3rd)
Poles: 32
Fastest Race Laps: 32
World Champion: 2013, 2014

Moto2

Starts: 32
Podiums: 25 (16 x 1st, 6 x 2nd, 3 x 3rd)
Poles: 14
Fastest Race Laps: 7
World Champion: 2012

125cc

Starts: 46
Podiums: 14 (10 x 1st, 4 x 3rd)
Poles: 14
Fastest Race Laps: 9
World Champion: 2010

Marc Marquez

“I'm very happy to announce this renewal with HRC, especially coinciding with Grand Prix of Catalunya, my home GP, where I have some really good memories. HRC and I have a very strong relationship, and I’ve always wanted to continue being a part of the Repsol Honda Team. In three and a half years together, we’ve enjoyed some unbelievable moments, with great victories and two world titles, as well as a few challenging moments that I believe are making us stronger. We’re working very hard this year to regain the title. It’s a great honour to be a part of the Honda family, and I’m glad to remain with this special group of people for another two seasons.”

Marc Marquez

Shuhei Nakamoto

HRC Executive Vice President

“We’re honoured to have reached an agreement with Marc for two more years. There’s no doubt that he is the present and future of MotoGP! We know him well and he knows us well, and we both wanted to continue together; for this reason, we felt no rush for this renewal. Marc has grown a lot during almost four years with HRC, and now he’s an even more complete rider than in 2014, when he won 10 races in a row. Although he’s still very young, we already have a long relationship together, and we know that Marc's experience is very important for helping our engineers to develop our bike.”

Shuhei Nakamoto
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Magnificent second place for Marquez after intense battle with Lorenzo, Pedrosa just off the podium

posted May 22, 2016, 7:09 PM by Takanobu Matsuki   [ updated May 22, 2016, 7:09 PM ]



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Race Report

Sunday, May 22nd 2016

  Gran Premio d’Italia

MotoGP 2016   Round 6

Magnificent second place for Marquez after intense battle with Lorenzo, Pedrosa just off the podium

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa both had strong showings at the exciting Italian GP, where they finished the race a fraction of a second away from victory and a podium finish, respectively, at Mugello.

After starting from the second row, Marc completed the first lap in fourth position and moved to third on lap three, managing to keep the gap from Lorenzo and Rossi to less than a second. After Rossi retired from the race on lap eight, Marquez steadily made up ground on Lorenzo, with whom he engaged in a spectacular duel for victory on the final lap. Despite exiting the last corner with the lead, Marc lost the final rush to the line by a mere 19 thousandths of a second.

Dani celebrated his 250th GP start with a very strong performance. Seventh at the end of the first lap, he was able to put in a series of good laps and match the pace of the leading riders, recovering positions to arrive at a fight for third position with Andrea Iannone. Dani set his best time, just 0.047 seconds off the race’s fastest lap, on his final lap, and finally settled for fourth, only 168 thousandths of a second behind the Italian.

The next GP is scheduled to take place June 3-5 in Barcelona.

Marc Marquez  93

2nd 

“Today we made a good race, we managed to get very close, and finally we made the podium which is always positive, but even with the slipstream I wasn’t able to overtake Jorge. We struggled throughout the weekend with acceleration and top speed. I tried to give my all and I did the best race I could do today, I really tried everything. I took several risks in an attempt to win, but on the home straight Jorge slipstreamed me. Now we have to keep working on acceleration because we’re still lacking a little in that regard. Honda is working hard back in Japan, as we do at the tracks and we’ll try to take a step forward ahead of the next race.”

Marc Marquez

Dani Pedrosa  26

4th 

“It was a better race than the last few we’ve had. The start was demanding, and with a full tank of fuel I lost some ground. However, my pace wasn’t bad and I was able to make back several positions while also taking advantage of mistakes by other riders. I managed to stick with Iannone and increase my pace to try to fight for third position, even if he was a little faster. I followed him, but it was difficult to overtake because he was very fast on the straight and it was hard to get even with him. We learned a lot about our bike in this race, so we’ll try to work on it to take a step forward in the future.”

Dani Pedrosa

Results Session

Pos.

Rider

Num

Nation

Points

Team

Constructor

Time/Gap

1

Lorenzo Jorge

99

SPA

25

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

41'36.535

2

Marquez Marc

93

SPA

20

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

0.019

3

Iannone Andrea

29

ITA

16

Ducati Team

Ducati

4.742

4

Pedrosa Dani

26

SPA

13

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

4.910

5

Dovizioso Andrea

4

ITA

11

Ducati Team

Ducati

6.256

6

Vinales Maverick

25

SPA

10

Team Suzuki Ecstar

Suzuki

8.670

7

Smith Bradley

38

GBR

9

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

13.340

8

Petrucci Danilo

9

ITA

8

Octo Pramac Racing

Ducati

14.598

9

Espargaro Aleix

41

SPA

7

Team Suzuki Ecstar

Suzuki

18.643

10

Pirro Michele

51

ITA

6

Ducati Team

Ducati

22.298

11

Crutchlow Cal

35

GBR

5

LCR Honda

Honda

27.936

12

Barbera Hector

8

SPA

4

Avintia Racing

Ducati

35.712

13

Laverty Eugene

50

IRE

3

Aspar MotoGP Team

Ducati

38.032

14

Bradl Stefan

6

GER

2

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

40.094

15

Espargaro Pol

44

SPA

1

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

59.811

16

Hernandez Yonny

68

COL

0

Aspar MotoGP Team

Ducati

1'04.397

17

Rossi Valentino

46

ITA

0

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

15 laps

18

Redding Scott

45

GBR

0

Octo Pramac Racing

Ducati

15 laps

19

Miller Jack

43

AUS

0

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

Honda

DNF 1st lap

20

Bautista Alvaro

19

SPA

0

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

DNF 1st lap

21

Baz Loris

76

FRA

0

Avintia Racing

Ducati

DNF 1st lap

Rider Standings

Pos.

Rider

Num

Nation

Points

Team

Constructor

1

Lorenzo Jorge

99

SPA

115

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

2

Marquez Marc

93

SPA

105

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

3

Rossi Valentino

46

ITA

78

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

4

Pedrosa Dani

26

SPA

66

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

5

Vinales Maverick

25

SPA

59

Team Suzuki Ecstar

Suzuki

6

Espargaro Aleix

41

SPA

49

Team Suzuki Ecstar

Suzuki

7

Espargaro Pol

44

SPA

48

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

8

Barbera Hector

8

SPA

43

Avintia Racing

Ducati

9

Iannone Andrea

29

ITA

41

Ducati Team

Ducati

10

Laverty Eugene

50

IRE

36

Aspar MotoGP Team

Ducati

11

Dovizioso Andrea

4

ITA

34

Ducati Team

Ducati

12

Smith Bradley

38

GBR

29

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

13

Bradl Stefan

6

GER

25

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

14

Bautista Alvaro

19

SPA

21

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

15

Pirro Michele

51

ITA

18

Ducati Team

Ducati

16

Petrucci Danilo

9

ITA

17

Octo Pramac Racing

Ducati

17

Redding Scott

45

GBR

16

Octo Pramac Racing

Ducati

18

Rabat Tito

53

SPA

11

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

Honda

19

Crutchlow Cal

35

GBR

10

LCR Honda

Honda

20

Baz Loris

76

FRA

8

Avintia Racing

Ducati

21

Hernandez Yonny

68

COL

3

Aspar MotoGP Team

Ducati

22

Miller Jack

43

AUS

2

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

Honda

 

Team Standings

Pos.

Team

Points

1

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

193

2

Repsol Honda Team

171

3

Team Suzuki Ecstar

108

4

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

77

5

Ducati Team

75

6

Avintia Racing

51

7

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

46

8

Aspar MotoGP Team

39

9

Octo Pramac Racing

33

10

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

13

11

LCR Honda

10

Constructor Standings

Pos.

Team

Points

1

Yamaha

140

2

Honda

115

3

Ducati

83

4

Suzuki

65

5

Aprilia

29

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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.

Mugello Circuit

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

Circuit 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

41m 37.477s (173.889km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2012)

2015 Race Winner

Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)

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www.mugellocircuit.it

 

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Repsol Honda Team head to historic Le Mans for Round 5

posted May 3, 2016, 6:32 PM by Takanobu Matsuki   [ updated May 22, 2016, 7:10 PM ]





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Preview Report

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016

  Grand Prix de France

MotoGP 2016   Round 5

Repsol Honda Team head to historic Le Mans for Round 5

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are en route to France after scoring solid third- and fourth-place finishes, respectively, in the Spanish GP, which was immediately followed by a positive one-day post-race test. The Repsol Honda riders look forward to trying to make the best use of the data gathered there, and to start the French GP on the right foot beginning with the FP1 session, which will start Friday morning at 9:55 local time.

Marc has had mixed results at the historic Le Mans Circuit. He took the MotoGP victory in 2014 and the Moto2 win in 2011, as well as podium finishes in 2013 (MotoGP) and 2010 (125cc). Last year he earned pole position but experienced difficulty with his front tyre during the Sunday race after temperature significantly increased compared to the rest of the weekend. He made the best of the situation, managing to finish fourth after a hard-fought battle with Andrea Iannone during the final five laps.

Dani has finished on the Le Mans podium seven times, including a MotoGP win in 2013 and three victories in the smaller-displacement classes (250cc in ’04 and ’05, 125cc in ’03). Last year he returned to racing in Le Mans after missing the Americas, Argentine and Spanish GPs (having received surgery to his right arm to alleviate discomfort from arm pump); unfortunately, he crashed out of the race on the second lap. The Spaniard showed grit and determination by re-joining the race in last place and finished in 16th.

Marc Marquez  93

Championship Standing: 1st - 82 points 

“I like the Le Mans track although it requires that you be ready to deal with many variables. To begin with, the weather: you never know what it will do there. Last year the temperature rose significantly on Sunday and we suffered a lot with front grip in the race. Rain also isn’t unusual there. In addition, the track has a stop-and-go layout, with many slow turns where braking and acceleration are crucial. We’ll see if we find ourselves in a situation similar to Austin, where acceleration out of slow corners was a lot better than expected, or if we have to face a bigger challenge. During the last test in Jerez, we worked a lot on electronics and the chassis setting to find more grip, and on the balance of the bike to reduce wheelying. It’s always a compromise but I think we’ve gathered useful info for Le Mans and, knowing how far we’ve come since this winter and how quickly we’ve been able to react to many situations, I feel confident and look forward to starting the next racing weekend.”

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez Statistics

Date of Birth

17/02/1993

Birthplace

Lleida, (Catalonia) – Spain

Height

168 cm

Weight

59 kg

Hobbies

Mountain Biking, Video games

Racing Number

93

First Race

1998 “Enduro per nens”

Grand Prix Debut

2008 125cc Portugal GP (KTM 125 FRR)

GPs raced

136

GP pole positions

60 (14 in 125cc, 14 in 250cc, 32 in MotoGP)

Total GP podiums

82 (14 x 125cc, 25 x Moto2, 43 x MotoGP)

Total GP wins

52 (10 x 125cc, 16 x Moto2, 26 x MotoGP)

First GP Win

2010 125cc Italian GP (Derbi RSA 125)

World titles

4 (1 x 125cc - 2010, 1 x Moto2 - 2012, 2 x MotoGP - 2013, 2014)

More Statistics

Dani Pedrosa  26

Championship Standing: 4th - 40 points 

“I enjoy the Bugatti circuit, and we’ve had good results there in the past, but this year there are some factors to consider. In the last race I couldn’t go full-throttle on the straights because the rear tyre was spinning too much, and I think that also in Le Mans a lot will depend on how the tyre will get grip from the track. Normally this isn’t a ‘super-grippy’ track, so we’ll have to continue working on that side in order to make it better. In the Jerez test, we tried to improve our feeling, testing different things such as suspension and some other solutions thought to provide more grip out of the turns and to make the bike faster into the tight corners. We’ll see if the info collected will be useful on a practical level in Le Mans. Finally, let’s hope the weather will be kind to us.”

Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa Statistics

Date of Birth

29/09/1985

Birthplace

Sabadell, (Catalonia) – Spain

Height

160 cm

Weight

51kg

Hobbies

Cycling, Motocross, Windsurfing, Cinema

Racing number

26

First race

1997 Pocket bike race

Grand Prix debut

2001. 125cc Japanese GP, Suzuka – (Honda RS125R)

GPs raced

248

GP pole positions

46 (9 in 125cc, 9 in 250cc, 28 in MotoGP)

Total GP podiums

142 (17 x 125cc, 24 x 250cc, 101 x MotoGP)

Total GP wins

51 (8 x 125cc, 15 x 250cc, 28 x MotoGP)

First GP win

2002. 125cc Dutch GP, Assen – (Honda RS125R)

World titles

3 (1 x 125cc - 2003, 2 x 250cc - 2004, 2005)

More Statistics

Rider Standings

Pos.

Rider

Num

Nation

Points

Team

Constructor

1

Marquez Marc

93

SPA

82

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

2

Lorenzo Jorge

99

SPA

65

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

3

Rossi Valentino

46

ITA

58

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

Yamaha

4

Pedrosa Dani

26

SPA

40

Repsol Honda Team

Honda

5

Espargaro Pol

44

SPA

36

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

6

Vinales Maverick

25

SPA

33

Team Suzuki Ecstar

Suzuki

7

Espargaro Aleix

41

SPA

32

Team Suzuki Ecstar

Suzuki

8

Barbera Hector

8

SPA

31

Avintia Racing

Ducati

9

Laverty Eugene

50

IRE

28

Aspar MotoGP Team

Ducati

10

Iannone Andrea

29

ITA

25

Ducati Team

Ducati

11

Dovizioso Andrea

4

ITA

23

Ducati Team

Ducati

12

Smith Bradley

38

GBR

20

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha

13

Bradl Stefan

6

GER

17

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

14

Redding Scott

45

GBR

16

Octo Pramac Racing

Ducati

15

Bautista Alvaro

19

SPA

14

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

Aprilia

16

Pirro Michele

51

ITA

12

Ducati Team

Ducati

17

Rabat Tito

53

SPA

11

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

Honda

18

Crutchlow Cal

35

GBR

5

LCR Honda

Honda

19

Baz Loris

76

FRA

4

Avintia Racing

Ducati

20

Hernandez Yonny

68

COL

3

Aspar MotoGP Team

Ducati

21

Miller Jack

43

AUS

2

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

Honda

 

Team Standings

Pos.

Team

Points

1

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

123

2

Repsol Honda Team

122

3

Team Suzuki Ecstar

65

4

Monster Yamaha Tech 3

56

5

Ducati Team

48

6

Avintia Racing

35

7

Aspar MotoGP Team

31

8

Aprilia Racing Team Gresini

31

9

Octo Pramac Racing

16

10

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

13

11

LCR Honda

5

Constructor Standings

Pos.

Team

Points

1

Yamaha

90

2

Honda

82

3

Ducati

58

4

Suzuki

39

5

Aprilia

20

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Pedrosa and Marquez in action - Le Mans 2015

 

 

Location Information

Built in 1965 around the existing 24-Hour track, the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit lies 5km south of the city of Le Mans and 200km south-west of Paris. The venue has hosted Grand Prix since the late sixties but a serious accident to Spanish rider Alberto Puig in… read more.

Automobile Club de l’Ouest Le Mans

Length

4.185 kilometres / 2.6 miles

Width

13 metres

Left corners

5

Right corners

9

Longest straight

0.674 kilometres / 0.419 miles

Constructed

1966

Modified

2008

Circuit Records

Pole Position

1m 32.042s (163.6km/h) Marc Marquez (Honda, 2014)

Race Lap

1m 32.879s (162.2km/h) Valentino Rossi (Yamaha, 2015)

Race Time

43m 44.143s (160.7km/h) Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha, 2015)

2015 Race Winner

Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)

Automobile Club de l'Ouest, Le Mans, France –  View in Google Maps

www.lemans.org

 

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HRC unveiled 2015 Honda RC213V

posted Feb 3, 2015, 4:18 PM by Takanobu Matsuki

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2015-Honda-RC213V-Marc-Marquez-HRC-huge-17

Overall length (mm)2,052
Overall width (mm)645
Overall height (mm)1,110
Wheelbase (mm)1,435
Road clearance115
Weight (kg)As per FIM regulations
Engine typeliquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC 4 valve, V-4
Displacement1000
Maximum powerOver 180 KW
Frame typeAluminum twin-tube
Wheels Front (inch)16.5
Wheels Rear (inch)16.5
Suspension FrontTelescopic fork
Suspension RearPro-link
Fuel tank capacity (litres)20

FIM ENDURANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - SUZUKA 8 HOURS

posted Aug 27, 2014, 5:02 AM by Takanobu Matsuki

Suzuka 8 hours in Japan, recognized as one of the most severe FIM endurance world championship races has grabbed enthusiastic fans and supporters in this summer again. The result that 7 teams out of 10th runner-up as well as continuous 35 years victory bike with equipped RK drive-chain (& High Carbon Sprocket)  proves the true competitiveness of RK's power train.
CL
No.
Team
1st
Rider
2nd
Rider
3rd
Rider
Bike
Laps
Equipped
Chain
1634MuSASHi RT HARC-PROT.TAKAHASHIL.HASLAMM.van der MARKCBR1000RR172RK
234YOSHIMURA SUZUKI Shell ADVANCET.TSUDAJ.WATERSR.de PUNIETGSX-R1000L4172RK
317Team KAGAYAMA & VerityN.HAGAD.AEGERTERY.KAGAYAMAGSX-R1000171RK
47MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA with YSPK.NAKASUGAB.PARKESJ.BROOKESYZF-R1171RK
5104TOHO Racing with MORIWAKIH.KUNIKAWAT.YAMAGUCHIR.KOBAYASHICBR1000RR170other
625Honda Suzuka Racing TeamD.HIURAT.MORIIT.YASUDACBR1000RR170RK
722Honda Team AsiaJ.HOOKM.Zamri BABAD.Ekky PRATAMACBR1000RR169RK
81SUZUKI ENDURANCE RACING TEAMA.DELHALLEE.NIGOND.CUDLINGSX-R1000169RK
994Yamaha Racing GMT94 MichelinK.FORAYM.GINESD.CHECAYZF-R1168RK
107MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA -YARTT.BRIDEWELLW.MAXWELLR.OLSONYZF-R1168RK

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