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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)

Mugello Circuit, Scarperia, Florence, Italy –  View in Google Maps

www.mugellocircuit.it

 

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