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MAGNIFICENT MARQUEZ MAKES IT FOUR-INA-ROW IN SPAIN ON HIS 100TH GP

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Magnificent Marquez makes it four-in-a-row in Spain on his 100th GP

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4 May 2014
World Champion Marc Marquez takes his fourth win from pole – from the first four races of 2014 – and becomes the first rider to win the Spanish GP from pole since Capirossi in 2006. Teammate Dani Pedrosa takes third, missing out on second place by just 0.098s to Valentino Rossi, and moving into joint third in all-time premier class podiums.

It was once again a frantic start to the race, in front of 117,001 fans, with everyone vying for position. Marc and Rossi traded places for the lead several times on the opening lap as Dani battled with Lorenzo and Dovizioso in 4th. Finally Marc passed Rossi, before the end of the first lap, and began to push. From this point the young Spaniard opened a comfortable lead and set the fastest lap of the race on lap five (1’39.841). He then led to the chequered flag, completing a flawless race.

Dani spent his race with Rossi and Lorenzo and traced them for the first twenty laps, but with just seven laps remaining he passed Lorenzo and chased down Rossi. In the end it came down – once again – to the final corner, but Rossi was able to hold on and beat Dani to second place by just nine hundredths of a second. Dani has now finished on the podium in Jerez for the past 10 years.

At the age of just 21 years and 76 days, Marc is the fourth youngest rider ever to reach the milestone of 100 GP starts, taking 36 wins, 59 podium finishes and 41 pole positions. He has raced at 22 different circuits during his Grand Prix career and has now won at 20 of them – the only two missing are Donington Park and Shanghai where MotoGP no longer visit. Dani’s 3rd place in Jerez also marks a milestone as he equals the podium count of Giacomo Agostini on 88. The only riders with more podium finishes – in the premier class – are Rossi (148) and Doohan (95).

The team will remain in Jerez for an Official Post-Race Test tomorrow before packing up and heading to Le Mans, France for round five in two weeks time.

Marc Marquez:
1st – Championship Standing: 1st – 100 points

“I started well today, but when I saw that Valentino was trying to pass me on the first corner I knew his intention was to slow down the race so he could control the pace. Riding behind him I realised that I could go faster, so I tried to overtake him as soon as possible. I was surprised, because I wasn’t expecting to open up a gap. Anyway, I am in good form at the moment, but I can see that Dani, Valentino and Jorge are giving their 100% in every practice and in every race. I’m sure that sooner or later will come a race in which we are unable win, but we will have to learn from that and try to take important points”

Dani Pedrosa:

Dani Pedrosa
3rd – Championship Standing: 2nd – 72 points

“The race today was very difficult; I had problems with the front tyre from the opening lap and I tried to overcome the situation as best I could. I saw that Marc was breaking away but couldn’t do anything to stick with him – it was completely his race today. I was able to stay behind the Yamahas for many laps, and at the end I made my attack. I was able to overtake Lorenzo but would have needed one or two more corners to try and pass Rossi. I did my best and took third place. We will see if at tomorrow’s test we can be closer to Marc and fight to the maximum at the next race”

race results

Gran Premio de España – Round 4
Pos. Rider Num. Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 Marc Marquez 93 ESP 25 Repsol Honda Team HONDA 45’24.134
2 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA 20 Yamaha Factory YAMAHA +1.431
3 Dani Pedrosa 26 ESP 16 Repsol Honda Team HONDA +1.529
4 Jorge Lorenzo 99 ESP 13 Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA +8.541
5 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA 11 Ducati Team DUCATI +27.494
6 Alvaro Bautista 19 ESP 10 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA +27.606
7 Aleix Espargaro 41 ESP 9 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA +27.917
8 Bradley Smith 38 GBR 8 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA +27.947
9 Pol Espargaro 44 ESP 7 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA +29.419
10 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 6 LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA +32.872
11 Nicky Hayden 69 USA 5 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA +35.490
12 Hiroshi Aoyama 7 JPN 4 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA +40.083
13 Scott Redding 45 GBR 3 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA +43.830
14 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 2 Pramac Racing DUCATI +52.295
15 Hector Barbera 8 ESP 1 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI +54.873
16 Michael Laverty 70 GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART & PBM +1’06.182
17 Broc Parkes 23 AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1’23.420
18 Colin Edwards 5 USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA DNF
19 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA Pramac Racing DUCATI DNF
20 Mike Di Meglio 63 FRA Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI DNF
21 Karel Abraham 17 CZE Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA DNF
22 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR Ducati Team DUCATI DNF
23 Michele Pirro 51 ITA Ducati Team DUCATI DNF

Rider standings

Sunday, May 4th 2014
Pos. Rider Num. Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Marc Marquez 93 ESP 100 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
2 Dani Pedrosa 26 ESP 72 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
3 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA 61 Yamaha Factory YAMAHA
4 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA 45 Ducati Team DUCATI
5 Jorge Lorenzo 99 ESP 35 Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA
6 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 30 LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA
7 Aleix Espargaro 41 ESP 30 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
8 Bradley Smith 38 GBR 28 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
9 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA 25 Pramac Racing DUCATI
10 Pol Espargaro 44 ESP 25 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
11 Nicky Hayden 69 USA 23 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
12 Hiroshi Aoyama 7 JPN 19 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
13 Scott Redding 45 GBR 14 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
14 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 13 Pramac Racing DUCATI
15 Alvaro Bautista 19 ESP 10 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
16 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR 10 Ducati Team DUCATI
17 Karel Abraham 17 CZE 8 Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA
18 Colin Edwards 5 USA 7 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
19 Hector Barbera 8 ESP 2 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI
20 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA 2 IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER
21 Broc Parkes 23 AUS 1 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM
22 Mike Di Meglio 63 FRA 0 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI
23 Michael Laverty 70 GBR 0 Paul Bird Motorsport ART & PBM
24 Michele Pirro 51 ITA 0 Ducati Team DUCATI

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