Marquez and Pedrosa head home to Catalunya


10 June 2014

This weekend the Repsol Honda Team heads to Spain for the GP of Catalunya, known for the incredible atmosphere and support the home fans give their Spanish riders.

One of the most modern and well-appointed circuits in Europe, Catalunya is located in the hills just 12km north of Barcelona. Its 4.7km long track features a blend of eight right-hand turns and five lefts. Championship leader Marc Marquez – who has won every race this season from pole – has enjoyed podium finishes here in the past four years and will be looking to continue his incredible run so far this season, although he admits the track layout isn’t one of his favourites. He currently lies 1st in the standings with 150 points.

The Montmelò track is a favourite for teammate Dani Pedrosa who has a fantastic record here having won in all classes with a total of nine podiums, and holds the circuit record (1’42.358, the fastest race lap in 2008 on his way to victory). Dani, who is hoping his arm will have healed further after the recent surgery, is 3rd in the Championship standings with 96 points, just one point behind 2nd place Rossi.

After Sunday’s GP, the team will remain at the Montmelò circuit for a one day test on Monday.

Marc Marquez:
Championship Standing: 1st – 150 points

“I really enjoyed the battle in Mugello with Jorge, it was so nice! Now we head home to Montmelò which is a track that I haven’t enjoyed myself at so much in the past but the layout is good and with a year’s experience I hope the situation will be different this year! The fans and of course my fan club all make the journey to come and support us and this gives me extra motivation, so I hope we can put on a good show for them all!”

Dani Pedrosa:
Championship Standing: 3rd – 96 points

“Mugello was more difficult thank I expected and my arm still wasn’t 100%. I had a check-up with Dr. Mir after the race who confirmed everything is healing correctly, so I hope this weekend it will have improved and I can be in the battle at the front. As always, I’m looking forward to going to Montmelò, the track is nice but the atmosphere is amazing! We will have to work hard but I hope that the bike works well there as you spend a lot of time on the edge of the tyre here so a great setup is a huge advantage! Let’s hope the weather is nice and it’s a good weekend!”

Rider standings

Tuesday, June 10th 2014
Pos. Rider Num. Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Marc Marquez 93 ESP 150 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
2 Valentino Rossi 46 ITA 97 Yamaha Factory YAMAHA
3 Dani Pedrosa 26 ESP 96 Repsol Honda Team HONDA
4 Jorge Lorenzo 99 ESP 65 Yamaha Factory Racing YAMAHA
5 Andrea Dovizioso 4 ITA 63 Ducati Team DUCATI
6 Pol Espargaro 44 ESP 49 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
7 Aleix Espargaro 41 ESP 44 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
8 Stefan Bradl 6 GER 39 LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA
9 Alvaro Bautista 19 ESP 34 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
10 Andrea Iannone 29 ITA 34 Pramac Racing DUCATI
11 Bradley Smith 38 GBR 34 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA
12 Nicky Hayden 69 USA 23 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
13 Hiroshi Aoyama 7 JPN 23 Drive M7 Aspar HONDA
14 Yonny Hernandez 68 COL 22 Pramac Racing DUCATI
15 Scott Redding 45 GBR 21 Go & Fun Honda Gresini HONDA
16 Cal Crutchlow 35 GBR 15 Ducati Team DUCATI
17 Karel Abraham 17 CZE 13 Cardion AB Motoracing HONDA
18 Colin Edwards 5 USA 8 NGM Mobile Forward Racing YAMAHA
19 Michele Pirro 51 ITA 5 Ducati Team DUCATI
20 Hector Barbera 8 ESP 2 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI
21 Danilo Petrucci 9 ITA 2 IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER
22 Broc Parkes 23 AUS 1 Paul Bird Motorsport PBM
23 Michael Laverty 70 GBR 0 Paul Bird Motorsport ART & PBM
24 Mike Di Meglio 63 FRA 0 Avintia Racing MotoGP FTR-KAWASAKI
25 Michel Fabrizio 84 ITA 0 IodaRacing Project IODA-SUTER








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