Difficult race for Marquez and Pedrosa in Mugello

Courtesy of Repsol Honda Team

  Gran Premio d’Italia

MotoGP 2017   Round 6

Difficult race for Marquez and Pedrosa in Mugello

The Repsol Honda riders had quite a challenging time at the Italian Grand Prix today. Marc Marquez struggled to manage front-tyre life for the entire race and settled for bringing home 10 solid points, finishing in sixth place.

Dani Pedrosa also struggled a lot with the front tyre and was trying to obtain the best result possible when he crashed out of 11th position on the last lap, unintentionally taking down fellow Honda rider Cal Crutchlow.

Heading to the next race in Catalunya in just one week’s time, Marc and Dani are fourth and fifth in the Championship, both on 68 points (37 points behind leader Viñales).

 

Marc Marquez

6TH 

“I started the race strong because I knew the first laps were important, so I tried to fight. At first I was able to do it, but after a while I started struggling with the front tyre in the corners, and I was also getting caught on the straight by the others. We chose the medium front spec because we knew that with the hard option, which I felt better with, we wouldn’t have finished the race. In fact, with the hard front option being asymmetric, in this case the medium spec was harder on the right side than the hard spec, and the Mugello track stresses the right side more. But at a certain point, I started feeling I was struggling too much in the corners, so I decided to stay there and not risk crashing. The situation allowed us to finish sixth. This is an up-and-down championship, so we must keep working hard and look to improve.”

 

Dani Pedrosa

DNF 

“We’ve been struggling with lack of grip since the beginning of the weekend, and today in the race it was even worse. I felt no grip since the start, either at the front or the rear, and I got passed by many riders with no possibility to fight back. The bike was shaking a lot even on the straight, and basically I wasn’t able to manage it. It was a long race. Ultimately I crashed on the last lap trying to overtake Cal, and I took him out. I’m sorry for that because it’s not good when you make a mistake and someone else pays for it. Luckily, we’re both okay after the crash, so we’ll take this and look forward to the next race. Hopefully we’ll have a better feeling in Catalunya.”

Results Session

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Time/Gap
1 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 25 Ducati Team 41’32.126
2 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 20 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 1.281
3 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 16 Octo Pramac Racing 2.334
4 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 13 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 3.685
5 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 11 Pull&Bear Aspar Team 5.802
6 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 10 Repsol Honda Team 5.885
7 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 9 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 13.205
8 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 8 Ducati Team 14.393
9 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 7 Ducati Team 14.880
10 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 6 Team Suzuki Ecstar 15.502
11 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 5 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS 22.004
12 Redding Scott 45 GBR 4 Octo Pramac Racing 24.952
13 Folger Jonas 94 GER 3 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 28.160
14 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 2 Reale Avintia Racing 30.676
15 Miller Jack 43 AUS 1 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS 30.779
16 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 0 Pull&Bear Aspar Team 42.306
17 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA 0 Team Suzuki Ecstar 46.294
18 Baz Loris 76 FRA 0 Reale Avintia Racing 50.731
19 Lowes Sam 22 GBR 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 50.740
20 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 50.897
21 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 0 LCR Honda 1 lap
22 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team 1 lap
23 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 0 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 8 laps
24 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 0 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 10 laps

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 105 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
2 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 79 Ducati Team
3 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 75 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
4 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 68 Repsol Honda Team
5 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 68 Repsol Honda Team
6 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 64 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
7 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 46 Ducati Team
8 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 42 Octo Pramac Racing
9 Folger Jonas 94 GER 41 Monster Yamaha Tech 3
10 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 40 LCR Honda
11 Redding Scott 45 GBR 30 Octo Pramac Racing
12 Miller Jack 43 AUS 30 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS
13 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 25 Pull&Bear Aspar Team
14 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 21 Team Suzuki Ecstar
15 Baz Loris 76 FRA 19 Reale Avintia Racing
16 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 18 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS
17 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 17 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
18 Barbera Hector 8 SPA 14 Reale Avintia Racing
19 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 9 Pull&Bear Aspar Team
20 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 7 Ducati Team
21 Rins Alex 42 SPA 7 Team Suzuki Ecstar
22 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
23 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
24 Lowes Sam 22 GBR 2 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
25 Guintoli Sylvain 50 FRA 1 Team Suzuki Ecstar

Team Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 180
2 Repsol Honda Team 136
3 Ducati Team 132
4 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 105
5 Octo Pramac Racing 72
6 Team EG 0,0 Marc VDS 48
7 LCR Honda 40
8 Pull&Bear Aspar Team 34
9 Reale Avintia Racing 33
10 Team Suzuki Ecstar 29
11 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 19
12 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 12

Constructor Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Yamaha 128
2 Honda 105
3 Ducati 97
4 Suzuki 28
5 Aprilia 19
6 KTM 8

 

 

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