Repsol Honda Team heads to Brno with Marc Marquez reaching the 100 MotoGP race milestone

Repsol Honda Team heads to Brno with Marc Marquez reaching the 100 MotoGP race milestone

MotoGP 2018   Round 10

Repsol Honda Team heads to Brno with Marc Marquez reaching the 100 MotoGP race milestone

Following two back-to-back wins and a two-week break, Marc Marquez now has the Czech GP on his radar, an event where he will hit the special milestone of 100 MotoGP races.

The landmark is a good occasion for a quick look at the amazing achievements the 25-year-old has tallied so far in his still relatively short Premier Class career. In the five seasons and 99 MotoGP races since his debut in the class at the 2013 Qatar GP, Marc has so far earned:

·         40 wins

·         70 podiums

·         48 pole positions

·         42 fastest laps

·         4 World Titles (the youngest-ever rider to win four premier-class World Championships)

The Championship leader looks forward to updating some of those statistics next Sunday, at a track where he won last year and where he attended a one-day private test in early July alongside teammate Dani Pedrosa, who has also been very successful at the Czech circuit through his career.

The Repsol Honda pair have achieved two 1-2 finishes at the Czech GP, in 2013 and 2017. Marc holds the Pole record of 1’54.596” (2016), Dani the Circuit record at 1’56.027” (2014).

At the Grand Prix České Republiky

Marc Marquez has 3 wins: 1 x Moto2 (2012) and 2 x MotoGP (2013, 2017), plus an additional 3 podiums and 4 pole positions.

Dani Pedrosa has 4 wins: 1 x 125 (2003), 1 x 250 (2005), and 2 x MotoGP (2012, 2014), plus an additional 7 podiums and 2 pole positions.

    Marc Marquez  93   

“We had a good test at Brno and we’re coming off of wins at two very different races, one an all-out battle and one more tactical, so we arrive in Brno in a confident mood. It was also good to enjoy a few days of vacation to recharge the batteries and prepare for the second half of the season, which will still be very long with 10 races to go, and not easy at all. Our rivals are riding fast at every circuit and in every situation, so we must understand and plan the best strategy each time. We’re working very well with the team and the HRC engineers, and we must continue that trend. I’ll go to Brno not thinking about the advantage in the Championship, as if we were all still at the beginning, on zero points. The target for Sunday is to try and win, but if the situation won’t allow it, we’ll manage to get the best result possible.”

Dani Pedrosa  26

“We’ve had a few days off, not a real summer break but good nevertheless. Now we go to Brno, which is one of my favourite tracks on the calendar, so we hope to be a little faster there. In order to do that, we must improve the feeling and setup of the bike, because so far we’ve been facing some problems everywhere. We mainly need to improve in cornering, because at the moment I can’t turn the bike fast enough, especially mid-corner and out of the corners.”


Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 165 Repsol Honda Team Honda
2 Rossi Valentino 46 ITA 119 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
3 Vinales Maverick 25 SPA 109 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
4 Dovizioso Andrea 4 ITA 88 Ducati Team Ducati
5 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 88 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
6 Lorenzo Jorge 99 SPA 85 Ducati Team Ducati
7 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 84 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
8 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 79 LCR Honda Honda
9 Iannone Andrea 29 ITA 75 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki
10 Miller Jack 43 AUS 57 Alma Pramac Racing Ducati
11 Rins Alex 42 SPA 53 Team Suzuki Ecstar Suzuki
12 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 49 Repsol Honda Team Honda
13 Bautista Alvaro 19 SPA 44 Angel Nieto Team Ducati
14 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 32 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
15 Rabat Tito 53 SPA 30 Reale Avintia Racing Ducati
16 Syahrin Hafizh 55 MAL 22 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha
17 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 19 EG 0,0 Marc VDS Honda
18 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 16 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
19 Smith Bradley 38 GBR 13 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
20 Redding Scott 45 GBR 12 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia
21 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 10 LCR Honda Honda
22 Kallio Mika 36 FIN 6 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
23 Abraham Karel 17 CZE 4 Angel Nieto Team Ducati

Team Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 228
2 Repsol Honda Team 214
3 Ducati Team 173
4 Alma Pramac Racing 141
5 Team Suzuki Ecstar 128
6 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 110
7 LCR Honda 89
8 Angel Nieto Team 48
9 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 45
10 Reale Avintia Racing 30
11 Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 28
12 EG 0,0 Marc VDS 19

Constructor Standings

Pos. Team Points
1 Honda 200
2 Yamaha 160
3 Ducati 158
4 Suzuki 104
5 KTM 39
6 Aprilia 26

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