Four-straight MotoGP wins for Márquez

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Sunday 25th August, 2013 - 10:00pm

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Marc Márquez continued his outstanding rookie season at Brno

Marc Márquez continued his outstanding rookie season at Brno

Marc Márquez has scored his fourth-straight MotoGP victory with a superb ride at the Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno.

The rookie Spaniard beat home Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa with defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo in third.

The Yamaha rider got the jump at the start and pulled a healthy margin through the first half of the race. The Honda duo then hunted Lorenzo down setting-up a grandstand finish.

With 10 laps to run some light drizzle fell on the track and crews even prepared the bikes with the wet weather tyres. However, they were not needed as the leading trio battled through to the finish.

Five laps to run and Márquez took the lead, before Lorenzo snuck back in front the following lap. It didn’t last long as first Márquez passed Lorenzo then the following lap Pedrosa got past with three tours from the finish.

Behind Alvaro Bautista got the better of Valentino Rossi to finish in fourth place.

A tough day for pole man Cal Crutchlow who after being shuffled back at the start, crashed with 15 lap remaining. He did re-join the race, but finished back down in 17th place. It was better than Tech3 Yamaha team-mate Bradley Smith who crashed out of the race in the opening laps.

RESULTS: Czech MotorGP – Brno

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 166.4 42’50.729
2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 166.4 +0.313
3 16 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 166.3 +2.277
4 13 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 165.8 +10.101
5 11 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 165.8 +10.178
6 10 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 165.1 +19.807
7 9 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 164.2 +35.015
8 8 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 164.1 +35.354
9 7 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 163.2 +51.149
10 6 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 162.8 +56.392
11 5 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 162.8 +57.420
12 4 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 162.3 +1’05.430
13 3 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 161.9 +1’12.364
14 2 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR 161.8 +1’13.500
15 1 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 161.7 +1’14.128
16 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART 161.7 +1’14.991
17 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 161.3 +1’20.640
18 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 160.5 +1’34.462
19 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing ART 159.6 +1’49.713
20 67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 159.6 +1’50.024
21 45 Martin BAUER AUT Remus Racing Team S&B Suter 152.5 1 Lap
Not Classified
38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 161.4 20 Laps
52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 156.0 20 Laps
71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 152.4 21 Laps
8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 152.2 21 Laps

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