motogp jerez 2013 resutls and quotes

MotoGP Jerez will be remembered for a lot of things, of-course Dani Pedrosa took the number one spot and yes it was an all Spanish podium, but what we will remember it for is the last corner antics by Marc Marquez on Jorge Lorenzo and the theatrics that followed. Before we come out with the full report lets have a look at what the riders have to say.

Dani Pedrosa

“It was a beautiful race. I was able to ride the bike well, even though it was difficult because the tyres were really on the limit. I couldn’t push too hard because of that, so I had to ride carefully. I was able to maintain a good advantage throughout the race and collect this win at home as a result. It was fantastic, especially seeing all the fans in the stands; this year we’ve had a lot of people come to watch this Grand Prix. I also want to say “Happy Mothers’ Day” to my mum and thanks to all my team, it’s been a great day!”

Marc Marquez

“It was a very good race. I gave 100% from the first lap through to the last. At some points in the race I felt better than at others, but I never gave up. I tried to stick as close as possible to Lorenzo, although it was very difficult. I couldn’t quite close the gap, but I didn’t let him get away either. It was a very hard race, because if you get one or two seconds difference between you, you relax a bit. I didn’t relax though, and I am very happy. I think that, above all, the end of the race was really good for the fans. I want to apologise to Jorge, because it was a racing incident a last lap move that happens when you are on the limit. The most important thing is that we both finished the race, and I hope that that’s the end of it”

Jorge Lorenzo

“I have always been positive so today also I am going to be positive, to finish the race with sixteen points is always a great result. I was second for the whole race and then lost the place on the last corner so it wasn’t the perfect race. The perfect race is a victory and if not possible second, the next is third. Today we got another podium and we are quite close to the leader. On the other hand we have to improve the bike. I think I made two mistakes in the race, in the start I started really badly and in the last corner, I thought Marquez was further behind than he was so I didn’t take a defensive line, this was my second mistake.”

Valentino Rossi

“It was a difficult race. Unfortunately we were not able to be better, we suffered a bit with the conditions and we tried to do the maximum. We improved the set up for the race and we did a good start. I was with the top group but unfortunately I was not fast enough to stay with the top three. Lap by lap the gap was bigger so I think we have some work to do. Here in Jerez I expected we could go faster than Honda but they arrived in front of us. We still have some work to do to improve the bike. Tomorrow we have the test and we’ll try to find the right balance. In the Championship we are not very far from the top and we took some important points. I wanted to be on the podium but unfortunately it was not possible, we will try again next week.”

Cal Crutchlow

“Fifth place today is not a bad result considering everything that has gone on before but it’s not exactly what we expected. I was fast all weekend but after the two crashes yesterday I think it’s a very good result to remain the best of the rest. I did not feel very confident with the front-end in the race, but I think all Yamaha’s struggled in this area. I think in the middle of the race my pace was good and I started to push but with the full fuel tank I could not stop the bike and I had no grip, so I lost quite a bit of time in the early laps. Physically I had no problem on the bike for the race distance although I had a little bit of pain in my lower back. It has been a difficult weekend in many respects so I am very satisfied with fifth because probably last year I would not have finished the race in the same situation and that’s for sure an improvement.”

Nicky Hayden

“The small tweaks we did to the bike this morning were improvements, and after I was fifth in the warm-up with a decent pace, I was confident for the race. My start was okay, but I lost the gap when Bradl crashed in front of me and I wasn’t able to stay with Bautista and Crutchlow. Thanks to my physiotherapist, Alfredo Dente, and the Clinica Mobile, who helped me to race despite the problem with my wrist. With the adrenaline, the first fifteen laps weren’t much of a problem, but the last part wasn’t much fun. It was our best weekend so far this season, so hopefully we can build on it.”

Andrea Dovizioso

“I knew it would be a hard weekend, but it was more difficult than I expected, especially the race. For sure the front tyre wasn’t suited to these conditions, but we shouldn’t complain too much because this is our gap at the moment. Anyway, I don’t want to find excuses because I didn’t ride as I wanted to today, while Nicky interpreted the track better. Tomorrow will be an important test to try the parts that Pirro raced with today, and I’m confident.”

MotoGP Jerez 2013 results

  1. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) – Repsol Honda Team 45’17.632
  2. Marc Marquez (SPA) – Repsol Honda Team + 2.487
  3. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) – Yamaha Factory Racing + 5.089
  4. Valentino Rossi (ITA) – Yamaha Factory Racing + 8.914
  5. Cal Crutchlow (GBR) – Monster Yamaha Tech3 + 12.663
  6. Alvaro Bautista (SPA) – Go&Fun Honda Gresini + 15.094
  7. Nicky Hayden (USA) – Ducati Team + 25.632
  8. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) – Ducati Team + 41.881
  9. Aleix Espargaro (SPA) – Power Electronics Aspar + 43.812
  10. Bradley Smith (GBR) – Monster Yamaha Tech3 + 44.461
  11. Michele Pirro (ITA) – Ducati Test Team + 45.974
  12. Hector Barbera (SPA) – Avintia Blusens + 59.859
  13. Michael Laverty (GBR) – Paul Bird Motorsport + 1’09.743
  14. Danilo Petrucci (ITA) – Came Iodaracing Project + 1’17.813
  15. Colin Edwards (USA) – NGM Mobile Forward Racing + 1’18.177
  16. Bryan Staring (AUS) – Go&Fun Honda Gresini + 1’18.928
  17. Claudio Corti (ITA) – NGM Mobile Forward Racing + 1’19.307
  18. Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN) – Avintia Blusens + 1’19.457
  19. Stefan Bradl (GER) – LCR Honda MotoGP Not classified (24 laps)
  20. Andrea Iannone (ITA) – Pramac Racing Team Not classified (24 laps)
  21. Lukas Pesek (CZE) – Came IodaRacing Project Not classified (24 laps)
  22. Randy De Puniet (FRA) – Power Electronics Aspar Not classified (25 laps)
  23. Yonny Hernandez (COL) – Paul Bird Motorsport Not classified (25 laps)

MotoGP 2013 post Jerez championship standings

  1. Marc Marquez (SPA) – Repsol Honda Team 61
  2. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) – Repsol Honda Team 58
  3. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) – Yamaha Factory Racing 57
  4. Valentino Rossi (ITA) – Yamaha Factory Racing 43
  5. Cal Crutchlow (GBR) – Monster Yamaha Tech3 35
  6. Alvaro Bautista (SPA) – Go&Fun Honda Gresini 28
  7. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) – Ducati Team 26
  8. Nicky Hayden (USA) – Ducati Team 24
  9. Aleix Espargaro (SPA) – Power Electronics Aspar 17
  10. Andrea Iannone (ITA) – Pramac Racing Team 13
  11. Stefan Bradl (GER) – LCR Honda MotoGP 11
  12. Bradley Smith (GBR) – Monster Yamaha Tech3 10
  13. Ben Spies (USA) – Pramac Racing Team 9
  14. Hector Barbera (SPA) – Avintia Blusens 7
  15. Randy De Puniet (FRA) – Power Electronics Aspar 6
  16. Michele Pirro (ITA) – Ducati Test Team 5
  17. Michael Laverty (GBR) – Paul Bird Motorsport 3
  18. Yonny Hernandez (COL) – Paul Bird Motorsport 3
  19. Danilo Petrucci (ITA) – Came Iodaracing Project 2
  20. Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN) – Avintia Blusens 1
  21. Colin Edwards (USA) – NGM Mobile Forward Racing 1