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Repsol Honda Team Heads To Jerez Firing On All Cylinders
Posted by: newsla on Apr 29, 2014 - 01:57 PM
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Repsol Honda Team Heads To Jerez Firing On All Cylinders


Fresh from their third consecutive victory of 2014 at the Red Bull Argentina Grand Prix, the Repsol Honda team are en route to Spain with no time to rest. The Jerez GP may feel like the true start to the season for Spanish duo Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, when they have the opportunity to race in front of their home fans for the first time of the year.

 

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A tight and twisty circuit, Jerez has hosted a motorcycle grand prix since 1987, soon after it was built, and hosted Formula 1 races during the 1990s. With a track length of 4,428km, Jerez features eight right turns and five lefts and circulates in a clockwise direction with a trademark final turn that has seen some legendary clashes – most recently between Jorge Lorenzo and Marc last year – when Marc came out on top to finish second behind teammate Dani.

Marc, who celebrates his 100th GP start in Jerez next Sunday, has taken second place on three occasions at the Andalusian track – in 2009, 2012 and 2013- but victory here has eluded him so far. Dani has an enviable record, consistently reaching the Jerez podium for the past nine years. This tally includes two MotoGP wins in 2008 and 2013, five second place finishes, and a 250cc win in his second world championship season of 2005. Included in that string are eight front row starts, with two MotoGP poles and a 250cc pole.

Marc Marquez
Championship Standing: 1st - 75 points
“Argentina was only a few days ago but we are already on our way to Spain! We had a really good weekend, taking another important 25 points, but now we go to Jerez where I know Dani and Jorge are very strong. The crowd and ambiance is very special there and it gives you special motivation to perform at your maximum level. After three fly away races it will be nice to arrive back in Europe for a few ‘normal’ races, I’ll try to relax a little and prepare myself ready for Friday’s FP1”

MARC MARQUEZ STATISTICS
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Date of Birth 17/02/1993
Birthplace Lleida, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height 168 cm
Weight 59 kg
Hobbies Mountain Biking, Video games
Racing number 93
Grand Prix debut 2008 125cc Portugal GP (KTM 125 FRR)
GPs raced 99
GP pole positions 40 (14 in 125cc, 14 in Moto2, 12 in MotoGP)
MotoGP podiums 19
Total GP podiums 58 (14 in 125cc, 25 in Moto2, 9 in MotoGP)
MotoGP wins 9
First GP win 2010 125cc Italian GP (Derbi RSA 125)
Total GP wins 35 (10 in 125cc, 16 in Moto2, 9 in MotoGP)
World titles 3 (1 x MotoGP 2013, 1 x 125cc, 2010, 1 x Moto2, 2012)

Previous Results in Jerez 2013 2nd (MotoGP), 2012 2nd (Moto2), 2011 DNF (Moto2), 2010 DNF (125cc), 2009 3rd (Moto2)

Dani Pedrosa
Championship Standing: 2nd - 56 points
“It was a good weekend in Argentina although I would have liked to be in the battle for the victory, but I really enjoyed the race and the track! Now we have no break, and next weekend we race in Jerez! This is one of my favourite circuits on the calendar, I really enjoy seeing all the fans and racing back in Spain after three long races away. As usual we will start working hard from the Friday and hope to continue with the same momentum that we found in Argentina”

DANI PEDROSA STATISTICS
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Date of Birth 29/09/1985
Birthplace Sabadell, (Catalonia) – Spain
Height 160 cm
Weight 51kg
Hobbies Cycling, Motocross, Windsurfing, Cinema
Racing number 26
Grand Prix debut 2001. 125cc Japanese GP, Suzuka – (Honda RS125R)
GPs raced 214
GP pole positions 44 (9 in 125cc, 9 in 250cc, 26 in MotoGP)
MotoGP podiums 87
Total GP podiums 128 (17 in 125cc, 24 in 250cc, 87 in MotoGP)
MotoGP wins 25
First GP win 2002. 125cc Dutch GP, Assen – (Honda RS125R)
Total GP wins 48 (8 in 125cc, 15 in 250cc, 25 in MotoGP)
World titles 3 (1 x 125cc, 2003, 2 x 250cc 2004 & 2005)

Previous Results in Jerez 2013 1st (MotoGP), 2012 3rd (MotoGP), 2011 2nd (MotoGP), 2010 2nd (MotoGP), 2009 2nd (MotoGP), 2008 1st (MotoGP), 2007 2nd (MotoGP), 2006 2nd (MotoGP), 2005 1st (250cc), 2004 DNF (250cc), 2003 4th (125cc), 2002 4th (125cc), 2001 10th (125cc)


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