The Repsol Honda rider adds the thirteenth win in the same season, thus overcoming Mick Doohan. Dani Pedrosa, third, is on the podium.
Great season finale in the Grand Prix of the Valencian Community, where Marc Márquez set the gold medal for a historic 2014. After revalidating the MotoGP title, the rider of the Repsol Honda team has added a new victory, with which he has achieved the record in the same season held by Mick Doohan since 1997. The team has also closed the podium on his team Dani Pedrosa , third, confirming the title of World Champions by teams for the Repsol Honda.
When the red lights went off, Andrea Iannone and Valentino Rossi took the initiative, with Marc Márquez in third position and Dani Pedrosa in the fourth, who saw Lorenzo ahead of him before the first step by goal. He recovered the third position one turn later, but in the following Crutchlow he passed him and he had to recover the fourth place three turns later.
In front, Márquez has overtaken Rossi on the twelfth round and Iannone one later, to go unstoppable towards a seasonal end of dreams. Without losing time, Pedrosa has done the same with that of Ducati and has been placed at the wheel of the Yamaha, but when it was only two tenths, the rain has begun to fall into different points of the circuit and that of the Repsol Honda has decided to ensure a new podium
“I am very happy, especially for my brother. It’s a very happy day, even more than in Motegi, when I was a champion. Today Álex has been proclaimed World Champion, he deserved it, and also I was able to close the year in Valencia With a victory. Now it’s time to celebrate it as it deserves, because such a season will be difficult to repeat. Congratulations to my brother for his year and because he has won as a lord, and that also marks the difference for the future. Agreed of what happened in Aragón, because it rained and there was a time when I doubted whether to change the bike or not. In the end we kept calm and today we have succeeded with the strategy. It has been a tough test, in which I have I enjoyed it, but at certain times I suffered a bit. ” Marc Márquez.
“It was not my best season and obviously I’m not happy, but we must take the positive, because we have learned a lot. In the next few days we have some workouts and we will try to get the best of the bike for the next February test. Today’s race has been difficult. It has rained a lot in some areas of the circuit and it has been difficult to keep pace, because in some parts it was drier than in others. We had to take risks and also be careful. On the other hand, we have finished on the podium and that is good because we were not scoring in two races. ” Dani Pedrosa.
With this result, Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa close a season to frame, in which the Repsol Honda team has achieved the World title of pilots, builders and teams.