2013 Jerez MotoGP | Results

Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo and Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa

2013 MotoGP Championship Jerez Race Recap

Spoiler Alert: 2013 MotoGP Championship results from Jerez, Spain, listed below

Three races, three different winners. This is the way the 2013 MotoGP Championship unfolds following the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday at Jerez.

And so far, the three different winners were from Spain. The first was Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo, who was the winner at Qatar. Two weeks ago at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, it was Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez.

And following 27 laps at the 2.748-mile Jerez circuit containing 13  corners, the other Spaniard on the grid took became the third winner in as many races this season – Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa. Joining the RC213V pilot on the podium was Marquez and Lorenzo, respectively, making for an all-Spanish podium.

Pedrosa, who began second on the grid, got his usual fast start, getting to turn one ahead of pole-sitter Lorenzo. But two-time MotoGP Champion Lorenzo retaliated, taking back the lead. Behind these two were Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi, Marquez and Monster Tech 3 Yamaha’s Cal Crutchlow, who suffered to big crashes Saturday.

On lap six, Pedrosa found his rhythm and made it past Lorenzo. Pedrosa continued to lead to the checkered flag.

Hungry for another podium, Marquez was on a charge, first passing Rossi by the end of lap one. Marquez then chased down Lorenzo, finally passing him on the final lap. The spot? The final corner of the circuit that was just named “Lorenzo Corner” this weekend.

Pedrosa finished 2.487 seconds ahead of Marquez, with Lorenzo a further 5.089 seconds back.

Rossi finished in a lonely fourth place, ahead of Crutchlow and GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Baustista. Next up were the two Ducati Team GP13 prototypes piloted by Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso, respectively. Taking the top CRT honors was Power Electronics Aspar’s Aleix Espargaro, sa feat the Spaniard completed every race, with Monster Tech 3 Yamaha’s Bradley Smith rounding out the top 10.

Hector Barbera and Avintia Blusens impressed by qualifying tenth on the lead CRT machine, but on race day the Spaniard fell to 12th. As Avintia’s Hiroshi Aoyama tumbled to 18th in the closing stages, Michael Laverty scored the first points for PBM’s own-built bike by coming home 13th and ahead of Came IodaRacing Project’s Danilo Petrucci and NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Colin Edwards, who also scored for the first time in 2013.

Five riders failed to make the end of the race, notably Stefan Bradl who compounded a tough three days for himself and LCR Honda MotoGP. The German, like Energy T.I. Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone, retired on the fourth lap. Iannone’s teammate Ben Spies did not compete, advised by doctors to rest and solve a problem with a pectoral muscle, while Cardion AB Motoracing’s Karel Abraham pulled out after Friday due to suffering too much pain with his broken right collarbone.

Due to his second-place finish, Marquez retains the points lead after three of 18 rounds. Marquez has 61 points, three ahead of Pedrosa and four ahead of Lorenzo.

The 2013 MotoGP Championship now breaks for two weeks before resuming at Le Mans for the Grand Prix of France May 17.

2013 Jerez MotoGP Podium Quotes:

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda RC213V MotoGP) says: “It was a beautiful race. I was able to ride the bike well, even though it was difficult because the tires 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 (Repsol Honda RC213V MotoGP) says: “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 apologize 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 (Yamaha Factory Racing YZR-M1 MotoGP) says: “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.”

2013 Jerez MotoGP Results:

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.1 45’17.632
2 20 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.0 +2.487
3 16 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 157.8 +5.089
4 13 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 157.6 +8.914
5 11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 157.4 +12.663
6 10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 157.3 +15.094
7 9 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 156.7 +25.632
8 8 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 155.7 +41.881
9 7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 155.6 +43.812
10 6 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 155.6 +44.461
11 5 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Test Team Ducati 155.5 +45.974
12 4 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Blusens FTR 154.7 +59.859
13 3 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 154.2 +1’09.743
14 2 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 153.7 +1’17.813
15 1 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 153.7 +1’18.177
16 67 Bryan STARING AUS GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 153.7 +1’18.928
17 71 Claudio CORTI ITA NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 153.7 +1’19.307
18 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens FTR 153.7 +1’19.457
Not Classified
6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 155.1 24 Laps
29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 154.3 24 Laps
52 Lukas PESEK CZE Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 150.8 24 Laps
14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 151.2 25 Laps
68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Paul Bird Motorsport ART 148.9 25 Laps

2013 MotoGP Point Standings (after three of 17 rounds):

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Marc MARQUEZ Honda SPA 61
2 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 58
3 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 57
4 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 43
5 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha GBR 35
6 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda SPA 28
7 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 26
8 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati USA 24
10 Andrea IANNONE Ducati ITA 13
11 Stefan BRADL Honda GER 11
12 Bradley SMITH Yamaha GBR 10
13 Ben SPIES Ducati USA 9
16 Michele PIRRO Ducati ITA 5
17 Michael LAVERTY PBM GBR 3
19 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda-Suter ITA 2
20 Colin EDWARDS FTR Kawasaki USA 1
21 Hiroshi AOYAMA FTR JPN 1