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2013 Brno MotoGP | Czech Republic Grand Prix Results

2013 Brno MotoGP Results

Spoiler Alert: 2013 MotoGP Championship results from Brno in Czechoslovakia listed below

The 2013 MotoGP Championship headed this weekend to the sweeping Brno circuit in Czechoslovakia. The 3.357-mile circuit, which was built in 1987, contains 14 turns and multiple elevation changes, providing tough conditions on the spec Bridgestone Tires.

But after 22 laps, three Spanish riders once again mastered another round in 2013 – Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa, and Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo.

Marquez was victorious at a race constantly threatened with rain, taking his fourth straight win and fifth of the season. He also broke another record for first rookie to ever claim five victories in his maiden season. He was joined on the Brno MotoGP podium by Pedrosa and the reigning MotoGP Champion Lorenzo.

Starting from fifth on the grid, Lorenzo got to turn one first ahead of Marquez, Pedrosa, and the pole man, Monster Tech 3 Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow.

Lorenzo began to gap the field, opening up over a second lead on Marquez and Pedrosa, who were stalked closely by Crutchlow and the man who started from second on the grid, GO&FUN Honda Gresini's Alvaro Bautista.

But with 19 to go, the 20-year-old Marquez had the gap down to under a second as Bautista took fourth from Crutchlow. Marquez once again displayed huge amounts on patience, and by lap 8, was involved in an intense battle with Lorenzo.

The two swapped the lead numerous times, but Marquez wouldn't make the pass stick until four laps remained. This is when Marquez passed Lorenzo on the turn 3, and held the lead to take his fifth win of 2013 MotoGP.

Pedrosa also passed Lorenzo a lap later, and began chasing down Marquez. But Pedrosa would finish 0.313 of a second behind. Lorenzo finished 2.277 seconds behind Marquez.

While running in fifth, Crutchlow crashed with 15 to go, just as his teammate Bradley Smith did on lap 3. Crutchlow had just set his personal best lap at Brno before crashing. He was able to rejoin, eventually finishing 17th,

With Crutchlow out, this left a battle for fourth between Bautista and Yamaha Factory Team's Valentino Rossi. But the nine-time World Champion, who took his first World Championship victory at Brno back in 1996, was able to finish fourth, 10.101 seconds behind Marquez, and only 0.077 of a second ahead of Bautista.

Finishing alone in sixth was LCR Honda's Stefan Bradl, who was over 19 seconds off the top rider. Next up was the Ducati duo of Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden, both riders over 35 seconds behind the lead group.

Rounding out the top 10 were Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati's Andrea Iannone and the top CRT bike, Power Electronics Aspar's Aleix Espargaro, respectively. The American Colin Edwards finished 11th on the NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki, followed by Ben Spies replacement on the Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati, Michele Pirro, a Ducati Team test rider.

Spies recently underwent shoulder surgery after sustaining further damage during a practice crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Besides Smith, the other riders to DNF were Avintia Blusens’ Hector Barbera and NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Claudio Corti after the two contacted each other on the second lap. Corti underwent an x-ray to his right hand, though nothing was reported broken. Home rider Came IodaRacing Project’s Lukas Pesek also crashed out on the third lap.

The MotoGP grid will travel directly to the UK for the Hertz British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the final of three back-to-back races.

Heading into Silverstone, Marquez has 213 points, 26 (equivalent to a race) ahead of Pedrosa, and 44 ahead of Lorenzo.

2013 Brno MotoGP Results:

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

2013 MotoGP Point Standings (after 11 of 18 rounds):

Pos.

Rider

Bike

Nation

Points

1

Marc MARQUEZ

Honda

SPA

213

2

Dani PEDROSA

Honda

SPA

187

3

Jorge LORENZO

Yamaha

SPA

169

4

Valentino ROSSI

Yamaha

ITA

143

5

Cal CRUTCHLOW

Yamaha

GBR

127

6

Stefan BRADL

Honda

GER

103

7

Andrea DOVIZIOSO

Ducati

ITA

96

8

Alvaro BAUTISTA

Honda

SPA

92

9

Nicky HAYDEN

Ducati

USA

80

10

Aleix ESPARGARO

ART

SPA

62

11

Bradley SMITH

Yamaha

GBR

59

12

Michele PIRRO

Ducati

ITA

40

13

Andrea IANNONE

Ducati

ITA

36

14

Colin EDWARDS

FTR Kawasaki

USA

25

15

Hector BARBERA

FTR

SPA

24

16

Danilo PETRUCCI

Ioda-Suter

ITA

21

17

Randy DE PUNIET

ART

FRA

20

18

Ben SPIES

Ducati

USA

9

19

Claudio CORTI

FTR Kawasaki

ITA

7

20

Yonny HERNANDEZ

ART

COL

7

21

Alex DE ANGELIS

Ducati

RSM

5

22

Karel ABRAHAM

ART

CZE

5

23

Hiroshi AOYAMA

FTR

JPN

4

24

Michael LAVERTY

PBM

GBR

3

25

Bryan STARING

FTR Honda

AUS

2

26

Javier DEL AMOR

FTR

SPA

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