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Pedrosa wins race, Marquez title in Valencia
  Repsol Honda team cleans house

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took his sixth world title and fourth MotoGP World Championship despite a huge front end moment into Turn 1 and a run off track, coming home third in the race to defend his MotoGP crown in Valencia.  At the front, the race was a duel to the line between Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa and Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Johann Zarco - with the race decided in favor of the Spaniard on the final lap as Pedrosa pounced and defended to perfection for his second victory of the year.

Marquez wins 2017 MotoGP World Championship
  Clinches with third place at Valencia

Repsol Honda’s  Marc Marquez is the 2017 MotoGP World Champion after taking the third place in today’s Grand Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana. At 24-years old, Marquez is now the youngest ever rider to win four premier-class World Championship titles and six World Championships over all classes, during a period of only ten years of World Championship racing. Marquez has now equaled Jim Redman and Geoff Duke’s tally of 6 World Titles in his career.

Marquez draws first blood at Valencia
  Title on the line Sunday

Marc Marquez today extended his career pole count to 73 (45 in MotoGP), with his eighth pole of the season in Valencia. Together, with the three claimed by teammate Dani Pedrosa, this brings the Repsol Honda Team’s tally to 11 pole positions in 2017. After showing quick race pace and taking P1 in both FP3 and FP4 sessions, Marquez was the only rider able to dip under the 1’30 barrier in qualifying, setting a 1’29.897 that proved unbeatable by his opponents, even if the Spaniard suffered a crash in turn 4 during his second run, which prevented him from further improving on that time.

Honda secures MotoGP Constructor Title in Malaysia
  Rider Title to be decided in Valencia
In typical Malaysian fashion, the sun that had shone until half an hour before the start of the MotoGP race was replaced by a sudden heavy thunderstorm that did not last long but left the track completely soaked. Marc Marquez, on a rain front Michelin tire and a medium rear, got away brilliantly from the third row and completed the first lap in third place. He was passed by Andrea Dovizioso on the fifth lap, and when he realized that he could not match the pace of the three frontrunners, he settled for fourth place which, combined with the achievements of Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow this season, earned Honda the 2017 MotoGP Constructor title. It was the manufacturer’s 23rd such crown in history, and the sixth out of the last seven seasons.
MotoGP: Dovizioso wins to take the fight to final race
  Italian slices through the rain to take back-to-back wins at Sepang

It was a must win for Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso at Sepang Sunday, and the Italian kept calm under intense pressure to secure his sixth win of the season – and take the Championship fight down to the final race. Slicing through the rain to catch and pass teammate Jorge Lorenzo, Dovizioso was seven tenths clear of the Majorcan at the flag in a 1-2 for Ducati - while points leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) crossed the line in fourth - not taking too many chances in the race to ensure his title chances.

Pedrosa takes impressive pole position at Sepang
  Beats Zarco and Dovizioso in tight battle

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa took a fantastic pole position for tomorrow’s Malaysian GP--his third this year, his 31st in MotoGP, and the 49th in his career. After struggling in the wet on Friday, Pedrosa was able to consistently improve his pace in today’s sunny and hot conditions, setting the third fastest lap time in FP3 and the fifth quickest in FP4 before besting Johann Zarco and Andrea Dovizioso by 0.017s and 0.024s, respectively, in the last minute of an incredibly hard-fought qualifying session.

Marquez takes a momentous victory at Phillip Island
  Marquez extends his lead while Rossi wins three-way battle for 2nd

Today Marc Marquez put on a stellar performance to secure a crucial victory at the Australian Grand Prix, the 61st win of his career, his 35th in MotoGP, and his sixth this year. The performance extended his Championship lead to 269 points, 33 ahead Andrea Dovizioso, who remains his only rival for the Title. Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took his sixth win of the year in a scintillating Phillip Island showdown, breaking away from an eight-rider fight for the win in the latter stages to take to the top step.

Marquez takes 4th consecutive Phillip Island pole
  In varying conditions
In varying weather conditions, Marc Marquez displayed a great pace on the second day of the Australian Grand Prix, topping the wet FP3 and the dry FP4 before taking a superb pole position to extend his record of poles to 72 in career, 44 in MotoGP, with seven this season and four in a row at Phillip Island. The reigning Champion took back the honor on his final lap after being threatened at the top by Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Motegi polesitter Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), who will join the reigning Champion on the front row.
Dovizioso outduels Marquez in the rain
  At Motegi

In pouring rain at the Twin Ring Motegi, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged one of the greatest MotoGP duels of all time, putting everything on the line down to the final lap and the final corner. And despite the best efforts of the reigning Champion, it was Andrea Dovizioso who emerged victorious from 'Victory' corner in Japan – taking his fifth win of the season, the seventh of his career, and one of the most spectacular in history.

Zarco takes pole on drying Motegi track
  But Marquez in third is the race favorite

France’s Johann Zarco took a shock pole in Japan, stunning the field to clinch top spot at the last minute. Zarco starts ahead of Italy’s Danilo Petrucci with reigning champion Marc Marquez completing the front row. After displaying a strong pace in every session at the Japanese Grand Prix, Repsol Honda’s Marquez set the third fastest time of the day at the end of a thrilling qualifying session on a drying Motegi track.

Marquez comes back from Saturday crash to win Aragon
  Win No. Five. Teammate 2nd

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took win number five of the season on home turf at MotorLand Aragon, picking off his rivals on the way to the front to make some serious gains as key contenders Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) finished off the podium.

Vinales takes pole at Aragon
  Because Marquez crashed

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales took pole position for the Aragon Grand Prix MotoGP race after Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez crashed. But the real surprise was Valentino Rossi who will start third after breaking his leg in two places recently in a test accident. Jorge Lorenzo will start second for Ducati

Marquez makes last lap pass to win at wet Misano
  Ties for points lead now

Marc Marquez took the lead on the last lap to win a soaking San Marino Grand Prix for Honda on Sunday and tie at the top of the overall standings with works Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso at 199 points. Italian Danilo Petrucci, who led for much of the race at Misano’s Marco Simoncelli circuit on Italy’s Adriatic coast, had to settle for second on a non-works Ducati with compatriot Dovizioso a distant third.

Vinales snatches pole from Dovizioso at Misano
  Marquez to start 3rd

Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) took pole position on his penultimate lap in qualifying for the Gran Premio Tribul Mastercard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, deposing home hero and key Championship rival Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), who will now start second. Completing the top three is reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), who crashed in the session when on his fastest lap – rider ok.

Andrea Dovizioso rides Ducati to Silverstone win
  As Marquez's Honda blows up

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) became the first man to win four races this season, as the Championship challenger put on a tactical masterclass once again. In a close second but unable to make a last lap lunge was Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), with early leader Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) completing the podium. As well as the podium finishers, the standings took a shake up as Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was forced to retire.

Marquez nips Rossi for pole at Silverstone
  Classic rivalry split by less than a tenth

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took a record-breaking pole and got down into the 1:59s for the first ever lap of Silverstone under the two minute marker, in qualifying for the British GP, but it was far from easy as the reigning Champion just beat Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) to the top by less than a tenth and the two key rivals painted the timesheets red in the final minutes of the session. 

Dovizioso outduels Marquez in Austria
  Almost side-by-side over the line

Some races immediately enter the history books as the flag falls. The 2017 Austrian GP proves one such example, as Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged a showcase of the best of the sport, right down to the wire. Almost side-by-side over the line, it was ‘DesmoDovi’ who took his third win of the year – with Marquez just keeping it on track for second in signature style. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) completed the podium, coming back from a Q1 hurdle on Saturday to make big points gains in the standings.

Marquez beats Dovizioso for pole in Austria
  Honda beats favored Ducati

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) blasted out the blocks to pole position at the NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Osterreich, carrying forward his earlier pace on Saturday to stake a claim on victory at the Red Bull Ring. Expected key frontrunners Ducati were in close company, however, with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) taking second on his final lap and teammate Jorge Lorenzo completing the front row as Spielberg once again proved a happy hunting ground for the Borgo Panigale factory.

Rossi and Pedrosa 1-2 at Brno
  Repsol Honda riders sweep Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno

Marc Marquez dominated the Czech Republic MotoGP at a drying Brno, after a clever switch to the soft wet rear and then an early pit stop for slicks that put the world championship leader into a 20-second lead. Dani Pedrosa completed a Repsol Honda 1-2. Marquez came in at the end of the second lap for a change of bikes with soft dry tires and set a sequence of blistering times to gain globs of time before his rivals also stopped for slicks.

Marc Marquez beats Valentino Rossi to Czech GP pole
  At Brno

Reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) will have the best seat in the house for the start of the second half of the season, taking a stunning pole position to just edge key title rival Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) in qualifying for the Czech GP. Equally close to the top duo is Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), who led for the first part of the session before being deposed from provisional pole to P3.

Rossi's Search for the Perfect Ten
  9-time champion looking for 10th
Valentino Rossi, nine-time MotoGP World Champion - including seven in the premier-class - is truly one of the greatest riders ever in the history of motorcycle racing. 115 GP victories, 225 podiums and 64 pole positions across all classes have earned him the nickname the GOAT - the greatest of all time - an accolade he thoroughly deserves but still one target eludes him. Will 2017 be the season he makes it a 'perfect ten' world championship titles?
Marquez wins 8th straight at the Sachsenring
  Repsol Honda rider unbeatable at German track

Sachsenring has been Marc Marquez territory since 2010 and it stayed that way today after a performance that only local rookie Jonas Folger was able to get close to. The Spanish rider led all but five laps of a race that also saw Folger take his turn at the front, to the delight of the home crowd. Dani Pedrosa was again on the podium in Germany to edge closer to the championship leaders, with the top four now separated by just ten points.

The 'King of the Sachsenring' takes his 8th straight pole
  Marquez wins shootout for Sachsenring pole

Marc Marquez today extended a remarkable run of pole positions at the Sachsenring circuit to eight from the last eight seasons, the Spaniard clocking the fastest time in qualifying this afternoon to secure top spot on the grid for tomorrow's race. Marquez was the only rider able to dislodge Danilo Petrucci from a provisional pole position that the Italian held for most of the session, with a time of 1'27.302 proving enough to complete the job. Dani Pedrosa was six tenths off his team-mate on pole but completes the front row in third position.

Valentino Rossi wins dramatic Dutch TT
  by just 0.063 from Danilo Petrucci

Valentino Rossi claimed a stunning and dramatic victory at Assen for the Dutch TT. The Yamaha rider crossed the finish line almost side-by-side with second-placed Danilo Petrucci in one of the closest ever MotoGP finishes, with just 0.063 splitting the pair as Marc Marquez crossed the line third, five seconds behind the lead battle.

Zarco wins first MotoGP pole at Assen
  French rookie lights up the TT Circuit Assen in rain
Qualifying day at the Dutch TT dawned wet as expected, with all of the day’s sessions affected by rain to greater or lesser extents. 
Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) took his first ever premier class pole position at the Dutch GP, dueling it out with reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) as the final few seconds ticked down. Marquez crossed the line first and first - but the Frenchman almost immediately hit back to take his first MotoGP pole on his final lap.
Dovizioso makes it back-to-back Grand Prix wins
  In Barcelona MotoGP race
Italy's Andrea Dovizioso won the Catalunya Grand Prix in Barcelona to complete back-to-back MotoGP wins and close the gap on championship leader Maverick Vinales. The Ducati rider, who won last week's Italy Grand Prix, was ahead of Repsol's Spanish pair Marc Marquez, in second, and Dani Pedrosa in third. With air temperature at 33° C and a track temperature of 54° C, conditions were very tough on tires.
Pedrosa dominates qualifying in Barcelona
  Home MotoGP race for the Spaniard

Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) took a stunning pole position in the heat haze of the Catalan GP, storming clear of the field by three tenths to return to the top for the second time this year. Compatriot Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) shot into second for his first front row start in red - after also proving second fastest on Friday - as two of the home heroes led the charge.

Dovizioso takes magnificent win at Mugello
  Italian wins on Italian bike at Italian race
Italian rider, Italian bike, Italian GP…and the tricolor flew high over the podium at Mugello, as Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso took a magnificent win battling rivals on track and illness off it to cross the line over a second clear of Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and an impressive home podium for second Italian Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing).
Vinales and Rossi to start 1-2 at Mugello
  Yamahas 1-2
After showing a stunning pace in Free Practice 3, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi promoted to Q2 and flexed their muscles at the Autodromo del Mugello circuit in the fight for pole position. The teammates secured first and second place respectively on the grid for tomorrow's Gran Premio d'Italia Oakley.
Yamaha hit 500th Grand Prix Racing Victory Milestone
  500 MotoGP wins
Valentino Rossi

Yamaha is proud to celebrate a momentous landmark in its successful motorcycle racing history, having secured its 500th race win at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France. The Yamaha Factory Racing Team is known as one of the most successful teams in Grand Prix racing and it has further underlined its reputation today. Maverick Vinales rode a brilliant race at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France, and sealed the 500th Grand Prix win for Yamaha.

Honda and Michelin pay tribute to Nicky Hayden
  MOG
Nicky Hayden was an HRC rider for much of his racing career, achieving many successes both in his home country and internationally. Nicky won the 1999 AMA Supersport Championship and the 2002 AMA Superbike Championship with American Honda and the 2006 MotoGP World Championship with Repsol Honda. Last year he moved to World Superbike Championship with Ten Kate Honda, winning a race in his first season. Yesterday’s terrible news of the loss of the much-loved American due to the consequences of a cycling accident in Rimini, Italy, on Wednesday May 17, is a terrible blow for the entire motorcycling community and for everyone at HRC.
Vinales outduels Rossi at LeMans
  French MotoGP
Maverick Vinales has won his third victory of the 2017 MotoGP season in a thrilling French Grand Prix at LeMans, passing Valentino Rossi on the last lap. After being passed Rossi crashed his Yamaha. Rossi took the lead with three laps to go from Vinales and started the final lap in first place, but made a mistake at Turn 8 that let Vinales through, then fell at Turn 11
Yamaha riders to start 1-2-3 at LeMans
  Honda 4th and 5th

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi went all out in an intense 15-minute qualifying session at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit today, that saw the teammates secure the first two slots on the front row for tomorrow's Grand Prix de France. Having topped FP4, Vinales stepped aboard his YZR-M1 with great confidence at the start of the qualifying session

Pedrosa and Marquez 1-2 at Jerez
  Spanish riders 1-2 in Spain

Spain's Dani Pedrosa won his first victory of the 2017 MotoGP season, leading Repsol Honda teammate Marc Marquez to a 1-2 finish in the Spanish Grand Prix. The Spaniard led from start to finish to win for the first time since last September's race at Misano, while Jorge Lorenzo recorded his podium with Ducati.

Pedrosa storms to Spanish Pole at Jerez
  with Marquez second in all-Honda front row
Dani Pedrosa took a stunning pole position, his 29th in MotoGP and the 47th in his career, edging teammate Marc Marquez by just half a tenth in a breath-taking battle for the top spot during the final minutes of the Gran Premio Red Bull de Espana in Jerez. Cal Crutchlow in third completes an all-Honda front row for the first time since the German GP in 2014 (at the Sachsenring).
Masterful win for Marquez in Texas
  Undefeated in America

Taking his first win of this season today, Marc Marquez completed another perfect weekend at Circuit of the Americas, succeeding in Austin for the fifth-straight time after starting from pole position. Amazingly, Marc has won every Premier-class GP he has ever entered in the U.S., having also taken three MotoGP victories in Indianapolis and one in Laguna Seca; including his two Moto2 wins in the country, this is Marc’s 11th consecutive victory in the USA. T

Marquez's fifth consecutive pole at Austin
  The King of COTA pulls it out the hat to take another incredible P1
Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has taken a signature last dash pole position for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, putting in another stunner at COTA as he pulled out an ace on his final lap to take it back from key rival Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). Vinales’ teammate Valentino Rossi was another on a late charge, shooting up into third to complete an incredible front row.

Marquez crashes out of lead handing win to Vinales
  Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina
MotoGP has a tendency to keep making history of late, and the Gran Premio Motul de la Republica Argentina was no different - as Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) became the first Yamaha rider since Wayne Rainey in 1990 to win the first two races of the year, taking a stunning win as drama hit the grid behind. Teammate Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) created another miracle in P2, with LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow completing the podium in style as top Independent Team rider. 
Marquez takes fourth consecutive pole in Argentina
  In very wet conditions
Marc Marquez achieved another milestone in his career today, taking his fourth consecutive Argentinian pole position (out of four visits to the Termas de Rio Hondo Circuit), his 38th in MotoGP, and the 66th of his career, setting a new record across all classes of the Championship, at only 24 years of age.
Vinales wins on debut with Yamaha
  Holds off Ducati rider Dovizioso

Maverick Vinales got his new career started on the right foot with his new Yamaha MotoGP team. Starting from pole, Vinales outdueled Andrea Dovizioso and teammate Valentino Rossi to win the first race of the 2017 MotoGP season in Qatar in sensational style. Vinales dropped to fifth early, but rode back into contention after the midpoint of the race and then kept the powerful Ducati at bay at the checkered flag.

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