Pedrosa takes the win at round 11 to end Marquez victory run

A happy Dani Pedrosa

In the Brno MotoGP race Dani Pedrosa won for the first time since Malaysia last year as he ended the winning streak of Marc Marquez, with Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi second and third, whilst Marquez came home just off the podium.

From fifth on the grid Pedrosa returned to his best form to blast through the pack and eventually take victory by 0.410s from Lorenzo in front of more than 138,000 fans. For Lorenzo it was his third successive podium result and he also produced a great ride, having started in sixth on the grid.

Rossi got his seventh rostrum result of 2014 in his 245th premier class race as he equaled the all time appearance record in the top class, pulling level with Alex Barros on that front.

With Marquez finishing fourth it is the first time this year that he did not win the race and this is the first time he has finished a MotoGP™ race off the podium. Marquez is of course still in a commanding position in the standings with a 77 point lead.

Marquez lost out in a midrace battle for third with Rossi, having earlier had a close fight with Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) in the opening laps – with the two former Moto2™ rivals clashing on two occasions.

Iannone would later get the better of Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) for fifth in the final stages.

The top ten was completed by Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP), Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing), Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini).

Home rider Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Motoracing) scored points in 14th, with substitute rider Leon Camier (Drive M7 Aspar) scoring his first ever MotoGP point in 15th.

A crash and subsequent retirement saw Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team) end his race early. Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Michael Laverty (Paul Bird Motorsport) both crashed out, whilst Danilo Petrucci (IodaRacing Project) and Yonny Hernandez (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) both retired with technical issues.

Results

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Behind
1 25 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +0.000
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +0.410
3 16 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +5.259
4 13 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda +10.454
5 11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati +17.639
6 10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati +17.834
7 9 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda +23.819
8 8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +29.621
9 7 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha +30.364
10 6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda +37.639
11 5 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda +55.604
12 4 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Team Ducati +56.727
13 3 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda +56.908
14 2 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda +1'04.135
15 1 2 Leon CAMIER GBR Drive M7 Aspar Honda +1'04.902
16 0 15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha +1'20.666
17 0 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia +1'24.282
18 0 63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia +1'27.436
19 0 23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM +1'38.867
DNF 0 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Octo IodaRacing Team ART 2 Laps
DNF 0 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Ducati Team Ducati 15 Laps
DNF 0 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 16 Laps
DNF 0 70 Michael LAVERTY GBR Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 16 Laps
DNF 0 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 17 Laps

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