MotoGP Press Release: 65 Years Of Grand Prix Racing

To mark the 65th anniversary of the start of the Grand Prix world championship, Dorna issued the following press release:

Grand Prix racing reaches 65th anniversary

This weekend’s Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya marks the 65th anniversary of the first event that counted towards the motorcycle World Championship classification – at the 1949 Isle of Man TT races.

The World Championship series was established by the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) and is now into its 66th year - the oldest motorsports championship in the world.

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2014 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 7, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

1 Marc MARQUEZ Honda 175  
2 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 117 -58
3 Dani PEDROSA Honda 112 -63
4 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha 78 -97
5 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 71 -104
6 Pol ESPARGARO Yamaha 58 -117
7 Aleix ESPARGARO Forward Yamaha 54 -121
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2014 Barcelona MotoGP Race Result: A Lucky Number Indeed

Results Below:

Marc Marquez won his seventh consecutive race after a tight, race-long battle with Valentino Rossi (2nd) and Dani Pedrosa (3rd) at the Catalunya Circuit Sunday in Barcelona. Marquez, who didn't start from pole after his first crash of the season during qualifying, finished the contest a half second ahead of Rossi -- but that's hardly an indication of how close the contest was for 23 laps.

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2014 Barcelona MotoGP Saturday Round Up: On Breaking The Streak, The Three Tire Strategy, And Rain

His streak had to come to an end one day, and it turned out to be at Barcelona. Marc Marquez' run of pole positions stopped at seven – Valencia last year, plus the first six races of this season – after he was forced to concede the place to his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa. For a change, the front row press conference on Friday afternoon did not feature a jubilant Marquez (well, actually, it did, but more that later) and a couple of dejected rivals, wondering what they can do about the Repsol Honda man.

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2014 Barcelona MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying at Barcelona:

Pedrosa takes home pole position with Marquez third after late crash

Local boy Dani Pedrosa has taken his first pole position since Catalunya last year at his home circuit with teammate Marc Marquez, who was been on pole every race so far this season, crashing out on his final run in qualifying.

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2014 Barcelona MotoGP Qualifying Result: Thrilling Session Throws Up Many Surprises

Results and summary of qualfying:

Marc Marquez streak of pole positions has finally come to an end. Dani Pedrosa put an end to his Repsol Honda teammate's streak at Barcelona, taking his first pole since this same race last season, and posting a time close to his own pole record from 2013.

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2014 Barcelona MotoGP FP3 Results: Bradl Posts A Scorcher

Stefan Bradl has topped the timesheets in the third session of free practice for the MotoGP class. The LCR Honda rider looked destined to have to battle through Q1, but a blistering lap at the end of the session saw him leap to the stop of the standings. Bradl dislodged Marc Marquez, who had been fast early and was circulating fast throughout, but ended the session in 2nd. Bradley Smith improved on his own very impressive time from yesterday, grabbing 3rd ahead of Dani Pedrosa, the Repsol Honda rider having found a big improvement since Friday.

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