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SHOCK WIN AT BRNO: Dani Pedrosa (Honda) won the 2014 Brno MotoGP with team mate Marc Marquez trailing in 4th. Image: AFP / Joe Klamar

MICHEL HANN

BRNO, Czech Republic - Dani Pedrosa ended his Honda team mate Marc Marquez' hope of winning 11 consecutive MotoGP races this season with victory at the 2014 Czech Republic MotoGP on Sunday August 17.

Pedrosa, riding a Repsol Honda, finished the 22 laps around the Brno circuit in 42min47.800. Yamaha duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were second and third and Marquez, who had hoped to become the first premier class rider to win the 11 opening races of a season, was fourth – more than six seconds behind Pedrosa.

Spanish World champion Marquez is, however, still leading the 2014 points table with 263, 77 ahead of Pedrosa and 90 ahead of Rossi.

LORENZO'S SURGE

Marquez started from pole for the ninth time this season but was beaten off the line by Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso – each on a Ducati - before finishing the opening lap sixth. Lorenzo, who started sixth, surged through the field in the early stages to take the lead.

Then, with 17 laps remaining, Spaniard Pedrosa got the better of compatriot Lorenzo and passed the Yamaha rider before speeding to victory.

Marquez fought his way back up to third but failed to keep pace with the two leaders and came under increasing pressure from Rossi – which proved too much with 10 laps left. Rossi went past to keep the 21-year-old off the podium for the first time this season.

Result from the 2014 Czech Republic MotoGP
1 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 42min47.800
2 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 42min48.210
3 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha 42min53.059
4 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda 42min58.254
5 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati 43min05.439
6 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati 43min05.634
7 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda 43min11.619
8 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha 43min17.421
9 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha 43min18.164
10 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda 43min25.439
11 Scott Redding (Britain) Honda 43min43.404
12 Michele Pirro (Italy) Ducati 43min44.527
13 Hiroshi Aoyama (Japan) Honda 43min44.708
14 Karel Abraham (Czech Republic) Honda 43min51.935
15 Leon Camier (Britain) Honda 43min52.702

Points after the 2014 Brno GP
1 Marc Marquez (Spain) Honda - 263
2 Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda - 186
3 Valentino Rossi (Italy) Yamaha - 173
4 Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha - 137
5 Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Ducati - 118
6 Aleix Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha - 85
7 Pol Espargaro (Spain) Yamaha - 78
8 Andrea Iannone (Italy) Ducati - 73
9 Stefan Bradl (Germany) Honda - 65
10 Bradley Smith (Britain) Yamaha - 65
11 Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Honda - 56
12 Scott Redding (Britain) Honda - 45
13 Hiroshi Aoyama (Japan) Honda - 37
14 Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Ducati - 36
15 Nicky Hayden (US) Honda - 29

Moto2 result

1 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Kalex 41min05.058
2 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex 41min08.332
3 Sandro Cortese (Germany) Kalex 41min11.285
4 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Suter 41min13.141
5 Dominique Aegerter (Switzerland) Suter 41min13.203
6 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Kalex 41min14.450
7 Julian Simon (Spain) Kalex 41min15.727
8 Franco Morbidelli (Italy) Kalex 41min19.619
9 Johann Zarco (France) Caterham Suter 41min20.300
10 Marcel Schroetter (Germany) Tech 3 41min22.228
11 Axel Pons (Spain) Kalex 41min26.386
12 Simone Corsi (Italy) Kalex 41min26.592
13 Hafizh Syahrin (Malaysia) Kalex 41min26.744
14 Xavier Simeon (Belgium) Suter 41min27.043
15 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex 41min27.202

Moto2 points
1 Esteve Rabat (Spain) Kalex - 208
2 Mika Kallio (Finland) Kalex - 196
3 Maverick Vinales (Spain) Kalex - 150
4 Dominique Aegerter (Switzerland) Suter - 123
5 Simone Corsi (Italy) Kalex - 100
6 Thomas Luethi (Switzerland) Suter - 81
7 Anthony West (Australia) Speed up - 65
8 Luis Salom (Spain) Kalex - 62
9 Johann Zarco (France) Caterham Suter - 59
10 Sandro Cortese (Germany) Kalex - 58
11 Jonas Folger (Germany) Kalex - 48
12 Marcel Schroetter (Germany) Tech 3 - 44
13 Xavier Simeon (Belgium) Suter - 39
14 Alex de Angelis (San Marino) Suter - 37
15 Sam Lowes (Britain) Speed up - 33

Moto3 result
1 Alexis Masbou (France) Honda 40min59.759
2 Enea Bastianini (Italy) KTM 40min59.916
3 Danny Kent (Britain) Husqvarna 40min59.946
4 Alex Marquez (Spain) Honda 40min59.959
5 Jack Miller (Australia) KTM 40min59.976
6 Brad Binder (South Africa) Mahindra 41min00.069
7 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra 41min00.229
8 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda 41min00.308
9 Alex Rins (Spain) Honda 41min00.669
10 Isaac Vinales (Spain) KTM 41min00.768
11 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM 41min00.801
12 Niklas Ajo (Finland) Husqvarna 41min00.820
13 Niccolo Antonelli (Italy) KTM 41min00.950
14 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) KTM 41min01.568
15 Karel Hanika (Czech Republic) KTM 41min01.597

Moto3 points
1 Jack Miller (Australia) KTM - 169
2 Alex Marquez (Spain) Honda - 146
3 Efren Vazquez (Spain) Honda - 145
4 Romano Fenati (Italy) KTM - 135
5 Alex Rins (Spain) Honda - 125
6 Alexis Masbou (France) Honda - 117
7 Isaac Vinales (Spain) KTM - 96
8 Enea Bastianini (Italy) KTM - 71
9 Miguel Oliveira (Portugal) Mahindra - 71
10 Brad Binder (South Africa) Mahindra - 66
11 Danny Kent (Britain) Husqvarna - 66
12 Jakub Kornfeil (Czech Republic) KTM - 56
13 John McPhee (Britain) Honda - 45
14 Francesco Bagnaia (Italy) KTM - 42
15 Niklas Ajo (Finland) Husqvarna - 39

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