Pedrosa Ends Marquez’s Winning Streak
BRNO, Czech Republic – Dani Pedrosa won for the first time since Malaysia last year as he ended the MotoGP winning streak of Marc Marquez Sunday at the Brno Circuit.
From fifth on the grid Pedrosa blasted through the pack and eventually take victory by .410 of a second over Jorge Lorenzo in front of more than 138,000 fans. For Lorenzo it was his third consecutive podium result and he also produced a great ride, having started sixth on the grid.
Valentino Rossi got his seventh podium 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.
Marquez finished fourth and 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 when completing the entire event. Marquez is still in a commanding position in the standings with a 77 point lead.
Marquez lost out in a mid-race battle for third with Rossi, having earlier had a close fight with Andrea Iannone in the opening laps. Iannone would later get the better of Andrea Dovizioso for fifth in the final stages.
The top 10 was completed by Stefan Bradl, Aleix Espargaro, Bradley Smith and Alvaro Bautista.
Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez, Andrea Iannone, Stefan Bradl, Aleix Espargaro, Bradley Smith, Alvaro Bautista, Scott Redding, Michele Pirro, Hiroshi Aoyama, Karel Abraham, Leon Camier, Alex De Angelis, Hector Barbera, Mike Di Meglio, Broc Parkes, Danilo Petrucci, Cal Crutchlow, Pol Espargaro, Michael Laverty, Yonny Hernandez.