Brno MotoGP: Pedrosa ends Marquez streak

By Liam Marsden -

MotoGP

 17 August 2014 13:43

Marc Marquez' 2014 winning streak came to an end at Brno as team-mate Dani Pedrosa took the top honours.

Marquez started from pole position but got a lack lustre start and was pushed down the field as factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo stretched out a lead.

Pedrosa was quick to move in to second place and reel in Lorenzo, before moving into first place and pulling away. Lorenzo was powerless and despite a last lap charge finished second, 0.410secs behind Pedrosa.

The podium was completed by Valentino Rossi who, after a long battle with Marquez, was able to pull away, although he was unable to catch Lorenzo and Pedrosa.

After the poor start Marquez struggled to find his rhythm as he was constantly under attack from Rossi, Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso in the early stages of the race.

Iannone beat Dovizioso to take fifth place in a battle which went right down to the final lap. Fellow Ducati rider Cal Crutchlow crashed out.

After a good qualifying result, Bradley Smith was unable to fight with the leaders, crossing the line in seventh place. Fellow Brit Scott Redding finished 11th.

1 25 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 166.6 42'47.800
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 166.6 +0.410
3 16 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 166.3 +5.259
4 13 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 165.9 +10.454
5 11 29 Andrea IANNONE ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 165.5 +17.639
6 10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 165.4 +17.834
7 9 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 165.1 +23.819
8 8 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 164.7 +29.621
9 7 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 164.6 +30.364
10 6 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 164.2 +37.639
11 5 45 Scott REDDING GBR GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 163.1 +55.604
12 4 51 Michele PIRRO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 163.0 +56.727
13 3 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Drive M7 Aspar Honda 163.0 +56.908
14 2 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Honda 162.5 +1'04.135
15 1 2 Leon CAMIER GBR Drive M7 Aspar Honda 162.5 +1'04.902
16  15 Alex DE ANGELIS RSM NGM Forward Racing Forward Yamaha 161.5 +1'20.666
17  8 Hector BARBERA SPA Avintia Racing Avintia 161.3 +1'24.282
18  63 Mike DI MEGLIO FRA Avintia Racing Avintia 161.1 +1'27.436
19  23 Broc PARKES AUS Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 160.4 +1'38.867