Double DNF in Barcelona for Repsol Honda Team

Double DNF in Barcelona for Repsol Honda Team

06.06.2021: Gran Premi de Catalunya MotoGP 2021 Round 7 The MotoGP paddock arrived to dark clouds hanging over the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya but the rain remained at bay. After a productive morning Warm up,

Gran Premi de Catalunya
MotoGP 2021   Round 7



The MotoGP paddock arrived to dark clouds hanging over the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya but the rain remained at bay. After a productive morning Warm up, where Pol Espargaro finished sixth and Marc Marquez eighth, the scene was set for the Catalan GP.



Marquez was aggressive from the off in the race, working hard to advance up the order and not let the leaders escape. By lap three, Marquez’s RC213V was up to sixth and looking strong. Unfortunately a mistake at Turn 10 would cost Marquez his race as he fell, unable to re-join.


Pol Espargaro had an equally difficult Grand Prix, crashing at Turn 5 early in the race after a busy start. It was a disappointing end to a tricky weekend for Espargaro who had shown flashes of speed throughout.



Both Repsol Honda Team riders escaped injury in their falls and will be back out on track tomorrow, Monday, for a one day test before having a week off to refocus before the German GP on June 20.   
    


       
    
Marc Marquez  93
DNF  



“My intention today was to start well and push because I thought maybe the others would try to manage their tyres. I gave everything in the beginning because if I didn’t do this, I wouldn’t have slept well today. Ok, I crashed but I showed to myself that I can do it, so this was one positive.


Instead of finishing in 12th or 13th place, today was the day to take some risks. Tomorrow we have a test, it’s an important day – more important than today. We keep working and never give up.”         

    
       
    
Pol Espargaro  44
DNF  


“We are having a tough time, we crashed in the race. We chose the hard tyre which was the best tyre given the conditions that we saw today but we are struggling with grip and we are losing time from this. It was a frustrating race, but we need to keep positive and keep working.


 We need to turn the situation around, there’s still over half the championship to go. Tomorrow there’s a test and we are looking for big solutions.”         

    
       
    
Catalan Grand Prix


1    OLIVEIRA Miguel     88    POR    25    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    4021.749
2    ZARCO Johann     5    FRA    20    Pramac Racing    Ducati    0.175
3    MILLER Jack     43    AUS    16    Ducati Lenovo Team    Ducati    1.990
4    QUARTARARO Fabio     20    FRA    13    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha    4.815
5    MIR Joan     36    SPA    11    Team Suzuki Ecstar    Suzuki    5.325
6    VINALES Maverick     12    SPA    10    Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP    Yamaha    6.281
7    BAGNAIA Francesco     63    ITA    9    Ducati Lenovo Team    Ducati    8.175
8    BINDER Brad     33    RSA    8    Red Bull KTM Factory Racing    KTM    8.378
9    MORBIDELLI Franco     21    ITA    7    Petronas Yamaha SRT    Yamaha    15.652
10    BASTIANINI Enea     23    ITA    6    Avintia Esponsorama    Ducati    19.297
11    MARQUEZ Alex     73    SPA    5    LCR Honda    Honda    21.650
12    MARINI Luca     10    ITA    4    SKY VR46 Avintia    Ducati    22.533
13    NAKAGAMI Takaaki     30    JPN    3    LCR Honda    Honda    27.833
14    MARTIN Jorge     89    SPA    2    Pramac Racing    Ducati    29.075
15    SAVADORI Lorenzo     32    ITA    1    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia    40.291
16    LECUONA Iker     27    SPA    0    Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing    KTM    DNF
17    ROSSI Valentino     46    ITA    0    Petronas Yamaha SRT    Yamaha    DNF
18    ESPARGARO Aleix     41    SPA    0    Aprilia Racing Team Gresini    Aprilia    DNF
19    MARQUEZ Marc     93    SPA    0    Repsol Honda Team    Honda    DNF
20    PETRUCCI Danilo     9    ITA    0    Tech 3 KTM Factory Racing    KTM    DNF
21    ESPARGARO Pol     44    SPA    0    Repsol Honda Team    Honda    DNF
    
    


       
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