Motorcycling - Marquez run at an end as Pedrosa wins Czech Moto GP

AFPAugust 17, 2014
Motorcycling - Marquez run at an end as Pedrosa wins Czech Moto GP
Repsol Honda Team's Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa celebrates on the podium after the Moto GP of the Czech Republic's Grand Prix on August 17, 2014 in Brno, Czech Republic. Pedrosa won the race ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo (2nd) and Yamaha Factory MotoGP's Italian rider Valentino Rossi (3rd). AFP PHOTO / MICHAL CIZEK (AFP Photo/MICHAL CIZEK)

- Marc Marquez's hopes of setting a record 11 straight MotoGP wins ended on Sunday as Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa of Spain won the Czech Republic Moto GP in Brno.

Pedrosa, who also won at Brno in 2012, finished the 22 laps on the dry 5.4-kilometre (3.36-mile) circuit in 42min 47.800sec, ahead of Yamaha duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, with Marquez finishing fourth.

Marquez was looking to become the first premier class rider ever to win the 11 opening races of a season.

Marquez, who failed to make it to the podium for the first time since Australia last year, now tops the championship with 263 points, 77 ahead of Pedrosa and 90 ahead of Rossi.


AFP