Having seen his early season podium form affected by arm pump problems at the last two rounds, Pedrosa would love nothing more than a first victory of 2014 to improve his championship standing. A victory for Honda this weekend would be the manufacture’s 100th win in MotoGP.Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, MotoGP
Mugello had it all: Rossi’s 300th Grand Prix, rain on Friday and one of the best on-track fights in living memory thanks to Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo. This time out, they’re in Barcelona and fighting for glory on home turf.
Marquez and Lorenzo spent the second half of the Italian Grand Prix trading places on various occasions and at corners where one would not have expected a pass to take place. However, it was the same man coming out on top as Marquez made it to 150 points: maximum score for the first third of the season.Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, MotoGP
The official biography of the youngest ever MotoGP World Champion, Marc Marquez, was launched in Barcelona on Wednesday.
The predecessor of Marquez as the youngest ever premier class title winner, Freddie Spencer, was in attendance at the launch presentation, having contributed a special foreword to the book, which has been written by the highly respected Spanish sports journalist Emilio Perez de Rozas.Freddie Spencer, Marc Marquez, MotoGP
It was the closest of his six sensational wins this season and one in which Marc Marquez admitted he “nearly crashed” at every corner.
That’s what happens when you engage fierce rival Jorge Lorenzo in a titanic contest for supremacy at Mugello for the Italian Grand Prix.
Lorenzo’s dramatic return to his best form forced Marquez to new heights as he won his sixth consecutive race of the season by just 0.121s after 23 absorbing laps.Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Mugello
The two Spaniards put on a great show in front of the Italian crowd, battling for the lead for several laps, only for Marquez to clinch a sixth successive victory in 2014 by 0.121s on the final lap.
Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo, Marc Marquez, MotoGP, Mugello, Valentino Rossi