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Jun 14

Pedrosa on MotoGP pole as Marquez streak ends with crash

Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team rounds the bend during the MotoGp of Catalunya- Free Practice at Circuit de Catalunya on June 13, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

rounds the bend during the of Catalunya Free Practice at Circuit de Catalunya on June 13, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Saturday afternoon’s Q2 at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya ended with Dani Pedrosa securing pole position, ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and on row one for Sunday’s race – with Marquez suffering a late crash in the session.

At his home event, Pedrosa took his first pole since the 2013 Catalan Grand Prix with a 1:40.985s lap in the Barcelona-Catalunya heat and, in doing so, the rider ended Marquez’ successive pole run.

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May 14

MotoGP: Marquez signs two-year extension with Honda

Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team celebrates with Shuhei Nakamoto of Japan under the podium after taking third place at the MotoGp of France on May 19, 2013 in Le Mans, France.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of Spain and Team celebrates with HRC vice-president Shuhei Nakamoto of Japan after the of France in 2013. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images)

The “unbelievable” Marc Marquez is the man Honda could not say no to. Simple as that.

Confirmation that Marquez has agreed a two year contract extension, until the end of 2016, with the Honda Racing Corporation comes as no surprise.

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May 6

MotoGP: Pedrosa undergoes arm surgery in Spain

Repsol Honda Team's Spanish rider Dani Pedrosa puts his helmet on during the second MotoGP free practice of the Spanish Grand Prix at the Jerez racetrack in Jerez de la Frontera on May 2, 2014.   AFP PHOTO/ JORGE GUERRERO        (Photo credit should read Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)

Spanish rider puts his helmet on during the second free practice of the Spanish Grand Prix at the . (Photo: Jorge Guerrero/Getty Images)

Dani Pedrosa has emerged from successful surgery in order to address an issue with arm pump. The operation, on the right forearm of the Team rider, was carried out in Barcelona on Tuesday afternoon.

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May 5

MotoGP: Marquez on top again following day of testing

Marquez finishes at the top of the scoring pylon at Jerez Saturday, Sunday... and Monday. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

Marquez finishes at the top of the scoring pylon at Saturday, Sunday… and Monday. (Photo courtesy .com)

It was a familiar story at the head of the MotoGP™ test timesheet in Jerez on Monday as World Champion set the fastest lap of the post-Grand Prix workout.

’s MotoGP™ championship leader – who missed the last preseason tests due to injury – made up for lost time with a 1’38.737 best effort recorded on the 28th of 55 laps around the 4.4km Jerez circuit where he took his fourth win of 2014 on Sunday.

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May 2

MotoGP: Marquez quickest in later run, Espargaro Friday’s fastest

Jerez, Spain is the only circuit on the 2014 MotoGP calendar where Marc Marquez has yet to score a Grand Prix win. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

, Spain is the only circuit on the 2014 calendar where has yet to score a Grand Prix win. (Photo courtesy .com)

Marc Marquez was the pace setter in MotoGP™ FP2 at Jerez from and Andrea Dovizioso, but Espargaro was Friday’s fastest rider overall.

’s World Champion Marquez – who is participating in his 100th Grand Prix – led the way in the later practice at the Gran Premio bwin de España with a 1:39.757, though neither he nor his rivals were able to match Espargaro’s 1:39.357 morning best.

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