Double DNF for Repsol Honda Team at the Indonesian GP

Double DNF for Repsol Honda Team at the Indonesian GP

Double DNF for Repsol Honda

Indonesia,16th October 2023 A weekend full of complications resulted in a disappointing double DNF for the Repsol Honda Team as Marc Marquez and Joan Mir fell while challenging for the top ten.

The Indonesian Grand Prix at Mandalika turned into a grueling affair as a third of the grid suffered falls and experienced issues. Both Repsol Honda Team riders would be unfortunate victims of the former, Marc Marquez the first to fall on lap seven and Joan Mir coming off a few laps later on lap 12. Neither rider sustained any injuries in their falls.

Marc Marquez had been running a comfortable pace inside the top ten when he fell from eighth.

Before coming off, Joan Mir looked set to author a strong comeback having charged from 19th on the grid to as high as 11th. Battling with Nakagami for top Honda honours, Mir was able to lap consistently as he made impressive forward gains. His pace looked strong enough to challenge the top six.

There’s not long to wait for a chance of redemption, the entire paddock heading directly to Australia for Round 16 at the iconic Phillip Island Circuit.

Marc Marquez (DNF)

“The weekend started in a good way but then day by day, it became more complicated. Today in the race I kept calm, I was losing a little bit of ground, but I was not panicking. The aim was to finish the race and I was riding with this in mind. Unfortunately, at one point in Turn 13 I lost the front and I couldn’t save it. A tricky crash to understand but we start thinking about Australia.”

Joan Mir (DNF)

“Look, I crashed so obviously the result is a disaster, but I could see some potential today. I made a good start but I got caught up with Morbidelli a bit. Then I was recovering and I had a good pace in the 1’31s, catching the group with Miller and these guys. The only guy doing better times in front was Martin so we really have to focus on this – it’s a positive point. I am happy for this, but obviously not happy to fall. Now we get to go straight to Phillip Island, a track I really like so hopefully we can have some more pace there and keep improving.”

Indonesian Grand Prix Results

 

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor Time/Gap
1 BAGNAIA FRANCESCO 1 ITA 25 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 41’20.293
2 VINALES MAVERICK 12 SPA 20 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 0.306
3 QUARTARARO FABIO 20 FRA 16 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.433
4 DI GIANNANTONIO FABIO 49 ITA 13 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati 6.962
5 BEZZECCHI MARCO 72 ITA 11 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati 11.111
6 BINDER BRAD 33 RSA 10 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 11.288
7 MILLER JACK 43 AUS 9 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 12.474
8 BASTIANINI ENEA 23 ITA 8 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati 12.684
9 RINS ALEX 42 SPA 7 LCR Honda Honda 22.540
10 ESPARGARO ALEIX 41 SPA 6 Aprilia Racing Aprilia 30.468
11 NAKAGAMI TAKAAKI 30 JPN 5 LCR Honda Honda 30.823
12 OLIVEIRA MIGUEL 88 POR 4 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 36.639
13 FERNANDEZ RAUL 25 SPA 3 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia 42.864
14 MORBIDELLI FRANCO 21 ITA 2 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha +4 Laps
15 ZARCO JOHANN 5 FRA DNF Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
16 MARTIN JORGE 89 SPA DNF Pramac Racing Ducati DNF
17 MIR JOAN 36 SPA DNF Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
18 FERNANDEZ AUGUSTO 37 SPA DNF Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM DNF
19 MARQUEZ MARC 93 SPA DNF Repsol Honda Team Honda DNF
20 MARINI LUCA 10 ITA DNF Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati DNF
21 ESPARGARO POL 44 SPA DNF Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM DNF

  MotoGP 2023 Sunday, October 15th 2023

 Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 BAGNAIA FRANCESCO 1 ITA 346 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
2 MARTIN JORGE 89 SPA 328 Pramac Racing Ducati
3 BEZZECCHI MARCO 72 ITA 283 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati
4 BINDER BRAD 33 RSA 211 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 ESPARGARO ALEIX 41 SPA 177 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
6 VINALES MAVERICK 12 SPA 165 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
7 ZARCO JOHANN

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