• MotoGP 2017 Review

    Marquez Wins Second Straight Riders Title Taking His Tally to 4, Honda Takes Constructors and Team Titles for the Triple Crown


    Marc Marquez entered the 2017 season as defending champion. For Honda, the season was a chance to take the triple crown for the first time in 3 years. Despite difficulties early in the season, the Hondas were strong througout the season, giving Honda the triple crown.



Machine - RC213V


RC213V
RC213V

Technical Specification

Overall length (mm) 2052
Overall width (mm) 645
Overall height (mm) 1,110
Wheelbase (mm) 1,435
Road clearance 115
Weight (kg) As per FIM regulations
Engine type liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC 4 valve, V-4
Displacement 1000
Maximum power Over 180 KW
Frame type Aluminum twin-tube
Wheels Front (inch) 17
Wheels Rear (inch) 17
Suspension Front Telescopic fork
Suspension Rear Pro-link
Fuel tank capacity (litres) 22

Riders


Repsol Honda Team

#93 Marc Márquez

Nationality : Spain

#93 Marc Márquez

#26 Dani Pedrosa

Nationality : Spain

#26 Dani Pedrosa

LCR Honda

#35  Cal Crutchlow

Nationality : United Kingdom

#35  Cal Crutchlow

Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS

#43 Jack Miller

Nationality : Australia

#43 Jack Miller

#53 Tito Rabat

Nationality : Spain

#53 Tito Rabat

Races


Round 01: Qatar

Round 01: Qatar

March 26

Marquez Solid Ride for 4th, Starts Season with Points to Defend Title

The 2017 season kicked-off at the now customary Qatar in a night race. Marquez started from 3rd on the grid, but only managed a 4th place finish due to lack of feel in the front end. Pedrosa also struggles and finishes 5th, giving Honda a less-than-stellar start to the season.

  • 1.Maverick VIÑALES (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 2.Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team)
  • 3.Valentino ROSSI (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 4.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)

Round 02: Argentina

April 9

Crutchlow 3rd on the Podium in High-attrition Race

The Argentine Grand Prix was marred with crashes: only 16 of the 23 starting grid completed the race. Cal Crutchlow, starting 3rd, battled to a superb 3rd place, while factory riders Marquez and Pedrosa slid out of the round.

  • 1.Maverick VIÑALES (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 2.Valentino ROSSI (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 3.Cal CRUTCHLOW (LCR Honda)
Round 02: Argentina

Round 03: United States

Round 03: US

April 23

Marquez Takes First Season Victory, Pedrosa First Season Podium with 3rd Place Finish

Marquez took advantage of his second pole start of the season to lead the field to his first victory, taking him up from 8th to 3rd in the championship. Pedrosa gained a position to finish 3rd, placing both Repsol Honda Team riders on the podium.

  • 1.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 2.Valentino ROSSI (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 3.Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team)

Round 04: Spain

May 7

Following Marquez’s Win in US, Pedrosa Takes First Season Victory, Marquez’s Second Place Gives Repsol Honda Team First Season 1-2 Finish

Following Marquez’s victory in the US, team-mate Pedrosa took his first season victory, pole-to-win. With Marquez’s second place finish, the Repsol Honda Team achieved its first 1-2 finish of the season.

Round 04: Spain
  • 1.Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 2.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 3.Jorge LORENZO (Ducati Team)

Round 05: France

Round 05: France

May 21

Astounding Chase Earns Pedrosa 3rd Place, Third Consecutive Podium Finish

After qualifying 13th in changeable weather conditions, Pedrosa climbs up to 7th in the first lap, and charges on to a 3rd place finish. Marquez retires after slides out of the race, as he did in qualifying.

  • 1.Maverick VIÑALES (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 2.Johann ZARCO (Monster Yamaha Tech 3)
  • 3.Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team)

Round 06: Italy

June 4

Honda Struggles in Qualifying and Race
Marquez Gains Points Despite Setup Difficulties

Honda riders struggled during qualifying under severe 28-degree heat on a 55-degree track. They failed to do much better in the race, with Marquez’s sixth place the best for Honda.

  • 1.Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team)
  • 2.Maverick VIÑALES (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 3.Danilo PETRUCCI (OCTO Pramac Racing)
  • 4.Valentino ROSSI (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 5.Alvaro BAUTISTA (Pull&Bear Aspar Team)
  • 6.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
Round 06:     Italy (Jun4)

Round 07: Catalunya

Round 01:     Catalunya (Jun11)

June 11

Marquez 2nd, Pedrosa 3rd at Second Home GP for Repsol Honda Team’s Third Double Podium

Marquez finished 2nd and Pedrosa 3rd in their home race, the Catalan Grand Prix, giving Honda its third double podium of the season. Marquez moves up to 3rd, while Pedrosa is up to 4th in the standings.

  • 1.Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team)
  • 2.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 3.Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team)

Round 08: Netherlands

June 25

Marquez Takes Second Podium, Finishes 3rd in Flag-to-flag Dutch TT

Despite downpour in the late stages turning the Dutch TT into a flag-to-flag ordeal, Marquez rode a solid race to finish 3rd, for his fourth podium of the season.

  • 1.Valentino ROSSI (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 2.Danilo PETRUCCI (OCTO Pramac Racing)
  • 3.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
Round 08: Netherlands (Jun25)

Round 09: Germany

Round 09: Germany

July 2

Marquez Pole-to-win and Second Season Victory, Takes Title Lead for the First Time in Season

Marquez won pole-to-finish his second race of the season in Germany, the last round before the Summer break. For the first time this season, Marquez leads in the overall points.

  • 1.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 2.Jonas FOLGER (Monster Yamaha Tech 3)
  • 3.Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team)

Round 10: Czech Republic

Marquez Wins Third Season Race, Pedrosa 2nd for Team’s Second 1-2 Finish

August 6

The second half of the season kicked off in the Czech Republic, with Marquez replicating his effort in Germany for a consecutive pole-to-win, his third victory of the season. Pedrosa, starting 3rd, gains a spot to finish 2nd, giving Honda another 1-2 podium.

Round 10: Czech
  • 1.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 2.Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 3.Maverick VIÑALES (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)

Round 11: Austria

Round 11:     Austria (Aug13)

August 13

Marquez 2nd After Long Duel With Dovizioso, Pedrosa 3rd for Honda’s Third Consecutive Double Podium

Although Marquez could not convert his fifth pole of the season into a win, his 2nd place finish was enough to maintain the championship lead. Pedrosa finished 3rd, the third time this season that both Repsol Honda Team riders were on the podium.

  • 1.Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team)
  • 2.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 3.Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team)

Round 12: Great Britain

August 27

Local-hero Crutchlow Starts on First Row, Barely Misses Podium with 4th Place Finish

Marquez once again started on pole position, but retired due to engine problems. Local-hero Crutchlow led the Honda field, but could not convert his 3rd grid start into a podium spot, finishing 4th in the race.

  • 1.Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team)
  • 2.Maverick VIÑALES (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 3.Valentino ROSSI (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 4.Cal CRUTCHLOW (LCR Honda)
Round 12:  Great Britain (Aug27)

Round 13: San Marino

Round 13: San marino

September 10 

Marquez’s Regains Championship Lead with First Win in Three Races

Marquez lost his championship lead in Great Britain due to a crash, but regained the top spot in San Marino by converting his 3rd place grid into his fourth victory of the season after a long and hard battle.

  • 1.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 2.Danilo PETRUCCI (OCTO Pramac Racing)
  • 3.Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team)

Round 14: Aragon

September 24

Marquez Follows Up On San Marino with Another Win, Pedrosa’s 2nd Place Demonstrates Team’s Strength at Home

Overcoming uncertainty from a crash in qualifying, Marquez won the Aragon Grand Prix after spectacular lap after lap. Pedrosa started 6th on the grid, but rose through the field earning him a 2nd place finish and the team another 1-2.

  • 1.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 2.Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 3.Jorge LORENZO (Ducati Team)
Round 14: Aragon

Round 15: Japan

Round 15: Japan

October 15

Soggy Weather at Japanese Grand Prix
Marquez Fights for the Lead, Finishes 2nd

After taking the holeshot at Honda’s home Grand Prix, Marquez battles hard for the lead. Despite missing out on another win, Marquez sent the huge Japanese crowd wild.

  • 1.Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team)
  • 2.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 3.Danilo PETRUCCI (OCTO Pramac Racing)

Round 16: Australia

Marquez’s Sixth Win of Season All But Secures Riders Title

October 22

Starting from his 7th pole position of the season Marquez struggles to maintain his lead through to the mid-stage of the race, but with 7 laps remaining breaks free to cross the checkered flag comfortably in the lead. His sixth season win all but secured the riders title.

Round 16: Australia
  • 1.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 2.Valentino ROSSI (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)
  • 3.Maverick VIÑALES (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)

Round 17: Malaysia

Round 01: Qatar

October 29

Last of Three Consecutive Race Weekends in the Rain, Marquez Finishes 4th, Title Victory Has to Wait

Marquez finished 4th in the wet Malaysian Grand Prix, and although he missed out on the riders title, it gave Honda the constructors title, and Repsol Honda Team the team title.

  • 1.Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team)
  • 2.Jorge LORENZO (Ducati Team)
  • 3.Johann ZARCO (Monster Yamaha Tech 3)
  • 4.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)

Round 18: Valencia

Last of Three Consecutive Race Weekends in the Rain,  Marquez Finishes 4th, Title Victory Has to Wait

Novenber 12

Marquez Finishes 3rd Successfully Defending Riders Crown for Fourth Title, Pedrosa Wins Second Race of the Season

Marquez started the Valencia Grand Prix from pole and led for part of the race, but switched tactics to secure the title. He crossed the finish line in 3rd, successfully defending his riders crown for his fourth MotoGP title.

  • 1.Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team)
  • 2.Johann ZARCO (Monster Yamaha Tech 3)
  • 3.Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team)

Ranking


Rider

Pos. Name (Team) Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1 Marc MARQUEZ (Repsol Honda Team) 298 13 - 25 20 - 10 20 16 25 25 20 - 25 25 20 25 13 16
2 Andrea DOVIZIOSO (Ducati Team) 261 20 - 10 11 13 25 25 11 8 10 25 25 16 9 25 3 25 -
3 Maverick VIÑALES (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) 230 25 25 - 10 25 20 6 - 13 16 10 20 13 13 7 16 7 4
4 Dani PEDROSA (Repsol Honda Team) 210 11 - 16 25 16 - 16 3 16 20 16 9 2 20 - 4 11 25
5 Valentino ROSSI (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) 208 16 20 20 6 - 13 8 25 11 13 9 16 - 11 - 20 9 11
9 Cal CRUTCHLOW (LCR Honda) 112 - 16 13 - 11 - 5 13 6 11 1 13 3 - - 11 1 8
11 Jack MILLER (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) 82 8 7 6 - 8 1 - 10 1 2 - 0 10 3 - 9 8 9
19 Tito RABAT (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS)   
35 1 4 3 - 5 5 1 4 0 0 0 4 - 1 1 0 0 6
30 Hiroshi AOYAMA (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) 0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 0 - - -

Constructor

Pos. Constructor Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1 Honda 357 13 16 25 25 16 10 20 16 25 25 20 13 25 25 20 25 13 25
2 Yamaha 321 25 25 20 13 25 20 11 25 20 16 11 20 13 13 8 20 16 20
3 Ducati 310 20 13 10 16 13 25 25 20 10 10 25 25 20 16 25 5 25 7

Team

Pos. Team Points 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
1 Repsol Honda Team 508 24 - 41 45 16 10 36 19 41 45 36 9 27 45 20 29 24 41
2
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 438
41 45 20 16 25 33 14 25 24 29 19 36 13 24 7 36 16 15
3 Ducati Team 393 25 - 17 27 23 33 38 12 13 11 38 36 16 25 35 4 45 -
4 Monster Yamaha Tech 3 258
6 21 16 21 29 12 21 2 27 10 11 10 8 7 8 13 16 20
5 OCTO Pramac Racing 188
9 17 12 14 - 20 3 20 4 9 4 8 29 2 16 5 13 3
7 Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS 117 9 11 9 - 13 6 1 14 1 2 - 4 10 4 1 9 8 15
8 LCR Honda 112
- 16 13 - 11 - 5 13 6 11 1 13 3 - - 11 1 8