Honda claim 62nd Constructor’s Championship

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Yesterday Marc Marquez has claimed his first MotoGP World Championship of his career, in his maiden season, by taking victory in the Valencia Grand Prix.

Honda Motor Company have won a record-extending 62nd Constructors Championship with the second position of Dani Pedrosa and third position of Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC213V) at the Valencia GP.

The 2013 MotoGP Constructors Championship was Honda’s 20th in the premier class – seven in MotoGP and thirteen in 500cc – to add to the six 350cc titles, nineteen in the 250cc class, fifteen in the 125cc class, and two in the 50cc category. Honda riders have won 667 races, a number that’s sure to continue growing.

Honda’s 2013 Repsol Honda Team riders, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, both contributed to the Constructors Championship which is calculated by the result of the highest placed motorcycle of a Constructor, according to the position in the race. They scored a c ombined tally of 389 points with Marc taking Honda’s top result eleven times, and Dani Honda’s top points-earner seven times. Honda satellite rider, Alvaro Bautista also contributed to the tally with his 4th place finish in Aragón, after Marc’s result was cancelled due to his contact with Dani.

A Honda rider finished on the podium in every race this season and the Constructors Championship was won by the following placed finishes: Qatar – Marquez 16, Americas – Marquez 25, Spain – Pedrosa 25, France – Pedrosa 25, Italy – Pedrosa 20, Catalunya – Pedrosa 20, Netherlands – Marquez 20, Germany – Marquez 25, USA – Marquez 25, Indianapolis – Marquez 25, Czech Republic – Marquez 25, Great Britain – Marquez 20, San Marino – Marquez 20, Aragon – Bautista 13, Malaysia – Pedrosa 25, Australia – Pedrosa 20, Japan – Marquez 20, Valencia – Pedrosa 20.

Tetsuo Suzuki
HRC President
Senior Managing Officer and Director of Honda R&D co.,ltd

“This has been a very exciting season for our HRC Factory outfit, the Repsol Honda Team, with both Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa fighting for the title and challenging in every race possible. We, as Honda, celebrate our third successive Constructors Championship and 62nd in our history which I am very proud of, this is a wonderful accomplishment. My congratulations go to our rookie Marc on an outstanding performance and his achievement in winning the MotoGP World Championship in his maiden season, breaking many records along the way. Dani was unfortunate to sustain an injury in Sachsenring and thus making the remainder of his season very hard to close the gap I&r squo;m sure he will be ready to fight again in 2014! I would like to thank everyone at Honda and HRC and all our sponsors and technical partners for their valuable support and input this season, also to all our fans around the World, we appreciate all your support!”

Source: HRC

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