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Honda claim 63rd Constructor’s Championship in Sepang

Honda claim 63rd Constructor’s Championship in Sepang

With Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez winning in Malaysia, Honda Motor Company have won a record-extending 63 Constructors Championship across all classes.

The 2014 MotoGP™ Constructors Championship is Honda’s 21st in the premier class – eight in MotoGP and 13 in 500cc – to add to the six 350cc titles, 19 in the 250cc class, 15 in the 125cc class, and two in the 50cc category.

Honda riders have won 695 races – across all categories – a number that’s sure to continue growing.

Honda’s 2014 Repsol Honda Team riders, Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, both heavily 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. To date they have scored a combined tally of 384 points with Marquez taking Honda’s top result 13 times, Pedrosa twice and Stefan Bradl and Alvaro Bautista also contributing once each.

The Constructors Championship was won by the following point placing finishes (to date): Qatar – Marquez 25, Americas – Marquez 25, Argentina – Marquez 25, Spain – Marquez 25, France – Marquez 25, Italy – Marquez 25, Catalunya – Marquez 25, Netherlands – Marquez 25, Germany – Marquez 25, Indianapolis – Marquez 25, Czech Republic – Pedrosa 25, Great Britain – Marquez 25, San Marino – Pedrosa 16, Aragon – Bradl 13, Japan – Marquez – 20, Australia – Bautista – 10, Malaysia – Marquez 25.

Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC Executive Vice President, commented, "Once again we’ve seen a very exciting season and it’s been particularly special for our HRC Factory squad, The Repsol Honda Team. Marc showed incredible dominance at the beginning of the season after winning the first ten races in a row, and I must congratulate him on this incredible achievement! Winning his second MotoGP Championship in just his second year, and also doing so in Japan, is something I will never forget."

"Dani also did a great job this year and was in fact the first rider to beat Marc back in the Czech Republic. We were supporting him 100% to take second place in the Championship but after Phillip Island and today in Malaysia, it’s now not possible so I’m sure he will turn his focus to 2015."

"I’d like to take this chance to thank all our partners and sponsors for their ongoing valuable support, and to all our colleagues at Honda who work so hard throughout the year to give our riders the best possible chance on track. Also to all our fans around the World, this Championship is for you all! Now we head to Valencia in two weeks time where we hope to secure the Team Title and claim back-to-back Triple Crowns."

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MotoGP, 2014, SHELL ADVANCE MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GP, Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

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