Pedrosa breaks the Márquez dominance with a win in Brno
From fifth on the grid Pedrosa returned to his best form to blast through the pack and eventually take victory by 0.410s from Lorenzo in front of more than 138,000 fans. For Lorenzo it was his third successive podium result and he also produced a great ride, having started in sixth on the grid.
Rossi got his seventh rostrum result of 2014 in his 245th premier class race as he equaled the all time appearance record in the top class, pulling level with Alex Barros on that front.
With Marquez finishing fourth it is the first time this year that he did not win the race and this is the first time he has finished a MotoGP™ race off the podium. Marquez is of course still in a commanding position in the standings with a 77 point lead.
Marquez lost out in a midrace battle for third with Rossi, having earlier had a close fight with Andrea Iannone (Pramac Racing) in the opening laps – with the two former Moto2™ rivals clashing on two occasions.
Iannone would later get the better of Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) for fifth in the final stages.
The top ten was completed by Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP), Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing), Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini).
Home rider Karel Abraham (Cardion AB Motoracing) scored points in 14th, with substitute rider Leon Camier (Drive M7 Aspar) scoring his first ever MotoGP point in 15th.
A crash and subsequent retirement saw Cal Crutchlow (Ducati Team) end his race early. Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Michael Laverty (Paul Bird Motorsport) both crashed out, whilst Danilo Petrucci (IodaRacing Project) and Yonny Hernandez (Energy T.I. Pramac Racing) both retired with technical issues.
|1||26||Dani PEDROSA||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||22 Laps|
|2||99||Jorge LORENZO||SPA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||+ 00,410||+ 00,410|
|3||46||Valentino ROSSI||ITA||Movistar Yamaha MotoGP||Yamaha||+ 04,849||+ 05,259|
|4||93||Marc MARQUEZ||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Honda||+ 05,195||+ 10,454|
|5||29||Andrea IANNONE||ITA||Pramac Racing||Ducati||+ 07,185||+ 17,639|
|6||4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||+ 00,195||+ 17,834|
|7||6||Stefan BRADL||GER||LCR Honda MotoGP||Honda||+ 05,985||+ 23,819|
|8||41||Aleix ESPARGARO||SPA||NGM Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||+ 05,802||+ 29,621|
|9||38||Bradley SMITH||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||+ 00,743||+ 30,364|
|10||19||Alvaro BAUTISTA||SPA||GO&FUN Honda Gresini||Honda||+ 07,275||+ 37,639|
|11||45||Scott REDDING||GBR||GO&FUN Honda Gresini||Honda||+ 17,965||+ 55,604|
|12||51||Michele PIRRO||ITA||Ducati Team||Ducati||+ 01,123||+ 56,727|
|13||7||Hiroshi AOYAMA||JPN||Drive M7 Aspar||Honda||+ 00,181||+ 56,908|
|14||17||Karel ABRAHAM||CZE||Cardion AB Motoracing||Honda||+ 07,227||+ 1:04,135|
|15||2||Leon CAMIER||GBR||Drive M7 Aspar||Honda||+ 00,767||+ 1:04,902|
|16||15||Alex DE ANGELIS||RSM||NGM Forward Racing||Forward Yamaha||+ 15,764||+ 1:20,666|
|17||8||Hector BARBERA||SPA||Avintia Racing||Avintia||+ 03,616||+ 1:24,282|
|18||63||Mike DI MEGLIO||FRA||Avintia Racing||Avintia||+ 03,154||+ 1:27,436|
|19||23||Broc PARKES||AUS||Paul Bird Motorsport||PBM||+ 11,431||+ 1:38,867|
|RT||9||Danilo PETRUCCI||ITA||Octo IodaRacing Team||ART||+ Retired|
|RT||35||Cal CRUTCHLOW||GBR||Ducati Team||Ducati||+ Retired|
|RT||44||Pol ESPARGARO||SPA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||+ Retired|
|RT||70||Michael LAVERTY||GBR||Paul Bird Motorsport||PBM||+ Retired|
|RT||68||Yonny HERNANDEZ||COL||Energy T.I. Pramac Racing||Ducati||+ Retired|