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2011 Grand Prix motorcycle racing

Discussion in 'Other Motorsports' started by Jay Adgie, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Jay Adgie

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    Pedrosa on top after day one

    By Liam Marsden -MCN
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    13 March 2011 20:48

    Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa finished the first test under the floodlights at Qatar on top to conitune Honda's dominance of pre season testing.
    Team-mate Casey Stoner set the second fastest time with San Carlo Honda rider Hiroshi Aoyama rounding out the top three.
    Ben Spies was the top Yamaha in fourth, ahead of champion Jorge Lorenzo in fifth and Colin Edwards in sixth.
    Valentino Rossi was top Ducati in eighth place, despite a crash early on in the test.
    Lone Brit Cal Crutchlow finished the test 16th, ahead of Toni Elias.

    1. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 1m 56.271s (41)
    2. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1m 56.414s (32)
    3. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 56.444s (59)
    4. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 56.563s (38)
    5. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 56.682s (60)
    6. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 56.742s (42)
    7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 56.780s (56)
    8. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 57.038s (57)
    9. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 57.137s (57)
    10. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1m 57.143s (39)
    11. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 57.226s (57)
    12. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 57.302s (61)
    13. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 1m 57.325s (69)
    14. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1m 57.437s (56)
    15. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 57.499s (49)
    16. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 57.737s (51)
    17. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 58.250s (65)
     
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    Stoner continues Honda dominance

    By Liam Marsden - MCN
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    14 March 2011 20:36

    Casey Stoner ensured Honda continued dominating pre season testing by posting the fastest lap on the second day at Qatar.
    The Aussie set a lap time of 1:55.681, just over half a second slower than the lap that put him on pole position at last year's race aboard the factory Ducati.
    Team-mate Dani Pedrosa finished second, but American Ben Spies crashed the Honda party to record the third fastest time.

    Honda riders Marco Simoncelli and Andrea Dovizioso rounded out the top five.
    The surprise of the day was Randy De Puniet, who managed to post the sixth fastest time onboard his Pramac Racing Ducati ahead of World Champion Jorge Lorenzo in seventh.
    Valentino Rossi could only managed 13th, after the Italian took another tumble onboard the Ducati.
    Brit Cal Crutchlow finished 15th despite crashing an injuring his hand.

    1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1m 55.681s (46)
    2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 1m 55.745s (39)
    3. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 56.294s (45)
    4. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 56.433s (70)
    5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 56.439s (58)
    6. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1m 56.445s (67)
    7. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 56.707s (48)
    8. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 56.716s (57)
    9. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 56.726s (68)
    10. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 56.740s (73)
    11. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 1m 56.798s (62)
    12. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 56.931s (63)
    13. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 56.988s (50)
    14. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1m 57.345s (62)
    15. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 57.730s (28)
    16. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 57.846s (49)
    17. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 58.536s (57)
     

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  3. Koray Can

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    Let it begin. 4 Hondas that can make podium. 2 Yamahas that can win. Endless Rossi drama because of the still ailing shoulder and unimpressive Ducati. It's going to be an awesome season. I'm pulling for Aoyama for the Japanese people.
     
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    Casey Stoner dominates first practice


    Finally the season kicks off this weekend and i think its going to be a cracker.....:D


    By Matthew Birt -MCN
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    17 March 2011 17:54

    Casey Stoner carried his ominous pre-season form into the new MotoGP world championship season in Qatar tonight, the Aussie topping the timesheets at the end of opening free practice at the Losail International Circuit.
    The Aussie, who dominated the final two winter tests in Malaysia and Qatar, finished with a best time of 1.55.752 to finish a massive 0.610s ahead of Spanish team-mate Dani Pedrosa.
    The Repsol Honda rider, who is bidding for his fourth win in five years at the floodlit Losail International Circuit, needed just three laps to break into the 1.55s with a 1.55.920 putting him a massive 1.280s clear in the early stages.
    He was the only rider to duck under the 1.56 barrier with Pedrosa’s best of 1.56.362 putting him second ahead of compatriot Hector Barbera on the Aspar Ducati.

    Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo was unhappy with the set-up of his YZR-M1 machine during the two-night test in Doha earlier this week.
    And the Spaniard appeared to struggle again tonight as he spent the majority of the session in sixth place and behind the pace of Texan team-mate Ben Spies.
    Lorenzo was only seventh fastest at the end of the session and his quickest time of 1.56.586 was 0.834s off Stoner.
    Spies was sixth fastesti having been dropped out of the top five in the dying moments by Valentino Rossi.
    Rossi, who was only 13th in the Qatar test earlier this week after two crashes, posted his best lap of 1.56.749 on his 19th and final lap to finish 0.727s adrift of Stoner. Compatriot Marco Simoncelli was fourth.

    British rider Cal Crutchlow rode through the pain barrier to finish in a respectable 14th position.
    The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider lost the tip of his left little finger only three days ago after trapping his hand under the handelbar of his YZR-M1 machine at Turn 10 during the recent test.
    The 2009 World Supersport champion ended with a best time of 1.57.429 to finish ahead of fellow rookie Karel Abraham, factory Suzuki rider Alvaro Bautista and reigning Moto2 world champion Toni Elias.
    He was only 0.063s slower than Loris Capirossi and just over 0.5s from the team-mate Colin Edwards in 10th.

    1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1m 55.752s
    2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 1m 56.362s
    3. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 1m 56.421s
    4. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 56.441s
    5. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 56.479s
    6. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 56.493s
    7. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 56.586s
    8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 56.592s
    9. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1m 56.790s
    10. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 56.879s
    11. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 56.910s
    12. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 56.987s
    13. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1m 57.366s
    14. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 57.429s
    15. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 57.821s
    16. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 58.528s
    17. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 59.087s
     

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    Casey Stoner continues dominant form

    By Matthew Birt -MCN
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    18 March 2011 16:04

    Casey Stoner continued his unrivalled domination of the Qatar MotoGP weekend into a second night this evening, the Aussie comfortably heading the timesheets at the end of second practice at a windswept Losail International Circuit.
    The Australian was typically fast immediately out of the garage, his second lap putting him under the 1.56 barrier, which only Repsol team-mate Dani Pedrosa managed to achieve in the 45-minute session.

    Stoner’s third lap of the Doha circuit was a 1.55.457 that remained unchallenged for the remainder of the session. The 2007 world champion ended 0.397s clear of Spaniard Pedrosa with his best time 0.3s quicker than the 1.55.752 he managed on the opening night.
    Under the spectacular Losail International Circuit floodlights, Pedrosa was in the shadow of his team-mate yet again and like last night he had to settle for second place. He clocked a best time of 1.55.854.

    Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies stopped it being a complete HRC romp by edging out Andrea Dovizioso for fourth spot.
    The Texan set a best time of 1.56.116 to finish a further 0.262s behind Pedrosa in third.
    Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo was fifth quickest, the Spaniard finishing just 0.039s clear of Colin Edwards.

    Cal Crutchlow had a morale-boosting second session, the British rider claiming his best result to date on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 machine.
    He was as high as seventh at one stage and finished eighth with a best time of 1.56.518 - the first time he's finished inside the top ten in official practice or testing.
    His time was nearly a second quicker than last night, as he continues to ride in considerable pain having lost the top of his left little finger in a crash during the two-night test session in Qatar earlier this week.

    The 2009 World Supersport champion edged out Valentino Rossi by 0.014s, with the Italian only able to clock a best time of 1.56.532.
    That was 1.075s behind Stoner and marginally slower than the time that secured him fifth spot last night.
    Toni Elias continues to be the surprise straggler in the field, the LCR Honda looking horribly out-of-sorts to finish with a best time of 1.58.801.
    That was nearly 3.5s behind Stoner and 1.118s behind rookie Karel Abraham in 16th.


    1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1m 55.457s
    2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 1m 55.854s
    3. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 56.116s
    4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 56.172s
    5. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 56.220s
    6. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 56.259s
    7. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 56.378s
    8. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 56.518s
    9. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 56.532s
    10. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 56.626s
    11. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1m 56.688s
    12. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 1m 56.735s
    13. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 56.790s
    14. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 56.833s
    15. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1m 57.304s
    16. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 57.683s
    17. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 58.801s
     

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  6. Koray Can

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    Stoner did a 1:55.0 in practice 3, 0.15 ahead of Pedrosa. Everybody else is in the dust cloud. Dovi off by 0.8, followed by JLo and Spies.

    Factory Ducatis are behind TWO privateer Ducatis.

    Bautista fell off near the end and fractured his lemur. Suzuki are now looking for a replacement rider because their reserve rider John Hopkins is in the USA.

    Tony Elias looked very slow.
     
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    This is exactly what happened last year, Stone dominated practise and everyone wasd thinking "How much is he going to win the championship by this year, he can't be stopped!" Then, 3 laps in he bit the dust and his race was over. He will most likely take pole today, but I'm still not convinced he will take the win on Sunday night.
     
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    Stoner starts from pole

    By Liam Marsden -MCN
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    19 March 2011 18:11

    Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner will start the first race of the 2011 season on pole after setting the fastest time during qualifying today.
    Team-mate Dani Pedrosa was the only other rider who could come close to Stoner's time and will start from second on the grid, ahead of reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo.

    Marco Simoncelli set the fourth fasest time, after languishing mid pack for most of the session before improving in the final moments.

    Brit Cal Crutchlow will start his first MotoGP race from eighth on the grid, ahead of Valentino Rossi in ninth and team-mate Colin Edwards in 10th.

    1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1m 54.137s
    2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 1m 54.342s
    3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 54.947s
    4. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 54.988s
    5. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 55.095s
    6. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 1m 55.223s
    7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 55.229s
    8. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 55.578s
    9. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 55.637s
    10. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 55.647s
    11. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1m 55.656s
    12. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 55.724s
    13. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 55.881s
    14. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1m 56.323s
    15. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 56.665s
    16. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 57.992s
     

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  9. Ross Balfour

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    Fantastic qually sessions today, in Moto2 and in Moto GP! Great to see the battle between Dani and Casey, will be interesting to see how Jorge and Ben, or even Valentino will join the championship hunt, roll on tomorrow :thumb:
     
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    Stoner takes first honda win

    By Liam Marsden -MCN
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    20 March 2011 19:44

    Repsol Honda new boy Casey Stoner topped off a perfect weekend at Qatar by taking victory in the first MotoGP race of 2011.
    Team-mate Dani Pedrosa got the holeshot, only for Stoner to take the lead after a couple of laps.

    Pedrosa got past Stoner again and looked to be too fast for the Aussie at one point, but Stoner managed to get back past his team-mate and gap the Spaniard.

    Reigning World champion Jorge Lorenzo then had Pedrosa in his sights, and after swapping positions several times managed to hold his position to finish second, with Pedrosa in third.

    Hondas completed the top five, with Andrea Dovizioso and Marco Simoncelli in fourth and fifth respectively.

    Ducati rider Valentino Rossi finished in seventh place, having battled with Ben Spies for most of the race, who finished sixth.

    Brit Cal Crutchlow finished his first MotoGP race in 11th place after passing Hector Barbera on the final lap.

    1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 42m 38.569s
    2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 42m 42.009s
    3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 42m 43.620s
    4. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 42m 44.511s
    5. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 42m 45.927s
    6. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 42m 49.037s
    7. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 42m 55.000s
    8. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 43m 4.862s
    9. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 43m 5.985s
    10. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 43m 7.489s
    11. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 43m 13.108s
    12. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 43m 13.398s
    13. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 43m 16.526s
     

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  11. Ryan Callan

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    The ridiculously small grid is so disappointing this year, will only be following this season through news articles from now on.
     
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    yeah the grid is very small indeed. And it seems there is also a big gap between the different manufactors.
    does anybody now why the ducati is limping behind ?
    still hoping for a good season.
     
  13. Ross Balfour

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    It takes only 2 to have a great race, but there's about 7/8 riders who have race winning machinery this year, compared to about 4 in F1 and WRC. If Moto GP isn't your fancy, watch Moto2 - the best racing I have ever watched!
     
  14. Koray Can

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    Moto2 is indeed insane. A grid of 39 with 10-12 riders who can finish just about anywhere.

    Ducati limped behind through most of the last season as well. It was very late in last season (Aragon?) where they picked up the pace and Stoner started to win again. This year they have a lot of personnel shuffled with Stoner and his engineers out and Rossi and his engineers in. Rossi is still quite hurt and I think that hurt Ducati in preseason development. They will get better and probably even win, but it's not clear to me whether Rossi will be a title contender.
     
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    Stoner on top in FP1

    By Liam Marsden -MCN
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    01 April 2011 10:30

    Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner set the fastest time during the first free practice session at Jerez today, continuing the dominating form he showed at the opening round in Qatar.
    Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa posted the second fastest time, while fellow team-mate Andrea Dovizioso posted the sixth fastest time before a big crash on his final lap. Dovizioso was able to walk away unhurt.
    Ducati rider Valentino Rossi got off to a positive start at the Spanish circuit, setting the third fastest time, half a second behind Stoner.
    Italian rider Marco Simoncelli and world champion Jorge Lorenzo complete the top five.
    British rider Cal Crutchlow ended the session in 14th place, ahead of Toni Elias, Loris Capirossi and John Hopkins, who replaces the injured Alvaro Bautista on the lone Suzuki machine.

    1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1m 39.551s
    2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 1m 39.579s
    3. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 40.077s
    4. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 40.176s
    5. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 40.420s
    6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 40.429s
    7. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 40.887s
    8. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 41.063s
    9. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1m 41.064s
    10. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 41.233s
    11. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 41.398s
    12. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 1m 41.601s
    13. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 41.816s
    14. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 41.949s
    15. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 42.157s
    16. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1m 42.313s
    17. John Hopkins USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 42.538s
     

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    Should be a cracker of a race, qualifying is running now with 10 minutes to go as I type this and it's mental!
     
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    Stoner takes pole despite late crash

    I think its going to be a good battle between Pedrosa and Stoner....:)


    By Liam Marsden -MCN
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    02 April 2011 13:56

    Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner has continued his dominance of the 2011 MotoGP season with pole position at Jerez.
    The Aussie took pole position within the last moments of the session before dropping his bike in the gravel at turn one.
    Team-mate Dani Pedrosa was unable to better Stoner's time despite several very close laps at the end of the session. Pedrosa will start from second on the grid.
    Champion Jorge Lorenzo will start from third on the grid after holding pole position for the majority of the session. Team-mate Ben Spies will head the second row in fourth.
    Valentino Rossi continued to struggle on the Ducati and could ony manage to post the 12th fastest time after crashing at turn eight only 10 minutes into the session.
    Tech 3 Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow will start from ninth on the grid behind team-mate Colin Edwards in eighth.

    1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team 1m 38.757s
    2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team 1m 38.915s
    3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 38.918s
    4. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 39.390s
    5. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 39.486s
    6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 1m 39.709s
    7. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 1m 39.892s
    8. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 39.895s
    9. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 40.019s
    10. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 40.168s
    11. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 40.175s
    12. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1m 40.185s
    13. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 1m 40.217s
    14. John Hopkins USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1m 40.310s
    15. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 1m 40.523s
    16. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 40.601s
    17. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda MotoGP 1m 41.114s
     

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    Lorenzo wins wet crash fest

    What an action packed race that was, fantastic stuff..........:D

    By Liam Marsden -MCN
    03 April 2011 13:51

    Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo has won the Jerez MotoGP in wet conditions by 19 seconds ahead of compatriot Dani Pedrosa in a race which only had 12 finishers.
    Casey Stoner got the holeshot and pulled away on the first lap, with Jorge Lorenzo in second, but neither rider was able to stop Italian Marco Simoncelli taking the lead and opening up a gap.
    Meanwhile Valentino Rossi was on a charge for the front, running faster than the leaders. Rossi attempted to pass Stoner into turn one on lap eight, but lost the front on his Ducati and collected the Honda rider.

    Stoner was unable to restart the race, but Rossi remounted to finish a remarkable fifth.
    Despite having a commanding lead, Simoncelli also lost the front at turn one a few laps later to hand Lorenzo the lead. But the action wasn't over there.
    Ben Spies managed to pull back several seconds on Dani Pedrosa, who was now second, and after a few laps overtake the Spaniard, only to crash out several corners later.
    This moved Colin Edwards up into third place, only for Edwards to run into the gravel at turn one, also ending his race prematurely. This in turn pushed Hayden on to the podium, who kept it upright to score his first podium on a Ducati.
    Cal Crutchlow was riding extremely well and at one stage was upto fifth, until he too lowsided at turn one, but the Brit remounted and brought his Tech 3 Yamaha home in eighth.

    1 25 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 141.0 50'49.046
    2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 140.1 +19.339
    3 16 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 139.7 +29.085
    4 13 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 139.6 +29.551
    5 11 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 138.2 +1'02.227
    6 10 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 137.9 +1'08.440
    7 9 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 137.7 +1'14.120
    8 8 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 137.4 +1'19.110
    9 7 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 136.4 +1'42.906
    10 6 21 John HOPKINS USA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 136.2 +1'48.395
    11 5 65 Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 136.0 +1'51.876
    12 4 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 133.6 1 Lap
     

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    AMazing race, best in about 2 years.. everylap had something happen in it, couldn't take my eyes off it. Rossi was a bit unlucky to lose the front and Stoner was even more unlucky to be hit off, but amazing race!
     
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    Must agree what an awsome race for a change its been as dull as f1 racing recently, crutchlow was unlucky he could have had a podium if he stayed on, saying that it could have been anyones lol.

    Stoners comment to rossi was a bit cheeky, i'm sure stoner took out rossi a few years ago doing the same thing.