If exciting were the races in the Jerez Circuit Moto3 and Moto2, the MotoGP category has not been left behind. The last test of the Spanish Grand Prix of the MotoGP World Championship The victory of the Australian Repsol Honda Team has left us, Casey stoner, but keeping the tension until the end seeing if Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) would be able or not to overtake it.
And also, with one eye on the third position, with Dani pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) trying to cut tenths with the head waiting for a failure of the front and a Cal crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) very fierce that has forced the Honda to not get lost for a second if he did not want third position to be snatched from him.
At the start, Jorge Lorenzo was passed by Dani Pedrosa who took the lead in the first corner. Behind the Mallorcan was Cal Crutchlow, who did the same with Nicky Hayden. The first curves were a bit craziness, with the drivers lacking confidence due to the precarious state of the asphalt and a multitude of overtaking and changes of position.
Cal Crutchlow almost caromed when he braked around a corner and took Nicky Hayden with him. Fortunately neither of them went to the ground. Andrea Dovizioso, very attentive with the cane, took the opportunity to place third and in the next corner he also overtook Jorge Lorenzo, putting himself right in the wake of Dani Pedrosa who was gradually gaining meters.
Jorge Lorenzo did not take long to return the overtaking to Andrea Dovizioso, with a touch included and a subsequent raising of the hand, although the gesture does not make it clear if it was an apology or a clearing that you are hindering me. Each one who draws his conclusions although overtaking is in no case punishable. Today we have seen dozens of such touches.
Already in the second round (yes, all this happened in the first), Casey stoner that until then had remained behind, goes into action and is placed third and immediately second where he holds one more lap, with Jorge Lorenzo on the wheel until the Dry Sack braking of the third lap in which Dani Pedrosa is overtaken everywhere: Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo on the inside and Nicky Hayden on the outside, as he puts the bike in parallel and holds him until the next corner where with the position he has won, he places third.
Casey Stoner picks up the pace and runs away, taking with him Jorge Lorenzo, who remains about nine tenths behind. Dani pedrosa, as he recognized at the end of the degree, fell asleep behind Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso thinking it was going to rain. By the time he reacted it was too late and the two in front had gotten away too much.
Ahead, the difference between Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo remained between seven and nine tenths and Dani Pedrosa, already in third position, joined him Cal crutchlow as a traveling companion showing that neither the Qatar race nor the training sessions they are the result of chance and this year is very strong.
The race went into a period of stagnation at that time, until lap nine in which Casey Stoner made a little mistake that cost him five tenths and allowed Jorge Lorenzo to stick to him. However, it gave the impression that the Yamaha one never got close enough to him to overtake him and was limited to marking him closely. Behind, Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow began to cut time.
Later it was Jorge Lorenzo who made the little mistake that distanced him again and although he caught him again, with two laps to go Casey Stoner hit a jerk with which he nailed the Yamaha, who could do nothing to win for the victory. Behind, Dani Pedrosa failed to catch up with them and he did the last lap defensively, avoiding being overtaken by the British and climbing to the third box of the podium.
From behind, although in the first laps they were more or less all together, they were splitting into various groups. Andrea Dovizioso went from more to less and he was almost hit by Álvaro Bautista, who had a very good career fighting at the beginning with Stefan Bradl. Nicky Hayden would finally finish eighth, just ahead of Valentino Rossi who also had his pluses and minuses with Héctor Barberá.
Ben Spies again very bad, eleventh and fighting much of the race with Randy de Puniet who was the best CRT until he had to retire, leaving the honor of victory in this category to the Spanish Aleix Espargaró.
Jorge Lorenzo maintains the lead of the general classification provisional with 45 points, four more than Casey Stoner who is now second. Dani Pedrosa is third with 36. The best CRT is that of Aleix Espargaró with five points.
MotoGP GP Spain race classification:
|Pos.||No.||Pilot||Country||Team||Motorcycle||Time / Difference|
|1||1||Casey STONER||AUS||Repsol Honda Team||Sling||45’33.897|
|2||99||Jorge LORENZOR||SPA||Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||+0.947|
|3||26||Dani PEDROSA||SPA||Repsol Honda Team||Sling||2.063|
|4||35||Lime CRUTCHLOW||GBR||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||2.465|
|5||4||Andrea DOVIZIOSO||ITA||Monster Yamaha Tech 3||Yamaha||18.100|
|6||19||Alvaro BAUTISTA||SPA||San Carlo Honda Gresini||Sling||21.395|
|7||6||Stefan BRADL||GER||LCR Honda MotoGP||Sling||28.637|
|8||69||Nicky HAYDEN||USES||Ducati team||Ducati||28.869|
|9||46||Valentino ROSSI||ITA||Ducati team||Ducati||34.852|
|10||8||Hector BARBERA||SPA||Pramac Racing Team||Ducati||35.103|
|11||11||Ben spies||USES||Yamaha Factory Racing||Yamaha||38.041|
|12||41||Aleix ESPARGARO||SPA||Power Electronics Aspar||ART||+1’12.728|
|13||9||Danilo PETRUCCI||ITA||Came IodaRacing Project||Ioda||+1’18.669|
|14||54||Mattia PASINI||ITA||Speed master||ART||+1’29.142|
|15||22||Ivan SILVA||SPA||Avintia Blusens||BQR||+1’32.478|
|16||5||Colin EDWARDS||USES||NGM Mobile Forward Racing||Suter||+1’40.577|
|17||17||Karel ABRAHAM||CZE||Cardion AB Motoracing||Ducati||1 Lap|
|18||14||Randy DE PUNIET||FRA||Power Electronics Aspar||ART||2 laps|
|19||77||James ELLISON||GBR||Paul Bird Motorsport||ART||3 laps|
|20||51||Michele PIRRO||ITA||San Carlo Honda Gresini||FTR||9 Laps|
|21||68||Yonny HERNANDEZ||CABBAGE||Avintia Blusens||BQR||0 Lap|