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Jerez MotoGP Results

Defending champ Casey Stoner (Honda) won an exciting duel with Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) at Jerez earlier today to take the win ahead of Lorenzo in second and Dani Pedrosa (Honda) in third.

Lorenzo has a slim points lead over Stoner in the championship.  For additional details, results and points, visit the official MotoGP site.

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 157.3 45’33.897
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 157.2 +0.947
3 16 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 157.1 +2.063
4 13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 157.1 +2.465
5 11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 156.2 +18.100
6 10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 156.0 +21.395
7 9 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 155.6 +28.637
8 8 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 155.6 +28.869
9 7 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 155.3 +34.852
10 6 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 155.3 +35.103
11 5 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 155.1 +38.041
12 4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 153.2 +1’12.728
13 3 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 152.9 +1’18.669
14 2 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 152.3 +1’29.142
15 1 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 152.1 +1’32.478
16 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 151.7 +1’40.577
17 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 150.6 1 Lap

18 Comments

  1. mickey says:

    BTW for those that think nobody is interested in MotoGP anymore and that WSBK is where it’s at, should note that there were 2 posts on the recent WSBK results thread and already 16 on this thread. Menthinks MotoGP is still the pinnacle of motorcycle racing.

  2. Trpldog says:

    I can’t even imagine what Rossi and Ducati are going to do next. Now that Audi bought Ducati, Rossi now rides for VW. That ought to do something….

  3. Dale says:

    Good race.

    I think it’s too early to say there’s something up with Ben Spies. I agree that he’s usually more successful over a two race span (not long ago we saw Ben getting pipped at the line by Casey Stoner). I wonder if he likes the other Riders too much? Does he need rivalry/dislike to stoke his inner fire? I believe that the School of Mat Maladin tempered him mentally and I don’t expect him to quit fighting. I thought this would be a breakthrough year for Ben that would bring him up with or closer to “the Aliens”, we’ll see.

    Cal’s looking Real good so far… Tech 3 is going to get a podium this year!?

    Nicky looks good scrambling for all he can get on the Ducati (a wet race would be good for the Ducati team). Hopefully they can find more speed in the dry from the Duc. Rossi, to his credit, seems like he’s getting his head back into the game.

    Casey and Jorge seem to be the cream, still, beating those guys is tough.

    I’m hoping for a safe season, so far it looks let it’s going to be a good one.

  4. Gary says:

    I’d love to know how Jorge was able to close in on Stoner late in the race … only to see Casey put the hammer down in the last two laps, leaving him in the dust. I don’t know what actually happened, but here’s what it looked like: Casey deliberately slowed down, then gassed it back up, as if to say, “Made ya look! Sucker!”

  5. Provalogna says:

    Spies’ has shown nothing to indicate he will win a MotoGP championship, exactly as I predicted when he arrived in the class.

    This is of no consequence and certainly no surprise. It is a simple mathematical reality/law of averages for most competitors in this the “premier” road racing class.

    • Brian says:

      wow… I didn’t know Julian Ryder was writing in the column.
      No chance for Spies for championship? that took a crystal ball to predict.

  6. craigj says:

    The top 3 are going to be the top 3 all year. Ducati remains uncompetitive, and what is Ben’s problem this year. At least the CRT guys are competitive within their group.

  7. Tim says:

    At the end of the day, the Honda’s horsepower was too much, allowing Stoner to pull away on the straights, but at least the top two riders are battling it out. Yamaha needs to find a few more horsepower for Lorenzo and we’ll be looking at a great season.

    • MGNorge says:

      ..just as with last year but we’re obviously only two races in. Anything can happen and I wish the riders safe. From what I see the racing is similar to what we saw with the 800′s. I never thought putting everyone on 1000′s would mix it up much.

      • Tim says:

        Both races have been closer than most of the races last year, so I think there has been some improvement, but it still isn’t perfect.

  8. Pablo says:

    That was a master class by Stoner. Started from fith, passed everyone cleanly, then just as Lorenzo looked like having a chance at a passing move Stoner found some more speed! That would have to be demorilising for a lot of other riders. Does any one know what is going on with Spies?

  9. bikerrandy says:

    A pretty good race. Turned out which front tire you chose had a lot to do with your results. Usual suspects up front. At least the track stayed pretty much dry. Nicky Hayden looked good for the first few laps, but his soft front tire stopped that.

    • Pete McDonald says:

      Stoner used soft tyres.

      • bikerrandy says:

        Maybe, but just because it worked on the Honda doesn’t mean it works on other brand bikes. The riders have different styles too.

    • mickey says:

      Stayed close longer than usual. Crutchlow and Dovisioso are putting in good rides this year. Expected from Dovi, Crutchlow has been a pleasant suprise.

      This has been Nicky’s modus operandi for a while now, get in a few good laps then work his way back to a points paying finish, but further from the podium than when he started.

      I agree with the sentiment of others..what is going on with Spies?

      • Norm G. says:

        re: “what is going on with Spies?”

        also tyres. but in ben’s case just when he’s spent the past 2 years adapting to the old spec, they go and “pull the rug” out from under him so to speak and change the formulation. interesting that him and rossi appear to be suffering the most as those 2 use/used the same technique/riding style. conservation of angular momentum is the big and tall man’s secret to cutting fast laps. notice spies’ lack of elbows as of late…??? when a tyre/bike combination erodes one’s ability to harness this physical principle, they’re screwed. you are now in the know.

    • ilikefood says:

      With all the passing on the outside Hayden was doing, I’d say he was looking more than good! Too bad it didn’t last…