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Catalunya Moto GP Results

The home track advantage proved too much for the opponents of Spanish riders Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) and Dani Pedrosa (Honda) who finished in first and second in today’s MotoGP race at the Catalunya circuit.  Coming home in third was Andrea Dovizioso (Yamaha).  Casey Stoner (Honda) finished fourth . . . off the podium for the first time since Jerez last year.

Lorenzo leads the championship points.  For additional details, results and points, visit the official MotoGP site.

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 164.4 43’07.681
2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 164.1 +5.003
3 16 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 163.8 +9.361
4 13 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 163.8 +9.544
5 11 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 163.6 +12.506
6 10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 163.5 +13.948
7 9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 163.3 +17.555
8 8 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 162.9 +23.478
9 7 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 162.5 +30.410
10 6 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 162.3 +32.897
11 5 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 162.1 +36.144
12 4 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 160.9 +56.229
13 3 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 160.2 +1’08.054
14 2 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 160.1 +1’08.775
15 1 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 160.0 +1’10.483

12 Comments

  1. Provalogna says:

    For no extra charge, and for this race only, MotoGP offers an asterisk next to Spies’ name…coulda, shoulda, mighta, woulda. Unfortunately, Spies’ contract specifies bonus for results, not asterisks.

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    • ReflexTowing says:

      Any chance you can provide that contract for us to read? I’m sure it would be very interesting… ;-)

      He got a fantastic start, which had to do something to boost his probably fragile confidence. Not to mention clawing his way back through the pack. A little more patience and he may have had a podium spot. It’s a pity. Be interesting to see what happens next, as always.

      Lorenzo looked incredible. Poor little Dani – he looked to be on the edge of control fighting to stay ahead of Jorge. Always the bridesmaid…

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  2. Dennis says:

    In case anyone forgot to check(or didn’t watch the race), Spies crashed out while battling for the lead and fought back to the position he finished in.
    While not stellar, who knows, maybe he would have finished far if not for the crash.
    Don’t count him out so soon.

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  3. Provalogna says:

    Ben Spies, 4th of 4 Yamahas, factory ride finished behind the two Monster Tech 3 Yamahas…the fat lady clears her throat.

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  4. Gary says:

    Great race. Lorenzo held a master clinic, stalking Pedrosa before sealing the deal. I get the feeling there is something about the move to the new format that makes setup very critical. No doubt teams are coming to grips with new parameters and variables. I don’t know how else to explain the inconstencies … most notably with Stoner and Spies. The only two consistent riders have been the two Spaniards. Lorenzo is looking more and more like this year’s champ. If so, it will be interesting to see if Stoner follows through on retirement.

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  5. Tim says:

    I’ve thought for the past 2 or 3 years that Lorenzo is the best rider on the grid followed closely by Stoner. I’m not sure Stoner is fully engaged in racing at this point. That’s unfortunate, if that’s the case.

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  6. mickey says:

    Hard to beat Pedrosa to the first turn isn’t it? He has a difficulty sustaining the winning pace however. Ben sure went for it, but probably could have used a little patience and passed cleaner. Looked good for a lap and a half. Apparently the CRT’s don’t slow them up too much when one can get back on the track and pass their way from last up to 10th place. Lorenzo was again patient and flawless.He’s going to be hard to beat with his consistancy. Hayden/Rossi/Dovi and Crutchlow are going to be battling all season I’m afraid. Looks like there will be three distinct battles going on this season, the Japanese factory guys, the sattelite guys along with Rossi and Hayden and the CRT guys.

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  7. John A. Kuzmenko says:

    Ben got closer to a good result.
    Must be the sophomore curse (2nd season on the factory team).

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