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Misano MotoGP Results

A victory by Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha), coupled with a DNF by Dani Pedrosa (Honda) at Misano earlier today substantially increased the likelihood that Lorenzo will take a second title this year.  Lorenzo’s points lead surged from 13 to 38 as a result.

Valentino Rossi rode to a somewhat surprising second place finish on his Ducati, finishing ahead of Alvaro Bautista (Honda).  Bautista narrowly nipped Andrea Dovizioso (Yamaha) at the line.  Ben Spies (Yamaha) finished a close fifth.

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 159.8 42’49.836
2 20 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 159.6 +4.398
3 16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 159.5 +6.055
4 13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 159.5 +6.058
5 11 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 159.4 +7.543
6 10 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 159.0 +13.272
7 9 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 157.3 +40.907
8 8 56 Jonathan REA GBR Repsol Honda Team Honda 157.2 +43.162
9 7 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 155.6 +1’09.627
10 6 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 155.4 +1’13.605
11 5 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 155.2 +1’16.695
12 4 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 155.1 +1’19.073
13 3 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 155.1 +1’19.408
14 2 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 152.0 1 Lap
15 1 44 David SALOM SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 150.7 1 Lap

8 Comments

  1. mickey says:

    Strange race. I’m one of the few that have been pulling for Dani. Too bad. He’s one hell of a MotoGP racer and deserves a Championship. Jorge can virtually cruise his way to the Championship now. Not that I don’t think Jorge deserves it because he does, smooth, fast, smart, and safe..hard combo to beat. As far as Rossis 2 nd place, Im happy for him. Im not saying he’s back yet. He finished 2 nd in a 7 bike field. Lets see what he does next year on the Yamaha before declaring him competitive again. Same for Rea. Happy for him, but he’d have finished 11th or 12 th had everyone stayed on 2 wheels. I wish him well in the future. Happy for Bautista too, hard fought podium finish down to the wire. I always appreciated his efforts on he uncompetitive Suzuki.

    Sure would like to see Suzuki and Kawasaki fielding teams again….and get rid of the CRTs.

    • mickey says:

      or as a buddy of mine so aptly put it…

      “I feel bad for Pedrosa. I feel bad for the championship.

      Not overly happy for Rossi either. Second place is good, but tarnished somewhat by the fact that it essentially was a 7 bike field. Plus, Hayden is riding with a hand injury, so that leaves a total of 6 bikes who had even a shadow of a chance in hell of standing on the podium. So that amounts to half the field gets to stand on the podium.”

  2. Jason says:

    Racing is racing but it still feels like Dani was robbed. Unless Lorenzo crashes out or has mechanical problems this season just went from dull to super super dull. Rossi made a great showing on his Dudcati but he wouldn’t have even been on the podium if the aliens were all there.

  3. TomS says:

    It was good to see Rossi riding like he was enjoying it, and it was obvious that he was confident in his bike – something we haven’t seen much this season. And Ben Spies – he was riding faster than anyone on the track those last few laps, but it wasn’t quite enough to get him all the way through the 3-4-5 pack of Bautista, Dovizioso, and Bradl (although he did manage to pick off Bradl).

    I imagine Dani was quite disappointed. That incident could well have cost him the championship.

  4. Simon says:

    I remember a previous article on here which said Vale was all but washed up??
    I said then and I say now when he is happy on a bike he is still up there and all the doubters should not be so quick to judge one of the greatest of all time.

  5. Gutterslob says:

    Strange race indeed. Real bunch of sadistic gremlins following Pedrosa today. Don’t think I’ve ever seen a brake locking-on to a tyre-warmer before. Weird.

    Shout-out for Rae. Not brilliant in that he finished last of the prototypes, but it’s a green surface (plus there was still some oil on track from the Moto2 race) with a new bike, so it wasn’t too bad. At least he finished.

    Moto2 was a thriller. Lead changed 4 or 5 times on the final lap. I realize many still have doubts over the quality of the Moto2 field, but you can’t fault the series for entertainment.

  6. Brinskee says:

    What a strange race. Awesome to see Rossi get on the podium in the dry! Nice to see Ben have an incident free race.