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Motegi MotoGP Results

Dani Pedrosa (Honda) took another win today in Motegi to close slightly the points lead in the championship enjoyed by Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) who finished second.  Alvaro Bautista (Honda) finished third.  Casey Stoner (Honda), in his first race back from injury, could manage no better than fifth place, as he tired during the second half of the race.

With no one currently able to challenge Jorge Lorenzo for a weekly podium spot, it is beginning to appear that he can cruise to the title with three rounds remaining.  For additional details, results and points visit the official MotoGP site here.

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 162.6 42’31.569
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 162.3 +4.275
3 16 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 162.1 +6.752
4 13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 161.5 +16.397
5 11 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 161.3 +20.566
6 10 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 161.0 +24.567
7 9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 160.9 +26.072
8 8 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 160.3 +36.724
9 7 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA JPN Yamaha YSP Racing Team Yamaha 160.3 +36.794
10 6 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 158.2 +1’10.729
11 5 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 157.9 +1’15.658
12 4 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 157.5 +1’22.769
13 3 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 157.3 +1’24.968
14 2 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 157.1 +1’29.388
15 1 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 156.8 +1’34.612
16 84 Roberto ROLFO ITA Speed Master ART 155.8 +1’50.853

4 Comments

  1. mickey says:

    People may think Lorenzo is just safely cruising to the championship, but real champions want to prove they are the fastest. Pedrosa may be the best rider to never win a championship. One more win this year and he’ ll have won twice as many races this season alone, than Hayden has won in his MotoGP career.

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  2. Vrooom says:

    Just can’t believe Crutchlow ran out of gas like that. He was working so hard to get on the podium, it was crushing.

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  3. Dave says:

    Bautista finishing within 2.5 sec. of Lorenzo is the most interesting thing about the race to me. Had he not been battling w/Cal it could’ve been closer?

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  4. Jason says:

    Poor Cal, the battle he had with Bautista was the only interesting thing going on that race. Dani desperately needs Casey as a points buffer to catch up but doesn’t look like he can pull it off coming off that injury. Too bad.

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