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Valencia MotoGP Results

Honda’s Dani Pedrosa made a brilliant run from a pit lane start to victory at the Valencia MotoGP race earlier today. ┬áThe pit lane start was necessitated by Pedrosa’s switch from rain tires to slicks following the warm-up lap. ┬áPedrosa caught early race leader, and new champ, Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) midway through the race, and then passed him after Lorenzo suffered a huge highside crash (he appeared uninjured). Following Pedrosa home more than 1/2 a minute back was second place Katsuyuki Nakasuga (Yamaha) and third place Casey Stoner (Honda). Stoner also changed tires during the race.

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 149.0 48’23.819
2 20 21 Katsuyuki NAKASUGA JPN Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 147.0 +37.661
3 16 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 145.9 +1’00.633
4 13 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 145.8 +1’02.811
5 11 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 144.6 +1’26.608
6 10 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 144.5 +1’30.423
7 9 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 144.4 +1’31.789
8 8 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 143.5 1 Lap
9 7 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 143.1 1 Lap
10 6 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 142.9 1 Lap
11 5 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 141.1 1 Lap
12 4 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 138.3 2 Laps
13 3 73 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Avintia Blusens BQR 136.7 2 Laps
14 2 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 132.6 3 Laps

3 Comments

  1. Patrick D says:

    Rossi finishes with Ducati with a whimper. It’s been a disaster for both parties, and in one slight positive (for him) is that he’s starting out on the Yamaha with no expectations from the public. Oh, and the countless millions he was paid for doing not-very-well.
    It’s been a very bad experience for Ducati for sure. Whilst they mightn’t have done everything VR and JB wanted, there’s no doubt that he has given them directions and they’ve ended up nowhere other than being a (realistic) target for CRT machines.
    Well done especially to Katsuyuki and Pirro for theuir outstanding results.

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  2. mickey says:

    Nasty high side and “oh crap” wobble prior to it. Glad he walked away from it. Pedrosa was brilliant coming from the pits to the lead. What a competitor. When the announcer said Crutchlow was going to finish his highest ever, second, I told my wife he had just Jinxed him and sure enough a minute later Crutchlow gets spit off and nearly runs over himself. Cal is going to be a great rider someday if he doesn’t bust himself up first.

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  3. Jason M. says:

    That was a nasty crash by Lorenzo, glad he wasn’t hurt. I was really happy for Nakasuga, it looked like a podium was a dream come true for him.

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