Motorcycle Racing News Jerez: MotoGP, Moto2, 125 GP Results

Jerez: MotoGP, Moto2, 125 GP Results

MotoGP

Jorge Lorenzo branded today’s Gran Premio bwin de España at Jerez "a beautiful race" after edging out his compatriot Dani Pedrosa to take the win in front of an enthusiastic Spanish crowd.

Pedrosa brought his Repsol Honda home in second place, to make it a Spanish one-two, with reigning World Champion Valentino Rossi rounding out the podium in third. The 25 points secured today move Lorenzo to the top of the championship standings.

His traditional lightning start to the race saw pole holder Pedrosa lead into the first turn, with Rossi making up two places from the grid to move into second place. Nicky Hayden also got a good start from the second row of the grid to slot into third place as the field headed towards turn two.

Loris Capirossi’s race ended at the last turn on lap three, as the veteran Italian pushed just a little too hard, lost the front and crashed uninjured. Aleix Espargaro also crashed shortly after, but was able to return to the race following running repairs in pit lane.

Ben Spies was the next casualty, pitting and retiring from the race after struggling with a front tyre problem on his Yamaha M1 while running in the top ten.

As the midway point of the race approached Pedrosa was leading well at a second-and-a-half ahead of Rossi, with Lorenzo a further two seconds back. The fight for seventh place was a close one, with San Carlo Honda Gresini team-mates Marco Melandri and Marco Simoncelli battling one another amongst a group of five riders.

At the same time Lorenzo was closing the gap on Rossi and on lap 21 passed his teammate before turning his focus to fellow countryman, Pedrosa. From there a superb duel developed between the two Spaniards.

With two laps to go Lorenzo caught up with the factory Honda rider and made his move to pass, but Pedrosa held his line and the two almost touched as the excitement continued to increase.

In the end it came down to the last lap and as Pedrosa drifted wide at the Dry Sack corner while trying to defend his line Lorenzo swept through to assume the lead, which he held to the chequered flag. Crossing the line the Fiat Yamaha rider was 0.543s ahead of Pedrosa, with Rossi placing third to complete the podium.

Lorenzo promptly celebrated his win by jumping fully clothed into the lake in the centre of the Jerez circuit…

Jorge Lorenzo says: "I saw the lake on Thursday and thought it would be funny to jump in. I think the fans liked it, but I didn’t really think about how heavy I’d be with wet leathers and for a minute I thought I wasn’t going to get out," declared Lorenzo. "The dream nearly turned into a nightmare."

The Fiat Yamaha rider was eventually rescued by marshals and returned to pit lane to continue the victory celebrations.

"After a bad start I rode like a demon to get the front and I had a great fight with Dani when I eventually caught him. When I tried to pass him the first time we nearly crashed, but I knew I had to try again on the final lap. I know it’s better to win races calmly from the front; today I had to fight on every lap," concluded the new Championship leader.

Completing the top five were Ducati Marlboro riders Nicky Hayden, who repeated his fourth spot from Qatar, and Casey Stoner, with Andrea Dovizioso taking sixth place.

Mika Kallio completed an impressive rise from last place on the grid to take seventh, with Melandri, Randy de Puniet and Álvaro Bautista also placing inside the top ten.

Moto GP Jerez de la Frontera, Sunday, May 02, 2010

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 99 Jorge

LORENZO

SPA Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 158.2 45’17.538
2 20 26 Dani

PEDROSA

SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.2 +0.543
3 16 46 Valentino

ROSSI

ITA Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 158.1 +0.890
4 13 69 Nicky

HAYDEN

USA Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 157.7 +9.015
5 11 27 Casey

STONER

AUS Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 157.6 +10.034
6 10 4 Andrea

DOVIZIOSO

ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 156.9 +23.144
7 9 36 Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac

Racing Team

Ducati 156.2 +34.489
8 8 33 Marco

MELANDRI

ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 156.2 +34.687
9 7 14 Randy

DE PUNIET

FRA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 156.1 +36.160
10 6 19 Alvaro

BAUTISTA

SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 156.1 +36.791
11 5 58 Marco

SIMONCELLI

ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 156.1 +37.155
12 4 5 Colin

EDWARDS

USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 156.0 +38.260
13 3 40 Hector

BARBERA

SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar Ducati 156.0 +38.371
14 2 7 Hiroshi

AOYAMA

JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP Honda 154.7 +1’02.052
15 1 41 Aleix

ESPARGARO

SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 136.4 3 Laps
Not Classified
    11 Ben SPIES USA Monster

Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha 154.8 20 Laps
    65 Loris

CAPIROSSI

ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 151.6 25 Laps

Moto2

An eventful Moto2 race saw Toni Elías take his first Grand Prix victory since his win in Estoril back in 2006 after a shortened 17-lap contest following a pile-up on the second lap of the original race.

A coming together between Simone Corsi and Shoya Tomizawa at the Dry Sack corner saw the Japanese rider slide out and deposit fuel on the track surface, which brought down a number of following riders. The race was red flagged and then restarted 30 minutes later, after some frantic work in pit lane to repair the bikes that had been involved in the crash.

With 42 riders fighting for position and all lapping within one second of each other more crashes were inevitable, with Karel Abraham, Andrea Iannone and Joan Olivè all early fallers.

Kenny Noyes was the first rider to get to the front and then try to gap the pursuing pack but, try as he might, the American simply couldn’t escape from the clutches of Toni Elias, Thomas Lüthi and championship leader, Tomizawa. With six laps to go, nine riders were still in with a chance of victory.

Overtaking moves were not in short supply as the frontrunners constantly pushed one another, and as the final laps approached Elias, Tomizawa, Lüthi and Takahashi weree nose to tail.

To the delight of the Spanish crowd it was Elías who pulled off a double overtake to take the chequered flag, 0.190s ahead of Tomizawa who maintains his Championship lead with his podium finish. Lüthi, at a further seven-thousandths behind completed the top three in a fantastic grandstand finish, as he moved into third place in the overall standings.

Takahashi and Corsi both finished inside the top five. Sergio Gadea followed Corsi home, meaning the top six riders were all former Grand Prix winners. Noyes, Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar), Gabor Talmacsi (Fimmco Speed Up), and Yonny Hernández (Blusens-STX) completing the top ten.

Moto2 Jerez de la Frontera, Sunday, May 02, 2010

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Gresini

Racing Moto2

Moriwaki 150.5 29’58.726
2 20 48 Shoya

TOMIZAWA

JPN Technomag-CIP Suter 150.5 +0.190
3 16 12 Thomas

LUTHI

SWI Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Moriwaki 150.5 +0.261
4 13 72 Yuki

TAKAHASHI

JPN Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 150.4 +0.558
5 11 3 Simone

CORSI

ITA JIR Moto2 Motobi 150.4 +1.449
6 10 40 Sergio

GADEA

SPA Tenerife 40 Pons Pons Kalex 150.4 +1.496
7 9 9 Kenny NOYES USA Jack

& Jones by A.Banderas

Promoharris 150.3 +2.215
8 8 60 Julian

SIMON

SPA Mapfre Aspar Team RSV 150.3 +2.576
9 7 2 Gabor

TALMACSI

HUN Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up 150.2 +3.825
10 6 68 Yonny

HERNANDEZ

COL Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2 149.9 +6.691
11 5 16 Jules

CLUZEL

FRA Forward Racing Suter 149.8 +8.123
12 4 44 Roberto

ROLFO

ITA Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 149.5 +11.965
13 3 77 Dominique

AEGERTER

SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 149.5 +12.190
14 2 65 Stefan

BRADL

GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Suter 149.5 +12.295
15 1 8 Anthony

WEST

AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 149.4 +12.545
16   45 Scott

REDDING

GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 149.4 +12.678
17   14 Ratthapark

WILAIROT

THA Thai Honda PTT Singha SAG Bimota 149.4 +13.548
18   71 Claudio

CORTI

ITA Forward Racing Suter 149.2 +15.642
19   80 Axel PONS SPA Tenerife

40 Pons

Pons Kalex 149.1 +16.740
20   35 Raffaele

DE ROSA

ITA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 148.9 +19.368
21   10 Fonsi NIETO SPA Holiday

Gym G22

Moriwaki 148.8 +20.956
22   63 Mike DI

MEGLIO

FRA Mapfre Aspar Team RSV 148.7 +21.129
23   61 Vladimir

IVANOV

UKR Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 147.9 +31.224
24   39 Robertino

PIETRI

VEN Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 147.9 +31.275
25   6 Alex DEBON SPA Aeroport

de Castello – Ajo

FTR 147.8 +33.283
26   52 Lukas PESEK CZE Matteoni

CP Racing

Moriwaki 147.7 +34.090
27   76 Bernat

MARTINEZ

SPA Maquinza-SAG Team Bimota 147.3 +38.705
28   17 Karel

ABRAHAM

CZE Cardion AB Motoracing RSV 147.3 +39.384
29   41 Arne TODE GER Racing

Team Germany

Suter 146.9 +43.839
30   92 Amadeo

LLADOS

SPA Llados Racing Team AJR 146.7 +46.896
31   53 Valentin

DEBISE

FRA WTR San Marino Team ADV 146.7 +47.080
32   25 Alex

BALDOLINI

ITA Caretta Technology Race Dept I.C.P. 146.6 +47.216
33   88 Yannick

GUERRA

SPA Holiday Gym G22 Moriwaki 146.6 +47.777
34   95 Mashel

AL NAIMI

QAT Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2 145.9 +56.595
Not Classified
    91 Ivan MORENO SPA Andalucia

Cajasol

Moriwaki 146.6 9 Laps
    59 Niccolo

CANEPA

ITA RSM Team Scot Force GP210 140.5 9 Laps
    75 Mattia

PASINI

ITA JIR Moto2 Motobi 145.9 11 Laps
    55 Hector

FAUBEL

SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 142.5 15 Laps
Not Starting
    29 Andrea

IANNONE

ITA Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up   0 Lap
    5 Joan OLIVE SPA Jack

& Jones by A.Banderas

Promoharris   0 Lap

125CC GP

Pol Espargaró kicked off the Spanish domination of all three classes at today’s Gran Premio bwin de España by taking a hard fought win and led an all-Spanish 125cc podium at Jerez, ahead of Nico Terol and Esteve Rabat.

There was immediate drama before the opening lap had been completed, as pole position holder and one of the strong favourites for victory on home soil Marc Márquez crashed out, sustaining a dislocation in his right arm in the process.

The early stages of the race saw a group of five riders establish themselves as the main competitors for the podium, and by the midway point it was still Terol , Espargaró, Efrén Vázquez, Sandro Cortese and Tito Rabat who were challenging one another at the front of the race.

Cortese’s chances of securing a podium finish ended around lap 16 when the suspension linkage on the rear of his bike broke and he eventually finished in a very creditable 11th place with no rear suspension. Shortly after Cortese dropped back Vázquez crashed out, leaving Espargaró, Terol and Rabat to sort out the final podium positions between them.

Coming into the final lap Espargaró pulled a gap on his pursuers to take the win ahead of Championship leader Terol, who maintains his lead in the overall standings, with Rabat a further 13 seconds back. Bradley Smith took fourth place at the track at which he won last season, with Tomoyoshi Koyama completing the top five.

Alberto Moncayo (Andalucia Cajasol) was sixth as he added another Spanish name to the top ten, with Johann Zarco (WTR San Marino Team), Randy Krummenacher (Stipa-Molenaar Racing), Alexis Masbou (Team Ongetta) and Jasper Iwema (CBC Corse) also securing top-ten finishes.

125cc GP Jerez de la Frontera, Sunday, May 02, 2010

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 44 Pol

ESPARGARO

SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 146.7 41’36.146
2 20 40 Nicolas

TEROL

SPA Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 146.6 +1.886
3 16 12 Esteve

RABAT

SPA Blusens-STX Aprilia 145.8 +15.180
4 13 38 Bradley

SMITH

GBR Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 145.7 +17.110
5 11 71 Tomoyoshi

KOYAMA

JPN Racing Team Germany Aprilia 145.3 +25.069
6 10 23 Alberto

MONCAYO

SPA Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia 145.2 +26.860
7 9 14 Johann

ZARCO

FRA WTR San Marino Team Aprilia 145.1 +27.102
8 8 35 Randy

KRUMMENACHER

SWI Stipa-Molenaar Racing GP Aprilia 145.1 +28.465
9 7 5 Alexis

MASBOU

FRA Ongetta Team Aprilia 145.0 +28.963
10 6 53 Jasper

IWEMA

NED CBC Corse Aprilia 143.3 +58.830
11 5 11 Sandro

CORTESE

GER Avant Mitsubishi Ajo Derbi 143.1 +1’03.035
12 4 78 Marcel

SCHROTTER

GER Interwetten Honda 125 Honda 143.0 +1’04.722
13 3 26 Adrian

MARTIN

SPA Aeroport de Castello – Ajo Aprilia 143.0 +1’04.841
14 2 84 Jakub

KORNFEIL

CZE Racing Team Germany Aprilia 143.0 +1’05.248
15 1 39 Luis SALOM SPA Lambretta

Reparto Corse

Lambretta 142.8 +1’09.300
16   57 Isaac

VIÑALES

SPA Catalunya Racing Team Aprilia 142.7 +1’09.540
17   87 Luca

MARCONI

ITA Ongetta Team Aprilia 141.3 +1’34.926
18   58 Joan

PERELLO

SPA SAG Castrol Honda 140.9 +1’42.695
19   59 Johnny

ROSELL

SPA SAG Castrol Honda 140.4 +1’51.484
20   63 Zulfahmi

KHAIRUDDIN

MAL AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 140.4 +1’51.525
21   80 Quentin

JACQUET

FRA Stipa-Molenaar Racing GP Aprilia 140.3 1 Lap
22   72 Marco

RAVAIOLI

ITA Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta 140.1 1 Lap
Not Classified
    94 Jonas

FOLGER

GER Ongetta Team Aprilia 145.0 1 Lap
    99 Danny WEBB GBR Andalucia

Cajasol

Aprilia 145.1 2 Laps
    7 Efren

VAZQUEZ

SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 146.6 5 Laps
    60 Michael

VAN DER MARK

NED Team Sachsenring Aprilia 140.0 8 Laps
    69 Louis ROSSI FRA CBC

Corse

Aprilia 141.0 9 Laps
    51 Riccardo

MORETTI

ITA Fontana Racing Aprilia 141.3 18 Laps
    50 Sturla

FAGERHAUG

NOR AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 129.9 22 Laps
    32 Lorenzo

SAVADORI

ITA Matteoni CP Racing Aprilia   0 Lap
    93 Marc

MARQUEZ

SPA Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi   0 Lap

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

Marc Marquez: 4 – Yes 4 – More Years with Honda MotoGP

Yes - you read that correctly. Marc Marquez has extended his contract with Honda Racing Corporation by four years - something we don't often see...

2020 Indian Scout 100th Anniversary Review (9 Fast Facts)

2020 is a big year for the Indian Scout as Indian Motorcycle celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Scout. It started in 1920 with...

2020 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy 30th Anniversary Review (8 Fast Facts)

The Harley-Davidson Fat Boy grows up in 2020. The petite 107 is dropped, and you have only one motor choice for The Plump One—the...

2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Test at Portimão & Algarve Streets

The 2020 KTM 1290 Super Duke R makes no bones about what it was designed to do, with nearly every aspect of it being conducive to collecting tickets as if they were merit badges.

Honda VF700C Magna : One of the Hondas that Harley Built (Tariff Bike)

Say what? Harley built Hondas? Well, no, not in so many nuts and bolts. But back in the early 1980s, Harley-Davidson did take some actions that led directly to a series of bikes from Japanese motorcycle manufacturers as a result. They are sometimes referred to as the “tariff bikes.”

2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro Review (27 Fast Facts)

The 2020 Triumph Tiger 900 Rally and Rally Pro are the English marque’s brand-new off-road-focused adventure motorcycles. The pair are part of the all-new...