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

Jerez: MotoGP, Moto2, 125 GP Results


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 151.6 25 Laps


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


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


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


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


ITA JIR Moto2 Motobi 150.4 +1.449
6 10 40 Sergio


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


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


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


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


FRA Forward Racing Suter 149.8 +8.123
12 4 44 Roberto


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


FRA Mapfre Aspar Team RSV 148.7 +21.129
23   61 Vladimir


UKR Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 147.9 +31.224
24   39 Robertino


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


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


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


SPA Llados Racing Team AJR 146.7 +46.896
31   53 Valentin


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


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


SPA Holiday Gym G22 Moriwaki 146.6 +47.777
34   95 Mashel


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


Moriwaki 146.6 9 Laps
    59 Niccolo


ITA RSM Team Scot Force GP210 140.5 9 Laps
    75 Mattia


ITA JIR Moto2 Motobi 145.9 11 Laps
    55 Hector


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


SPA Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia 145.2 +26.860
7 9 14 Johann


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


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


FRA Ongetta Team Aprilia 145.0 +28.963
10 6 53 Jasper


NED CBC Corse Aprilia 143.3 +58.830
11 5 11 Sandro


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Aprilia 145.1 2 Laps
    7 Efren


SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 146.6 5 Laps
    60 Michael


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


Aprilia 141.0 9 Laps
    51 Riccardo


ITA Fontana Racing Aprilia 141.3 18 Laps
    50 Sturla


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


ITA Matteoni CP Racing Aprilia   0 Lap
    93 Marc


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. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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