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MotoGP Mugello: Race Results

MotoGP Results

Dani Pedrosa rode a start-to-finish victory at Mugello on Sunday as he took his maiden win of the 2010 campaign at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM.

The Spaniard, who had only converted three of his previous fourteen premier-class pole positions into wins prior to this race, never looked like relinquishing the lead he held from turn one of the opening lap as he crossed the finish line 4.014 seconds clear of the rest of the field.

The whole of MotoGP had been rocked on Saturday by the crash of Valentino Rossi, which left the World Champion in a Florence hospital recovering from an operation to his broken right shin. However the Mugello crowd responded, with over 76,000 fans packing the hillsides, many draped in yellow and offering support to their hero Rossi.

Sporting a t-shirt on the podium in the famous yellow colour of his stricken team-mate, World Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo was unable to take advantage of his rival’s absence. The Fiat Yamaha rider was forced to settle for second place having been unable to replicate his impressive practice pace, however he still extended his lead at the top of the standings.

Undoubtedly Lorenzo will be disappointed, unable to keep tabs on Repsol Honda’s Pedrosa, whose lead had stretched to 7.309s at the mid-point of the race. Behind Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso were more closely matched, and neither was able to close down the gap to the eventual winner.

Pedrosa’s win became more secure as the final laps counted down, and it was left to Lorenzo and Dovizioso to decide the remaining podium spots.

The Fiat Yamaha rider opened up a slender advantage that he did not surrender for the remainder of the race. An emotional Dovizioso could console himself with giving the home crowd a podium to cheer in Rossi’s absence.

Much further back positions four to six remained open as Marco Melandri, Randy de Puniet and Casey Stoner exchanged blows, with Ben Spies not out of the chase either. Stoner eventually pushed his struggling Ducati to the limit to claim fourth as he beat Melandri and de Puniet in a last-lap dash.

Spies finished seventh in his first race at the circuit, with another rookie impressing in the shape of Aleix Espargaró who took eighth. Simoncelli had recovered from an early mistake in time to take ninth, with Loris Capirossi tenth.

Lorenzo now has 90 points at the top of the Championship, with Pedrosa second on 65. The absent Rossi is third on 61 with his return date unknown, whilst Dovizioso’s podium takes him to 58 in fourth.

GRAN PREMIO D’ITALIA TIM – MotoGP Race Classification

Mugello, Sunday, June 06, 2010

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 26 Dani


SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 170.4 42’28.066
2 20 99 Jorge


SPA Fiat Yamaha Team Yamaha 170.2 +4.014
3 16 4 Andrea


ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 170.0 +6.196
4 13 27 Casey


AUS Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 168.7 +25.703
5 11 33 Marco


ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 168.7 +25.735
6 10 14 Randy DE


FRA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 168.7 +25.965
7 9 11 Ben SPIES USA Monster

Yamaha Tech 3

Yamaha 168.5 +28.806
8 8 41 Aleix


SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 167.8 +40.172
9 7 58 Marco


ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 167.7 +41.394
10 6 65 Loris


ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 167.7 +42.107
11 5 7 Hiroshi


JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP Honda 167.6 +43.095
12 4 40 Hector


SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar Ducati 167.6 +43.363
13 3 5 Colin


USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 165.6 +1’14.393
14 2 19 Alvaro


SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 165.0 +1’24.389
Not Classified
    36 Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac

Racing Team

Ducati 166.7 15 Laps
    69 Nicky


USA Ducati Marlboro Team Ducati 167.4 18 Laps

Moto2 Results

Andrea Iannone (Fimmco Speed Up) won the Moto2 race by a comfortable margin, delighting the home crowd as the battle for positions two to six provided a riveting contest. Sergio Gadea eventually took second place, drafting past Simone Corsi on the run to the line, for his first rostrum in 2010. Corsi just made it as the second Italian on the podium as he rose from 26th on the grid to take third place with an incredible ride.

Swiss rider Thomas Lüthi was just 15-thousandths further back in fourth, with Championship leader Toni Elías taking fifth. Shoya Tomizawa made a late break to steal second from in amongst the fiercely contested chasing group, but his error on the penultimate lap meant he was forced to settle for sixth. The top ten was completed by Gabor Talmacsi, Yuki Takahashi, Julián Simón and Alex Debón.

Elías remains at the top of the Championship standings with 74 points, with Tomizawa staying in second on 55 and Corsi in third on 51. Gadea sits fourth on 46, whilst Iannone’s win lifts him to fifth, level on 38 points with Lüthi.

Moto2 – Race Classification

Mugello, Sunday, June 06, 2010

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 29 Andrea


ITA Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up 160.8 41’05.374
2 20 40 Sergio


SPA Tenerife 40 Pons Pons Kalex 160.7 +2.764
3 16 3 Simone


ITA JIR Moto2 Motobi 160.7 +2.799
4 13 12 Thomas


SWI Interwetten Moriwaki Moto2 Moriwaki 160.7 +2.814
5 11 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Gresini

Racing Moto2

Moriwaki 160.6 +3.404
6 10 48 Shoya


JPN Technomag-CIP Suter 160.6 +3.826
7 9 2 Gabor


HUN Fimmco Speed Up Speed Up 160.4 +7.209
8 8 72 Yuki


JPN Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 160.3 +8.377
9 7 60 Julian


SPA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 160.3 +8.584
10 6 6 Alex DEBON SPA Aeroport

de Castello – Ajo

FTR 160.3 +8.931
11 5 15 Alex DE


RSM RSM Team Scot Force GP210 160.2 +9.149
12 4 55 Hector


SPA Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 160.2 +9.991
13 3 25 Alex


ITA Caretta Technology Race Dept I.C.P. 160.0 +12.219
14 2 65 Stefan


GER Viessmann Kiefer Racing Suter 159.6 +19.110
15 1 10 Fonsi NIETO SPA Holiday

Gym G22

Moriwaki 159.6 +19.680
16   77 Dominique


SWI Technomag-CIP Suter 159.5 +19.994
17   17 Karel


CZE Cardion AB Motoracing FTR 159.2 +24.969
18   44 Roberto


ITA Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 159.2 +25.769
19   19 Xavier


BEL Holiday Gym Racing Moriwaki 158.8 +31.094
20   68 Yonny


COL Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2 158.8 +31.171
21   45 Scott


GBR Marc VDS Racing Team Suter 158.4 +37.770
22   71 Claudio


ITA Forward Racing Suter 158.3 +39.183
23   53 Valentin


FRA WTR San Marino Team ADV 158.3 +39.405
24   41 Arne TODE GER Racing

Team Germany

Suter 158.2 +40.613
25   21 Vladimir


RUS Vector Kiefer Racing Suter 158.1 +43.358
26   9 Kenny NOYES USA Jack

& Jones by A.Banderas

Promoharris 158.0 +43.997
27   8 Anthony


AUS MZ Racing Team MZ-RE Honda 157.4 +53.748
28   59 Niccolo


ITA RSM Team Scot Force GP210 157.4 +54.387
29   76 Bernat


SPA Maquinza-SAG Team Bimota 157.2 +57.035
30   88 Yannick


SPA Holiday Gym G22 Moriwaki 157.1 +58.612
Not Classified
    39 Robertino


VEN Italtrans S.T.R. Suter 158.3 3 Laps
    14 Ratthapark


THA Thai Honda PTT Singha SAG Bimota 159.6 5 Laps
    63 Mike DI


FRA Mapfre Aspar Team Suter 159.2 6 Laps
    61 Vladimir


UKR Gresini Racing Moto2 Moriwaki 159.2 6 Laps
    35 Raffaele


ITA Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 158.9 10 Laps
    75 Mattia


ITA JIR Moto2 Motobi 157.7 14 Laps
    16 Jules


FRA Forward Racing Suter 159.6 17 Laps
    80 Axel PONS SPA Tenerife

40 Pons

Pons Kalex 157.2 17 Laps
    96 Anthony


FRA Blusens-STX BQR-Moto2 154.2 18 Laps
    52 Lukas PESEK CZE Matteoni

CP Racing

Moriwaki 154.6 19 Laps
Not Starting
    5 Joan OLIVE SPA Jack

& Jones by A.Banderas

Promoharris   0 Lap

125cc GP Results

Marc Márquez took his first World Championship win in a tight 125cc race that went all the way to the wire, leading an all-Spanish podium, which was completed by Nico Terol and Pol Espargaró.

A four-way battle for the lead came about after an early break by Terol and Espargaro, with Marquez joined by Briton Bradley Smith in the chase for the lead duo. After pole holder Sandro Cortese crashed on the opening lap, the front quartet broke away in a breathless fight as the lead changed hands regularly before the end of the race.

Into a thrilling 20th and final lap, Márquez led the pack and ultimately managed to hold his slender advantage to cross the line ahead of Terol and Espargaró with Smith cruelly missing the podium in fourth. Remarkably just 0.161 seconds separated the four.

Efrén Vázquez, Randy Krummenacher, Esteve Rabat and Tomoyoshi Koyama completed the top eight, with British rider Danny Webb placing tenth.

Terol remains at the top of the standings after the race with 85 points, six ahead of Espargaró and Márquez moves to third on 57.

125cc- Race Classification

Mugello, Sunday, June 06, 2010

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 93 Marc


SPA Red Bull Ajo Motorsport Derbi 157.8 39’53.153
2 20 40 Nicolas


SPA Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 157.8 +0.039
3 16 44 Pol


SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 157.8 +0.116
4 13 38 Bradley


GBR Bancaja Aspar Team Aprilia 157.8 +0.161
5 11 7 Efren


SPA Tuenti Racing Derbi 157.1 +10.281
6 10 35 Randy


SWI Stipa-Molenaar Racing GP Aprilia 157.1 +10.364
7 9 12 Esteve


SPA Blusens-STX Aprilia 157.1 +10.562
8 8 71 Tomoyoshi


JPN Racing Team Germany Aprilia 155.4 +36.341
9 7 14 Johann


FRA WTR San Marino Team Aprilia 155.4 +36.411
10 6 99 Danny WEBB GBR Andalucia


Aprilia 155.4 +36.730
11 5 94 Jonas


GER Ongetta Team Aprilia 155.4 +36.775
12 4 5 Alexis


FRA Ongetta Team Aprilia 154.8 +45.871
13 3 78 Marcel


GER Interwetten Honda 125 Honda 154.8 +45.879
14 2 53 Jasper


NED CBC Corse Aprilia 154.8 +45.895
15 1 15 Simone


ITA Fontana Racing Aprilia 154.8 +46.060
16   51 Riccardo


ITA Junior GP FMI Aprilia 154.6 +50.305
17   84 Jakub


CZE Racing Team Germany Aprilia 154.5 +50.789
18   95 Alessandro


ITA Junior GP Racing Team FMI Aprilia 154.4 +53.145
19   98 Mattia


ITA Faenza Racing Aprilia 152.7 +1’19.447
20   97 Armando


ITA Junior GP Racing Team FMI Aprilia 152.7 +1’19.541
21   63 Zulfahmi


MAL AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 152.7 +1’19.545
22   60 Michael


NED Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta 152.6 +1’21.764
Not Classified
    23 Alberto


SPA Andalucia Cajasol Aprilia 154.8 4 Laps
    92 Luigi


ITA Junior GP Racing Team FMI Aprilia 154.7 4 Laps
    69 Louis ROSSI FRA CBC


Aprilia 154.7 6 Laps
    50 Sturla


NOR AirAsia – Sepang Int. Circuit Aprilia 153.6 8 Laps
    11 Sandro


GER Avant Mitsubishi Ajo Derbi 152.1 13 Laps
    32 Lorenzo


ITA Matteoni CP Racing Aprilia 149.5 16 Laps
    96 Tommaso


ITA Racing Team Gabrielli Aprilia 149.2 17 Laps
    72 Marco


ITA Lambretta Reparto Corse Lambretta 146.0 17 Laps
    87 Luca


ITA Ongetta Team Aprilia 141.9 19 Laps
Not Starting
    39 Luis SALOM SPA Stipa-Molenaar

Racing GP

Aprilia   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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