MotoGP Silverstone: Finishing Orders

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MotoGP

World Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo took victory from pole position at the AirAsia British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday as he stretched his lead at the top of the standings to 37 points over Andrea Dovizioso, who placed second in the race. Ben Spies achieved his first MotoGP podium with third place.

Lorenzo flew off from pole position as he and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) immediately engaged in a duel which saw them swap the early lead on the opening lap a number of times. Randy de Puniet (LCR Honda), Dovizioso (Repsol Honda) and Nicky Hayden (Ducati) were all involved as well, whilst Casey Stoner (Ducati) suffered misfortune as he dropped to dead last from his starting position of sixth as the riders entered the first turn.

Marco Melandri suffered disappointment as he crashed out on the opening lap, but his San Carlo Honda Gresini team-mate Marco Simoncelli enjoyed better fortunes as he climbed positions.

Lorenzo wasted little time in finding a rapid rhythm and by lap seven his advantage at the head of the race was a substantial one at over five seconds. Meanwhile Dovizioso and De Puniet ignited an intense contest for second spot, with Hayden hot on their tails. Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Spies was also making progress as he moved through to enter the top five and latched onto the chase for a podium spot.

Midway through the race Stoner’s lap times were almost identical to race leader Lorenzo’s, but in eighth place he was forced to chase down Pedrosa and the Australian found it hard work trying to pass the Spaniard. He eventually managed to do so on lap 13, and then proceeded to make up further ground.

Loris Capirossi’s race was ended early when the Rizla Suzuki rider crashed out at Copse as he ran off and fell whilst trying to overtake Héctor Barberá (Páginas Amarillas Aspar). At the front end Dovizioso, De Puniet and Hayden were separated by less than half a second as they continued their tactical tussle for the final two podium spots – Spies keeping a tag on as well – with Lorenzo’s lead by now an unassailable one.

With three laps to go Hayden and Spies both managed to pass De Puniet, and Stoner scented the chance to get in the hunt. He soon made a move on the Frenchman to slot into fifth in a rousing finale.

The final lap provided a fitting climax as Spies got through on Hayden at Farm Curve to take third spot, a position he held to the finish whilst ahead Lorenzo crossed the line first. Dovizioso’s second place was his fourth podium finish and best result of the season, with Spies completing the top three for a first Grand Prix podium.

Ducati duo Hayden and Stoner took fourth and fifth after fine individual rides, with De Puniet sixth. Rookie Simoncelli took his best premier class result to date with seventh, as Pedrosa finished eighth. The top ten was completed by Colin Edwards (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) and Aleix Espargaró (Pramac Racing).

Absent from the race was Hiroshi Aoyama (Interwetten Honda MotoGP) who attended hospital to assess his condition following a crash in the morning warm up session. World Champion Valentino Rossi (Fiat Yamaha) also remains out whilst he recovers from his broken right leg.

MotoGP Results: Silverstone, Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12599Jorge
LORENZO
SPAFiat Yamaha TeamYamaha170.441’34.083
2204Andrea
DOVIZIOSO
ITARepsol Honda TeamHonda169.9+6.743
31611Ben SPIESUSAMonster
Yamaha Tech 3
Yamaha169.9+7.097
41369Nicky
HAYDEN
USADucati TeamDucati169.9+7.314
51127Casey
STONER
AUSDucati TeamDucati169.9+7.494
61014Randy DE
PUNIET
FRALCR Honda MotoGPHonda169.8+9.055
7958Marco
SIMONCELLI
ITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda169.4+14.425
8826Dani
PEDROSA
SPARepsol Honda TeamHonda169.3+15.313
975Colin
EDWARDS
USAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha168.5+27.954
10641Aleix
ESPARGARO
SPAPramac Racing TeamDucati167.5+42.394
11540Hector
BARBERA
SPAPaginas Amarillas AsparDucati167.5+43.365
12419Alvaro
BAUTISTA
SPARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki167.5+43.408
13336Mika KALLIOFINPramac
Racing Team
Ducati167.5+43.580
Not Classified
65Loris
CAPIROSSI
ITARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki167.17 Laps
Not Starting
33Marco
MELANDRI
ITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda0 Lap

Moto2

Jules Cluzel celebrated the first win of his World Championship career after a stunning Moto2 race, riding his Forward Racing Suter to victory ahead of Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Moriwaki Racing) and Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar).

From the start Fonsi Nieto (G22 Holiday Gym) flew up to third from tenth on the grid as he wasted no time in pushing his way forward, and with the pack tightly bunched on the opening lap there were a pair of fallers as front row starter Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) and Simone Corsi (JiR Moto2) – third in the Championship standings before the race – collided and crashed out.

The Forward Racing pair of Claudio Corti and Cluzel, who started from the front two spots on the grid, became embroiled in a battle with Nieto at the head of the race, a fight which Simón soon became involved in as Nieto’s challenge faded shortly after.

Cluzel, Corti and Simón threatened to become slightly detached at the front as the scrap for fourth involving a host of riders took place, but Lüthi and Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) – who had fallen to 17th after the start – began to regain ground as they swallowed up track behind the trio.

Lüthi’s superb pace meant that by lap 12 of 18 a gap that had stood at almost two seconds to the front three had been diminished as he and Redding caught the leading group, making for a fantastic final third of the race which became a marvellous five-way contest.

Former 125cc World Champion Lüthi pushed his way to the front as he rode an unforgiving and admirable race and with two laps to go Corti crashed out as he lost his Suter bike going through Turn 8, the entry to the chicane approaching Club. The Italian returned to the race to finish 30th.

The final lap provided great drama and as Lüthi ran wide going into the corner where Corti had crashed shortly before Cluzel went through on him to take the lead, holding it until the finish line to take his debut World Championship win. Lüthi and Simón both took their second podiums of the campaign with second and third places respectively, with Redding achieving his best result of the season so far with fourth in his home GP.

Debón, Shoya Tomizawa (Technomag-CIP), Mike di Meglio (Mapfre Aspar), Xavier Simeon (Holiday Gym G22), Dominique Aegerter (Technomag-CIP) and Championship leader Toni Elías (Gresini Racing Moto2) completed the top ten, as Yonny Hernández (Blusens-STX) and Alex Baldolini (Caretta Technology Race Dept) both crashed out on the final lap.

Elías remains at the top of the Championship standings on 80 points, with Tomizawa still second on 65. Lüthi climbs to third on 58, with Simón and Corsi both on 51 in fourth and fifth.

Moto2 Results: Silverstone, Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12516Jules
CLUZEL
FRAForward RacingSuter162.139’19.472
22012Thomas
LUTHI
SWIInterwetten Moriwaki Moto2Moriwaki162.1+0.057
31660Julian
SIMON
SPAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter162.1+0.322
41345Scott
REDDING
GBRMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter162.1+0.520
5116Alex DEBONSPAAeroport
de Castello – Ajo
FTR161.7+5.271
61048Shoya
TOMIZAWA
JPNTechnomag-CIPSuter161.7+5.377
7963Mike DI
MEGLIO
FRAMapfre Aspar TeamSuter161.7+5.484
8819Xavier
SIMEON
BELHoliday Gym G22Moriwaki161.7+5.709
9777Dominique
AEGERTER
SWITechnomag-CIPSuter161.4+10.240
10624Toni ELIASSPAGresini
Racing Moto2
Moriwaki161.4+10.411
11510Fonsi NIETOSPAHoliday
Gym G22
Moriwaki161.4+10.701
12429Andrea
IANNONE
ITAFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up161.4+10.741
13314Ratthapark
WILAIROT
THAThai Honda PTT Singha SAGBimota161.3+10.959
14241Arne TODEGERRacing
Team Germany
Suter161.0+16.062
15140Sergio
GADEA
SPATenerife 40 PonsPons Kalex161.0+16.161
1659Niccolo
CANEPA
ITARSM Team ScotForce GP210160.5+24.118
178Anthony
WEST
AUSMZ Racing TeamMZ-RE Honda160.1+29.563
1872Yuki
TAKAHASHI
JPNTech 3 RacingTech 3160.1+29.952
1961Vladimir
IVANOV
UKRGresini Racing Moto2Moriwaki160.0+30.218
2052Lukas PESEKCZEMatteoni
CP Racing
Moriwaki160.0+31.289
219Kenny NOYESUSAJack
& Jones by A.Banderas
Promoharris160.0+31.423
2254Kev COGHLANGBRMonlau
Joey Darcey
FTR159.9+31.715
2380Axel PONSSPATenerife
40 Pons
Pons Kalex159.9+31.819
2444Roberto
ROLFO
ITAItaltrans S.T.R.Suter159.7+35.447
2576Bernat
MARTINEZ
SPAMaquinza-SAG TeamBimota159.7+35.851
2653Valentin
DEBISE
FRAWTR San Marino TeamADV159.2+42.924
2739Robertino
PIETRI
VENItaltrans S.T.R.Suter158.6+51.566
2835Raffaele
DE ROSA
ITATech 3 RacingTech 3158.3+56.529
2921Vladimir
LEONOV
RUSVector Kiefer RacingSuter158.2+58.361
3071Claudio
CORTI
ITAForward RacingSuter156.9+1’18.671
5Joan OLIVESPAJack
& Jones by A.Banderas
Promoharris151.5+2’44.369
Not Classified
68Yonny
HERNANDEZ
COLBlusens-STXBQR-Moto2161.51 Lap
25Alex
BALDOLINI
ITACaretta Technology Race DeptI.C.P.161.41 Lap
17Karel
ABRAHAM
CZECardion AB MotoracingFTR161.01 Lap
55Hector
FAUBEL
SPAMarc VDS Racing TeamSuter159.71 Lap
75Mattia
PASINI
ITAJIR Moto2Motobi159.42 Laps
2Gabor
TALMACSI
HUNFimmco Speed UpSpeed Up161.03 Laps
96Anthony
DELHALLE
FRABlusens-STXBQR-Moto2159.65 Laps
3Simone
CORSI
ITAJIR Moto2Motobi155.017 Laps
65Stefan
BRADL
GERViessmann Kiefer RacingSuter154.517 Laps

125CC GP

Marc Márquez took his second win of the season at Silverstone after a fierce battle with compatriot Pol Espargaro. Pole holder Márquez managed to pull away with Espargaro as they moved to almost three seconds ahead of Bancaja Aspar riders Nico Terol and Bradley Smith before the halfway point of the race had even arrived.

Efrén Vázquez (Tuenti Racing) joined the Bancaja Aspar duo shortly after and managed to go through on both, taking third spot as the trio began a fight for third place whilst Márquez and Espargaró extended the distance to the chasing group even further.

With four laps to go Márquez and Espargaró were over ten seconds clear as Terol, Smith and Vázquez continued the scrap for third. Vázquez ran wide however and appeared to drop off enough momentarily to give Smith and Terol some breathing space.

The final laps provided an edge-of-the-seat finish and the fight between Márquez and Espargaró became just that as the two touched twice while pushing one another to the limit. Further back Vázquez crashed as he touched tyres with Terol, allowing Smith enough space to get through and into third.

At the front a mistake from Espargaró two corners from the end saw him run wide, which gave Márquez enough room to get clear and take the win, eventually crossing the line 2.576s ahead of Espargaró who now leads the Championship by a single point from Terol. The Bancaja Aspar man finished fourth, behind team-mate Smith who secured his first podium of the season in front of a delighted home crowd and became the first non-Spaniard to make it into the top three this season.

Tomoyoshi Koyama (Racing Team Germany), Sandro Cortese (Avant Mitsubishi Ajo), Randy Krummenacher (Stipa-Molenaar Racing) and Johann Zarco (WTR San Marino Team) completed the top eight, with British rider Danny Webb (Andalucia Cajasol) tenth. Vázquez managed to remount his bike and cross the line in 11th.

125CC GP Results: Silverstone, Sunday, June 20, 2010

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
12593Marc
MARQUEZ
SPARed Bull Ajo MotorsportDerbi157.538’12.837
22044Pol
ESPARGARO
SPATuenti RacingDerbi157.4+2.576
31638Bradley
SMITH
GBRBancaja Aspar TeamAprilia156.6+13.446
41340Nicolas
TEROL
SPABancaja Aspar TeamAprilia156.4+17.117
51171Tomoyoshi
KOYAMA
JPNRacing Team GermanyAprilia155.1+35.641
61011Sandro
CORTESE
GERAvant Mitsubishi AjoDerbi154.9+39.184
7935Randy
KRUMMENACHER
SWIStipa-Molenaar Racing GPAprilia154.9+39.258
8814Johann
ZARCO
FRAWTR San Marino TeamAprilia154.8+39.949
9712Esteve
RABAT
SPABlusens-STXAprilia154.8+40.510
10699Danny WEBBGBRAndalucia
Cajasol
Aprilia154.2+50.287
1157Efren
VAZQUEZ
SPATuenti RacingDerbi153.3+1’03.503
12423Alberto
MONCAYO
SPAAndalucia CajasolAprilia153.3+1’04.065
13353Jasper
IWEMA
NEDCBC CorseAprilia153.1+1’07.148
14215Simone
GROTZKYJ
ITAFontana RacingAprilia153.0+1’07.591
15194Jonas
FOLGER
GEROngetta TeamAprilia153.0+1’07.601
1626Adrian
MARTIN
SPAAeroport de Castello – AjoAprilia153.0+1’08.045
1778Marcel
SCHROTTER
GERInterwetten Honda 125Honda152.7+1’12.472
1850Sturla
FAGERHAUG
NORAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia152.4+1’16.933
1969Louis ROSSIFRACBC
Corse
Aprilia151.1+1’38.139
2084Jakub
KORNFEIL
CZERacing Team GermanyAprilia150.9+1’41.224
2132Lorenzo
SAVADORI
ITAMatteoni CP RacingAprilia150.9+1’41.416
2260Michael
VAN DER MARK
NEDLambretta Reparto CorseLambretta150.8+1’42.313
2387Luca
MARCONI
ITAOngetta TeamAprilia150.8+1’42.642
2475Deane BROWNGBRColin
Appleyard/Macadam Racing
Honda148.01 Lap
Not Classified
73Taylor
MACKENZIE
GBRKRPHonda150.81 Lap
63Zulfahmi
KHAIRUDDIN
MALAirAsia – Sepang Int. CircuitAprilia150.46 Laps
52Danny KENTGBRAztec
Grand Prix
Honda148.46 Laps
74James LODGEGBRRS
Earnshaws Motorcycles
Honda143.19 Laps
5Alexis
MASBOU
FRAOngetta TeamAprilia136.812 Laps
39Luis SALOMSPAStipa-Molenaar
Racing GP
Aprilia154.013 Laps
72Marco
RAVAIOLI
ITALambretta Reparto CorseLambretta147.713 Laps