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MotoGP at the Top Speed of 214.8 MPH

Speed Report

This report reviews the top speeds of the 2010 MotoGP series from round one through to round six. During this race season, the 800cc Grand Prix Racing Motorcycles have reached an astonishing top speed of 345.7 km/h or a mouth-watering 214.8 mph.

Surprisingly, rookie Hector Barbera set this top speed during Warm-Up; not-surprisingly he did it aboard his Ducati GP10 machine (renowned for top-end) and on the known-for-being-fast Mugello race circuit in Italy.

At Qatar, Silverstone and Mugello the top speed grabbers all have gone over 200 mph or 321.86 km/h, which is simply beyond belief, further indicating this is not your father’s 800cc motorbike.

Despite leading both the MotoGP Rider and Constructor Title chases, the Yamaha M1 has recorded the fastest top speed only once out of six tries. The lap came at the hand of the now-injured Valentino Rossi during Qualifying Practice at Le Mans, the second slowest track visited so far this season.

Overall both the Honda RC212V and Ducati GP10 have been dominating the top speed traps while the Suzuki GSV-R has broken into the top-five only once and at slower-paced Jerez.

After the Suzuki GSV-R recorded 202 mph on a public road at Sulby during a 2010 Isle of Man TT exhibition lap, it makes you wonder what the other race-bikes might be able to accomplish.

Marco Melandri is the only rider to have topped the speed charts twice this season, although he was injured at Assen and unable to participate in the actual race.

Jorge Lorenzo, currently dominating the 2010 MotoGP season, has concisely placed mid-pack on the top-speed charts, again proving that it is not all about top speed but rather entrance speed, mid-corner speed, and most importantly exit speed.

Below are the top speed charts expressed in km/h:

Round One: MotoGP Commercial Bank Qatar – Maximum Speeds
1. Casey STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro Team DUCATI 329.1 Qualifying Practice
2. Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 328.5 Qualifying Practice
3. Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 327.9 Free Practice Nr. 2
4. Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 326.9 Free Practice Nr. 2
5. Hector BARBERA SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar DUCATI 326.6 Qualifying Practice
6. Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP HONDA 323.7 Qualifying Practice
7. Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Marlboro Team DUCATI 322.8 Race
8. Marco MELANDRI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 322.0 Free Practice Nr. 2
9. Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 321.7 Race
10. Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 321.6 Qualifying Practice
11. Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 321.5 Qualifying Practice
12. Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 321.2 Race
13. Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 321.0 Race
14. Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 320.7 Qualifying Practice
15. Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 320.2 Free Practice Nr. 2
16. Valentino ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 319.9 Free Practice Nr. 2
17. Ben SPIES USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 318.0 Race

Round Two: MotoGP bwin Jerez – Maximum Speeds
1. Marco MELANDRI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 281.0 Qualifying Practice
2. Ben SPIES USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 280.3 Qualifying Practice
3. Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Marlboro Team DUCATI 280.2 Qualifying Practice
4. Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 278.8 Qualifying Practice
5. Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 278.1 Qualifying Practice
6. Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 277.7 Qualifying Practice
7. Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 277.5 Qualifying Practice
8. Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 277.2 Qualifying Practice
9. Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 277.0 Qualifying Practice
10. Valentino ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 276.8 Qualifying Practice
11. Casey STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro Team DUCATI 276.6 Qualifying Practice
12. Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 276.2 Qualifying Practice
13. Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 275.9 Free Practice Nr. 2
14. Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP HONDA 275.8 Qualifying Practice
15. Hector BARBERA SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar DUCATI 275.7 Qualifying Practice
16. Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 275.4 Free Practice Nr. 2
17. Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 271.3 Free Practice Nr. 2

Round Three: MotoGP Monster Energy France Le Mans – Maximum Speeds
1. Valentino ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 290.6 Qualifying Practice
2. Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 290.0 Qualifying Practice
3. Casey STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro Team DUCATI 288.8 Qualifying Practice
4. Ben SPIES USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 288.5 Free Practice Nr. 1
5. Marco MELANDRI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 286.2 Free Practice Nr. 1
6. Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP HONDA 285.8 Qualifying Practice
7. Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Marlboro Team DUCATI 284.1 Qualifying Practice
8. Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 283.9 Free Practice Nr. 1
9. Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 283.6 Race
10. Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 283.5 Qualifying Practice
11. Hector BARBERA SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar DUCATI 282.8 Race
12. Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 281.8 Free Practice Nr. 2
13. Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 280.2 Race
14. Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 279.3 Qualifying Practice
15. Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 279.3 Qualifying Practice
16. Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 277.4 Free Practice Nr. 2
17. Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 269.5 Free Practice Nr. 1

Round Four: MotoGP TIM Italy Mugello – Maximum Speeds
1. Hector BARBERA SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar DUCATI 345.7 Warm Up
2. Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Marlboro Team DUCATI 343.4 Race
3. Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 340.2 Free Practice Nr. 2
4. Casey STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro Team DUCATI 339.3 Qualifying Practice
5. Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 338.3 Free Practice Nr. 2
6. Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 337.8 Warm Up
7. Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 337.1 Warm Up
8. Ben SPIES USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 333.2 Free Practice Nr. 2
9. Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 333.1 Warm Up
10. Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 332.9 Free Practice Nr. 2
11. Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP HONDA 330.4 Qualifying Practice
12. Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 329.2 Race
13. Marco MELANDRI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 328.9 Qualifying Practice
14. Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 327.5 Race
15. Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 327.1 Race
16. Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 324.7 Qualifying Practice
17. Valentino ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 322.4 Free Practice Nr. 1

Round Five: MotoGP AirAsia Silverstone – Maximum Speeds
1. Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 323.9 Qualifying Practice
2. Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 322.0 Qualifying Practice
3. Marco MELANDRI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 321.9 Qualifying Practice
4. Casey STONER AUS Ducati Team DUCATI 321.8 Race
5. Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP HONDA 320.5 Qualifying Practice
6. Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 320.1 Qualifying Practice
7. Hector BARBERA SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar DUCATI 319.1 Qualifying Practice
8. Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team DUCATI 318.3 Race
9. Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 317.9 Qualifying Practice
10. Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 317.6 Qualifying Practice
11. Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 317.1 Race
12. Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 316.8 Qualifying Practice
13. Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 316.3 Race
14. Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 315.4 Qualifying Practice
15. Ben SPIES USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 315.1 Race
16. Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 314.0 Race

Round Six: MotoGP TIM TT Assen – Maximum Speeds
1. Marco MELANDRI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 312.3 Free Practice Nr. 2
2. Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team DUCATI 312.0 Qualifying Practice
3. Casey STONER AUS Ducati Team DUCATI 308.5 Qualifying Practice
4. Randy DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP HONDA 305.6 Race
5. Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 305.5 Qualifying Practice
6. Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 304.8 Race
7. Jorge LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team YAMAHA 304.7 Race
8. Mika KALLIO FIN Pramac Racing Team DUCATI 303.7 Qualifying Practice
9. Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 303.2 Race
10. Ben SPIES USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YAMAHA 303.1 Free Practice Nr. 2
11. Loris CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 295.7 Qualifying Practice
12. Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini HONDA 295.4 Race
13. Hector BARBERA SPA Paginas Amarillas Aspar DUCATI 295.2 Qualifying Practice
14. Kousuke AKIYOSHI JPN Interwetten Honda MotoGP HONDA 294.8 Qualifying Practice
15. Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team HONDA 293.9 Race
16. Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP SUZUKI 293.3 Warm Up

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