MotoGP: Misano Grand Prix Results

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Following a qualifying session that included many blistering laps on his Repsol Honda RC212V, pole-sitter Dani Pedrosa kept his rhythm solid Sunday, and won the Misano Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2010 MotoGP Championship.

It was the Spaniard’s fourth win this season, and his first back-to-back victory after his first-place finish at the Indy GP. Pedrosa was joined on the podium by the Fiat Yamaha team of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi, respectively.

Pedrosa was quickest in warm-up, and when the 28-lap race started, he got out front first, and led every lap in San Marino.

There was an accident at turn one, as Ducati Team rider Nicky Hayden hit Rizla Suzuki rider Loris Capirossi, and both went down. Hayden would return, but didn’t finish. As for Capirossi, the Italian suffered a DNF during his 200th premier-class race.

While Pedrosa was out front, Ducati Team rider Casey Stoner and the nine-time world champion Rossi swapped the lead a few times until Rossi made it stick. A few laps later, Pedrosa’s teammate Andrea Dovizioso also passed the Australian to capture fourth. Stoner finished fifth.

Behind Stoner came the American duo on the Monster Tech 3 Yamahas, Ben Spies and Colin Edwards in sixth and fifth, respectively. Rounding out the top ten were Álvaro Bautista, Héctor Barberá (Páginas Amarillas Aspar) and Marco Melandri (San Carlo Honda Gresini.

Pos.PointsNum.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTime/Gap
1.2526Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda160.044’22.059
2.2099Jorge LORENZOSPAFiat Yamaha TeamYamaha159.9+1.900
3.1646Valentino ROSSIITAFiat Yamaha TeamYamaha159.8+3.183
4.134Andrea DOVIZIOSOITARepsol Honda TeamHonda159.6+6.454
5.1127Casey STONERAUSDucati TeamDucati158.9+18.479
6.1011Ben SPIESUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha158.3+28.385
7.95Colin EDWARDSUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha157.9+34.934
8.819Alvaro BAUTISTASPARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki157.8+38.157
9.740Hector BARBERASPAPaginas Amarillas AsparDucati157.6+40.943
10.633Marco MELANDRIITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda157.5+42.377
11.541Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPramac Racing TeamDucati157.3+45.906
12.47Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNInterwetten Honda MotoGPHonda157.3+46.394
13.314Randy DE PUNIETFRALCR Honda MotoGPHonda157.0+50.481
14.258Marco SIMONCELLIITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda155.2+1’23.143
Not Classified
36Mika KALLIOFINPramac Racing TeamDucati155.311 Laps
69Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati122.925 Laps
65Loris CAPIROSSIITARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki0 Lap

MotoGP Championship Points (after 12 of 18 rounds)

1. Jorge Lorenzo, 271

2. Dani Pedrosa, 208

3. Andrea Dovizioso, 139

4. Valentino Rossi, 130

5. Casey Stoner, 130

6. Ben Spies, 120

7. Nicky Hayden, 109

8. Randy de Puniet, 81

9. Marco Melandri, 67

10. Colin Edwards, 66

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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).