2011 Mugello MotoGP: Race Results

Mugello MotoGP

Spoiler Alert: 2011 Mugello MotoGP race results below

The 2011 MotoGP Championship headed to Italy this weekend for the Gran Premio d’Italia at Mugello, round eight of 18 in the series.

Starting from his fifth pole position of 2011 MotoGP, Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner lead the 16-rider MotoGP grid (short Pramac Ducati’s Loris Capirossi) into turn one. And for the first few laps it looked as if Stoner would have another run-away win, having more than a two-second lead.

But with nine laps remaining, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo began gaining on Stoner. And with six to go, Lorenzo caught and passed Stoner, taking his second win of the 2011 MotoGP Championship (first in Jerez).

On the final lap, Stoner would be passed once again, this time by teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Stoner would have to settle for third.

With his win, Lorenzo chipped away at Stoner’s lead in the overall championship. Stoner now has 152 MotoGP points, 19 ahead of Lorenzo. Dovizioso remains in third with 119 points.

As these three battled up front, behind Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies and San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli swapped positions a few times. But Spies would out-brake Simoncelli, taking fourth.

And there was also a huge battle for sixth between Ducati Team’s Valentino Rossi, Mapfre Aspar Ducati’s Hector Barbera, Rizla Suzuki’s Alvaro Bautista, Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Colin Edwards and Respol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa.

But with 11 to go, Rossi took sixth from Barbera, leaving the Spainard a seventh-place finish. Last year’s winner Pedrosa took eight. Rounding out the top 10 were Edwards and Ducati Team’s Nicky Hayden.

The only rider to not finish Sunday’s Mugello MotoGP was Cal Crutchlow. The Brit had front-tire issues on his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 M1, similar issues plagued him last weekend at Assen.

The MotoGP Championship has a one-week break before continuing at Sachsenring in Germany July 14.

2011 Mugello MotoGP: Race Results

1.251Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha173.041’50.089
2.204Andrea DOVIZIOSOITARepsol Honda TeamHonda172.9+0.997
3.1627Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda TeamHonda172.9+1.143
4.1311Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha172.4+8.980
5.1158Marco SIMONCELLIITASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda172.4+9.076
6.1046Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati171.2+26.450
7.98Hector BARBERASPAMapfre Aspar Team MotoGPDucati171.1+28.745
8.826Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda170.8+32.043
9.75Colin EDWARDSUSAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha170.7+33.421
10.669Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati170.7+34.724
11.57Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNSan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda170.5+37.359
12.417Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati170.0+43.964
13.319Alvaro BAUTISTASPARizla Suzuki MotoGPSuzuki169.8+47.654
14.214Randy DE PUNIETFRAPramac Racing TeamDucati169.7+48.840
15.124Toni ELIASSPALCR Honda MotoGPHonda168.0+1’15.199
Not Classified
  35Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha169.017 Laps

 2011 MotoGP Point Standings (after eight of 18 rounds)

1.Casey STONERHondaAUS152
2.Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA133
3.Andrea DOVIZIOSOHondaITA119
4.Valentino ROSSIDucatiITA91
5.Nicky HAYDENDucatiUSA77
6.Ben SPIESYamahaUSA74
7.Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA69
8.Hiroshi AOYAMAHondaJPN56
9.Colin EDWARDSYamahaUSA53
11.Hector BARBERADucatiSPA44
12.Karel ABRAHAMDucatiCZE37
13.Toni ELIASHondaSPA35
15.Alvaro BAUTISTASuzukiSPA30
16.Loris CAPIROSSIDucatiITA22
17.Randy DE PUNIETDucatiFRA12
18.John HOPKINSSuzukiUSA6
19.Kousuke AKIYOSHIHondaJPN3