Motorcycle Racing News 2011 Mugello MotoGP: Race Results

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

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1. 25 1 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 173.0 41’50.089
2. 20 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Repsol Honda Team Honda 172.9 +0.997
3. 16 27 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 172.9 +1.143
4. 13 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 172.4 +8.980
5. 11 58 Marco SIMONCELLI ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 172.4 +9.076
6. 10 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 171.2 +26.450
7. 9 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 171.1 +28.745
8. 8 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 170.8 +32.043
9. 7 5 Colin EDWARDS USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 170.7 +33.421
10. 6 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 170.7 +34.724
11. 5 7 Hiroshi AOYAMA JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 170.5 +37.359
12. 4 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 170.0 +43.964
13. 3 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki 169.8 +47.654
14. 2 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 169.7 +48.840
15. 1 24 Toni ELIAS SPA LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 168.0 +1’15.199
Not Classified
    35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 169.0 17 Laps

 2011 MotoGP Point Standings (after eight of 18 rounds)

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1. Casey STONER Honda AUS 152
2. Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 133
3. Andrea DOVIZIOSO Honda ITA 119
4. Valentino ROSSI Ducati ITA 91
5. Nicky HAYDEN Ducati USA 77
6. Ben SPIES Yamaha USA 74
7. Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 69
8. Hiroshi AOYAMA Honda JPN 56
9. Colin EDWARDS Yamaha USA 53
10. Marco SIMONCELLI Honda ITA 50
11. Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 44
12. Karel ABRAHAM Ducati CZE 37
13. Toni ELIAS Honda SPA 35
14. Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha GBR 32
15. Alvaro BAUTISTA Suzuki SPA 30
16. Loris CAPIROSSI Ducati ITA 22
17. Randy DE PUNIET Ducati FRA 12
18. John HOPKINS Suzuki USA 6
19. Kousuke AKIYOSHI Honda JPN 3

 

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.

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