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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Qualifying Results - Valencia MotoGP

Dani Pedrosa will start from the top on the grid in the MotoGP 2012 season final race for Valencia Grand Prix especially he set Pole ahead of world champion Jorge Lorenzo in the final Grand Prix of the MotoGP season in Valencia this afternoon.

Pedrosa, the only rider who has won at Valencia in all three classes, set a new pole record on his last flying lap (1'30.844) beating Valentino Rossi's old record by 0.158 seconds (1'31.002), which Rossi recorded using qualifying tyres in 2006.

1. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 30.844s
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 31.195s
3. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.428s
4. Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 31.512s
5. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 31.757s
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 31.795s
7. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 32.503s
8. Alvaro Bautista ESP San Carlo Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 32.585s
9. Hector Barbera ESP Pramac Racing (GP12) 1m 32.605s
10. Aleix Espargaro ESP Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 32.834s
11. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team (GP12) 1m 32.877s
12. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 1m 33.346s
13. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (GP12) 1m 33.442s
14. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 33.453s
15. Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 1m 33.971s
16. Katsuyuki Nakasuga JPN Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m 33.979s
17. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing (Suter-BMW CRT) 1m 33.980s
18. Ivan Silva ESP Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 34.407s
19. Roberto Rolfo ITA Speed Master (ART CRT) 1m 34.866s
20. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) 1m 34.918s
21. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 35.363s
22. Claudio Corti ITA Avintia Blusens (Inmotec-Kawasaki CRT) 1m 36.531s

Official Valencia MotoGP records:

Best lap:Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha 1m 31.002s (2006)

Fastest race lap:Casey Stoner AUS Ducati 1m 32.582s (2008)
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Dani Pedrosa set Valencia MotoGP Pole

Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa seized pole position ahead of world champion Jorge Lorenzo in the final Grand Prix of the MotoGP season in Valencia this afternoon.

Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner will start second and third, but the Repsol Honda rider takes the plaudits after posting a sensational time.

(MotoGP) Pedrosa, the only rider who has won at Valencia in all three classes, set a new pole record on his last flying lap (1'30.844) beating Valentino Rossi's old record by 0.158 seconds (1'31.002), which Rossi recorded using qualifying tyres in 2006.

Dani Pedrosa: "It was almost a perfect lap and I gave 100% because I knew I wouldn't be able to improve any more as the tyres were very good for the first lap and then the drop in grip was quite severe. I'm very happy with the pole position and the new record because Valentino's old record was done with qualifying tyres.”

“We had only one dry session to test the new asphalt and we saw that the grip level is a little better but the tyres dropped down very quick. We still have to decide on the tyres for tomorrow because we have used only the soft compound, but it depends on the weather - if it rains we will need to take what we learned yesterday. I really would like to win here and finish the season with a good race.”
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Latest Updated 2013 MotoGP calendar

The International Motorcycling Federation has updated the 2013 MotoGP calendar, latest update set that Texas will be round three of the season.

Also one event date modify, with the German Grand Prix moved one week earlier to July 7, while the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez leftovers Subject To agreement.

<b>Restructured Provisional 2013 MotoGP calendar</b>

Round 1:31 March Qatar* Losail
Round 2: 14 April TBC TBC
Round 3: 21 April Americas Austin
Round 4: 5 May Spain (STC) Jerez
Round 5: 19 May France Le Mans
Round 6: 2 June Italy Mugello
Round 7: 16 June Catalunya Catalunya
Round 8: 29 June Netherlands** Assen
Round 9: 7 July Germany Sachsenring
Round 10: 21st July United States***Laguna Seca
Round 11: 18 August Indianapolis Indianapolis
Round 12: 25 August Czech Republic Brno
Round 13: 1 September Great Britain Silverstone
Round 14: 15 September San Marino Misano
Round 15: 29 September Aragon Aragon
Round 16: 13 October Malaysia Sepang
Round 17: 20 October Australia Phillip Island
Round 18: 27 October Japan Motegi
Round 19: 10 November Valencia Valencia

<i>* Evening Race
** Saturday Race
*** Only MotoGP class
STC (Subject to the Contract)
TBC (To be confirme
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Casey Stoner: Valencia should be a little better for me again

MotoGP 2012 Season final grand prix seized at Valencia this weekend. Second runner-up Casey Stoner expecting that Valencia should be a well again for him. The Australian Grand Prix winner not expecting top place in the podium but he hopeful anti-clockwise nature circuit will more compactable for him.

Repsol Honda Team locked the constructors championship at the Malaysian Grand Prix and Honda will be hoping to win the constructor championship this weekend - Honda lead the standings with 387 points, with Yamaha in second position on 366.

“Valencia should be a little better for me again, not as good as Phillip Island, but I've always had great success there - many pole positions and race wins,” says the outgoing World Champion, who won at the Cheste-based venue in both 2008 and 2011.

“I hope we can be competitive there and, with the track going left, it should suit our bike and me a little better at this point. It's not going to be easy but it would be nice to get another good result at my final race in MotoGP.”
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ben Spies undergoes successful surgery in the USA

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Ben Spies has successfully completed surgery in the USA on October 23rd to repair torn ligament damage to his right shoulder following a crash in the Grand Prix of Malaysia on the 20th October.

The procedure consisted of the reconstruction of the Coracoclavicular Ligaments torn in the crash and a reduction of a separated Acrimioclavicular joint, aided by a Twin Tightrope device, which is a suture based system. Cadavar tissue was placed to replace and reinforce the Coracoclavicular Ligaments that were torn.

The surgery was successful, and Spies will make a full recovery, although he will need to remain in a sling for up to 10-12 weeks.

The decision on a replacement rider for the final round of the Championship at Valencia will be clarified by Yamaha Factory Racing following the Phillip Island weekend.
Press release courtesy of Yamaha Factory Racing.
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

2012 MotoGP Qatar Grand Prix main race results

1 25 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 166.2 42'44.214
2 20 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 166.1 +0.852
3 16 1 Casey STONER AUS Repsol Honda Team Honda 166.0 +2.908
4 13 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 165.1 +17.114
5 11 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 165.0 +17.420
6 10 69 Nicky HAYDEN USA Ducati Team Ducati 164.3 +28.413
7 9 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 164.3 +28.446
8 8 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 164.3 +29.464
9 7 8 Hector BARBERA SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 164.2 +31.384
10 6 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 164.0 +33.665
11 5 11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 162.6 +56.907
12 4 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 162.5 +58.088
13 3 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 161.7 +1'10.650
14 2 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR-FTR 161.4 +1'15.943
15 1 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 160.7 +1'26.733
16 22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR-FTR 159.7 +1'43.327
17 54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 159.5 +1'47.419
18 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 159.2 +1'51.882
51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 110.6 7 Laps
Not Classified
9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 158.8 7 Laps
17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 154.0 15 Laps
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Jorge Lorenzo wins 2012 Opening Qatar MotoGP

( Jorge Lorenzo took his first premier class victory at the Losail International Circuit to open the 2012 MotoGP™ season in the best possible manner, after battling reigning World Champion Casey Stoner and the Australian's Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa for the duration of the 22-lap race. It was also a superb start to the new 1000cc era in MotoGP, as the CRT machines also made their debut in an action-packed race.

Starting from pole for the first time since the US Grand Prix last July, Lorenzo held the lead until the third lap before Stoner assumed first position with a pass on the start/finish straight. Lorenzo then followed Stoner for the majority of the race before passing his rival with three laps to go, and he eventually crossed the line 0.852s ahead of Pedrosa who placed second as Stoner ended the race third.

After a difficult weekend which had seen Pedrosa qualify in seventh the Spaniard shot from row three of the grid into third position on the opening lap, and on lap 20 passed his team-mate Stoner with a superb move on the brakes going into Turn 1 to take second. Stoner, who had won in Qatar for four of the past five seasons, took his 16th successive podium finish as he got his title defence underway.

With the leading trio involved in an eye-catching contest for the podium positions at the front, an excellent duel between Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team-mates Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso played out in their wake. The Italian, in his first race on the M1, was in front with his British team-mate all over his exhaust until lap 17, when Crutchlow got past Dovizioso and held out for fourth to equal his best-ever MotoGP result.

Nicky Hayden (Ducati Team) was the highest placing Desmosedici, beating Álvaro Bautista (San Carlo Honda Gresini) to sixth by just 0.033s on the Spaniard's debut with the team, and 2011 Moto2 World Champion Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda) capped an impressive debut MotoGP ride with eighth place.

Héctor Barberá (Pramac Racing) had been in the hunt for sixth but ran off when he pushed too hard in the closing stages and the Spaniard finished ninth, and the final spot in the top 10 went to Valentino Rossi (Ducati Team) who had appeared to be struggling with his Desmosedici GP12 in the early stages of the race.

Yamaha Factory Racing's Ben Spies ended the race in 11th, whilst the honour of the highest placing CRT went to Colin Edwards (NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team). The American held off the challenge of Randy de Puniet (Power Electronics Aspar) to place his BMW-Suter 12th, with Yonny Hernández (Avintia Racing MotoGP) and Aleix Espargaró (Power Electronics Aspar) taking the last points on offer.

Karel Abraham (Cardion ab Motoracing), Danilo Petrucci (Came Iodaracing Project) and Michele Pirro (San Carlo Honda Gresini) all suffered the disappointment of not finishing the race.

The MotoGP class returns to action in just under three weeks, for the Gran Premio bwin de España at Jerez, which takes place from April 27-29.
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