Assen - Spies 1st Title in MotoGP, Lorenze and Simoncelli Collision

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ben Spies won the Dutch MotoGP at Assen circuit on Saturday (25 / 6) without the resistance of the Honda rider. Victory American rider completes 50 years of Yamaha party participating in premium-class motor racing arena. Spies success is his first victory in a career in the MotoGP event.

Previously, the best record in the MotoGP class only Spies finished second, which is in Indianapolis last year. For this season, he has been on the podium as third place finish in Catalunya.

Spies should teammate, Jorge Lorenzo who could win this race if he had not collided with Marco Simoncelli on the fourth corner when a new start. Although able to continue the race, but its position that bounced out of the top 10.

With high spirits, trying to catch up and happened to Lorenzo Yamaha YZ-M1's performance is very good. Spanish rider effort can only be arrived at Lorenzo sixth. Although sequence of fails, there is fortunate to Spies who performed brilliantly and led the race from start to finish.

While the two Honda rider, Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso is trying to teach spies, but to no avail. Performance Honda RC212V looks not as good as in previous races. Or maybe both riders performed carefully, because had fallen yesterday, so did not dare look up.

The surprise came from Valentino Rossi. Ducati rider managed to achieve the best result by finishing fifth. In fact, he started from 11th. Apparently, the hard work of his confidant Jerry Burgess after receiving input from the legend of the MotoGP, the Ducati Desmosedici GP 11.1 performance increase.

Meanwhile, Stoner, who raced for Honda this time had to settle for finishing in second position after the three previous series has always come out a champion. However, he still leads the standings with 136 points.

Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo is still filling two positions standings with 108 points, although at the Assen track was definitely not involved after the incident with Marco Simoncelli, until both fell. Lorenzo then have to work hard to fix the position eventually finish in sixth position.

Andrea Dovizioso finished in third position while maintaining a similar position in the standings with 99 points.

Lorenzo collision with Simoncelli

Start the two Yamaha riders Lorenzo and Spies poke straight forward. However, not half a lap, Simoncelli twist around the corner and Lorenzo are behind can not avoid direct collision. Both riders can get up and continue the race.

Assen circuit is notorious for dropping the rider, not Simoncelli and Lorenzo have been a victim. Stoner and Honda Dovisiozo from any and Loris Capirossi of Ducati satellite team to feel the asphalt track yesterday. At this race, turn Karen Abraham (Ducati satellite team) and Randy de Puniet fell.

As a result the first lap passed by Spies led the way, with Andrea Dovizioso in second position. Stoner managed to exploit the situation by surging into the top three. Meanwhile, Valentino Rossi is in position six.

On the track, Simoncelli and Lorenzo tried to drive again. However, they are obviously losing valuable time due to the incident

Although Lorenzo fell, Spies can maintain its leading position. Performance Yamaha M1 in red and white combination is so tight. American rider Stoner left about 4 seconds.

Rossi, who started from 11th position to be able to poke into the fourth. It seems that The Doctor has found the character of the Desmosedici GP11.1. Although the distance with two Honda in front far enough, he tried to minimize the distance.

When a race live completing 16 laps, Stoner and Dovi able to shorten the distance behind them with Spies about 3 seconds. While Lorenzo kept trying to poke forward and already ranks eighth of 14.

One lap later, Cal Crutchlow who often overshadow Rossi to snatch fourth place pick into the pit. There seems to be a problem with the bike. Lorenzo meanwhile was in ninth position.

Lorenzo quickly climbed to eighth position and is now threatening Hiroshi Aoyama in front of him. Can he get to the top five or even a podium?

Entering the final 10 laps, Spies still leads by Stoner and Dovizioso behind him. Rossi was in fourth place and Colin Edwards in fifth position.

Five laps left, Spies is still comfortably in front and most certainly crossed the finish line first, if no incidents. Behind him was filled Stoner, Dovizioso and Rossi, Nicky Hayden is now filling five positions.

In the last three laps, Lorenzo successful position fix. He successfully pushed into sixth place with Edwards is now pushed to the seventh position.

Ben Spies, who appeared calm, finally able to finish the race perfectly.

Towards the end of the race, the last four laps, he was led away over Stoner, i.e up to about 6.075 seconds.

"I am pleased with my first win, especially this week celebrating the anniversary of my team," says Spies in a press conference after the race.

"Five pretty hard the last lap. But we managed to find the settings of the fitting. Congratulations also to these people (his crew)," he continued.

Spies victory was followed by Lorenzo success. The Spanish rider finished in sixth position.

Though Lorenzo had promised to win at Assen after failing to finish at Silverstone. Impact, points in the standings is now only added 10, making the point now numbered 108. While Stoner still leads the standings with a value of 136.

Competition Results

1. Ben Spies to Yamaha 41m44.659s
2. Casey Stoner Honda + 7.697s
3. Andrea Dovizioso Honda + 27.506s
4. Valentino Rossi, Ducati + 30.684s
5. Nicky Hayden Ducati + 43.172s
6. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha + 44.536s
7. Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha + 1m08.112s
8. Hiroshi Aoyama Honda Gresini 1m10.753s +
9. Gresini Honda's Marco Simoncelli + 1m24.925s
10. Toni Elias Honda LCR + 1m26.216s
11. Alvaro Bautista + Suzuki 1m38.466s
12. Hector Barbera Aspar Ducati + 1 lap

Rating while

1 Casey Stoner Honda AUS 136
2 Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo SPA 108
3 A. Dovizioso Honda ITA 99
4 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati 81
5 Nicky Hayden USA Ducati 71
Dani Pedrosa SPA Honda 6 61
7 61 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha
8 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda JPN 51
9 Colin EDWARDS USA Yamaha 46
10 M. Simoncelli Honda ITA 39
11 Hector Barbera Ducati SPA 35
12 Toni ELIAS SPA Honda 34
13 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Ducati 33
14 Cal Crutchlow GBR Yamaha 32
15 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki SPA 27
16 Loris Capirossi Ducati ITA 22
17 Randy De Puniet FRA Ducati 10
18 John HOPKINS USA 6 Suzuki
19 K. Akiyoshi JPN Honda 3

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