Jorge Lorenzo look fantastic on the Mugello Circuit, Italy, Sunday (03/07/2011). In the eighth series of MotoGP 2011, the Yamaha rider is bulldoze Repsol Honda duo, Andrea Dovizioso and Casey Stoner, who had to settle for finishing behind him. Meanwhile, Lorenzo's teammate, Ben Spies, Marco Simoncelli shifting from fourth position just before touching the finish line.
With this result, Lorenzo managed to reply to his disappointment at the Dutch Grand Prix last week, and he could cut the distance to Stoner in the standings. Now, the 2010 world champion collected a total of 133 points or behind 19 points from Stoner, who is still firmly on top.
The results are also shown quite encouraging host hero, Valentino Rossi, who gush Ducati Desmosedici GP11.1. "The Doctor", who won seven consecutive seasons from 2002-2008, managed to finish at Mugello in the sixth, despite starting from the 12th position. The success of this little get a warm welcome from about 83,000 fanatical supporters who witnessed it directly from the circuit.
The race story
When the five red lights mark the race began, Stoner immediately skyrocketed. Lorenzo is the start of the fifth was immediately thrust into the second position, ahead of teammate Spies. The Yamaha duo outperformed teammate Stoner, Dovizioso.
Just one lap left, the Ducati rider Nicky Hayden has left the tracks. Luckily, teammate Rossi is not falling and the only "slip" in the gravel so they can return to the track to continue the race. Meanwhile, Stoner has recorded the fastest lap so away from the pursuit of Lorenzo and winning more than one second.
Stoner led the race followed by Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso. In the back, Valentino Rossi, who started from 12th position to 10th position pushed in just a few laps.
Simoncelli, who are less good at start, gradually began to lunge forward. Entering the third lap, the spiky Italian Spies can shift from fourth and he began to threaten Dovizioso. Similarly Rossi, who managed to climb two strips to the order of 10.
Rossi made an aggressive movement which later rose to ninth position after overtaking Cal Crutchlow, rose to eight over after Colin Edwards and eventually rose again to number seven with bulldoze Hector Barbera.
In front, Stoner began to develop a distance. Tight battle occurred in the second position when on lap eight when Lorenzo Lorenzo Dovizioso after a little wide.
Four laps went by, there was no drama happening on the Mugello track. However, Dovizioso had made camp Yamaha panic because almost passed Lorenzo, who was too slow braking, when the straight track. Meanwhile, on the front, Stoner continues to make the distance with Lorenzo and was superior to 1.8 seconds. This condition makes the competition for champions to be less exciting because there is Stoner's no opponent. Nevertheless, Lorenzo-Dovizioso competition continues to heat up and the peak occurred on the seventh lap, the Italian rider Lorenzo managed to overtake.
The most exciting fight actually occurred on the back competing for the sixth position. Rossi, Hector Barbera, Colin Edwards, Dani Pedrosa, and Alvaro Bautista involved tight battle that occurred an overtaking action. On lap 10, Rossi made it through Barbera to be in the sixth. The Rossi supporters who packed a direct circuit standing ovation, to celebrate the small successes of their local hero, who indeed throughout the 2011 season was very difficult. However, it is difficult for Rossi to improve his position because he was far behind the group in front of him.
Back to the front, Lorenzo was again in second when it managed to pass Dovizioso on lap 11. However, the fight is only happening between two drivers is because Stoner was too far ahead, while Simoncelli little way behind and gets a serious threat from Spies. Sure enough, on lap 14, the position of Spies Simoncelli coup.
On lap 15, Ben Spies to overtake Marco Simoncelli for occupying the fourth position. In front, Stoner still leads followed by Lorenzo and Dovizioso.
Lorenzo hard effort, which take his bike to the maximum, began to uncover the hope to fight for the championship. Because, on lap 16, he could cut the gap which was originally almost 2 seconds, down to just 0.3 seconds. Fantastic! Just one lap later, Lorenzo managed to overtake Stoner when cornering to the left. The Spaniard was taken directly from the inside and is at the forefront.
Entering the 18th lap, Lorenzo managed to make the gap more than 0.6 seconds. A very favorable conditions for the former double world champion 250 cc class, to cut the difference in points with Stoner in the standings. He also continues to leave his Australian rivals the original. Meanwhile, in the fourth, Simoncelli again improve his position after overtaking Spies.
On lap 23 which is the last lap, when Lorenzo was comfortable in the forefront, actually happened tight battle between fellow Honda rider, Stoner and Dovizioso. Although they are in a team, Dovizioso did not want to be embarrassed in their own home so that he continues to push the bike to overtake Stoner. Apparently his hard work succeeded so he's entitled to number two on the podium.
Meanwhile, in the fourth, Simoncelli had to swallow the disappointment when it will reach the finish line. The reason, Spies, who scored the first victory in the arena of MotoGP win the Dutch Grand Prix, managed to pass before the flag-raising finish. As for Rossi remained in sixth place after beating Barbera, Pedrosa, Edwards and Hayden, who in succession behind him.
After the race at Mugello, the rider has a chance to rest for one week. On 17 July, they will fight on the ninth series at Sachsenring Circuit, Germany.
- Italian GP Results
1. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP Factory Racing 41m 50.089s
2. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 41m 51.086s
3. Casey Stoner AUS Honda Repsol 41m 51.232s
4. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 41m 59.069s
5. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 41m 59.165s
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 42m 16.539s
7. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 42m 18.834s
8. Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda ESP 42m 22.132s
9. Colin Edwards USA Tech 3 Yamaha Monster 42m 23.510s
10. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 42m 24.813s
11. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 42m 27.448s
12. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 42m 34.053s
13. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 42m 37.743s
14. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 42m 38.929s
15. Toni Elias Honda ESP LCR 43m 5.288s
Cal Crutchlow GBR Tech 3 Yamaha Monster
1. Casey Stoner 152
2. Jorge Lorenzo 133
3. Andrea Dovizioso 119
4. Valentino Rossi 91
5. Nicky Hayden 77
6. Ben Spies 74
7. Dani Pedrosa 69
8. Hiroshi Aoyama 56
9. Colin Edwards 53
10. Marco Simoncelli 50
11. Hector Barbera 44
12. Karel Abraham 37
13. Toni Elias 35
14. Cal Crutchlow 32
15. Alvaro Bautista 30
16. Loris Capirossi 22
17. Randy de Puniet 12
18. Johns Hopkins 6
19. Kousuke Akiyoshi 3