Honda Podium at Czech GP

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Repsol Honda rider, Casey Stoner, the more firmly on top of the standings MotoGP 2011, after winning the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic on Sunday (14.08.11). In races for 22 laps on the Brno Circuit, 2007 world champion was too strong, so do not get a worthwhile opponent. Stoner also record sixth victory of the 11 series that have been acted.

Also achieved brilliant results Gresini Honda rider Marco Simoncelli. "Super Sic 'answers all doubts about his ability as well as public expectations, because he managed to climb the podium number three. This is for the first time the spiky Italian on the podium, after the 10 series before he was just always a favorite.

Racing on the circuit with a length of 5.403 kilometers, which has eight bends to the right and five bends to the left, into the arena of party for the Honda team. Because they control the podium three riders, because the two positions occupied by the three Repsol Honda rider Andrea Dovizioso.

It's just bad luck happen to Dani Pedrosa, because it falls on the third lap. In fact, the Spanish rider was leading the race and had great potential to become a champion or at least on the podium, while emphasizing the dominance of Honda.

With this victory in Brno, Stoner increasingly open chances to become world champion. Moreover, his closest rival from Yamaha, Jorge Lorenzo, could only finish in fourth. That is, Stoner is now collected a total of 218 points, while Lorenzo "new" 186 points, and they are now 32 points adrift.

The race story

Pedrosa, who took pole for the first time in Brno, to a good start. But only up to the corner three, he was crucified Lorenzo, who started from the order of two. Dovizioso also make a perfect start, so that from urtan six he immediately jumped into the top three.

In the meantime the Ducati duo Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden, struggling in the middle row. They simply watched from behind the battle between Honda and Yamaha rider, where Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Dovizioso, Stoner, Simoncelli and Ben Spies, was in front of them.

On the second lap, Stoner began to lunge forward and was in third position, resulting in tight battle with Pedrosa and Lorenzo himself. But on the third lap, Pedrosa had the misfortune due to slipping and falling on the Corner 4. The Spaniard was also forced to forget the dream to reach points in Brno, unable to continue the race.

It makes exciting duel occurred only between Lorenzo and Stoner. Two laps later, Stoner, who now leads the standings, Lorenzo was able to shift, as well as Dovizioso, who is perfect for maneuvering through the defending champion. Be, Repsol Honda duo are in positions 1-2, and Lorenzo returned under pressure from the Honda Gresini rider, Simoncelli.

After being on pole position, Stoner began to make the distance with his rivals behind him. On the sixth lap, he was 0.957 seconds ahead of three riders behind him, competing competing for two positions. Meanwhile Rossi, who started from sixth, returned to his position after it had sunk at number 11 early in the race.

Just two laps later, Stoner was getting far ahead as 3044 seconds lead. Only bad luck can destroy the dream of Australian rider to win six of the 11 series that have acted during the 2011 season. But in the second row, Lorenzo being overtake by Dovizioso, while Simoncelli still waiting for an opportunity to crush the two rivals were.

Meanwhile in the third row which led Spies, began the rivalry between Rossi with Rizla Suzuki rider, Alvaro Bautista. Nevertheless, still more interesting listening to the competition in the second row, where Lorenzo was on the order of two, but only a very thin adrift with Dovizioso and Simoncelli. While Stoner was overtaken again impossible, because on lap 10 he was 4.336 seconds ahead.

Dovizioso and Lorenzo finally dilibas Simoncelli. In addition to the performance of the bike that looks less stable because frequently shaky when he pushed, which continues to be strong pressure to make him fail to maintain its position when entering lap 12. Thus, a trio of Honda master the three leading position, followed by Yamaha duo on the order of 4-5.

After passing Lorenzo, Simoncelli, who was targeting his first podium of the season, immediately provide a serious threat to Dovizioso. Two Honda rider is also farther from Lorenzo threat, which actually began threaten by Spies, Rossi and Bautista. While Stoner was dammed again impossible, because until the 14th lap he was ahead 6.74 seconds, and will continue to widen the distance.

When the race six laps remaining, Bautista slipping. Though he was in a great position to fight with Rossi fighting over six positions. When cornering to the left, the Spanish rider failed to control the bike, so he dragged up gravel, and only regret that there is to it. Thus, Rossi comfortably at number six for nearly 10 seconds ahead of teammate, Nicky Hayden, who attack from behind. "The Doctor" is more focused pursuit of Spies and Lorenzo.

But until the last lap, there was no change in the composition of the rider, so Stoner into the first place finish to win his sixth in the 2011 season. It is also a wonderful complement to the weekend, after he preached his wife, Adriana, was pregnant.

Joy also descend Gresini Honda camp. After all this time they are only satisfied by the criticism and ridicule because Simoncelli better known for overly aggressive style of racing on the track rather than achievement, is now the rider to give evidence. Former 250cc world champion was finally on the podium, after 10 previous series he was only champion in the free practice and qualifying, as well as familiar with the accident.

- Czech Republic Grand Prix Results

1. Casey Stoner AUS Honda Repsol 43m 16.796s
2. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 43m 23.328s
3. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 43m 24.588s
4. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP Factory Racing 43m 25.309s
5. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 43m 26.982s
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 43m 29.428s
7. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 43m 39.833s
8. Colin Edwards USA Tech 3 Yamaha Monster 43m 40.985s
9. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 43m 41.998s
10. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 43m 53.362s
11. Toni Elias Honda ESP LCR 43m 53.475s
12. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 43m 53.905s
13. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing 44m 5.707s

Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki
Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing
Cal Crutchlow GBR Tech 3 Yamaha Monster
Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda ESP

- Standings

1. Casey Stoner 218
2. Jorge Lorenzo 186
3. Andrea Dovizioso 163
4. Valentino Rossi 118
5. Dani Pedrosa 110
6. Ben Spies 109
7. Nicky Hayden 103
8. Marco Simoncelli 76
9. Colin Edwards 75
10. Hiroshi Aoyama 70
11. Hector Barbera 62
12. Karel Abraham 46
13. Toni Elias 43
14. Alvaro Bautista 39
15. Cal Crutchlow 34
16. Loris Capirossi 29
17. Randy de Puniet 19
18. Johns Hopkins 6
19. Kousuke Akiyoshi 3

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