Stoner Conquer Indianapolis, Ducati Had A Bad Day

Friday, September 2, 2011

Casey Stoner, was too strong for his rivals in the battle circuit in Indianapolis, Sunday (08/28/2011) or Monday (8/29/2011) early morning hrs. The Australian rider won a sensational victory, after bulldoze his teammate, Dani Pedrosa, and the two Yamaha riders Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo.

Thus, Stoner was getting closer to world title both. The reason, he is currently 44 points ahead of nearest rival Lorenzo. Thanks to the seventh victory of the season 2011, Stoner is now collected a total of 243 points.

This result also makes Stoner realize his ambition to end title drought in the circuit with a length of 4216 meters and a width of 16 meters. Because, from 29 times to win the MotoGP race, he had never been on the podium number one in Indy.

In 2008, the only Australian rider to finish in fourth place and missed in 2009 because of health problems. Last season, he had an accident at the start of the race. All that lived with Ducati rider status. Now, the wait is ending with Stoner performed brilliantly all weekend, which is enhanced with a seventh victory in the 2011 season.

Meanwhile, bad luck befell those Duati riders because they are impaired on the bike. While Valentino Rossi had entered the garage, but could continue the race and finish in 10th place, Nicky Hayden just kept languishing in the garage during the race three laps remaining.

The race story

Pedrosa did a very good start. From fourth position, he immediately raced to pole position, Stoner shift, which was slipped two ranks as well overtaken by Lorenzo. Meanwhile, Simoncelli was a brilliant maneuver that he successfully bulldoze several riders, including Nicky Hayden for fourth place so as to provide a threat to the three rivals who were at the front.

In the second lap, Lorenzo beat Stoner to two Repsol Honda rider led the race course. However, Pedrosa made a pretty big gap after setting the fastest time so he was 0.6 seconds ahead of Stoner. However, Stoner, who since the second free practice to qualifying to dominate, slowly could cut that gap so that the increasingly close to Pedrosa.

Fruitless endeavor Stoner on lap six. When cornering to the left, Stoner took from the inside so that she could precede Pedrosa. The leader of the standings are then instantly create a gap that makes it very likely to win. Two Repsol Honda rider was enough to leave its rivals far behind as Lorenzo who finished 2.9 seconds behind third already.

If getting away Stoner and Pedrosa did not get pressure, then it is different with competition in the back. Lorenzo should be aware of Simoncelli and exciting duel between Hayden, Ben Spies, and Andrea Dovizioso, in the race for fifth position. On the eighth lap, Dovizioso good maneuver to overtake Hayden when cornering to the right. Spies also took the opportunity to poke into the sixth.

At the same time, Stoner made a new record at the Indianapolis circuit when recording the fastest time of 1 minute 39.182 seconds to beat the best time is recorded Lorenzo last season. This at once makes Stoner farther ahead because 2.3 seconds ahead of Pedrosa. Fantastic performance that makes Stoner unstoppable again for the record seventh victory in the 2011 season. Meanwhile, Valentino Rossi actually a problem with the bike so that "The Doctor" sunk to the position of caretaker aka the 17th.

Spies, who had sunk into the middle row despite the start of the second order, slowly pushed forward. On lap 11, the host of this rider passes Dovizioso, before defeating Simoncelli, to threaten Lorenzo. Six laps later, Spies managed to beat Lorenzo in a straight line to occupy the top three. The position is probably the best that can be achieved because he had fallen 11.2 seconds off Stoner.

Apparently, the problem also whack Simoncelli. Front tire traction is reduced to the spiky Italian was unable to pushed his bike to the max. As a result, the position Simoncelli continued to sag. When the race with 10 laps remaining, "Super Sic 'slumped to eighth because overtaken Alvaro Bautista (Suzuki) and Colin Edwards (Yamaha Tech 3).

Poor motor performance did not make Rossi surrendered. Having had entered the garage, seven-times MotoGP world champion is struggling to avoid the position of caretaker. As the race entered lap 22, Rossi is slowly improving its position so that he could be at number 12. Meanwhile, Hayden fails to finish the race because while the remaining three laps, turn him into the garage due to having problems on the motor. It became a bad day for Ducati because Karel Abraham, who also uses the Ducati engine, was first stop on lap 21.

On the last lap, Rossi was again made a progress since made it through the Cal Crutchlow and Simoncelli so finish at number 10. Meanwhile, at the front there was no change in the composition of the rider for Stoner to finish first in line, followed by Pedrosa, Spies, Lorenzo, Dovizioso, Bautista, Edwards, Randy de Puniet, and Hiroshi Aoyama in the ninth.

For Stoner, all of its mission in Indianapolis GP are met. After winning the pole (the seventh in 2011), he also recorded a seventh victory, ending the worst story in Indy. Above all, Stoner now increasingly distant from the pursuit of Lorenzo, who became the closest rivals in the hunt for the world title in 2011.

- The Indianapolis GP

1. Casey Stoner 46:52.786
2. Dani Pedrosa +04,828
3. Ben Spies +10,603
4. Jorge Lorenzo +16,576
5. Andrea Dovizioso +17,202
6. Alvaro Bautista +30,447
7. Colin Edwards +39,690
8. Randy de Puniet +53,416
9. Hiroshi Aoyama +53,790
10. Valentino Rossi +55,345
11. Cal Crutchlow +57,184
12. Marco Simoncelli +01:00.141
13. Toni Elias +01:02.169
14. Hector Barbera +01:00.6
15. Nicky Hayden
16. Karel Abraham DNF
17. Loris Capirossi DNF

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