Saturday, June 15, 2013

Moto GP Round 06


                                                                                      
                                                                       



Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya



Free practice 


Yamaha Factory Racing's Italian rider Valentino Rossi lifts his front wheel at the end of the second Moto GP free practice of the Catalunya Grand Prix at the Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona, on June 14, 2013.






This weekend marks another milestone in the career of Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa.

This weekend marks another milestone in the career of Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa.
The 27-year-old has been surpassing all kinds of markers this season already and at his home round, the Grand Prix of Catalonia this weekend, he is all set to accomplish another achievement.
Round 6 of the 2013 campaign will mark Pedrosa's 200th career Grand Prix start, making him just the 19th rider in the 65-year history of GP racing to amass as many appearances.
At the age of 27 years and 260 days on Sunday, Pedrosa wlill be the youngest rider ever to make it 200.






Max Biaggi Tests Pramac Ducati GP13

 Max Biaggi returned to the MotoGP saddle, as the former Grand Prix competitor and two-time World SBK champion piloted the Pramac Racing GP13 during a two-day test at Mugello. Biaggi filled in for the Ducati satellite squad’s injured rider, Ben Spies, as the American continues to rehab his ailing shoulder.
Afternoon rain showers hampered testing on both Thursday and Friday, as Biaggi got accustomed to MotoGP’s current spec of carbon fiber brakes and Bridgestone tires. Biaggi last competed in MotoGP in 2005 aboard the Michelin-shod Repsol Honda RC211V. 

 

 



Race 



Pol Espargaro, Tuenti HP 40, Montmelo RAC


Dani Pedrosa, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team.


motogp


Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing


Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing
Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Marquez, 





Anna Vives, Jorge Lorenzo 





Paddock Girl, Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya 


Results 




Points
Num.
Rider
Nation
Team
Bike
Km/h    
Time/Gap
1

25
99
SPA
Yamaha Factory Racing
Yamaha
164.4
43'06.479
2
20
26
SPA
Repsol Honda Team
Honda
164.3
+1.763
3
16
93
SPA
Repsol Honda Team
Honda
164.3
+1.826
4
13
46
ITA
Yamaha Factory Racing
Yamaha
164.1
+5.874
5
11
6
GER
LCR Honda MotoGP
Honda
162.7
+26.756
6
10
38
GBR
Monster Yamaha Tech 3
Yamaha
162.4
+32.228
7
9
4
ITA
Ducati Team
Ducati
162.4
+32.692
8
8
41
SPA
Power Electronics Aspar
ART
160.8
+58.615
9
7
5
USA
NGM Mobile Forward Racing
FTR Kawasaki
160.5
+1'03.142
10
6
51
ITA
Ignite Pramac Racing
Ducati
160.1
+1'09.774
11
5
9
ITA
Came IodaRacing Project
Ioda-Suter
159.2
+1'24.377
12
4
71
ITA
NGM Mobile Forward Racing
FTR Kawasaki
158.7
+1'33.679
13
3
68
COL
Paul Bird Motorsport
ART
158.0
+1'45.355
14
2
67
AUS
GO&FUN Honda Gresini
FTR Honda
157.7
+1'50.745
15
1
77
SPA
Avintia Blusens
FTR
151.8
1 Lap
16

52
CZE
Came IodaRacing Project
Ioda-Suter
151.6
1 Lap





Standings 

As of: Catalunya Grand Prix



+/-
Points
Behind
Wins
1
Dani Pedrosa      -   Repsol Honda Team
123
2
2
Jorge Lorenzo       - Yamaha Factory Racing
116
7
3
3
Marc Marquez       - Repsol Honda Team
93
30
1
4
Cal Crutchlow       - Monster Yamaha Tech 3
71
52
0
5
Valentino Rossi     - Yamaha Factory Racing
+1
60
63
0
6
Andrea Dovizioso  - Ducati Team
-1
59
64
0
7
Nicky Hayden         - Ducati Team
45
78
0
8
Stefan Bradl            - LCR Honda MotoGP
+1
41
82
0
9
 Alvaro Bautista      - Go&Fun Honda Gresini
-1
38
85
0
10
 Aleix Espargaro     - Power Electronics Aspar
36
87
0
11
Bradley Smith          - Monster Yamaha Tech 3
34
89
0
12
Michele Pirro           - Pramac Racing Team
28
95
0
13
Andrea Iannone       - Pramac Racing Team
21
102
0
14
Hector Barbera        - Avintia Blusens
13
110
0
15
Danilo Petrucci        - Came IodaRacing Project
+2
13
110
0
16
Randy de Puniet       - Power Electronics Aspar
-1
11
112
0
17
Colin Edwards         - NGM Mobile Forward Racing
+2
10
113
0
18
Ben Spies                -  Pramac Racing Team
-2
9
114
0
19
Yonny Hernandez    - Paul Bird Motorsport
+1
6
117
0
20
Claudio Corti           - NGM Mobile Forward Racing
+3
4
119
0




News 


Successful Barcelona operation for Lorenzo

jorge Lorenzo successfully underwent surgery at the Hospital General de Catalunya in 

Barcelona, Spain on Thursday night to repair his fractured left collarbone.

Lorenzo sustained the injury when he crashed in Free Practice 2 for the Iveco TT Assen on Thursday afternoon. He was operated on by Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez of the Hospital General de Catalunya, assisted by Dr. Ana Carreras, Dr. Marcos Cots and Dr. Michele Zasa of the Clinica Mobile.

Crutchlow sets sights on 2014 factory ride

The Englishman entered MotoGP™ at the start of 2011 and secured two podium finishers last season plus a further pair so far this year, including a career-best result of second place in the French Grand Prix at Le Mans.
"As for my own future, whether I'll be with Ducati, Yamaha or Honda is yet to be decided," Crutchlow says in a column for BBC Sport. "We're in negotiations with them all and hopefully in the next couple of weeks we will know what we're doing.


Lorenzo’s ‘Graffiti’ helmet raises over €27,000

The 'Graffiti' design was completed in the weeks running up to the Barcelona race, in which Lorenzo would triumph for the third time. Immediately after the Grand Prix, the MotoGP™ World Champion revealed that the helmet would go up for sale.
Following a ten-day auction in which a total of 172 bids were put forward, the process came to a close at midday on Thursday with €27,101 being the final total. All proceeds will go to Spain’s Fundacion Itinerarium charity, which takes care of those with Down Syndrome.