Friday, August 30, 2013

Motogp Round 12

Hertz British Grand Prix    

Hertz British Grand Prix    

Circuit info

Length: 5.900 m / 3.666 miles                                        
Width: 17m
Left corners: 8
Right corners: 10
Longest straight: 770 m / 0.478 miles
Constructed: 1948
Modified: 2011
Race Length: MotoGP
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
20 - 118.0 km - 73.3 miles

Hertz British Grand Prix    


With more than 60 years of history Silverstone has become one of the most prestigious venues dedicated to motorsport. Completely revamped in recent years, a multimillion pound investment saw the completion in 2010 of a first phase of works to greatly improve the venue, making it one of the fastest tracks on the MotoGP calendar and earning high praise from the World Championship riders who enjoyed the new layout. The ‘Silverstone Wing’, a state-of-the-art, multi-million pound complex, became a new landmark at the circuit from 2011, thus adding to already breathtaking facilities at Silverstone.

MotoGP Race Classification 2012

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

1       25          99            Jorge LORENZO               SPA             Yamaha Factory Racing     Yamaha         171.5              41'16.429

2      20           1             Casey STONER                   AUS          Repsol Honda Team            Honda           171.3              +3.313

3      16            26          Dani PEDROSA                 SPA           Repsol Honda Team             Honda           171.3              +3.599

4     13            19           Alvaro BAUTISTA             SPA         San Carlo Honda Gresini     Honda           171.2              +5.196

5     11           11            Ben SPIES                            USA         Yamaha Factory Racing       Yamaha         170.7              +11.531

6     10            35           Cal CRUTCHLOW              GBR         Monster Yamaha Tech 3      Yamaha         170.5              +15.112

7      9            69            Nicky HAYDEN                   USA        Ducati Team                           Ducati           170.5              +15.527

8      8             6             Stefan BRADL                    GER         LCR Honda MotoGP              Honda           170.0              +22.521

9      7             46           Valentino ROSSI                  ITA        Ducati Team                            Ducati            169.1              +36.138

10    6             8             Hector BARBERA              SPA        Racing Team                            Ducati            168.7              +41.328

11    5            41            Aleix ESPARGARO            SPA       Power Electronics                     Aspar ART  167.3              +1'03.157

12    4            14            Randy DE PUNIET             FRA       Power Electronics                    Aspar ART   167.3              +1'03.443

13    3            51            Michele PIRRO                     ITA      San Carlo Honda Gresini         FTR                167.0              +1'07.290

14    2            77            James ELLISON               GBR          Paul Bird Motorsport               ART               166.5             +1'14.782

15    1           68             Yonny HERNANDEZ  COL              Avintia Blusens                       BQR               166.5             +1'15.108

16    5                            Colin EDWARDS        USA                NGM Mobile Forward Racing         Suter              165.5              +1'29.899

17    9                            Danilo PETRUCCI      ITA                   Came IodaRacing Project     Ioda               164.9              +1'40.302

18    22                          Ivan SILVA                 SPA                  Avintia Blusens                     BQR               164.1              +1'52.099

19    4                            Andrea DOVIZIOSO  ITA                  Monster Yamaha Tech 3      Yamaha          160.7              1 Lap

Motogp News

Friday, 30 August 2013

Lorenzo quickest on Day 1 of British GP

Reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo was fastest as the Hertz British Grand Prix weekend began at Silverstone on Friday. The Yamaha Factory Racing rider and last year’s winner led championship leader Marc Marquez and his Repsol Honda Team partner Dani Pedrosa.
Very light rain had affected Moto3™ practice during the morning, but blue skies were prominent over Northamptonshire by the time the afternoon arrived, accompanied by a steady breeze. Lorenzo led the way with his best effort of 2’02.734, two tenths up on Marquez whose last Silverstone victory came in the 125 class three years ago. Behind Pedrosa, the top five was rounded out by GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista – the 2012 pole-sitter – and Lorenzo’s teammate Valentino Rossi.


Home favourite Cal Crutchlow was sixth, two places ahead of teammate Bradley Smith as the pair of Monster Yamaha Tech3 riders sandwiched Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso into seventh place, with his own teammate Nicky Hayden completing the top ten behind LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl. Aleix Espargaro was 11th for Power Electronics Aspar, leading the way in the CRT ranks from the ART machine of PBM’s Yonny Hernandez. For 2013, the start line has returned to the National Straight for logistical reasons. 

Aspar confirms new Aprilia package for 2014

Power Electronics Aspar will continue working with Aprilia as the company introduces a complete overhaul of its bike package for the 2014 MotoGP™ season.
Over recent weeks, the Valencia-based team has been considering whether to switch to a Honda ‘production racer’ machine or continue working with Aprilia, but only if the latter decided to produce an upgraded machine. Speaking with at Silverstone on Friday afternoon, Team Manager Gino Borsoi explained the choice to remain with Aprilia.
"We have had some good news from Aprilia, who have decided to more or less rebuild the bike," explained Borsoi, as Aspar continues to dominate this year’s CRT ranks with rider Aleix Espargaro.
"From next season we will get a completely new package: new frame, new aerodynamics, new engine. We are happy and I think we will have a really good bike for next season. (Aprilia) are still thinking about whether to go with the (spec) Dorna ECU software; I think we will know the final decision in a few weeks."
The Italian did not deny that the new engine will include pneumatic values and also acknowledged that Aprilia is working on seamless transmission, but was unable to confirm whether it will be available from the start of next season:
"We don’t know right now, they are starting to think about it. They do have a seamless project and maybe in the future we can get it."
A selection of riders remain possibilities for the Aspar outfit, which currently runs aforementioned Spaniard Espargaro alongside France’s Randy de Puniet.
"Right now we are still talking with a few riders," Borsoi continues. "We have some ideas on the table and I hope during this weekend, or by Misano at the latest, we will know our riders for the future."
As well as current employees Espargaro and de Puniet, other riders linked to Aspar for next year include Sylvain Guintoli, Eugene Laverty and 2006 World Champion Nicky Hayden.

Crutchlow and Smith make a decent start

The most important weekend of the season for British riders Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith got off to an acceptable start at Silverstone on Friday.
Crutchlow demonstrated his determination to be the first British rider since 2000 to finish on the premier class podium at the British round of the World Championship, when he made a strong start to the day by ending FP1 in third position.

Lap times tumbled in warmer conditions in FP2 and, while Crutchlow was able to knock over one and a half seconds off his best pace, he slipped down the timesheet to sixth, though he was less than on tenth behind fourth-placed Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini).

"This morning wasn’t too bad and I was satisfied to be in the top three, but it was a bit more a struggle in FP2," Crutchlow explained. "We were trying the bike with different settings and at the moment I’ve not made a decision on which is the direction to go. I need to improve in two sectors to be faster and more competitive and one area we need to work on is front end grip, because I had too much wheelie. We will have a good look at the data tonight to make sure I’m stronger tomorrow."

For Crutchlow’s Monster Yamaha Tech3 rookie teammate Smith, it was of course a first experience of the long and technical Silverstone layout on a MotoGP machine.

The 22-year-old was ninth fastest in the morning and in FP2 quickened from a 2’05.108 best time to 2’03.750 - that major improvement promoting him into eighth on combined times and reducing the gap to P1 to just over one second.

"It was a positive day because I found a good setting this morning and then it was a case of tweaking it to suit this track," stated Smith. "For the first time all season I have tried all the tyre options for the front and rear in one day, so we have evaluated a lot and got a clear way to follow for the rest of the weekend.

"This track is certainly designed for MotoGP. It is so fast and open that you really get to explore the bike’s full potential. I will enjoy riding the YZR-M1 this weekend and as I get faster I am sure it will be even more fun."

Heading to Silverstone, Crutchlow and Smith are placed fifth and 11th overall.


MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 2

Silverstone, Saturday, August 31, 2013


Fastest Lap:               Lap: 6 Marc MARQUEZ 2'00.691 175.9 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:   2012 Jorge LORENZO 2'02.888 172.8 Km/h
Best Lap: 2013          Marc MARQUEZ 2'00.691 175.9 Km/h

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
193Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda323.52'00.691
299Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha3222'00.8190.128 / 0.128
335Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha319.72'01.4250.734 / 0.606
46Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda326.32'01.5580.867 / 0.133
526Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda323.12'01.6240.933 / 0.066
646Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha322.32'02.1091.418 / 0.485
74Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati321.32'02.1231.432 / 0.014
819Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda325.22'02.2521.561 / 0.129
969Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati321.32'02.2891.598 / 0.037
1038Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha3202'02.4091.718 / 0.120
115Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki308.22'04.0323.341 / 1.623
41Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART

Lorenzo, Marquez, Crutchlow, Yamaha Factory Racing, Repsol Honda Team, Monster Yamaha Tech 3, Silverstone Q2
Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing, Silverstone FP3

MotoGP Race Classification 2013 

Silverstone, Sunday, September 01, 2013

12599Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha173.240'52.515
22093Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda173.20.081
31626Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda173.11.551
41346Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha172.213.233
51119Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda172.213.298
6106Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda171.720.227
7935Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha171.326.299
8869Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati170.735.993
9738Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha170.636.119
10641Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART169.553.196
11529Andrea IANNONEITAEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati169.159.058
12451Michele PIRROITAIgnite Pramac RacingDucati169+1'00.710
1338Hector BARBERASPAAvintia BlusensFTR168.9+1'01.690
1425Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki168.9+1'01.843
1519Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter168.4+1'08.833
1614Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART168.4+1'09.063
1771Claudio CORTIITANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki167.9+1'16.474
187Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNAvintia BlusensFTR167.9+1'16.535
1970Michael LAVERTYGBRPaul Bird MotorsportPBM166.9+1'32.057
2068Yonny HERNANDEZCOLPaul Bird MotorsportART166.6+1'36.224
2167Bryan STARINGAUSGO&FUN Honda GresiniFTR Honda165+2'00.635


Pole Lap:                  Marc MARQUEZ 2'00.691 175.9 Km/h
Fastest Lap:                Lap: 6 Dani PEDROSA 2'01.941 174.1 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:     2013 Dani PEDROSA 2'01.941 174.1 Km/h
Best Lap: 2013           Marc MARQUEZ 2'00.691 175.9 Km/h

MotoGP Silverstone RAC

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Silverstone RAC

Alvaro Bautista, GO&FUN Honda Gresini, Silverstone RAC

Nicky Hayden, Ducati Team, Silverstone

Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Yamaha Factory Racing, Silverstone RAC

Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Yamaha Factory Racing, Silverstone RAC

Paddock Girls

Paddock Girl, Hertz British Grand Prix

Paddock Girl, Hertz British Grand Prix
Paddock Girl, Hertz British Grand Prix
Paddock Girl, Hertz British Grand Prix
Paddock Girl, Hertz British Grand Prix

Paddock Girl, Hertz British Grand Prix

MotoGP Standings

1Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team2335
2Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda Team203302
3Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing194394
4Valentino Rossi - Yamaha Factory Racing156771
5Cal Crutchlow - Monster Yamaha Tech 3136970
6Stefan Bradl - LCR Honda MotoGP1131200
7Alvaro Bautista - Go&Fun Honda Gresini11031300
8Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team-1961370
9Nicky Hayden - Ducati Team881450
10Aleix Espargaro - Power Electronics Aspar681650
11Bradley Smith - Monster Yamaha Tech 3661670
12Michele Pirro - Pramac Racing Team441890
13Andrea Iannone - Pramac Racing Team411920
14Colin Edwards - NGM Mobile Forward Racing272060
15Hector Barbera - Avintia Blusens272060
16Danilo Petrucci - Came IodaRacing Project222110
17Randy de Puniet - Power Electronics Aspar202130
18Ben Spies - Pramac Racing Team92240
19Claudio Corti - NGM Mobile Forward Racing72260
20Yonny Hernandez - Paul Bird Motorsport72260

Rossi: ‘This was better than Brno’

Sunday, 1 September 2013

Valentino Rossi will look for better race pace at Misano after finishing fourth for a third consecutive Grand Prix weekend at Silverstone
The nine-time World Champion has now finished in the top four at the last six races, but has been unable to get onto the podium since a run of three rostrum finishes concluded at Laguna Seca.

A lack of cutting edge pace in qualifying and early in races appears to be his main issue, but identifying the problem is easier then solving it. The introduction of the seamless gearbox for Yamaha cannot come soon enough for the Italian who will of course hope for a strong result at Misano in two weeks.

Rossi made an excellent start from sixth on the grid at Silverstone, initially jumping three places to slot in behind Marc Marquez in third position. Still struggling to find an optimum set up for the first few race laps, he then slipped back to sixth before mounting a trademark fight back.

With 12 laps to go Rossi was swapping positions in a close fight with Stefan Bradl, emerging the victor two laps later and then hunting down Alvaro Bautista in fourth. The battle with Bautista was to begin with just three laps remaining and continue to the finish line, Rossi’s race craft eventually giving him the upper hand and earning him fourth place at the flag.

The legendary Italian stated, “For me this result is a bit more positive than in Brno. Every time I come here I have a bad result, this time we worked in a different and better way. The fourth place is better than in Brno, but it is still a fourth place.”

“Unfortunately I made a good start but in the first laps the other guys between the second and seventh lap were a lot faster than me, but the second half of the race was not so bad,” he added.

“We will continue to work hard, we never give up and are not so far now. We have a constant pace and we are nearly there but we need to go a bit faster, we still have to work to improve our pace.”

Rossi continues in fourth in the standings, now on 156 points and increasing the gap to Cal Crutchlow in fifth to 20 points.

Moto3 Race Results 

12539Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM157.138'17.291
22042Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM157.10.049
31612Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM157.10.698
41325Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM157.10.849
51144Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra155.720.561
61094Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM155.720.625
798Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology - RTGFTR Honda155.720.631
8810Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldFTR Honda155.720.882
9784Jakub KORNFEILCZERedox RW Racing GPKalex KTM155.424.97
1067Efren VAZQUEZSPAMahindra RacingMahindra155.425.288

Moto2 Race Results 

12545Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex16638'22.897
22030Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex165.91.066
31612Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2 RacingSuter165.91.17
41380Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex165.91.427
51177Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter165.82.226
61036Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex165.48.142
795Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter165.112.146
8840Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex16513.228
973Simone CORSIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up164.915.162
10654Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up164.915.225