Saturday, September 28, 2013

Motogp Round 14


Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón

29 Sep  MotorLand Aragon  Spain

Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón

Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón

Circuit info

Length: 5.078 m / 3.155 miles

Width: 15m

Left corners: 10

Right corners: 7

Longest straight: 968 m / 0.601 miles

Constructed: 2009


Race Length:       MotoGP   Moto2   Moto3
Laps          2/3 of laps  Total Distance
23 -                          116.8 km - 72.6 miles


An ultra-modern facility, MotorLand Aragón had its roots firmly established thanks to a solid history of street racing in Alcañiz, which hosted events between 1963 and 2003. Safety advice warning against the continuation of this led to the proposal and construction of a sporting complex dedicated to motorsport.

With support from local institutions, renowned German architect Hermann Tilke was commissioned to design the facility. The circuit, which is 5.077km long and has 17 turns, was roundly praised by riders after its first Grand Prix in 2010, and it was rewarded with the IRTA Best Grand Prix of the Year award, the first time a circuit had received the prize in its debut year.

MotoGP Race Classification 2012

Alcañiz, Sunday, September 30, 2012

12526Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda166.242'10.444
22099Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha165.76.472
3164Andrea DOVIZIOSOITAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha165.411.047
41335Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha165.411.184
51111Ben SPIESUSAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha165.313.786
61019Alvaro BAUTISTASPASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda164.328.166
7956Jonathan REAGBRRepsol Honda TeamHonda164.132.29
8846Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati163.344.432
9717Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati162.557.417
10641Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART162.458.525
11514Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART162.359.863
1248Hector BARBERASPAPramac Racing TeamDucati161.4+1'14.561
13368Yonny HERNANDEZCOLAvintia BlusensBQR161.3+1'16.159
14277James ELLISONGBRPaul Bird MotorsportART161.3+1'16.580
15151Michele PIRROITASan Carlo Honda GresiniFTR160.7+1'25.815
1654Mattia PASINIITASpeed MasterART160.3+1'31.801
179Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter159.7+1'42.300
185Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingSuter156.31 Lap

MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 2 Classification 2013

Alcañiz, Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
193Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda328.91'47.804
299Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha329.51'47.8140.010 / 0.010
326Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda3341'47.9570.153 / 0.143
446Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha329.71'47.9620.158 / 0.005
56Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda334.61'48.1280.324 / 0.166
619Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda330.41'48.3020.498 / 0.174
735Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha323.81'48.6530.849 / 0.351
838Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha328.21'48.8541.050 / 0.201
94Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati327.71'49.2191.415 / 0.365
1041Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART317.81'49.3481.544 / 0.129
1169Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati330.81'49.4281.624 / 0.080
1229Andrea IANNONEITAEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati324.31'50.0942.290 / 0.666

MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 1  Classification 2013

Alcañiz, Saturday, September 28, 2013

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
138Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha326.31'49.724
229Andrea IANNONEITAEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati327.91'50.3940.670 / 0.670
368Yonny HERNANDEZCOLIgnite Pramac RacingDucati325.21'50.6850.961 / 0.291
47Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNAvintia BlusensFTR312.91'50.9951.271 / 0.310
59Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter3061'51.0301.306 / 0.035
614Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART311.81'51.2971.573 / 0.267
75Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki3111'51.3271.603 / 0.030
871Claudio CORTIITANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki312.61'51.5191.795 / 0.192
98Hector BARBERASPAAvintia BlusensFTR318.11'51.5521.828 / 0.033
1070Michael LAVERTYGBRPaul Bird MotorsportART313.11'51.6391.915 / 0.087
1167Bryan STARINGAUSGO&FUN Honda GresiniFTR Honda310.71'52.1022.378 / 0.463
1223Luca SCASSAITACardion AB MotoracingART3111'52.3052.581 / 0.203
1352Lukas PESEKCZECame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter303.41'52.9893.265 / 0.684
1450Damian CUDLINAUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM311.61'53.5213.797 / 0.532
Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing, Aragón Q2

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Aragón Q2

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Aragón Q2

Lorenzo, Marquez, Pedrosa, Yamaha Factory Racing, Repsol Honda Team, Aragón Q2

Marquez beats Lorenzo to Aragón pole

Championship leader Marc Marquez has achieved his seventh pole position of the MotoGP™ season, edging out Jorge Lorenzo by one hundredth of a second at MotorLand Aragon. Last year’s winner Dani Pedrosa will start third, with Valentino Rossi and Stefan Bradl completing the top five.

Marquez’s seventh pole and third in succession came following a tight battle in north-eastern Spain, with MotorLand Aragón being one of seven anti-clockwise circuits on the current calendar. Lorenzo had topped the timesheets on Friday morning before Marquez moved ahead, although – following a damp third session – it was Pedrosa who led the way in final practice ahead of qualifying.

The record pole time was delivered by Marquez in the form of 1’47.804, with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Lorenzo preventing a Repsol Honda Team qualifying one-two. This means the top three on the grid will start in championship order, with Marquez holding a 34-point advantage over both of his rivals. Lorenzo’s teammate Valentino Rossi also saw his grid place match his position in the championship, being demoted from second to fourth in the final moments, ahead of Honda satellite riders Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda MotoGP) and Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini).

Struggling for top speed on Aragón’s kilometre-long back straight, Cal Crutchlow could muster no more than seventh place while Monster Yamaha Tech3 teammate Bradley Smith qualified eighth and only two tenths of a second slower, having progressed from Q1 after being denied the chance of a direct Q2 position due chiefly to track conditions in third practice. Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso and Power Electronics Aspar’s Aleix Espargaro (the leading CRT runner) completed the top ten, while Ducati’s Nicky Hayden (11th) was unable to meet his second row target and Energy T.I. Pramac’s Andrea Iannone (12th) rounded out the first half of the grid.

Yonny Hernandez enjoyed a strong debut for Ignite Pramac Racing and almost a spot in Q2 en route to 13th place, while Aspar’s Randy de Puniet settled for 16th following problems. Italian debutant Luca Scassa (Cardion AB Motoracing) will head up the back row from 22nd, covering for Karel Abraham who is out for the rest of the season, while Australia’s Damian Cudlin – replacing Hernandez at PBM for both Aragón and Phillip Island – experienced a crash from which he suffered minor injuries to his right hand and arm. This weekend’s race marks Round 14 of 2013 and the fourth at MotorLand Aragón, which first appeared on the MotoGP™ calendar in 2010.

Race Day

Motogp Round 14   Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Motogp Round 14  MotoGP Aragón RAC

Motogp Round 14  MotoGP Aragón RAC

Motogp Round 14  MotoGP Aragón RAC

Motogp Round 14   MotoGP Aragón RAC
Motogp Round 14  MotoGP Aragón RAC
Motogp Round 14   Pedrosa Crash, Repsol Honda Team
Motogp Round 14  Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing
Motogp Round 14  Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
Motogp Round 14   Lorenzo, Marquez, Rossi

Paddock Girls

Motogp Round 14 Paddock Girls

Motogp Round 14 Paddock Girls

Motogp Round 14 Paddock Girls

Motogp Round 14 Paddock Girls

Motogp Round 14 Paddock Girls

Motogp Round 14 Paddock Girls

MotoGP Race Classification 2013 

Alcañiz, Sunday, September 29, 2013

12593Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda166.642'03.459
22099Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha166.51.356
31646Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha165.712.927
41319Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda165.713.787
5116Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda165.713.973
61035Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha165.614.662
7938Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha164.531.22
884Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati163.940.671
9769Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati163.153.413
10629Andrea IANNONEITAEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati16355.067
11541Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART162.858.001
12468Yonny HERNANDEZCOLIgnite Pramac RacingDucati162.4+1'05.513
13314Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART162.3+1'06.589
1427Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNAvintia BlusensFTR162.2+1'08.674
15171Claudio CORTIITANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki162.1+1'09.130
165Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki161.9+1'12.041
1723Luca SCASSAITACardion AB MotoracingART159.9+1'45.152
1867Bryan STARINGAUSGO&FUN Honda GresiniFTR Honda159.9+1'45.228
1952Lukas PESEKCZECame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter159.9+1'45.583

Moto2 Race Classification 2013

12518Nicolas TEROLSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter158.940'15.232
22080Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex158.81.736
31640Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex158.73.53
41345Scott REDDINGGBRMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex158.63.783
51136Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex158.64.049
61081Jordi TORRESSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter158.111.602
795Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter157.816.298
8860Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex157.718.765
9754Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up157.422.266
10611Sandro CORTESEGERDynavolt Intact GPKalex157.323.757

Moto3 Race Classification 2013

12542Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM15240'04.214
22025Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM1520.426
31612Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM151.212.377
41339Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM15116.416
51144Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra15116.496
61065Philipp OETTLGERTec Interwetten Moto3 RacingKalex KTM150.721.539
7994Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM150.425.255
885Romano FENATIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda150.327.711
9761Arthur SISSISAUSRed Bull KTM AjoKTM150.327.888
1067Efren VAZQUEZSPAMahindra RacingMahindra150.228.977

Marquez wins from Lorenzo as Pedrosa crashes

Marc Marquez has increased his possibilities of becoming a rookie MotoGP™ World Champion by claiming his sixth victory of 2013 in the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragón. Current title holder Jorge Lorenzo was overtaken by the newcomer en route to second place, as Dani Pedrosa crashed out of the race on the sixth lap.

Starting from his seventh pole position of the season, Marquez had beaten Lorenzo by one hundredth of a second on Saturday whereas last year’s Aragón winner Pedrosa was starting on the front row for the first time since Indianapolis. Yamaha Factory Racing’s Lorenzo grabbed the lead at the start, as the Repsol Honda Team riders immediately went to battle at the second corner.

The critical moment of the afternoon, and perhaps of the 2013 World Championship, would come on Lap 6. As both Hondas closed in on Lorenzo for the lead, Marquez ran third but appeared to out-brake himself at Turn 12. Moments later, Pedrosa dramatically highsided out of the race and it was later confirmed that the two teammates had made contact. The moment allowed Lorenzo to extend his lead to 1.7 seconds, although he was caught by Marquez and overhauled at the same corner eight laps later. The championship lead now increases to 39 points with 100 left on offer.

Lorenzo’s teammate Valentino Rossi finished on the podium for the first time since Laguna Seca, fending off GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista, LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl and Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow in a highly entertaining four-rider contest. Tech3’s Bradley Smith, Ducati Team duo Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden and Energy T.I. Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone completed the top ten, while Power Electronics Aspar’s Aleix Espargaro was once again the leading CRT runner in 11th spot. In 17th place, Italian Luca Scassa ended his debut with Cardion AB Motoracing ahead of two other CRT machines, covering for Karel Abraham who has been ruled out of action for the rest of the campaign.

A total of five riders failed to finish. Pedrosa retired for the first time this year on his 28th birthday, while PBM’s Michael Laverty and Came IodaRacing Project’s Danilo Petrucci were put out of action on the opening lap in an incident also involving Scassa. On his return to MotoGP™, Australia’s Damian Cudlin suffered gearbox issues while Avintia Blusens’ Hector Barbera pulled into the pits, having already changed bikes after encountering pre-race problems with his original.

With four races remaining in the 2013 season, the drama will continue at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix in two weekends’ time.

Rossi reacts to 146th premier class podium

Valentino Rossi was back on the podium for the fifth time in 2013 and the 146th time in his premier class career at the Gran Premio Iveco de Aragon on Sunday.

The nine-time World Champion took advantage of the highside crash of Dani Pedrosa in front of him during the race to slot in behind Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo and was happy to return to the rostrum.

However, it was not an easy ride, with The Doctor fending off the challenge of Alvaro Bautista towards the end of the 23 lap MotorLand contest and with Stefan Bradl and Cal Crutchlow also hovering nearby for most of the race.

“At the end, the battle was very hard. I always had Bradl very close and in the end I had Bautista, who was also very fast; he overtook me and was able to make up a bit of a gap. Afterwards, I was able to come back and overtake and did the last lap very much on the limit because I wanted to try and arrive on the podium. Also, I had to pay attention because Crutchlow was not so far behind,” sated Rossi post-race.

Although satisfied to be up on the rostrum again, the Yamaha Factory Racing rider acknowledged he wanted to be closer to the front, having finished 13 seconds adrift of Marquez.

“It is always positive and a great result to be on the podium, but I expected a little bit more from the race,” he continued.

“I want to go faster and be closer to the top guys because all weekend, especially yesterday, it was not so bad. I decided for the harder tyre on the front – Jorge and Marc had the softer – and after some laps I was in a lot of trouble with understeer and under braking. I tried the maximum and wasn’t strong enough, but this result is good for the team and I and we will try again next time in Malaysia.”

Lorenzo: ‘I pushed to the limits’

World Champion Jorge Lorenzo says he ‘pushed to the limits’ in Sunday’s 23 lap Gran Premio Iveco de Aragon race, but it was not enough to prevent another Marc Marquez victory.

Lorenzo made a brilliant start to the race from second on the grid and it looked in the early stages of the race as if he could repeat his Silverstone and Misano victories, as he cranked up the pressure.

But despite Marquez clashing with teammate Dani Pedrosa behind Lorenzo - or perhaps even as a result of the collision which took an improving Pedrosa out – it would eventually be the Repsol Honda rookie who triumphed over his Yamaha Factory Racing rival at the MotorLand circuit.

Marquez and Lorenzo flew away from the rest of the field after the Pedrosa incident and would both finish well over 10 seconds ahead of third placed Valentino Rossi, but Lorenzo eventually missed out on a third successive victory by +1.356s.

Afterwards he explained, “Like always, I tried to open up a gap at the beginning, but when Marc recovered all of that gap I just relaxed to try and save a bit of energy to try and be with him at the end of the race. Really, he was stronger all weekend. I pushed to the limits to follow him, but it was impossible. No excuses. He was faster today and we have to think about the next race.”

Lorenzo also explained the set-up changes made on Sunday and how he had hoped they would improve his performance, ultimately to no avail, stating, “The tactic was to try and improve the bike in the Warm-Up. Finally, we gained a little bit with turn-in. The turn-in was better but on braking it was worse – I was losing so much compared with Marc.”

MotoGP World Standing 2013

1Marc MARQUEZHondaSPA278
2Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA239
3Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA219
4Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA185
6Stefan BRADLHondaGER135
7Alvaro BAUTISTAHondaSPA125
8Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiITA112
9Nicky HAYDENDucatiUSA102
10Bradley SMITHYamahaGBR80
12Michele PIRRODucatiITA50
13Andrea IANNONEDucatiITA47
14Colin EDWARDSFTR KawasakiUSA31
17Danilo PETRUCCIIoda-SuterITA23
18Yonny HERNANDEZDucatiCOL11
19Ben SPIESDucatiUSA9
20Claudio CORTIFTR KawasakiITA8

Moto2 World Standing 2013

1Scott REDDINGKalexGBR215
3Esteve RABATKalexSPA171
4Mika KALLIOKalexFIN143
5Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN130
6Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI122
7Johann ZARCOSuterFRA113
8Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA108
9Thomas LUTHISuterSWI94
10Jordi TORRESSuterSPA83

Moto3 World Standing 2013

5Jonas FOLGERKalex KTMGER129
6Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR115
8Alexis MASBOUFTR HondaFRA69
9Efren VAZQUEZMahindraSPA62

Casey Stoner set for Phillip Island return

One year after retiring from MotoGP™, Australian hero Casey Stoner will return to the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit to join fellow Aussie World Champions Wayne Gardner and Mick Doohan for a lap of honour at the 2013 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
There are only three riders who have been recognised with their own stretch of bitumen at the renowned Phillip Island track and it is fitting that all three will ride together in a once-in-a-lifetime display for fans at next month’s MotoGP™ event.

Stoner has completed hundreds of laps around the 4.445km circuit on race weekends but 2013 will be something different for the two-time World Champion.

"The 2012 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix was a fairytale ending to my MotoGP™ career," he said. "It will be nice to take to the track with Mick and Wayne this year without the pressure of competing. I look forward to enjoying it and mixing with the fans that have supported me throughout my career."

Stoner has won the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix for the last six years in a row and in 115 MotoGP™ outings started on pole 39 times, set 29 fastest laps and took 69 podium finishes. He won 38 times; only Rossi, his great compatriot Giacomo Agostini and Mick Doohan stand above him on the all-time premier class winners’ list.

Stoner will be joined by Gardner and Doohan on 20 October, just moments before the start of the 2013 Tissot Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix in which a new King of Phillip Island will be crowned.