First corner antics could haunt Lorenzo
CASEY Stoner was gifted an easier time at Assen when Jorge Lorenzo was taken out at the first corner by a wild and out-of-control Alvaro Bautista.
Pedrosa led from turn one for the majority of the race, but Stoner was right on his tail. Stoner pulled the pin in the latter part of the race, while Spies and Dovizioso scrapped for the last spot on the podium.
Dovizioso came out on top - a huge blow for Spies, who suffered problems with his rear Bridgestone during the race and who's factory seat is already being linked to Dovi in 2013.
Spies wasn't the only rider to suffer tyre problems, Valentino Rossi was another rider who suffered a de-laminating Bridgestone. He pitted with 10 laps to go to change the rear tyre, eventually finishing in 13th.
MotoGP Race Results Assen 2012
1. Casey Stoner Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 19.855s2. Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda (RC213V) 41m 24.820s3. Andrea Dovizioso Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 41m 31.849s4. Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 41m 34.630s5. Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 41m 41.929s6. Nicky Hayden Ducati Team (GP12) 41m 51.515s7. Hector Barbera Pramac Racing (GP12) 42m 18.962s8. Randy De Puniet Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT) 42m 24.296s9. Michele Pirro San Carlo Honda Gresini (FTR-Honda CRT) 42m 26.835s10. Mattia Pasini Speed Master (ART CRT) 42m 44.942s11. Danilo Petrucci Came IodaRacing (Ioda-Aprilia CRT) 42m 51.958s12. Ivan Silva Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT) 42m 53.652s13. Valentino Rossi Ducati Team (GP12) +1 lap14. James Ellison Paul Bird Motorsport (ART CRT) +1 lapDNFAleix Espargaro Power Electronics Aspar (ART CRT)Colin Edwards NGM Forward Racing (Suter-BMW CRT)Yonny Hernandez Avintia Blusens (FTR-Kawasaki CRT)Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V)Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1)Alvaro Bautista San Carlo Honda Gresini (RC213V)DNSKarel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing (GP12)
Posted: 01/07/2012 at 15:49
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Posted: 01/07/2012 at 20:33
Agree with fluke,it was totally stupid. Moto GP isn't a game,someone got killed last year as we all know.He should be banned for the rest of the season.To his credit he didn't try to make excuses when he was interviewed on the TV afterwards and was very apologetic.Thankfully no-one was badly hurt but that's no thanks to him.
Posted: 01/07/2012 at 23:43
Posted: 02/07/2012 at 01:15
Posted: 02/07/2012 at 07:11
his ambition out-weighed his talent?......
I didn't hear anyone shouting to ban Valentino after his very simmilar incident with Stoner.
Posted: 02/07/2012 at 11:02
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Posted: 03/07/2012 at 03:05
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