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MotoGP: Lorenzo wins San Marino GP

Jorge Lorenzo won the San Marino GP at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli ahead of the two HRC riders Marc Marquez and Dan Pedrosa. Marquez started from Pole, but had a bad start, so Lorenzo was going into the lead. Also Pedrosa passed Marquez for 2nd place. But Marquez soon got the position back, what led to the story of the race. Pedrosa made a surprise move on Marcquez, but the 20 years old rider got the spot back afterwards. It was an fantastic battle. Lorenzo meanwhile had a 4 seconds lead to the two Honda riders and held that lead until the end. Bradl was following Crutchlow for more than 20 laps, before he overtoke the brit in the last lap for 5th place. Rossi had a solid 4th.

In CRT, Espargero was having a incredible Qualifying with 6th on the grid. But he made a jump start and had to make a ride through penalty. He ended being 2nd in the CRT class and 13th overall behind Forward Racing rider Colin Edwards.

The next GP is at Aragon, Spain on the 29th of September

V8SC: Stoner will leave V8SC after this season

2-time MotoGP champion Casey Stoner will retire from V8 Supercars racing after only one season.

He was driving a Holden V8 Commodore in the V8 Dunlop Series from Triple Eight Motorsports.

His best finish was a fifth place in Race 3 at Ipswich.

Stoner said that he needs a breack from all the racing stress and will only drive one or two races in 2014.

The 27 years old driver was testing the current Honda MotoGP machine at Motegi. There were romours that he will comeback to MotoGP, but that’s unlikely to happen.

MotoGP: Lorenzo wins dramatic Silverstone GP

Marc Marquez started from Pole, with injured collarbone after his Warm Up crash in the morning. This time he had a quite good start, but Lorenzo was able to overatke him after Turn 1.

Crutchlow had a miserable beginning, he started from 3rd and dropped down the order till 7th place.

Stefan Bradl overtook Valentino Rossi for 3rd at the end of the first lap, but even lost two positions in the next lap to Pedrosa, Rossi and Gresini rider Bautista.

Pedrosa was the fastest on the track catching up to Marquez. Marquez folowed Lorenzo for a long time, he was waiting to do a move on him on the last laps, which eventually happend.

The Honda rider overtook Lorenzo three laps until the end, but Lorenzo got the position back later in this lap.

Marquez then had quite gap between him and the #99 Yamaha rider, but then they both came to the last complex of the track. The 2012 Moto2 world champion made a move on the inside, the next corner was then a right hander and the HRC rider tried to make it on the outside as Lorenzo was still beside him.

Lorenzo got the momentun out of this corner and secured the lead until the checkered flag was waved. Pedrosa was 3rd.

Meanwhile Rossi battled with Bautista for 4th, as Bautista made a move on Rossi after the ”Meggets and Bekkets” corners. Rossi got the postion back in the new area of Silverstone and finished 4th.

Bradl and Crutchlow were on a lonley 6th and 7th. Crutchlow’s teammate Bradley Smith battled with the two Ducati riders again, Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizsio.”Dovi” crashed out, Smith ended up being 8th.

Aleixs Espargaro won the CRT class for Aspar ahead of Forward rider Colin Edwards.

The next GP of the MotoGP is at the 12th of September at Marco Simoncelli Misano Circuit in San Marino.

Full results:
1 99 J. Lorenzo Yamaha Yamaha 40:52.515 20
2 93 M. Marquez Honda Honda 40:52.596 0.081 20
3 26 D. Pedrosa Honda Honda 40:54.066 1.551 1.470 20
4 46 V. Rossi Yamaha Yamaha 41:05.748 13.233 11.682 20
5 19 A. Bautista Gresini Honda 41:05.813 13.298 0.065 20
6 6 S. Bradl LCR Honda 41:12.742 20.227 6.929 20
7 35 C. Crutchlow Tech 3 Yamaha 41:18.814 26.299 6.072 20
8 69 N. Hayden Ducati Ducati 41:28.508 35.993 9.694 20
9 38 B. Smith Tech 3 Yamaha 41:28.634 36.119 0.126 20
10 41 A. Espargaro Aspar ART 41:45.711 53.196 17.077 20 CRT
11 29 A. Iannone Pramac Ducati 41:51.573 59.058 5.862 20
12 51 M. Pirro Pramac Ducati 41:53.225 1:00.710 1.652 20
13 8 H. Barbera Avintia FTR 41:54.205 1:01.690 0.980 20 CRT
14 5 C. Edwards Forward FTR-Kawasaki 41:54.358 1:01.843 0.153 20 CRT
15 9 D. Petrucci Ioda Ioda-Suter 42:01.348 1:08.833 6.990 20 CRT
16 14 R. de Puniet Aspar ART 42:01.578 1:09.063 0.230 20 CRT
17 71 C. Corti Forward FTR-Kawasaki 42:08.989 1:16.474 7.411 20 CRT
18 7 H. Aoyama Avintia FTR 42:09.050 1:16.535 0.061 20 CRT
19 70 M. Laverty Paul Bird PBM 42:24.572 1:32.057 15.522 20 CRT
20 68 Y. Hernandez Paul Bird ART 42:28.739 1:36.224 4.167 20 CRT
21 67 B. Staring Gresini FTR-Honda 42:53.150 2:00.635 24.411 20 CRT
DNF 4 A. Dovizioso Ducati Ducati 37:17.411 2 Runden 19
DNF 52 L. Pesek Ioda Ioda-Suter 2:14.233 19 Runden 1 CRT

MotoGP: CONFIRMED, Crutchlow to Ducati for 2014/15

Tech 3 Yamaha rider Cal Crutchlow will join the Ducati factory for the MotoGP seasons 2014 and 2015. He will replace the 2006 MotoGP champion Nicki Hayden.

Now MotoGP fans will know that Ducati isn’t very succesfull- actually since Stoner left the team back in 2010.

So at the moment the Tech 3 Yamaha would be the better choice. So why did Crutchlow left Tech 3?

Well because first of all, it’s a factory ride, he wanted that deadly.

He asked Yamaha for a factory ride, but well that’s impossible at the moment, were current champion Lorenzo and MotoGP legend Rossi are in the team until 2014/15.

And Crutchlow is confident that recent changes at Ducati (Audi bought Ducati last year) will improve the team.

But the actual point why he left is, obviously, he gets more MONEY.

It’s obvious that you get more money when you drive for a factory team than a Sattelite team like Tech 3.

But hey, maybe Crutchlow can make a Stoner and turn this team to a competitive championship winning team, who knows?

 

Official statement coming on Friday.