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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

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Silverstone Young Driver Test 2013: The Driver Line-Up

Note: The Young Driver Test (17th-19th of July) at Silverstone is also a tyre test, because Pirelli is planning to bring the new tires to Hungary.

So the current driver’s in the teams, not only the rookies, will compete the YDT to give feedback of the new tires.

Here the driver line-up of the 10 teams competing the YDT:

Infiniti Red Bull Racing:

Sebastian Vettel

Antonio Felix Da Costa (first two days)

Carlos Sainz Jr. (first two days)

Daniel Riccrado (Wednesday)

Scuderia Ferrari

Davide Rigon (all three days)

Felipe Massa

Vodafone McLaren Mercedes

Kevin Magnussen (Wednesday)

Oliver Turvey (Thursday)

Gary Paffet     (Friday)

Mercedes AMG Petronas

Pirelli will give the new tyre data to the Mercedes team.

Lotus

Davide Valsecchi (Thursday)

Nicolas Prost    (Wedensday)

Sahara Force India

Adrian Sutil (all three days)

Paul Di Resta (all three days)

James Calado (Wednesday)

Sauber

Nico Hülkenberg (all three days)

Robin Frijns (Wedensday and Thursday morning)

Kimiya Sato  (Thursday and Friday morning)

Williams

Pastor Maldonado (all three days)

Daniel Jucandella (Wednesday)

Susie Wolff (Friday)

Toro Rosso

Daniel Ricciardo

Jean Eric Vergne

Carlos Sainz Jr.

Johny Cecotto Jr.

Daniil Kwjat

Caterham

Alexander Rossi (Wednesday)

Will Stevens (Thursday)

Giedo van der Garde (Friday)

Charles Pic (Friday)

Marussia

Tio Ellinas

Rodolfo Gonzales

Jules Bianchi

Max Chilton

F1 2013 with Classic Cars and Tracks

Yesterday Codemasters announced F1 2013.

They uploaded three trailers at their official Youtube channel and showed two hotlaps,  the Lotus E20 at the Nürburgring and the Mclaren MP4-28 at Silverstone.

But the third trailer was the most interesting one, the classics trailer.

They announced that they will bring overall 4 classic tracks (Estoril, Jerez, Imola and Brands Hatch) and 10 historic cars, 5 cars each for the 80’s and the 90’s including 17 driver legends with commentary from commentator legend Murray Walker (!).

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The 80’s cars and tracks will be in the stantard edition, but when you also want to play the 90’s cars and tracks, you will have to buy the classic edition.

Codemasters didn’t mentioned if the boxed version of the classic edition will be only for pre order and then later available as DLC, as it was in GRID 2 were you could choose between one free DLC car pack for the pre ordered version of the game.

The classic edition can be not bought in the boxed version, when you buy F1 2013 on PC/Steam.

You will have to download it as additional content to the stantard F1 2013.

The classic cars are also playable in online and local multiplayer.

You will also have the chance to play the historic cars on the new tracks and the 2013 cars on the classic tracks.

Codemasters said that the historic cars are going to be much harder to drive than the current ones.

The physics of the 2013 cars and the A.I. have been improved.

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                                                          The Williams-Renault FW148 from the F1 1992 season, driven by Nigel Mansell and Ricardo Patrese. 

People that were able to play the Preview version of F1 2013 at Press day said that the handling system is similar to the 2011 version.

Codemasters didn’t said anything about the penalty system, what was the most discussed point at F1 2012.

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Honestly, i’m not that excited,  I want to see more info about the game, especially the penalty sytem, menu system etc.

So I won’t pre order it for now, too risky.

The game will come out for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, F1 2013 won’t come for the next-gen consoles (Xbox One, PS4) and the realese date will most likely come at the end of September.

And no, tyre explosions aren’t included 😉

Exclusiv Historic Williams Onboard Gameplay:

Here are the trailers:

Pre-order available at Amazon and Gamestop

Yas Marina young drivers test: Day 1 line-up

Tuesday(06/11/2012) sees the start of Young Driver test in Abu Dhabi.  As some teams have already run at Silverstone and Magny-Cours earlier in the year, only six will be in action between 9am and 5pm between Tuesday and Thursday of this week.

The Day 1 line-up is as follows:

Red Bull – António Felix da Costa

McLaren – Kevin Magnussen (morning) and Gary Paffett (afternoon)

Lotus – Nicolas Prost

Sauber – Robin Frijns

Toro Rosso – Luiz Razia

Caterham – Giedo van der Garde

 

Running time:

9am – 5pm
(Local time, GMT +4)

Nico Rosberg targets Silverstone podium

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Nico Rosberg says he is aiming to take a podium at the British Grand Prix. Rosberg, winner of the Chinese Grand Prix, has finished in sixth place in the previous two events. “I always love the atmosphere there [at Silverstone] over the weekend and the great British motorsport fans.” “My best result on this exciting track was third place so, of course, I will be hoping to top that but it’s so hard to make any predictions of performance this season” “ It’s a demanding track with a lot of high-speed corners dominating the layout, especially from Copse through Becketts to Stowe. It’s difficult to know how good we will be but I’m hopeful that we can achieve a good result” Source: F1zone.net