Pedrosa takes stunning win over Lorenzo at Brno

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Sunday 26th August, 2012 - 11:47pm

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Dani Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa

Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa has stormed to a thrilling victory at the bwin Grand Prix České republiky in Brno, narrowing the MotoGP title lead to Jorge Lorenzo.

Pedrosa and Lorenzo staged a gripping fight in the closing laps, with the pair swapping positions before Pedrosa retook the lead and take a classic win.

The win was Pedrosa’s third for the year.

Lorenzo’s championship lead has now been sliced to just 13 points, with the injured Casey Stoner, who missed the Brno ace, seemingly out of contention.

Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow finished third – his first MotoGP podium and a fitting way to celebrate his contract extension with the team.

Fourth spot went to Andrea Dovizioso, in front of Stefan Bradl, Álvaro Bautista, Valentino Rossi and Power Electronics Aspar’s Randy de Puniet who finished top CRT.

Cardion AB Racing’s local rider Karel Abraham and De Puniet’s team-mate Aleix Espargaró completed the top 10.

Yamaha’s Ben Spies dropped back drastically after a few corners with a slipping clutch. His bike overcame its issues, but later crashed out after 14 laps.

The next round of MotoGP will be held at San Marino.

Results, MotoGP, Brno

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 26 Dani PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 166.4 42’51.570
2 20 99 Jorge LORENZO SPA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 166.4 +0.178
3 16 35 Cal CRUTCHLOW GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 165.6 +12.343
4 13 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 165.2 +18.591
5 11 6 Stefan BRADL GER LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 164.8 +25.582
6 10 19 Alvaro BAUTISTA SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 164.5 +29.451
7 9 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 164.2 +34.514
8 8 14 Randy DE PUNIET FRA Power Electronics Aspar ART 162.3 +1’04.285
9 7 17 Karel ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 162.1 +1’08.278
10 6 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Power Electronics Aspar ART 162.0 +1’09.972
11 5 24 Toni ELIAS SPA Pramac Racing Team Ducati 162.0 +1’10.003
12 4 68 Yonny HERNANDEZ COL Avintia Blusens BQR 161.1 +1’24.040
13 3 5 Colin EDWARDS USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter 160.9 +1’27.898
14 2 51 Michele PIRRO ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR 160.4 +1’36.165
15 1 77 James ELLISON GBR Paul Bird Motorsport ART 160.1 +1’40.565
16   54 Mattia PASINI ITA Speed Master ART 160.1 +1’41.226
17   9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Came IodaRacing Project Ioda 158.4 1 Lap
Not Classified
    22 Ivan SILVA SPA Avintia Blusens BQR 159.2 13 Laps
    11 Ben SPIES USA Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 163.1 14 Laps

 

Championship positions

Pos. Rider Bike Nation Points
1 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha SPA 245
2 Dani PEDROSA Honda SPA 232
3 Casey STONER Honda AUS 186
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Yamaha ITA 150
5 Cal CRUTCHLOW Yamaha GBR 122
6 Stefan BRADL Honda GER 105
7 Alvaro BAUTISTA Honda SPA 102
8 Valentino ROSSI Ducati ITA 100
9 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati USA 84
10 Ben SPIES Yamaha USA 66
11 Hector BARBERA Ducati SPA 60
12 Aleix ESPARGARO ART SPA 45
13 Randy DE PUNIET ART FRA 41
14 Karel ABRAHAM Ducati CZE 25
15 Yonny HERNANDEZ BQR COL 21
16 Michele PIRRO FTR ITA 18
17 Colin EDWARDS Suter USA 17
18 James ELLISON ART GBR 14
19 Mattia PASINI ART ITA 13
20 Ivan SILVA BQR SPA 11
21 Toni ELIAS Ducati SPA 10
22 Danilo PETRUCCI Ioda ITA 9
23 Steve RAPP

 

 

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