And the race was start the weather is clear bit cloudy on the some part but the race going in dry race. Marco Simonceli start the race from the 1st place and he didnt get a good start so he's down to 6th, and Lorenzo start is very smooth make he take a lead on the first corner on lap 1, and he lead not long on the lap 2 Casey Stoner take the 1st position and like always when he on front he cant riding very fast because the bike he used is very fast bike for now.
and After 2 laps the race going like convoy, seems very boring races, and some accident happened between Randy de Puniet and hero from Asia aka Hiroshi Aoyama, they both crashed in the same time and cant back to race, but the riders was good, didn't get a serious injuried.
On the lap 10, the British rider with eagle eyes, Cal Crutchlow passed Nicky Hayden to take 7th position and look like is a bad achievement from Ducati after change the cassis and engine.
And than show in screen white flag and make all crew in pit very busy to prepare the 2nd bike for wet race, all Valentino Rossi fans shout out and hope rain will come and make some chance for Valentino Rossi for improve the place, but after wait one and than two lap, rain didnt come and the race still going with the same situation, really boring race.
Ben Spies riding very stable lap by lap, he stay strong in 3rd and look like the first podium he will get on here, Andrea Dovizioso sometime close to him and we didn't see great battle and fight for podium also.
But the third layer we can show a great battle with four riders indeed, Loris Capirossi, Karel Abraham, Alvaro Bautista and Hector Barbera, they fight very hard and strong like they will grab podium. Really nice fighting even only for ninth position. And Karel the one did the fight until the finsh line with Loris Capirossi, but look like finished for 10th position is a great result for the rookie and young rider with the new bike like him.
Valentino Rossi with the new Engine and already did the best result in warming up Practice and start for the best row of the season but he wasn't competitive enough for show some spectacular race. But one again as we know its not because the rider, he's struggle to always close with Andrea Dovizioso but the speed still bit slowly than Dovi and he get to many sliding and the bike look move a lot on corner entry like Valentino Rossi said in press conference.
But we can feeling it, The Ducati bike have a good proggres after Valentino Rossi join to this team on this season , but we can change anything like we change some clothes, to many problem before so when its improving its mean all in the right way, the gap from the top is more close only seven seconds more better even not close enough. And Valentino Rossi with the optimistic spirit always said all thing in the positive side, really sure the new heavier crankshaft is good because he can overtake Dovi in the straight track and its was the good sign for his bike.
And After fifth round MotoGP, Valentino Rossi is in fifth in the 2011 Championship with 58 point and have 40 points behind the leader. we still have plenty race a head so all thing still can happen in this championship
The result for Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya here :
- 27 Casey Sto ner – Repsol Honda – 43.19.779
- 1 Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing – +2.403
- 11 Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing –+ 4.291
- 4 Andrea Dovizioso – Repsol Honda – + 5.255
- 46 Valentino Rossi – Ducati Team – + 7.371
- 58 Marco Simoncelli – San Carlo Honda Gresini – + 11.831
- 35 Cal Crutchlow – Monster Yamaha Tech3 – +26.483
- 69 Nicky hayden – Ducati Team – + 33.243
- 65 Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing Team – + 43.092
- 17 Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing – +43.113
- 8 Hector Barbera – Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP – +44.224
- 19 Alvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki – + 45.239
- 24 Toni Elias – LCR Honda MotoGP –+58.268
7 Hiroshi Aoyama – San Carlo Honda Gresini – 22 laps