Weather in Laguna Seca really support the race going today, the beautiful sunshine tell us the race will be unpredictable. After a great start for all of riders and close gap in the first lap all going perfectly. until lap by lap the gap more shown and made race seperated into several group.
The first group was Lorenzo and he has lead from the first lap, the gap is good maintain with the 2nd position Dani Pedrosa and followed by Casey Stoner and in this case he has a problem with the front. Nothing change just like that and the some interesting beginning when Stoner able to passed Dani Pedrosa and more interesting when 10 laps to go Stoner make good improve and close his gap with Jorge Lorenzo, and finally at race almost going for 27 laps Casey with strong take a lead from Jorge Lorenzo and it was made him take a second victory in Laguna Seca after the first time he be champion for 2007 before. Really great winning by Casey Stoner
The second group at the first lap for Marco Simoncelli, Valentino Rossi, Ben Spies and Andrea Dovizioso. but all going short when Marco Simoncelli must out from the championship of Laguna Seca after lost his front in turn 8 after great battle with Andrea Dovizioso and Ben Spies. And Valentino Rossi lost his speed from Ben Spies, and at the end of the laps Ben Spies finished excelent at his home race with 4th place and followed by Andrea Dovizioso in 5th position.
Cal Crutchlow after trying to know this circuit for the first time he ride in here, not having chance to pass the finish line, he got crash on lap four at turn 2 and continue with Alvaro Bautista crashed in the same corner.
And after got a chance to ride in Motogp with the wild card Ben Bostrom must stop for riding after lost his gear on lap sixth and forced him to stop earlier before 32 laps finish. And Randy De Puniet after got crash in Qualifying decided not to ride in the race of Laguna Seca. So totally only 13 riders finished included Colin Edwards, Hector Barbera, Hiroshi Aoyama, Karel Abraham, Loris Capirossi and the last one Toni Elias from LCR Honda
Fantastic start by Valentino Rossi was very surprises got 7th for Laguna Seca circuit and he got a good start too, trying to make some confident race and pushing hard too still in front row, but the bike was too slow too compare by the 2nd row, he was lost a lot on the front end. so to many lost time in the corner and made him must realistic will be out for the second grid. But the positive for him is he will work and continue too develop his bike with GP11,1 for this season and made him and team more know better for face 2012 with 1000cc engine.
Third group by the famous and charismatic rider Valentino Rossi and the mysterious smile rider Nicky hayden, after great battle for 6th place. And really love to heard what Nicky Hayden said about the race in the interview with motogp.com "Vale was no faster than me, but he’s a racer: he doesn’t make mistakes and give you anything. A couple of times I thought I might be able to go up the inside, but I’m not just going to close my eyes and knock us both down trying for sixth place. People who think he’s not trying are crazy. I saw his right foot come off the peg a couple of times when he almost went down."
What's the nice talk? what he said its proved how good their friendship, how understandable he with what Vale did. The beautiful from the friendship is when we can burned our ego to give support to our friend and gives word of wisdom to support each other
And the surprise one was about Top Speed on Laguna seca race reached by Valentino Rossi with 264,8 km/h , 2nd by Casey Stoner with 264,3 km/h and Nicky Hayden for 3rd with 264,1km/h. Which is we all know the Ducati have a big power and good speed, so its the one Valentino Rossi and Team using for made a confident step after and solve some problem. All the problem Valentino Rossi and team found after almost 5 months to know the characteristic of the bike, of course is the one very important to them find the solution for all of that, unfortunately the fact to solving a lot of problem of the bike they all need longer time than they expect before so maybe like Valentino Rossi said to MCN with all of humor sense "I want to win one race also this year but if it doesn’t snow, I think maybe it is difficult."
But he share to us, about some update for next race Brno at August 14th he will use the electronic with some update and modification on there to made him more competitive but with the big heart and the sense of humble he said "not for the world championship tittle its only to make our gap more close with the second group Marco Simoncelli, Ben Spies and Andrea Dovizioso."
Brno will be a big day for Valentino Rossi and he will present for me (The complete stories will be able in next article)
Sometime people said what Valentino Rossi did by moving from Yamaha to Ducati it was a big gamble and he already take a wrong decision, but for me its not going like that, what Valentino Rossi did to end of contract with Yamaha and sign the new two years contract with Ducati, its the brave and the best decision, why??? because with the slow bike he show to all of us how to still move on with whatever he has, keep improving and fighting, and it was proved to us how big and high level techniques for riding, he able to always finished all race with a good result even the bike still not complete in develop. And he teach to us about patience will bring happiness at the end.
RESULT RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX MotoGP Race Classification 2011 & World Standing
No Riders Team Time World Standing
- 27 Casey Stoner – Repsol Honda 43.52.145 1
- 1 Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing +5.634 2
- 26 Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda +9.467 5
- 11 Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing +20.562 6
- 4 Andrea Dovizioso – Repsol Honda +20.885 3
- 46 Valentino Rossi – Ducati Team +30.351 4
- 69 Nicky hayden – Ducati Team +31.031 7
- 5 Colin Edwards – Monster Yamaha Tech3 +45.502 9
- 8 Hector Barbera – Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP +51.549 11
- 7 Hiroshi Aoyama – San Carlo Honda Gresini +1.08.850 10
- 17 Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing +1.09.132 12
- 65 Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing Team +1 lap 16
- 24 Toni Elias – LCR Honda MotoGP + 1 lap 14
- 19 Alvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki 19lap 13
- 23 Ben Bostrom - LCR Honda MotoGP 24lap
- 58 Marco Simoncelli – San Carlo Honda Gresini 26lap 8
- 15 Cal Crurchlow - Monster Yamaha Tech3 29lap 15
sorce. motogp.com, gpone, crash.net