Brno MotoGP Results 2011

August 14, 2011
Matt Davidson
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Casey Stoner earned his sixth victory of the season so far at Brno and now leads the championship by 32 points.
Casey Stoner earned his sixth victory of the season so far at Brno and now leads the championship by 32 points.

Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner achieved his sixth victory of the season at the Brno circuit. The Aussie won by more than six seconds ahead of teammate Andrea Dovizioso, the Italian matching one of his highest finishes of the season so far. Meanwhile, San Carlo Honda’s Marco Simoncelli finally grabbed his first podium finish of the season in third just more than 7.7 seconds adrift of Stoner. Overall it was an excellent race for Honda as the team swept the podium ahead of Yamaha.
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa started the race with the holeshot and an early advantage from pole position. Before the close of the opening lap, however, Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo moved into the lead with Pedrosa, Dovizioso, Stoner and Yamaha’s Ben Spies following. After passing Dovizioso on the second lap, Stoner made another pass to shoot around Lorenzo and put himself behind Pedrosa. Just moments afterward Pedrosa crashed out at the front of the field, giving Stoner the lead.
“It was a shame,” said Pedrosa. “I lost the front and I crashed, that was it! I was not even pushing so hard, I just took the lead and, well I may have tilted the bike too much, maybe the tire was not warm enough, still I don’t know. The problem is that I’ve wasted an important race that we had prepared for very well.”

Hondas Andrea Dovizioso  #4  had a solid performance at Brno after passing Jorge Lorenzo  #1  for second.
Honda’s Andrea Dovizioso (#4) had a solid performance at Brno after passing Jorge Lorenzo (#1) for second.

Once in the lead the Aussie opened up an advantage as Lorenzo came under pressure from Dovizioso. For the next two laps the Spaniard tried to hold him off, but Dovi eventually caught-up to him to make the pass on Lap 5. It wasn’t the last the Italian would see of the Spaniard, however, as Lorenzo struck back a few laps later to retake his position. In the meantime Simoncelli remained patient in fourth for much of the first half of the contest, but on Lap 11 the Italian moved ahead of Lorenzo, who once again had been passed by Dovizioso.
“From the beginning of the second lap I was really close to losing my front in every corner so it was difficult to improve on fourth position,” Lorenzo said. “The Championship is now even more difficult for us but that doesn’t mean it is finished. There are still a lot of points to be played for so we must focus on winning the most races we can.”
Lorenzo’s teammate, Spies, was also making up time on the Spaniard in the final laps as the American attempted to move into to the top-four. Spies’ pass attempt on Lorenzo would never materialize though as he couldn’t get close enough to try anything. In the end Stoner would control 19 of the 22-lap race to post his second win in a row.
“I passed Jorge and then Dani [Pedrosa] sadly crashed out so I pushed to see if I could pull a gap and I was able to do so quite quickly, then from this point it was a matter of managing the race. I’m very sorry for Dani, he would have been hard to beat today.”

Super Sic grabbed his first podium result of the season in third.
Super Sic grabbed his first podium result of the season in third.

Dovizioso and Simoncelli both earned podiums through their solid passes on Lorenzo, who claimed fourth at the finish line less than a second behind Simoncelli.
“I’m really happy to be back on the podium, it’s a good result after a difficult weekend and second position is so important for the Championship,” said Dovizioso.
Spies recorded his sixth top-five finish of the season as the American’s results continue to improve following his rough start.
“I tried as hard as I could and didn’t make too many mistakes,” said Spies. “I just thought with Valentino coming behind me and being ahead in the Championship I’ve just got to keep on going until I fall of this thing. I didn’t fall off and I finished so it was a good result.”
Ducati’s Valentino Rossi outdid his teammate this time around by finishing sixth after his best qualifying result of the season. American Nicky Hayden scored seventh, with Monster Yamaha Tech 3’ Colin Edwards unable to improve from his eighth-place start on the grid. San Carlo Honda’s Hiroshi Aoyama and Mapfre Aspar’s Hector Barbera rounded out the top-10 finishers in ninth and tenth, respectively.

Brno MotoGP Results 2011:
1. Casey Stoner (Honda)
2. Andrea Dovizioso (Honda)
3. Marco Simoncelli (Honda)
4. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
5. Ben Spies (Yamaha)
6. Valentino Rossi (Ducati)
7. Nicky Hayden (Ducati)

Yamaha teammates Jorge Lorenzo  #1   and Ben Spies  #11  earned fourth and fifth respectively in the Czech Republic.
Yamaha teammates Jorge Lorenzo (#1)) and Ben Spies (#11) earned fourth and fifth respectively in the Czech Republic.

8. Colin Edwards (Yamaha)
9. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda)
10. Hector Barbera (Ducati)
11. Toni Elias (Honda)
12. Randy de Puniet (Ducati)
13. Loris Capirossi (Ducati)
DNF Alvaro Bautista (Suzuki)
DNF Karel Abraham (Ducati)
DNF Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha)
DNF Dani Pedrosa (Honda)

2011 MotoGP Championship Points:
1. Casey Stoner, 218
2. Jorge Lorenzo, 186
3. Andrea Dovizioso, 163
4. Valentino Rossi, 118
5. Dani Pedrosa, 110
6. Ben Spies, 109
7. Nicky Hayden, 103
8. Marco Simoncelli, 76
9. Colin Edwards, 75
10. Hiroshi Aoyama, 70

Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone rode to his first victory in the Moto2 Championship since Jerez this weekend. Crossing the finish line just 0.161 seconds ahead of Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Marquez, Iannone passed Marquez on the last lap for the win, leading a total of just five of the 20-lap contest. Championship leader Stefan Bradl finished on the podium in third, the German leading for much of the race until coming under pressure from Iannone, Marquez and JiR Moto2’s Alex de Angelis. Meanwhile Interwetten Paddock Moto2’s Thomas Luthi snagged fifth in the order more than four seconds behind the leader. The Swiss rider was trailed by Pons HP 40’s Aleix Espargaro, Blusens-STX’s Esteve Rabat and Technomag-CIP’s Dominique Aegerter. Ioda Racing Project’s Simone Corsi and Technomag-CIP’s Kenan Sofuoglu rounded out the top-10 finishers in the Moto2 class, with Sofuoglu crossing the line more than 21 seconds behind Iannone.

2011 Brno Moto2 Results:
1. Andrea Iannone (Suter)
2. Marc Marquez (Suter)
3. Stefan Bradl (Kalex)

Andrea Iannone - 2011
Italian Andrea Iannone nailed his second win of the season at Brno after a making a final lap pass on Marc Marquez.

4. Alex de Angelis (Motobi)
5. Thomas Luthi (Suter)
6. Aleix Espargaro (Pons Kalex)
7. Esteve Rabat (FTR)
8. Dominique Aegerter (Suter)
9. Simone Corsi (FTR)
10. Kenan Sofuoglu (Suter)

2011 Moto2 Championship Points:
1. Stefan Bradl, 183
2. Marc Marquez, 140
3. Alex de Angelis, 95
4. Andrea Iannone, 91
5. Simone Corsi, 91
6. Thomas Luthi, 88
7. Bradley Smith, 79
8. Yuki Takahashi, 62
9. Randy Krummenacher, 52
10. Julian Simon, 49

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