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Mugello MotoGP Results 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011
Yamahas Jorge Lorenzo earned his second victory of the season at Mugello after passing Stoner late in the race.
Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo earned his second victory of the season at Mugello after passing Stoner late in the race.
Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo snatched his second victory of the 2011 MotoGP Championship with a win at Mugello. The Spaniard trailed Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner for the majority of the contest, but with just six laps remaining the defending champion took the lead away to win by a margin of just 0.997 seconds. Meanwhile Stoner’s Honda teammate, Andrea Dovizoso, also caught up to the Aussie in the final lap of competition to secure second across the line, with Stoner finishing third despite leading 17 of 23 laps.
 
Stoner started the race in excellent form as he took the lead from pole position. Throughout the first lap the running order was Stoner, Lorenzo, Dovizioso, Yamaha's Ben Spies and San Carlo Honda’s Marco Simoncelli. Ducati’s Nicky Hayden had a decent start from the third row and was in sixth as his teammate, Valentino Rossi, struggled off the line back in 12th. In the first 10 laps Simoncelli maintained an advantage over Spies, but starting on Lap 14 the duo began fighting for fourth. The two swapped positions multiple times as they both attempted late braking maneuvers to get around each other.
 
Hondas Andrea Dovizioso made the pass on Casey Stoner for second on the final lap.
Honda's Andrea Dovizioso made the pass on Casey Stoner for second on the final lap.
Hondas Andrea Dovizioso continues his best season ever in MotoGP with the third-fastest lap behind Casey Stoner.
Rizla Suzuki’s Alvaro Bautista had a good jump off the grid and was up to ninth by the end of the first lap. He then became involved in a five-way battle for sixth with Rossi, Mapfre Aspar’s Hector Barbera, Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Colin Edwards and Honda’s Dani Pedrosa - the Repsol rider making his return to GP since the Le Mans incident with Simoncelli. Bautista held on to sixth for more than six laps, but a gigantic front-end slide cost him a top-six finish when he accidentally hit neutral and ran off the track.
 
Meanwhile, Barbera and Rossi continued to fight for sixth, with Rossi eventually breaking away with 11 laps left ahead of Barbera, Pedrosa, Edwards and Hayden. Up front Stoner’s problems began on Lap 15 when Lorenzo started chiseling away at his two-second lead. Only three laps later, the Spaniard was riding Stoner’s rear wheel and pressuring for the lead. On Lap 17 Lorenzo dropped the hammer and made the pass on Stoner. Spies and Simoncelli continued trading positions, with Simoncelli taking fourth with six laps left.
 
Lorenzo ultimately grabbed the victory, but the battle was on for second as Dovizioso had Stoner in his sights. A major highlight of the race was Dovizioso’s persistence in the final laps against his teammate. Taking place at his home circuit, Dovizioso never dropped below third throughout the entire race and when the opportunity came to pass Stoner on the final lap, the Italian did so with ease.
 
At the same time another last lap pass took place between Spies and Simoncelli as the American darted past the Italian to take fourth across the line, beating Super Sic on his own turf. After his five-way feud earlier in the race, Rossi held onto sixth though he continues to be well off race-winning pace at more than 26 seconds back. Barbera, Pedrosa and Edwards claimed seventh through ninth, respectively. After having an early run-off Hayden rounded out the top-10 finishers, with Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow unable to finish the race because of more tire issues.

Following his victory Lorenzo remains 19 points adrift of Stoner in the championship standings, gaining nine points on the Aussie alone at Mugello. Dovizioso, who is currently third in the rankings, also made headway by stretching his lead over Rossi by 28 points. Meanwhile Pedrosa fell back another position and is now seventh and trailing the leader by more than 80 points. 

Mugello MotoGP Results:
1. Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2. Andrea Dovizioso (Honda)
3. Casey Stoner (Honda)
4. Ben Spies (Yamaha)
5. Marco Simoncelli (Honda)
6. Valentino Rosso (Ducati)
7. Hector Barbera (Ducati)
Casey Stoner  #27  remains 19 points ahead of the competition after being outpaced by his rivals in Round 8.
Casey Stoner remains 19 points ahead of the competition after being outpaced by his rivals in Round 8.

8. Dani Pedrosa (Honda)
9. Colin Edwards (Yamaha)
10. Nicky Hayden (Ducati)
11. Hiroshi Aoyama (Honda)
12. Karel Abraham (Ducati)
13. Alvaro Bautista (Suzuki)
14. Randy de Puniet (Ducati)
15. Toni Elias (Honda)
DNF Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha)

2011 MotoGP Championship Points:
1. Casey Stoner, 152
2. Jorge Lorenzo, 133
3. Andrea Dovizioso, 119
4. Valentino Rossi, 91
5. Nicky Hayden, 77
6. Ben Spies, 74
7. Dani Pedrosa, 69
8. Hiroshi Aoyama, 56
9. Colin Edwards, 53
10. Marco Simoncelli, 50

Moto2

Marc Marquez  #93  had a well-deserved victory at Mugello after outpacing two of his closest rivals in the series on the final lap.
Marc Marquez (#93) had a well-deserved victory at Mugello after outpacing two of his closest rivals in the series on the final lap.
Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol’s Marc Marquez won a three-way battle in Mugello’s Moto2 contest, becoming the youngest rider ever to claim back-to-back wins in the intermediate class in the world championship. The victory also puts the Catalan rider closer in the standings to series leader Stefan Bradl, who finished second just 0.071 seconds behind Marquez. Tech 3 Racing’s Bradley Smith rounded out the podium in third, finishing less than half a second off the pace as he remains third in the championship 16 points behind Marquez.
 
Bradl had an early mistake that dropped his to fifth on the opening lap. He quickly recovered, however, pushing his way to the front to fight alongside Marquez and Smith throughout much of the race. Bradl had the lead several times in the race, but on the final lap Marquez just edged ahead while pushing Smith wide. With Marquez and Bradl taking first and second respectively, Smith recorded his third consecutive podium finish of the season at Mugello.
 
JiR Moto2’s Alex de Angelis finished fourth after starting on the front row and briefly battling with Bradl. Speed Master’s Andrea Iannone posted fifth at the line more than 4.5 seconds off the pace after suffering tire wear in the final laps.

Mugello Moto2 Results:
1. Marc Marquez (Suter)
2. Stefan Bradl (Kalex)
3. Bradley Smith (Tech 3)
4. Alex de Angelis (Motobi)
5. Andrea Iannone (Suter)
6. Thomas Luthi (Suter)
7. Simone Corsi (FTR)
8. Max Neukirchner (MZ-RE Honda)
9. Aleix Espargaro (Pons Kalex)
10. Kenan Sofuoglu (Suter)
11. Dominique Aegerter (Suter)
12. Xavier Simeon (Tech 3)
13. Randy Krummenacher (Kalex)
14. Yuki Takahashi (Moriwaki)
15. Jules Cluzel (Suter)

2011 Moto2 Championship Points:
1. Stefan Bradl, 147
2. Marc Marquez, 95
3. Bradley Smith, 79
4. Simone Corsi, 76
5. Thomas Luthi, 66
6. Alex de Angelis, 66
7. Andrea Iannone, 64
8. Yuki Takahashi, 58
9. Julian Simon, 49
10. Randy Krummenacher, 39
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Repsol Hondas Casey Stoner will lead Ben Spies and Marco Simoncelli on the front row at Mugello. - 2011
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Stefan Bradl has a perfect record so far in 2011 for taking pole position  his record continuing now at Catalunya.
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