Seize Second Position Behind Lorenzo
Le Mans – Valentino Rossi condition when it comes to the circuit ahead of the MotoGP Le Mans for the French are no different from the previous series. Competitiveness of the Ducati Desmosedici GP12 which he rode was a mess. However, thanks to the rain, he was able to finish in second place.
Rossi managed to finish second after winning the exciting duel with Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda). In the last two laps, two riders who both have experienced the sweetness of a world champion overtake each other. Rossi eventually finish in better place, thanks to his ability in defeating the corner.
The fastest MotoGP rider in France today is Jorge Lorenzo. Start of the fourth, Yamaha Factory Racing took over the leadership race since the first lap. After that, he continues to add gap to secure the victory. With an additional 25 points, Lorenzo displacing the drivers standings over Stoner.
After watching the last two races where Stoner was so dominant to secure the victory, MotoGP fans get new hope associated with a more exciting race yesterday. The action of the Doctor duel with toner could be called the most entertaining this season. Lost in straight track, he took the advantage in corners.
Finish in second place to Rossi is his best record this season. It would also be his best achievement since joining Ducati last season. As known, Rossi last season only once on the podium, in third place. Uniquely, it also occurs in Le Mans circuit.
“I am very pleased. Results are very important to us. I know we have a better chance in this condition (wet) for the podium. So, I race with better concentration,” said Rossi as told Autosport.
Racing incredible throughout the race, Rossi does not mean no problems. His Visor (glass) had clouded while trying to catch Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso (both from the Tech 3 Yamaha) at the start of the race. “I tried to open it and gradually air entered the helmet, until I could see again. I’m getting closer to Stoner, but Cal and Andrea kept coming. It made me push to the maximum,” explained Rossi.
Meanwhile, Stoner, who before the race announced that he will retire from the final MotoGP event of the year, stating tire problems slowed him in the last few laps.
“When it rains, my rear tire out faster. After that, the rear tires is always sliding during acceleration,” said Stoner.
Next, the fifth series will be held in Barcelona on 3 June. Racing at home, Lorenzo would be more motivated to win. Although racing on the wet track, the results yesterday showed that the Yamaha M1 is still capable of keeping pace with the Honda RC213V.
The results of the French MotoGP
Product DescriptionFASTEST captures the thrilling, terrifying reality of MotoGP racing. From award-winning filmmaker Mark Neale (Faster, The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid) and with unprecedented access and never-before-seen footage, the film charts Valentino Rossi’s quest for his eighth premier class championship as he battles back from a horrific leg-shattering crash. Rossi takes on a wave of ferociously fast young riders and the emerging stars of the sport, including Jorge Lorenzo
(28 Laps, Top Ten)
1. Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing
2. Valentino Rossi, Ducati
3. Casey Stoner, Repsol Honda
4. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda
5. Stefan Bradl, LCR Honda
6. Nicky Hayden, Ducati
7. Andrea Dovizioso, Tech 3 Yamaha
8. Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha Tech 3
9. Hector Barbera, Pramac Ducati
10. Alvaro Bautista, Honda Gresini
After four, in Between 18 Series
1. Jorge Lorenzo 90 points
2. Casey Stoner 82
3. Dani Pedrosa 65
4. Cal Crutchlow 45
5. Andrea Dovizioso 44
6. Valentino Rossi 42
7. Stefan Bradl 35
8. Alvaro Bautista 35
9. Nicky Hayden 33
10. Hector Barbera 26 REPORT