發文作者:hsinchi | 八月 19, 2008

2008 MotoGP R.12 捷克 / Brno 決賽成績

Fifth Win of the Season Takes Rossi Fifty Points Clear

Valentino Rossi moved two races clear at the top of the championship with his fifth win of the season today, enjoying an easy ride home after his closest rival Casey Stoner crashed out on lap seven. Rossi’s Fiat Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo made the best of a difficult situation, making up several places on his grid position and bringing his M1 home a creditable 10th.

Rossi, starting from second, lost some time at the first corner getting past John Hopkins and for the first couple of laps Stoner looked in danger of clearing off, but the Italian soon found his rhythm and was gradually making up time on the Australian when he saw him slide off into the gravel. The pair had already opened out an impressive gap from the chasing pack and Rossi was left to race the remaining 15 laps alone and unchallenged, eventually coming home 15 seconds clear of Toni Elia s. The seven-time world champion’s 67th premier-class victory takes him within one race of the all-time premier-class record, held by his compatriot Giacomo Agostini.

Rossi is now 50 points clear of Stoner with Pedrosa 15 points off in third, whilst Lorenzo’s six points see him remain fourth in the standings, ten points ahead of Andrea Dovizioso. The team will remain in Brno for a two-day test, before the next round at Misano in Italy in two week’s time.    

Valentino Rossi
 
Position: 1   
Time: 43’28.841

“I was confident today because my bike was fast from Friday practice, and with Jeremy we made a small modification to the front after warm-up to allow me to be a bit faster in some sections, and it worked very well. I lost about half a second getting past Hopkins at the start and Casey was incredibly fast at that stage, like he’d already done ten laps! For a short time I was worried but then, after two laps, I understood that my bike was working very well and that I was fast enough to try to catch him. I had closed a little bit already and gradually the red bike was becoming a bit bigger in front of me, and I think this is when he started to push harder and made his mistake. I was anticipating a very hard battle if I did catch him, so when I saw the red bike slide out I could hardly believe it – this made things a lot easier for me! After that I just enjoyed riding my bike; my Bridgestone tyres worked very well until the end and my M1 felt very good. Of course I can’t count this as a complete victory because Casey fell, and I am sorry for him, but this is racing and I have to be happy with this result. We are 50 points clear which is a lot and I am very excited to be going to Misano in this situation. However we know that 50 points is still not always enough when you have someone as strong as Casey and so we won’t relax. Now we have two days of testing and we will try some new electronics in order to help me open the throttle earlier and also, of course, test some Bridgestone tyres.”    
 
Davide Brivio – Team Manager

“Of course this is a very important victory for us and we’re very happy today. It’s clear that Valentino did a very good job at the start not to let Stoner get too far ahead, and he was starting to make up ground and put some pressure on him when he unfortunately crashed. Of course this made our job a lot easier! We need to keep going like this and not lose our concentration, but we’ve had two very good races and we are confident that we are in good shape. We have two days of testing now which will be very important for the final six races, and then we go to another home race at Misano and try to make up for last year!”    

Ambient temperature: 20 degrees
Track temperature: 29 degrees
Humidity: 33%

Results


 1. Valentino Rossi     Yamaha      (B)   43:28.841
 2. Toni Elias          Ducati      (B)     +15.004
 3. Loris Capirossi     Suzuki      (B)     +21.689
 4. Shinya Nakano       Honda       (B)     +25.859
 5. Anthony West        Kawasaki    (B)     +29.465
 6. Chris Vermeulen     Suzuki      (B)     +30.608
 7. Marco Melandri      Ducati      (B)     +36.453
 8. Alex de Angelis     Honda       (B)     +36.750
 9. Andrea Dovizioso    Honda       (M)     +38.822
10. Jorge Lorenzo       Yamaha      (M)     +39.573
11. John Hopkins        Kawasaki    (B)     +39.610
12. Sylvain Guintoli    Ducati      (B)     +40.892
13. James Toseland      Yamaha      (M)   +1:11.490
14. Colin Edwards       Yamaha      (M)   +1:21.133
15. Dani Pedrosa        Honda       (M)   +1:37.038
16. Randy de Puniet     Honda       (M)   +1:38.407

DNF: Casey Stoner        Ducati      (B)      6 laps
Fastest lap: Stoner 1:57.199 on lap 5

 

Championship Standings
1. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Fiat Yamaha Team  237    
2. Casey Stoner (AUS) Ducati Marlboro  187    
3. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda  172    
4. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Fiat Yamaha Team      120    
5. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) JiR Team Scot MotoGP  110    
6. Colin Edwards (USA) Tech 3 Yamaha  102    
7. Chris Vermeulen (AUS) Rizla Suzuki  99    
8. Nicky Hayden (USA) Repsol Honda  84    
9. Shinya Nakano (JPN) San Carlo Honda Gresini  83    
10. Loris Capirossi (ITA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP  77    
11. James Toseland (GBR) Tech 3 Yamaha  75    
12. Toni Elias (SPA) Alice Team    66    
13. Alex De Angelis (RSM) San Carlo Honda Gresini  49    
14. Sylvain Guintoli (FRA) Alice Team    42    
15. Marco Melandri (ITA) Ducati Marlboro  41    
16. Randy De Puniet (FRA) LCR Honda MotoGP    40    
17. John Hopkins (USA) Kawasaki Racing    37    
18. Anthony West (AUS) Kawasaki Racing    33    
19. Ben Spies (USA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP    10    
20. Jamie Hacking (USA) Kawasaki Racing Team  5    
21. Tadyuki Okada (JPN) Repsol Honda Team  2    Brno:

Record Lap: L. Capirossi (Ducati) 2006, 1’58.157
Best Lap: V. Rossi (Yamaha) 2006, 1’56.191

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Bridgestone-shod Riders’ Race Results and Tyre Choices
Weather: Dry – Air 20°C, Track 29°C (Bridgestone measurement)
Pos. –  Rider – Team – Race Time – Gap –  Front Tyre (all 16.5’’) Rear Tyre (all 16.5’’)
P1. Valentino Rossi – Fiat Yamaha Team 43m28.841s  Winner Slick-Medium Slick-Hard
P2. Toni Elias – Alice Team 43m43.845s  +15.004s Slick-Medium Slick-Soft
P3. Loris Capirossi – Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 43m50.530s  +21.689s Slick-Hard Slick-Hard
P4. Shinya Nakano – San Carlo Honda Gresini 43m54.700s  +25.859s Slick-Medium Slick-Hard
P5. Anthony West – Kawasaki Racing Team 43m58.306s  +29.465s Slick-Medium Slick-Medium
P6. Chris Vermeulen – Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 43m59.449s  +30.608s Slick-Hard Slick-Hard
P7. Marco Melandri – Ducati Corse 44m05.294s  +36.453s Slick-Medium Slick-Medium
P8. Alex De Angelis – San Carlo Honda Gresini 44m05.591s  +36.750s Slick-Hard Slick-Hard
P11. John Hopkins – Kawasaki Racing Team 44m08.451s  +39.610s Slick-Hard Slick-Medium
P12. Sylvain Guintoli – Alice Team 44m09.733s  +40.892s Slick-Medium Slick-Medium
DNF: Casey Stoner Ducati Corse 11m49.228s  +16 laps Slick-Medium Slick-Medium


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