MotoGP: Qualifying Results from Catalunya

06/15/2013 @ 2:02 pm, by Jensen Beeler3 COMMENTS


MotoGP Qualifying Results from the Catalan GP in Barcelona, Spain:

Pos. Rider Team Bike KM/H Time Diff.
1 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda 339.3 1’40.893
2 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 336.3 1’41.501 0.608
3 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 336.4 1’41.566 0.673
4 Alvaro BAUTISTA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 339.5 1’41.714 0.821
5 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team Ducati 341.5 1’41.800 0.907
6 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 342.4 1’41.842 0.949
7 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 336.1 1’41.959 1.066
8 Andrea IANNONE* Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 338.7 1’41.963 1.070
9 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati 337.6 1’42.053 1.160
10 Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 339.9 1’42.090 1.197
11 Bradley SMITH* Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 330.2 1’42.548 1.655
12 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar ART 324.4 1’42.878 1.985
13 Randy DE PUNIET* Power Electronics Aspar ART 319.2 1’43.186 0.579
14 Michele PIRRO* Ignite Pramac Racing Ducati 331.8 1’43.330 0.723
15 Hector BARBERA* Avintia Blusens FTR 318.5 1’43.659 1.052
16 Colin EDWARDS* NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 318.9 1’43.983 1.376
17 Karel ABRAHAM* Cardion AB Motoracing ART 320.9 1’44.362 1.755
18 Danilo PETRUCCI* Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 317.3 1’44.369 1.762
19 Claudio CORTI* NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 319.3 1’44.603 1.996
20 Michael LAVERTY* Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 322.0 1’44.630 2.023
21 Yonny HERNANDEZ* Paul Bird Motorsport ART 318.9 1’44.913 2.306
22 Bryan STARING* GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 317.2 1’45.441 2.834
23 Lukas PESEK* Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 313.2 1’46.302 3.695
24 Javier DEL AMOR* Avintia Blusens FTR 309.4 1’48.952 6.345

*Participated in QP1

Source: MotoGP; Photo: HRC

  • kev71

    Only 4 tenths of a second between 2nd and 8th shows these bikes are pretty close (at least in qualifying. Half a second between Pedrosa and 2nd. Could he run away with this race? Doubt it; although I don’t see Crutchlow being able to maintain 2nd place. My guess is Pedrosa and Lorenzo will run away from the rest and race for 1st until Pedrosa makes a mistake and Lorenzo will pass him and disappear. I can see the potential for a 1st lap crash as Crutchlow, Bautista, Rossi, and Dovizioso try to get to the front. Can’t wait for the race. Crossing my fingers Rossi gets a podium finish!

  • Jonathan

    I’m pretty much with you, kev71. :)

    Honourable mention to Nicky Hayden too – it might be easy to dismiss him as “merely” a solid team guy, but where does he find the motivation to turn in quick times season after season when many racers in his situation might be happy to cash the paychecks while looking for a seat in a racing class where they might be guaranteed a spot in the limelight? Top man – if the Suzuki shows promise he would be my first choice for that team. And no – I’m not American, I just don’t think he’s ever got sufficient credit for being a world champ (and a darn fine dirt track rider to boot…)

    Bradl still not 100% on it this season, even if he is only 1/2 a second off second spot.

    Bautista? Crikey. I like him (even if I feel like wringing his neck sometimes!)

    Go Cal…

  • phs

    Agreed Jonathan,
    I am hoping Ducati gets their bike sorted out to be battling for wins. I further hope that it is sooner than later and that Nick Hayden gets to reap the fruits of his labor over the years at Ducati.

    Should be a great race tomorrow.