MotoGP: Race Results from the Spanish GP

05/05/2013 @ 6:09 am, by Jensen Beeler21 COMMENTS


MotoGP Race Results from the Spanish GP in Jerez, Spain:

Pos. Rider Team Bike KM/H Diff.
1 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.1 45’17.632
2 Marc MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.0 +2.487
3 Jorge LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 157.8 +5.089
4 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 157.6 +8.914
5 Cal CRUTCHLOW Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 157.4 +12.663
6 Alvaro BAUTISTA GO&FUN Honda Gresini Honda 157.3 +15.094
7 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team Ducati 156.7 +25.632
8 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team Ducati 155.7 +41.881
9 Aleix ESPARGARO Power Electronics Aspar ART 155.6 +43.812
10 Bradley SMITH Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 155.6 +44.461
11 Michele PIRRO Ducati Test Team Ducati 155.5 +45.974
12 Hector BARBERA Avintia Blusens FTR 154.7 +59.859
13 Michael LAVERTY Paul Bird Motorsport PBM 154.2 +1’09.743
14 Danilo PETRUCCI Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 153.7 +1’17.813
15 Colin EDWARDS NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 153.7 +1’18.177
16 Bryan STARING GO&FUN Honda Gresini FTR Honda 153.7 +1’18.928
17 Claudio CORTI NGM Mobile Forward Racing FTR Kawasaki 153.7 +1’19.307
18 Hiroshi AOYAMA Avintia Blusens FTR 153.7 +1’19.457
Not Classified
Stefan BRADL LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 155.1 24 Laps
Andrea IANNONE Energy T.I. Pramac Racing Ducati 154.3 24 Laps
Lukas PESEK Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Suter 150.8 24 Laps
Randy DE PUNIET Power Electronics Aspar ART 151.2 25 Laps
Yonny HERNANDEZ Paul Bird Motorsport ART 148.9 25 Laps

Source: MotoGP: Photo: HRC

  • L2C

    Yes! My man Pedrosa!

    And as for the Lorenzo getting bumped off of his own corner? He left the door wide open and Marquez went through and was fastest into his turn. Lorenzo was way late. The contact was unfortunate, but he should have conceded ahead of that because by the time he did turn in, Marquez had already taken ownership of that line. That’s racing!

    Pedrosa, yes!

  • L2C

    And who took that you beautiful shot of Pedro? NICE!!

  • Chasdev

    Penalty time for the young punk!
    Maybe he should try V8 Supercars or Nascar where running people off the road is normal.

  • Was it not Lorenzo, who was accused of something similar a few years ago and retorted, “This is not classical dancing!”

  • L2C

    Penalty shlenalty. Just because Lorenzo is Lorenzo on Lorenzo’s corner doesn’t mean that he has any more right to that line than anybody else. If you watch the replay, he didn’t turn in when he should have because he knew Márquez was there! But then afterwards he decided to turn in anyway because he also knew what conceding would mean, so he had to make his presence felt. Thing is, Márquez was on a wider line due to the speed he was carrying, why Lorenzo thought that Márquez would back down is anybody’s guess, but it was not the wisest decision he’s ever made. Márquez got there first and Lorenzo got caught outside of his normal line. There was nothing he could do about it, really. Lucky for him he didn’t lose control of his bike. Rossi and Crutchlow would have gladly lapped up those points.

  • Kevin Koetters

    It was nice to see some chippiness and real racing in MotoGP for once. So often it seems to be a boring procession with little dicing, especially since Super Sic is gone. MotoGP so often fails to offer the excitement of WSB or other racing. Hopefully they keep it up. I like seeing Marquez stir the pot.

  • Calisdad

    It was clear by the 3rd lap that Lorenzo’s tires were an issue. I’m surprised they lasted the race. Big question is why the Hondas didn’t have issue with them.

    Marquez couldn’t get around Lorenzo cleanly so he chose the only method available to him. He hasn’t earned much respect and I don’t see him getting much.

    Kudos to Dani. Best race he’s run in awhile.

  • irksome

    Yamaha had to run the softer compound since the bike needs to carry corner speed. Honda could run the hard as their bike needs to stand up quicker; point and shoot, y’know? On a cooler track, the Yamaha wouldn’t have experienced so much tire degradation.

    As to Marquez’s pass, if Lorenzo hadn’t been there to act as a berm he would have been in the gravel. It’s up to the stewards to decide if that constitutes “too aggressive”.

  • Phil

    Yamaha need a better bike!

  • TexusTim

    marquez did it just right…rossi style good on ya young gun !!! man if this kid wins the championship in his first year he will need a better pr manager….lol

  • DarN

    Pedrosa caught a big break – Lorenzo was a second ahead and as good as gone when his tires went off. Marquez was going nowhere but straight on the last turn – at least 20 mph too hot to stick it. In the same time it is racing and Lorenzo should never allowed him the opportunity. good race, fair fight.

  • Faust


    Because the yamahas were on the soft and the Hondas were on the hard? People have been talking about that for days.

  • Gutterslob

    None of this would have happened to Lorenzo if they simply named the corner after Gibernau.

  • zhakarias


    Sorry man but today everyone were on the same tires: hard on the front tire and soft on the rear.

    About Yamaha vs Honda

    I think the problem for yamaha is the M1 is quite important the speed on the curve so that put more effort on the front tire while the honda put all in the rear tire as they goal is exit the curve as soon as possible to take the best of their gearbox and engine.

    So today with the temperatures on Jerez the front tire of Jorge just gave up out before the Marquez rear did the same (Also Marc has nothing to lose everything to win this season).

    And as far as I remember the Honda bikes generally perform better when the track is hot and the Yamahas when it’s cold.

    PD: My apologies for any grammar or writing mistake this is my first post ever in english

  • L2C

    Marc Márquez: “I saw many times on the videos you can overtake at the last corner. I remember Valentino and many riders. I just tried to do the same.”

    Say what you want, but for me, this goes a long way towards me warming up to the guy. He is as genuine as they come. When athletes regard the history of their sport in such passionate terms and manage to let you know that they understand their position in it – well, that’s pretty much irresistible.

    Kudos to Marc Márquez today. It was a job well done.

  • JW

    Happy for danni, he needed to win this race . That last corner pass will go down in history as one of the most humiliating passes in motogp history. I am reminded of the Rossi pass on Stoner at Laguna

  • flying

    Racing is racing yes & sh!t happens

    But truth is Marc was over his head & not on “The Line”
    What he was on ….was on his way off the track.

    He was lucky Lorenzo still had control & was arcing a turn
    when Marc used him as a berm/stop

    The only thing cooler would have been if Lorenzo knew Marc was
    losing it he could have braked hard & let him skittle past & gone under instead.

    No way Marc could have held that turn if not for the berm Lorenzo

    But racing is racing & sh!t happens to all at some point.

  • “Penalty time for the young punk!”

    I watched that pass over and over and I’ve come to the conclusion that Lorenzo ultimately turned in on Marquez. I’m not certain that Marquez would have managed to make the corner had they not made contact, but it’s pretty clear to me that by the time Lorenzo turned in, Marquez already had the line. Unfortunately, because their lines were radically different, they were holding quite different trajectories when they crossed paths.

    I think Lin Jarvis summed it up quite correctly. Lorenzo left the door open more than he had on earlier laps and Marquez shot his bolt. The contact wasn’t ideal, but was a racing incident. A penalty would be uncalled for, IMO.

    Lorenzo’s finger wagging was classic. Looks as though Lorenzo’s adversarial war has been revived with a new player. He might be hugging Pedrosa on occasion, but I imagine that Marquez won’t enjoy the warm-cuddly for a while yet. *snort*

  • Adam

    Cudos to Marc, and dani. Lorenzo is just a sore loser. Good to see a kid in motogp that can back up his racing. He is a bruiser. And a winner. Sorry Lorenzo you have meet your match its not so nice nice anymore. Adapt or lose. Ok so where was Cal? The jurnos on this page and MM we’re touting that he was going To challenge for the victory but yet against he showed his true potential. It’s a 3 horse race.

  • Lorenzo left that wide open , last turn anyone would have taken too I don’t blame Marquez.. Racing incident move on ..

  • jet

    I remember Sic was mixing it up w/ the big boys when he came over and they all were sniffling and bitching cause of the way he was riding,Marc is following in his steps,lets see how long it takes before the hammer falls…