Moto GP 2012 season analysis after 2012 Qatar Grand Prix

Jorge Lorenzo from Yamaha wins Qatar 2012 Moto GP.In second place was Dani Pedrosa and in third place was defending champion Casey Stoner was in

Lorenzo During race- Qatar 2012

third place.

In first place was Jorge Lorenzo racing for factory Yamaha Racing on the Yamaha M1 and the riders in second and third place were Honda Factory Team-Repsol Honda riders riding on Honda RC213V.

In fourth and fifth place were Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team mates Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso respectively.The riders were riding on the satellite Yamaha M1.

In 6 th place was Nicky Hayden racing for factory Ducati team on the Desmosedici GP 12.

In seventh place was Alvaro Bautista on his Satellite Honda RC213V and following him was Stefan Bradl from LCR Honda team on his satellite Honda RC213V and in ninth place was Hector Barbera riding on satellite Ducati Desmosedici GP 12.

In tenth place was Valentino Rossi on the Desmosedici GP 12.Ben spies racing for Yamaha Factor racing riding Yamaha M1 failed to impress and had settled for 11 th place.

San Carlo Gresini Honda CRT rider Michael Pirro last in the standings.

The best rank in standings  by a CRT bike is Colin Edwards from NGM Mobile Forward Racing on his Suter BMW.

In terms of Top Speed

Hector Barbera with a top speed of 342.3 km/hr is the fastest and behind him was Dani Pedrosa with a top speed of 341.8 kms.In third place was Valentino Rossi with 341.6 km top speed and in fourth place was Nicky Hayden with 31.2 kms top speed and in 5 th position was Stefan Bradl with 339.5 km/hr.

Fast lap Rider’s

Casey Stoner has the fastest lap time with 1’55.541 and Cal Crutchlow in second place with a timing of 1’55.984 and in third place was Dani Pedrosa with fastest lap time of 1’56.001.The GRand prix winner Jorge Lorenzo has the fourth fastest lap time with his fastest lap being 1’56.067.

Analysis:

With three riders in the top 5 and one rider winning the Grand Prix Yamaha had a good start for the 2012 season.The only dissapointment for Yamaha is from Ben Spies Yamaha Factory rider who settled for 11 th place.

Honda can be happy about the fact that there are two riders in the top three and the bad news for them is the satellite riders settling for 7 and 8 positions.

Seems like Ducati is going to have a tough Moto GP season with Nicky Hayden in sixth place the only hope Ducati has will be on Nicky hayden.

This Grand Prix had again proved that the Honda bike is a perfect mixture of Performance and top speed while the Yamaha is more performance oriented and Ducati bike is focused on top speed.

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