Casey Stoner from Repsol Honda team riding on factory Honda RC213Vhas won at Jerez circuit in 2012 Moto GP.He is also the defending champion and this is also his first position finish in this season.His total race time was 1:40.554.In the first race of this season at Qatar he finished in third place.His third place finish earned him 16 points and his first place finish here at Jerez circuit gave him 25 points making overall point score of 41 points which takes him to second position in overall standings for this season.
Jorge Lorenzo from Yamaha Factory Racing riding on 2012 Yamaha M1 finished in second place.He and Casey Stoner had very close competition in this race with a time difference of 0.947 seconds .He finished in first position during Qatar grand prix of this season which earned him 25 points and his second place finish here at Jerez earned him 45 points.Which makes him sit in first position in overall standings of this season.
Dani Pedrosa team mate of Casey Stoner riding on RC213V finished in third place with a time difference of 2.063 seconds.Pedrosa finished in second place during Qatar grand prix which earned him 20 points and third place finish here gives him 16 points which makes his total point count of 36 and he is in third position in overall standings of this season.
In Fourth position was Cal Crutchlow from Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team riding on satellite Yamaha M1 finished in fourth place with a time difference of 2.465 seconds.
In fifth position was another Monster team rider Andrea Dovizioso with a time difference of 18.100 seconds.This massive time difference shows that the main competition was only in the first four positions of the race.Ironically Crutch low and Andrea Dovizioso also finished in 4 th and 5 th position respectively in Qatar 2012.
While for Ducati conditions have not yet improved the two factory riders Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi finished in 8 th and 9 th position respectively.While Hector Barbera Satellite Ducati bike rider finished in 10 th position.
Ben Spies team mate of Jorge Lorenzo finished in 11 th position during this race and he was also in 11 th position at Qatar.
The fabulous Losail International Circuit lies on the outskirts of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Built in little over a year, the track cost $ 58 million.first Grand prix on this Circuit was on 2nd October 2004.In 2008 Qatar celebrated first night time Grand Prix.
Free Practice Session 1:
Casey Stoner During FP 1 at Qatar
This practice session was dominated by Casey Stoner on his RC213V he made 8 complete laps with a best lap time of 1’56.474 with a top speed of 334.5 km and was followed by Jorge Lorenzo on his Yamaha M1 2012 who made 9 complete laps with best lap time of 1’56.648 and achieved a top speed of 329.9 km/hr with a time difference of 0.174 seconds between him and Casey he settled for second place.In third place was Nicky Hayden on his GP 12 with 0.276 second difference between him and Lorenzo and 0.450 second difference between him and Casey.Nicky Hayden achieved a top speed of 334.2 km/hr.
The fastest rider on the track in terms of top speed was Hector Barbera with the Satellite Desmosedici GP 12 achieved a top speed of 337.2 Kms finished in ninth place with a time difference of 1.438 seconds between him and the fastest man on the track Casey stoner.The slowest factory/sattelite bike was Ben spies on his Yamaha M1 with 328.2 kms.
Valentino Rossi Finished in tenth place dissapointing his fans he was 1.440 seconds behind Casey.
The CRT bikes were left behind by the Factory bikes and Satellite bikes.The Factory bikes combined with the Satellite bikes there were a total of 12 bikes which dominated the race and CRT had to settle for the 13 th position on the grid.The 13 th position was by Randy De Puniet for Power Electronics Aspar on hiis Aprilia CRT machine.The difference between Randy De Puniet and fastest on the track was 3.511 seconds and the difference between him and Stefan Bradl who was 12 th position riding on Satellite Honda RC213V was 1.051 seconds.This shows that the CRT bikes need to perform much more to be competitive.
In terms of top speed the fastest CRT bike was Colin Edwards Suter BMW with a top speed of 317.1 kms.The slowest was Danilo petruci’s Came Ioda Racing project bike with top speed of 292.4 kms. Continue reading →