Moto GP 2012 Free practice 1 Portugal:Ben Spies is the fastest

Ben Spies from Yamaha Factory Racing team riding on the 1000 cc 2012 Yamaha M1 is the fastest during free practice 1 at Grande Premio circuit at Paortugal.His fastest lap time was 1:40.813.

There is good news for Ducati with their two factory riders Nicky hayden and Moto GP legend Valentino Rossi finishing in second and third place respectively.Their time difference was 0.273 and 0.689 seconds respectively.

Defending champion Casey Stoner from Repsol Honda team finished in fourth place with a time difference of 1.130 seconds.

San Carlo Gresini Honda team rider Alvaro Bautista finished in fifth place with a time difference of 1.417 seconds.

Yonny Hernandez from Avintia Blusens riding on his BQR chassis CRT bike finished in 9 th position overtaking two Satellite bike riders Karel Abraham riding Desmosedici GP 12 and Stefan Bradl riding Honda RC 213V.This performance from Yonny Hernandez can be considered as the best performance by a CRT bike during dry free practice session in 2012 Moto GP.

Hector Barbera from Pramac Racing team and Jorge Lorenzo from Yamaha Factory Racing team have not qualified in free practice 1 after facing technical problems with their bikes.


Moto GP 2012 Casey Stoner wins at Jerez

Casey Stoner from Repsol Honda team riding on  factory Honda RC213V has 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.

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.


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.

Commercial Bank Qatar 2012 Moto GP Jorge Lorenzo wins the first Moto GP Grand Prix of 2012 season

Jorge Lorenzo racing on his 1000 cc Yamaha M1 2012  bike racing for the Factory Yamaha racing team has started his season with a victory.He started the race in pole position.His total race time was 42:44.214.

Dani Pedroa Repsol Honda team riding on Honda RC213V finished in second place with a time difference of 0.852 seconds between him and Jorge Lorenzo.His total race time was 42:45.066.

Casey Stoner who from Repsol Honda roding on honda RC213V is the defending champion for the title had settled for third place in the standings.He fell behind Lorenzo by 2.908 seconds and the difference between him and his team mate Dani Pedrosa was 2.056 seconds.

In Fourth place was Cal Crutchlow from Monster Yamaha Tech 3 riding on satellite Yamaha M1 2012.He was behind Lorenzo by a massive margin of 17.114.

In Fifth place was Cal Crutchlow’s team mate Andrea Dovizioso on the Satellite Yamaha M1 bike was behind Lorenzo by 17.420 seconds.

Nicky Hayden riding Desomosedici GP 12 finished in Sixth place with a time difference of 28.413 seconds.

Valentino Rossi racing for Ducati factory racing failed to impress he finished in tenth place falling behind Lorenzo by 33.665 seconds.

Ben Spies finished in 11 th place.while the three other riders 1 factory rider and 2 Satellite team riders finished in top 5.

Hector Barbera had the highest top speed he reached 342.3 km/hr top speed he finished in ninth place.

The CRT bike best position was held by Colin Edwards in 12 th position on his Suter BMW bike.

Qatar Grand Prix 2012 – Moto GP Jorge Lorenzo Secures Pole

Jorge Lorenzo from Yamaha Factory racing on his 1000 cc Yamaha M1 bike won the pole position by leading the Qualifying practice at Qatar 2012 Moto GP 2012.His fastest lap was 1’54.634 and had achieved a top speed of 327.1 km/hr.In the second place was defending champion Casey Stoner from Respol Honda on Honda RC213V with a lap time of 1’54.855 falling behind Lorenzo by 0.221 seconds.asey had a top speed of 331.9 kms.Behind casey was Cal Crutch low from monster Yamaha Tech 3 racing falling behind Lorenzo by 0.388 seconds and behind Casey by 0.167 seconds.Cal Crutchlow had a top speed of 328 km/hr.

In fourth Place was Ben spies Yamaha Factory racing who was unimpressive in the free practice sessions had proved his worth by coming in fourth place.His fastest lap time was 1’55.512 falling behind the fastest man by 0.878 seconds.In fifth place was Nicky Hayden racing on the Desmosedici GP 12 he and Lorenzo had a time difference of 1.003 seconds and had a top speed of 334.2 km/hr.Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Andrea Dovizioso finished in sixth place with falling behing Lorenzo by 1.224 seconds.

Valentino Rossi had top speed with his bike reaching 338 km/hr.The slowest factory/satellite bike in terms of top speed was Ben spies with 3226.1 kms.It seems Ben spies likes the spot he was the slowest in top speed of Factory/Satellite bikes in all three free practice sessions in Qatar Grand prix 2012.

The CRT bikes had to settle for the 13 th position as their highest Colin Edwards on his Suter BMW was in the thirteenth place and highest for a CRT.Edwards was also the fastest CRT on the track with 314.8 kms.

Ioda Racing bike was again the last continuing the last position in terms of top speed.The bike had achieved a top speed of 296.8 km/hr.However Ioda Racing rider Danilo Petrucci finished in 19 th position in the standings.

It is already clear that the Yamaha M1 is peroformance oriented than top speed from the three free practice sessions.With their four riders 2 factory + 2 Satellite being in the top six.It shows that the Yamaha will be having a good Moto GP season in 2012.

While the Honda RC213V was a blend of performance and top speed its chances of winning depend solely on Casey Stoner as Dani pedrosa finished in seventh position and Stefan Bradl of LCR honda was in ninth position and Alvaro Bautitsta in 11 th position.

For Ducati one thing that can keep them happy is the fact that Nicky Hayden was in the 5 th position other than that there are no good moments for them.Valentino Rossi finishing in 12 th place was a bad signal for Ducati.Looks like the Desmosedici GP 12 is more top speed oriented rather than performance.

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ComercialBank Qatar Grand prix 2012 Moto GP Free Practice session 1,2 &3 Results & Analysis

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

Honda RC213V 2012 Moto GP bike

1000 cc RC 213 V in Repsol colors

The Honda RC 213 V in testing in Moto GP testing season

The  RC213V is a 1000 cc Moto GP proto type machine developed by Honda racing for use in Moto GP 2012.The RC213V is a factory Moto GP bike.As the official sponsor for Honda in 2012 is Repsol the bike is seen in Repsol colors during the testing season of the bike.Honda has two riders for 2012 one is 2011  Moto GP champion Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa.Honda is the 2011 Moto GP Manufacturer champion and as a defending champion for the title.Honda engineers had put in their best efforts to make the RC213V.Casey Stoner who rode the bike in the testing season was satisfied with the bike and he finished in first place during the testing followed by two Yamaha Factory Racing riders Ben spies  Jorge Lorenzo third place On Yamaha M1 2012.From recent reports from other Honda satellite teams it is rumoured that the RC213V costs 4-5 million.

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2012 Moto GP Rider’s championship Battle

The top riders of Moto GP one of these people will definitely get the crown in 2012


The Battle for the 2012 Moto GP championship heats up as there some more riders to compete with the four Moto GP aliens.The four so called aliens Casey Stoner,Jorge Lorenzo,Dani Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi.In 2011 Casey Stoner came on top with the Honda RC 212 V and followed by Jorge Lorenzo on the Yamaha M1 2012 in second place and Dani Pedrosa In fourth place on Honda RC 212 V and Valentino Rossi had a poor season with the Ducati  Desmosedici GP 11 and finishing with seventh place.There are three more competitors to the four in the 2012 season.They are Andrea Dovizioso who finished third in 2011 with the factory Honda RC 212 V and Ben spies finishing fifth on the factory Yamaha factory M1 and Nicky Hayden along with Rossi had a poor season finishing in seventh place with the Desmosedici GP 11.we are going to speculate on the riders strengths and defects and evaluate the winning chances.

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