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.

Advertisements

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.

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.

Continue reading

2012 Moto GP Factory Bikes

With the new rule changes in 2012 in Moto GP switching from 800 cc to 1000 cc bikes.The Moto GP bikes have to change the displacement and after Suzuki with drawn now there are only three factory teams in Moto GP.The factory teams are Honda,Yamaha and Ducati.Lets go with a breif introduction of the new 1000 cc class Moto GP Fatory bikes.These are only factory bikes and CRT bikes are different.

Continue reading