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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Qatar Grand Prix 2012- Moto 3 Maverick Vinales Wins Moto 3 2012 Qatar Grand Prix

Maverick Vinales During FP1

The first Grand Prix of 2012 Moto 3 Commercial Bank Qatar Grand Prix 2012 was won by Maverick Vinales from Bluesens Avintia team riding FTR Honda bike. He had a total time of 38:40.995.

Red Bull KTM AJO rider was in the pole position during the fourth lap Romano Fenati from Team Italia FMI on his FTR Honda bike was leading the grid he was overtaken by Maverick Vinales Bluesens Avintia team on his FTR Honda in the sixth lap.Sandro Cortesse riding the KTM Moto 3 bike was pushed down to fourth place during the sixth lap.In the seventh lap Maverick was in the first place with a time difference of 0.036 seconds between him and Romano Fenati who was in second place.

During the eight lap Romano Fenati was closing on Maverick with a time difference of only 0.013 seconds.Sandro Cortesse who was in fourth position overtaken Luis Salom and was now in third position he and maverick had a massive 7.168 seconds time gap.Louis Rossi from Racing team Germany on hos FTR honda bike was in third place during the Qualifying Practice was in 8 th position during the eigth lap.

Maverick was in the lead in 12 th lap with a time difference of 0.321 seconds between him and Romano Fenati.During the eigth lap Romano was closing Maverick.

13 th lap five more laps to go Maverick is in a healthy lead with 0.882 seconds from the nearest contender Raoano the time difference was increasing after the eight lap.

14 th lap four more laps to go Romano falls behind Maverick by 1.402 seconds the time gap had increased from 13 th to 14 th lap.Sandro Cortesse was in third place with a time difference of 13.262 seconds between him and Maverick.

15 th lap 3 more laps to go the difference between Maverick and Romano had increased to 2.335 seconds.

16 th lap 2 more laps to go the difference between Maverick and the second rider is now 3.369 seconds.

17 th lap 1 more lap to go and the difference between Maverick and Romano Fenati was now 3.860 seconds.

Final Lap Maverick Vinales finishes with first position with a healthy lead of 4.301 seconds over Romano and a massive 18.013 seconds lead over third place rider Sandro Cortesse.

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