Triumph Ben Spies, Casey Stoner closes in seconds and extends the overall standings, another podium for Andrea Dovizioso, Rossi fourth, sixth, comeback, Jorge Lorenzo, another big mistake for Marco Simoncelli.
Under a sky heavy with rain, but with the dry track from start to finish, the Dutch GP, once again, gave no emotions, but after a few turns, when Simoncelli has lost control of his Honda, crushing the innocent Lorenzo . Both are then divided, with Jorge sixth and ninth Simoncelli. DOMAIN SPIES Spies’ victory was never in question: as proof, the Superbike World Championship has hammered on the fast times, despite the intense cold that has forced all drivers to Starting with both the soft tires. He had seen evidence that the Yamaha was competitive here and the great comeback of Lorenzo confirms this: if you had not fallen on the first lap, the M1 would have done twice, because Jorge has turned in fast times. Crossed the finish line as world champion he thundered: “I was the race direction, one as Simoncelli would withdraw the license.” DOVI CONSISTING The inconsistency, unfortunately, does Simoncelli par with the great consistency of Dovizioso, who was the third podium in four races, second in a row. The Dovi finished rather detached from the first, but halfway through the race has kept pace with Stoner, and then slow down because of tire problems. Andrea is now only 9 points from second place in the league. DUCATI RED FIRST difficult after qualifying, Valentino Rossi in the race was, once again, more effective than in the test. Placing fourth, is definitely a good result as it was playing the game, but the gap – 30 “684 in 26 laps – it is still very high: the road is still long. Do not forget, however, that the course is in the worst possible conditions for the Ducati bike and finish with a never used it before in front of teammate is at least satisfactory. It ‘clear, however, that Rossi and Ducati dream of other results. THE FIRST COMMENTS Ben Spies : “It ‘really great to win with these colors, in a memorable day for Yamaha. Here my M1 was fantastic and I was able to push hard from beginning to end, thanks also to the team, which worked really well. ” Casey Stoner : “It ‘been a difficult weekend for us and this morning’s warm up we wanted to make changes that we are able to do only in part. In the race, however, went better than in the test: when there was the incident in the first few corners, I do not understand what had happened, but took UNPO Spies’ lead, while I was more conservative. I wanted to get there, but today he was simply too strong for me, second place is an excellent result. Andrea Dovizioso : “I am very happy. We arrived on the grid with rain tires, but the track was almost completely dry. I had to mount the soft front tire, but for my riding style is better than the harsh, aggressive, because I brake up into the curve. So, after some ‘speed took too many risks and I left to go Stoner, but then also showed a problem in the rear, with so much bounce. I feared something had happened, but fortunately Valentino was quite detached. Another podium finish is fine, just missing the last step. MOTO2 After a spectacular race, Marc Marquez won a solo in front of Kenan Sofuoglu and Bradley Smith, with Alex De Angelis fifth and sixth Mattia Pasini. The world championship points leader Stefan Bradl crashed three laps from the end, while he was in 11th position: now his advantage is down to 57 points on Marquez, now second in general. 125 second win of his career for Maverick Vinales, very good at taking off when it started to drizzle: while its rivals raised their arms asking the race direction to stop the race, he continued on the gas. Then, as the pilots have completed their 15th round – or two thirds of the race, the regulatory minimum to give a perfect score – Grand Prix course was stopped with the red flag. Salom and Gadea completed the podium. Table B. 1SPIES Yamaha Factory RacingLap 26 2STONER C. +7,697 Repsol Honda Team Repsol Honda Team 3DOVIZIOSO A. +27,506 +30,684 4ROSSI V. Ducati Team Ducati Team +43,172 5HAYDEN N. J. 6LORENZO Yamaha Factory Racing +44,536 7EDWARDS C. Monster Tech 3 Yamaha +1:08.112 +1:10.753 8AOYAMA H. M. 9SIMONCELLI San Carlo Honda Gresini +1:24.925 +1:26.216 10ELIAS T. LCR Honda MotoGP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 11BAUTISTA A. 1:38.466 12BARBERA Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP +26,358 H. K. 13AKIYOSHI San Carlo Honda Gresini +1:13.778