Round 12: San Marino GP – Race
Misano World Circuit, Sunday 5 September 2010
Bridgestone slick compounds available:
Front: Medium, Hard. Rear: Medium, Hard
Fresh from winning last weekend at Indianapolis, Dani Pedrosa completed his impressive weekend in Misano by scoring his second consecutive victory, and his fourth of the season. The Repsol Honda rider led from the start and didn’t look back, setting a new lap record in the process.
The MotoGP race at Misano...
The MotoGP race at Misano Italy gets underway with eventual winner Dani Pedrosa (26) leading Casey Stoner and the rest of the pack.
Second position went to championship leader Jorge Lorenzo, whilst his Fiat Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi fought off Repsol Honda’s Andrea Dovizioso for the final step of the podium at his home Grand Prix.
As the weather remained dry, every rider chose the softer option rear tire for the race as it provided more grip than the harder option whilst also having good consistency over race distance. With the exception of Alvaro Bautista who used the softer front, all riders opted for the harder front slick for its increased stability under braking.
Hiroshi Yasukawa – Director, Bridgestone Motorsport
“I’d like to congratulate Dani and Repsol Honda today for their victory; they have really hit their stride at this point in the season and are very strong indeed.
“But today is a very sad day as we lost a great young Japanese rider, a wonderful character and a shining light who was so young in his motorcycle racing career. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tomizawa-san’s family and friends at this tragic time. His memory shall remain bright in our hearts.”
Tohru Ubukata – Manager, Bridgestone Motorcycle Tire Development Department
“I am pleased with tire performance this weekend as Dani set a new lap record, the top four riders were all faster than the existing record and the total race time was ten seconds faster than the previous best. But I am deeply saddened, as are we all, about the passing of the young and talented Tomizawa-san today. It was a terrible accident and a tragic loss of life and our hearts go out to those who knew him and loved him.”
Dani Pedrosa – Repsol Honda Team – Race Winner
“We had very good race pace and my first back-to-back victory and the fourth of the season is great for me and the team. We are working good and getting stronger. Shoya was a very funny guy, always making jokes, and on the bike he was very great too so this is a very sad time.”
Top ten classification (Sunday 14:00 GMT+2)
|Pos. ||Rider||Team||Race time||Gap ||Front spec||Rear spec
|1.||Dani Pedrosa||Repsol Honda Team||44m 22.059s||Hard ||Medium|
|2. ||Jorge Lorenzo ||Fiat Yamaha Team ||44m 23.959s ||+1.900s ||Hard ||Medium
|3. ||Valentino Rossi ||Fiat Yamaha Team||44m 25.242s ||+3.183s||Hard ||Medium
|4. ||Andrea Dovizioso ||Repsol Honda Team ||44m 28.513s ||+6.454s ||Hard ||Medium
|5. ||Casey Stoner ||Ducati Team ||44m 40.538s ||+18.479s ||Hard ||Medium
|6. ||Ben Spies ||Monster Yamaha Tech 3 ||44m 50.444s ||+28.385s ||Hard ||Medium
|7. ||Colin Edwards ||Monster Tech 3 Yamaha Team ||44m 56.993s ||+34.934s ||Medium ||Medium
||8. ||Alvaro Bautista ||Rizla Suzuki MotoGP ||45m 00.216s ||+38.157s ||Medium ||Medium
||9. ||Hector Barbera ||Paginas Amarillas Aspar ||45m 03.002s ||+40.943s ||Hard ||Medium
|10. ||Marco Melandri ||San Carlo Honda Gresini ||45m 04.436s ||+42.377s ||Hard ||Medium
Weather: Dry Ambient 28-26°C (82-79°F); Track 40-34°C (104-93°F) [Bridgestone measurement]