Catalunyan GP: Repsol Honda race notes

Pedrosa third in his home GP Dani Pedrosa finished the Catalunya Cinzano GP in third place on home soil, in front of his compatriots. Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi were first and second, respectively. Jorge Lorenzo won with authority in...

Pedrosa third in his home GP

Dani Pedrosa finished the Catalunya Cinzano GP in third place on home soil, in front of his compatriots. Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi were first and second, respectively. Jorge Lorenzo won with authority in 250cc, his rivals being unable to put him under pressure at any moment. Alex De Angelis and Andrea Dovizioso were alongside him on the podium. In 125cc Tomoyoshi Koyama got his first ever triumph. Gabor Talmacsi and Randy Krummenacher were second and third, respectively.

MotoGP
Casey Stoner won the MotoGP race after an intense battle with Valentino Rossi, who was second, and so the young Australian rider has strengthened his lead in the World Championship. Dani Pedrosa, who made a great start, was very regular and was third at Montmelo. The Repsol Honda rider was satisfied with the result as he was able to follow the two leaders in a difficult race. Moreover he thanked his home fans for their support and his team for the good work over the whole weekend. Toni Elias, on the other hand, suffered mechanical problems and had to retire.

250cc
Jorge Lorenzo got his fifth victory of the season and is now a stronger leader than ever in the classification. The Spanish rider crossed the finishing line more than three seconds ahead of Alex De Angelis, who was second after starting in sixth place on the grid. The Italian Andrea Dovizioso, with the Kopron Team Scott, was on the third step of the podium at Montmelo. Alvaro Bautista, who was seventh on the grid, finished fifth.

125cc
The Japanese KTM rider Tomoyoshi Koyama was on the top step of the podium at Montmelo, this was his first ever win in the World Championship. Talmacsi was second and is now the leader of the 125cc classification. Randy Krummenacher was third. The Bancaja Aspar rider Sergio Gadea, who led the race with a lap left, finished fourth after touching bikes with Koyama. Pol Espargaro was fifth and the Repsol Honda rider Bradley Smith was sixth. The negative part of this race involved Mattia Pasini, Aprilia, who had to retire after yet another another breakdown.

-credit: repsol honda

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Valentino Rossi , Bradley Smith , Gabor Talmacsi , Alvaro Bautista , Andrea Dovizioso , Jorge Lorenzo , Toni Elias , Casey Stoner , Dani Pedrosa , Mattia Pasini , Randy Krummenacher