Sunday, June 10, 2007

Spanish MotoGP: Stoner takes fourth win of the season at Catalunya!

Casey Stoner once again defeated Rossi. The Doctor definitely won't have it all his way this season

The Spanish MotoGP, at the Catalunya circuit in Barcelona, was probably the very best race of this season so far. Casey Stoner blasted off to a brilliant start on his Ducati and led most of the race. Dani Pedrosa gave him some competition, but it was The Doctor who had the battle of a lifetime with the Australian. In the last few laps, the two repeatedly passed each other, giving it all they had and then some, literally riding the wheels off their bikes. Absolutely awesome!

Pedrosa also fought hard, but just couldn't pass Rossi. He settled for a well deserved third place

Ultimately, it was Stoner who prevailed, winning the race, closely followed by Rossi in second, and Pedrosa in third place. Rizla Suzuki rider, John Hopkins came in fourth, while Randy de Puniet finished in fifth place on his Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR. But the main show – and what a show indeed – was the dogfight between Stoner and Rossi, where no.46 came off second best. He now trails Stoner by 14 points in the world championship standings.

After dominating MotoGP for many years, Rossi has finally found his match in Casey Stoner

While the Ducati still seems to have a slight top speed advantage in the straights, it isn’t as pronounced as it was in the first few races of this season. So if Stoner beat Rossi, it wasn’t only because he had a better bike – it was definitely because of his sheer skill and his unflappable confidence. It seems that after many years of dominance, The Doctor has finally met his match. With seven races down and another 11 to go, we’re sure this is going to be one hell of a MotoGP season!

More MotoGP:
MotoGP rumours: Who'll go where in 2008...?
Team Roberts get Kurtis as development rider
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-RR vs other 800cc MotoGP bikes
Ilmor to return to MotoGP in 2008
Aprilia to enter MotoGP within the next three years!
Valentino Rossi wins the Italian MotoGP at Mugello...
...but Stoner comes back to win the Spanish MotoGP at Catalunya!


suren said...

that was an awesome race !! but i wud still say the fght fr the thrd place in the turkish grand prix was the best in the season so far !! ...lap no 17,18,19 had the most amazing moments ! ...and i thot rossi wud give a charge in the last and last before lap !! but he just eased off !!..i was expecting something like the 05 season opener the last lap dog fght between sete and vale...but still !! ROSSI we are behind u ! GO!!!!!!!!


Anonymous said...

Second week in a row I've been scrolling through my RSS feed only to have the results of the MotoGP race I was planning on watching later that day spoiled for me.

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