Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spanish MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa wins at Jerez!

The tiny Mr Pedrosa was unstoppable at the Jerez circuit, winning the race ahead of Rossi. But, still, it was celebration time for The Doctor - this was his 100th podium finish...!

Race Results:
1. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team (M) 45min 35.121 secs
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Fiat Yamaha Team (B) 45min 38.004 secs
3. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Fiat Yamaha Team (M) 45min 39.460 secs
4. Nicky Hayden USA Repsol Honda Team (M) 45min 45.263 secs
5. Loris Capirossi ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 46min 2.645 secs
6. James Toseland GBR Yamaha Tech 3 (M) 46min 2.929 secs
7. John Hopkins USA Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 46min 3.417 secs
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA JiR Scot Team (M) 46min 3.570 secs
9. Shinya Nakano JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 46min 7.690 secs
10. Chris Vermeulen AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP (B) 46min 10.212 secs
11. Casey Stoner AUS Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 46min 17.344 secs
12. Marco Melandri ITA Ducati Marlboro Team (B) 46min 19.619 secs
13. Anthony West AUS Kawasaki Racing Team (B) 46min 20.928 secs
14. Alex de Angelis RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini (B) 46min 20.992 secs
15. Toni Elias SPA Alice Team (B) 46min 44.679 secs
16. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Alice Team (B) 46min 49.563 secs

Colin Edwards USA Yamaha Tech 3 (M)
Randy de Puniet FRA LCR Honda MotoGP (M)

Detailed race report here

Loris Capirossi, one of our all-time favourite riders, took fifth place at Jerez. And yes, Rizla Suzuki are back in top shape - in more ways than one!

More MotoGP:
Hi-res MotoGP wallpaper: Here and here
Memorable: 1964 Bianchi Bicilindrica 500cc GP racer...
Aprilia RS3 Cube: F1 tech in MotoGP?
Two of the coolest GP-replicas ever: Here and here
Two of the best 500cc racers from the two-stroke era: Here and here
Kevin Schwantz interviews Valentino Rossi!

External links:
Road Racer X: In conversation with Valentino Rossi...
Motorcycle USA: 2008 Superbike Smackdown!
Benelli TnT 899 image gallery...
Download 2008 Superbike magazine PDFs here and here (You'll need a BitTorrent client to download the files)

From Kevin Schwantz to Loris Capirossi, all the fast guys seem to love Suzuki GSX-Rs! No.34 talks about mid-1980s Gixxers here!

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