2011 German MotoGP Results
Results from the 2011 German MotoGP at Sachsenring.
2011 German MotoGP
Dani Pedrosa has won the 2011 German MotoGP round at Sachsenring over Jorge Lorenzo.
Lorenzo passed Casey Stoner in the last corner to relegate the Australian to third. The third Repsol Honda of Andrea Dovizioso took 4th oplace ahead of Ben Spies made a last lap pass on Marco Simoncelli.
Dani Pedrosa 1st Place:
“It’s an incredible feeling to be back and win a race so early; I didn’t expect it, but this circuit has been always very good for me and I made it happen. I was already surprised yesterday with second position in qualifying and to finish the weekend in this way is amazing, a huge relief for me after a very hard time with injuries.
Here I suffered less than in Mugello because of the layout, but in the race today I had a strange feeling, something I’ve never had before. At the beginning of the race I wasn’t feeling great on the bike, I was fourth but I didn’t get nervous or worried because I’m still not mathematically out of the Championship battle, but I know it’s almost impossible.
So, I just let the laps pass and in the middle of the race, with less fuel in the tank and when the tyres started sliding, I decided to step it up a little and it worked perfectly. I’m very happy with this victory, I’ve been suffering a lot even though this race track is not physically demanding, because I’m still weak.”.
Jorge Lorenzo 2nd Place:
“I’m very happy! It has been a fantastic race today. From the middle of the race I got very tired in my left hand so I didn’t know where I could find the force to push and keep pushing to the end. Then Casey stopped the bike a lot two corners from the end so I took profit from it, opened full throttle and in the last corner I went for it. It was a miracle pass!
This race is very important so we are very proud and happy with the result. I have to thank my Yamaha crew who worked very hard to give me a fast bike all weekend, they have been fantastic.”
Casey Stoner 3rd Place:
“We knew today would be a hard race, we found a good set up yesterday in qualifying but we had an issue with the rear tyre and the temperatures getting too high, with it spinning too much. We took it easy in the early part of the race and thought we’d try to preserve the tyre and warm it up slower than we did in Mugello.
After a few laps I decided to make a move to the front to see what we could do and we were able to pull a small advantage, but too small compared to the effort we were putting in so I backed off on my pace a little and tried to stay as smooth as possible and see what happens.
They came past me and Dani was riding so strong and was able to get past Jorge before I got there, he built a small advantage and by the time I got past Jorge and I struggled to chase him down. I made a few small mistakes and that left just Jorge and I for the last few laps.
I tried everything I could, riding the cleanest lap possible and trying to block my line, but Jorge came up on the dirty part of the track and I thought it would be too high a risk but he made it stick and I have to settle for third place. I’m still leading the Championship and I’m thankful for the points here today”.
Results 2011 German MotoGP
1. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda Team 41’12.482
2. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Yamaha Factory Racing + 1.477
3. Casey Stoner (AUS) Repsol Honda Team + 1.568
4. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Repsol Honda Team + 10.513
5. Ben Spies (USA) Yamaha Factory Racing + 10.719
6. Marco Simoncelli (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini + 10.923
7. Alvaro Bautista (SPA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 27.451
8. Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati Team + 27.510
9. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Ducati Team + 27.576
10. Colin Edwards (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 + 33.491
11. Hector Barbera (SPA) Aspar Team + 38.944
12. Karel Abraham (CZE) Cardion AB Motoracing + 39.148
13. Randy De Puniet (FRA) Pramac Racing Team + 39.415
14. Cal Crutchlow (GBR) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 + 39.477
15. Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN) Repsol Honda Team + 54.516
16. Toni Elias (SPA) LCR Honda MotoGP + 1’12.335
17. Sylvain Guintoli (Fra) Pramac Racing Team 1 lap
2011 Championship Standings
1 Casey Stoner (AUS) Repsol Honda Team 168
2 Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Yamaha Factory Racing 153
3 Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Repsol Honda Team 128
4 Valentino Rossi (ITA) Ducati Team 98
5 Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda Team 94
6 Ben Spies (USA) Yamaha Factory Racing 85
7 Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati Team 85
8 Marco Simoncelli (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini 60
9 Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN) Repsol Honda Team 57
10 Colin Edwards (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 56
11 Karel Abraham (CZE) Cardion AB Motoracing 41
12 Hector Barbera (SPA) Aspar Team 40
13 Alvaro Bautista (SPA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 39
14 Toni Elias (SPA) LCR Honda MotoGP 35
15 Cal Crutchlow (GBR) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 32
16 Loris Capirossi (ITA) Pramac Racing Team 22
17 Randy De Puniet (FRA) Pramac Racing Team 11