Results 2011 French MotoGP

frenchmotogp-2011-sResults from the 2011 French MotoGP at Le Mans.

2011 French MotoGP

While Casey Stoner dominated the weekend results-wise at Le Mans, Marco Simoncelli took the spotlight in the 2011 French MotoGP.

Stoner took the lead from team mate Dani Pedrosa early in the race after clutch problems on the startline resulted in a slow start. After a brief tussle with Pedrosa, Stoner rode to a lonely and convincing race win.

The talking point of the race came after Marco Simoncelli clashed with Pedrosa in an ambitious overtaking manouver, bringing down Pedrosa who now reportedly has a broken right collarbone to match his already injured left one.

Simoncelli was given a ride through penalty allowing Andrea Dovizioso, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi to fight out the podium places. The end result saw Lorenzo fade, and Dovizioso hold out Rossi for second, making Rossi’s first podium for Ducati a third place.

Simoncelli finished a remarkable 5th place even after his ride through, and made his feelings known after the race, unhappy with the penalty.

Cal Crutchlow’s 6th place qualifying result ended with a crash in the race, lowsiding out on lap 5.


Results 2011 French MotoGP

1. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda
2. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda
3. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati
4. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha
5. Marco Simoncelli (Italy) Honda
6. Ben Spies (US) Yamaha
7. Nicky Hayden (US) Ducati
8. Hiroshi Aoyama (Japan) Honda
9. Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati
10. Karel Abraham (Czech Republic) Ducati
11. Toni Elias (Spain) Honda
12. Alvaro Bautista (Spain) Suzuki
13. Colin Edwards (US) Yamaha
DNF Loris Capirossi (Italy) Ducati
DNF Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda

Championship Standings:

1. Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) Yamaha 78
2. Casey Stoner (Australia) Honda 66
3. Dani Pedrosa (Spain) Honda 61
4. Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) Honda 50
5. Valentino Rossi (Italy) Ducati 47
6. Nicky Hayden (US) Ducati 39
7. Hiroshi Aoyama (Japan) Honda 36
8. Marco Simoncelli (Italy) Honda 22
9. Colin Edwards (US) Yamaha 21
10. Hector Barbera (Spain) Ducati 21
11. Cal Crutchlow (Britain) Yamaha 21
12. Ben Spies (US) Yamaha 20
13. Karel Abraham (Czech Republic) Ducati 18
14. Toni Elias (Spain) Honda 17
15. Loris Capirossi (Italy) Ducati 9

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