MotoGP Catalunya 2008

Honda’s Dani Pedrosa has scored a start to finish victory in the 7th round of the 2008 MotoGP Championship at Catalunya. Valentino Rossi was second after a duel with Casey Stoner, who took 3rd place.

Pedrosa took the lead from lap one, and gradually powered away to a comfortable margin which he held to the finish. Rossi worked his way through the pack to second position by lap 9. Stoner passed Rossi on lap 17, and held second postion till 2 laps from the finish, when the Italian passed him again, and made a small break. Andrea Dovizioso was 4th, with Tech 3 Yamaha team mates Edwards and Toseland in 5th and 6th.

The 250 race was won by Marco Simoncelli after Alvaro Bautista ran wide on the last lap, demoting himself to second.Hector Barbera was 3rd.

 Mike di Meglio retook the lead in the 125cc championship with a win from Pol Espagaro, and Talmasci in third.

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Results 2008 Catalunya MotoGP

1     25     2     Dani PEDROSA     SPA     Repsol Honda Team     Honda   
2     20     46     Valentino ROSSI     ITA     Fiat Yamaha Team     Yamaha
3     16     1     Casey STONER     AUS     Ducati Marlboro Team     Ducati
4     13     4     Andrea DOVIZIOSO     ITA     JiR Team Scot MotoGP
5     11     5     Colin EDWARDS     USA     Tech 3 Yamaha     Yamaha
6     10     52     James TOSELAND     GBR     Tech 3 Yamaha     Yamaha
7     9     7     Chris VERMEULEN     AUS     Rizla Suzuki MotoGP     Suzuki
8     8     69     Nicky HAYDEN     USA     Repsol Honda Team     Honda    
9     7     56     Shinya NAKANO     JPN     San Carlo Honda Gresini     Honda    
10     6     21     John HOPKINS     USA     Kawasaki Racing Team     Kawasaki    
11     5     33     Marco MELANDRI     ITA     Ducati Marlboro Team     Ducati    
12     4     13     Anthony WEST     AUS     Kawasaki Racing Team     Kawasaki    
13     3     50     Sylvain GUINTOLI     FRA     Alice Team     Ducati     


1     M. SIMONCELLI     ITA     Metis Gilera    
2     A. BAUTISTA     SPA     Mapfre Aspar Team
3     H. BARBERA     SPA     Team Toth Aprilia
4     A. DEBON     SPA     Lotus Aprilia
5     T. LUTHI     SWI     Emmi – Caffe Latte
6     M. PASINI     ITA     Polaris World
7     H. AOYAMA     JPN     Red Bull KTM 250
8     H. FAUBEL     SPA     Mapfre Aspar Team
9     J. SIMON     SPA     Repsol KTM 250cc
10     L. PESEK     CZE     Auto Kelly – CP 


1     M. DI MEGLIO     FRA     Ajo Motorsport
2     P. ESPARGARO     SPA     Belson Derbi    
3     G. TALMACSI     HUN     Bancaja Aspar Team    
4     S. BRADL     GER     Grizzly Gas Kiefer Racing
5     S. CORSI     ITA     Jack & Jones WRB    
6     S. REDDING     GBR     Blusens Aprilia Junior    
7     S. BONSEY     USA     Degraaf Grand Prix
8     S. CORTESE     GER     Emmi – Caffe Latte
9     S. GADEA     SPA     Bancaja Aspar Team
10     M. MARQUEZ     SPA     Repsol KTM 125cc

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