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