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Bringing Magnets home.
CRUTCHLOW CONTINUES GOOD FORM WITH FOURTH PLACE AT JEREZ
CWM LCR Honda rider Cal Crutchlow produced another highly encouraging performance as he finished in fourth place at the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez de la Frontera.
Off the back of his podium finish in Argentina last time out, the Briton came home as the leading satellite rider in Spain, trailing only the factory bikes of Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez and the victorious Jorge Lorenzo. The result was made even more encouraging by the fact Crutchlow was still suffering from the flu symptoms that had bothered him all weekend.
Although he finished nearly 23 seconds behind the race winner, the 29-year-old felt the gap was accentuated by his physical condition and was happy to maintain fourth spot rather than push unnecessarily.
Cal Crutchlow #35 (4th – 45’19.973)
“Fourth position was the best we could do today with my physical condition. I was happy enough to be honest, we had a good race and I pushed when I needed to push.
“In all honesty I could have been five seconds overall quicker on the race distance, I just didn’t need to be. I kept the gap to Pol Espargaro behind and I think it was just too difficult to chase Valentino, even at the start when I was caught up in the battle with Aleix and Pol.
“But the team did a great job to finish in fourth behind the three factory riders. The distance from the winner is a little strange, but we know why because of my physical condition, which also affected my feeling with the bike. But we did a good job and the whole team is pleased.”
R.I.P Aidan Lynam (MAGNETS)
Tragically marking it’s tenth anniversary, the ‘Revup4Dsi’ event’s huge success for down syndrome Ireland in terms of both raising awareness and funds (almost €1,500,000 to date) can largely be attributed to the direction and motivation of one man, Aidan Lynam.
I’ve known Aidan since biker.ie began (almost 10years ago also) and while vocal and largely in disagreement on a lot of subjects, ranging from shutter speeds to the perceived talent (or lack thereof) of motorcycle racers, he had a certain charm and honesty to his character that marked him out as a resilient and focused ambassador for DSi who cut thru the red tape and stood up as a voice for this otherwise socially excluded and marginalised group.
Above all he was an avid motorcycle enthusiast who will be sadly missed by all who knew him, and we were proud to have him on the moderating team at one time, although this was short lived after he banned about 2,000 members one night for the laugh..
R.I.P Buddy and sincere condolences to your family and friends.
(‘sharing the journey’ with your friend #45 exactly 7years ago today)
Lorenzo Storms to Masterful Jerez Victory
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo delivered a master class victory in Jerez today, claiming the 55th victory of his career. Teammate Valentino Rossi also gave a brilliant performance to take his fourth consecutive podium this season and seal his 200th career podium.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo was back on form and blew away the competition today at the Circuito de Jerez de la Frontera. He continued his weekend of dominance at the Gran Premio de España and took the chequered flag, not having lost the lead once, with staggering 5,5 second lead. Teammate Valentino Rossi also rode a strong race and continued his podium-streak by claiming third place and the 200th podium finish of his career.
Lorenzo had a great launch from pole position, taking the holeshot into turn one. Completely in the zone he immediately put the hammer down and rode away from the pack, with only rival Marc Marquez able to follow him. Lorenzo was quick to respond by upping his pace and rode a Circuit Record of 1’38.735 on just his second lap. He pulled away and soon created a gap of over a second to Marquez, who was unable to keep up with his blistering pace. Consistently posting laps under the 1’40 mark, Lorenzo remained unchallenged for the rest of the race and completed his perfect performance of the weekend when he took the flag with a 5.576 second lead, securing his fifth victory at the Andalusian circuit. Lorenzo now has his 55th career win, 34 of which are with Yamaha.
Teammate Rossi was also on the charge right from the start of the 27-lap race. Shooting from fifth to fourth into turn one, he soon closed the gap to Pol Espargarò to overtake him on lap four. The nine-time World Champion was now on a mission to close down a two-second gap to front runners Lorenzo and Marquez, while at the same time managing his lead over Espargarò and Cal Crutchlow. Though the gap to Marquez initially increased, the Doctor refused to give up. His determination was rewarded when, with 15 laps remaining, he started to wheel his rival back in. However, as the Doctor’s front tyre began to wear down in the final stages of the race he was unable to repeat his performance in Argentina. He decided to settle for third and take his fourth consecutive podium this season, marking the 200th podium finish of his career.
Lorenzo’s magnificent win earned him 25 points, moving him up to third position in the championship on 62 points, just 5 points behind Andrea Dovizioso in second.
Rossi’s podium scored him 16 points, increasing his points total to 82. He now leads the championship by 15 points.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP will be back in action in two weeks time at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, held at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit.
Jorge Lorenzo – 1st / 44’57.246 / 27 laps
“I am absolutely proud of myself and of the team that we finally delivered some extraordinary work, because we had some problems that have been beyond our control. Due to the lining of the helmet in Doha, my illness in Austin and the tyres in Argentina we couldn’t demonstrate our true potential. This time I could do it during the whole weekend and especially on braking. Sometimes it happens that on Sunday I feel a bit worse on braking than during the rest of the weekend, but today that didn’t happen. I was able to brake really late, enter well into the corners, and carry good corner speed and acceleration, so everything was fine. When this happens you have to make profit of it and win the race. I was thinking about jumping into the lake, but I am 28 years old…! It’s not the same as when you are 23, so in the last second I decided to stop and go back to the bike. Today it’s mother’s day so it’s very special, because my mum saw the race and saw me winning and tomorrow I turn 28. It’s important that we recover some points to Vale because he’s been very strong at the beginning of this season and always on the podium. It’s also important we have recovered the feeling and ability to go fast and now we have to enjoy these hours, this night and this victory!”
Valentino Rossi – 3rd / +11.586s / 27 laps
“It was a difficult weekend. From Friday on we were struggling a lot to find the right setting and I wasn’t able to ride on the maximum level. We improved and worked until after the warm up, trying to improve the setting. In the end it’s a podium, so it’s not so bad, but also in the race I wasn’t strong enough to fight with Jorge and also with Marc. Especially entering the corners I wasn’t at 100%. I had one moment in the race where I was not doing so bad and I was close to Marc. We hoped for another good fight until the end and I thought I could do it, because I got the gap down to one second, but had to give up. I have scored a lot of points and scored two victories and four podiums. This time I extended my lead to Dovizioso, but it looks like Jorge also came back into the championship with this victory. He is just 20 points behind, but the championship is still long. We don’t have to think about the points yet, just of the bike, trying to be competitive every weekend.”
Massimo Meregalli – Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team Director
“As a team we worked really well this weekend and got great results. Jorge finished this perfect weekend, starting from Friday morning’s first Free Practice, in the best way possible. He has been really strong and consistent the whole weekend. He was able to create a gap and managed to hold on to that until the chequered flag. He really deserves today’s stunning victory, in Jorge’s typical style. Tomorrow he will turn 28 and therefore we have two good reasons to celebrate tonight. Valentino couldn’t get the feeling with the bike he was looking for today, but he still rode a good race. In the end he settled for third place and extended his lead in the championship. I really want to thank everybody in the team for their hard work and great performance. Today’s result delivers great confidence and motivation to keep working hard. Tomorrow we will back on track for a test session and we are all in the right mood to continue progressing.”
Second-place Marquez braves the pain in Spain
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team RC213V) overcame pain and weakness from a recent injury to claim second place in today’s Spanish Grand Prix, equalling his qualifying position and claiming an excellent 20 points in difficult circumstances.
Marquez held the position throughout the race, withstanding increasing discomfort and fending off a challenge from t**le leader Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) in the later stages of the 27-lap race at the iconic Jerez circuit.
The 22-year-old Spaniard’s second MotoGP t**le defence remains on course despite a tough start to the season, compounded when he broke his left-hand little finger in a motocross training accident just eight days before today’s race.
Marquez rode with a modified handlebar and a special glove to protect the injured hand, which was screwed and plated directly after the crash. For the first time in the weekend he used painkillers for today’s race. Even so, it was a struggle to finish the 27 laps, during which the process of throwing much of his weight onto his healthy right arm caused extra difficulties in addition to the injury itself.
Second place in his first home race of the year combines with a pole-to-chequer victory at the second round in Texas, plus fifth in round one at Qatar, keeping him well in touch with a third straight championship win, with 14 races remaining.
Team-mate Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team RC213V) was absent for a third race after requiring surgery to address arm-pump issues after round one, and his place in the factory Honda team was again taken by HRC factory tester Hiro Aoyama, who crashed out of the race after escaping from a frantic mid-pack battle.
The second Honda finisher was again Cal Crutchlow (CWM LCR Honda RC213V), who fought through in the early laps for a strong fourth place, two weeks after claiming his first Honda podium in Argentina. The former World 600 Supersport rider is still adapting to the powerful RC213V, after joining Honda this season; and furthermore was fighting a heavy cold.
A second British rider campaigns the other satellite Factory option Honda, and Scott Redding (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda RC213V) was in the points again, finishing 13th in the thick of a raging multi-bike battle for 11th. Redding, Moto2 runner up in 2013, was the top scorer last year on Honda’s Open machine.
Four riders race the upgraded 2015 version of that machine, and 2006 Honda World Champion Nicky Hayden (Aspar Team Honda RC213V-RS) was the best finisher today, claiming 17th place after catching and passing new team-mate Eugene Laverty (Aspar Team Honda RC213V-RS), who was 18th.
Class rookie Jack Miller (CWM LCR Honda RC213V-RS), who has made an unprecedented jump straight from Moto3 to the premier class, finished 20th, disappointed after scoring points in the last two rounds, but troubled with grip issues.
Although temperatures were slightly lower than in practice and qualifying in slightly overcast conditions, the track’s notoriously low traction in the heat was still a major factor.
Czech law graduate Karel Abraham (AB Motoracing Honda RC213V-RS) joined Aoyama on the crash list, escaping without injury.
Second place moved Marquez to fourth overall, and closed the gap to t**le leader Rossi to 26 points.
The next race is the French GP at Le Mans, in two weeks.
Honda MotoGP rider quotes
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team: 2nd
“This is a track where we’ve always struggled a little because of my riding style – and this year also because of my injury, but today we achieved what we set out to do. On the opening laps I followed Jorge, but by lap five I could tell that although my finger was not a problem, I was unconsciously working more with my right arm and it began to stiffen up. From then on, I decided to just try and finish the race strong. Then I saw that Valentino was closing in on me and I thought: ‘It’s going to be Argentina all over again.’ But I gathered strength and this time I was able to maintain the gap between us. We leave Jerez a little closer to the World Championship leader, but Jorge has extended his advantage.”
Cal Crutchlow, CWM LCR: 4th
“Fourth was the best we could do today with my physical condition. I was happy enough to be honest, we had a good race and I pushed when I needed to push. In all honesty I could have been five seconds overall quicker on the race distance, I just didn’t need to be. I kept the gap to Pol Espargaro behind and I think it was just too difficult to chase Valentino. But the team did a great job to finish in fourth behind the three factory riders. The distance from the winner is a little strange, but we know why because of my condition, which also affected my feeling with the bike.”
Scott Redding, Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS: 13th
“That was another difficult race and I didn’t have the pace again. The bike was handling better on the front but I kept losing out on the exit. We need to try and work something out because I need to be finishing higher up. Maybe it is my riding style or a bit in the bike, but my main struggle is on corner exit. We’ve now got a one-day test and we need to try and find some more rear grip and something to help me get the bike turning so we can we be more competitive in Le Mans.”
Nicky Hayden, Aspar Team: 17th
“Today I started badly, and couldn’t find a good early pace. It was a pity: in the second half I was much faster. I began to feel more comfortable to increase and maintain a decent pace, and I gained a couple of places. But I’m not satisfied because I like Jerez and expected to enjoy riding here and get a better result. Fortunately we have a test scheduled for tomorrow where we will try to improve things. We are evolving our electronics gradually, so I hope we can become more competitive.”
Eugene Laverty, Aspar Team: 18th
“Yesterday afternoon we suffered from the lack of traction, so this morning we made some changes and greatly improved the set-up. I had more grip and could be more consistent. I was able to start well, but the different geometry of the bike changed the weight distribution, and whenever I accelerated it stressed my forearms. I could control the pain, but when the bike started to slide towards the end it was almost impossible to ride. We found some traction. Now we need to improve the balance.”
Jack Miller, CWM LCR: 20th
“It wasn’t a great race at all. We tried really hard, but towards the middle of the race I ran wide and lost the group. I pushed really hard to try and catch them up, but it was not enough. I had too many bad moments and decided if I kept on pushing like that I would end up crashing. So we finished the race, but not in the position I wanted. I hope in the tests on Monday we can find something positive for the races ahead.”
Karel Abraham, AB Motoracing: DNF
“Another bad day for me. Nothing is going right for me this year, and I am getting quite desperate to score some points. Instead I crashed, and we are investigating to try to find out why. I am sure my luck will change soon.”
Hiro Aoyama, Repsol Honda Team, DNF
“We expected it to be much hotter but unfortunately the conditions changed. I still stand by my choice of hard tyre in the race, at the beginning we were struggling with the grip but from mid-race I began to feel better. We knew the hard tyre would be strong towards the end, and allow me to battle with the other riders, but unfortunately before I could capitalise from this I made a mistake and crashed. It was a hard race and ending like this is really disappointing. I’d like to thank all the team, they helped me a lot and it was a great experience.”
Event results – Round 4
1 Jorge Lorenzo 44’57.246 ESP YAMAHA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
2 Marc Marquez 5.576 ESP HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Valentino Rossi 11.586 ITA YAMAHA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
4 Cal Crutchlow 22.727 GBR HONDA CWM LCR Honda
5 Pol Espargaro 26.620 ESP YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6 Andrea Iannone 27.021 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
7 Aleix Espargaro 35.445 ESP SUZUKI Team Suzuki MotoGP
8 Bradley Smith 36.296 GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
9 Andrea Dovizioso 41.933 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Yonny Hernandez 51.072 COL DUCATI Pramac Racing
11 Maverick Vinales 51.674 ESP SUZUKI Team Suzuki MotoGP
12 Danilo Petrucci 52.421 ITA DUCATI Pramac Racing
13 Scott Redding 53.052 GBR HONDA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
14 Hector Barbera 53.200 ESP AVINTIA Avintia Racing
15 Alvaro Bautista 57.344 ESP APRILIA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
16 Stefan Bradl 59.018 GER FORWARD YAMAHA Forward Racing
17 Nicky Hayden 1’01.506 USA HONDA Drive M7 Aspar
18 Eugene Laverty 1’03.163 HONDA Drive M7 Aspar
19 Marco Melandri 1’06.895 APRILIA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
20 Jack Miller 1’14.182 AUS HONDA CWM LCR Honda
21 Alex de Angelis 1’26.832 ART Octo IodaRacing Team
22 Mike De Meglio 1 Lap FRA AVINTIA Avintia Racing
23 Hiroshi Aoyama DNF JPN HONDA Repsol Honda Team
24 Loris Baz DNF FORWARD YAMAHA Forward Racing
25 Karel Abraham DNF CZE HONDA AB Motoracing
1 Valentino Rossi 82 pts ITA YAMAHA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
2 Andrea Dovizioso 67 pts ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
3 Jorge Lorenzo 62 pts ESP YAMAHA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
4 Marc Marquez 56 pts ESP HONDA Repsol Honda Team
5 Andrea Iannone 50 pts ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
6 Cal Crutchlow 47 pts GBR HONDA CWM LCR Honda
7 Bradley Smith 36 pts GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
8 Aleix Espargaro 31 pts ESP SUZUKI Team Suzuki MotoGP
9 Pol Espargaro 26 pts ESP YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
10 Maverick Vinales 20 pts ESP SUZUKI Team Suzuki MotoGP
11 Danilo Petrucci 19 pts ITA DUCATI Pramac Racing
12 Scott Redding 13 pts GBR HONDA Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS
13 Yonny Hernandez 12 pts COL DUCATI Pramac Racing
14 Dani Pedrosa 10 pts ESP HONDA Repsol Honda Team
15 Hector Barbera 10 pts ESP AVINTIA Avintia Racing
16 Jack Miller 6 pts AUS HONDA CWM LCR Honda
17 Hiroshi Aoyama 5 pts JPN HONDA Repsol Honda Team
18 Nicky Hayden 3 pts USA HONDA Drive M7 Aspar
19 Alvaro Bautista 2 pts ESP APRILIA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
20 Loris Baz 2 pts FORWARD YAMAHA Forward Racing
21 Stefan Bradl 1 pts GER FORWARD YAMAHA Forward Racing
22 Alex de Angelis 0 pts ART Octo IodaRacing Team
23 Mike De Meglio 0 pts FRA AVINTIA Avintia Racing
24 Marco Melandri 0 pts APRILIA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
25 Karel Abraham 0 pts CZE HONDA AB Motoracing
26 Eugene Laverty 0 pts HONDA Drive M7 Aspar
Impressive Espargaro surges to 5th in Andalusia
Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team rider Pol Espargaro powered to a superbly executed result of 5th position in Jerez for round 4 of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship. The young Spanish rider began the day brilliantly by storming to 1st position in this morning’s warm up, which left him full of optimism for the 27 lap race. The 2013 Moto2 World Champion had a fantastic launch from the head of the second row of the grid to enter the first corner in third place and right behind the leading bikes. He quickly set into his race pace as he attempted to keep his position from Valentino Rossi and remained with the leading pack at the front of the field. He was shuffled back to 4th on the third lap and became involved in a tussle with Crutchlow and with over half of the race distance left to run, the Spaniard had been shuffled back fifth. Here he continuously set consistent lap times and sustained a gap to the pursuing riders and remained comfortably ahead before reaching the chequered flag in this position.
On the other side of the Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team garage, Bradley Smith produced a determined ride to finish in 8th position at the Gran Premio bwin de Espana which extends his positive run so far in the 2015 season. The young British rider leapt off the line from 10th on the grid as the lights went out and finished the first lap two places higher. Smith then intended to move further up the field and he reached 7th on the second lap as he set into his race rhythm. With 10 laps remaining, Smith continued to push from 8th position which gave his chasing rivals no chance of catching him as he then attempted to hunt down Aleix Espargaro in front. The British star met the finish flag in 8th and his result sees him remain in 7th in the championship after another positive display. Now Smith looks forward to the upcoming test day tomorrow before heading to the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team’s home race in a fortnight’s time in Le Mans.
Pol Espargaro – Position : 5th Championship : 9th Points : 26
“It was a positive close to the weekend and I’m glad that I was able to get a strong result in front of my fans. I had a great start and the only mistake that I made was that I may have pushed a bit too much when I was behind Valentino as I was trying to follow him. I stayed with him for a few laps but I became tired and suffered a bit with arm pump towards the end of the race. So ultimately, I tried to stay consistent on the used tyres and keep Iannone at bay, who was closing in on me. In the end, the gap to the leader was quite big which is not what we hoped for, but finishing 5th is a positive start to the European races, especially considering the result last year. I am really looking forward to getting back on the bike tomorrow as we have some configurations and different settings to try which could be very important at tracks which don’t have a lot of grip, like this one. We were able to test a few things during the weekend but with such a limited amount of time available this is always a bit difficult, however, tomorrow we can a**ess everything much more thoroughly.”
Bradley Smith – Position : 8th Championship : 7th Points : 36
“I am happy to go back home with another top eight finish and some valuable championship points in my pocket after the tricky weekend we have had. My plan was to get into a consistent race pace and then stay in it. The start was great and I tried to stay as close as possible to Aleix as I knew he was using the softer option of tyre so there was a chance that I could overtake him at the end of the race. Eventually, I managed to close him down a bit but unfortunately not enough to pass him before the finish flag fell. I have had three crashes this weekend so it was important to get a result today even though it was damage limitation. Tomorrow in the test I hope we can spend some time working on solutions for tracks like Jerez, whether that means focusing on my riding style or on different bike settings. It’s certainly not fun having challenging weekends like this one where every time you push, you risk falling. We can’t have weak races this year and lose points in the championship to the other satellite bikes, so it’s back to work tomorrow to find some answers in order to be back fighting again for the leading satellite position at the Tech3 team’s home Grand Prix in Le Mans.”
Hervé Poncharal – Team manager :
“Our two riders did a very good job and to have both guys finish in the top eight is a great way to close the weekend. We knew it would be a tough race at this track due to the grip level especially during the second half of the race. I’m sure all of the riders were concerned about the tyres lasting and we weren’t an exception. Yesterday we were struggling in the second part of the race distance when we ran a simulation in practice but fortunately the track temperature dropped slightly which helped us a bit. However, both riders had good starts and overall we have to be pleased with what we achieved here. In all honesty, the battle at the front was not as intense as the first three races, but the most important thing for us is that we are consistently scoring points. Pol clearly learnt a lot from following the top riders like Valentino and Cal and he was unfortunate to experience some arm pump towards the end of the race. Had this not happened, he could have been higher but we are pleased with the result as the guys in front of Pol are more experienced in this class. Nevertheless, the result will be a big confidence boost for him. Bradley had a great recovery from what was a tricky weekend and rode bravely. Perhaps he could have caught Aleix if there was another lap or two, however we are pleased with his work today. It’s very positive to be scoring some great results and collecting points for the team championship. Now we head to France confident plus ready for the action and we are hoping for sunshine at the beautiful Le Mans circuit.”