2012 Indianapolis Grand Prix Indianapolis - Race

Superb win for Dani and brilliant fourth place for Casey in Indy

The Repsol Honda Team has completed the second American race of the season with another fantastic performance, this time at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix. The Japanese manufacturer has now won the past five races in the United States.

Dani Pedrosa took a full house in Indy - pole position, circuit record lap and win - in an incredible weekend that marks his second victory of the 2012 season. It is also his second win at this track and 40th career victory in the World Championship in all three classes. Dani crossed the finish line 10.8 seconds ahead of Lorenzo and Repsol Honda team mate Casey Stoner celebrated, considering his physical condition, a formidable fourth position.

The current World Champion overcame incredible pain caused by his injury to the right ankle sustained during yesterday's qualifying session crash. He managed to climb to third position behind Dani and Jorge until six laps remaining when his stamina began to fade and he was passed by Andrea Dovizioso on lap 22.

Dani celebrates his longest sequence of successive podiums in the MotoGP class with seven podiums in a row and reduces the gap of Jorge's championship lead to 18 points. Casey maintains third position in the standings with 186 points, 21 points off Dani.

DANI PEDROSA 1st World Championship Standing: 2nd with 207 points

["I'm extremely happy with this win and I really want to congratulate the whole team for the great job they've done this weekend, the bike worked perfectly. It was difficult at the beginning of the race because the pace was very strong from the start. I got past Ben Spies, but I kept calm because I knew I had the pace today to fight for the victory. When I took the lead, I put in some very strong laps to build up a gap and then I made a mistake in turn 2 going into neutral and Jorge reduced the gap by 1 second. But I was able to get back on my pace and ride comfortably to the end, where I think Jorge struggled a little with the soft rear tyre. We managed to take our second win of the season and every point is important. I want to also congratulate Casey for his result; he did a superb race in his condition and I am sure he will be strong again in Brno".

CASEY STONER 4th World Championship Standing: 3rd with 186 points

["I'm definitely disappointed with how the weekend went. We had a strong start on Friday morning and then had a few issues Friday afternoon in FP2. We showed that we certainly had the pace for pole position and fight for the win but unfortunately I had a huge crash in qualifying. The injuries I sustained from the crash made things very difficult for us and we lost precious track time to work on the set up. This morning in warm up I was just getting comfortable on the bike and trying to get a feel for everything rather than working on set up. The race was equally as difficult, we had a rough start and got pushed back some positions and had to fight our way back through. As soon as we did, unluckily Ben had a bike failure and I found myself in the middle of the smoke, unsure where I was going and what I might hit and we lost positions again. At the end of the race it was almost impossible to maintain the pace. The painkillers I took to dull the pain gradually wore off at around the half way point and as I was compensating for my injury with the other side of my body, I simply had no energy left. It was frustrating to give up the podium position to Andrea but we did everything we could and at least I was able to ride and take some points"

Race Result - Round 11

1 Dani Pedrosa 46'39.631 SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo +10.823 SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
3 Andrea Dovizioso +17.310 ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
4 Casey Stoner +19.803 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
5 Alvaro Bautista +22.556 SPA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
6 Stefan Bradl +30.072 GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
7 Valentino Rossi +57.614 ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
8 Karel Abraham +1'08.442 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
9 Yonny Hernandez +1'11.106 COL BQR-FTR BQR
10 Aleix Espargaro +1'14.079 ESP ART Aspar Team MotoGP
11 Toni Elías +1'26.305 SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
12 Ivan Silva +1'40.274 SPA BQR-FTR BQR
13 Colin Edwards +1 lap USA SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing
14 Steve Rapp +1 lap USA N/A Attack Performance
15 James Ellison +1 lap GBR ART Paul Bird Racing
16 Aaron Yates +1 lap USA N/A GP Tech
17 Cal Crutchlow DNF GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
18 Randy De Puniet DNF FRA ART Aspar Team MotoGP
19 Ben Spies DNF USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
20 Michele Pirro DNF ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
21 Mattia Pasini DNF ITA ART Speed Master
22 Danilo Petrucci DNF ITA IODA Ioda Racing Project

Championship standings

1 Jorge Lorenzo 225 pts SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
2 Dani Pedrosa 207 pts SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Casey Stoner 186 pts AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Andrea Dovizioso 137 pts ITA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
5 Cal Crutchlow 106 pts GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
6 Stefan Bradl 94 pts GER HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
7 Alvaro Bautista 92 pts SPA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
8 Valentino Rossi 91 pts ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
9 Nicky Hayden 84 pts USA DUCATI Ducati Team
10 Ben Spies 66 pts USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
11 Hector Barbera 60 pts SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
12 Aleix Espargaro 39 pts ESP ART Aspar Team MotoGP
13 Randy De Puniet 33 pts FRA ART Aspar Team MotoGP
14 Karel Abraham 18 pts CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
15 Yonny Hernandez 17 pts COL BQR-FTR BQR
16 Michele Pirro 16 pts ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
17 Colin Edwards 14 pts USA SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing
18 James Ellison 13 pts GBR ART Paul Bird Racing
19 Mattia Pasini 13 pts ITA ART Speed Master
20 Ivan Silva 11 pts SPA BQR-FTR BQR
21 Danilo Petrucci 9 pts ITA IODA Ioda Racing Project
22 Toni Elías 5 pts SPA DUCATI Pramac Racing
23 Steve Rapp 2 pts USA N/A Attack Performance
24 Franco Battaini 0 pts ITA DUCATI Ducati Team
25 Chris Vermeulen 0 pts AUS SUTER NGM Mobile Forward Racing
26 Aaron Yates 0 pts USA N/A GP Tech

Circuit information

First race 2008
GPs held 5
Laps 28
Race distance 118.1km / 73.4miles
Track length 4.216km / 2.62miles
Track width 16m
Longest straight 0.872km / 0.542miles
Corners 16 (6 right, 10 left)
Pole position Left

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