The Repsol Honda Team reign supreme at Silverstone

BRITISH GRAND PRIX MotoGP Round 6: Silverstone circuit, 10-12 June

Date : 12/06/2011
Weather : Wet
Temperature : Air: 11 degrees, Ground: 10 degrees
Humidity : 85%

The Repsol Honda team leaves the Silverstone circuit with another victory for Casey Stoner, second place on the podium for Andrea Dovizioso and also with the Australian rider leading the MotoGP World Championship, 18 points clear of Jorge Lorenzo.

The British Grand Prix, scene of Stoner's 150th career GP, sees him claim his third consecutive win, fourth of the season, and twenty-seventh in MotoGP class.

The 1-2 for Stoner and Dovizioso has been the perfect climax in a dramatic wet race, which not only demanded the best skills but also ultimate concentration to avoid any mistakes. The Australian, focused and determined found himself racing alone out in front and was able to maintain the high pace for 19 laps after he overtook his team mate on the second lap. Andrea fought hard and was victorious in his duels, first with Jorge Lorenzo, and then with Marco Simoncelli, who both crashed while they were behind the Italian.

Casey's superiority was so evident that two riders were lapped with four laps remaining, while Andrea, after a perfect start from fifth on the grid to lead the race in the first corner, took his second podium of the season and holds third position in the World Championship standings, 15 points behind Lorenzo.

The team now prepare for Assen in two weeks time and will hope to be back to full strength with Dani Pedrosa back on his RC212V.

CASEY STONER - Race Position: 1st - World Championship Position: 1st with 116 points
"At the beginning of the race we didn't have a great start and I needed to wait for the tyres to get up to temperature. In the first few laps when I was behind the other riders I got a lot of spray up inside the visor and it was hard for me to see, or for me to push. At this time I was being careful, trying to cover my lines to stop them coming inside, then after five laps my visibility got clearer and the water drained away from my visor and I was able to start doing the lap times we were looking for and started to open up a gap. I was just happy to stay up on the bike, it was incredibly cold and I was so nervous as in these conditions it's so easy to crash! We had a great race today in very tough conditions where anything could have happened, but to come away with a win is fantastic".

ANDREA DOVIZIOSO - Race Position: 2nd - World Championship Position: 3rd with 83 points
"I'm really happy with today's podium. It's a second place that feels like gold. The track conditions were very tricky, with much more water than in the warm up this morning. We made a modification on the set up to have more rear grip and then we did a very good strategy. It helped us doing two laps before the race to bring the tyres up to temperature quicker. I had a very good start and then I was focused to manage the second position with Casey. I was braking very hard to close the doors to Lorenzo and Simoncelli. I had a good rhythm, not to far from Casey's pace, but he is very strong with these conditions so I preferred to manage my race the best I could. I want to thank my team for the hard work and the support. We need to improve the performance also in qualifying but at the important moment, in the race, we are there. We never give up. With today's second place we have consolidated the third position in the Championship and reduced the gap to Lorenzo. The season is still long so I'm confident".

Race Result - Round 6

1 Casey Stoner 47'53.459 AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Andrea Dovizioso + 15.159 ITA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
3 Colin Edwards + 21.480 USA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
4 Nicky Hayden + 26.984 USA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
5 Alvaro Bautista + 35.569 SPA SUZUKI Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
6 Valentino Rossi + 1'04.526 ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
7 Karel Abraham + 1'32.650 CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
8 Toni Elias + 1'51.938 SPA HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
9 Hiroshi Aoyama + 1'52.350 JPN HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
10 Loris Capirossi + 2'03.312 ITA DUCATI Pramac Racing
11 Hector Barbera + 1 lap SPA DUCATI Paginas Amarillas Aspar
12 Randy De Puniet + 1 lap FRA DUCATI Pramac Racing

Championship standings

1 Casey Stoner 116 pts AUS HONDA Repsol Honda Team
2 Jorge Lorenzo 98 pts SPA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
3 Andrea Dovizioso 83 pts ITA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
4 Valentino Rossi 68 pts ITA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
5 Dani Pedrosa 61 pts SPA HONDA Repsol Honda Team
6 Nicky Hayden 60 pts USA DUCATI Ducati Marlboro Team
7 Hiroshi Aoyama 43 pts JPN HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
8 Colin Edwards 37 pts USA YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
9 Ben Spies 36 pts USA YAMAHA Yamaha Factory Racing Team
10 Karel Abraham 33 pts CZE DUCATI Cardion AB Motoracing
11 Marco Simoncelli 32 pts ITA HONDA San Carlo Honda Gresini
12 Hector Barbera 31 pts SPA DUCATI Paginas Amarillas Aspar
13 Cal Crutchlow 30 pts GBR YAMAHA Monster Yamaha Tech 3
14 Toni Elias 28 pts SPA HONDA LCR Honda MotoGP
15 Alvaro Bautista 22 pts SPA SUZUKI Rizla Suzuki MotoGP
16 Loris Capirossi 22 pts ITA DUCATI Pramac Racing
17 Randy De Puniet 10 pts FRA DUCATI Pramac Racing
18 John Hopkins 6 pts USA SUZUKI Rizla Suzuki MotoGP

Circuit information

||| |---|---| | First race| 2010 (1977-1986 GP 500cc)| | GPs held| 1 (x10 GP 500cc)| | Laps| 20| | Race distance| 118.040km / 73.346miles| | Track length| 5.902km / 3.667miles| | Track width| 17m| | Longest straight| 0.770 km / 0.478 miles| | Corners| 18 (10 right, 8 left)| | Pole position| Left| Silverstone Circuit
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Circuit records

Pole position 2m03.308s (172.309Km/h) Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha, 2010
Race lap 2m03.526s (172.005Km/h) Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha, 2010
Race time 41m34.083s (170.380Km/h) Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha, 2010
MotoGP Wins x1 - Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha
2010 Winner Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha