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Race results from the Dutch MotoGP at Assen, round 7 of 18.

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bodopunyasimo - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 4:14 PM

Simo need to work more harder to crash out more rider and creat more chances for his pal to grap a podium spot or maybe a first win of the season....go simo,who know he will give u a chance to ride his new gp11.1.


June 25, 2011 4:16 PM

I think either yamaha threw the new engine in under the radar earlier than expected and didn't make it public or their tire warmers have a flux capacitor or just that Ben and Jorge got along better than the rest with the tires and conditions.

rattle - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 4:17 PM

@rawdawg.. it's probably because of the tyres. the smaller riders take time to bring the tire upto temperature and with highsides yesterday they were a lil extra cautious. ben and marco on the other hand were able to be hard on brakes and ride hard and thus set good times all weekend. thanks to lack of left hand corners and also the colder conditions. b'stone did have a solution though, something a certain rider was against. wonder who that was.

Hudson - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 4:17 PM

There's no real secret to the pace of the Yamaha.

The circuit is a low speed one and tight. It suits the best handling bike that gets heat into its tyres early.

Ben is usually a slow starter but flew off into the distance in the first 2 laps.

Horehay has every right to be pi55ed because it would of been a 1, 2 finish for Yamaha and they would have their circuits like this one penciled in.

Warmer weather, faster circuits suit the Honda. Still shows what a weapon the M1 is and this season is far from over.

axle - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 4:19 PM

It was Gresini who put the stop on the new softer offered by Bridgestone. And why shouldn't they? Sideshow had an advantage and wanted to press it.

Not that it mattered though with his skill level.

BillAce - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 4:20 PM

This appeared to be a Yamaha track and they had the pace

Simo starts the same as usual, "Red light go out, brain go off"

Ducati still nowhere, Riders fighting with last years Yamaha all race. Did they come out on top or were the injured riders the difference that pushed Rossi/Hayden ahead.

Spies didn't put a wheel wrong, and right from the start. This is what we want to see. And unlike Simo, we saw him manage a race and control the race with consistent pace till the end. He answered EVERY Stoner move and broke him. Maybe he rides his best when an Aussie is chasing...


June 25, 2011 4:23 PM
Last Edited 1524 days ago

"He USED a damaged bike, imagine what would've happened if he didn't get Marcopedoed ?"

Yeah, but Ben has been faster than him in the dry all weekend in FP2 and QP. Ben already showed he had better pace before the race. I would have guess the race would have been Ben vs Marco not Ben vs Jorge but who knows.

MM - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 4:25 PM

It was obviously the Yamaha "speed blocks" which made the difference today and gave them an advantage over the factory Hondas :) They should keep that livery for the rest of the season.

Smithy - Unregistered

June 25, 2011 4:31 PM

Never will know on that one given canofgelly's brain fart. Ben made his break early and would still of controlled a gap to Horehay me thinks.

Can see some words this week as this really has put a big dint in Horehays title hopes.

Maybe the big goon can promise to skittle the few riders he has missed this season to help out, though Rossi filled his duty in taking Stoner out earlier.

Well at least Pedrosa and Dovis spot is safe at HRC, if the goon still couldn't pull his head in and ride with a thimble of intelligence now it aint ever going to happen.

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