Stoner perfect at Silverstone

Casey Stoner improve his performance was fantastic during this weekend at Silverstone Circuit, by winning the British Grand Prix full of drama, on Sunday (12/6/11). Repsol Honda rider is no match since taking control of this wet race on the fourth lap, and finish with a comfortable entry because there was no resistance from its rivals.

This is a victory in a row when Stoner in MotoGP, 2011, and the fourth of six series that have been acted. As a result, 2007 world champion has now topped the standings with a total of 116 points, shift the Yamaha rider, Jorge Lorenzo, who did not get points for failing to finish due to an accident.

Bad luck also struck the Honda Gresini rider, Marco Simoncelli, who is very competitive for this weekend. When a fight with teammate Stoner, Andrea Dovizioso, in getting the position of the two, "Super Sic" accident in Curve 1 and failed to finish the race, so he should fail again realizing the commitments on the podium - although the chance is in sight.

Behind the Repsol Honda duo, Yamaha Tech 3 rider there, Colin Edwards, who managed to climb the podium number three. Edwards, who last week missed the Catalunya GP due to a broken collarbone injury due to fall during free practice, taking advantage of the accident which happened some rider in front of him (Lorenzo, Simoncelli and Ben Spies), making him the first time a rider from a satellite team be on the podium this season.

The favorite rider accident

When the red light goes out, Lorenzo immediately leapt to the forefront, while Stoner, who started from pole position, slipped to third position since overtaken by the Repsol Honda team-mate, Andrea Dovizioso. Simoncelli, who start from the order of two, also slipped to fourth position.

Not even a single lap, Dovi maneuvering to pass Lorenzo. The battle in front of the sector on this wet race getting tighter, because Simoncelli was slowly pushed to the front, shifting Lorenzo, for the trailing Stoner.

But on the third lap, Simoncelli almost had an accident. When will swing to the right, "Super Sic" slip so that he is a little out of control. Luckily, the spiky Italian is still capable of driving a Honda Gresini horse, so he survived the accident and could continue the race. But its position is shifted down one strip as by Lorenzo.

One lap later, Stoner, who dominated the three practice sessions plus qualifying, could take control of the race and began to show toughness as the favorites to win the world. After passing Dovi, the Australian rider was immediately skyrocketed to leave Dovi, Lorenzo and Simoncelli, who fought for tight fight two positions. While in the next row, Ben Spies and Ducati rider Colin Edwards beat Nicky Hayden.

Valentino Rossi, who experienced difficulties since Friday, could slightly improve his position. "The Doctor", the start of the sequence 13, can be passed by two riders in front of him so that climbed to 11th when going into the fifth lap.

Entering the seventh lap, Stoner was alone in front because he was 2.94 seconds ahead of Dovi. Tough competition actually occurs between Dovi, Lorenzo and Simoncelli, which coexist and mutually threatening. But only one lap later, Lorenzo must accept the bitter truth because he fell and could not continue the race. Thus, Yamaha duo must forget hope to achieve results at the British GP, because Lorenzo fell shortly after Spies first "kiss" guardrail.

Of course be a result of a very ironic with what Yamaha achieved last season. At that time, Lorenzo started from pole position and managed to become a winner at Silverstone circuit.

Lorenzo removal, making the competition only occurs between Dovi and Simoncelli in getting the second position. But apparently bad luck can not stay away from Simoncelli, because he also had an accident on lap 10. When will enter the Curve 1, Simoncelli was able to control the bike on the slippery track, so he slid on the pavement and dragged through gravel.

This makes the race becomes not fun, because Stoner was already 5.7 seconds ahead very comfortable in front, as well as Dovi, who did not get a fight from two opponents who had an accident again. These conditions give advantage to Edwards, who missed the Catalunya GP last week due to a broken collarbone injury recovery. Tech 3 Yamaha rider is automatically occupy the top three, followed by Hayden, Alvaro Bautista, Rossi, Karel Abraham, Toni Elias, Loris Capirossi and Hiroshi Aoyama, who was in the top 10.

When the race seven laps left again, Stoner further away leaving his opponents. Former Ducati rider was already 9.5 seconds ahead of Dovi, who became his teammate while closest rival in the wet race. Only bad luck could destroy the melt to embrace the third victory in a row in this 2011 season, let alone he was also superior to 27.9 seconds over Edwards, who is ranked third.

Over the remaining laps, no stressful maneuvers. The long distance between the rider, making the races take place monotonous, and Stoner steadily into the finish without interference from anyone, to record a third successive victory in the 2011 season.

Furthermore, the rider will prepare them for the seventh series in Assen, the Netherlands, on June 25. Expected teammate Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, was able to perform again after missing the Catalunya and Silverstone, as it is in the process of post-operative recovery broken collarbone injury suffered right at the French GP, 15 May.

- British GP Results

1. Casey Stoner AUS Honda Team Repsol 47m 53.459s
2. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda Team 48m 8.618s
3. Colin Edwards USA Tech 3 Yamaha Monster 48m 14.939s
4. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro Team 48m 20.443s
5. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 48m 29.028s
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 48m 57.985s
7. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 49m 26.109s
8. Toni Elias Honda ESP LCR MotoGP 49m 45.397s
9. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 49m 45.809s
10. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing Team 49m 56.771s
11. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar Team 48m 10.582s
12. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing Team 48m 13.094s

Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini
Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing ESP
Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing

- Standings temporary

1. Casey Stoner 116
2. Jorge Lorenzo 98
3. Andrea Dovizioso 83
4. Valentino Rossi 68
5. Dani Pedrosa 61
6. Nicky Hayden 60
7. Hiroshi Aoyama 43
8. Colin Edwards 37
9. Ben Spies 36
10. Karel Abraham 33
11. Marco Simoncelli 32
12. Hector Barbera 30
13. Cal Crutchlow 30
14. Toni Elias 28
15. Alvaro Bautista 22
16. Loris Capirossi 22
17. Randy de Puniet 11
18. Johns Hopkins 6

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