After the morning warm-up on the track in Catalonia (Catalunya), which took place not in the best conditions, the weather still took pity on the pilots, and the whole race was held on dry asphalt. The first duo started from Repsol Honda team, which occupied the first line of the grid. But immediately behind them began dense harassment by Ben Spies (Ben SPIES) and Jorge Lorenzo (Jorge LORENZO), the latter of which is already on the first lap Stoner was able to get around. Then Casey makes one more mistake, due to which it skips forward Kratchlou Cal (Cal Crutchlow).
On the 23rd lap Ben Spies, who could be a star of this race with its promising start when entering a corner too took a wide arc and flew out on the lawn, which resulted in the displacement of it on the last place.
Twenty laps to the end of the race Pedrosa, Lorenzo, Dovizioso, Stoner and Kratchlou began to widen the gap formed by the second group, headed by Alvaro Bautista (Álvaro Bautista) San Carlo Honda Gresini. Next Valentino Rossi (Valentino ROSSI), from the Ducati team, beat Stefan Bradley (Stefan BRADL), from the LCR Honda MotoGP team, chasing Bautista. And Spies, meanwhile, regained its pace, advancing to the twelfth position.
By the way, it's worth noting that Stoner, Pedrosa and Stefan Bradley were the only drivers in the top ten, which established rigid tire kits.
For six laps before the end of the race, in a duel between Lorenzo and Pedrossoy, passion only worsened. Dani could not break away from Jorge Lorenzo on the other hand more and managed to close the gap. But kontse- all, unable to withstand the onslaught from Jorge, Dani Pedrossa does not fixable error on one of the turns, and this took Lorenzo. As a result, the first finished Jorge Lorenzo, followed by Dani Pedrossa, in third place Andrea Dovizio. Completing the top five Casey Stoner, who for the first time in the last thirteen months have never missed the podium, and Cal Kratchlou.
In the top ten included Alvaro Bautista, Valentino Rossi, Stefan Bradley (Stefan Bradl), Nicky Hayden (Nicky Hayden) and Ben Spies, who, after his failure was able to enter the top ten.
Full list of the results The results of the championship Grand – Prix in Catalunya.
1. Jorge Lorenzo SPA Yamaha Factory Racing / Yamaha 43: 07,681
2. Dani Pedrosa SPA Repsol Honda Team / Honda +5.003
3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 / Yamaha +9.361
4. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda Team / Honda +9.544
5. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 / Yamaha +12.506
6. Alvaro Bautista SPA San Carlo Honda Gresini / Honda +13.948
7. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Team / Ducati +17.555
8. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP / Honda +23.478
9. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Team / Ducati +30.410
10. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing / Yamaha +32.897
11. Hector Barbera SPA Pramac Racing Team / Ducati +36.144
12. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing / Ducati +56.229
13. Aleix Espargaro SPA Power Electronics Aspar / ART +1: 08.054
14. Michele Pirro ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini / FTR +1: 08.775
15. Randy De Puniet FRA Power Electronics Aspar / ART +1: 10.483
16. James Ellison GBR Paul Bird Motorsport / ART +1: 13.090
17. Mattia Pasini ITA Speed Master / ART +1: 20.903
18. Yonny Hernandez COL Avintia Blusens / BQR +1: 21.235
19. Danilo Petrucci ITA Came IodaRacing Project / Ioda +1: 41.207
20. Ivan Silva SPA Avintia Blusens / BQR +1: 41.888
21. Colin Edwards USA NGM Mobile Forward Racing / Suter +1 lap