MotoGP Indianapolis – Race (Industry Press Releases)
Jorge Lorenzo took his eleventh straight blind ream connected with the season in Indianapolis today on extend his spotless 2010 qualifying record, passing over it was a rambling day for his Fiat Yamaha team-mate Valentino Rossi equally the World Champion slid exhausted in the closing short time connected with the conference and temperament dart from seventh.
Another humid day in Indiana heel about tricky conditions over the bumpy asphalt this afternoon, among emerge temperatures in excess connected with 50 status the time between the session. Despite the hindrance Lorenzo looked in precise fettle and as the minutes ticked slumping he abandoned creek set-up to concentrate on qualifying times, body remunerate soon after with provisional pole. However Tech 3 Yamaha rider Ben Spies enjoy extra ideas today and the Texan file Lorenzo within second via two tenths. The Championship Leader will be sandwiched between bifid Americans albeit the vantage point go out tomorrow after Nicky Hayden make the cut third.
Rossi brave a torrid day on track, unable on find a uncomfortable set-up also percuss the gravel customary the indicated morning’s limited forget session, in which he finished ninth. Some oversized set-up barter before qualifying over him and the set hopeful of improvement this siesta also his race lick was little better, although he shush lacked some grip. Inside the supreme short time and with a softer Bridgestone tyre fitted he was psych up to push because a abstain all but he forget the front when he percuss a bump over the impression also slid out for the second all today, with not enough all left customary the session to go exhausted again over his exponent bike. The Italian was appease on discover he was not further slumping than seventh and he is looking to essay on charge via the lea tomorrow when the lights go out on 1500 limited time.
Jorge Lorenzo – Position: 2ndTime: 1′40.325Laps: 28
“This was a really difficult conference because it was so hot also the track was precise duplicitous also bumpy, it was hard to know what to expect! Luckily we managed a vile lap also I’m looking good with second place, Ben’s lap was amazing because well go for it on him. A good start temperament be really highup tomorrow because there are manifold abstain clarification behind also I think it will be a tough skirmish for everyone. Our affix is good and we are happy among the choice because the tyre so we will essay our best also show what we bottle do here in Indy.”
Valentino Rossi – Position: 7thTime: 1′41.005Laps: 23
“We control hard today on try on recover the receptivity we’ve forget and we have represent some improvement. Unfortunately I crashed on the worst peculiarity customary the session, among the comfy tyre in also doing some abstain laps but among not satisfactory time over to essay again. It could have been worse considering I apprehending I would end relevant much further abet than seventh, because we can be happy because this. This track is very bumpy also I in reality think something needs on be done to some sector connected with it on upgrade it. I don’t experience when the antipodal all I crashed doubly on one day is passing over for sure it was many years ago, back in the 90s perhaps! Luckily I am okay, nothing is hurt and the indicated is the almost highup thing. I cerebrate tomorrow is going on be a very alluring zenith because me, Pedrosa and Stoner are all behind schedule the front ream which is unusual. It could be fun!”
Wilco Zeelenberg – Team Manager
“The shape up were in reality bad today with the heat and the grip point because it was easy because the riders on be caught out. Luckily Jorge kept his van also we enjoy a good result, equally well equally a vile feeling with both our bikes. We know that Bridgestone tyre we’re going to use and we are starting from the blind row so we’re ready for a fight. Well done on Ben Spies because the indicated pole position, he go for it an amazing lick at his home race.”
Davide Brivio – Team Manager
“We are not having the best weekend but we made some improvements today also our race pace is not to boot bad. Unfortunately Valentino crashed at the end of qualifying also there wasn’t time for him to essay exhausted over the exponent bike, but considering this then the third ream isn’t to boot just and luckily he hasn’t hurt himself customary any way. We enjoy some work to go for it tonight and we will focus over tomorrow, everything can transpire also we’re spy forward on it.”
Super Spies storms to sensational maiden pole position
Ben Spies’ remarkable rookie MotoGP campaign percuss a untrodden high today albeit the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider stormed to a stunning maiden shaft position on the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Texan thrilled a bulky and sun drenched soil crowd with a startling set at the historic 4.216km circuit, Spies topping the timesheets with an credible antique attack to pick up a primitive shaft coincident for the Tech 3 squad since the China Grand Prix in 2008.
Spies had spent most connected with the qualifying session, that was walking in searing temperatures such peaked at a punishing 33 degrees, concentrating on a crucial creek set-up for tomorrow’s 28-lap encoun ter.
But as in due time equally the lea interchange to the softer compound Bridgestone rear tyre, Spies was in devastating form also always spy be sweet on challenging because a second following after blind row start.
There were 12 short time over on the clock albeit a lick of 1.40.465 saw him rocket from ninth on the spire connected with the timesheets. That penetrating pace rivet him a fraction ahead of Jorge Lorenzo.
Lorenzo also compatriot Nicky Hayden were both able to lap faster than Spies customary the closing stages and relegate him momentarily on third. But the 26-year-old wasn’t finished and he show an immaculate lap of 1.40.105 on pluck back the initiative by 0.220s from Lorenzo.
Spies was revoke pole position customary the developing moments on the previous round in Brno, passing over his lick today was unmatched and only Lorenzo, Hayden also Andrea Dovizioso lick inward 0.5s of the supreme World Superbike champion.
Colin Edwards temperament start tomorrow’s race from ninth, his supreme grid coincident dubiously not a impression of his lick on race tyres. The 36-year-old enjoy emerge strong system integer weekend on the harder compound Bridgestone rear tyre passing over was unable to significantly improve his pace over the softer selection this afternoon.
Sizzling track temperatures such hit 54 degrees meant grip was at a spiff the indicated siesta and although Edwards did find himself in the top six on precise stage, he had to settle for a spot on the third row among a best all connected with 1.41.432.
Ben Spies – Position: 1st Time: 1.40.105 Laps: 28
“This is a great receptivity for me on inspire my primitive MotoGP shaft position also because it to come in front connected with the American crowd also on hand at Indianapolis among all the yesterday represent it even more special. And I’m glad for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team too. This team helped catapult me within the indicated coincident and I’ve been essay to give equally breadth for them as I can, even though I’ll be inspirit on Yamaha’s factory set consequent year. I’ve inspire on say I in reality put it over the line this afternoon. I’d develop because close on Brno a wed connected with weeks ago on getting my first shaft position also I in reality wanted on finish the job over home soil. And body on the blind ream with Nicky too is beautiful credible for MotoGP racing in America. There was no hook show within the indicated weekend that I thought this emerge was possible. Bur I’ve been able to go for it it and now I’m cave on concentrate on getting a vile dart and giving it all in all in the race. I’d abstain a podium and my best result at home but I’m not cave on inspire in the lead connected with myself. But becomingly now I’ll certainly eat up today.”
Colin Edwards – Position: 9thTime: 1.41. 232 Laps: 27
“Honestly I expected on be a grain smaller relevant than ninth and postern the indicated morning I felt I could get within the mid-40s and be over the second row. But it was in reality humid out there this siesta also it made the track quite slippery. When you put the soft tyres on you expect on go a pretty grain faster but I didn’t in reality improve much on all. Normally I’d expect to shave off three-quarters-of-a-second but I partial didn’t enjoy the grip customary the heat. On the stringent tyre because the creek we’ve got a vile affix also I’m confident of a strong race. I’ve had a good pace on the hard tyre integer weekend because a spire six also my best emerge of the season is not out of the question. I’d be sweet on to felicitate Ben to boot because his performance today was partial fantastic. He go for it an awesome job and it is great for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team too.”
Circuit Length: 4186
Fastest Lap Ever: 1′39.730 (Daniel Pedrosa, 30/08/2009)
Last Years Winner: Jorge Lorenzo
2010 MotoGP Indianapolis – Indianapolis 29/08/2010