Vroom Magazine - MotoGP WorldSBK CEV Repsol
Not a great race sadly – Bati didn’t do a great comeback like he did at Estoril – no, it really just didn’t pick...


Not a great race sadly – Bati didn’t do a great comeback like he did at Estoril – no, it really just didn’t pick up at all at Motegi, with him never really comfortable on the bike and throwing it towards the end to wind up in 15th place. A great shame – but as he said, it was something fairly new in the wet with this bike. A shame he couldn’t have done something better, but some weekends just don’t come together.
Here’s Alvaro’s own words on the race…

“Things did not go well today. I couldn’t brake hard, because the rear tyre was destroyed. Because of this I went straight (off through the gravel), because I had no grip, it slipped. It was impossible. Friday we worked well, Saturday too, in spite of falling… It’s a new experience because we have never worked on a wet track before with this bike.”

Here’s the results anyway; let’s hope for something a bit more sparkling come Phillip Island…
And what the hell – big congratulations to Mika Kallio on his first 250cc win 🙂

******************************************

CLASSIFIED:

Pos Rider Make Time
1. Mika Kallio KTM 48:28.585
2. Andrea Dovizioso Honda + 4.893
3. Hector Barbera Aprilia + 21.527
4. Yuki Takahashi Honda + 23.488
5. Alex de Angelis Aprilia + 25.378
6. Julian Simon Honda + 42.264
7. Marco Simoncelli Gilera + 48.782
8. Hiroshi Aoyama KTM + 57.782
9. Shuhei Aoyama Honda +1:09.049
10. Thomas Luthi Aprilia +1:10.837
11. Jorge Lorenzo Aprilia +1:13.035
12. Seijin Oikawa Yamaha +1:26.371
13. Jules Cluzel Aprilia +1:36.236
14. Youichi Ui Yamaha +1:47.098
15. Alvaro Bautista Aprilia +1:50.081
16. R. Locatelli Gilera +1:58.741
17. Aleix Espargaro Aprilia +2:06.782
18. Imre Toth Aprilia +2:10.415
19. Eugene Laverty Honda + 1 lap
20. Yuki Hamamoto Yamaha + 1 lap

******************************************

NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS:

Rider Make On Lap
Dan Linfoot Aprilia 19
Fabrizio Lai Aprilia 17
Takumi Takahashi Honda 3
R. Wilairot Honda 2
Dirk Heidolf Aprilia 1
Karel Abraham Aprilia 0
Alex Baldolini Aprilia 0
Efren Vazquez Aprilia 0