Bautista Takes Third After Awesome Fightback In Germany

 In MotoGP

Well, after a troubling weekend of not appearing at ease, Alvaro Bautista managed to overcome a dreadful start (which saw him go down to 17th position on Lap1!) to have a stupendous chagre back up through the field – in ever worsening conditions – to eventually take an excellent third position, little more than a gnat’s chuff behind Hector Barbera.
Simoncelli was taking his new improved bike off from the pack and wasn’t going to be caught, so the third was a very welcome result and now takes Bati up to third in the overall World Cahmpionship.

Here’s the results in full…

Pos | Rider | Nation | Team | Total time
1 M. SIMONCELLI ITA Metis Gilera 45’36.703
2 H. BARBERA SPA Team Toth Aprilia + 2.257
3 A. BAUTISTA SPA Mapfre Aspar Team + 2.423
4 M. KALLIO FIN Red Bull KTM 250 + 4.150
5 J. SIMON SPA Repsol KTM 250cc + 4.846
6 M. PASINI ITA Polaris World + 8.132
7 T. LUTHI SWI Emmi – Caffe Latte + 38.302
8 H. AOYAMA JPN Red Bull KTM 250 + 48.926
9 Y. TAKAHASHI JPN JiR Team Scot 250 + 50.062
10 R. LOCATELLI ITA Metis Gilera + 51.670
11 A. BALDOLINI ITA Matteoni Racing + 1’08.796
12 F. LAI ITA Campetella Racing + 1’08.962
13 A. ESPARGARO SPA Lotus Aprilia + 1’11.351
14 H. FAUBEL SPA Mapfre Aspar Team + 1’11.654
15 E. LAVERTY IRL Blusens Aprilia + 1’13.856
16 R. WILAIROT THA Thai Honda PTT SAG + 1’29.976
17 I. TOTH HUN Team Toth Aprilia 1 Lap
18 A. GYORFI HUN Motorcycle Competition Service 1 Lap
19 D. PRADITA INA Yamaha Pertamina Indonesia 1 Lap
20 T. WIRSING GER Racing Team Germany 2 Lap

Not classified
F. SANDI ITA Zongshen Team of China 7 Lap
L. PESEK CZE Auto Kelly – CP 11 Lap
K. ABRAHAM CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 26 Lap
A. DEBON SPA Lotus Aprilia 26 Lap

Not finished 1st lap
R. GOMEZ SPA Blusens Aprilia

Not starting
M. POGGIALI RSM Campetella Racing

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