2012 United States motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2012 United States motorcycle Grand Prix (formally known as the 2012 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix)[4] was the tenth round of the 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, and the first of two races in the 2012 season to take place in the United States of America. It was held on 29 July at the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California.[5]

United States  2012 United States Grand Prix
Race details
Race 10 of 18 races in the
2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Laguna Seca.svg
Date29 July 2012
Official nameRed Bull U.S. Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationMazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 3.610 km (2.243 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Time 1:20.554
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 1:21.229
Podium
First Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Second Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda

Jorge Lorenzo qualified on pole position for the race,[6] which was won by Casey Stoner.[7]

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Team Honda 32 43:45.961 2 25
2 99   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 32 +3.429 1 20
3 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 32 +7.633 3 16
4 4   Andrea Dovizioso Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 32 +18.602 6 13
5 35   Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 32 +18.779 5 11
6 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Team Ducati 32 +26.902 8 10
7 6   Stefan Bradl LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 32 +28.393 9 9
8 19   Álvaro Bautista San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 32 +50.246 7 8
9 41   Aleix Espargaró Power Electronics Aspar ART-Aprilia 32 +1:18.993 12 7
10 17   Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 32 +1:22.076 14 6
11 14   Randy de Puniet Power Electronics Aspar ART-Aprilia 31 +1 Lap 11 5
12 68   Yonny Hernández Avintia Blusens BQR-Kawasaki 31 +1 Lap 15 4
13 5   Colin Edwards NGM Mobile Forward Racing Suter-BMW 31 +1 Lap 13 3
14 22   Iván Silva Avintia Blusens BQR-Kawasaki 31 +1 Lap 20 2
Ret 46   Valentino Rossi Ducati Team Ducati 29 Accident 10
Ret 11   Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 21 Accident 4
Ret 77   James Ellison Paul Bird Motorsport ART-Aprilia 19 Accident 21
Ret 9   Danilo Petrucci Came IodaRacing Project Ioda-Aprilia 18 Retirement 19
Ret 54   Mattia Pasini Speed Master ART-Aprilia 11 Retirement 18
Ret 24   Toni Elías Pramac Racing Team Ducati 1 Accident 17
Ret 51   Michele Pirro San Carlo Honda Gresini FTR-Honda 0 Accident 16
DNQ 15   Steve Rapp Attack Performance APR-Kawasaki Did not qualify
Sources: [8][9][10]

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round ten has concluded.[11]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 United States MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2012 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Laguna Seca Raceway - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ "New deal keeps MotoGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca until at least 2014". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 25 June 2008. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  5. ^ "FIM announce changes to 2012 MotoGP calendar". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 14 December 2011. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Lorenzo claims fourth consecutive Laguna Seca pole". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  7. ^ "Victory and podium for Repsol Honda duo at Laguna Seca". MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 29 July 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  8. ^ "2012 United States MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 4 July 2017.
  9. ^ "motogp.com · RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX · MotoGP Race Classification 2012". www.motogp.com.
  10. ^ "Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix – MotoGP – Race" (PDF). MotoGP.com. Dorna Sports. 29 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2012. Retrieved 2019-08-25.


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