Miss the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix? Here are the results for the 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP classes, as well as a rundown of events as reported by Eric Powell of IndianapolisMotorspeedway.com.
- Pol Espargado…Spain…Derbi…42:07.925
- Bradley Smith…Great Britain…Aprilia…+0.120
- Simone Corsi…Italy…Aprilia…+0.448
- Nicolas Terol…Spain…Aprilia…+1.613
- Julian Simon…Spain…Aprilia…+1.801
- Marco Simoncelli…Italy…Gilera…45:43.599
- Hiroshi Aoyama…Japan…Honda…+1.943
- Alvaro Bautista…Spain…Aprilia…+4.661
- Mike Di Meglio…France…Aprilia…+12.776
- Roberto Locatelli…Italy…Gilera…+15.475
- Jorge Lorenzo…Spain…Yamaha…47:13.592
- Alex De Angelis…SanMarino...Honda…+9.435
- Nicky Hayden…USA…Ducati…+12.947
- Andrea Dovizioso…Italy...Honda…+13.478
- Colin Edwards…USA…Yamaha…+26.254
Fiat Yamaha Team rider Jorge Lorenzo won the Red Bull Indianapolis GP on Aug. 30 after pole winner Dani Pedrosa and MotoGP points leader Valentino Rossi crashed early in the race.
Alex de Angelis finished second for his first career MotoGP podium result, while American Nicky Hayden earned his first podium finish of the season in third.
Pole sitter Pedrosa led from the start of the race but slid out of the lead with a low-side crash in Turn 15 on Lap 4 of the 28-lap race. He was unhurt and soon rejoined the race on the No. 3 Repsol Honda Team entry, but more than a half-lap behind. He finished 10th.
Rossi assumed the lead on his No. 48 Fiat Yamaha Team machine. But the lead was short-lived, as his teammate, Lorenzo, dove underneath Rossi in Turn 1 on Lap 9. One lap later, Rossi's bike became unstable exiting Turn 2 and slid out from under him. Six-time MotoGP World Champion Rossi remounted his bike but retired from the race on Lap 12.
The victory trimmed Rossi's lead over Lorenzo to just 25 points with five races remaining this season. Lorenzo crashed out of the lead at two consecutive races entering this event.
Besides his first podium finish, de Angelis also recorded a significant "first" for a motorcycle at Indianapolis - on Lap 19, he became the first motorcycle rider to eclipse the 200-mph mark at IMS with a trap speed of 201.3 mph on the main straightaway on his San Carlo Honda Gresini machine.
Marco Simoncelli won the 250cc race on the No. 58 Metis Gilera over series points leader Hiroshi Aoyama, who finished second on the No. 4 Scot Racing Team Honda. Simoncelli struggled with crashes during practice but made the most of his race, leading 21 of the 26 laps.
Pol Espargaro won the 125cc World Championship race on the No. 44 Derbi Racing Team entry after an intense five-rider duel for the lead.
Espargaro, of Spain, qualified fourth and was part of a pack of riders led by No. 18 Jack & Jones Team rider Nicolas Terol. Terol led the first 21 laps of the 23-lap race until Espargaro passed him entering Turn 1 after slipstreaming behind him down the main straightaway. Bradley Smith, from Great Britain, and Simone Corsi, from Italy, passed Terol on the final lap and finished second and third, respectively.
The 2010 running of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP is provisionally set for Sunday, Aug. 29.
—Submitted by Guido Ebert