2008 MotoGP Rd. 5--Alice Grand Prix of France

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2008 MotoGP Rd. 5--Alice Grand Prix of France

Post by mlittle » Sat May 17, 2008 12:46 am

Event: Alice Grand Prix of France, round 5, 2008 MotoGP season
Where: Le Mans/Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, France
When: 16-18 May 2008


Track Distance: 4.18 kms(2.613 miles)
4 left turns, 9 right turns


MotoGP Event Schedule(all times local/CET, +2 GMT)
16 May: 10-11am, Free Practice #1
16 May: 1:55-2:55pm, Free Practicce #2
17 May: 10-11am, Free Practice #3
17 May: 1:55-2:55pm, Qualifying
18 May: 9:40-10:05am, WarmUp
18 May: 2pm, Alice Grand Prix of France
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Post by Ed » Sat May 17, 2008 11:50 pm

Dani Pedrosa grabbed Pole for the MotoGP of France ahead of Colin Edwards and Casey Stoner.

Full results

Rank Rider Nation Team Lap time
1 D. PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team 1'32.647
2 C. EDWARDS USA Tech 3 Yamaha + 0.127
3 C. STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro Team + 0.347
4 V. ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team + 0.510
5 J. LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team + 0.622
6 N. HAYDEN USA Repsol Honda Team + 0.639
7 J. TOSELAND GBR Tech 3 Yamaha + 0.749
8 C. VERMEULEN AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 0.793
9 J. HOPKINS USA Kawasaki Racing Team + 0.981
10 A. DOVIZIOSO ITA JiR Team Scot MotoGP + 1.042
11 L. CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 1.060
12 R. DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP + 1.076
13 S. NAKANO JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini + 1.430
14 T. ELIAS SPA Alice Team + 1.914
15 A. DE ANGELIS RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini + 2.023
16 S. GUINTOLI FRA Alice Team + 2.100
17 M. MELANDRI ITA Ducati Marlboro Team + 2.434
18 A. WEST AUS Kawasaki Racing Team + 2.702

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Post by mlittle » Sun May 18, 2008 9:35 am

Le Mans Practice Session #1 top-5.....................
1} Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda, 1:34.646 sec
2} Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha, 1:34.779 sec
3} Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha, 1:34.886 sec
4} Casey Stoner, Ducati Marlboro, 1:34.967 sec
5} Colin Edwards, Tech 3 Yamaha, 1:35.319 sec

Le Mans Practice Session #2 top-5....................
1} Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda, 1:34.227 sec
2} Casey Stoner, Ducati Marlboro, 1:34.276 sec
3} Colin Edwards, Tech 3 Yamaha, 1:34.287 sec
4} Jorge Lorenzo, Fiat Yamaha, 1:34.487 sec
5} Chris Vermeulen, Rizla Suzuki, 1:34.630 sec

Le Mans Practice Session #3 top-5.....................
1} Colin Edwards, Tech 3 Yamaha, 1:33.765 sec
2} Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha, 1:34.114 sec
3} Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda, 1:34.229 sec
4} Casey Stoner, Ducati Marlboro, 1:34.353 sec
5} Andrea Dovizioso, JiR Scot Honda, 1:34.438 sec
note......sessions 1 and 2 were on Friday; session 3 was earlier today
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Post by Ed » Sun May 18, 2008 11:08 pm

A strong drive by Valentino Rossi saw him win the MotoGP of France after starting from 4th. Jorge Lorenzo starting from 5th and still on crutches also had a strong race finishing second. Colin Edwards was 4th while Pole setter Dani Pedrosa finished 4th.

Casey Stoner having led the race early dropped behind Rossi and Pedrosa but then had a mechanical problem and dropped further back.

Full results:

Rank Driver Nationality Team Race Time / Gap
1 V. ROSSI ITA Fiat Yamaha Team 44'30.799
2 J. LORENZO SPA Fiat Yamaha Team + 4.997
3 C. EDWARDS USA Tech 3 Yamaha + 6.805
4 D. PEDROSA SPA Repsol Honda Team + 10.157
5 C. VERMEULEN AUS Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 21.762
6 A. DOVIZIOSO ITA JiR Team Scot MotoGP + 22.395
7 L. CAPIROSSI ITA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP + 27.806
8 N. HAYDEN USA Repsol Honda Team + 27.995
9 R. DE PUNIET FRA LCR Honda MotoGP + 29.344
10 S. NAKANO JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini + 30.822
11 T. ELIAS SPA Alice Team + 35.154
12 A. DE ANGELIS RSM San Carlo Honda Gresini + 36.216
13 S. GUINTOLI FRA Alice Team + 52.038
14 A. WEST AUS Kawasaki Racing Team + 1'29.307
15 M. MELANDRI ITA Ducati Marlboro Team 1 Lap
16 C. STONER AUS Ducati Marlboro Team 2 Lap
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J. HOPKINS USA Kawasaki Racing Team 12 Lap
J. TOSELAND GBR Tech 3 Yamaha 26 Lap

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Post by jacfan » Sat May 24, 2008 3:49 pm

Good to see Rossi back on top of the podium. :D :D :D

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Post by GhoGho » Wed May 28, 2008 2:24 am

jacfan wrote:Good to see Rossi back on top of the podium. :D :D :D

Of course I know I will be howled down for this opinion but it is my opinion and I am sticking to it!!! na na na nana
:D :that:
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Post by jacfan » Wed May 28, 2008 11:47 am

GhoGho wrote:
jacfan wrote:Good to see Rossi back on top of the podium. :D :D :D

Of course I know I will be howled down for this opinion but it is my opinion and I am sticking to it!!! na na na nana
:D :that:
GO ROSSI GO ROSSI GO ROSSI!!!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Thu May 29, 2008 1:55 pm

jacfan wrote:
GhoGho wrote:
jacfan wrote:Good to see Rossi back on top of the podium. :D :D :D

Of course I know I will be howled down for this opinion but it is my opinion and I am sticking to it!!! na na na nana
:D :that:
GO ROSSI GO ROSSI GO ROSSI!!!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
yeah, bugga off, Rossi :lol:
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Post by jacfan » Fri May 30, 2008 2:13 pm

Julian Mayo wrote:
jacfan wrote:
GhoGho wrote: :D :that:
GO ROSSI GO ROSSI GO ROSSI!!!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
yeah, bugga off, Rossi :lol:
Ah I wondered when I would here the thunder of the Aussie fans bearing down on me.
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Post by Julian Mayo » Sat May 31, 2008 7:18 am

jacfan wrote:
Julian Mayo wrote:
jacfan wrote: GO ROSSI GO ROSSI GO ROSSI!!!!!!!! :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
yeah, bugga off, Rossi :lol:
Ah I wondered when I would here the thunder of the Aussie fans bearing down on me.

Aint thunder, its the sound of the semi, laden with strawberries :lol:
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Post by jacfan » Sat May 31, 2008 8:44 pm

:D :D :D :D :D :yourock: :super: :bouncest: :bounceg: :bouncest: :ladysman:
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Post by Julian Mayo » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:06 am

jacfan wrote::D :D :D :D :D :yourock: :super: :bouncest: :bounceg: :bouncest: :ladysman:
:oops:
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