MotoGP San Marino: Pedrosa tog andra raka

Så här kommenterar Dani Pedrosa sin vinst och märkeskollegans Tomizawas dödsolycka (längst ner följer resultat och aktuell ställning i MotoGP;

”There are no words to say how it feels after this victory – it feels like nothing. I arrived at parc fermé very happy with the win and I immediately felt that the atmosphere among my mechanics was really strange, everybody was serious.

Still with my helmet on they told me about Tomizawa and I couldn’t react. It was a big shock, a big contrast for me. I asked three times if it was true because I couldn’t believe it. It’s so sad, terrible, and these things should never happen.

As a person I can only say that he was a very funny boy, always happy and making jokes, and as a rider he earned respect from everybody in a very short time, he was fast and brave. To lose two riders in a week is terrible [American Peter Lenz died at Indianapolis last weekend]. I believe everybody in the World Championship is feeling the same now and I want to send my condolences to the family.

When you are born, life gives you the chance to choose what you want to do. Tomi chose to be a rider and in fact he was doing great. I just want to think that he’s been happy making his dream come true. Concerning the race, I want to say thank you again to my team for doing a great job.

The whole weekend has been perfect: good practices, a very high pace during the race, and the second win in a row and the fourth of the season. I want to keep my feet on the ground though and just concentrate on one race at a time. The feeling on the bike is very good now and my goal is to continue in this way. But to be honest I’m not really thinking about that at this moment.”

MotoGP San Marino
Banlängd: 4 060 meter
Väder: Soligt
Snabbaste varv någonsin: 1’33.378 (Casey Stoner, 31/08/2008)
Förra årets vinnare: Valentino Rossi

Resultat
1 Daniel Pedrosa Honda ESP 44’22.059
2 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP 0’01.900
3 Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 0’03.183
4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda ITA 0’06.454
5 Casey Stoner Ducati AUS 0’18.479
6 Ben Spies Yamaha USA 0’28.385
7 Colin Edwards Yamaha USA 0’34.934
8 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki ESP 0’38.157
9 Hector Barbera Ducati ESP 0’40.943
10 Marco Melandri Honda ITA 0’42.377
11 Aleix Espargaro Ducati ESP 0’45.906
12 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda JPN 0’46.394
13 Randy De Puniet Honda FRA 0’50.481
14 Marco Simoncelli Honda ITA 1’23.143

Ställning
1. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha ESP 271
2. Daniel Pedrosa Honda ESP 208
3. Andrea Dovizioso Honda ITA 139
4. Casey Stoner Ducati AUS 130
5. Valentino Rossi Yamaha ITA 130
6. Ben Spies Yamaha USA 120
7. Nicky Hayden Ducati USA 109
8. Randy De Puniet Honda FRA 81
9. Marco Melandri Honda ITA 67
10. Colin Edwards Yamaha USA 66
11. Marco Simoncelli Honda ITA 65
12. Hector Barbera Ducati ESP 61
13. Aleix Espargaro Ducati ESP 44
14. Alvaro Bautista Suzuki ESP 41
15. Loris Capirossi Suzuki ITA 41
21. Wataru Yoshikawa Yamaha JPN 1

Märkesmästerskap
1. Yamaha 280
2. Honda 245
3. Ducati 170
4. Suzuki 64