LORENZO EXTENDS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD
Spain's Jorge Lorenzo has extended his lead in the MotoGP World Championship after a dominant performance on his Yamaha at the British GP at Silverstone.
Starting on the softer of Bridgestone's tyre compounds and with the injured Valentino Rossi no longer a title threat, Lorenzo set a new lap record as he cruised to victory ahead of Italy's Andrea Dovizioso and Yamaha rider Ben Spies of the USA.
The win saw the Spaniard extend his title lead to 37 points.
"The track conditions were different again for the race as the temperature was the highest of the weekend, but we saw that our medium and hard compound rear slicks had good performance overlap in terms of durability, warm-up and grip," said Tohru Ubukata, Manager of Bridgestone's Motorcycle Tyre Development Department.
Australia's Casey Stoner missed out on the podium again, finishing in fifth on his Ducati. He has now slipped to 80 points behind Lorenzo.
|1.||Jorge Lorenzo (Spain) ||115 points |
|2. ||Andrea Dovizioso (Italy) ||78 || |
|3.||Dani Pedrosa (Spain) ||78 || |
ANOTHER TOUGH WEEKEND FOR HRT
It was another tough weekend for the Bridgestone-backed Holden Racing Team at Darwin's Hidden Valley track in the latest round of the V8 Supercars Championship.
Despite taking new cars to the event, Will Davison and Garth Tander could do no better than 11th and 19th respectively in Sunday's race.
Davison was forced out of Saturday's 42-lap race with gearbox problems in his new car.
Ford's Mark Winterbottom and Holden's Jamie Whincup shared the honours from the weekend's two races, with Whincup narrowing the lead to championship leader James Courtney.
Tander is in sixth place in the championship standings after 14 races. The teams now head to Queensland for the Townsville 400 on 9-11 July.
|1. ||James Courtney (Ford) ||1698 points |
|2. ||Jamie Whincup (Holden) ||1641 |
|3. ||Craig Lowndes (Holden) ||1452 |