Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Indianapolis GP: Race Results

A solid race by Alvaro who finished in 8th position by a whisker.
He began the race again with a mediocre start, losing a couple positions in the first laps and having to work his way back up. But he soon caught up with the guys in front, going as fast as the riders up to 8th and 9th position. With crashes of Marco Melandri and Casey Stoner everyone moved up a few places and Bati soon found himself fighting with Mika Kallio for 8th place. He spent several laps behind the Finnish rider to catch up with Simoncelli in front of them who was already about two seconds ahead, but constantly going slower. Finally Bati passed Kallio and took on the final pursuit on his own, quickly reeling Simoncelli in and then sticking to his rear wheel with still half the race to go. Alvaro clearly had the better pace and was close enough to pass, but after the frustrating ends to the last three races he instead bided his time, probably looking to attack in the final lap. In the end he didn’t take any risks and rather brought the 8th place home safely, his second best finish this season after 5th place at Catalunya. Well done, Bati.

Pos. Rider Team Time/Gap
1 Dani PEDROSA Repsol Honda Team 47’31.615
2 Ben SPIES Monster Yamaha Tech 3 +3.575
3 Jorge LORENZO Fiat Yamaha Team +6.812
4 Valentino ROSSI Fiat Yamaha Team +12.633
5 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Repsol Honda Team +21.885
6 Nicky HAYDEN Ducati Team +35.138
7 Marco SIMONCELLI San Carlo Honda Gresini +36.740
8 Alvaro BAUTISTA Rizla Suzuki MotoGP +36.825
9 Aleix ESPARGARO Pramac Racing Team +44.905
10 Hector BARBERA Paginas Amarillas Aspar +51.368
11 Loris CAPIROSSI Rizla Suzuki MotoGP +55.386
12 Hiroshi AOYAMA Interwetten Honda MotoGP +57.903
13 Randy DE PUNIET LCR Honda MotoGP +1’04.139

Not Classified
Mika KALLIO Pramac Racing Team 10 Laps
Colin EDWARDS Monster Yamaha Tech 3 12 Laps
Casey STONER Ducati Team 21 Laps
Marco MELANDRI San Carlo Honda Gresini 26 Laps

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