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Round 6 and 125cc - Silverstone

Silverstone hosts the British round of the MotoGP Championship and the home fans will be out in force to cheer on Cal Crutchlow. Plus, coverage of the 125cc race.


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The British Grand Prix starts and away it goes. In this sensational

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race, what a ride! It's going to be up periscope for

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Valentino Rossi. Barry Sheen, is gaining, gaining,

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gaining. From fourth, to third, from third to second - it is the

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Yamaha. The chequered flag is out. The

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crowd is cheering him home. I can hear them!

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Silverstone - it's about the fans. ALL CHEER

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And history. It's the greatest of all time

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against the new generation. And now, it's one of the best Moto

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sport facilities in the world. What is it about MotoGP you love?

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The thrill of the chase. Danger involved. It's an adrenaline buzz.

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Hey! CHEERING

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The British people create a great atmosphere, around the Grand Prix,

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around the rider. The track, for me, it's fantastic!

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It's a little bit like in Italy, so it's great.

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It's very special because the people are very close to their

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riders. It's a pleasure to be here. Absolutely, couldn't agree more!

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What a great pleasure to be here in Silverstone. The crowd are out in

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force. The British summer time has dealt us a bad hand today. The rain

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looks set to stay for the rest of the afternoon. Unfortunately Cal

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Crutchlow has had a crash yesterday. He lost the rather. Came down hard

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on his shoulder. Goes to clutch his collar bone. That is broken. He is

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suffering from concushion. He is out of the race. -- concussion. He

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is out of the race. There you can see his dad, his manager. Everybody

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is sick in this garage. Just a word from you. Like all of us here at

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the track you must be sick today? We have a bad feeling, all of us.

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We know these things can happen. It has happened to a rider. It is a

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sad thing sometimes. You need to know how it works. Any way, we are

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not worried for the future. We know that Cal is a strong character. We

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hope he gets well soon. He will be back. We will show what he is able

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to do. A message from the team on h bikes. This one here, "We wish you

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were here." That goes from all of us. If you are watching from

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hospital, hopefully see you in Holland in a couple of weeks' time.

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A brand new pit facility here at Silverstone. Fantastic it is too.

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We have a nice English lawn. It is wet today. The seedlings have

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barely sprung. I am not talking about you guys. You look like you

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are waiting at a bus stop. All of us sick to the back teeth for Cal.

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You have to feel sorry for Cal. He was going so well. It shocked us,

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the great gay we were going to cheer on is no longer in this race.

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He will think, "did I push too hard?" He flicks over to the left-

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hand side. He is tapping over the power. It fires straigts on to his

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shoulder and head -- straight on to his shoulder and head. The word

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back is, he's in Oxford hospital, he may have chipped a verter brai

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as well. If so he will be shipped up to Manchester and he'll be back

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again soon. A few lessons from across the garage. A week ago in

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Barcelona his team-mate, Colin Edwards broke his collar bone in

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practice. He was in hospital. These are live shots of Colin getting

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ready to go out. One week later he's back. He has 13 screws in that

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collar bone. They are not the only thing in his body made of steel, as

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we caught up with him earlier this morning.

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You have been the iron man coming back and racing this weekend. How

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has it been? I know you've been in a lot of pain. My ribs are killing

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me. I thought they would get better. They have got worse. The rain set

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out. We don't have it yet. We may have to make a change in

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Lincolnshire. We don't have enough weight on the rear. What about Cal

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- that's two collar bone injuries for your team? It is like a virus

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around here the last couple of races. I feel sorry for him. It

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looked like he was on for a good weekend. So, we're injured and more

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injured at the moment. We have to keep going. If he can take a lesson

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in coming back quick from anyone it would be you? I am just a man's man.

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He is a man's man, so is Cal. I am sure he'll be back in a couple of

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weeks. He talks about Cal and his set-up. He is a tough lad.

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tougher, he would rust. He has been great for Cal. He is taitain anyum,

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so he won't rust -- tatanium, so he won't rust!

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These are not the only two with broken collar bones. Pedrosa - we

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have talked about that non-stop since then. The injury itself, the

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broken collar bone was a month ago. It is strange he is not back.

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has he gone? Steve said before he is frail, but nevertheless he has

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gone AWOL. There are rumours in the Spanish press that he's had another

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accident in a training incident and perhaps further injury there. Any

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potential there? I think something must have happened. Seriously now

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it has been a month. Once you put in a plate, the bones are strong.

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It is just a flesh wound. Colin has shown what you can do. If you don't

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come back within three weeks you are catching your skirt in the

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chain. We have seen guys back from broken legs in six weeks. The thing

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for Danny is now this is the third race he has missed N the

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championship he is dropping off the This is developing into a two-horse

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race? You would have to say for Jorge Lorenzo, if you pardon the

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pun, the tide is coming in. Casey Stoner is closing him in. Both of

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those on the pace. How will this weather change tonights today?

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might help Jorge Lorenzo today. He is done on -- down on speed. We

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have 12 to go. Anyone can break a leg. We know how dangerous motor

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racing is. We have seen championships won and lost with

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injury. You have to get a lot of points. There is a lot on the table.

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A few went down, including the doctor himself? Every accident

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we've had in the wet here has been on the veal. This is the other

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camera -- on the Vale. This is the other camera. The good thing about

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falling off in the wet is, generally it is softer. You slide

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easier and are less likely to get injured. Relatively speaking.

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People are losing it in the dry. It is steeper down hill. It can catch

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you out. We will let you get in and stay dry. Don't get too wet.

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chance of that. Valentino Rossi of course not just here in the wet at

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Silverstone, but this season, the adaptation to the Ducati has not

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gone that smoothly. You don't get the level of success and popularity

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over the years that he has without being a little bit special.

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THE COMMENTATOR: Valentino Rossi takes the World Championship.

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Greatest of all time. Valentino Rossi!

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Well, nine world titles, 105 wins. Have we seen the best of Valentino

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Rossi now? Is there more to come? don't know. I hope there is more to

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come. I mean, this is quite difficult. At

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the beginning I had a lot of problems with the injuries and the

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problem with the shoulder makes us a lot in delay, compared to the

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other guys. Now I feel good, but I have some problem with this bike.

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We need to improve, we need to fix, with have some area where we are

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struggling too much. The other factor is especially on the maker,

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a huge step. Are you confident you can be fighting for wins soon? You

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are getting closer. So, I'm quite confident to arrive

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closer in a short time, because they work and they have something

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new. But, for winning this year, I think

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is very difficult. East sp specially Stoner did a --

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especially Stoner, did a great job. They have to try to beat this

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couple and they think it will be very hard. Has there been any

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moments that you thought, this is a bad decision? I know it's difficult,

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you know. The worst moment was at the beginning, after the test in

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Valencia because the bike was very difficult to ride. More than what I

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expected. The atmosphere is great. It is very good to work with these

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guys. We are very quiet and focused on the target, so I think we are on

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the way. I am sure you have lots of competitive years ahead, but we see

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shoe shoe in Formula One or MotoGP now, they continue to race when

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they are not competitive - is that what you would want to do, or would

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you want to finish on the top? don't know. About Schumacher, a

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mistake for him in the stop. He had a lot of power to continue.

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When you stop two or three seasons after, it's very difficult to come

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back at the top. I don't know about me. I hope to race a lot and after

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I want to try also, this is my idea now, I don't know if the reality,

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to try something with a superbike. I have a great passion for rally

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and for cars. When you become old and a little bit more fat, the car

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is more comfortable. You have the seat belts, the cage around. Maybe

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this is the future. I cannot imagine you being fat, ever! The

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fan nattism around you is as high as ever. We saw T-shirts sold for

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�1,000. Ladies with tattoos on their arm. People with children

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called "Rossi." Does this seem strange to you? More than straidge.

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It is a great -- strange. It is a great pleasure. Sometimes it is a

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surprise, because you come here to England and you see all these, I

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see all this love around me. It is something great. I expect more in

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Italy. It is great. You are here for this weekend, I suppose from

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what you have said today the best chance of a win is maybe rain on

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Sunday. It looks like, usually we are more competitive in the wet

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because the bike is not so bad, but today we are quite slow in the wet.

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The setting is not fantastic. We hope to improve the setting. If it

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rains on Sunday, maybe we are a little bit faster. Our target is

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try to be faster also in the dry. Fantastic! Thanks. Thanks a lot and

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Just bumped into a five-time World Champion and somebody who knows

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Valentino Rossi very well. He wants to continue for a few years come up

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what keeps him so motivated at this stage? I do not know, to be honest.

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When things are going good, you enjoy it. It has been a challenge

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so far this season, but I guess he hopes there will be light at the

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end of the tunnel. And in the end, he will come good. I am sure they

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are working hard but it is harder in the paddock to develop bikes,

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there is not as much testing. But I am sure they will get their!

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anyone can do it, it is your old crew, still knocking about. They

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have been very long time but they are enthusiastic. But they are only

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as good as the people supporting them, Ducati and the engineers. But

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as long as everybody is wanting to develop, there is no reason Ducati

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cannot get back to where it was. It has always been good handling wise,

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it never had a great motor. But the other guys have now caught up so

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they need to focus on the chassis side. And that is what we are all

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seeing now. Life in the old dog yet? He is not that old, but he has

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just been around for a while. Remained you! There had -- there is

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no live in this one! Were what do you make of the new paddock? New

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people coming through? His good, Marco Simoncelli will add flavour.

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-- it is good. He is quick and rattling cages, he use his elbows

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more than brains at the moment. But I am sure that will change. And

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Jorge Lorenzo is a great talent, consistent and fast and on the

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platform he is happy with it. If you are coming through and there is

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it what of life in this game yet -- a few are coming through.

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mentioned Casey Stoner, a fellow Australian, he has fulfilled a

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dream of following in your footsteps in Honda colours, is that

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good to see? He it has been a dry run for those guys. 2006 for the

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last Championship. The bike has not changed much this year. Casey

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Stoner has just picked up. Andrea Dovizioso cannot believe that now

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they are a second quicker than last year, and was talking to him. It is

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good to see it is pushing up the other riders are long and I am sure

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Casey Stoner is back -- is relieved to be back on something more

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consistent than the Ducati. And now Valentino is finding out it is a

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difficult thing to control. Enjoy the race, great to see you. Thank

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you, enjoys. Jorge Lorenzo was the man to beat here last year, he

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dominated from start to finish, so who better to give us a tour of the

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track? Everyone can hear me? We are in the first corner of the track.

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This is the first chance to overtake. In very fast corner. --

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it is a very fast corner. The front wheel touches the ground, front

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wheel. And then we come to a very difficult part of the track, it has

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a lot of bounce. But you need to break a little before without any

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pounds -- bounce. This is the funniest corner of the track

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This is very difficult to pass. Loris Capirossi tried to pass but

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he crashed last year. And here, for me, is the most difficult part of

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the track. There is a big bumpier. So if you are leaving a lot, it is

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very easy to make a mistake. -- for leaning over. You go at a very high

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speed, but try not to leave too We arrived at a last corner of the

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track. -- we are arriving at the last corner. We are rushing down to

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the grid, at a familiar walk and Susie, happy memories of this?

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really running up with this fantastic weather for the British

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Grand Prix. But a great crowd, a fantastic atmosphere. And joy

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yourself today, great to see you back. -- enjoy. Let's find out who

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is on the pole position. Crutchlow was not the only rider to

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get up close and personal at Silverstone. Karel Abraham was down

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a Bailey but put in the performance of the day to put his Ducati on the

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second at row of the grid, what a first! Toni Elias did not have a

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good day, he qualified second last. Jorge Lorenzo's knowledge of the

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track showed. Marco Simoncelli then set a new lap record, breaking a

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Renzo's record of last year. Then Australia got in on the act -- then

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Casey Stoner got in on the action. Marco Simoncelli responded

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immediately. But Casey Stoner raised the bar with a spectacular

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time of 2 minutes and 2.02. So he start on pole ahead of Marco

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Colin Edwards, even with an injured collarbone, ate his middle of the

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table. And way back in 13th place, get ready, Valentino Rossi on the

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just in front of Toni Elias and Loris Capirossi. This is the second

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row of the grid, the rain is coming down and the wind. Ben Spies is

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here, trying to keep warm is not easy. Is not so nice but we will go

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out and put on a show for everybody. Hopefully stay out of trouble the

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first couple of laps, it will be quite tricky but I hope it will be

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fun. Everybody will stay safe and we will put on a show. Good luck.

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He was on the podium here last year after a great fight with his

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country man Nicky Hayden on the Ducati. Let's move along because

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the story of the second row and of the grid is this guy, Karel Abraham,

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qualifying 6th bustard. He surpassed all expectations this

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season, but especially yesterday. Last night, he's said he would feel

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more nervous because you are more near the front than usual, how are

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you feeling? You more nervous than usual! Van passed it performance,

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you must feel fantastic -- a fantastic performance. Now is D-Day,

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and not nice conditions but we have to do our best. The fastest Ducati

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and ahead of the factory riders. Are on the third row of the grid

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where Nicky Hayden has qualified 7th, his best with Ducati this year,

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you have shown what you can do in the rain, how do you feel about

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conditions today? He it is nasty, wet and windy, but you deal with it

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and go for it. I am looking forward to it. You have had a good week.

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Does that bode well? Like us hope so. Good luck. We are getting water

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in the system, sorry. I just spoke to Iwan Thomas, I think you have

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got caught out by the conditions but perhaps glad you are not on a

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bike. I am scared even try it on a bike. But it is amazing, the noise

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of the bikes. And when Valentino Rossi turned up, the crowd went

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crazy, brilliant. You ride a bike, so you appreciate the skills.

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trying to slow down, I have a Harley-Davidson. I am getting old,

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so I am trying to be sensible. But these guys have great skill.

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Harley-Davidson can also be dangerous! Another celebrity here,

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Shane, is this your first time and a MotoGP grid? First time on a

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MotoGP, a bit of a fan of Valentino Rossi. Lucky 13th, hopefully he can

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come through. He wanted a wet race and hopefully he can find pace.

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do some racing, with four wheels, you must have great respect for

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these guys? Obviously, four wheels is more forgiving than two. I am

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involved in other racing, and it is a good season at this year.

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plenty of here supporting Valentino Rossi, but will it be lucky or

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unlucky 13? These are the guys to beat, last year's winner Jorge

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Lorenzo in third place. Marco Simoncelli, four front row start.

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And on pole position, his 150 if start, his first pole in 2011,

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Casey Stoner were keen to turn domination into a 4th win from six

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races. - looking to turn domination. Can he do it? Wouldn't you love to

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be sitting on a motorbike now? happy to be sacked in a warm

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commentary box. So much can go wrong, spray, wheel spin, there are

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so many things and elements you do not like in wet conditions. But

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when you get going, and I have been there, it can be fun. When you are

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warmed up and can see where you are going, riding in the rain is a lot

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of fun. You are tiptoeing your way through it, at trying to find the

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dry areas. A lot of change of surface along this long circuit at

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water is an issue. People are down there talking, and that changes

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every think. Casey Stoner on pole, he has been dominating these three

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races. That was a built-in performance by Karel Abraham, at a

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very good job. What -- that was a good performance. What are these

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guys going to do with their tyres with 11 degrees in temperature?

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That is massive. They will come quite well with that. I looked at

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Bradley Smith's bike as he got that result and the tyres looked good.

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Remember when that tyres were burnt out, I do not think we will have

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that issue today. The guys would rather have these conditions. It is

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very wet but at least it will be consistent. And you are better with

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rain coming down because you have that consistency. People that

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followed MotoGP will know we have flat to flat racing, and if it does

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strike out, they can change bikes, back to a bike with dry settings.

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But I think there is little chance of that happening. About six

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minutes to change a bike from Wed to dry with a spare bike in the pit

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lane at -- wet. Case is Stonor moving off the line, he is in pole

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position -- Casey Stoner. This is a warm-up lap. They do have to have

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backed come up workout what is going on and the standing order.

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they do have to have that, to work out. The first couple of laps and

:29:07.:29:12.

will be very different -- difficult. There is a lot of spray from the

:29:13.:29:17.

rear of the bike and difficult to see where you are going. A lot of

:29:17.:29:22.

Harley spectators, you have our respect. It is cold and wet and

:29:22.:29:30.

windy. And we have lost our British hope in Cal Crutchlow. A big round

:29:30.:29:34.

of applause for all the fans that have turned out for this. Look at

:29:34.:29:44.

that spray. Even when they are not going flat out. This has got to be,

:29:44.:29:54.
:29:54.:29:57.

as we look at it, the best chance for Valentino Rossi to salvage

:29:57.:30:07.
:30:07.:30:10.

something out of a difficult cannot seem to sort it out. Wet

:30:10.:30:17.

conditions. So many out there, we know are fast in these conditions.

:30:17.:30:22.

We know that Valentino Rossi was doing good in the wet. There are

:30:22.:30:27.

all these guys we are looking at. Jorge Lorenzo won in the wet

:30:27.:30:33.

conditions. It is such a shame. It is a shame that Cal Crutchlow is

:30:33.:30:38.

not here. If he's watching this he will be absolutely sick. We do wish

:30:38.:30:44.

him a speedy recovery, back in two weeks' time. He's as tough as

:30:44.:30:48.

goat's meat. He'll be back. This is a wonderful flowing series. There's

:30:48.:30:57.

one more coming up. As we look at Casey Stoner, at the back of the

:30:57.:31:07.
:31:07.:31:16.

grid, so he can line up last, not first getting wet. Half a mile long

:31:16.:31:26.
:31:26.:31:29.

that straight. That is tape that has come off the radiator. There is

:31:29.:31:39.
:31:39.:31:42.

no therm stats. They are 220 horsepower. The last time Valentino

:31:42.:31:46.

Rossi got off that was at the Vale, crashing.

:31:46.:31:56.
:31:56.:32:14.

How is the horsepower of the bike? A good start from Lorenzo on the

:32:14.:32:17.

left-hand side. Look at that, Lorenzo moving over, giving Stoner

:32:17.:32:25.

the squeeze. Ben Spies, trying to go.

:32:25.:32:31.

Simoncelli, third place, a right dust-up. At the moment, until Casey

:32:31.:32:38.

Stoner tries to put a move on him. You are see how different the track

:32:38.:32:48.

is in places as new tarmac and old tarmac, stones around the outside.

:32:48.:32:56.

Dovizioso is through. He is getting in early. He cannot

:32:56.:33:01.

believe how fast these guys are going. The best thing he can do is

:33:01.:33:07.

get a run at the boss and try and slow him up. That is Jorge Lorenzo

:33:07.:33:11.

t favourite. He has a gap now. The best place to be for visibility and

:33:11.:33:16.

have a nice clear track, the worst place is to come up against the

:33:16.:33:19.

clear conditions. If you are following somebody. Jorge Lorenzo,

:33:20.:33:29.
:33:30.:33:33.

as they go over the old start and finish, this is out of Woodcote

:33:33.:33:37.

Corner. Stoner in behind. They don't want

:33:37.:33:41.

to sit there for long. It is a double-edged thing, yes you have

:33:41.:33:46.

the guy in front of you. We look at Simoncelli trying to find a way

:33:46.:33:49.

past, making new friends early on the first lap. I thought Jorge

:33:49.:33:55.

Lorenzo had a moment coming out of the Luffield section. He lost time

:33:55.:33:59.

at that second. That is where he lost time. That is always knocking

:33:59.:34:03.

your confidence. If you've had a moment you have to re-group

:34:03.:34:08.

yourself. Dovizioso. Number four over the line. The rider 25 years

:34:08.:34:12.

old. Winner at Donnington. Stoner having a look. Simoncelli

:34:12.:34:21.

having a big look and he's through. If he can keep it nice. There's the

:34:21.:34:26.

moment, mate. There's a punt. Deep water at that point. Foot out for

:34:26.:34:31.

Dovizioso. Has he gone in too hot? He has gone wide. This will

:34:31.:34:41.
:34:41.:34:41.

compromise, the left hand. Haidhaid haid, bike 69 -- Hayden, bike 69.

:34:41.:34:50.

Valentino Rossi is in 12th place. Dovizioso from Simoncelli, to

:34:50.:34:56.

Lorenzo. Not much longer. Rossi is way back, but Stoner has just

:34:56.:35:00.

mugged his team-mate. Casey Stoner was letting things settle down. I

:35:00.:35:04.

would have thought he was the fastest guy in the warm-up this

:35:04.:35:09.

morning and does revel in these conditions. There's no point in

:35:09.:35:13.

rushing these first few laps. You make sure you know where the

:35:13.:35:18.

puddles are. In theory, I look out of the window booth and it's not

:35:18.:35:25.

raining as hard. The track will get better, with the heat from the

:35:25.:35:31.

tyres. Tucked it on the inside. Nicely done actually. That was the

:35:31.:35:35.

sort of Simoncelli move where he gave the guy enough room. That is

:35:35.:35:40.

the kind of thing. Simoncelli, nice in third place. Those big, long

:35:40.:35:48.

laningy legs will do him a favour. -- lanky legs will do him a favour.

:35:48.:35:55.

They have knee pads on. If you do slam away, you can jam the bike in

:35:55.:36:01.

and get away again. If you are ra Simoncelli you can ride like a --

:36:01.:36:05.

are Simoncelli you can ride like a tripod.

:36:05.:36:12.

Toni Elias started at the back. He's having a bell ter, up behind

:36:12.:36:17.

Colin Edwards. That is good stuff for him.

:36:17.:36:24.

Karel Abraham, in tenth place. He's been prudent and being swamped

:36:24.:36:32.

slightly. Through this wonderful, wonderful section. It is fantastic

:36:32.:36:38.

to watch these changes. You can see the F1 cars having a stab at it in

:36:38.:36:43.

a few weeks. Here is the big gaggle of bikes. Simoncelli is looking

:36:44.:36:51.

like a problem for Dovizioso. Dovizioso wants to keep his

:36:51.:36:57.

countryman at bay. Number 5, he's had a mixed year -- 58, he's had a

:36:57.:37:02.

mixed year. He has shown sides of brilyapbls. He wants to use his

:37:02.:37:07.

brain more than his elbows. There, Dovizioso, if he carries on at this

:37:07.:37:16.

pace he'll be a problem for Casey Stoner. We are talking 2.25, last

:37:16.:37:20.

to Stoner. 2.19. Clearly a lot wetter at this point than it was

:37:20.:37:25.

this morning. As I said, looking out the window, it is raining, but

:37:25.:37:31.

not heavy rain. He had a moment through that wonderful series of

:37:31.:37:38.

corners. Drops a couple of places as a result. Simoncelli, he is just

:37:38.:37:42.

stalking Dovizioso. The problem that everybody has in

:37:42.:37:46.

the field is that Casey Stoner is super fast, but he happens to be

:37:46.:37:51.

very good in the wet. I don't think there is any conditions he's not

:37:51.:37:57.

good in, is there? Not to put your foot down and Simoncelli hit that

:37:57.:38:01.

puddle. Did you see the front washout. I don't think Stoner is

:38:01.:38:05.

good at anger management. Probably not. That is one of the things he's

:38:05.:38:10.

not. We saw him give a few guess tick

:38:10.:38:20.

youlations to Hayden during the practice -- guesticulations to

:38:20.:38:25.

Hayden during the practice weekend. There's water across the track. As

:38:25.:38:30.

I was saying a while ago, it changes lap by lap. Still a way off,

:38:30.:38:37.

as you can see. Just have to tip-tow your way

:38:37.:38:42.

around in these conditions -- tip- toe your way around in these

:38:42.:38:47.

conditions. They revert back to steel disks and normal pad material

:38:47.:38:52.

because the carbon brakes cannot get up to enough temperature in the

:38:52.:38:58.

wet. It's been a long flowing... You tend to have a different map,

:38:58.:39:03.

so it's not as aggressive on the power. Simoncelli on the inside,

:39:03.:39:08.

number 58. We saw him a moment last lap around. He is being more

:39:08.:39:12.

judicious. He didn't lose it that time. Stoner up on the pavement

:39:12.:39:16.

there. That was brave, so was Simoncelli

:39:16.:39:21.

in a big way. Simoncelli has got a slight brain

:39:21.:39:26.

to elbow deficiency at the moment, but nevertheless, as we look at

:39:26.:39:35.

Valentino Rossi putting a move on. He got in there and manage to block

:39:35.:39:42.

him at that time. That will move Rossi up. Simoncelli having a major

:39:42.:39:47.

moment there. Running too deep, trying to get too close to

:39:47.:39:51.

Dovizioso. He's going to join. Watch out. Can you imagine what

:39:52.:39:57.

Lorenzo will say to him later on! He managed to get it stopped. Here

:39:57.:40:04.

it is, it's into abbey corner. How on earth did he hold on to that. On

:40:04.:40:08.

the brakes, all but ran down. That was Abby.

:40:08.:40:13.

Simoncelli, he is a magician, at, yeah, more water please! He'll have

:40:13.:40:18.

to re-group. That was a big, big moment there. Came back on the

:40:18.:40:23.

track. Can you imagine the paperwork if he took out the lead

:40:23.:40:27.

of Lorenzo, who has already warned him. He wants to buy a lottery

:40:27.:40:36.

ticket on the way home. That will savour the day.

:40:36.:40:45.

Gyroo -- gyrocam. That was out of the old Woodcote

:40:45.:40:50.

Corner, but the new Woodcote Corner. This has all been re-surfaced here.

:40:50.:40:55.

It is smoother than it used to be. It is not hugely abrasive, so it

:40:55.:41:04.

holds a level of water. That is true. There's not enough to swal

:41:04.:41:14.
:41:14.:41:32.

low the water. conditions. The tyres, it is about

:41:32.:41:37.

normal as a normal road tyre. It is amazing how much traction you can

:41:37.:41:42.

get. It is like jet ski racing. That was an issue that Simoncelli

:41:42.:41:47.

had there. He aqua planeed for a moment.

:41:48.:41:57.
:41:58.:42:19.

Toni Elias, he has been pinged by Bautista, in ninth place he is

:42:19.:42:25.

having a good run. Boy, he could do with some. He could do with some

:42:25.:42:31.

luck, couldn't he. Bautista, all over the back of Hayden. He is

:42:31.:42:35.

paying for that moment across the grass. It is not just the time you

:42:35.:42:43.

lose, it is the confidence you lose. Lorenzo has put in the fastest lap.

:42:43.:42:47.

1.23. We know he is seven points newspaper the championshipment if

:42:47.:42:52.

he could run second he would come away from Silverstone. He would

:42:52.:42:57.

come away in the lead n the championship. He is Mr Consistency,

:42:57.:43:06.

as you said. Steve, that's a real key for him, and also having a

:43:06.:43:13.

horsepower deficit. It masks somewhat the bike in these

:43:13.:43:23.

conditions. We... What is going on? I think he has an issue there. Ben

:43:23.:43:28.

Spies, the factory team-mate of Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha have just re-

:43:28.:43:34.

signed him for another year. A pair of Texans there. He was saying to

:43:34.:43:41.

Colin, "what are we doing out here?" Shouldn't we be in Texas,

:43:41.:43:51.
:43:51.:43:51.

sitting in the sun! Knocking 2 minutes 25. Chatting to

:43:51.:43:55.

Colin yesterday, his time was better last year. He has broken

:43:55.:44:01.

collar bone. He said his ribs is soarer than his collar bone. That

:44:01.:44:06.

got pulled out. He doesn't know how he pulled his ribs. He was faster

:44:06.:44:10.

yesterday in the dry than he was last year. I don't know what you

:44:10.:44:15.

read into that. A nasty sponge bath, that is what

:44:15.:44:20.

can do the ribs in. Back across we go. 15 laps left of this. These

:44:20.:44:27.

guys will think to themselves, well, 25% down, got to keep it neat.

:44:27.:44:32.

Simoncelli now fastest lap. That is scary. Mixed messages. Simoncelli

:44:32.:44:37.

now the fastest man. He is trying to make up the time. He's in fourth

:44:37.:44:40.

position after that incident into turn one.

:44:40.:44:45.

There he is. There are the top four. There's not a lot in it, I can tell

:44:45.:44:49.

you. As they went around last time, it is two seconds between the top

:44:49.:44:54.

four at the moment. Simoncelli compared to 1.23 for

:44:54.:44:59.

Stoner. So, this is looking interesting. Took the thick end of

:44:59.:45:03.

a second out of him. Simoncelli is fierce, as we have discussed many

:45:03.:45:07.

times. He will not take many laps to forget that moment and get his

:45:07.:45:12.

head down to have another run at the wall. It is great how you

:45:12.:45:20.

forget pain. He is 250 champion. He has made the transition to MotoGP.

:45:20.:45:25.

This is his second year in it. When he gets his MotoGP win, it will

:45:26.:45:35.
:45:36.:45:43.

happen soon, on the podium for that the angles and grip. And now Karel

:45:43.:45:50.

Abraham is trying to get past Toni Elias. Good to see Toni Elias

:45:50.:46:00.

having some success. And this is the reigning champion, Lorenzo. And

:46:00.:46:06.

eight seconds down the road of the rest. Be so is for 9th position.

:46:06.:46:15.

Toni Elias and Karel Abraham. And the traction control system is

:46:15.:46:20.

kicking in to stop the wheels skidding too much. It also knows

:46:20.:46:30.
:46:30.:46:31.

the angles and the Giro system on it. There is a GP a system on its.

:46:31.:46:36.

-- there is another system on it. That was easy. Maybe he has decided

:46:36.:46:44.

to follow is easier. And Karel Abraham is through it. That is all

:46:44.:46:51.

very polite. In my day, somebody would swerve across in front of you.

:46:51.:46:58.

Abraham just get that sorted out. And he will want very much to get a

:46:58.:47:04.

result here and not make the qualifying lap he did look like a

:47:04.:47:11.

flower, he is smart. Name -- Marco Simoncelli did not put in the

:47:11.:47:16.

fastest lap last time so you probably had another scare, but he

:47:16.:47:21.

is now 3.2 seconds back from the leader. Casey Stoner has just set

:47:21.:47:26.

another fast lack. He has been faster than Andrea Dovizioso in

:47:26.:47:33.

second. It is about remembering way you were, breaking earlier.

:47:33.:47:38.

other thing to do, and in car racing also, you experiment all the

:47:38.:47:44.

time -- of the other thing. You look for more grip and the most

:47:44.:47:51.

obvious line does not always have the most grip. Is Nicky Hayden

:47:51.:47:56.

looking for that of the us like? He went to white. Sometimes there is

:47:56.:48:01.

more grip off-line because there is not dirt and oil at the track is

:48:01.:48:09.

not worn out. Lorenzo is getting close to Andrea Dovizioso. The most

:48:09.:48:14.

famous track in Britain for cars and bikes is Brands Hatch where

:48:14.:48:24.

there is a rain line and a try line. -- a dry line. That was the same at

:48:24.:48:34.
:48:34.:48:36.

Donington Park oarlock -- also. Lorenzo is in a passing position.

:48:36.:48:44.

But a sort it all out. -- but they sort it out. That was so close! He

:48:44.:48:50.

was trying to muscle down the inside. Almost came to take another

:48:50.:48:59.

piece of him. They were lot of concentration. -- a lot of

:48:59.:49:05.

concentration. It is still raining, and not heavily, but there is

:49:05.:49:09.

surface water. That is why Lorenzo is struggling. On the exit, he is

:49:09.:49:16.

good. He is good going in, he is good closing up, but it does look

:49:16.:49:25.

like jet-skis at the back. He needs to sort it soon. He goes round the

:49:25.:49:29.

outside, with Marco Simoncelli behind him, he almost got in close,

:49:29.:49:39.
:49:39.:49:41.

but not quite. It is really pronounced. Bid Yamaha needs a

:49:41.:49:49.

faster in and the Honda is a monster -- the Yamaha. And look who

:49:49.:49:54.

is there now. Can I come and join you? He has caught them up very

:49:54.:50:00.

quickly this last lap. He was half his second quicker than Lorenzo, I

:50:00.:50:10.

am talking about Marco Simoncelli. Number 58. And Casey Stoner has now

:50:10.:50:14.

got a 2.9 second advantage over this, the fierce fight for second

:50:14.:50:20.

place. 13 laps remaining, still not half the distance. They will be

:50:20.:50:23.

getting cold now. It sounds ridiculous because you are working

:50:23.:50:29.

hard, but cold hands are an issue when it is wet. Bad is why so many

:50:29.:50:35.

of them wear gloves. -- that his wife. Either that or to protect

:50:35.:50:43.

their cuticles! Lorenzo is very neat, it cost him a bit on the exit.

:50:43.:50:48.

Marco Simoncelli is about to say, a room for a small one! Starting to

:50:49.:50:55.

close these guys down. This is the important curve, Chapel curve.

:50:55.:51:05.
:51:05.:51:06.

Marco Simoncelli has got history. While not getting into trouble, he

:51:06.:51:13.

has got to push hard. And Lorenzo is strong, that is the part of the

:51:13.:51:16.

track that caught Valentino Rossi at this morning. Was no problem in

:51:16.:51:22.

wet conditions, and Jorge Lorenzo seems to have more confidence front

:51:22.:51:28.

and breaking, but if you get on the inside, you compromise... Ben Spies.

:51:28.:51:34.

He was shaking his head like he is not enjoying it. The man who

:51:34.:51:38.

finished third last year... And Jorge Lorenzo is down! The World

:51:38.:51:46.

Champion is down! Both of the Yamahas are down. He is definitely

:51:46.:51:55.

out, it is in bits. And he is out! The exhaust looks like a snorkel!

:51:55.:52:04.

My goodness! Casey Stoner is in the front of this. We are into Abbey,

:52:04.:52:11.

just when he is about to put the power on. That is pretty much the

:52:11.:52:18.

corner before Cal Crutchlow went out. Just lit up. Although the

:52:18.:52:24.

crash of Cal Crutchlow was it a bit to drier, but the same principle.

:52:24.:52:29.

- was a bit drier. That is a very broken Yamaha and a very

:52:29.:52:35.

disappointed Spaniard who has lost the lead in the Championship now.

:52:35.:52:43.

If this marry it -- if this man carries on, Yamaha will be saying

:52:43.:52:53.
:52:53.:52:55.

Lorenzo is out. He has now just put in the fastest lap. He does not

:52:55.:52:59.

know, at the pit crew need to tell him to slow down and steady things

:52:59.:53:06.

up because he is about to inherit the lead. Casey Stoner is four

:53:06.:53:13.

seconds ahead of these two now. So that is a pretty comfortable lead.

:53:13.:53:19.

And these two will probably slow each other up. Andrea Dovizioso

:53:19.:53:23.

will try to ride defensively as Marco Simoncelli will try to pull

:53:23.:53:29.

the bike up. The Yamaha Team, a rotten day for them. We just saw

:53:29.:53:37.

the wreckage of Ben Spies's bike, and a moment later, spent -- Jorge

:53:37.:53:44.

Lorenzo is down. Fast running out of riders. Just one Yamaha. And in

:53:44.:53:49.

4th position. In credible, one week after breaking his collarbone and

:53:49.:53:54.

pulling his rips apart. Of Simoncelli can stay upright, he

:53:54.:54:04.
:54:04.:54:05.

will get his first podium in MotoGP. As you say, the 50th year of racing

:54:05.:54:12.

for Yamaha. The bikes are in corporate colours this year. Casey

:54:12.:54:20.

Stoner has nearly five seconds... mentally is through! -- Marco

:54:20.:54:30.
:54:30.:54:31.

Simoncelli is through! This is going on and on, down the hill.

:54:31.:54:35.

Andrea Dovizioso has got it back again. Marco Simoncelli is pressing

:54:35.:54:45.
:54:45.:54:46.

hard. He might switch back to the inside. Very optional wines here,

:54:46.:54:56.
:54:56.:54:59.

it is not a very precise - lines. Casey Stoner has been told. And he

:54:59.:55:09.
:55:09.:55:13.

will also have had a slowdown time. So he is close on a second slower

:55:13.:55:18.

and he cannot afford to be. Valentino Rossi has just past Karel

:55:18.:55:28.

Abraham into 7th place. And this is some passing it. Just out wide. Be

:55:28.:55:32.

interesting thing is that Valentino Rossi is four seconds slower would

:55:32.:55:36.

ban the guys at the front. And these are the two I am talking

:55:37.:55:44.

about. Surely he is going down the inside? He is not. Andrea Dovizioso

:55:44.:55:50.

is very late on the brakes. Marco Simoncelli had water in front of

:55:50.:55:56.

him but obviously wanted to get the speed. We have seen so many washout

:55:56.:56:00.

here during the warm-up this morning, but they are safely

:56:00.:56:06.

through -- washouts. I can remember being here during the World

:56:06.:56:10.

superbikes when one of rider got off a -- fell off three times.

:56:10.:56:20.
:56:20.:56:21.

the bike never broke. -- and the bike. He has gone! Andrea Dovizioso

:56:21.:56:27.

is down -- Marco Simoncelli is down! That was the same place he

:56:27.:56:34.

had that big moment. There is not going to be a podium today for

:56:34.:56:39.

Marco Simoncelli. He is like a puppy that has had it is meal taken

:56:39.:56:48.

away from him -- had his meal. is furious with himself. But his

:56:48.:56:53.

fuse is too big. He would need to fit base for -- fit a small fuse

:56:53.:56:58.

because it did not blow. It is looking good for Andrea Dovizioso

:56:58.:57:08.
:57:08.:57:11.

nowt. And this guy is a potential podiums. Cal Crutchlow, if you are

:57:11.:57:17.

watching this, there is life after collarbone! Look at your team-mate.

:57:17.:57:22.

There is one Yamaha rolling around and the guy on it is now on a

:57:22.:57:27.

potential podium. 10 laps to go but Colin will be thinking it is

:57:27.:57:35.

looking good. Look at that puddle. That is extra water just washed out

:57:35.:57:41.

from under him. It was just at the end of the pavement, he was great -

:57:41.:57:46.

- he was squeezing the brakes a bit too hard. You will just see a

:57:46.:57:51.

splash up, and that was it. A bit too much water with a bit too much

:57:51.:57:57.

breaking. And that was the same corner, although Jorge Lorenzo was

:57:57.:58:07.
:58:07.:58:08.

a bit further round it. This engine, this could be another motor again.

:58:08.:58:15.

What have I done wrong?! Will he sit on the fence now, do you think,

:58:15.:58:21.

and talk to Jorge Lorenzo? Kiss and make up. I do not think they will

:58:21.:58:29.

kiss and make-up. I think they will swim home. And it is Casey Stoner

:58:29.:58:36.

who now goes over the line. Notice he has a tighter line, he was not

:58:36.:58:43.

going through the water, he was turning a earlier. Would you please

:58:43.:58:49.

wave him down? He is a friend of yours, get out and slow him down!

:58:49.:58:53.

would give a special Australian at smoke signal, but it would be put

:58:53.:59:03.
:59:03.:59:05.

out by the rain! That puddle! That was where he went down. Back to

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Colin, he was going for a great result before he got injured.

:59:11.:59:16.

deserves good luck. And you will note that trying to button it off

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in the rain, we need to talk about that, in some ways, it is easier to

:59:25.:59:30.

keep pressing on because you are at least precise about the last stage

:59:30.:59:35.

you can break, it is more difficult if you try to button off too much.

:59:35.:59:45.
:59:45.:59:45.

You lose concentration, if you take a different line. Nine laps to go,

:59:45.:59:55.
:59:55.:59:58.

Valentino Rossi his 6th. It to Leigh is doing two things. He is

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floating -- Valentino Rossi is doing two things. He is floating to

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:00:13.:00:13.

the surface, but he has taken time out of the boys in front. But we

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talk about Valentino Rossi being a bit slow and not as fast, but he --

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but it is about management and keeping the bike up and going as

:00:26.:00:31.

fast as you can, time-management and sorting it out. It would be

:00:31.:00:41.
:00:41.:01:00.

lovely for them to get a decent gingerly back there.

:01:00.:01:08.

Here is Randy de Puniet. He paid quite a price for that

:01:08.:01:15.

crash. You can see just by the body language how everyone is trying to

:01:15.:01:21.

tip-toe around here, looking for the dryish line. It is still

:01:21.:01:31.
:01:31.:01:40.

raining, but not particularly more heavily at the minute.

:01:40.:01:45.

There was a lot of 250 moments out there. There you are, Stoner again.

:01:45.:01:54.

He has slowed the pace down. He's backed the pace down. His wife is

:01:54.:02:00.

waiting for him to return. In eight laps, in theory, he will return

:02:00.:02:07.

with 25 laps in his pocket, which will put him at the top of the

:02:07.:02:17.
:02:17.:02:22.

himself any harm if he can bring it in second place. Look at the start

:02:22.:02:29.

here, everyone got away cleanly. It was Jorge Lorenzo who got the

:02:29.:02:33.

Yamaha across there. Number four, Dovizioso, on the inside here now.

:02:33.:02:37.

He goes into third place. Simoncelli has a little go at

:02:37.:02:43.

nudging him out. He doesn't do so. On board with Ben Spies, you notice

:02:43.:02:48.

how he let the revs drop. No big clutch movements there. Let it grip

:02:48.:02:53.

nice and early and powered off the line. Nice to get the rear heel

:02:53.:02:57.

spinning up. Spies won his first podium here

:02:57.:03:01.

last year. OK, there's a different angle again. Valentino Rossi didn't

:03:01.:03:07.

get a belting start there. Look at 24 there, Elias, he made up some

:03:07.:03:16.

ground. He got it back.

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I don't think it was the plan though. Back across we go. We only

:03:21.:03:25.

have seven laps of this left. He's having a lonely, but effective race

:03:25.:03:30.

at the front, Stoner. This will be a nice win for Casey Stoner. It is

:03:30.:03:35.

his 150th start. He has 26 wins. He will go 27.

:03:35.:03:39.

It is nice and neat and tidy here in the UK. Stoner will feel a

:03:40.:03:46.

little bit of vindication, I guess, that's, if he pulls it off that

:03:46.:03:54.

he's had a win in the rain. There is some talk that Ben Spies might

:03:54.:03:58.

have hurt his back. They are taking him off to the medical centre to

:03:58.:04:04.

check. Let's hope it's a sprain and nothing more. The rain is coming

:04:04.:04:08.

more heavy now. It looks to me like it is raining heavier. The wind is

:04:08.:04:12.

getting up. There are lots of showers and storms you can see from

:04:12.:04:17.

the on-board camera. The dark clouds. It is a miserable day,

:04:17.:04:24.

unfortunately here in Northampton. MotoGP, it has to be worse for us

:04:24.:04:34.
:04:34.:05:01.

it was the puddle. There it is.

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Unfortunately there's no ABS on these bikes. It slapped him down on

:05:06.:05:09.

the ground. That looked expensive. That was the

:05:09.:05:19.
:05:19.:05:19.

reaction we were seeing there. Marco Simoncelli is in front of Cal

:05:19.:05:24.

Crutchlow. Neither getting any points this weekend. But Marco

:05:24.:05:28.

finished the first race and finished the third and fourth race.

:05:28.:05:32.

This will be his third crash of the year.

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On board with Valentino Rossi. Sixth position. He could pull off

:05:37.:05:42.

the podium. He's actually starting to really make a bit of head-way.

:05:42.:05:47.

He's about to come out on the fastest part of the circuit, if we

:05:47.:05:57.
:05:57.:06:18.

stay with him. On to Chapel Curve here in the warm-up.

:06:18.:06:28.
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The revs drop. He grabs second gear inbetween the Vale and Club Corner.

:06:30.:06:35.

Another lap completed for Valentino Rossi. Six laps to go. His last was

:06:35.:06:41.

a 2.25, the same as Dovizioso. He's broadened his pace up a bit.

:06:41.:06:50.

Valentino Rossi did 2.25. That is a lot faster than Bautista. Bautista

:06:50.:06:54.

is... Not, it is not. He is slower than Bautista. He has locked

:06:54.:06:59.

himself into sixth place. Bautista is a few seconds down the road,

:06:59.:07:05.

isn't he? Hayden in fourth place. Bautista is three seconds behind

:07:05.:07:12.

him, so with six laps to go, it's not impossible for Bautista and not

:07:12.:07:18.

impossible for Hayden, on the Ducati to respond. The last lap

:07:18.:07:23.

around, he was two seconds faster than Edwards and Dovizioso. So

:07:23.:07:29.

Hayden is on the move. He's a long way back, but on the move forward.

:07:29.:07:33.

6.7 seconds behind Edwards. It's not impossible.

:07:33.:07:37.

What a result this would be for Colin Edwards, really! It would be

:07:37.:07:46.

very, very special. From Houston, 37 year old - he's had numerous

:07:46.:07:51.

podiums, of course. Twice World Superbike champion. He was gutted

:07:51.:07:56.

last weekend not being allowed to race. It broke an enormous record

:07:56.:08:03.

run of consistent starts. When he joined in 2003, never missed a ride.

:08:03.:08:08.

Was disapointed they would not let him race. It was not about his

:08:08.:08:12.

physical condition. He was able to do push-ups after having the plate

:08:12.:08:17.

fitted. They felt it was not be the right thing for him to do. He said

:08:17.:08:21.

it is because he had the wrong passport. Don't know what he meant

:08:21.:08:26.

by that! Plenty of support here though. Dovizioso, tip-toeing his

:08:26.:08:31.

way. As we know, he came second here

:08:31.:08:37.

last year. This is what it would do to the points. 18-point leave he

:08:37.:08:41.

would leave the British Grand Prix at. Dovizioso would have a useful

:08:41.:08:49.

margin over Valentino Rossi as well. That was a replay again. Sorry....

:08:49.:08:53.

That we had not seen. We have not seen that particular angle. No, we

:08:53.:08:58.

hadn't. That was a replay looking from the camera in front. That's

:08:58.:09:05.

the onboard. It was... That shows the level of grip. This is the

:09:05.:09:15.
:09:15.:09:29.

other angle we did see at that time. Jorge Lorenzo and Marco Simoncelli.

:09:29.:09:37.

There is his team-mate behind Capirossi last time out we saw a

:09:37.:09:43.

fantastic scrap that involved Capirossi, also Bautista, also

:09:43.:09:48.

Barbera. There has been some big scrapping in the mid-field in this

:09:48.:09:52.

series around the last couple of rounds in particular. Hayden, last

:09:52.:09:56.

time around he was a second faster than Colin Edwards. Still five laps

:09:56.:10:01.

to go. If he carried on a second a lap we might have a race on for the

:10:01.:10:06.

podium. How annoyed would Edwards be, if someone snuck up on him. The

:10:06.:10:16.
:10:16.:10:32.

two Americans, of course. mate, the aforemen -- Pramac

:10:32.:10:39.

rider's team-mate. The aforementioned, there he is. There

:10:39.:10:44.

he is. There's Casey Stoner. Actually these guys will be pleased,

:10:44.:10:48.

they'll have a lap less to do. It will only be 19. The only thing

:10:48.:10:54.

Casey Stoner has to watch, imagine if someone gets in his way, you saw

:10:54.:11:04.
:11:04.:11:10.

how he waved -- Guesticulated in half time. If they fall off now and

:11:10.:11:17.

take me out, it doesn't bare thinking about. I lost a

:11:17.:11:21.

championship tip-toeing around someone else. So case Casey Stoner

:11:21.:11:26.

does have time in hand. He's not being pursued. He has a moment to

:11:26.:11:30.

pick his way past. He has the thick end of 15 seconds over Dovizioso

:11:31.:11:35.

behind him. There is the time gap. Look at that,

:11:35.:11:40.

Steve. 24 for Stoner and Barbera last time around, with two minutes

:11:41.:11:46.

and 30. So, Stoner is really floating to

:11:46.:11:52.

the surface. Barbera sees him, lets him through. Good call. Oh, my

:11:52.:11:56.

goodness. Straight through. Don't tear it, bite the whole piece off.

:11:56.:12:02.

Casey Stoner straight through, not impeded at all. Mr Stoner, Casey's

:12:02.:12:06.

father, watching for his son to take the lead in the World

:12:06.:12:10.

Championship, so long as he can bring it home. Hayden last time

:12:10.:12:17.

around was half a second fast r. -- faster.

:12:17.:12:21.

Look at this - it is poetry in motion.

:12:21.:12:27.

He's a guy at the op of his game, isn't he? That is in very wet

:12:27.:12:33.

conditions. There's no double knee slider on that. He has the bike

:12:33.:12:39.

really stacked over. His best last was 2.21.7. It looks like a

:12:39.:12:43.

pressure washer from behind, doesn't it? It does.

:12:43.:12:49.

It is extraordinary, this man's talents. M and I don't think, I

:12:49.:12:53.

think I realised it, but I think I realise more now, how he has got

:12:53.:12:59.

off the Ducati, having won on the Ducati and still nobody else, you

:12:59.:13:04.

don't get more than an A lister than Valentino Rossi. He has

:13:04.:13:08.

struggled to ride it. Casey Stoner has shown the other Honda riders

:13:08.:13:14.

the way as well. It was frustrating for us all that

:13:14.:13:20.

Pedrosa was out of that competition. He was the most guy most likely on

:13:20.:13:24.

another Honda to give him a run for his money. We know his ribs are out

:13:24.:13:29.

and his shoulders hurt and everything else. He doesn't want to

:13:29.:13:38.

crash. Hayden, told you he was a man on the move. 2.21.38. That is

:13:38.:13:41.

three seconds faster than Casey Stoner. He is comfortable,

:13:41.:13:46.

obviously. He is pressing on. four seconds back. That is the

:13:46.:13:50.

issue. He will see Colin Edwards in front of him. He was further around

:13:50.:13:54.

the corner. There it is. There's the visible

:13:54.:14:01.

gap, as they say, Edwards down that and the straight. Hayden will have

:14:01.:14:07.

the magnets on, I am sure. As you last saw the fastest lap of the

:14:07.:14:12.

race for Hayden. It will drag Hayden on as well. Colin will have

:14:12.:14:15.

that nightmare scenario. The next time he comes around the pit, he'll

:14:16.:14:19.

say it has gone from minus six to minus five, to minus four and you

:14:19.:14:23.

just don't want to push too hard because you are on egg shells here

:14:23.:14:29.

in these conditions. You try and do the maths, how many laps, how much

:14:29.:14:34.

can he afford to be whittled around and be in front of this. Trying to

:14:34.:14:41.

do the maths when you are riding in puddles you cannot normally add two

:14:41.:14:46.

and two. Or I couldn't. I still can't!

:14:46.:14:54.

That wonderful complex I was talking about that, Becketts and

:14:54.:15:04.
:15:04.:15:06.

Chapel. seconds quicker than Valentino

:15:06.:15:10.

Rossi's lap last time around. That is slightly embarrassing, I have to

:15:10.:15:20.

say. Now I am talking about Hayden haid, the same factory team.

:15:20.:15:24.

Be careful, you are pushing the limits. He will certainly, dropping

:15:24.:15:33.

down the hill to Vale here, he will look at Colin Edwards.

:15:33.:15:37.

Ewan McGregor here today. He is a big bike fan. He has been around

:15:37.:15:47.
:15:47.:15:54.

the world with Charlie in nicer Last time over the line, and he has

:15:54.:16:02.

responded! And he has kept it at four second with two laps to go.

:16:02.:16:12.
:16:12.:16:18.

Colin Edwards has to hurry up. Just two-tenths slower than Nicky Hayden.

:16:18.:16:27.

These will be a long couple of laps. Visit Spain, you want to today!

:16:27.:16:32.

cannot see through the rain! It is brightening up as the rain is about

:16:32.:16:40.

to finish. Still plenty of water on the track, as Casey Stoner floats

:16:40.:16:48.

through. Ben Spies has been given be OK, excellent news. A bit of

:16:49.:16:53.

pain in the morning, but nothing more dramatic. And look at those

:16:53.:17:01.

times, that is a fantastic response. A great lap from the old boy.

:17:01.:17:05.

time Colin comes round the pit board, he was see he has stabilised

:17:05.:17:14.

it. He either want to go back to the toilet or he is nervous! Both,

:17:14.:17:18.

it happened at be certain age! Colin Edwards was rocked last time

:17:18.:17:28.
:17:28.:17:34.

out. -- was dropped. -- robbed. was on a definite podium with a lap

:17:34.:17:44.
:17:44.:17:45.

to go up. The last time around now, at one more lap. That is the

:17:45.:17:51.

progression, as you can see, between lap 12 and 18. That is when

:17:51.:17:57.

it really stretched out as people white Andrea Dovizioso realised

:17:57.:18:04.

they could not close him down at. - - people like. The last lap for

:18:04.:18:09.

Colin Edwards. The gap is still 4.6 seconds, Colin can take it easy.

:18:09.:18:15.

But you never can, you never think you can. One bored with Casey

:18:15.:18:22.

Stoner on the final lap. -- we got on board with. And this is a

:18:22.:18:32.

Wellington straight. Appropriately named. A Honda making a bit of

:18:32.:18:42.
:18:42.:18:45.

noise on the overrun. We about giving the game away, will it be a

:18:45.:18:51.

red-letter day, after that used for race we saw for Bradley Smith? --

:18:51.:18:58.

useful race. That is worth watching, I promise you. Casey Stoner is

:18:58.:19:06.

halfway round. This is really, really longed. -- belonged. If the

:19:06.:19:13.

British fans boo him, I will be angry, because he deserves a big

:19:13.:19:17.

cheer riding in these conditions. He will take the Championship lead

:19:17.:19:24.

and he is also the only guide that has had more than one win and he is

:19:24.:19:29.

about to make it 3 -- the only man. So an astonishing performance from

:19:29.:19:39.
:19:39.:19:55.

him. Won in France... Down the hill to veil now. -- Vale. The boys are

:19:55.:20:00.

up and they are ready for it. And not only can he ride a motorbike,

:20:00.:20:05.

but the Australian can also swim! Casey Stoner wins in a rain-sodden

:20:05.:20:12.

Silverstone! His father is giving him a pause, rightly so. He loves

:20:12.:20:17.

the bike and has enjoyed it. Andrea Dovizioso second last time and

:20:17.:20:22.

another second a year later. A brilliant from him, in great and

:20:22.:20:32.

smart race. -- it was a great and smart race. But Colin Edwards is a

:20:32.:20:36.

legend, and he gets a podium. Hospital one week and the rostrum

:20:36.:20:44.

the next. He will need to be helped up, but great from him. And the

:20:44.:20:54.
:20:54.:20:55.

British team run at Suzuki, up that just makes theft. -- and that just

:20:55.:20:59.

makes fifth-place. Valentino Rossi did not get a place -- did not get

:20:59.:21:04.

close enough to Alvaro Bautista. He will come across a line in 6th

:21:04.:21:14.
:21:14.:21:34.

place. But nothing can touch the how it is the taker? -- Colin?

:21:34.:21:41.

not good, it has taken some beating. A brilliant performers, he has been

:21:41.:21:45.

outstanding this season. -- performance. He has done well in

:21:45.:21:54.

everything. A enjoy it the podium. -- enjoy the podium. He made a good

:21:54.:21:59.

point about a long circuit, it is so much more difficult for the few

:21:59.:22:06.

bikes circulating to pump drive the track, so it was a very difficult

:22:06.:22:14.

circular -- circuit. Hector Barbera and Randy de Puniet have just

:22:14.:22:21.

finished. A lap down, that does not happen. Casey Stoner and Andrea

:22:21.:22:27.

Dovizioso, a fantastic result for the team-mates. Dani Pedrosa will

:22:27.:22:35.

want to have been out with them. But Colin Edwards, finishing third,

:22:35.:22:40.

and with pins in his shoulder, that is really something! Life in the

:22:40.:22:50.
:22:50.:22:51.

old dog yet! However Matt described him earlier. And look at those

:22:51.:22:58.

conditions even on the slowdown lap, absolutely saturated. Casey Stoner

:22:58.:23:08.
:23:08.:23:08.

has 116 points, that means. So a really, really positive result for

:23:08.:23:15.

Casey Stoner. And a couple of surprise results in terms of Alvaro

:23:15.:23:20.

Bautista in 6th place, at Surrey, 5th place. Karel Abraham in 7th

:23:20.:23:29.

place. A real boost? What do you make of it? Not great when it rains

:23:29.:23:34.

like that? The you can make of it how phenomenally good Casey Stoner

:23:34.:23:40.

is in any conditions. Stick him on a motorcycle and point him in the

:23:40.:23:45.

right direction. And with Jorge Lorenzo crashing out, it is looking

:23:46.:23:49.

ominous. Just a third of the way through the season, but not a good

:23:49.:23:59.
:23:59.:24:02.

-- to stop it. He has an 18. Leeds now in the Championship, so looking

:24:02.:24:09.

good for him now. We still have a fight on. Boy what about the

:24:09.:24:13.

performance of Colin Edwards? -- what about. This has got tyre

:24:13.:24:20.

warmers on, I love this bike. can look at a few of the crashes.

:24:20.:24:30.
:24:30.:24:37.

up and down it went. You can see that puddle and it caught him out

:24:37.:24:43.

five or six laps before that. I do not know how he stayed on. Pushing

:24:43.:24:49.

a bit hard to get past Andrea Dovizioso? Absolutely, but that is

:24:49.:24:53.

raised -- that is racing. And the same for Jorge Lorenzo, he had to

:24:53.:25:00.

stay in the pack. He is further around the corner and it goes round

:25:00.:25:07.

and you shut down the throttle... It shows how much grip it has. It

:25:07.:25:11.

grips again, and generally a wet tier will let you go up low side.

:25:11.:25:17.

You can see the disappointment in his face. When you go out, you are

:25:17.:25:24.

really disappointed. Colin Edwards will not believe it. I spoke to him

:25:24.:25:28.

at last night, we had a show for the fans in the centre of the

:25:28.:25:32.

circuit and Colin it was on painkillers. And I think he had a

:25:32.:25:37.

drink! I think he was riding with a hangover today, maybe that is the

:25:37.:25:43.

future! His ribs are hurting at more than his shoulder. And he will

:25:43.:25:48.

be out partying tonight! The next race is in two weeks, so we can

:25:48.:25:57.

relax. If you do not know the result, what it on the red button

:25:57.:26:03.

up later. Bradley Smith finished on the podium, and unlikely for him.

:26:03.:26:09.

In was a great race for Bradley and the team here. -- it was. The guy

:26:10.:26:15.

here builds the chassis, that is nice. He came through from 38th on

:26:15.:26:20.

the grid to finish on the podium, sensational, and we will show you

:26:20.:26:26.

the highlights later. Here, with the time difference, the races have

:26:27.:26:31.

switched round. And with the bad weather at Queen's, it is as bad as

:26:31.:26:38.

it is here, so there is no tennis, it so we will be able to bring you

:26:38.:26:48.
:26:48.:26:51.

the 125 cc later. Plenty of It was all going on behind Duke

:26:51.:26:56.

again! We did not get a great start but the bike felt good and I waited

:26:56.:27:03.

for the tie is to get up to the right temperature. In the first --

:27:03.:27:08.

for there tyres. I got a lot of water in the visor and could not go

:27:08.:27:13.

fast because I could not see where I was going. I knew roughly where

:27:13.:27:18.

the track was book could not see the puddles and I was nervous. But

:27:19.:27:23.

slowly the water went away and I was able to get the times I wanted

:27:23.:27:30.

and to open up a gap. And from that, we were quite lucky. Lucky to stay

:27:30.:27:36.

up first, and the fact that Jorge Lorenzo had a crash unfortunately.

:27:36.:27:42.

And also Marco Simoncelli went out and other riders. But we had a

:27:42.:27:47.

great race and I am happy. These were tough conditions and to come

:27:47.:27:51.

away winning was really good. leading the Championship now,

:27:51.:27:58.

congratulations. A good day, in general.

:27:58.:28:06.

A good day for him. And a good result after the last race.

:28:06.:28:13.

levels it out for him. This is his 150th grand prix start this weekend.

:28:13.:28:18.

He is the first Honda rider to win at three successive MotoGP races

:28:18.:28:24.

since Valentino Rossi in 2003. That is how significant it is. And that

:28:25.:28:34.

is a fact! He has been reading of my paperwork! He has been reading

:28:34.:28:39.

your notes! It shows how much Honda have been struggling in particular

:28:39.:28:44.

over the past three years. Another man looking to put that right is

:28:45.:28:51.

Casey Stoner's team-mate. Congratulations on the podium, how

:28:51.:28:58.

tough was it? The very difficult. Jorge Lorenzo and Marco Simoncelli

:28:58.:29:03.

crashed so the conditions were very difficult. I am happy because it is

:29:03.:29:08.

easy to make a mistake in this situation, there was a lot of wet

:29:08.:29:13.

and it was difficult. Casey had to take more risks but he is good in

:29:13.:29:19.

these conditions. I am so happy because the level opposition is so

:29:19.:29:24.

high it this year and in the practice, we struggled a lot. But

:29:24.:29:30.

at the important time, we got it. Congratulations.

:29:30.:29:34.

Andrea Dovizioso, the winner of the British Grand Prix in 2009 in

:29:34.:29:40.

similar conditions, and he kept his cool under a lot of pressure.

:29:40.:29:44.

so hard on -- hard in wet conditions because conditions are

:29:44.:29:50.

changing, you tried to talk about what you are doing to yourself. And

:29:50.:29:55.

Donington Park 2009, he stayed upright throughout the race. It is

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:30:05.:30:05.

time for away director. -- it is time for our director now... Colin

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Edwards now. What medication have you been given? You should break

:30:10.:30:15.

the collarbone at more often! medication, it is just by Ibuprofen

:30:15.:30:21.

this week. I felt like a space cadet on the bike when I tried some

:30:21.:30:27.

the first time. But we have had great racing this weekend. I did as

:30:27.:30:31.

few races as I could to qualify, at we changed the bike completely from

:30:31.:30:37.

this morning, different everything. I went out on the race and then key

:30:37.:30:47.
:30:47.:30:52.

D go and celebration. Congratulations. Not surprisingly,

:30:52.:30:55.

exhausted, Steve. I suppose the conditions really difficult for

:30:55.:31:00.

everybody out there. It makes it easier in the wet conditions.

:31:00.:31:04.

not as strenuous. You are not jumping around so much. It is

:31:04.:31:11.

smoother all the time. We sort of wrote Colin off. Will he get a win?

:31:11.:31:17.

Getting back up on the podium was really good. It makes you wonder

:31:17.:31:22.

what a fully-fit Colin Edwards could have done? That is something

:31:22.:31:28.

special. Things have moved on. He was very polite then, wasn't he?

:31:28.:31:32.

Compared to last night. There were a few people shocked. He was on

:31:32.:31:37.

stage. It was blue, but he has a career in stand-up in the future.

:31:37.:31:47.
:31:47.:31:49.

Perhaps not politics. Let's look at Perhaps not politics. Let's look at

:31:49.:31:53.

Marco Simoncelli's crash. As he got on that, he was wider. He

:31:53.:32:00.

turned it in. There's nothing, when you lose the front end, that's it,

:32:00.:32:05.

you're history. Cars have ABS. They don't have all these problems.

:32:05.:32:15.
:32:15.:32:15.

These machines are - he has so much heavy machinery going on. He has

:32:15.:32:20.

great support from the British fans this weekend. He was good enough to

:32:20.:32:25.

chat to us earlier on before the chat to us earlier on before the

:32:25.:32:28.

race had even finished. Another disappointing finish to

:32:28.:32:33.

what started as a great race? it was a great race until the crash.

:32:33.:32:40.

I am so disappointed because every time we are so close to a very, to

:32:40.:32:45.

some very good results and every time something happens that

:32:45.:32:54.

separates us from that result. I am disappointed. I crashed. I did

:32:54.:33:01.

a big risk in the first lap. After that I start to brake softer,

:33:01.:33:11.
:33:11.:33:12.

little bit before, but I lose the front. It was completely straight.

:33:12.:33:17.

It aquaplaned. I am so disappointed. Bad luck. He is a colourful

:33:17.:33:20.

character. You can see the reception off the British fans he's

:33:20.:33:29.

had this weekend. He's somebody ready to take their mantle from

:33:29.:33:34.

Valentino in the future. I will put money on that Marco Simoncelli will

:33:34.:33:41.

win a MotoGP race before the season ends. A trail not dissimilar to

:33:41.:33:46.

this one. You are right. It is one of the longer tracks we go to. A

:33:46.:33:51.

bit more narrow in places. Let's hope it is brighter and warmer,

:33:51.:33:55.

quite honestly. Despite the conditions, I am sure these three

:33:55.:34:00.

guys are nice and warm and fussy inside. Charlie? He does not look

:34:00.:34:05.

very warm and fussy to me. He must be absolutely freezing, all of them.

:34:05.:34:11.

Shivering, but he will have the warmth of success.

:34:11.:34:15.

Casey Stoner has leapt ahead in the championship, 116 points in front.

:34:15.:34:21.

Also, as we watch the trophies being handed out to Colin Edwards,

:34:21.:34:26.

hates be an while. Colin Edwards is eighth in the championship. He came

:34:26.:34:31.

this weekend 13th. It has been an incredibly useful points haul for

:34:31.:34:41.
:34:41.:34:50.

Nigel knows his way around Silverstone, just a bit!

:34:50.:35:00.
:35:00.:35:03.

Second place this year and second Another former President, he makes

:35:03.:35:08.

the trophy presentation to the winner and increasing his World

:35:08.:35:13.

Championship lead. The winner of the British Grand Prix....

:35:13.:35:17.

Congratulations to Casey Stoner, who started to get the momentum to

:35:17.:35:21.

look like he could actually take this championship this year. So far

:35:21.:35:31.
:35:31.:35:31.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 48 seconds

:35:31.:36:19.

to go though, as we were talking APPLAUSE So, Casey Stoner, as I was

:36:20.:36:24.

saying to you 150 starts in Grand Prix racing. That is fantastic.

:36:24.:36:28.

That first Honda race, three in a row for such a long time. Honda is

:36:28.:36:32.

back, as well as Casey Stoner being back. This is absolutely massively

:36:32.:36:39.

useful points for all three of these boys on the podium.

:36:39.:36:42.

Unbelievably they will start to spray champagne over each other.

:36:42.:36:48.

There is only a slim hope... Oh, the poor AirAsia girls. So smartly

:36:48.:36:53.

dressed as well. More fluid being sprayed around, but a great day for

:36:53.:36:59.

Honda and, what a belting day for the last Yamaha standing.

:37:00.:37:05.

Congratulations to Colin Edwards. I think there will be difficult

:37:05.:37:08.

conditions. We might see him shine again, you two.

:37:08.:37:12.

Absolutely. And what a way to end a very, very

:37:12.:37:19.

difficult week, not just a weekend, for everybody here at the Yamaha

:37:19.:37:24.

team and for Colin who went from a hospital bed to the top of the

:37:24.:37:31.

podium here at Silverstone. We have a weekend off. Next round is the

:37:31.:37:35.

Dutch. It is held on the final Saturday in June. It is a Saturday

:37:35.:37:39.

race, so do remember to put that in your calendar. No race on the

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Sunday. It is on the Saturday. Qualifying on the red button on

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Friday afternoon. Then we'll be back here in the usual place on BBC

:37:48.:37:53.

Two for the Dutch TT. For the time being, we are left to wrap up here

:37:53.:37:59.

at a wet and windy Silverstone. Steve, dreadful conditions, as

:37:59.:38:05.

we've said. We saw a great race in the Moto T race and a fantastic

:38:05.:38:08.

result for a British rider. He is getting ready to speak to us in a

:38:08.:38:13.

second. What a race that was. was extraordinary. He had so many

:38:13.:38:17.

problems and came through. It was great to see. So many fans were

:38:17.:38:22.

cheering him on. We were out there willing him on. He got a great

:38:22.:38:25.

result. Let's look at the highlights with Charlie. I will

:38:25.:38:28.

tell you what, the highlights they are indeed. 28th he started on the

:38:28.:38:34.

grid. grid.

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He just battled his way through. It was action stations, like always.

:38:39.:38:45.

Scot Reading started second fastest. The guy fancied and doing so well

:38:45.:38:51.

in this championship, battling with Scot Reading. He took the lead.

:38:51.:38:56.

Then steffan came back again. Bike number 75 came storming

:38:56.:39:00.

through the field. A countryman of Simoncelli,

:39:00.:39:08.

absolutely fearless. Bradel decided to give best. Markes

:39:08.:39:12.

there, he crashed on the last lap of the warm-up.

:39:12.:39:22.

That is Pacini going down. He cannot believe what he has done.

:39:22.:39:29.

Good shape here, keep circulating. It will work fine. Look at that -

:39:29.:39:34.

doing battle with Scot Reading. Started second. Riders falling all

:39:34.:39:40.

over the place. It was unbelievable, the number of people who crashed

:39:40.:39:50.
:39:50.:39:51.

across the course on this race. All the time, all the time Bradel

:39:51.:39:58.

was working so hard. At the front, this guy can do no

:39:58.:40:01.

wrong. He's had pole position after pole position. He kept his head

:40:01.:40:06.

where others failed. What can you say about Bradley

:40:06.:40:11.

Smith? He stormed through the field. Eclipsed Reeding in the process. It

:40:11.:40:16.

was an incredible result. He really makes his championship

:40:17.:40:22.

look strong. He didn't get the pole this time out. Bradley Smith, a

:40:22.:40:27.

podium, second. What a belter for him. Second Grand Prix. He was, by

:40:27.:40:34.

a very big margin, the rider of the day.

:40:34.:40:44.
:40:44.:40:58.

Absolutely - we got a British rider leaderboard, courtesy of that 20-

:40:58.:41:01.

leaderboard, courtesy of that 20- point haul. What a beauty, boys. D

:41:01.:41:05.

He joins us now. What were you doing at the back of the grid in

:41:05.:41:09.

the first place? It was absolute carnage yesterday because we had

:41:09.:41:15.

some sensor problem. You know, we had Honda, we had pretty much

:41:15.:41:19.

everybody from the GB side of the garage trying to figure out what

:41:19.:41:24.

was the problem. Obviously I made a big mistake by coming down the pit

:41:24.:41:28.

lane the wrong way and had to get race direction in the middle of the

:41:28.:41:32.

session. That was expensive, wasn't it? Just a little bit. I think that

:41:32.:41:37.

was the reason what made me so fired up for today. I knew I had to

:41:37.:41:42.

do a good job. It was a bit scary in the rain. Made up a lot of

:41:42.:41:47.

places in the first corner s. Then the spray for the first two or

:41:47.:41:50.

three laps was so scary. You couldn't see anything. I knew I had

:41:50.:41:55.

to commit to get a result. That is what I did. Nice little battle

:41:55.:42:01.

there - what was that like? To be honest I thought it was Luti. I

:42:01.:42:05.

didn't know it was Scot until I was behind him. We are battling for

:42:05.:42:10.

third. Two Brits, don't knock anyone off. I go up the inside and

:42:10.:42:14.

am rubbing against him. I am like, this won't be going down good.

:42:14.:42:20.

Luckily both of us stayed up. I soon found another rhythm after I

:42:20.:42:27.

got Scot back into the 2.25 lap times. It is so nice to do this

:42:27.:42:30.

again at Silverstone. I stood on the podium last year, which was a

:42:30.:42:35.

bit of a disappointment with the result, but it was still nice. This

:42:35.:42:40.

one goes down in my top three. Absolutely. I am sure, like all the

:42:40.:42:45.

Brits here at Silverstone, but for you because you are a tech three in

:42:45.:42:49.

the class. Your team-mates, one is in hospital and we hope to see him

:42:49.:42:55.

back in a few weeks? Without a doubt. I was gutted to see Cal go

:42:55.:42:59.

down. He has been riding so well this season. He was up for it.

:42:59.:43:02.

Obviously disappointing for him to break a collar bone and just hope

:43:02.:43:07.

that he's back as soon as possible. Awesome job by Colin today. You

:43:07.:43:11.

know, I see him yesterday inside the hospitality, he was in a lot of

:43:11.:43:14.

discomfort with the collar bone and stuff. To do what he did today in

:43:14.:43:20.

the rain is a remarkable result. And obviously a great day. I

:43:20.:43:24.

suppose it kind of makes up for our lack of performance in the last few

:43:24.:43:28.

races. I think you made up for that as well in the race today. Thank

:43:28.:43:33.

you. It was just job for these guys stayingen the bikes. We saw in the

:43:33.:43:38.

warm-up, tell us about this crash. It was a monster. Look at this.

:43:38.:43:43.

Coming out of the last corner, in front of the pit lane. His bike

:43:43.:43:47.

stayed upright. You can see the effect. The pit lane and goes

:43:47.:43:51.

straight into the pit wall and destroyed the bike. It is credit to

:43:51.:43:55.

cameras they kept running. The bike came back six inches shorter than

:43:55.:43:59.

it should have been. It was the last of the warm-up or wet-down.

:43:59.:44:05.

They amazingly got it fixed. It was the same bike, got a new chassis.

:44:05.:44:08.

Now forks. Very expensive crash. Got out there and did it again.

:44:08.:44:16.

you are not used to watching MotoGP, it is the feeder class into Moto GP.

:44:16.:44:22.

They have 600 CC. With Bradley Smith and Scot Reading we have

:44:22.:44:28.

potential to get Brits into the premier class. In the 125, which

:44:28.:44:31.

feeds into Moto too we have great prospects as well.

:44:31.:44:41.
:44:41.:44:53.

Guys, how is it to be here at your home GP? It is nice to be here and

:44:53.:44:57.

relaxing with the crowd. There's more British rider in the

:44:57.:45:01.

championship. The public are taking a lot more notice of it. Whereas

:45:01.:45:05.

before there was only two or three of us. No-one really knew us

:45:05.:45:08.

because there was not much noise about us because there were only

:45:08.:45:11.

three of us. Now there are five or six of us, you know, a lot more

:45:11.:45:21.
:45:21.:45:27.

people are taking notice of the Have you soaked up the atmosphere?

:45:27.:45:32.

It took me about half an hour to get to it. It is good knowing

:45:32.:45:42.
:45:42.:45:44.

everybody is here to cheer you on, It should be good, I have got Matt

:45:44.:45:49.

Roberts here. You had a go at underspent, didn't you? I realise

:45:50.:45:57.

how talented he was, he was on it! It should be good. I have got my

:45:57.:46:04.

family and friends here and all the British press behind us. Before, I

:46:04.:46:07.

have always got nervous before the British Grand Prix, but I will go

:46:07.:46:15.

as fast as I can and give 120%. If I crash, I crash. Just push for the

:46:15.:46:22.

front and see how hard I can push. It is one of my favourite circuits,

:46:22.:46:27.

to be honest, it is fast and flowing and suits our riding style.

:46:27.:46:33.

It is good fun. The whole circuit. A lot of it is flat out so it is

:46:33.:46:43.
:46:43.:46:44.

really fast and good fun. How are you feeling about this season? You

:46:44.:46:48.

started with a broken hand. started with a broken hand after

:46:48.:46:54.

crashing in testing. It has not gone brilliant. First, I was taken

:46:54.:47:01.

out. In France, I broke down. And in Barcelona, I crashed. 10 me

:47:01.:47:09.

about the crash, you've two taking each other out. -- Tel-Me.

:47:09.:47:13.

first thing you think is, he is down. I watched it back, somebody

:47:13.:47:18.

made a mistake and I ran into somebody and crashed and he crashed

:47:18.:47:23.

into my bike. So both British riders were down. But I am sure we

:47:23.:47:29.

will have a good result and will come back twice as strong. So far

:47:29.:47:34.

this year, I cannot complain. I am top 10 in the Championship. I hope

:47:34.:47:39.

I can do the rest in the year. season for you especially, you are

:47:40.:47:46.

doing your A levels at the moment, aren't you? I had a product design

:47:46.:47:50.

exam on first day of practice. It keeps my feet on the ground going

:47:50.:47:55.

back to school on Monday. I finished two weeks ago and am on

:47:55.:48:01.

study leave, so it is relaxing now. It has been flat out working and

:48:01.:48:11.

riding, but I am looking forward to concentrating on my riding. Some

:48:11.:48:18.

great British talent to look forward to in about 10 minutes in

:48:18.:48:24.

125 cc. Time to contemplate on the MotoGP race. Congratulations, the

:48:24.:48:30.

podium after a tough weekend. in racing, everything is changing

:48:30.:48:39.

so quick -- in racing. Last night, with Bradley having only two lapse

:48:39.:48:44.

and the qualifying because of an engine problem, Cal Crutchlow broke

:48:44.:48:48.

his collarbone, Colin struggling with his broken collar bone from

:48:48.:48:52.

last week, I thought it would be another difficult weekend. And

:48:52.:49:00.

today, thanks to badly and Colin, thanks to the English weather and

:49:00.:49:05.

the team working really hard although it was not easy, we saw an

:49:05.:49:10.

incredible recovery from 28 to second for Bradley. And Colin was

:49:10.:49:15.

as young and fast as ever, coming through the pain without any pain

:49:15.:49:21.

killer. He was under the knife of a surge in, his collarbone was in

:49:21.:49:26.

five pieces. -- under the knife of a doctor. And we are very happy.

:49:26.:49:31.

Only racing can give you this up and down. And at the moment, we are

:49:31.:49:37.

flying. Or what is the latest about Cal Crutchlow? No do not want to

:49:37.:49:41.

think -- want to forget about Cal Crutchlow, we are thinking about

:49:41.:49:46.

him. He will be upset because he was a strong possibility for podium

:49:46.:49:53.

finish. His collarbone is broken, they are checking of the neck.

:49:53.:49:58.

There is nothing really bad but you still have to have a scan up later

:49:58.:50:03.

in the afternoon to be clear. And hopefully he will have an operation

:50:03.:50:12.

tomorrow in Manchester tomorrow and follow Colin on the podium. That is

:50:12.:50:21.

all I can wish! Known pressure! Well done once again. The British

:50:21.:50:25.

we have seen in 125 cc, let's see how the rest put on in qualifying

:50:25.:50:34.

yesterday. -- got on. Qualify ing never disappoints. Always action-

:50:34.:50:43.

packed and always the same guys at or near the front. The man to beat

:50:43.:50:53.
:50:53.:50:55.

his Nicolas Terol, but there is a new challenger to look out for also.

:50:55.:50:59.

This guy, he is the hunt, all the This guy, he is the hunt, all the

:50:59.:51:09.
:51:09.:51:16.

And a big moment for Hector Faubel, he just get away with it. The

:51:17.:51:26.

German always at or near the front. That cornet down behind the pits is

:51:26.:51:31.

catching out a lot of people -- that corner. Bike number seven

:51:31.:51:38.

looking competitive. Always a hard charger. Both these guys in the

:51:38.:51:44.

hunt really pushing each other. Bike number 18, Nicolas Terol, it

:51:44.:51:50.

was always going to be him up. But Maverick Vinales was still pushing

:51:51.:51:56.

and saw off the best of them. His first here in this Championship and

:51:56.:52:06.
:52:06.:52:15.

in poor position in front of Danny Kent in 12th position. And it

:52:15.:52:25.
:52:25.:52:29.

A long way back, but tough conditions. These conditions are

:52:29.:52:38.

difficult. It was interesting to hear before thank you for the

:52:38.:52:42.

weather, he is always complaining about it because he lives in the

:52:42.:52:47.

south of France! There are a lot of puddles, but it will be a great

:52:47.:52:52.

racing. Let's see if we can catch up with those British races before

:52:52.:52:58.

their home Grand Prix. I am here and it is still raining.

:52:58.:53:04.

I am going to show you five British, because there is a wild-card rider

:53:04.:53:14.
:53:14.:53:16.

also. He is riding in the Spanish Championship officio, Wessex of Our

:53:16.:53:21.

riders have graduated from this year -- where six of our riders. In

:53:21.:53:25.

26th place, we have Taylor Mackenzie. He said he was going to

:53:26.:53:31.

be missing Friday practice to sit his A-level exam and his teacher is

:53:32.:53:38.

a big MotoGP fan so he has helped him to set that up. Ahead of him on

:53:38.:53:43.

the 9th Road, we have got Harry Stafford, his first full season

:53:43.:53:49.

here -- the 9th row. He competed in the British Championship last year.

:53:49.:53:58.

He has had a difficult start with injury. And he had a crash with a

:53:58.:54:02.

Danny Webb that he was talking about. And we will try to speak to

:54:02.:54:10.

Danny Webb, a veteran. His 5th season in the Championship. He

:54:10.:54:16.

finished in 8th position last year, which was a good result in his best

:54:16.:54:22.

season so far for him in the Championship. A bit harder, a bit

:54:22.:54:27.

more difficult this year on the new bike for him. He is helping to

:54:27.:54:33.

develop it alongside his team-mate, Marcel Schrotter. He said to me

:54:33.:54:39.

before that he was going to go all out and tried and if he crashes, he

:54:39.:54:44.

crashes. He actually said, of gas it! I am saying that you told me

:54:44.:54:50.

off-camera you were going to Gas et! Is that still the plan? We will

:54:50.:55:00.

see what happens, I would get my head down and see where we end up.

:55:00.:55:07.

I am on the grid, so get down and get my head down and see what

:55:07.:55:13.

happens. If I have any doubts, and will close my eyes! How do you feel

:55:13.:55:19.

about the conditions? It has worked for other riders today, but she

:55:19.:55:25.

said it you do not want rain today. -- but you said. I am not fan -- I

:55:25.:55:31.

am not a fan, but it is part of racing. A lot of people have been

:55:31.:55:35.

crashing in MotoGP because of standing water so we will try and

:55:35.:55:42.

stay out of that and try and bring it home. Good luck. One row up from

:55:42.:55:52.
:55:52.:55:53.

him, we have got Danny Kent. He finished 5th in the race, 4th in

:55:53.:55:59.

the race he has corrected me! I guess you will be happy with

:55:59.:56:05.

conditions today? I am not going to complain, I am happy with a dry

:56:05.:56:10.

race or a wet race. I will just have to be consistent and see what

:56:10.:56:18.

we can do. We will hope to see you at the front at the end of the race.

:56:18.:56:25.

It looks like it is going to be a great race.

:56:25.:56:32.

Plenty to watch, Danny Webb and Danny Kent. I am not sure of the

:56:33.:56:38.

tactics of, if I am not sure of what to do, I will close my eyes! I

:56:38.:56:43.

might try that! Danny Webb has five years' experience but that is still

:56:43.:56:48.

not a lot, and in front of 75,000 fans in these conditions in your

:56:48.:56:53.

home grand prix, it is going to be very, very difficult. We are going

:56:53.:56:59.

to be able to watch the 125 cc for the first time here on BBC Two so

:56:59.:57:05.

no need to go outside in these conditions. Stick with us for 45

:57:05.:57:09.

minutes off the top racing, as you can see, at rain has been

:57:09.:57:14.

interfering with play here at Silverstone. The weather, I believe,

:57:14.:57:24.

is no better down at Queen's. A rather depressing picture at the

:57:24.:57:28.

Queen's Club. Rain is falling heavily and no prospect of any

:57:28.:57:34.

tennis right now. And what the final! Britain's number one Andy

:57:34.:57:38.

Murray against talented Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. But the rain is

:57:38.:57:43.

falling and the forecast is not very good so if there is any play,

:57:43.:57:47.

we will bring it to you, but if there is not, we will be back

:57:47.:57:53.

tomorrow afternoon at 12:30pm on BBC Two. Fingers crossed! Tickets

:57:53.:57:58.

will be available from �10 if play is available. But hopefully, we

:57:58.:58:02.

will still see some tennis here today.

:58:02.:58:07.

Mac, back to use at --, back to use. That is the back end of the

:58:07.:58:14.

starting grid. I hope you can sit back and enjoy it because it looks

:58:14.:58:17.

as though it will be full of incident. Steve and Charlie are

:58:17.:58:23.

back in the commentary box. I hope you have been doing your homework!

:58:23.:58:30.

I always do the highlights of 125 and so I hope I am match-fit! I

:58:31.:58:35.

cannot wait to see how Steve will get on! I love it and particularly

:58:35.:58:39.

in these conditions. The look -- the good thing is that because they

:58:39.:58:49.
:58:49.:58:57.

have much narrower tyres, but they slower. I am by proportion, they

:58:57.:59:06.

lose last time a black eyes and a very fast bikes. -- they lose less

:59:06.:59:14.

time than faster bikes. You are likely to get all the horrible

:59:14.:59:20.

things you get riding a motorcycle in wet conditions. Below there is

:59:20.:59:25.

uncomfortable because it is wet and heavy and difficult to move around

:59:25.:59:35.

-- a leather suits. It makes a significant difference to the horse

:59:35.:59:42.

power in these conditions. And the track, as you can see, it is still

:59:42.:59:52.
:59:52.:59:52.

pretty wet. If you have never seen a 125 race I can tell you it is a

:59:52.:59:58.

knock them down and drag them out stuff. We sit in awe of these guys

:59:58.:00:02.

way you have five of Ben Cross sing a line within a 10th of each other.

:00:02.:00:08.

Cost macro is the manner to beat, he is different and it runner.

:00:09.:00:14.

Sandro Cortese also. But Maverick Vinales is in his first year of

:00:14.:00:20.

this racing, he has been on pole for the first time and only had six

:00:20.:00:25.

races, he is a child. He had to wait for a birthday because he --

:00:25.:00:35.
:00:35.:00:40.

before he could get onto the track, Maverick Vinales, No 25. Keep an

:00:40.:00:48.

eye on him. Bike No 8, te roll, he is leading the Championship and

:00:48.:00:58.
:00:58.:01:02.

rides for the people. That was Bradley Smith's 125 team. Te roll

:01:02.:01:09.

there that is by a big margin the most celebrated 125 team. There is

:01:09.:01:13.

our boy, Danny Webb. The same applies in this class, if you have

:01:13.:01:17.

a horsepower advantage and we know Danny is sorting out this bike for

:01:18.:01:24.

the guys, this is a great opportunity to shine. Yes, the

:01:24.:01:29.

discrepancy in power is nowhere near as pronounced in these

:01:30.:01:35.

conditions. Danny Kent qualified in 15th. Sorry Danny Kent qualified in

:01:35.:01:41.

12th and Danny Webb in 15th. They are the two British lads up the

:01:41.:01:50.

front. Taylor McKenzie had a few issues. We did see what you do from

:01:50.:01:55.

28th. That is what was done by Bradley Smith. But I have never

:01:55.:02:01.

said this properly, revs are up... Almost. Getting himself in position.

:02:01.:02:08.

Bit of a grid swap going on. Maverick Vinales on the right. Sit

:02:08.:02:13.

back and enjoy, this is going to be fun - for us any way. Those guys

:02:13.:02:20.

are going to be wet. Revs are up, and they're away. It is a bit slow,

:02:21.:02:24.

but Maverick Vinales has nailed it on the right hand side, making the

:02:25.:02:33.

turn in. Te roll is trying to ride around the outside of the pair of

:02:33.:02:42.

them. We spoke about being offline. There is three already off the

:02:42.:02:49.

track. These are all kids and are all sorting themselves out. It is

:02:49.:02:59.
:02:59.:02:59.

like a flock of Stahlelings there. They -- starlings there. Maverick

:02:59.:03:08.

Vinales was hung out to dry a bit there. That is a proper spray issue.

:03:08.:03:18.
:03:18.:03:18.

There is Terol. Folger looking down the inside. There is no time there,

:03:18.:03:24.

they're four abreast. Any old line you like. They are high and wide.

:03:24.:03:29.

Maverick Vinales has dropped a couple of spots. Just in behind the

:03:29.:03:35.

pack. There he is, No 25. Look like he is in fifth or sixth place. 17

:03:35.:03:41.

laps the journey here. Across the old pit strait. We will give you

:03:41.:03:48.

some speeds as we get them across the strait. We get a tangle. That

:03:48.:03:55.

is Faubel. We saw him in qualifying have a moment in life that hesome

:03:55.:04:05.
:04:05.:04:05.

got away with. It is important with 125 to gate drive. The most

:04:05.:04:11.

important corner -- to get a drive. The most important corner on the

:04:11.:04:20.

circuit is coming up. There he goes and it is No 18 charges through,

:04:20.:04:30.
:04:30.:04:34.

the man that qualified second fastest, Terol. No 11 is there.

:04:34.:04:40.

Danny Kent up into 13th. they're right out on the pavement.

:04:40.:04:45.

Don't for goodness think about getting on that grass, or what

:04:45.:04:54.

looks like grass, atro turf. Folger is the man. The man that is second

:04:54.:04:58.

in this race is third in the Championship. This is really close.

:04:58.:05:05.

Side by side. Folger getting passed Terol. He has got to sort it out

:05:05.:05:10.

for this right-hander. Look at the speed being carried by Zarko on the

:05:10.:05:15.

red bike behind the green bike. Really pushing hard. Maverick

:05:15.:05:22.

Vinales is back into sixth. Zarko goes through. Terol is being

:05:22.:05:28.

prudent. He has got the lead in the Championship. You are. We have all

:05:28.:05:31.

done that. You're leading a Championship, it is hard to defend,

:05:31.:05:36.

because you can make an idiot of yourself by falling off trying to

:05:36.:05:45.

get an extra couple of points. But he has had that tremendous start to

:05:45.:05:55.
:05:55.:05:59.

theer -- the year with those four wins. Zarko in the orange. They're

:05:59.:06:04.

are still pretty well bunched at the front. It is Danny went went

:06:04.:06:12.

over the line in 13th. And 209 was young McPhee. What speeds have they

:06:12.:06:22.

got? We got 209. 210 I beg your pardon. That is not bad going.

:06:22.:06:30.

125mph. Good enough. Little single cylinder two stroke machines. The

:06:30.:06:40.
:06:40.:06:42.

end of a two stroke era coming up as we stroke to four stroke. A

:06:42.:06:48.

squeeze there. A bit of nip and tuck, Faubel ducking through. We

:06:48.:06:53.

have seen Terol in the last couple of races electing to let others

:06:53.:06:56.

through when he has been leading, he waved Maverick Vinales on the

:06:56.:07:01.

last time. He has done it a couple of times, because he does not

:07:01.:07:07.

necessarily like to lead all the way. Slip streaming is part of it.

:07:07.:07:12.

But here he does not want those two guys to get in fault, so he is

:07:12.:07:17.

holding the line. They go down the hill and this is the battle for

:07:17.:07:22.

third. 18 plays 55. Team mates at play and this is that treacherous

:07:22.:07:29.

part of circuit. You come out of here and grab a gear as you come

:07:29.:07:33.

through here. The final corner before the finishing line. Up on

:07:33.:07:38.

the pavement the grip in the pavement is good here at

:07:38.:07:45.

Silverstone. They use nice abrasive paint on the curving. It is fair to

:07:45.:07:51.

say that as a rule there is a greater ratio of crashes in 125

:07:51.:07:57.

than in the GP class as a rule. They have to get on with it.

:07:58.:08:02.

somebody like Terol in third is as likely to think those two clowns in

:08:02.:08:08.

front are just as likely to hop off as not. But they are making a very

:08:08.:08:14.

good fist of it. Folger and Zarko are some seconds down the track now.

:08:14.:08:19.

Maverick Vinales is in fifth. So there is your leader in the red

:08:19.:08:28.

colours. Look at Maverick Vinales. He has managed to pull it up.

:08:28.:08:33.

Nicely done from him. Will he switch to the inside? He has. Take

:08:33.:08:40.

that! Two in one. Two team mates got beaten up there. Zarko goes

:08:40.:08:43.

through. Sorry Maverick Vinales straight the way through. This is

:08:43.:08:48.

his sixth race. It is stonking stuff. Of course, he has not been

:08:48.:08:53.

to Silverstone and definitely not in these conditions. At the front,

:08:53.:08:58.

bike No 5 and look at this Terol's getting a bit of a dust up here.

:08:58.:09:08.

That last lap from Folger was the fastest lap of the race. He has got

:09:08.:09:18.
:09:18.:09:18.

a 0.8 second lead. The man on your screen is third in the Championship.

:09:18.:09:25.

Jonas Folger. So it is as usual the sharp guys at the sharp end. This

:09:25.:09:32.

is a battle for third place. This could swap and swap again two or

:09:32.:09:41.

three times a lap. Vin aless has good speed. -- Maverick Vinales has

:09:41.:09:50.

good speed. But a squeeze there, no 39 squeezing through. Louis Salom

:09:50.:09:55.

there. He is not usually at the pointy end, but making hay while

:09:55.:10:00.

the sunshines. He did have a good qualifier and got into sixth place.

:10:00.:10:08.

Oh no, there you go, he overclubbed it. We spoke too soon. Reentering

:10:08.:10:17.

hopefully. So three laps down. Folger I on his own. Second is

:10:17.:10:23.

Zarko and then Maverick Vinales. Now bike No 15 starting to put

:10:23.:10:33.
:10:33.:10:34.

pressure on. Here is the mistake. Oh wow! Salom, Salom? It was slalom.

:10:34.:10:40.

How did he hang on to that? We have had the blade aerobatic team here

:10:40.:10:48.

today, well that was acrobatics. Fearless on the paints for reasons

:10:48.:10:54.

best known to them as they move down the inside strait. Folger is

:10:54.:10:58.

looking strong. That lead is now a second. The German rider looking

:10:58.:11:02.

like he got it fairly well sorted out. I can tell you that

:11:02.:11:06.

unfortunately for these guys one or two of the damp crowd have gone

:11:06.:11:12.

home. It is not as full as it was for MotoGP. I don't think damp is

:11:12.:11:19.

the way to put it. Well good luck to them, we admire the 75,000 of

:11:19.:11:24.

them that toughed it out and came here. Zarko is closing him down.

:11:24.:11:30.

Look at that. Not so much getting in the draft as getting in the

:11:30.:11:40.
:11:40.:11:41.

spray. Still under the screen there, even in the wet. Then sit back,

:11:41.:11:48.

back a gear, back another one now for these lovely little 125

:11:48.:11:54.

machines. I was brought up in the two-stroke era and it is a sad

:11:54.:12:01.

sight that this is the last of two- stroke racing. But it is progress

:12:01.:12:07.

and the Japanese manufacturers don't make any two-stroke machines

:12:07.:12:12.

now. This is a change for the lead is it? No it isn't, Zarko had a

:12:12.:12:17.

good strong look, trying to pressurise the German, Folger.

:12:17.:12:25.

gap they have opened up is absolutely laudable at this stage.

:12:25.:12:31.

The Frenchman there. Just probing away on the red machine. I can tell

:12:31.:12:37.

you. Oh look another that rain. Danny Webb has moved up to 15th. He

:12:37.:12:41.

rate behind Danny Kent. That is looking good for Danny Kent. For

:12:41.:12:49.

both of them actually. Harry Stafford not starting today. That

:12:49.:12:59.
:12:59.:13:03.

is very disappointing. There we go, Terol, 18. Tyrol does not want to

:13:03.:13:08.

get shuffled back too far. He doesn't want to get too beaten up

:13:08.:13:18.
:13:18.:13:21.

in this race. He is going in sixth and seventh place. Look at that.

:13:21.:13:25.

Zarko giving it ten tens. He lost ground there. There is no question.

:13:25.:13:32.

He wouldn't have got on the power. He was off the track. Right on to

:13:32.:13:37.

the grassy AstroTurf. He would have lost a lot of ground actual

:13:38.:13:46.

Liverpool Zarko just put -- of ground actually. Zarko put in the

:13:46.:13:55.

fastest lap of the race. And he is in the Paris Hilton ma stheen and

:13:55.:14:01.

Paris Hilton was at -- machine and Paris Hilton was at the last race

:14:01.:14:10.

to cheer him on. I would say that almost certainly No 5, Zarko is the

:14:10.:14:14.

quickest guy on the track. We saw how he had caught up and then lost

:14:14.:14:19.

a lot of ground, now he has caught it up again. Folger has some issues

:14:19.:14:23.

at the moment. He has got someone all over the back of him and I

:14:23.:14:29.

think any minute now the lead will change. 13 lapse remaining. Zarko

:14:29.:14:34.

one of few derbies. Up on the pavement, look at this. Right on

:14:34.:14:44.
:14:44.:15:19.

here is brilliant. This is the gap back-to- they are less -- Vinales.

:15:20.:15:24.

They have had to sit there today watching these conditions, watching

:15:24.:15:30.

the slipping and sliding. I would say there is fractionally less

:15:30.:15:36.

water than there was in the MotoGP. The rain has not really abated. It

:15:36.:15:46.
:15:46.:15:48.

has not stopped but is still not as heavy as in the MotoGP rest.

:15:48.:15:56.

pretty good battle with Sony there. The laps are tumbling down. It is

:15:56.:16:06.
:16:06.:16:08.

getting fractionally drier. Folger has put in a good time. The best

:16:08.:16:14.

speed through the speed trap was 213 mph. Danny Webb has dropped

:16:14.:16:24.
:16:24.:16:29.

back a bit now. Danny Kent has got himself back into 13th.

:16:29.:16:34.

proportion, they have more bikes on the track, giving them more hope of

:16:34.:16:44.
:16:44.:16:54.

a dry line. Zarco looks quite happy following. I believe that Zarco is

:16:54.:16:58.

biding his time a bit here, keeping a close eye on what is going on. I

:16:58.:17:08.
:17:08.:17:13.

feel like he has something up his sleeve. There is a long way to go.

:17:13.:17:23.
:17:23.:17:25.

Often, these races are decided in the slipstream to the line.

:17:25.:17:31.

would have to get a big run to get on the inside. It is literally just

:17:31.:17:37.

round the last corner, into that very slippery section where we have

:17:37.:17:47.
:17:47.:17:55.

seen so many slide off the track there. Look at the gap between

:17:55.:18:05.
:18:05.:18:29.

these two and third place. Faubel corner. The Formula One circuit

:18:29.:18:39.
:18:39.:18:44.

turns left that this point. It goes up to the famous Bridge Corner.

:18:44.:18:53.

There is the difference in lap times. Zarco has got his tail up,

:18:53.:18:58.

Steve. He started from third on the grid. It is his first ever front

:18:58.:19:07.

row start in professional racing. Now he is trying to make a mauve.

:19:08.:19:12.

He did not quite get there, but he is really pitting Folger under

:19:12.:19:22.
:19:22.:19:26.

pressure. -- putting. difficulty is that if you run round

:19:26.:19:31.

the outside you have compromisedFor the left. These are all linked

:19:31.:19:38.

together from the point where you are into the brakes. This is the

:19:38.:19:45.

one that you should get right. It looks to me that the number 94

:19:45.:19:52.

machined has got the speed. In the slipstream, Zarco does not have, is

:19:52.:20:02.
:20:02.:20:02.

not able to pass. Just probing around there, seeing what he can do.

:20:02.:20:12.
:20:12.:20:13.

Terol, meantime, he is going to pull it up. He was wide enough and

:20:13.:20:23.

he could block enough. That was it. Into the Vale. I think he thinks he

:20:23.:20:33.
:20:33.:20:36.

can go faster. Yes, head down and try to ease the gap out if you can.

:20:36.:20:41.

If either of these guys it makes a mistake, they are so far ahead of

:20:41.:20:51.
:20:51.:20:54.

the rest of the field they all but guarantee a win for the other rider.

:20:54.:21:04.
:21:04.:21:04.

You can see Terol, Vazquez right within. Terol has that huge lead in

:21:04.:21:10.

the championship. Danny Kent is knocking on the door of the top 10

:21:10.:21:19.

as well, Steve, which is useful. Here is the past. It was very deep,

:21:19.:21:29.
:21:29.:21:37.

down to veil. -- Vale. He has done exactly what you suggested - head

:21:37.:21:41.

down and try to pull out a bit of an advantage. Yes, this is going to

:21:42.:21:47.

be a big test. After the next series of corners, we have the back

:21:47.:21:57.
:21:57.:22:00.

straight. There is finale's, still running third. His first pole

:22:00.:22:10.
:22:10.:22:11.

position in Grand Prix racing. He is in good company. He is quite a

:22:11.:22:17.

sensation. Back at the front, it is these two, and as you can see they

:22:17.:22:26.

are slowing down. Look at the speed. Hang on, we have got something

:22:26.:22:31.

going on here. I do not know if tsar, steadier but he lost a lot of

:22:31.:22:41.
:22:41.:22:53.

ground on the straight there. I think he may be missed at here --

:22:53.:23:03.
:23:03.:23:10.

agear. Be aerodynamics favour the smaller rider. Some riders are

:23:10.:23:17.

literally just too big for the bike. As soon as you stick your knee or

:23:17.:23:22.

you are my it on the straight, you you'd -- you lose 1,000 revolutions

:23:22.:23:32.
:23:32.:23:46.

per minute. Vazquez is getting in the middle of that scrapped. There

:23:46.:23:52.

are lots of tactical moves made in this. Danny Kent is now inside the

:23:52.:24:02.
:24:02.:24:14.

top 10. A yes, his manager is here as well this weekend. They are

:24:14.:24:22.

absolutely fearless on these white lines, the pair of them. It does

:24:22.:24:28.

take a very special person to race motorcycles. The fastest lap now

:24:28.:24:36.

goes to Martin. That is interesting. He is in fifth position. Yes,

:24:36.:24:46.
:24:46.:24:49.

Adrian Martin, another Spanish rider. He is new this year. Even

:24:49.:24:55.

when Bradley Smith was in here, the year that he ran second, there was

:24:55.:25:04.

a third rider in that team as well. Adrian Martin, as a Spanish-

:25:04.:25:14.
:25:14.:25:15.

registered rider, is having a great ride. That, to me, indicates that

:25:15.:25:25.
:25:25.:25:25.

the rain is not falling quite as hard. It is a tiny bit drier.

:25:25.:25:28.

Normally the first six or seven laps would be where you would pit

:25:28.:25:38.
:25:38.:25:40.

in the fastest lap, so I think the track is trying a little bit.

:25:40.:25:48.

for Martin, is an absolute sensation. Terol, being the slowest

:25:48.:25:58.

of the trio, is not something we're used to seeing. He has not really

:25:58.:26:06.

had an auspicious start to the season. Maybe has a problem with

:26:06.:26:14.

his visor or something like that. That is the battle for sixth.

:26:14.:26:24.
:26:24.:26:24.

People were getting more and more confident as this race unfolds.

:26:24.:26:29.

can see that it is still raining, but not hard. You get to know where

:26:29.:26:38.

the dry parts are and where the puddles are. We do not see it, but

:26:38.:26:41.

they will be slipping and sliding, losing the front and losing the

:26:41.:26:51.
:26:51.:27:03.

rear. Yes, they still have those two-stroke characteristics, in

:27:03.:27:13.
:27:13.:27:16.

spite of the lesser power. There you go! Folger is just trying to

:27:16.:27:26.
:27:26.:27:27.

tap the horsepower on. I think that Zarco has been playing with him.

:27:27.:27:34.

There are eight laps remaining. There will be no tyres over heating,

:27:34.:27:42.

that's for sure! Bradley Smith could hardly speak when he came in

:27:42.:27:52.
:27:52.:27:58.

from his race, it was so-called. -- so cold. Zarco is having a good

:27:58.:28:08.
:28:08.:28:09.

show. Finale's was speeding up. We are going to get a proper measure

:28:09.:28:19.
:28:19.:28:31.

of this across the line. There is Vinales. There is Adrian Martin,

:28:31.:28:41.
:28:41.:28:46.

the man who set the fastest lap, off the track and then back on.

:28:46.:28:54.

my goodness! That is not possible! That was just extraordinary. The

:28:54.:29:01.

one good thing about nearly crashing when you're going fast,

:29:01.:29:08.

the gyroscopic effect of the wheel makes it want to stay up right, it

:29:08.:29:18.
:29:18.:29:22.

is you with your weight that will push it over.

:29:22.:29:32.
:29:32.:29:35.

The move has taken place. Now let us see. Three 10ths, that is not a

:29:35.:29:43.

lot. I truly believe that Zarco has the pace and speed to pull away

:29:43.:29:49.

with this. I think he has been slowing the pace down, hence their

:29:49.:29:59.
:29:59.:30:01.

malice has closed down the gap. -- Vinales. He looks really neat

:30:01.:30:11.
:30:11.:30:29.

through there. Grotzkyj has crashed faster. Looking very confident,

:30:29.:30:33.

this disman who is leading the race. He is only fifth in the

:30:33.:30:39.

Championship. The guy who is dropping off is third in the

:30:39.:30:48.

Championship, Folger. 2.34.0. So he has put in a faster lap. You can

:30:48.:30:54.

see by the distance, he has pulled out. This is going to go down to

:30:54.:31:02.

the wire. This now is the whole bunch of guys. They are pushing as

:31:02.:31:11.

hard as they possibly can. Another one running wide. Team mate to

:31:11.:31:17.

Danny Webb. That is Marcel Schrotter. Bringing it back on.

:31:17.:31:23.

Watch where you go sunshine. That was near lay big moment. He took a

:31:23.:31:29.

whole bunch of people with him. Taylor McKenzie started 26th and he

:31:29.:31:38.

is up to 15th. Just in the points. Danny Webb is in 14th, Danny Kent

:31:38.:31:48.
:31:48.:31:52.

is still 10th. Here we go Vazquez, bike No 7. Oh no. I can't believe

:31:52.:31:58.

it. It is the Paris Hilton leathers, Maverick Vinales was staring down

:31:58.:32:03.

the barrel of a great podium finish. He has pushed it that bit too hard.

:32:03.:32:09.

But he was closing down the front two and took a second a lap out of

:32:09.:32:14.

them that. Is about a tenth too fast. Yes it was his fastest lap

:32:14.:32:20.

the last time. He was picking up the pace. Now this isn't over. I

:32:20.:32:27.

thought Zarko was going to disappear. But Folger is keeping in

:32:27.:32:37.

there. Oh that is why. Flipping heck. That was exotic stuff. A

:32:37.:32:42.

focusing moment. It is very much not over yet. The Frenchman there

:32:42.:32:50.

really, really giveing himself a major fright. Six laps remaining

:32:50.:32:55.

and I thought. Let's look at this again. As he turns the power on,

:32:55.:33:00.

over the puddle and it just, he thut the throttle, it regripped and

:33:00.:33:07.

nearly fired him out of the seat. Bearing in mind they're lighter

:33:07.:33:14.

bikes, but even so, they're wet tyres are as good as anyone else.

:33:14.:33:19.

They still want have the crispness of edge as when they started.

:33:19.:33:24.

it is the sharpness of the red block that gives them grip and they

:33:24.:33:34.

tend to lose their performance. Zarko last time 2.34.9. To 2.34.0.

:33:34.:33:40.

So that second has been regained. Danny Kent is up to ninth. Courtesy

:33:40.:33:50.
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of that exit we saw from Maverick Vinales. There is Terol, the

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fancied runner but he is nowhere. He is a good kid, Danny Kent. Very

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polite and he has a great future in front of him. In front of him,

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Folger is now back in front. He has just pipped Zarko. That looks good.

:34:09.:34:13.

These two, don't think will be playing for too much longer, they

:34:13.:34:23.
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should start playing for keeps with less than five laps left. The rain

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starting again. It is just one of those days, showers keep blowing

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over and then it gets drier. All these lovely two-stroke machines.

:34:41.:34:50.

We have a faller. He also has been that in that Bradley Smith team in

:34:50.:34:56.

years gone by. He is of course, it is a bad day, he is of course...

:34:56.:35:01.

Team mate to Maverick Vinales. So they have lost both their bikes,

:35:01.:35:07.

the Paris Hilton team. Maybe the lap bards are telling them to press

:35:07.:35:17.
:35:17.:35:19.

on too hard. But we have lost both of them. Not actually as bad as the

:35:19.:35:26.

run rate we had in Moto Two. We had a page of losses. Yes let's check

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out the British lads. In ninth it is Danny Kent. Danny Webb is 12th.

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John McPhee is 16th. He took a tumble as well. Earlier today. But

:35:45.:35:55.
:35:55.:36:02.

he came back and he is in good shape. For the Championship,

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Cortese is only one place in front of Terol, so it won't make much

:36:09.:36:13.

difference points-wise. Terol is back in eighth. But he is a hell of

:36:13.:36:18.

a long way from the boys in front. He is 15 seconds. Maybe he has

:36:18.:36:25.

decided discretion is the better part of valour. Cortese is second

:36:25.:36:31.

in the Championship. So the front runners are seventh and eighth.

:36:31.:36:37.

Frplts for Terol it is 120 point for him. Folger, he is going to be

:36:37.:36:43.

closing in on Cortese. Folger is in the front and will pick up 25

:36:43.:36:52.

points. So that will really push him right up the top. Last lap

:36:52.:36:58.

2.34.6 for Folger. He is trying to get his head down and gap Zarko.

:36:58.:37:02.

You never know what they have up their sleeve until you try to sea

:37:02.:37:07.

what you have got and then it can bite you, you think you have got

:37:07.:37:10.

something up your sleeve and you touch a puddle and there you go.

:37:10.:37:15.

And you have got water up your sleeve. Exactly or you have got

:37:15.:37:22.

gravel up your sleeve when you have finished. Four laps to go. Just

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feeling their way through the corner there. Here is that pack.

:37:32.:37:40.

There is Martin. There is Vazquez. That is a big slide of guys that

:37:40.:37:46.

have got fourth. Talking of big slides, that is how Martin got on

:37:46.:37:51.

to terms, bike No 7 have a back slapper there. But he got away wit.

:37:51.:38:00.

We have seen some spectacular saves this afternoon. We really V we saw

:38:00.:38:08.

one from Simoncelli in the GP class. It is a good trick, but you can

:38:08.:38:14.

only do it once. This gap is coming down again. I can't work out who is

:38:14.:38:18.

trying to play games with whom. But once we cross the line, I'm sure

:38:18.:38:28.
:38:28.:38:30.

they will have to declare their hand with three laps left. That

:38:30.:38:35.

looked like it was telling him he had got more of a lead than he had.

:38:35.:38:40.

They have got quite a bit on. Here is the man in third. He is nine

:38:40.:38:45.

second down the road, but the guy in second is nine tenth down the

:38:46.:38:55.
:38:56.:38:57.

road. As you can see, there is the confirmation. And Martins has got

:38:57.:39:03.

himself back up into fourth. Vazquez in fifth. He is always a

:39:03.:39:08.

front-runner. Cortese is and Terol. But they are buttoning it off

:39:08.:39:15.

further. Back to 17 seconds from 15 a lap ago. That is happily that is

:39:15.:39:21.

not Danny Kent, it is his team mate, Marcel Schrotter. So Danny Webb

:39:21.:39:31.

rather. So Danny is now, well he will be 11th after that. They were

:39:31.:39:41.
:39:41.:39:42.

having a good old battle. Danny Kent is tenth. Danny Webb 12th and

:39:42.:39:46.

McKenzie 13th. Well they will move up. We were talking to Danny Webb

:39:46.:39:50.

about this machine and they did have some difficulty power delivery

:39:50.:39:54.

problems. That is where he felt he was losing out. Which you don't,

:39:55.:40:01.

they have got that sort odd United. Ther doing a lot of testing -- that

:40:01.:40:05.

sorted out. They were doing a lot of testing. They were working on

:40:05.:40:10.

the electronics and the engine and trying to get the power delivery

:40:10.:40:13.

smoother. He said it was fast enough, but it didn't deliver it in

:40:13.:40:19.

the right way. There he is, Danny Webb. It looks well doesn't it?

:40:19.:40:24.

A nice-looking machine. Oh that was the wrong time to cut away. Please

:40:24.:40:33.

tell me he survived the AstroTurf. I'm surprised at Folger's speed. He

:40:33.:40:43.
:40:43.:40:47.

is the one that has pulled the pin. He really has. He is lean out with

:40:47.:40:52.

his knees and when the he does that is because rather than leaning the

:40:52.:40:57.

bike over as much, are trying to keep the bike as upright as

:40:57.:41:03.

possible and the advantage is if it slides away, you can jab your knee

:41:03.:41:10.

on the ground. Is a -- it is a non- abrasive material. There is Danny

:41:10.:41:19.

Webb. He did survive that. Bike No 99. He is the moment again. Oh! It

:41:19.:41:26.

was a close one wasn't it? Indeed, bike No 99. He was guessing there.

:41:26.:41:32.

He does like tumble. But as he said, I'm just going to gas it. And

:41:32.:41:37.

plainly he was there. Back at the front, well second from front

:41:37.:41:46.

really. Bike Pa -- bike No 5. There is the front, bike No 94. A

:41:46.:41:51.

professionally-run team. Think you're right, it does not look as

:41:51.:41:57.

though Zarko can now respond. And Faubel is staring down the barrel

:41:57.:42:05.

of a useful podium at this place. As long as Folger can stay on. The

:42:05.:42:14.

pace he is running at, a hot pace, that is his fastest lap of the race.

:42:14.:42:23.

Folger leads 2.33.05. His fastest lap. Zarko is not responding and

:42:23.:42:28.

decided he is running the pace he wants to run and it is fast enough

:42:28.:42:33.

for him. Folger is looking strong and he has not had a race win this

:42:33.:42:41.

year. He has had... A second in Spain. He has had some podiums and

:42:41.:42:51.

a podium in Spain. Two podiums in Spain actually. Faubel on the other

:42:51.:42:55.

hand is paying the price of a non- finish in Portugal that. Is what

:42:55.:43:05.
:43:05.:43:06.

really hurt him. He has had an 11th and 11th and a a -- a seventh. So

:43:06.:43:09.

getting on the podium would be a belter for him. It is rare you see

:43:09.:43:14.

a race so spaced out like this, but in these conditions, doing its bit

:43:14.:43:18.

to sift through the field and cut out a lot of the runners. Most of

:43:19.:43:22.

the time you have just lucked into a setting. You don't always have

:43:22.:43:26.

practice in the wet. They had warm up. But you find a spring that

:43:27.:43:31.

works. A gear ratio. A final drive ratio that is working. You have got

:43:31.:43:36.

the engine set right and it falls into place. Most important is

:43:36.:43:43.

having good feedback about what is going on in front of you. You're

:43:43.:43:47.

feeling your way through it and that gives you an advantage. You

:43:48.:43:53.

can't always Getty time. It depends on the track conditions, wind drex

:43:53.:43:58.

and sometimes you do luck into a setting. -- wind direction and

:43:58.:44:04.

sometimes you do luck into a setting. We see Terol in eighth. We

:44:05.:44:12.

have lost Marcel Schrotter, gid ya, Maverick Vinales Francesco

:44:12.:44:18.

Mauriello and Stafford. They are all not running. We still have 20

:44:18.:44:28.
:44:28.:44:33.

round, Steve. It looked halfway through the race like he would be

:44:33.:44:38.

the one struggling, didn't it? was under pressure but he responded

:44:38.:44:48.
:44:48.:44:54.

excellently. Germany 1, France 0. He is not going to press on any

:44:54.:45:03.

more because he has got light years behind him. Past the old exit of

:45:03.:45:11.

the pits. Now moving through the complex. To have something go wrong

:45:11.:45:21.
:45:21.:45:25.

now would be too cruel indeed. has got it all sorted out. A good

:45:25.:45:35.
:45:35.:45:37.

look over his shoulder as he comes down to the straight. Look how wet

:45:37.:45:41.

it still is. It give you a very good idea of how hard those guys

:45:41.:45:51.
:45:51.:45:53.

are still going. That is more than 200 kilometres per hour. This is

:45:53.:46:01.

the corner that caught out Rossi in warm-up this morning. This is it,

:46:01.:46:05.

Steve, he is going to do it. The last corner. Head down, he is

:46:05.:46:13.

putting the bike, he knows he has done it. No shame for Zarco in

:46:13.:46:19.

second place. These two have been absolutely the class of the field.

:46:19.:46:27.

Where is Hector Faubel? Areas. That is a useful podium for him. Salom

:46:28.:46:37.
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in fourth place, Vazquez in fifth, Martin in six. Terol in eight place.

:46:42.:46:52.
:46:52.:46:55.

Danny Kent makes the Top Ten, bike number 52. Here is Danny Webb,

:46:55.:47:05.
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right behind Danny Kent on the leaderboard. Two Brits. That was

:47:08.:47:12.

very fortunate for him that he survived that enormous moment. How

:47:12.:47:17.

about that? Taylor Mackenzie crosses the line in 12th place. We

:47:17.:47:27.
:47:27.:47:36.

have got Kent, Wed and Mackenzie, tenth, -- when, in tenth, 11th and

:47:36.:47:41.

12th. Another name to look out for is

:47:41.:47:51.
:47:51.:47:56.

your man Folger. -- your hand... Folger is there that the moment,

:47:56.:48:04.

but a very distant third to Terol. It is only the second race he has

:48:04.:48:11.

not won this year. Terol has absolutely dominated in the drive.

:48:11.:48:21.

Perhaps not quite as comfortable in them wet conditions. He was second

:48:21.:48:25.

in this series last year. He is the stand-out rider. He is one of the

:48:25.:48:31.

oldest riders and has the young guns breathing down his neck now.

:48:31.:48:36.

It is funny how when in these conditions can give a youngster

:48:36.:48:40.

like Folger the drive to kick on. That will be the case for Danny

:48:40.:48:48.

Kent and Danny Webb, too. It is good to see Hector Faubel getting a

:48:48.:48:52.

podium again. He always seems to be the bridesmaid in that team,

:48:52.:48:57.

doesn't he? He has crashed out of a couple of pole positions in this

:48:57.:49:07.
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season. When he moved up to the intermediate class, it never quite

:49:10.:49:16.

worked out for them. He has taken a few races to get used to riding a

:49:17.:49:25.

125cc again. He never really made the step to a bigger bike but he is

:49:25.:49:34.

definitely a strong contender here. I think that Folger can get himself

:49:34.:49:43.

up there now, with Zarco. I think these two can start pushing Terol

:49:43.:49:49.

for the championship. That is what we need. Terol is the class act, as

:49:49.:49:59.
:49:59.:50:05.

you say. Here we have the result. As you can see, the German just

:50:05.:50:15.
:50:15.:50:17.

ahead of the Frenchman. A little clutch of Spaniards there. Sandro

:50:17.:50:27.
:50:27.:50:31.

Cortese in seventh. Look at that, three Brits there. Isn't it great

:50:31.:50:37.

to see all those Union Jacks? was a really good result. I kept

:50:37.:50:46.

telling everyone it had stopped raining, but it is still pouring!

:50:46.:50:55.

Did you enjoy that, Steve? I was about to ask if we pretend over

:50:55.:51:02.

time for that! I always enjoyed a 125cc. There were some good battles

:51:02.:51:07.

going on. Seeing some of the scale of the guys when they should have

:51:07.:51:11.

crashed but they stayed on. That was fantastic. Adrian Martin should

:51:12.:51:17.

have crashed but he stayed on. What a stunning save this was. He is a

:51:17.:51:23.

rookie but you would not know it. It looks quite slow but that is

:51:23.:51:29.

about 85 miles an hour. They are quick, these bikes. These guys have

:51:29.:51:37.

got great skill. The name to look out for his Folger.

:51:37.:51:45.

Congratulations on your first win. What conditions! There was so much

:51:45.:51:53.

sliding and I had to take so much care in the first laps. I followed

:51:53.:52:00.

Zarco for many laps. I thought I could go faster. It was just

:52:00.:52:08.

amazing. Congratulations. An aim to look out for in the

:52:08.:52:12.

future, as I said. And speaking such good English at such a young

:52:12.:52:20.

age as well. It was a real disappointment for Lorenzo, wasn't

:52:20.:52:30.

it? Yes, it was. It bit him big style, he flew over the handlebars.

:52:30.:52:38.

Fortunately, he is not injured but he is going to be grumpy. He is up

:52:38.:52:48.
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and running for us in two weeks' June. It is a Saturday, not a

:53:12.:53:17.

Sunday. That is the traditional. That is the Dutch TT. Hopefully the

:53:17.:53:25.

Silverstone hosts the British round of the MotoGP Championship and the home fans will be out in force to cheer on Cal Crutchlow. With a brand-new paddock area recently opened, it's the start of a new era at the Northamptonshire circuit. In 2010 it was Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo who stormed to victory. Can he make it two wins in a row or will one of the chasing pack in the championship take the top step of the brand new podium?

Also includes coverage of the 125cc race.