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GP Week : Issue 164
38 GPWEEK.com // PARTNERS: first lap to the last, finally by less than two tenths. “Credit to Andrea again,” said Crutchlow. “He was faultless and it didn't seem to matter how much pressure I put on him, he didn't put a foot wrong. Any pass would have been a desperate lunge and I certainly wasn't going to risk taking us both out.” Bradl had been close, but dropped more than a second by one-third distance. At the same time, determined home-hero Nicky Hayden was on the move, after finishing lap one ninth. He was two seconds behind Bradl when he passed Alvaro Bautista (San Carlo Honda), and remorselessly pegged him back a few tenths at a time. After a brave pass at Rainey Corner on lap 27, he escaped by better than a second by the end. What had become sixth put the former Laguna winner best American. Rossi had tailed him past Bautista, but couldn’t keep the pace, struggling with wheelspin and fading tyre grip and watching his team-mate draw steadily clear. He was ten seconds adrift when it finally got the better of him and he crashed unhurt at the entry to the Corkscrew. Bautista was a distant eighth, but still well clear of Aleix Espargaro (Power Electronics ART), who had an unchallenged run to be top CRT bike after a first-corner tangle involving both his usual adversaries, team-mate Randy de Puniet and Michele Pirro (San Carlo Honda). Pirro crashed out, de Puniet ran off to rejoin at the back, battling through again to 11th one lap down, behind returned injury victim Karel Abraham. Barbera substitute Toni Elias (Pramac Ducati) was also involved, rejoining only to crash himself on lap two. Three more CRTs trailed in, the Avintia FTR Kawasakis of Yonny Hernandez and Ivan Silva straddling Colin Edwards (NGM Suter BMW). Ellison crashed out; Petrucci and Pasini pitted. Lorenzo stretched his lead over Pedrosa, 205 to 182; Stoner regained some ground on 173. Dovizioso is pulling clear of Crutchlow, 121 to 106. Bradl and Hayden battle it out MOTOGP >>> LAGUNA SECA