2012 Jerez Moto3 Race Result: Phenomenal Triumph in Crash-Filled Race

Results and summary of the Moto3 race at Jerez:

Romano Fenati has taken an utterly dominant victory under treacherous conditions to take charge of the Moto3 championship. The Italian kept his head while all around him lost theirs, going on to win by over 36 seconds.

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Jerez Weather Report: Wet Track, Dry Skies - For Now

The weather has been the star of the show at Jerez so far, and will be a factor again today. Heavy overnight rain has soaked the track, and the lighter rain which followed is starting to move away. The track was fully wet for the Moto3 warm up, and Moto2 is out on a quickly drying track. MotoGP faces the same half-and-half conditions that have plagued them all weekend, putting them in a spot with rain tires.

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2012 Jerez MotoGP Saturday Round Up: Of Fresh Excitement and Fallen Heroes

Writing about MotoGP is hard at the moment. There are so many great stories to tell - the astonishing rise of Romano Fenati out of nowhere in Moto3, the legion of Kalexes taking on Marc Marquez in Moto2, the frenetic pace of development among the CRT machines, the ascendancy of Dani Pedrosa as a challenger for Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner, the rebirth of Cal Crutchlow as a serious force to be reckoned with, the HRC design gaffe that left the RC213V seriously afflicted by chatter, just to name a few - but it is hard to get around to telling them.

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2012 Jerez Moto2 And Moto3 Saturday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Jerez:

Álex Rins springs surprise with Jerez pole

Repsol rider takes chance in a difficult qualifying session. Oliveira takes third, Viñales ninth and Márquez thirteenth.

Repsol Media Service - Spain, Circuito de Jerez - Saturday 28/04/2012

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2012 Jerez MotoGP Saturday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying at Jerez on Saturday:


Changeable weather played the main role in the second day of practice for the “Gran Premio bwin de España”.

Mattia Pasini and his crew worked throughout the morning to improve the set up of the ART machine on wet track, after comparing the information previously gathered in the winter tests and after making some initial minor changes.

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2012 Jerez MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result: Duel For Pole Goes Down To The Wire

Results and summary of qualifying for the MotoGP class at Jerez:

Jorge Lorenzo has taken his second pole in succession, getting the better of fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa in a battle for supremacy that raged for most of the second half of qualifying. Lorenzo took pole on as the clock ticked down to zero, and though Pedrosa chased the pole time for the first three sectors, by the time he crossed the line he had to concede defeat. The Yamaha man will start from pole, with the Repsol Honda of Pedrosa beside him in 2nd.

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2012 Jerez Moto3 Qualifying Practice Result: Drying Track Creates Thrilling Pole Battle

Results and summary of qualifying for the Moto3 class at Jerez:

Alex Rins has secured his maiden Moto3 pole at Jerez, after a drying track saw a thrilling final few minutes of qualifying, with pole swapping hands several times. The Spanish rookie timed his final run to perfection, in the final seconds of the session on a track that was almost completely dry.

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2012 Jerez MotoGP FP3 Result: Pedrosa Fends Off Lorenzo And Stoner

With conditions dependably wet at last, the MotoGP class got their first session of practice providing usable data. Dani Pedrosa ended FP3 on top, just as he had yesterday in the afternoon, the Repsol Honda rider managing the rain tires best at Jerez. Jorge Lorenzo was not far behind, though, the Yamaha man ending the session a tenth behind Pedrosa, and two tenths ahead of Pedrosa Repsol Honda teammate Casey Stoner.

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2012 Jerez Moto3 FP3 Result: Oliviera Pulls A Big Lead In The Rain

With the weather a little more settled in Jerez on Saturday morning - it rained for most of the night, and the track is now fully wet - practice returned to some semblance of normality. Miguel Oliveira's dominance of Moto3 in the wet continued, topping the FP3 session by over a second with a fast flying lap at the very end. The Portuguese rider deposed former Red Bull Rookie Arthur Sissis from top spot, the young Australian being demoted to 2nd, just ahead of Danny Kent, though Kent could have gone faster if he hadn't got engaged in an altercation with RW Racing's Luis Salom.

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