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Repsol Honda out in front in team standings

Repsol Honda out in front in team standings

Repsol Honda out in front in team standings

Repsol Honda have a comfortable 89 point advantage in the World Championship Team classification, with both Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa forming a one-two in the individual standings.

Between the two, the Repsol Honda team has been on the podium at every race so far this season, with two wins for Pedrosa in China and Donington and one for Hayden in Assen. This phenomenal record also includes 3 second places and three thirds for the American and one second and two third places for his Spanish counterpart.

Camel Yamaha are the closest team to catching the factory Hondas, who have take 280 points from nine races. Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards trail the leaders as a result of some early bad luck, although Rossi's rejuvenation and Edwards' consistency has seen them rapidly climb up the table.

Fortuna Honda lie in third, with Marco Melandri leading the charge with two wins under his belt. Toni Elias' absence through a shoulder injury, and replacement Michele Fabrizio's crash in practice at Donington, leaves the team currently with only one rider.

Ducati Marlboro are also suffering from misfortune, in the aftermath of the first corner crash at Catalunya where both their riders collided. Sete Gibernau has been out of action since then, whilst Loris Capirossi is battling with an abdominal injury. Replacement Alex Hofmann earned seven points for the Italian team in Gibernau's absence.

Further back, Rizla Suzuki's recent good results have aided their fifth place in the standings, whilst Honda LCR are hot on their heels despite only counting Australian rookie Casey Stoner amongst their ranks.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2006, GAS BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Repsol Honda Team

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