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Gavin Emmett takes apart an eventful QP

Gavin Emmett takes apart an eventful QP

motogp.com’s commentator gives his opinion on the day’s events at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

After an eventful MotoGP qualifying at Sachsenring in which Jorge Lorenzo secured pole following a red flag due to oil from his bike on the track, motogp.com’s Gavin Emmett looked back on what was a dramatic session.

“As Lorenzo said in the press conference there’s not much else he could do apart from get his bike off the track as soon as possible. Unfortunately Spies and De Puniet weren’t that far behind him, and they both went down and Randy hit Ben’s bike. It was an unfortunate incident,” said Gavin. “Dani Pedrosa was just behind them and he was lucky because he could have been right in there as well.”

Just 0.131s separated the top three on the grid of Lorenzo, Casey Stoner and Pedrosa, and Gavin looked ahead to tomorrow’s race. “The times are always close here because it is one of the shortest circuits so there is never much of a margin between the riders at the top. I think we should see a bit more of a race here between those top three. If someone does get in front then someone else can stick behind because it is so tight in that first section. We’re all hoping for someone to be battling for the lead with Jorge Lorenzo, and I’m sure he enjoys it more if it’s like that!”

Gavin also expressed a get well soon message to the Clinica Mobile’s Doctor Claudio Macchiagodena. “I just want to give a quick mention to MotoGP’s Medical Director Claudio Macchiagodena who was in hospital this week, and a few people have exchanged messages with him and I understand he is okay, so I send him best wishes from me and the rest of the commentary team because he always gives us a good insight into how the riders are each weekend,” added Gavin.

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MotoGP, 2010, eni MOTORRAD GRAND PRIX DEUTSCHLAND

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