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Gavin Emmett reviews Laguna Seca

Gavin Emmett reviews Laguna Seca

The commentator looks back on the round nine race, the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.

Gavin Emmett cast his analytical eye over the ninth round at Laguna Seca following another eventful race, which saw Jorge Lorenzo win ahead of Casey Stoner and Valentino Rossi, with a pivotal early crash for Dani Pedrosa.

“Pedrosa was pushing very hard at a pace he hadn’t kept too much during the practice sessions, and with Lorenzo closing so much he had to push and probably just didn’t have it,” said Gavin. “The front went and after the race a few riders said they had similar problems, and it’s an easy place to go down at turn five.”

“Casey is getting back there, four podiums in a row is a positive step forward, but I know he will desperate for wins. Both himself and Dani will have been disappointed not to have given Jorge a bit more of a challenge in the last stages of the race.”

Speaking about Rossi’s return to the podium, Gavin continued: “I think it’s a result a lot of people wanted to see, just seven weeks after he crashed and injured himself at Mugello. Dovizioso rode a great race but once Valentino was in front of him it was always going to be hard to get back there. But it was good to see a battle going on for the podium spots.”

Of the home riders Gavin added: “Nicky (Hayden), Ben (Spies) and Colin (Edwards) all had a great race and all three were together in those positions, and were just unable to fight for the podium. We thought at one point they may be able to. Fifth, sixth and seventh may not be exactly what they wanted, but they are decent results and they have factory bikes that finished in front of them.”

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