2010 MotoGP HighlightsHD
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52 minute program, includes race highlights, news, reports, interviews and the best images from the Grand Prix
|1||HDVideoCommercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar||The five-month wait for the start of the 2010 MotoGP World Championship came to an end in April at the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar, and an eventful opening race at Losail did not let fans down. An exciting start saw Dani Pedrosa shoot up from seventh on the grid to lead the field into Turn One, and as the opening laps unfolded the Spaniard, Valentino Rossi, poleman Casey Stoner and his team-mate Nicky Hayden commenced a battle at the front. Drama unfolded as Stoner lost the front of his bike on the sixth lap when in the lead, dramatically ending his race after being the huge favourite to take Qatari victory for the fourth successive year. Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso then battled at the front for a while before Rossi shot off and Dovizioso found himself in an intense fight with Nicky Hayden second and third position respectively, before Lorenzo got in the mix surpassing the two to take second spot, behind Rossi. Dovizioso claimed third in a sprint for the line as he held off Hayden by 0.011s. In Moto2, Shoya Tomizawa made history as the first ever winner of the new category, after frontrunners Alex de Angelis and Stefan Bradl collided and crashed out and Julián Simón retired. In 125cc Nico Terol rode the perfect race to start his challenge for the title with a victory, emerging victorious from a group of seven riders battling a close fight for much of the race.||55:23||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|2||HDVideo2010 Gran Premio bwin de España||The first European race at the Jerez circuit saw close racing, daring overtakes, and a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat battle for Spanish supremacy. Pole holder Dani Pedrosa had a second-and-a-half lead ahead of Rossi at the midway point of the race, with Lorenzo a further two seconds back, but the Spaniard soon overtook Rossi before turning his focus to hunting down Pedrosa, from where a superb duel developed between the two Spaniards. With two laps to go Lorenzo caught up with the factory Honda rider and made his move to pass, but Pedrosa held his line and the two almost touched as the excitement continued to increase. And so it came down to the last lap and as Pedrosa pushed it wide at the Dry Sack corner Lorenzo swept through to assume the lead, which he held to ensure he received his reward for a fantastic ride. Crossing the line the Fiat Yamaha rider was 0.543s ahead of Pedrosa, with Rossi placing third to complete the podium. In Moto2 Toni Elías won a condensed, action-packed 17-lap contest ahead of Shoya Tomizawa and Thomas Lüthi after the original race was red flagged due to a big crash on the opening lap. In 125cc Pol Espargaró sent the home fans into celebratory jubilations as he led an all-Spanish 125cc podium at Jerez, after pole position holder and strong favourite Marc Márquez crashed out.||55:50||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|3||HDVideo2010 Monster Energy Grand Prix de France||This programme is 52 minutes long and includes race highlights, news, reports, interviews and the best images from the Grand Prix.||53:03||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|4||HDVideo2010 Gran Premio d’Italia Tim||The big news from Mugello was all about a rider who did not even make the start of the race. Dani Pedrosa rode a start-to-finish victory at Mugello taking his maiden win of 2010, never looking like relinquishing the lead he held from the opening lap and crossed the finish line 4.014s clear of the rest of the field. Jorge Lorenzo took second place to extend his lead at the top of the standings, ahead of third-placed Andrea Dovizioso who gave the home crowd a podium to cheer after Valentino Rossi was ruled out of the race following a crash in practice. Dovizioso and Ben Spies had rapid starts from the second row and the Italian was up to third before the end of the opening lap as the pair pushed through on Casey Stoner. The final lap delivered a great display in the fight for fourth as Stoner went through on both Melandri and De Puniet to finish ahead of the pair, whilst up front Pedrosa crossed the line first with Lorenzo and Dovizioso following. Andrea Iannone won the Moto2 race by a margin of 2.764s on Sunday, delighting the home crowd as the battle for positions two to six provided a riveting contest. Marc Márquez took his first World Championship win in a tight 125cc race that went all the way to the wire, leading an all-Spanish podium completed by Nico Terol and Pol Espargaró.||56:04||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|5||HDVideo2010 AirAsia British Grand Prix||A great last lap battle for the third spot saw a MotoGP rookie take his first premier class podium. Jorge Lorenzo flew off from his pole position wasting little time in finding a rapid rhythm and by lap seven his advantage at the head of the race was a substantial one at over five seconds. Meanwhile Dovizioso and De Puniet ignited an intense contest for second spot, with Hayden hot on their tails. Rookie Ben Spies was also making progress as he moved through to enter the top five and latched onto the chase for a podium spot. Soon Dovizioso, De Puniet and Hayden were separated by less than half a second as they continued their tactical tussle for the final two podium spots – Spies keeping a tag on as well. With three laps to go Hayden and Spies both managed to pass De Puniet, and the final lap provided a fitting climax as Spies got through on Hayden at Farm Curve to take third spot, a position he held to the finish whilst ahead Lorenzo crossed the line first, ahead of Dovizioso. In Moto2 there was great drama on the final lap as Tom Lüthi ran wide and Jules Cluzel went through on him to take his first World Championship win. In 125cc Marc Marquez made it back-to-back victories as he won a fiercely contested fight for first place with Pol Espargaró.||57:38||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|6||HDVideo2010 TT Assen||The 80th anniversary of the Dutch TT was marked with soild race from the podium placed riders, while behind them a thrilling battle ensued. Ben Spies and Dani Pedrosa made good starts, both rising four places from their grid positions to slot into second and third place, as Lorenzo led the field into Turn 1 from pole position. Lorenzo started to open up a very early lead and for the first couple of laps it looked like the Spaniard would race clear but Pedrosa and Stoner both passed Spies on lap three and tried to keep the leader in check, but to no avail. Behind them a battle ensued between Spies, Dovizioso and De Puniet as the trio remained closely grouped, De Puniet and Dovizioso fighting intensely to the last lap. Lorenzo eventually crossed the line 2.935s ahead of Pedrosa, with Stoner taking his first podium of the season in third. Spies finished fourth in another impressive display from the rookie, with Dovizioso edging out De Puniet for fifth with another overtake on the chicane just before the finish line. In Moto2, Andrea Iannone rode a lonely race at the front, while behind him Tom Lüthi and Ratthaprak Wilairot had a fantastic duel for third. In 125cc Marc Marquez took victory in a battle with Nico Terol after the latter had troubles getting past a back marker.||52:33||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|7||HDVideo2010 Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya||A two way battle at the front became an easy win for one, after a dramatic crash midway through the race. Dani Pedrosa made one of his rapid starts and led into Turn 1 as he shot through from row two, but then ran wide coming out and had dropped down to ninth by the end of lap one as he lost the advantage. It was an error he managed to recover in the early laps though and before too long he was up to third. Andrea Dovizioso started a fight for the lead with Lorenzo, overtaking to move into first, but it was a lead Lorenzo quickly regained as the battle lines were drawn. When chasing in third place Casey Stoner ran off track shortly after and dropped to fifth as Randy de Puniet and Pedrosa came through. Then drama as Dovizioso went down as he pushed himself when chasing Lorenzo at the front. Stoner and Pedrosa began duelling for second place with De Puniet further back in fourth. Lorenzo crossed the line 4.754s clear to take his fifth win of the season while Pedrosa won the scrap for second by just two-tenths of a second from Stoner. Yuki Takahashi won the dramatic Moto2 race, in which Andrea Iannone was given a Ride Through penalty after taking the lead. Marc Marquez took his fourth straight 125cc win while Bradley Smith and PolEspargaró completed the podium after a dramatic last-lap crash for Terol.||53:29||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|8||HDVideo2010 Eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland||Valentino Rossi made his comeback in a dramatic shortened race, after a red flag was shown following a three rider crash. The original race was red flagged on lap nine when a crash for Randy de Puniet brought down both Álvaro Bautista and Aleix Espargaró, neither of whom could avoid the Frenchman’s bike which burst into flames. The top five order at that stage was Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Stoner, Dovizioso and Rossi. After a 25-minute interval the new shortened race began, and Lorenzo quickly assumed the race lead, holding off Pedrosa, with Stoner in third and Rossi and Dovizioso battling for fourth. The battle between Lorenzo and Pedrosa was developing into a thriller with the two swapping the lead as they constantly looked for ways through on one another. Pedrosa emerged victorious, while Rossi was defying his precarious physical condition to engage in a great contest with Stoner for third, taking their duel to the bitter end where Stoner managed a final corner overtake. Toni Elias won his third Moto2 race of the season after a big opening lap crash involving five riders. Marc Márquez’s dominance of the 125cc class continued as he benefitted from a late crash for Pol Espargaró to take a fifth straight win, with Tomoyoshi Koyama and Sandro Cortese completing the podium in a thrilling contest.||55:07||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|9||HDVideo2010 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix||It was only the MotoGP riders out for the Laguna Seca which saw a dramatic crash from the race leader. A trademark lightning start from Pedrosa saw him lead into turn one of the first lap and the Spaniard led for the early part of the race whilst setting a fierce pace. However, on Lap 11 and with Lorenzo pressuring him for the lead the Repsol Honda rider crashed out at turn five, leaving his fellow Spaniard to take his M1 to a sixth win of the season as he tasted victory on the Californian circuit for the first time. In second place at 3.517s behind Ducati Team rider Casey Stoner scored his best result of the season so far – his fourth podium in a row – and a comfortable finish with a distance of almost ten seconds back to third place. That slot was taken by Valentino Rossi, after he shredded away the gap to Andrea Dovizioso, eventually passing his fellow Italian with five laps to go. As the tyres started to go off towards the end there were changes further down the order, as Ben Spies and Nicky Hayden fought for the honour of highest placing American, in an enthralling duel, which Hayden eventually won, edging out Spies for fifth place.||53:41||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|10||HDVideo2010 Cardion ab Grand Prix České republiky||Rain turned to sun in time for a race that saw an early battle turn into solid finishes for the podium placed riders. The sun was shining in stark contrast to the fears of poor weather that had preceded the race as just over 148,000 enthusiastic fans packed out the Brno circuit, and Lorenzo engaged in an early battle with rival Dani Pedrosa– who started from pole position – for the lead. Andrea Dovizioso went down inside the opening three laps, managing to avoid collisions with a number of oncoming bikes while stranded in the middle of the track coming out of turn nine. The Italian rejoined the back of the race but was forced to retire shortly after. Lorenzo and Pedrosa exchanged the fastest lap time in the preliminary stages of the race as they set the pace but the Championship leader slowly began to pull away, the pair well ahead of Casey Stoner in third place. The riders became more separated as the race reached its finale, and Lorenzo cruised across the line 5.494s ahead of Pedrosa while the Repsol Honda rider was followed onto the podium by Stoner, who finished third at almost six seconds back. In Moto2 Toni Elias slotted pass Andrea Iannone on the penultimate lap to take the race win. In 125cc Nico Terol took a dominant victory after a good tyre choice in wet conditions.||53:30||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|11||HDVideo2010 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix||An American rider gave the home crowd plenty to cheer about as the Championship Leader failed to keep his incredible finishing record. Starting from the second row Pedrosa was on the pace early on and by lap two he was in second position, as he set his sights on Ben Spies. On the end of the seventh lap the Spaniard overtook the rookie on the start/finish straight and never relinquished the lead, eventually crossing the line 3.575s clear. Spies started from pole – the first of his MotoGP career – and capped off a great weekend by finishing second. Completing the podium was Championship leader Lorenzo who had started from second on the grid but dropped to fifth at the start of the race. But the Spaniard soon battled his way past Andrea Dovizioso and into third just before the midway point of the race, finishing just over three seconds off Spies as his phenomenal record of having placed in the top two in every race this season was finally broken. A complicated weekend for Valentino Rossi ended with the reigning World Champion placing fourth in the race, as he won the battle of the Italians with Dovizioso who took fifth. In Moto2 Toni Elias battled the heat and a fever to take the win in the second race after the first was red flagged. In 125cc Nico Terol took the win in an eventful race that saw Marc Marquez crash out while leading.||54:30||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|12||HDVideo2010 Gran Premio Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini||An Italian on the podium delighted the home crowd in a race that was overshadowed by tragedy after Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa passed away following a crash. Dani Pedrosa set a stunning pace from the start and was almost 1.5s clear of Lorenzo by only the third lap, as he set a lap record early on in the 28-lap contest. With Pedrosa pulling away and Lorenzo riding a relatively lonely race in second position the real battle was for the final podium spot, with Rossi attacking Casey Stoner as he sought a result that would please the home crowd. The pair swapped positions a couple of times before the Italian made a move stick, with Andrea Dovizioso also passing the Australian shortly after. Rossi and Dovizioso pulled away as they contended for the honour of highest placing Italian rider, and it was a battle the reigning World Champion eventually won comfortably. Pedrosa by that stage had crossed the finish line in first position and exactly 1.9s clear of Lorenzo, with Rossi just over a second behind his Fiat Yamaha team-mate. In Moto2 Toni Elias won amid tradegy after Shoya Tomizawa passed away from injuries sustained in a crash during the race. In 125cc Marc Marquez emerged victorious after battling with Champiosnhip rival Nico Terol for much of the race.||52:49||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|13||HDVideo2010 Gran Premio de Aragón||A thrilling inaugural race in Aragon saw Champion Leader Jorge Lorenzo off the podium for the first time after a daring last lap overtake. Starting from pole Casey Stoner held his position going into the first turn, but usual rapid starter Pedrosa dropped to fifth as the riders bunched up in the tight opening curve. The Repsol Honda rider fought back in the early stages of the race however to climb to second behind Stoner, and the gap between the two fluctuated throughout. The pair were consistently fast for the duration of the race but Stoner managed to pull away towards the end as he achieved what was eventually a comfortable 25 points, with Pedrosa maintaining his good form in second. There were battles all the way through the field and none more entertaining than that between Hayden and Championship leader Lorenzo for the final podium spot. A fearless overtake on Lorenzo by Hayden on the final lap delivered the American the honours, and ended the Fiat Yamaha rider’s record of having placed on the rostrum at every race so far this season. Andrea Iannone took his third win of 2010 in Moto2 with another dominant win, securing victory from pole position by a margin of 6.203s. Pol Espargaro beat Nico Terol in a marvellous last-lap battle, as the 125cc Championship was blown wide open after Marc Márquez crashed out on lap one.||53:24||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|14||HDVideo2010 Grand Prix of Japan||A fierce fight for third place between team-mates and arch rivals provided one of the battles of the season, after Dani Pedrosa effectively ended his championship chances with a crash in practice. Casey Stoner made it two wins in a row with a strong win he slowly pulled away from Dovizioso throughout the 24-lap race, but the real excitement was drawn from team-mates Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s intense battle for the final spot on the podium. Lorenzo hinted at what was to come in the early stages as he passed Rossi to assume third, and that was just the start of the duo’s enthralling contest. Stoner began to open up a slender lead over Dovizioso which grew to a second with seven laps remaining, while Rossi and Lorenzo locked horns. Repeatedly pushing one another the pair touched bikes with two laps to go as they fought side by side in a rousing finale to the race. Rossi managed to hold his own in third place and score a seventh rostrum result of 2010, and in the process ensure that Lorenzo finished outside the top three for the second successive race. Toni Elías took another step towards sealing the Moto2 World Championship with victory ahead of Julián Simón and a thrilling third place fight. Marc Marquez closed the gap to Nico Terol in the Championship with a solid win ahead of his rival.||53:42||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|15||HDVideo2010 Grand Prix of Malaysia||Thrilling races as the Malaysian Grand Prix saw two World Champions crowned. Jorge Lorenzo was confirmed as the 2010 MotoGP World Champion in Sepang, as the 23 year-old Fiat Yamaha rider rode to a third place finish. Pole holder Lorenzo got off to a fantastic start and led into turn one as the race got underway, but team mate Valentino Rossi’s getaway from the starting grid was not so swift and he had dropped as low as 11th on the opening lap. Andrea Dovizioso stuck with Lorenzo and the pair established a slight gap at the front, but by only the third lap Rossi had recovered to fourth position as he set his sights on the leaders. Rossi took the lead at the midway point of the race having first passed Lorenzo and then Dovizioso. The two Italians swapped first position again in what was a thrilling fight to the end. Rossi was not to be denied his second win of the season however and crossed the line 0.224s ahead of Dovizioso, with Lorenzo in third and cementing the 2010 title with his 13th podium of the season as the celebrations started. Toni Elias sealed the first ever Moto2 Championship crown with fourth place in a race won by Roberto Rolfo. In 125cc Marc Marquez won from pole to take the championship lead.||54:49||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|16||HDVideo2010 Iveco Australian Grand Prix||Solid finishes for the front two as a third place went to wire in a daringly close battle. Casey Stoner’s authority on his home Phillip Island track continued in style on Sunday as the Ducati rider won at the circuit for the fourth year in a row. Starting from pole position the 25 year-old led the Iveco Australian Grand Prix from start to finish, eventually crossing the finish line 8.598s ahead of 2010 World Champion Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo rode a lonely race in second position as he finished almost ten seconds ahead of third-placed Valentino Rossi. The fight for third place went right down to the final lap and Fiat Yamaha man Rossi edged out Nicky Hayden in what was a fantastically close battle. The Ducati rider appeared to have got one over on his Italian rival with three laps to go when he overtook at Honda Corner, but Rossi returned the move at the same place on the final lap to beat the American to the final podium spot by a margin of just 0.038s. In Moto2 Alex de Angelis took his first victory in the class, leading his JiR Moto2 team bike across the finish line ahead of Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone. In 125cc Marc Marquez finished 6.062s clear of title rivals Pol Espargaró and Nico Terol.||54:17||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|17||HDVideo2010 bwin Grande Prémio de Portugal||A great third place battle between two Italians in MotoGP while the 125cc class provided arguably the race of the season. Jorge Lorenzo won from pole for the third year in succession, finishing ahead of Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso. The Fiat Yamaha rider got the better of his rival and team-mate Rossi as they battled early on and when he took the lead on the 17th of 28 laps he did not look back, eventually taking the chequered flag 8.629s clear of the Italian. The Italian brought home his factory M1 in a lonely second position as he finished almost 18 seconds ahead of Dovizioso, who had engaged in a thrilling battle to the very finish with Marco Simoncelli for the final podium position, which Dovizioso won by just 0.059s, leaving Simoncelli still looking for his first rostrum in the premier class though taking a season’s best finish of fourth. Stefan Bradl’s first podium in the Moto2 class was a hard fought victory from the third row of the grid in a thoroughly engrossing race. A phenomenal 125cc contest saw the original race red flagged, Championship leader Márquez re-start from the back of the grid after crashing on the sighting lap and then ride to victory ahead of title rival Nico Terol.||54:14||£2.49||View in iTunes|
|18||HDVideo2010 Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana||Plenty of drama in a race where Valentino Rossi and Casey Stoner said goodbye to their current teams, while in the 125cc race Marc Marquez sealed the title after a stunning year. Jorge Lorenzo signed off a hugely successful 2010 season with a ninth win of the year, taking victory at Valencia in front of a delighted home crowd. The MotoGP World Champion crossed the finish line 4.576s clear of Casey Stoner, who was followed onto the podium by Valentino Rossi. Despite the margin of victory it was far from a straightforward win for the 23 year-old Spaniard, who did magnificently to avoid crashing when he touched bikes with Marco Simoncelli early on. In second place and ending his four-year partnership with Ducati Stoner had led the race for much of the contest, but with eight of the 30 laps remaining he was unable to prevent Lorenzo taking over. A further four seconds back Rossi, who was also ending a chapter in his illustrious career with his final race for Fiat Yamaha after seven success-laden years, placed third having engaged in a great scrap with Lorenzo in the earlier stages of the race. Karel Abraham signed off from Moto2 with his first GP win before heading to the MotoGP class for 2011. Bradley Smith took his first win of the season in the 125cc race, in which fourth position was more than sufficient for Marc Márquez to be crowned 2010 125cc World Champion.||55:43||£2.49||View in iTunes|
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