The Czech Republic Grand Prix, Round 12 of the 2012 MotoGP Championship, had two major news stories surrounding it, each involving two different MotoGP riders. The first involved the intense rivalry between the two top Spanish riders: Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) and Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda). The second involved two riders who weren't even able to race: Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda) and Nicky Hayden (Ducati).
The starting grid of the 2012 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix was not quite what people expected, but the qualify session of the previous day was so filled with accidents that there were bound to be changes for the actual race. Spies and Stoner both made it to the starting grid after their respective crashes, though Stoner was seen using crutches during practice because he had a few broken bones in his right ankle.
The 2012 Moto3 race at Indianapolis started with Sandro Cortese on pole, riding his Red Bull KTM Ajo machine, and his teammate Danny Kent was right next to him. Both riders got off to a flying start and after one lap, Danny Kent was in front with a time of 1'56.696.
The Moto2 Series race at Indianapolis got off to a clear start for everyone excetp Marc Marquez. He began with the second place slot on the front row then had a terrible start, dropping back immediately to fourth place by the first turn. With no other issues the motorcycle train flew down into turn 9 with everyone tight together.
When the history of the 2012 Red Bull Indianapolis GP is written, the accidents will certainly play an important role in the story — and so far we've only experienced the qualifying session, not the actual race! It started with Casey Stoner, but before the Indy GP qualify session was over several more riders had serious accidents as well.
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