After another two free practice sessions on the second day of running in Qatar, Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner was again the pacesetter, lapping under the existing lap record on the harder option front and rear Bridgestone slicks. The Repsol Honda Team also claimed second and third spots with... Read more
Crutchlow thrilled with progress in final Qatar practice
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow were both delighted with major improvements made during the third and final MotoGP practice session at the Losail International Circuit tonight. In blustery and unpredictable conditions that continued to hit the 5.38km Doha venue, Edwards and Crutchlow made... Read more
The first Grand Prix of the 2011 season got underway today under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. In a change to the usual timings, brought about by the night-time schedule, riders took to the circuit for 45minutes tonight for the first official free practice session... Read more
Crutchlow battles the pain at debut MotoGP weekend
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow declared themselves satisfied with early progress at the end of the opening practice session for the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar tonight. Crutchlow produced a performance that demonstrated his incredible courage and determination as he finished just over 0.5s... Read more
Cla Nº Rider Bike Time Delay Laps km/h 1 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1’55.752 16 167.323 2 26 Daniel Pedrosa Honda 1’56.362 0.610 18 166.446 3 8 Héctor Barberá Ducati 1’56.421 0.669 18 166.361 4 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 1’56.441 0.689 18 166.333 5 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1’56.479 0.727 19 166.278 6 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1’56.493 0.741 17 166.258 7 1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1’56.586 0.834 18 166.126 8 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1’56.592 0.840 17 166.117 9 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 1’56.790 1.038 19 165.836 10 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1’56.879 1.127 20 165.709 11 69 Nicky... Read more
Yamaha Racing has published some videos with announcements of their MotoGP riders. Here’s Cal. Read more
Now established as the curtain-raiser for the MotoGP season, Qatar’s Losail International Circuit again heralds a return to action on 20 March for motorcycle racing’s top category and for Bridgestone who return as the Official Tyre Supplier to the premier class for the third year. Following the Tohoku... Read more
The Season Starts Here: Qatar GP Preview
MotoGP The wait for MotoGP fans around the world will finally end on Thursday when the first round of the 2011 season commences under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit with the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar. With the pre-season done and dusted the 17 premier class riders will... Read more