Crutchlow commences learning process on “most difficult track so far”
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow battled the elements once again today to finish a rain disrupted opening day of practice at the spectacular Mugello circuit in sixth and 11th places respectively. After rain dominated the recent Silverstone and Assen races, there was welcome respite... Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Time Delay Laps km/h 1 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1’49.272 6 172.798 2 24 Toni Elías Honda 1’51.937 2.665 10 168.684 3 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1’52.550 3.278 6 167.765 4 19 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 1’54.497 5.225 4 164.912 5 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 1’55.279 6.007 13 163.793 6 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1’58.334 9.062 2 159.565 7 8 Héctor Barberá Ducati 1’58.748 9.476 8 159.008 8 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1’59.812 10.540 2 157.596 9 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 2’06.386 17.114 2 149.399 10 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 2’09.337 20.065 3 145.990 11 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 2’10.026 20.754 2 145.217 12... Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Time Delay Laps km/h 1 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 1’48.987 21 173.250 2 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1’49.027 0.040 16 173.186 3 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1’49.088 0.101 21 173.089 4 1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1’49.251 0.264 20 172.831 5 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1’49.364 0.377 20 172.652 6 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1’49.810 0.823 19 171.951 7 26 Daniel Pedrosa Honda 1’50.104 1.117 19 171.492 8 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1’50.203 1.216 19 171.338 9 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1’50.629 1.642 21 170.678 10 19 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 1’50.658 1.671 16 170.633 11 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1’50.683 1.696 19 170.595 12 14... Read more
Shell Advance & Dorna extend Malaysian GP title sponsorship deal
Shell has renewed its agreement with MotoGP rights holder Dorna Sports for its motorcycle oil brand, Shell Advance, to continue as the title sponsor for the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, to run for a third successive year in 2011. Throughout this year Shell is encouraging bikers from different parts of... Read more
The fast and flowing Mugello circuit is a fan favourite but particularly demanding on tyres because of the high speed, heavy braking and marked elevation changes. In response, and as part of work to ensure ongoing improvement, this year Bridgestone will bring asymmetric rear slick tyres to the 5.245km... Read more
Crutchlow putting Assen behind him and ready for Mugello
The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team’s busy schedule continues this weekend when Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow visit the magnificent Mugello circuit for the TIM Grand Prix of Italy, round eight of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship. The 3.259 miles track is one of the most spectacular and challenging on... Read more
Mugello Grand Prix Preview: MotoGP, Moto2 & 125cc
MotoGP The second wave of back-to-back rounds will be completed this weekend as the eighth instalment of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship takes place at the Mugello circuit. The Gran Premio d’Italia TIM takes place immediately after the Assen outing, as the campaign maintains its intense pace. Having stretched his Championship... Read more
Your Summer Reading: Overdrive by Clyde Brolin
Ever wondered what goes through a rider’s mind when he keeps on doing one perfect lap after another? Or how he still manages to react on every tiny movement of the bike when everything starts going blurry around him at over 330 km/h? Chances are when you see a... Read more