MotoGP unites to help Japan
The MotoGP community has moved to do all it can to support those in Japan following the recent earthquake and its after-effects, and the 17 riders in MotoGP have put their signatures on a specially printed shirt with the message “We are for Japan”. MotoGP unites to help Japan The t-shirt... Read more
Qatar Grand Prix: Bridgestone debrief with Hirohide Hamashima
The 2011 MotoGP season started this weekend with the first race in Qatar, which is unique because it is run in the desert and at night. Since the test on 13-14 March conditions were windy which meant a lot of sand was blown onto the circuit, making it slippery... Read more
Casey Stoner continued his strong pre-season form to take a clear victory today in Qatar for the Repsol Honda Team, using the harder option front and rear Bridgestone slicks to finish over three seconds ahead of the field and set the fastest lap of the race. The gap... Read more
Crutchlow happy with first MotoGP race, gaining experience
The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team made a bright start to the 2011 MotoGP World Championship in Qatar, Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow finishing with points scoring finishes in the season opening night race. Crutchlow made an impressive MotoGP debut at the 5.38km Losail International Circuit having started in front... Read more
Pos Rider Team/Bike Time/Gap 1. Casey Stoner Honda 42m38.569s 2. Jorge... Read more
During the hour-long qualifying session at the Losail circuit this evening it was once again Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa who dominated the session, with the Australian finishing fastest with a stunning lap to secure pole position for tomorrow’s season-opening grand prix. The outright pole position... Read more
Crutchlow astonishes the field with 8th in qualifying debut at Qatar
MotoGP Rookie Cal Crutchlow lit up the Losail International Circuit in Qatar tonight with a stunning debut qualifying performance. The British rider lapped faster than nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi and a host of more experienced riders to produce the performance of the night on board the Monster Yamaha Tech... Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Time Delay 1 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1’54.137 – 2 26 Daniel Pedrosa Honda 1’54.342 0.205 3 1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1’54.947 0.810 4 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 1’54.988 0.851 5 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1’55.095 0.958 6 8 Héctor Barberá Ducati 1’55.223 1.086 7 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1’55.229 1.092 8 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1’55.578 1.441 9 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1’55.637 1.500 10 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1’55.647 1.510 11 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 1’55.656 1.519 12 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1’55.724 1.587 13 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1’55.881 1.744 14 65 Loris Capirossi Ducati 1’56.323 2.186 15 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1’56.665 2.528 16 24 Toni Elías Honda 1’57.992 3.855 Read more