Big progress for Crutchlow and Tech3 at Estoril test
Less than 24 hours after claiming a brilliant double top 10 finish in the Portuguese MotoGP round, Cal Crutchlow and Colin Edwards were back in action to complete a hugely productive test session at the Estoril circuit today. With seven hours of track time available and conditions ideal with no... Read more
FIM Announces Latest News On MotoGP 2012 Applications
The Estoril weekend also saw an update to the FIM’s progress with establishing the teams for participation in the 2012 season. 16 teams not currently participating have applied and that is going to be refined to a final position where there are 14 teams fielding 21 riders. This is the... Read more
Crutchlow again in the Top 10 at new circuit
Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow continued their excellent start to the 2011 MotoGP World Championship in today’s Portuguese Grand Prix after the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team duo stormed to top eight finishes in Estoril. Crutchlow looked on course to secure his best MotoGP finish of a rookie season in... Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Laps Time Delay/Retirement 1 26 Daniel Pedrosa Honda 28 45’51.483 2 1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 28 45’54.534 3.051 3 27 Casey Stoner Honda 28 45’59.141 7.658 4 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 28 46’08.013 16.530 5 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 28 46’08.038 16.555 6 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 28 46’24.058 32.575 7 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 28 46’30.232 38.749 8 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 28 46’32.395 40.912 9 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 28 46’46.370 54.887 10 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 28 46’51.180 59.697 11 24 Toni Elías Honda 28 46’51.857 1’00.374 12 65 Loris Capirossi Ducati 28 46’53.276 1’01.793 13 19 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 28 47’15.853 1’24.370 (10) 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 12 20’06.256 Retirement (13) 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1 1’50.239 Retirement 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 0 Retirement 8 Héctor Barberá Ducati 0 Retirement Read more
Crutchlow starts Portuguese Grand Prix from excellent third row
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Cal Crutchlow equalled his best qualifying result of his outstanding rookie campaign after the British rider set the eighth quickest time in this afternoon’s session. With small damp patches still littering sections of the 2.599 miles circuit after torrential overnight rain, Edwards and Crutchlow expertly... Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Time Delay 1 1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1’37.161 – 2 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 1’37.294 0.133 3 26 Daniel Pedrosa Honda 1’37.324 0.163 4 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1’37.384 0.223 5 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1’37.866 0.705 6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1’38.073 0.912 7 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1’38.080 0.919 8 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1’38.189 1.028 9 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1’38.271 1.110 10 8 Héctor Barberá Ducati 1’38.363 1.202 11 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1’38.497 1.336 12 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1’38.786 1.625 13 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1’38.922 1.761 14 65 Loris Capirossi Ducati 1’38.934 1.773 15 19 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 1’39.172 2.011 16 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 1’39.378 2.217 17 24 Toni Elías Honda 1’39.894 2.733 Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Time Delay Laps km/h 1 65 Loris Capirossi Ducati 1’44.515 17 144.048 2 1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1’45.079 0.564 17 143.275 3 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1’45.955 1.440 10 142.090 4 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1’46.481 1.966 13 141.388 5 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1’47.676 3.161 7 139.819 6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1’47.849 3.334 14 139.595 7 26 Daniel Pedrosa Honda 1’48.102 3.587 11 139.268 8 24 Toni Elías Honda 1’48.140 3.625 8 139.219 9 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 1’49.117 4.602 12 137.973 10 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 1’50.896 6.381 6 135.759 11 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1’51.497 6.982 5 135.027 12... Read more
Crutchlow happy about pace at new track but struggling with forearm problems
Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow made an impressively fast return to MotoGP action in Portugal today, the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders lapping consistently inside the top ten during the opening day of practice at the Estoril track. Forecasts had predicted rain for the opening day of the Portuguese... Read more