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
Bridgestone and Dorna Sports have signed a new three-year deal that will see the Japanese manufacturer continue as the Official Tyre Supplier to the premier class of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) MotoGP World Championship from 2012-2014. The new contract means that Bridgestone will continue to provide tyres and... Read more
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