Stunning Smith takes 9th at Qatar and finishes weekend as best rookie
Bradley Smith started his Moto2 World Championship campaign in superb fashion in the season opening Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar tonight. The 20-year-old, starting from the front of the third row for his Moto2 debut, made a fantastic start and after a typically frantic first few corners, Smith found himself... 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
Smith seventh-fastest in “fantastic” qualifying
Bradley Smith produced a dazzling performance under the spectacular Losail International Circuit floodlights in Qatar tonight, the British rider claiming a stunning seventh position in his first ever Moto2 qualifying session. The 20-year-old clocked a best time of 2.01.442 on the new Tech 3 Racing machine to claim a place... Read more
Redding targets podium fight despite difficult qualifying session
Scott Redding is confident he can fight for the podium in the opening Moto2 World Championship race in Qatar, despite a difficult qualifying session tonight. The Marc VDS rider started the 45-minute qualifying session confident that gearbox and rear suspension modifications to his Suter MMXI machine would help him continue... 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
Pos Nº Rider Bike Time Delay 1 65 Stefan Bradl Kalex/Honda 2’00.168 – 2 93 Marc Márquez Suter/Honda 2’00.375 0.207 3 12 Thomas Luthi Suter/Honda 2’00.996 0.828 4 72 Yuki Takahashi Moriwaki/Honda 2’01.179 1.011 5 16 Jules Cluzel Suter/Honda 2’01.408 1.240 6 60 Julian Simon Suter/Honda 2’01.430 1.262 7 38 Bradley Smith Tech 3/Honda 2’01.442 1.274 8 15 Alex de Angelis Motobi/Honda 2’01.465 1.297 9 51 Michele Pirro Moriwaki/Honda 2’01.479 1.311 10 45 Scott Redding Suter/Honda 2’01.564 1.396 11 3 Simone Corsi FTR/Honda 2’01.574 1.406 12 76 Max Neukirchner MZ/Honda 2’01.741 1.573 13 75 Mattia Pasini FTR/Honda 2’01.893 1.725 14 40 Aleix Espargaró Pons Kalex/Honda 2’01.895 1.727 15 77 D.Ägerter Suter/Honda 2’01.895 1.727 16 29 Andrea Iannone Suter/Honda 2’01.903 1.735 17 34 Esteve Rabat FTR/Honda 2’02.154 1.986 18 71 Claudio Corti Suter/Honda 2’02.237 2.069 19 63... Read more