“Dream come true” for Kev Coghlan making his Moto2 debut at Qatar
After a short but intense preseason Scotsman Kev Coghlan finally made ​​his full-season debut in MotoGP world championship. And it was an unusual day today where he had to adapt not not only to the time changes of the training sessions – held at night – but also to... 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
Redding shines on first day under Qatar floodlights
Marc VDS Racing Team rider Scott Redding produced a dazzling performance under the Losail International Circuit floodlights tonight, the British rider ending the first night of practice for the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar in second position. Redding quickly mastered unpredictably windy conditions that buffeted the 5.38km circuit to finish... 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
Free Practice 1 Cla Nº Rider Bike Time Delay Laps km/h 1 65 Stefan Bradl Kalex/Honda 2’02.463 16 158.153 2 93 Marc Márquez Suter/Honda 2’02.805 0.342 18 157.713 3 45 Scott Redding Suter/Honda 2’03.051 0.588 13 157.398 4 12 Thomas Luthi Suter/Honda 2’03.152 0.689 16 157.269 5 29 Andrea Iannone Suter/Honda 2’03.206 0.743 15 157.200 6 16 Jules Cluzel Suter/Honda 2’03.273 0.810 15 157.114 7 51 Michele Pirro Moriwaki/Honda 2’03.519 1.056 15 156.801 8 15 Alex de Angelis Motobi/Honda 2’03.588 1.125 17 156.714 9 40 Aleix Espargaró Pons Kalex/Honda 2’03.652 1.189 18 156.633 10 75 Mattia... Read more
Yamaha Racing has published some videos with announcements of their MotoGP riders. Here’s Cal. Read more
Now established as the curtain-raiser for the MotoGP season, Qatar’s Losail International Circuit again heralds a return to action on 20 March for motorcycle racing’s top category and for Bridgestone who return as the Official Tyre Supplier to the premier class for the third year. Following the Tohoku... Read more