Kev Coghlan aiming for points after tyre problem robs him of better grid position
Despite having taken an important step forward in the qualifying compared to the previous Grand Prix, a start from 24th position for Kev Coghlan is not what team and rider were hoping for. In today’s free practice Kev had the fastest bike for most of the session, surpassed only by... Read more
Oettl takes victory in first Rookies race of the season with brilliant last lap
Philipp Oettl won the first Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup race of the season with a brilliant outbraking move on Brad Binder with one and a half laps remaining on Saturday at Jerez in Southern Spain. The 14 year old German was super smooth throughout the 16 laps and... Read more
Red Bull Ajo Motorsport’s young Aprilia riders Jonas Folger and Danny Kent did a good job in the qualifying of the 125cc class taking place today in Jerez, Spain. British youngster Kent finished two positions and less than 0.4 seconds behind teammate Folger in the qualifying. Both will start tomorrow’s... Read more
Redding frustrated by front-end crash ruining his qualifying
Marc VDS Racing Team riders Scott Redding and Mika Kallio are both confident they can fight for a top six finish in tomorrow’s Spanish Moto2 race at Jerez, after qualifying next to each other on the fifth row of the grid. Redding had another eventful session having made a blistering... Read more
Smith takes excellent fifth place in Jerez qualifying
Bradley Smith’s fantastic start to the 2011 World Championship campaign continued at the Jerez circuit in Spain today, the British rider qualifying on the second row of the grid ahead his second race in the ultra-competitive Moto2 series. The 20-year-old posted a best time of 1.43.500 to finish just over... Read more
Crutchlow delighted with third row start at new track
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow will start tomorrow’s Spanish MotoGP race from eighth and ninth position on the grid respectively after an incident-packed qualifying session at the Jerez circuit. Crutchlow produced another outstanding performance to secure his second successive top ten qualifying result in... Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Time Delay 1 27 Casey Stoner Honda 1’38.757 – 2 26 Daniel Pedrosa Honda 1’38.915 0.158 3 1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 1’38.918 0.161 4 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 1’39.390 0.633 5 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 1’39.486 0.729 6 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 1’39.709 0.952 7 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 1’39.892 1.135 8 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 1’39.895 1.138 9 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 1’40.019 1.262 10 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 1’40.168 1.411 11 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 1’40.175 1.418 12 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 1’40.185 1.428 13 8 Héctor Barberá Ducati 1’40.217 1.460 14 21 John Hopkins Suzuki 1’40.310 1.553 15 65 Loris Capirossi Ducati 1’40.523 1.766 16 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 1’40.601 1.844 17 24 Toni Elías Honda 1’41.114 2.357 Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Time Delay 1 65 Stefan Bradl Kalex/Honda 1’42.706 – 2 72 Yuki Takahashi Moriwaki/Honda 1’42.988 0.282 3 12 Thomas Luthi Suter/Honda 1’43.288 0.582 4 93 Marc Márquez Suter/Honda 1’43.332 0.626 5 38 Bradley Smith Tech 3/Honda 1’43.500 0.794 6 15 Alex de Angelis Motobi/Honda 1’43.613 0.907 7 51 Michele Pirro Moriwaki/Honda 1’43.615 0.909 8 40 Aleix Espargaró Pons Kalex/Honda 1’43.676 0.970 9 71 Claudio Corti Suter/Honda 1’43.687 0.981 10 60 Julian Simon Suter/Honda 1’43.766 1.060 11 29 Andrea Iannone Suter/Honda 1’43.782 1.076 12 54 Kenan Sofuoglu Suter/Honda 1’43.860 1.154 13 45 Scott Redding Suter/Honda 1’43.897 1.191 14 36 Mika Kallio Suter/Honda 1’43.935 1.229 15 77 D.Ägerter Suter/Honda 1’44.024 1.318 16 16 Jules Cluzel Suter/Honda 1’44.054 1.348 17 53 Valentin Debise FTR/Honda 1’44.087 1.381 18 3 Simone Corsi FTR/Honda 1’44.188 1.482 19 88... Read more