Smith battles to 9th at team’s home race
Bradley Smith and Mike di Meglio produced trilling Moto2 performances in the Tech 3 Racing Team’s home race at the legendary Le Mans circuit today. British rider Smith stormed to his third top ten finish in four races after he produced a gutsy ride in the 26-lap race, while di... Read more
Engine problem ruins Webb’s race at Le Mans
Mahindra had a valuable but ultimately unrewarding weekend at the French GP. Danny Webb had been fighting hard in a points-scoring position before he retired from the race, while team-mate Marcel Schrötter was continuing his own progress at finding the right balance for his riding style on the new... Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Laps Time Delay/Retirement 1 27 Casey Stoner Honda 28 44’03.955 2 4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda 28 44’18.169 14.214 3 46 Valentino Rossi Ducati 28 44’18.519 14.564 4 1 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 28 44’25.030 21.075 5 58 Marco Simoncelli Honda 28 44’35.200 31.245 6 11 Ben Spies Yamaha 28 44’35.564 31.609 7 69 Nicky Hayden Ducati 28 44’39.521 35.566 8 7 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 28 44’55.457 51.502 9 8 Héctor Barberá Ducati 28 45’07.686 1’03.731 10 17 Karel Abraham Ducati 28 45’07.840 1’03.885 11 24 Toni Elías Honda 28 45’08.023 1’04.068 12 19 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki 28 45’08.147 1’04.192 13 5 Colin Edwards Yamaha 26 45’03.007 2 Laps 65 Loris Capirossi Ducati 21 33’55.169 Retirement 26 Daniel Pedrosa Honda 17 26’47.714 Crash 35 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 6 10’27.276 Crash 14 Randy de Puniet Ducati 1 1’43.987 Crash Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Laps Time Delay/Retirement 1 93 Marc Márquez Suter/Honda 26 43’03.308 2 72 Yuki Takahashi Moriwaki/Honda 26 43’05.290 1.982 3 65 Stefan Bradl Kalex/Honda 26 43’05.545 2.237 4 60 Julian Simon Suter/Honda 26 43’05.657 2.349 5 12 Thomas Luthi Suter/Honda 26 43’05.917 2.609 6 40 Aleix Espargaró Pons Kalex/Honda 26 43’15.603 12.295 7 3 Simone Corsi FTR/Honda 26 43’22.047 18.739 8 77 D.Ägerter Suter/Honda 26 43’22.226 18.918 9 38 Bradley Smith Tech 3/Honda 26 43’23.716 20.408 10 15 Alex de Angelis Motobi/Honda 26 43’23.874 20.566 11 16 Jules Cluzel Suter/Honda 26 43’26.533 23.225 12 4 R.Krummenacher Kalex/Honda 26 43’26.667 23.359 13 44 Pol Espargaró FTR/Honda 26 43’26.984 23.676 14 51 Michele Pirro Moriwaki/Honda 26 43’28.064 24.756 15 76 Max Neukirchner MZ/Honda 26 43’28.371 25.063 16 45 Scott Redding Suter/Honda 26 43’32.895 29.587 17 9 Kenny Noyes FTR/Honda 26 43’36.111 32.803 18 19 Xavier... Read more
Pos Nº Rider Bike Laps Time Delay/Retirement 1 25 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 24 42’00.505 2 18 Nicolas Terol Aprilia 24 42’00.553 0.048 3 7 Efrén Vazquez Derbi 24 42’07.341 6.836 4 55 Hector Faubel Aprilia 24 42’08.803 8.298 5 5 Johann Zarco Derbi 24 42’09.095 8.590 6 94 Jonas Folger Aprilia 24 42’10.741 10.236 7 11 Sandro Cortese Aprilia 24 42’11.172 10.667 8 33 Sergio Gadea Aprilia 24 42’16.147 15.642 9 44 Miguel Oliveira Aprilia 24 42’23.343 22.838 10 39 Luis Salom Aprilia 24 42’31.406 30.901 11 23 Alberto Moncayo Aprilia 24 42’34.301 33.796 12 15 S.G.Giorgi Aprilia 24 42’34.918 34.413 13 96 Louis Rossi Aprilia 24 42’35.201 34.696 14 26 Adrián Martín Aprilia 24 42’41.741 41.236 15 10 Alexis Masbou Aprilia 24 42’57.448 56.943 16 76 Hiroki Ono KTM 24 42’57.914 57.409 17 52 Danny Kent Aprilia 24 42’58.268 57.763 18 53 Jasper Iwema Aprilia 24 42’58.328 57.823 19 63 M.Zulfahmi Derbi 24 42’58.389 57.884 20 3... Read more
Unlucky Smith without a chance to qualify for top ten after incident with other rider
Bradley Smith was cruelly denied his chance to claim a deserved top 10 position on the grid ahead of the all-important home race for the Tech 3 Racing Team in Le Mans this afternoon. The British rider was poised to improve on his best time of 1.39.223 when he was... Read more
Mackenzie still having work to do to recover from Estoril crash
A crash had a say in Taylor Mackenzie’s performance in the qualifying for the French GP. As far as the young Briton is concerned, it is the one he suffered fifteen days ago in Estoril, and still affecting his performance. Mackenzie finished the qualifying in 26th position and will start... Read more
Sensational Crutchlow qualifies sixth at new track
The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team is confident of a strong showing in its crucial home race tomorrow after Cal Crutchlow and Colin Edwards produced breathtaking qualifying performances at the Le Mans circuit this afternoon. Crutchlow’s fantastic rookie season in the MotoGP World Championship continued in brilliant fashion, the British... Read more