Danny Webb reasonably happy despite not taking points in first race
At the end of the first lap of the Qatar Grand Prix Danny Webb had made up six positions from the starting grid, slotting him into 17th and began to settle down, getting into a rhythm and pacing himself for the 18-lapper on the 3.3 mile circuit. It didn’t take... Read more
Qatar Grand Prix: Bridgestone debrief with Hirohide Hamashima
The 2011 MotoGP season started this weekend with the first race in Qatar, which is unique because it is run in the desert and at night. Since the test on 13-14 March conditions were windy which meant a lot of sand was blown onto the circuit, making it slippery... Read more
Kent happy to finish in the points at Qatar GP
Red Bull Ajo Motorsport´s only 17-year-old Aprilia-riders Jonas Folger and Danny Kent started the world championship season with great performances in Qatar. Folger was fifth in the 125cc class and rookie rider Kent was also able to get world championship points after finishing 13th. British rider Kent who started his first... Read more
Casey Stoner continued his strong pre-season form to take a clear victory today in Qatar for the Repsol Honda Team, using the harder option front and rear Bridgestone slicks to finish over three seconds ahead of the field and set the fastest lap of the race. The gap... Read more
Crutchlow happy with first MotoGP race, gaining experience
The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team made a bright start to the 2011 MotoGP World Championship in Qatar, Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow finishing with points scoring finishes in the season opening night race. Crutchlow made an impressive MotoGP debut at the 5.38km Losail International Circuit having started in front... Read more
Kev Coghlan frustrated by crash in debut Moto2 race
The first race of the season has not ended well for Aeroport de Castello rider Kev Coghlan who suffered a crash in the middle of the race which ended his Grand Prix early. It’s a shame that after moving up ten positions and picking up a rhythm as fast as... Read more
Redding finishes Qatar GP in 31th after early crash
The 2011 Moto2 World Championship campaign kicked off in disappointing fashion for the Marc VDS Racing Team in Qatar tonight. Scott Redding was optimistic of mounting a podium challenge going into the 20-lap race but starting from 10th on the grid, he lost four places in a typically frenetic first... Read more
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