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
Pos Nº Rider Bike Time Delay 1 18 Nicolas Terol Aprilia 2’06.605 – 2 11 Sandro Cortese Aprilia 2’06.695 0.090 3 7 Efrén Vazquez Derbi 2’07.651 1.046 4 33 Sergio Gadea Aprilia 2’07.857 1.252 5 55 Hector Faubel Aprilia 2’08.062 1.457 6 94 Jonas Folger Aprilia 2’08.298 1.693 7 5 Johann Zarco Derbi 2’08.582 1.977 8 23 Alberto Moncayo Aprilia 2’08.683 2.078 9 25 Maverick Viñales Aprilia 2’09.218 2.613 10 39 Luis Salom Aprilia 2’09.331 2.726 11 96 Louis Rossi Aprilia 2’09.466 2.861 12 44 Miguel Oliveira Aprilia 2’09.487 2.882 13 52 Danny Kent Aprilia 2’09.705 3.100 14 15 S.G.Giorgi Aprilia 2’09.835 3.230 15 26 Adrián Martín Aprilia 2’09.859 3.254 16 31 Niklas Ajo Aprilia 2’10.091 3.486 17 63 M.Zulfahmi Derbi 2’10.161 3.556 18 76 Hiroki Ono KTM 2’10.223 3.618 19 3 Luigi Morciano Aprilia 2’10.269 3.664 20 17 Taylor Mackenzie Aprilia 2’10.373 3.768 21 53... Read more
Bridgestone and Dorna Sports have signed a new three-year deal that will see the Japanese manufacturer continue as the Official Tyre Supplier to the premier class of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) MotoGP World Championship from 2012-2014. The new contract means that Bridgestone will continue to provide tyres and... Read more
After another two free practice sessions on the second day of running in Qatar, Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner was again the pacesetter, lapping under the existing lap record on the harder option front and rear Bridgestone slicks. The Repsol Honda Team also claimed second and third spots with... Read more