Valencian Grand Prix, Cheste: Bridgestone Debrief with Tohru Ubukata
The finale of the 2011 season at Valencia was a thrilling but an incredibly tricky race for riders and tyres alike. The conditions were bad all weekend. Friday was wet but drying, leaving teams chasing setups on wet tyres as the track continually changed. Saturday’s sessions were dry although... Read more
Smith pushes on after early crash to finish final race in 23rd
The Tech 3 Racing Team ended the 2011 Moto2 World Championship campaign in Valencia today with contrasting fortunes for Mike di Meglio and Bradley Smith. The 27-lap race started with light rain falling over the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, though the race was declared dry and di Meglio and Smith started... Read more
Valencian Grand Prix, Cheste: Bridgestone Race Review
The final race of the season was an action-packed thriller, filled with the uncertainty of spots of rain that fell almost for the duration of the 30 laps, getting harder at times and challenging riders and tyres alike, leaving them guessing at grip level corner by corner. Every rider... Read more
No luck from pole: Danny Webb crashes out in tricky conditions
After its first year in GP racing, the Indian Mahindra team closed its account with several aims achieved. Rider Marcel Schrötter rode a well-judged race to finish in the points, achieving his and the team’s pre-season aim of finishing in the top 15 of the championship. His points added to the... Read more
Kent to start from 18th after chaotic qualifying session
Red Bull Ajo Motorsport´s Danny Kent has qualified for 18th position on the grid for the final 125cc Grand Prix of the season and in the world championship. Rain had hit Valencia just before the qualifying started and made for a very difficult session with the track drying up towards... Read more
Still recovering Smith happy to start from fourth row at Valencia
Rapidly changing weather conditions that have dominated the Valencia Grand Prix played a vital role again in this afternoon’s Moto2 qualifying session, with Mike di Meglio and Bradley Smith set to start the final race of 2011 from ninth and 12th on the grid respectively. The session started on a... Read more
Crutchlow eager to battle out “Rookie of the Year” Award in final race
Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider Cal Crutchlow will start his quest to win the coveted MotoGP Rookie of the Year title in tomorrow’s GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana from 11th position on the grid. The British rider set a best time of 1.34.329s in cool and windy conditions... Read more
Mahindra boss witnesses Danny Webb taking surprise first pole position
Mahindra Racing unveiled its new Moto3 challenger, the MGP30 (pronounced three oh) today. Mahindra became the first Indian company to enter MotoGP when Mahindra Racing opened its account at the Qatar Grand Prix in March this year. With 16 of the 17 2011 races now under its belt,... Read more