When the 18-rider MotoGP grid finished the first day of practice at Laguna Seca, the shortest circuit on the 2011 schedule, three riders stood out – Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner.
Hiroshi Aoyama, Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards were the MotoGP riders present at the Wednesday afternoon press conference ahead of the Iveco TT Assen.
On a slick Silverstone Circuit, Casey Stoner took his 34th World Championship victory, including his fourth in the 2011 MotoGP Championship.
Due to his win at Round 6 of 18, Stoner now has the MotoGP Championship lead, 18 ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo, who crashed out of Sunday’s Silverstone race.
2011 MotoGP FP1/FP2 Results
Weather conditions were not stable Friday for the opening practice sessions for Catalunya MotoGP.
Just like Major League Baseball and the Olympics, the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) has strict anti-doping rules, making sure no single rider has an advantage over the other.
2011 MotoGP Test
The final preparations of the 2011 MotoGP pre-season commenced at the Losail International Circuit on Sunday, as the premier class completed the first of two days of night-time testing at the track which will host the opening round of the campaign next weekend.