In Moto2 qualifying for the opening round at Losail International Circuit, Losail, Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) converted his practice session pace into pole position for the intermediate category race.
A lap of 2’00.168 secured the German rider the first pole of his World Championship career to date.
Bautista MotoGP Crash
After breaking his left femur at Losail International Circuit, Qatar, the sole Rizla Suzuki MotoGP rider Alvaro Bautista underwent successful surgery Saturday morning in the Hamad Medical Corporation Hospital, Doha.
Valentino Rossi Wallpaper
Valentino Rossi’s performance throughout the 2011 MotoGP pre-season was very unusual, the Italian not adapting well to the Ducati Team GP11.
But on Thursday when the MotoGP grid began practicing for the 18-round season opener at Losail International Circuit, Qatar, Rossi was with the leading pack, posting the fifth fastest lap in FP1.
After all three practice sessions were finished for Round 1 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Losail International Circuit, Qatar, one rider simply dominated: Casey Stoner.
The 17-rider MotoGP grid will be lacking its only Suzuki rider this weekend at the Losail International Circuit, Qatar.
Rizla Suzuki GSV-R’s sole rider, Alvaro Bautista, broke his left femur after a high-side at Turn 15. This immediately ended the Spaniard’s participation in Sunday’s opening round of the 2011 MotoGP Championship.
The winds were brutal at Losail International Circuit in Qatar for Free Practice 2 (FP2) Friday afternoon, but they didn’t stop the Australian MotoGP star Casey Stoner.
The Repsol Honda rider continued to set the pace, posting an impressive 1:55.457, a full 1.3 seconds faster than best time in Thursday’s FP1.
The first Grand Prix of the 2011 MotoGP season got underway today under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
In a change to the usual timings, brought about by the night-time schedule, riders took to the circuit for 45minutes tonight for the first official free practice session of the Qatar MotoGP weekend.
In Moto2 Yuki Takahashi grabbed the quickest time of the second practice session in the dying moments, beating Scott Redding (Marc VDS Racing) by just 0.053 of a second as the intermediate class and the 125s ran two practices on Thursday at Losail International Circuit, Qatar, as opposed to the single one for MotoGP.
The first MotoGP practice session of the 2011 season got underway quickly at Losail International Circuit for the rider who dominated there at the beginning of the week’s pre-season test, Casey Stoner.