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.
In the 125 class Nico Terol was a clear second ahead of Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) in the second session. The Bankia Aspar rider posted a 2’07.418, with his German competitor second ahead of second Aspar rider Héctor Faubel.
At the final pre-season MotoGP test in Qatar, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo was unable to find proper setup, but was confident in the results. Lorenzo finished Monday’s session with an extended run to check on fuel consumption, ending the final test of the winter in eight positions overall on the time sheets.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Honda’s participation in World Championship racing, with the Honda RC142 has been restored.
The rider of the Repsol Montesa Honda Toni Bou won with a victory, a new X-trial World Championship (the Indoor Trial World Championship), his fifth consecutive indoor title as he had already achieved in the last four seasons.
In the 2010 MotoGP Championship, Andrea Dovizioso placed his Repsol Honda RC212V on the podium seven times, finishing fifth overall with 206 points. That was his best year in MotoGP, and things are already looking better for his fourth year in the premier class with Repsol Honda.
Alpinestars has been releasing some insightful videos lately of MotoGP riders, including the 2010 Champion Jorge Lorenzo.
This video, titled "Parte Dos," further explains the other side of Lorenzo, with tidbits about his personal life, including his love of tennis, soccer and golf.
Dorna Sports and BMW have reached an agreement to extend the German manufacturer’s position as the Official Car to MotoGP until 2016, thus prolonging what has been a highly successful and strong partnership since its beginnings in 1999.
Marc Marquez News
The Repsol rider, who’s a 125cc World Champion and able to dominate his Moto2 bike at more than 240 km/h, came of age Thursday to take took his driving exam.
Used to see him flying over the World Championship circuits, it is paradoxical to think that a Motorcycling World Champion would not have a driving license.
FTR MOTO will supply its innovative M211 machinery to the Stop and Go Racing Team for this year’s Moto2 World Championship.
The SAG Team will field 18-year-old Colombian Santiago Hernandez and experienced 22-year-old Thai rider Ratthapark Wilairot in what promises to be an exciting 2011 37-rider Moto2 battle.