Due to a flawless and patient performance Saturday at Assen, Ben Spies became the first American to win a MotoGP race since Laguna Seca in 2006.
This was also Spies maiden win in MotoGP, the Yamaha Factory Racing rider of Texas taking victory in his sophomore year of GP competition.
2011 MotoGP Rider Talk
Casey Stoner was unstoppable at Round 4 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship in Le Mans, France, Sunday afternoon.
After mid-race battle with Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, the Australian Stoner got out front and began distancing himself from the field, never to be challenged again.
MotoGP Round 1
MotoGP fans have sat silent for 133 days since Valencia wrapped up the 2010 Championship. But in 22 intense laps, that wait has already transformed into the first points being awarded after the season-opener at Losail International Circuit Sunday.
Bautista Broken Leg
It was assumed that Rizla Suzuki would not be able to replace the injured Alvaro Bautista for the opening round of the 2011 MotoGP Championship, and on Saturday the team confirmed this assumption. But Rizla will be present at round 2 in Jerez.