During the opening practice session for the Germany MotoGP at Sachsenring, some MotoGP riders such as Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Toni Elias hit the pavement. In the following report, Bridgestone discusses the incidents.
With the 1000cc MotoGP era arriving in 2012, all the riders will have to adapt their riding styles. One rider who has been very talkative about the 1000cc era is Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner.
Following is an interview courtesy of Honda Racing Corporation:
For the fifth time in the 2011 MotoGP Championship, Casey Stoner placed his Repsol Honda RC212V on the pole.
Stoner not only beat out the remaining 15-rider grid (short Loris Capirossi), he also set a new lap record at Mugello with his 1:48.034.
Heading into Round 7 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship in Assen, the Repsol Honda team has two major issues, one bad, one good.
For the good, Casey Stoner took the championship lead after another dominiating performance at Silverstone two weeks ago, the Australian winning four of six rounds so far in is debut year on the Repsol Honda RC212V.
Hirohide Hamashima of the Bridgestone development division provided an analysis of tire compounds used during the difficult and wet MotoGP weekend at Silverstone.
The AirAsia British Grand Prix thoroughly tested the tire compounds Bridgestone supplied for the sixth round of the 2011 Championship.
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.
The official AirAsia British Grand Prix press conference took place at the Silverstone circuit on Thursday, with the most frenetic part of the MotoGP season underway with the first back-to-back race weekends of 2011. The race is the second visit to Silverstone since the British circuit was reinstated on the calendar in 2010.