Casey Stoner’s debut on the Repsol Honda RC212V went better than expected.
The Australian began the 2011 MotoGP Championship with the pole position and win at Qatar, and followed that up with three additional podiums and four more wins (Le Mans, Catalunya, Silverstone, Laguna Seca).
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The free practice sessions opened up with many accidents at Sachsenring, Germany, for Round 9 of the 2011 MotoGP Championship.
Some big names hit the pavement, including Ducati Team’s Valentino Rossi and two of the Repsol Honda boys, Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa.
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.