2012 MotoGP Testing Video
On Tuesday in Jerez, Casey Stoner got his first taste of the 2012 Honda prototype, a 1000cc version that will be allowed to run in 2012 MotoGP.
Wednesday was supposed to be Dani Pedrosa’s test day on the Honda, but due to injury he sustained in France, the decision by the Honda Racing Corporation team was to have Stoner test again.
France MotoGP Free Practice
During the second MotoGP Free Practice session at Le Mans Friday, Casey Stoner again showed domination aboard the Repsol Honda RC212V.
The Australian was four-tenths quicker than his FP1 time, which allowed him to further shatter the Le Mans circuit record set by Valentino Rossi in 2008.
MotoGP: Ducati Rossi Report
At Estoril MotoGP, Valentino Rossi missed out on his best-ever finish on the Ducati Team GP11 by 0.025 of second at the line.
The Italian Vale Rossi, who held fourth for the entire 28-lap race, maintained consistent rhythm on Sunday, but couldn’t catch third-place MotoGP finisher Casey Stoner on the Repsol Honda.
2011 Estoril MotoGP
For the fourth consecutive year, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo piloted his M1 to the pole position at Estoril, Portugal.
When the 17-rider grid began qualifying, there was a threat of rain. In order to get a fast lap in early before the rain, Lorenzo started quickly, and then posted a 1:37.161 to secure to pole.
Dani Pedrosa clearly struggled with strength in his left arm at the opening round of the 2011 MotoGP Championship at Qatar, although the Spaniard took the final podium spot behind Jorge Lorenzo and his teammate, Casey Stoner.
But Pedrosa is adamant about having another year of great performances on the Repsol Honda RC212V, and sought out some answers.