In perfect conditions at the Laguna Seca circuit on Friday afternoon, with Californian sunshine and comfortable temperatures of 24°C, the MotoGP riders got the eighth race weekend of the year underway. World Champion Valentino Rossi put down the fastest time late in FP1 for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
The current MotoGP ‘big three’ were on top again as the action commenced, Rossi followed on the timesheet by his Fiat Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo and Ducati’s Casey Stoner.
Ducati’s Casey Stoner worked hard to get his first ever Jerez podium result on Sunday.
Not normally happy with third place finishes Ducati Marlboro’s Casey Stoner was a relieved man after the Gran Premio bwin.com de España concluded on Sunday, as he stepped onto the rostrum at the Spanish venue for the first time.
Stoner and Hayden Make Madrid Pit Stop.
En route to Jerez for the Official MotoGP Test, Ducati’s Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden called in at a Shell filling station in the Spanish capital for a special photo call.
Traveling to southern Spain’s beautiful Andalusia region for the Official MotoGP Test this weekend, team-mates Casey Stoner and Nicky Hayden – the 2007 and 2006 World Champions respectively – stopped in at a Shell filling station as part of an event to mark the tenth anniversary of Shell’s technical partnership with Ducati.