Articles Posted in the " Free Practice " Category

  • Rea Leads FP1 in Monza Superbike

    Rea Leads FP1 in Monza Superbike

    2011 World Superbike

    Last year at Monza World Superbike, Jonathan Rea’s most famed accident occurred. While battling for third, he went down hard. His CBR1000RR slid across the track, and flipped over the guard rail, hidden from the Northern Irishman.


  • Estoril MotoGP Friday: Simoncelli Reigns

    Estoril MotoGP Friday: Simoncelli Reigns

    2011 MotoGP FP Results

    Last year at the Portuguese Grand Prix, then Rookie Marco Simoncelli finished fourth, which was the best finish so far in his MotoGP career.

    During that race, Simoncelli missed out on the podium by a mere 0.059 of a second aboard the San Carlo Honda Gresini RC212V.




  • 2011 Jerez 125cc MotoGP: Friday Results

    2011 Jerez 125cc MotoGP: Friday Results

    125 MotoGP

    The MotoGP 125cc were the bikes most affected by the increased wind in the afternoon, with Nico Terol (Bankia Aspar) setting the fastest lap of Friday during Free Practice 1 at Jerez for the Spanish Gran Prix – a best effort of 1’48.384.




  • 2011 Donington Superbike: Friday Report

    2011 Donington Superbike: Friday Report

    World Superbike

    The first timed World Superbike sessions of the Donington Park weekend (60 minutes each) got underway Friday with two riders up top: Althea Ducati’s Carlos Checa in Free Practice 1, and then the reigning Champion Max Biaggi taking the provisional pole in the first qualifying session.




  • 2011 Qatar MotoGP: FP2 Results… Stoner

    2011 Qatar MotoGP: FP2 Results… Stoner

    MotoGP News

    The winds were brutal at Losail International Circuit in Qatar for Free Practice 2 (FP2) Friday afternoon, but they didn’t stop the Australian MotoGP star Casey Stoner.

    The Repsol Honda rider continued to set the pace, posting an impressive 1:55.457, a full 1.3 seconds faster than best time in Thursday’s FP1.


  • Marquez: Positive Thursday Qatar Results

    Marquez: Positive Thursday Qatar Results

    2011 Qatar Moto2 News

    There’s no doubt Marc Marquez has quickly adapted to the Moto2 class.

    Throughout the 2011 Moto2 pre-season tests, the 18-year-old Spaniard had positive results, and these results were duplicated Thursday at Free Practice 1 and Free Practice 2 for the opening round of the season at Qatar.



  • MotoGP: Three Practice Sessions for 2011

    MotoGP: Three Practice Sessions for 2011

    2011 MotoGP Rules

    During the 2010 season, MotoGP implemented three practice sessions at the debut of the Aragon circuit, and then at the final two rounds in Portugal and Valencia.

    It was assumed that MotoGP would begin using the three-practice format in 2011, and on Monday, the FIM Grand Prix Commission proved this assumption correct.


  • MotoGP FP1 report Valencia

    MotoGP FP1 report Valencia

    MotoGP Valencia FP1

    In fine sunshine at the Ricardo Tormo circuit on Friday, Ducati Marlboro’s Casey Stoner started the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana weekend in the manner which he hopes will secure a third straight race win as he recorded the best lap time in Free Practice 1.


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