In the midst of a hectic, back-to-back MotoGP race schedule, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies captured his maiden victory aboard the M1 at the famed "Cathedral" in the Netherlands last Saturday.
It was a double celebration, considering it was Spies’ first MotoGP win and the first of this year’s 50th Anniversary of Yamaha racing in Grand Prix.
A pleasant satisfaction for the Sidi colors came from the track in Assen. On Saturday, June 25, the Turkish pilot Kenan Sofuoglu (Technomag-CIP) nabbed an excellent second place in the Grand Prix in Holland in the Moto2 race which was won by Spain’s Marc Marquez.
On Wednesday, the Yamaha Factory Racing team launched the YZR-M1 WGP50th MotoGP prototype in Assen that will be used by team riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies this weekend and at Laguna Seca. The bike was launched on stage with the Yamaha team members as the Japanese motorcycle marque celebrates 50 years of Grand Prix racing.
2011 FIM Motocross
Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing MX2’s Kenneth Roczen dominated both FIM Motocross MX2 heats and obtained his third Grand Prix victory of the season Sunday.
In the end of the first heat, Searle was really close to Roczen, but the German crossed the finish line first three seconds ahead of the Brit.
2011 FIM Motocross
Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing FIM Motocross MX1’s Toni Cairoli arrived in Spain with a heavy pain in his thumb but he managed to get the overall victory after finishing second in the first heat and dominating the second race from the beginning to the end.
2011 Isle of Man TT
Five-time 500cc MotoGP Champion Mick Doohan took a lap around the 2011 Isle of Man TT Mountain Course on Wednesday, riding a Honda CBR1000 Fireblade during the Arai Parade lap.
This video, shot by Alpinestars, shows Doohan talking about and IOMTT and lapping the famed 37.73 circuit.
Laguna Seca MotoGP
Yamaha has announced that Former World Champions Kenny Roberts and Eddie Lawson will participate in a very special fan lap promotion during a scheduled break in practice and qualifying for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on Friday, July 22.
During the Monster Energy GP of USA at Glen Helen Raceway last weekend, Youthstream and the FIM announced the celebration of the Grand Prix of Mexico for the upcoming 2012 FIM Motocross World Championship season.
Former rider Mr. Sebastien Tortelli and Mr. Nicolás España Serrano will be the promoters of the third overseas GP of next season.