Assen Lorenzo/Simoncelli Crash
First there was the controversial crash at Le Mans that sent Dani Pedrosa to the pavement, breaking the Repsol Honda rider’s shoulder. San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli apologized, saying he was sorry for the incident.
With six of 18 rounds down in the 2011 MotoGP Championship, Valentino Rossi has struggled on the Ducati GP11.
A look at the nine-time world champion Rossi’s untypical 2011 MotoGP results show this: seventh in Qatar, fifth in Jerez, fifth in Estoril, third in Le Mans, fifth in Catalunya and sixth in Silverstone.
Every time Valentino Rossi started at Catalunya MotoGP, he finished on the podium, including nine wins across all classes.
But this streak of impressive MotoGP results stopped last year; Rossi missed the race at the Barcelona track due to breaking his leg at Mugello four rounds earlier.
125cc France MotoGP
Maverick Viñales (Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team) claimed his first ever victory in the 125cc MotoGP class in just his fourth race by beating Nicolás Terol (Bankia Aspar) on the final lap at in a thrilling race long battle at Le Mans, France.
Efrén Vázquez (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo) was third Sunday at 125cc France MotoGP.