France Moto2: FP1/FP2
In a very competitive Moto2 second practice at Le Mans for the French GP, it was Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) who led the way for this weekend’s Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, as he did in the morning. Thomas Lüthi (Interwetten Paddock Moto2) was second ahead of Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project).
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.
2011 France Moto2
Moto2, which continues to offer some of the closest and most exciting racing in MotoGP, heads to Le Mans in France this weekend.
Currently leading the points chase is the German Stefan Bradl, who has started from pole position at each of the three events thus far in 2011, netting two wins: the opening round at Qatar, and the last event at Estoril.
The partnership between Elf (a brand of Total) and LCR Honda MotoGP Team continues with renewed commitment.
After the confirmation of their long term cooperation announced at the beginning of the 2011 Championship Elf logo will be the Title Sponsor of LCR Honda MotoGP Team in the next Grand Prix of France at the historical Le Mans race track.
The 2011 season of MotoGP – only three races old – has already presented spectators and racers with a wildly topsy-turvy series of events. Equal parts exciting and unpredictable, rivalries are forming as two Spaniards separate themselves from the field.
This weekend’s Le Mans Moto2 race will bring celebration in the Repsol paddock as Marc Marquez celebrates his 50th race in the World Championship.
And with 49 races arrives a great track record for the Spaniard Marquez: 2010 125cc title, 10 victories and many record laps.
Alvaro Bautista returned to action at Estoril just six weeks after breaking his femur in practice for the opening round of the 2011 MotoGP Championship in Qatar.
Though the Rizla Suzuki pilot was the last rider to finish at Estoril, Bautista proved he can overcome the intense process of physical reconditioning needed to compete in the MotoGP Championship.