2011 MotoGP News
For the second year in a row, three MotoGP pilots are representing America in the series: Ben Spies, Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden.
The three finished in the top nine at Losail International Circuit, Qatar, for the opening round of the 2011 MotoGP Championship.
Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) opened his season in style by taking the second Moto2 win of his career at Losail International Circuit, Qatar, having started from pole position for the first time in his GP tenure.
The German Moto2 rider led from the start of the race and eventually won by a large margin of 4.330s.
Nico Terol (Bankia Aspar) achieved pole at Losail International Circuit, Qatar, with a late lap in the 125cc session, beating Sandro Cortese (Intact Racing Team Germany) to top spot by 0.090 of second in the dying moments of the 40-minute run with a lap of 2’06.605.
In Moto2 qualifying for the opening round at Losail International Circuit, Losail, Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) converted his practice session pace into pole position for the intermediate category race.
A lap of 2’00.168 secured the German rider the first pole of his World Championship career to date.
Valentino Rossi Wallpaper
Valentino Rossi’s performance throughout the 2011 MotoGP pre-season was very unusual, the Italian not adapting well to the Ducati Team GP11.
But on Thursday when the MotoGP grid began practicing for the 18-round season opener at Losail International Circuit, Qatar, Rossi was with the leading pack, posting the fifth fastest lap in FP1.
The 17-rider MotoGP grid will be lacking its only Suzuki rider this weekend at the Losail International Circuit, Qatar.
Rizla Suzuki GSV-R’s sole rider, Alvaro Bautista, broke his left femur after a high-side at Turn 15. This immediately ended the Spaniard’s participation in Sunday’s opening round of the 2011 MotoGP Championship.
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.
The first Grand Prix of the 2011 MotoGP season got underway today under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar.
In a change to the usual timings, brought about by the night-time schedule, riders took to the circuit for 45minutes tonight for the first official free practice session of the Qatar MotoGP weekend.