2011 WSBK Standings
The 2011 World Superbike Championship concluded Oct. 17 at Portimao in Portugal, with a different rider winning each race.
In Race 1, the man who clinched the 2011 WSBK title a round earlier in Magny-Cours was victorious – Carlos Checa. With the Race 1 win at Portimao, Checa would finish the season with an impressive 15 wins in 13 rounds.
2011 FIM Motocross
The Pirelli Scorpion MX asserted its authority on the seventh round of the FIM Motocross World Championship by sweeping every step of the MX1 and MX2 podiums.
The Grand Prix of Spain produced surprising results as the winners at the Circuito de Salgada were two riders who left Portugal last week carrying injuries.
2011 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup
The British Grand Prix at Silverstone this coming weekend is the venue for the 5th and 6th rounds of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. The Cup’s first visit to this classic venue is even more exciting as it will see early Cup leader Philipp Oettl back in action against current points leader Arthur Sissis.
2011 Motorcycle Rally Racing
Spaniard Marc Coma and Frenchman Cyril Despres, both double winners of the mighty Dakar Rally, continued their domination of rally sport this week finishing the 5-day 2011 Sardegna Rally in 1-2 and far ahead of the opposition.
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 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.
Bankia Aspar’s Nicolas Terol continued his perfect start to the 2011 125cc MotoGp season with his third successive win of the 125cc campaign.
The Spaniard dominated at the front in Estoril, Portugal, and led home Sandro Cortese (Intact-Racing Team Germany) and Johann Zarco (Avant-AirAsia-Ajo).
After an exciting tussle in the last few laps of the Moto2 race in Estoril, Portugal, Sunday, Stefan Bradl (Viessmann Kiefer Racing) managed to hold off Julián Simón (Mapfre Aspar) to claim victory, with a poignant rostrum finish for Yuki Takahashi (Gresini Racing) who came third less than a week after the tragic death of his brother.
125cc Championship leader Nicolas Terol (Bankia Aspar) continued his trend of topping the timesheets this weekend at the bwin Grande Prémio de Portugal with pole position in qualifying. Joining him on the front row are Sandro Cortese (Intact-Racing Team Germany) and local Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira (Team Andalucía Banca Cívica).
2011 Portugal Moto2
The Moto2 class experienced different fortunes over the MotoGP class with the weather during the first two free practice sessions on Friday at Estoril, Portugal.
The Moto2 grid enjoyed good conditions for the morning session (FP1), but was affected by rain in the afternoon session (FP2).
Portuguese Motorcycle Federation
The "Federação de Motociclismo of Portugal," which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2010, had the pleasure of presenting the Medal of Merit motorcycles to Mr. Carmelo Ezpeleta during the second European round of the 2011 FIM MotoGP World Championship in Estoril.