2011 World SBK
After leading the first free practice and second timed qualifying sessions for Round 9 of the 2011 World Superbike Championship at Silverstone, the American John Hopkins returned to dominate form in Superpole. But the Wildcard rider not only took the pole position for Sunday’s races, he also set a new track recor.
True champions never give up. And when you’re the reigning champion of the fastest motorcycle racing in the world, MotoGP, you simply can’t stop.
This was definitely the mind breath of Jorge Lorenzo as he throttled his Yamaha Factory Racing YZR-M1 to the pole position for tomorrow’s Red Bull USGP.
2011 125cc MotoGP
Maverick Vinales will head the 125 grid at Sachsenring, Germany, after securing his third pole position of the season, with Hector Faubel and Luis Salom joining the 16 year old on the front row.
Vinales entered the qualifying session all guns blazing, jumping to the top of the pile ahead of Faubel, who had topped the times at the start.
Paris Hilton Racing Team’s Maverick Vinales set a time one second faster than his FP2 time of 1’44.597, putting him on pole for the 125cc MotoGP Assen, his second consecutive pole for the 2011 season in only his seventh World Championship start.
Viessmann Kiefer Racing rider Stefan Bradl set an early fast time under darkening skies at Assen in the Netherlands to put himself on pole position for the Moto2 race.
He is joined by Marc Marquez (Team CatalunyaCaixa Repsol) and Simone Corsi (Ioda Racing Project) on the front row.
For the second time since Catalunya MotoGP, San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli will start from the pole position.
The Italian edged out Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies Friday at Assen qualifying by a mere 0.009 of a second, with the current MotoGP points’ leader, Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner, a further 0.290 of a second behind Simoncelli.