Ducati MotoGP News
Five days after taking fifth at a wet and controversial Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez, Valentino Rossi returned to the track Friday to do some initial testing on the Ducati GP12.
Rossi got onto the Jerez circuit a bit after 11 a.m., and did an initial run of six laps under windy conditions to get a feel of the Ducati GP12.
This Friday, Dani Pedrosa will celebrate his 10th anniversary as a World Championship motorcycle racer. The Spaniard has exclusively competed on Honda machines throughout his World Championship career.
Since entering the 125cc World Championship on April 8, 2001, Pedrosa has competed in 164 races, finishing on the podium in more than half of those races.
The Repsol rider concludes two positive testing days in which he tested new developments for the Suter and gathered more kilometres in Moto2
Three days after the end of the Spanish Grand Prix, Moto2’s Marc Marquez is leaving the Jerez Circuit after doing around 400 kilometres of testing in two practice days at the Andalusian track.
When the Spanish Grand Prix got underway on a wet and slick Jerez Circuit Sunday, Ducati Team’s Valentino Rossi immediately showed promise.
Piloting the Ducati GP11 donning the famed 46, Rossi battled from an 11th-place start to the third position by lap 8.
Silverstone Managing Director Richard Phillips flew out to the Spanish Grand Prix this week to lend his support to the eight British riders competing in the 2011 FIM MotoGP World Championship.
While in Jerez, Phillips also launched the Northamptonshire circuit’s "British Grand Prix: Back The Brits" campaign.
When watching and re-watching the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez from last Sunday, there’s much action to study in almost every lap.
The wet Jerez MotoGP sent half of the MotoGP field to the pavement, with the biggest talk circulating around the Lap-8 crash of Ducati Team’s Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner.