Spanish Grand Prix Formula One free practice report
Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers at Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona.
Venezuelan on top in free practice
Johnny Cecotto has set the pace in this morning’s free practice session in Monaco, stealing the top spot as the chequered flag dropped to lead home Series leader Davide Valsecchi and Fabio Leimer as the teams get ready for this afternoon’s qualifying session in the fabled principality.
Round 3: Portuguese MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
Casey Stoner continued Repsol Honda’s dominance at Estoril this weekend as the reigning MotoGP™ champion snatched pole position from teammate Dani Pedrosa by just 0.013 seconds in a tightly contested qualifying session that saw the top eleven riders split by just one second.
Chris Van der Drift is the second “king” of the Marrakech Auto GP weekend, after winning today’s race 2 with a stunning performance.
In a season that already saw 5 different winners in 6 rounds, the Kiwi driver bagged the first success for him and MP Motorsport thanks to both a masterful drive and a very good job by his pit-wall staff.
Sergey Sirotkin will start from pole position in tomorrow’s Race 1 on the Marrakech Moulay El Hassan circuit.
The Russian driver of Euronova Racing was quickest in a session that was stopped two times in the last 10 minutes, spoiling the plans of teams and drivers: the red flag was waved a first time after Yann Cunha stopped on track for a technical issue with 10 minutes to go, and again when also Giacomo Ricci’s car came to a halt with just 5 minutes to the end of the session.
Championship leader Adrian Quaife-Hobbs was quickest at the end of the second Auto GP practice on the Moulay El Hassan circuit in Marrakech.
The brit of SuperNova topped the sheets with a 1’29”336 that was nearly 3 tenths better than his fastest rival. Even more impressively, Quaife-Hobbs managed to keep the lead despite missing half of the session due to a spin and a consequent engine stall that forced the marshals to push his car off the track.
Sergio Campana topped the timesheets in the first Free Practice session on the Moulay El Hassan circuit in Marrakech.
The reigning Italian F3 Champion posted the fastest lap right in the last minutes of a session that was made particularly tricky by a brief rain shower that dampened the track with just 40 minutes to the green light.
Round 16: Australian GP – Race
Casey Stoner was crowned the 2011 MotoGP World Champion in Australia today with a characteristically dominant victory at Phillip Island, on his birthday, and marking a number of milestones including his second world crown.
Round 16: Australian GP – Qualifying
Casey Stoner continued his dominant form at Phillip Island today with his fourth consecutive pole position at his home Grand Prix, prompting adoring fans to rename the venue ‘Casey’s Island’. His best lap came using the soft front slick and the softer option rear.
Round 16: Australian GP – Free Practice One & Two
Casey Stoner got his home Grand Prix off to a great start today, heading the timesheets in both free practice sessions aboard his Repsol Honda machine. As the conditions changed between the two sessions, Stoner’s best lap actually came in the morning’s session, as it did for half of the riders in the top ten, and was just 0.4seconds off the lap record.
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