“They never give up in their efforts to achieve victories and titles”
Round 17: Malaysian GP – Free Practice One & Two
After the first two free practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend, it was Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa who topped the timesheets, dipping under the lap record from the very first session in what is shaping up to be a fast weekend at Sepang.
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.
Round 15: Japan GP – Race
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa kept a level head and rode a faultless race to take HRC’s first MotoGP victory at Motegi in a dramatic Japanese Grand Prix. Starting from fourth on the grid, he was one of five riders to use the harder front and rear slicks and once at the front of the field, he didn’t look back and set a new lap record to round-off what has been a very fast weekend.
Round 15: Japanese GP – Free Practice One & Two
Fittingly for Honda at their circuit, the leaderboard was dominated today by Honda machines: the Repsol Honda trio of Dani Pedrosa, Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso in first, second and third respectively and San Carlo Honda Gresini Marco Simoncelli fourth fastest.
Round 13: San Marino GP – Post-race debrief
The San Marino was won by Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo who sealed his third victory of the season to close in on Casey Stoner in the championship standings after the current leader finished third, just behind Dani Pedrosa. This means Stoner’s championship lead is now 35 points with 125 points still available from the remaining five grands prix.
Round 13: San Marino GP – Race
Jorge Lorenzo resisted pressure from pole-sitter Casey Stoner in the early stages of today’s 28-lap race to take a dominant victory and set a new lap record. Dani Pedrosa chased down Stoner and passed him on lap 23 to finish second, meaning that Stoner’s championship lead over Lorenzo is now down to 35 points leaving the title wide open for the remaining five races of the season.
Round 13: San Marino GP – Qualifying
Casey Stoner secured his eighth pole position of the season in Misano today, and in doing so set a new circuit pole position record. The old record was set by the Australian in 2008 in the era of tyre competition on Bridgestone’s high-grip qualifying tyres, but now in the Official Tyre Supplier era there are no qualifying tyres meaning that Stoner’s new record was set on race rubber.
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