Round 2: Americas MotoGP™ – Race
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez emerged victorious from a race-long battle with his teammate Dani Pedrosa at Circuit of the Americas to become the youngest ever race winner in the premier class of Grand Prix racing
Valentino Rossi has used Ferrari as an example of an Italian racing team that managed to emerge from a deep crisis.
In a hard-fought MotoGP™ race at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM at Mugello
It was Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo who stormed to a dominant victory ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso. Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa led into turn one, however Lorenzo got past into the lead within a few bends, as the grid diced for positions in the early stages.
Round 4: French MotoGP™ – Post-race debrief
Rain lashed the Bugatti Circuit at Le Mans prior to last Sunday’s French MotoGP™ and an exciting wet race ensued with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo streaking away to take his second win of the season ahead of Ducati’s Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner.
MotoGP great Valentino Rossi has admitted he admires Michael Schumacher’s sporting longevity.
Seven time world champion Schumacher retired from formula one at the end of 2006 but returned three seasons later with Mercedes, where in 2012 he will attempt to add a first podium to the dazzling tally of his initial career.
Sepang, built ahead of its 1999 debut, also hosts F1′s annual Malaysian round.
Sepang will look into the safety of the Malaysian grand prix venue following Sunday’s death of MotoGP rider Marco Simoncelli. The Italian, whose helmet came off during the incident, died in Malaysia after he partially fell from his Honda and was struck from behind by rivals Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards.
With Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo completing the front row
A best lap of 1’21.681 in MotoGP qualifying secured Casey Stoner pole position for Sunday’s race at Sachsenring. Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner secured his sixth pole position for the 2011 season, 0.252s ahead of team mate and three time premier class winner at the Sachsenring circuit, Dani Pedrosa.
Lewis Hamilton ranks 15th with his $30 million
He may not have reprised his earlier successes since returning, but Michael Schumacher is still the highest-earning driver in formula one. That is the finding of business magazine Forbes, according to its latest annual ranking of the world’s 50 highest paid athletes.
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