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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.
Round 12: Indianapolis GP – Race
In particularly tricky conditions because of the high temperature and the new tarmac at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Casey Stoner and the Repsol Honda Team delivered a masterclass in consistency and tyre management to romp to a comfortable victory. It’s the Australian’s seventh of the season and his third in succession, extending his championship lead to 44 points with six races remaining.
Round 12: Indianapolis GP – Qualifying
Casey Stoner continued his strong form in qualifying today to seal his seventh pole position of the season. As the level of grip from the 1.5miles (2.4km) of new tarmac at the 2.62mile (4.216km) Indianapolis Motor Speedway continued to improve today, his best lap was also an impressive 0.9seconds faster than the previous pole position record, set by Dani Pedrosa in 2009.
MotoGP Round 11 in Czech Republic
The Czech Republic’s Automotodrom Brno circuit, located 200km south west of Prague, gets the second half of the 2011 MotoGP season underway on 14 August, but it is also a significant race because it is the first at which the new tyre supply regulations come into effect, giving riders a greater choice of softer compounds.
Round 10: United States GP – Race
Casey Stoner demonstrated fantastic race pace today using the harder compound Bridgestone slicks to climb from third and take a decisive victory at Laguna Seca. Initially following the lead battle between Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, as their pace faded Stoner’s consistency meant he took the lead by lap 27 of 32 and never looked back.
Round 10: United States GP – Qualifying at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
In a nail-biting end to the hour-long qualifying session, Jorge Lorenzo claimed pole position for today’s United States Grand Prix at Laguna Seca just 0.072seconds ahead of Casey Stoner. Both riders used a harder front and softer rear slick to post their best efforts on their last lap, and were the only two riders to beat the existing lap record.
Round 10: United States GP – Free Practice One & Two at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Jorge Lorenzo, last year’s winner here at Laguna Seca, finished the first day of running for the United States Grand Prix fastest overall, just 0.141seconds ahead of Dani Pedrosa. Casey Stoner, who was fastest in the morning’s free practice, finished third fastest a further 0.034seconds adrift.
Round 9: German GP – Post-race debrief
As the rain stayed away until minutes after the chequered flag, when a light shower fell, the German Grand Prix became only the third race of the season at which MotoGP track time has not been interrupted by rain. Conditions started cold on Friday morning but warmed throughout the weekend, leading to a new lap record and a new total race time record being set on Sunday by race-winner Dani Pedrosa in just his second race since returning from injury.