Sachsenring, Germany

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Sunday Roundup - Great Racing, And Ducati's Future Direction

After days of apparently talking about everything except motorcycle racing, the Sachsenring - nestled in the wooded valleys of Saxony, to borrow a phrase from elsewhere - served up a triple helping of thrilling, fairing-to-fairing racing. All talk of Japan and tires was temporarily forgotten, at least until the warm afterglow of a fantastic day's racing had diminished.

The day began with a riveting 125cc race, with a group of six battling for most of the race, dropping to just three, and then Hector Faubel and Johann Zarco crossing the line at exactly the same time. A video and photo finish could not separate them, and Faubel was finally awarded the win on the basis of having set a faster personal best lap during the race. There has to be some way of separating the riders in the event of a tie, but it was cruel for it to be settled this way. Faubel fully deserved the win - the Bankia Aspar rider rode the wheels of his Aprilia - but then so did Zarco. There was a sigh of disappointment through the press room as the popular Frenchman was denied, but there were few who begrudged Faubel the victory.

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring:

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2011

2011 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 9, Sachsenring, Germany

MotoGP Championship standings for round , 2011

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Race Result: Thrilling Three-Way Fight Sees Close Finish

Results and summary of the MotoGP race at the Sachsenring:

2011 Moto2 Championship Standings After Round 9, Sachsenring, Germany

Championship standings for round , 2011

2011 125cc Championship Standings After Round 9, Sachsenring, Germany

Championship standings for round , 2011

2011 Sachsenring Moto2 Race Result: Race-Long Duel Settled In Final Laps

Results and summary of the Moto2 race at the Sachsenring:

2011 Sachsenring 125cc Race Result: Epic Six-Way Battle Ends In Photo Finish

Results and summary of the 125cc race at the Sachsenring:

2011 Sachsenring 125cc Warm Up Result: Vinales Leads Terol

Results:

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Saturday Roundup - On The GP11.1's Shortcomings, And The Rider Boycott Of Motegi

On a normal Saturday, we'd be talking about qualifying, who was on the front row, and who will do what in the race. But this was not a normal Saturday. It started going pear-shaped from MotoGP QP, and went downhill from there.

But let's start with qualifying. Your front row is Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo, who put in a fast late lap to bump Marco Simoncelli back to the second row. The race looks like it could actually be pretty close, with Pedrosa and Lorenzo both having excellent race pace, though maybe a tenth or so slower than Stoner. Don't discount Andrea Dovizioso either; though the Italian only qualified in 6th, the third Repsol Honda rider's pace on hard tires is very strong, and he should be capable of running with Pedrosa and Lorenzo. The only obstacle to Pedrosa scoring yet another podium in Germany is his shoulder, though the Sachenring's long sequence of left handers is kind to his right shoulder, so he could well last the distance.

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Saturday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying at the Sachsenring:

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2011

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Qualifying Practice Result: Late Charges Settle Front Row

Results and summary of qualifying practice for the MotoGP class at the Sachsenring:

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