Archive - Race Or Practice Result
June 4th, 2011
Results of qualifying for the Moto2 class:
Results and summary of qualifying practice for the MotoGP class at Catalunya:
Results of qualifying for the 125cc class at Catalunya:
Thomas Luthi topped another Moto2 session at Barcelona, but once again by the slimmest of margins. The Interwetten rider ended just four hundredths ahead of Tech 3's Bradley Smith, who was in turn three hundredths quicker than Marc Marquez. Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding ended the session in 4th, just ahead of Andrea Iannone and Aleix Espargaro.
Casey Stoner continues to lead the MotoGP class at Barcelona, topping the final session of free practice at the circuit, but his outright domination is over. The surprise is that it is the Yamahas which have closed the gap, Jorge Lorenzo getting to within an eighth of a second of the Repsol Honda rider. Marco Simoncelli remains fast, finishing in 3rd, but he has been less successful in closing the gap to Stoner, while Lorenzo's factory Yamaha teammate Ben Spies showed a similar improvement to the Spaniard, taking nearly a second off his deficit to the fastest man Stoner.
Andrea Dovizioso ended the session in 5th spot, ahead of top Ducati Nicky Hayden, who made almost as big an improvement as Spies. Cal Crutchlow put in another outstanding performance to finish in 7th, nearly half a second quicker than Valentino Rossi on the second Marlboro Ducati. Rossi had another crash during the session, losing the front very fast and seemingly without reason in turn 5, but as both Loris Capirossi and Randy de Puniet crashed there, the corner seemed to have a penchant for collecting Ducatis. Capirossi ended the session in 9th, ahead of Alvaro Bautista on the Rizla Suzuki.
Nico Terol has once again dished out some severe punishment to the 125cc riders at Barcelona, dominating the third session of free practice and topping the timesheets by over 1.3 seconds. Maverick Viñales - no doubt bouyed by the arrival of his team sponsor, Paris Hilton - ended the session in 2nd, just ahead of former Red Bull rookies Jonas Folger and Johann Zarco. Efren Vazquez rounded out the top five.
Casey Stoner is fastest again in the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class at Barcelona, improving his time from this morning to lead Marco Simoncelli by half a second. The track started out wet, with times very slow, but the rain stopped shortly after the session started, the track drying out as the session progressed. Stoner had been fastest by some two seconds in the wet, then taking back top spot from Simoncelli on a dry track at the session wound to a close.
Andrea Dovizioso made it a Honda clean sweep of the top 3, with the factory Yamahas of Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies in 4th and 5th, just ahead of Valentino Rossi on the Marlboro Ducati. Cal Crutchlow was the first of the Monster Tech 3 Yamahas in 7th - and the only one who will race, after Colin Edwards broke his right collarbone in a crash - while Simoncelli's San Carlo Gresini teammate Hiroshi Aoyama ended the session in 8th, ahead of Nicky Hayden and Suzuki's Alvaro Bautista.
Edwards' broken collarbone rules him out of the race, meaning that only 15 riders will start on Sunday, with both Edwards and Pedrosa out with broken right collarbones.
Nico Terol topped the timesheets once again at Barcelona, this time on a much wetter track than this morning. A light drizzle has continued throughout the day, but Terol was unfazed by the conditions. The Bankia Aspar rider finished nearly eight tenths of a second ahead of Sandro Cortese, while Maverick Viñales set the 3rd fastest time, ahead of Johann Zarco in 4th.
Thomas Luthi led the way in the first session of practice for the Moto2 class at Barcelona, topping the timesheets for much of the session. Luthi finished an eighth of a second ahead of Aleix Espargaro on the Pons Kalex, which pleased the crowd, Espargaro being a native of Granollers, just 5 kilometers from the Montmelo circuit. Mapfre Aspar's Julian Simon ended the session in 3rd, just edging Viessmann Kiefer's Stefan Bradl, Marc VDS' Scott Redding and Ioda Racing's Simone Corsi, while Aleix' younger brother Pol Espargaro set the 7th fastest time of the session.
Casey Stoner was the fastest out of the box at Barcelona, topping the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class. But the times were nothing to write home about, as cool temperatures and spots of rain made it an essentially meaningless session. The rain came very lightly a couple of times, first about halfway through, and then in the final 10 minutes, basically bringing the session to an early end.
Marco Simoncelli ended the session in 2nd spot - thankfully, there were few signs of much animosity towards the Italian at the track - finishing ahead of the factory Yamahas of Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies, with Andrea Dovizioso in 5th. The Monster Tech 3 Yamahas ended in 6th and 7th, Colin Edwards ahead of Cal Crutchlow, while the Marlboro Ducatis ended up in 8th and 9th, Nicly Hayden just a few hundredths faster than Valentino Rossi. Hiroshi Aoyama rounded out the top 10, just two thousandths of a second slower than Rossi.
Nico Terol's domination of the 125cc class continues apace. The Bankia Aspar rider finished the first session of free practice with his usual big advantage over the rest of the field, this time just under half a second. Sandro Cortese set the 2nd fastest time, just inching ahead of Efren Vazquez, while 4th place man Sergio Gadea is the last rider to be within a second of Terol.
Results and summary of World Superbike race 2 at Miller Motorsports Park:
Results and summary of Race 1 for the World Superbikes at Miller Motorsports Park:
Results and summary of a semi-dry Superpole from Miller Motorsports Park: