2011 Misano 125cc and Moto2 Saturday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the 125cc and Moto2 teams at Misano:


Team satisfied, Salom not

After qualifying for the GP of San Marino Luis Salom found a happy team in the pitbox of RW Racing GP, congratulating him with the eighth starting position. But the rider himself was not happy with it.

,,Until shortly before the end of the qualifying session I was in fifth. And if I would have been able to get a slipstream, I could have been on the front row,'' muttered the Spaniard.

Bridgepoint Purchases Infront: MotoGP Owners Secure Ownership Of World Superbike Series

The story that has been brewing for the best part of three months has finally reached a conclusion: Bridgepoint, the private equity firm that owns Dorna, MotoGP's organizers, has acquired Infront Sports & Media, the sports marketing firm that owns Infront Motor Sports, the organizers of World Superbike series. Infront yesterday issued an official press release announcing the acquisition, with Bridgepoint purchasing the company from its three major shareholders.

2011 Nurburgring World Superbike QP2 Results: Checa Takes Provisional Pole

Carlos Checa has taken provisional pole ahead of this afternoon's Superpole session for the World Superbike class at the Nurburgring. The Spaniard was nearly four tenths faster than the 2nd place man Eugene Laverty, while Pata Aprilia's Nori Haga set the 3rd fastest time. Max Biaggi had the 4th overall time from both QP1 and QP2, but an injury picked up yesterday - when a stone hit is foot, breaking a bone and injurying his ankle - meant he was unable to improve his time, lapping a second slower than Checa.

2011 Misano Moto2 FP3 Result: Bradl Edges Marquez In Final Seconds

Stefan Bradl and Marc Marquez continue to dispute the leadership of the Moto2 class at Misano, with Stefan Bradl coming out on top in the latest instalment. Marquez had led for much of the third session of free practice, but Bradl squeaked ahead of the Spaniard in the final seconds to take the lead by just four thousandths of a second. Alex de Angelis was 3rd fastest in the session, the man from San Marino excelling as usual at his home race, while Yuki Takahashi put the Gresini Moriwaki into 4th, ahead of Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone.

Results:

2011 Misano MotoGP FP3 Result: Stoner Edges Pedrosa As Times Drop

Casey Stoner has once again topped the timesheet during the final session of free practice for the MotoGP class, the Australian posting a searing lap of 1'33.567 early on. That lap was good enough to secure top spot, and at just two tenths slower than Stoner's pole record - set on super-sticky qualifying tires back in 2008 - promises to see the times get very close to the 1'32 bracket during this afternoon's qualifying.

2011 Misano 125cc FP3 Result: Terol Takes Lead From Viñales At End Of Session

Nico Terol has completed a clean sweep of free practice at Misano by setting the fastest time in FP3, and pipping Maverick Viñales with his last lap of practice. The Bankia Aspar rider ended the session three tenths ahead of his young compatriot, after Viñales had led much of the final session of practice. Johann Zarco improved his fortunes a little, ending the session in 3rd and under a half a second behind Terol, while Hector Faubel finished FP3 in 4th.

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2011 Misano Friday MotoGP Round Up: How Set Up Is A Big Deal, And The Future Of MotoGP Is Here

At Misano on Friday, there was an event that will change the face of MotoGP forever. War was declared - in the nicest possible terms - and the silhouette of the future was vaguely discernible for those who wanted to see it. There were also some bikes on track, so let's turn to those first.

2011 Misano MotoGP Friday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after practice on Friday at Misano:


Lorenzo starts strongly in Misano, under the lap record already

Round 13: San Marino GP – Free Practice One & Two

Misano world Circuit, Friday 2 September 2011

Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft, Medium, Hard. Rear (asymmetric): Medium, Hard

2011 Nurburgring World Superbike And World Supersport Friday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the WSBK and WSS teams after practice on Friday at the Nurburgring in Germany:


Sam dominates first day at the Nurburgring

PARKALGAR HONDA'S Sam Lowes was fastest in the morning wet practice by nearly three seconds and then took a convincing provisional pole position in the dry afternoon more than half a second faster than anyone else at the ninth round of the World Supersport Championship at the Nurburgring in Germany.

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