Bridgestone Press Release: Hirohide Hamashima Talks About The Effect Of Asymmetric Slicks At Misano

The customary post-race press release from Bridgestone, discussing how using asymmetric rear slicks at Misano helped set a new pole record:

San Marino Grand Prix debrief with Hirohide Hamashima

Round 13: San Marino GP – Post-race debrief

Misano World Circuit, Tuesday 6 September 2011

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

Yamaha 1000cc Test At Misano: Too Much Horsepower For A Tight Track

The factory Yamaha team concluded a 1-day test at Misano on Monday, taking the 2012 Yamaha MotoGP machine out for the second time, after an earlier test at Brno. The test had originally been planned as a public test together with Honda and Ducati, but Ducati withdrew from the Misano test in July, and Honda pulled out shortly after the Brno test, both factories saying that they had nothing to test. As a result, the test morphed into a private test, leaving a small band of journalists to twiddle their thumbs in the press room, with no access to times and no access to the pit lane.

Misano And Indianapolis Extend MotoGP Contracts

While MotoGP fans (and teams, and journalists) eagerly await the arrival of the 2012 MotoGP calendar, which is due to be announced at the next MotoGP round at Aragon, the outlines of next season are starting to become clear. The weekend of the Misano round saw two important announcements made about rounds expected to be on the calendar next year, but which had not yet been confirmed.

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

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the races at the Nurburgring in Germany:

Brilliant third for sore Sam

PARKALGAR HONDA'S Sam Lowes rode through the pain barrier to take a brilliant podium third place at the ninth round of the World Supersport Championship at the Nurburgring in Germany.

2011 Misano MotoGP Sunday Round Up: On The Hammer, Lost Sleep, And Idiotic Moves

It was a good weekend for MotoGP at Misano. We had two-and-a-half great races, two championships were opened up again and one took a step closer to the inevitable conclusion it has been moving towards almost since the start of the season. The weather was good - with just a sprinkling of raindrops to keep everyone honest - the crowds were up - on last year at least - and if the home crowd didn't exactly get what they came to see (a Rossi victory), at least they went home with hope in their hearts after a pretty strong race by the Italian, all things considered.

2011 Misano MotoGP Sunday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's race at Misano:

Bautista battles hard to eighth at Misano

Publish Date: Sunday, September 04, 2011

Rizla Suzuki's Álvaro Bautista had a hard-fought and somewhat lonely race at Misano in Italy today to record eighth place in the San Marino Grand Prix.

2011 Misano MotoGP Race Result: Convincing Victory Taken In Second Half Of Race

Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Misano:

Jorge Lorenzo has won the Misano MotoGP race in convincing style, holding off a tough challenge by Casey Stoner in the first half of the race before taking control, going on to close the gap in the championship by 9 points.

2011 Misano Moto2 Race Result: Race-Long Thriller Keeps Championship Tight

Results and summary of the Moto2 race at Misano:

Marc Marquez has taken victory in a closely-fought and thrilling Moto2 race at Misano, cutting his deficit to Stefan Bradl in the championship to just 23 points with five races to go. Bradl limited the damage by holding on to 2nd, despite enormous pressure throughout the race.

2011 Nurburgring World Superbike Race 1 Result: Victory Secured By Comfortable

Results of World Superbike race 1 from the Nurburging in Germany:

Max Biaggi did not start after injuring a foot during qualifying on Friday. Checa's victory and Biaggi's absence means that Checa leads the championship by 76 points over Marco Melandri, with Biaggi dropping to 3rd place.


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