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
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.
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.
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.
Press releases from the 125cc and Moto2 teams after Sunday's races at Misano:
Injury hampers Salom too much
The Grand Prix of San Marino only lasted six laps for Luis Salom. The injury to his right hand played too many tricks on the RW Racing GP rider.
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.
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.
Results of World Superbike race 2 at the Nurburgring:
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.
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.
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.