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

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

Hector Faubel will enter the record books as the winner of the 2011 German 125cc Grand Prix at the Sachsenring, but the victory was awarded only after a review of the video finish failed to reveal a clear winner between the Spaniard and Johann Zarco, Faubel eventually being awarded the win on the basis of having set the faster lap time during the race.

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.

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Saturday Press Release Round Up

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


Stoner under lap record to set pole in Germany

Round 9: German GP – Qualifying

Sachsenring Circuit, Saturday 16 July 2011

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

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

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

Casey Stoner has secured his sixth pole of the year, putting in two scorching laps at the end of qualifying to secure his position. Stoner had not been fast early, Marco Simoncelli, Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo making the early running, but once the focus switched from setup to qualifying, Stoner made a leap forward. The Repsol Honda man was the first rider into the 1'21 bracket, and never relinquished pole again.

2011 Sachsenring 125cc Qualifying Practice Result: Late Lap Secures Comfortable Pole

Results and summary of qualifying practice for the 125cc class at the Sachsenring:

Maverick Viñales has taken his third pole position of the season, ratcheting up the pace at the very end of qualifying to secure pole by serious margin. Viñales leads 2nd place man Hector Faubel by nearly a third of a second, with RW Racing's Luis Salom not far behind, his second front-row start in a row. The man who dominated practice, Nico Terol, could not get any further than 4th, and heads up the second row, ahead of Johann Zarco and Efren Vazquez.

Results:

2011 Sachsenring Moto2 FP3 Result: Takahashi Beats Out Bradl

Yuki Takahashi has topped the timesheets in third session of free practice for the Moto2 class at the Sachsenring, the Gresini rider keeping local favorite Stefan Bradl firmly behind him. The Viessmann Kiefer rider ended up in 2nd, a tenth behind Takahashi, but with a comfortable margin over 3rd place man Julian Simon, undergoing a remarkable return to racing after shattering his leg at Barcelona. Bradley Smith ended the session as 4th fastest, finishing ahead of Aleix Espargaro and Swiss rider Thomas Luthi.

Results:

2011 Sachsenring 125cc FP3 Result: Terol Edges Gadea

Nico Terol has completed a clean sweep of free practice in the 125cc class, topping Saturday morning's session before this afternoon's qualifying. But his advantage is once again tiny, the Bankia Aspar rider leading Sergio Gadea of the Blusens squad by just under seven hundredths, while Gadea is in turn a tenth quicker than Terol's teammate Hector Faubel. Maverick Viñales was 4th fastest, finising ahead of the Ajo Derbis of Johann Zarco and Efren Vazquez.

Results:

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Friday Roundup - Tires Cause Consternation Once Again

Bridgestone must be regretting getting that single tire contract around now, as once again, the only topic of conversation in the MotoGP paddock was the tires, and the tone of the conversation was a very long way from being universally positive. Four big crashes during the morning free practice session - two big enough that if circumstances had been otherwise, they could have resulted in serious injury - had everyone complaining of the cold temperature performance of the Bridgestones. But more of that later.

2011 Sachsenring Moto2 And 125cc Friday Press Release Roundup

Press releases from the 125cc and Moto2 teams after Friday at the Sachsenring:


FARMINGDALE, NJ – July 15th, 2011 – Bel-Ray Company, Inc. – Bel-Ray Racing-Weekend Preview

After a well deserved break, many of Bel-Ray Racing‘s teams and riders resume competition this week around the world.

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Friday Press Release Roundup

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at the Sachsenring:


Edwards and Crutchlow target big improvements in Germany

Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow are confident they can make major improvements after the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders experienced a difficult start to the German MotoGP round today.

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