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.


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.

2011 Misano 125cc and Moto2 Friday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the Moto2 and 125cc teams after practice on Friday at Misano:

Strong comeback Luis Salom

Luis Salom has taken his place again with RW Racing GP for the 125cc Grand Prix of San Marino. The Spanish rider made a strong comeback from his injuries in the first free practices at the circuit of Misano. In the Brno GP Salom broke his right hand in several places, causing him to miss Indianapolis. Last Thursday the doctors gave him permission to ride again at Misano.

Colin Edwards Confirmed With NGM Forward Racing On A Yamaha-Powered CRT Bike For 2012

As had been widely anticipated, Colin Edwards today announced that he would be leaving the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha team to join NGM Forward for 2012 to race a CRT machine. At a very well-attended press conference, which featured Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta, as well as NGM CEO Stefano Nesi and Forward Racing boss Giovanni Cuzari, the Forward Racing team presented its plans for next year.

2011 Nurburgring World Superbike QP1 Result: Biaggi Heads Up Title Rivals

With the track dry after the morning rain, times for the World Superbike class dropped at the Nurburgring, and Carlos Checa's title rivals took a step closer to the championship leader. Though the Althea Ducati rider led for most of the session, Max Biaggi just pipped Checa at the close of the first qualifying practice to take provisional pole. Marco Melandri ended the session in 3rd, just ahead of Alstare Suzuki's Michel Fabrizio and Melandri's Yamaha teammate Eugene Laverty.


2011 Misano MotoGP FP2 Result: Lorenzo Seizes The Momentum

After a very mediocre FP1 this morning, Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo grabbed the afternoon session of practice for the MotoGP class at Misano by the throat and set a scorching pace, taking another couple of tenths off Casey Stoner's time from this morning and breaking into the 1'33s with a lap of 1'33.929. Stoner pushed hard to respond, taking a tenth off his own best time from this morning, but only managing the 2nd fastest time just outside the 1'33s, while his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa ended the session in 3rd after leading through the early stages.

2011 Misano 125cc FP2 Result: Terol's Reign Continues

Nico Terol continues to rule the 125cc class at Misano, the Bankia Aspar rider topping the second session of free practice after leading the first. Competition in the afternoon came from his teammate Hector Faubel, while Danny Kent of the Red Bull Ajo team ended with the 3rd fastest time, the young Briton making excellent progress since being given an Aprilia RSA. Johann Zarco ended as 4th fastest.


2011 Nurburgring World Superbike FP1 Result: Checa Leads On A Drying Track

The rain stopped falling shortly after the start of the first session of free practice for the World Superbike class at the Nurburgring, and it was championship leader Carlos Checa who took the most advantage of the drying conditions. The Althea Ducati rider ended FP1 on top of the timesheets, just under a tenth of a second ahead of Joan Lascorz on the Kawasaki and Jakub Smrz on the Effenbert Liberty Ducati. Michel Fabrizio put his Alstare Suzuki on 4th, just ahead of Leon Camier on the first of the Alitalia Aprilias. 

2011 Misano Moto2 FP1 Result: Marquez Takes Control

Marc Marquez took control of the first session of practice for the Moto2 class at Misano late in the session, posting a fast lap to lead Frenchman Jules Cluzel by nearly a third of a second. Cluzel's margin over 3rd place man Aleix Espargaro was smaller, the Spaniard just edging local boy Alex de Anglis into 4th. Aleix' younger brother Pol has clearly taken heart from his first ever podium at Indy last week, the Spaniard briefly leading the session and ending FP1 in 5th, half a second behind Marquez and seven hundredths ahead of Simone Corsi, who led for most of FP1.


2011 Misano MotoGP FP1 Result: Stoner Sneaks Ahead Of Spies In Final Seconds

Casey Stoner ended the first session of practice at Misano for the MotoGP class on top of the timesheets, and on course to set lap records, the Australian ending the session with a time 0.160 under the existing race lap record. Though Stoner and his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa had led for much of qualifying, it looked like Ben Spies would end the session ahead of them, the factory Yamaha rider taking the lead in the final minutes of FP1, only to see Stoner blitz his time on the Australian's final flying lap. Spies was demoted to 2nd spot, just ahead of Pedrosa.


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