2011 Motegi Moto2 And 125cc Friday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the 125cc and Moto2 teams after the first day of practice at Motegi:


Positive start in Japan for Salom

With sixth and eighth place in the free practices Luis Salom made a good start in Japan. At the Motegi circuit, the rider of RW Racing GP ultimately set a laptime of 2.00.438 in the second session. Only four riders, led by Maverick Vinales, came under two minutes.

2011 Magny-Cours World Superbike Friday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at Magny-Cours:


Lowes on the pace in France

PARKALGAR HONDA'S Sam Lowes set the sixth fastest time in first qualification for Sunday's 11th and penultimate round of the World Supersport Championship at Magny Cours in France.

2011 Magny-Cours World Superbike QP1 Result: Checa Edges Laverty And Guintoli

Carlos Checa continues to top the timesheets in the World Superbike class at Magny-Cours, the Althea Ducati rider taking provisional pole at the end of the first session of qualifying. But Checa's margin is very slim indeed: the Spaniard finished a mere twelve thousandths of a second faster than Yamaha's Eugene Laverty, and just under nine hundredths quicker than 3rd place man Sylvain Guintoli on the Effenbert Liberty Ducati, the Frenchman finding an extra turn of pace at his home round.

2011 Motegi MotoGP Friday Press Release Round Up

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


Leaders under lap record already after first day at Motegi

Round 15: Japanese GP – Free Practice One & Two

Twin Ring Motegi, Friday 30 September 2011

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

2011 Magny-Cours World Superbike FP1 Result: Checa Holds Off Sykes And Corser

Carlos Checa has topped the timesheets for the first session of free practice for the World Superbike class at Magny-Cours, the Althea Ducati rider taking back top spot from a host of challengers. Kawasaki's Tom Sykes ended the session in 2nd, ahead of a brace of BMWs, Troy Corser just nipping ahead of his teammate Leon Haslam, after Haslam led the session in the latter stages. The only man standing between Checa and the championship, Yamaha's Marco Melandri, got off to a very rough start, ending FP1 down in 15th.

2011 Motegi MotoGP FP2 Result: Pedrosa Leads Honda Clean Sweep

Dani Pedrosa leads a horde of Hondas after the first day of practice at Honda's home track of Motegi, the Repsol Honda man topping the timesheets for the second session of free practice for the MotoGP class. Pedrosa heads up a Repsol clean sweep, the Spaniard just edging his Australian teammate Casey Stoner, and his Italian soon-to-be-ex-teammate Andrea Dovizioso. Remarkably, all three Repsol bikes ended the session faster than the circuit lap record, set by Stoner back in 2008 on the Ducati.

2011 Motegi MotoGP FP1 Result: Stoner Leads Dovizioso And Hayden

Casey Stoner picked up in Motegi where he left off at Aragon, topping the timesheets in the first session of free practice for the MotoGP class at the Japanese circuit. Stoner ended the session ahead of his Repsol Honda teammate Andrea Dovizioso, the Italian clearly set on demonstrating why he deserves to get a factory Honda ride somewhere. Nicky Hayden ended the session in 3rd, the American showing signs of starting to gel with the GP11.1.

2011 Motegi MotoGP Thursday Round Up - Of Fear, Weight Distribution And A Change In Routine

It was billed by the respected Italian website GPOne.com as "The Grand Prix Of Fear" and finally it's here. Unless something extremely untoward happens - highly unlikely, but the zone is one of the most geologically active regions in the world - by Friday evening, everyone will have gotten over themselves and we'll be talking about bikes on track again.

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