Reports and rumors that Ben Bostrom would make a wildcard appearance at Laguna Seca had emerged late Saturday night at the Sachsenring MotoGP race, with the peerless Italian website GPOne.com the first site to break the news. The rumors quickly gained traction, as it became clear there was a large PR push behind the American, and now, Bostrom's participation has been confirmed for the Laguna Seca MotoGP race as a wildcard.
The traditional post-race debrief press release from Bridgestone. In this press release, Bridgestone's assistant director Hirohide Hamashima explains why they believe the crashes happened on Friday morning:
German Grand Prix debrief with Hirohide Hamashima
Round 9: German GP – Post-race debrief
Sachsenring Circuit, Tuesday 19 July 2011
Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Hard, Extra Hard. Rear (asymmetric): Medium, Hard
Press releases from the Moto2 and 125cc teams and sponsors after the race at the Sachsenring:
Márquez shines and wins in Germany
The Repsol rider secures his fourth victory of the season, his third consecutive win, and keeps reducing the distance to the Championship leader
After setting the pole position yesterday, the Repsol rider reinforced today his dominion of the weekend by taking his fourth win in his debut season in Moto2. Marc Márquez finished in first position after outperforming the Championship leader, Stefan Bradl.
After days of apparently talking about everything except motorcycle racing, the Sachsenring - nestled in the wooded valleys of Saxony, to borrow a phrase from elsewhere - served up a triple helping of thrilling, fairing-to-fairing racing. All talk of Japan and tires was temporarily forgotten, at least until the warm afterglow of a fantastic day's racing had diminished.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring:
Superb victory for Dani Pedrosa
The Spanish rider of the Repsol Honda Team takes the highest step of the podium in Germany, accompanied by his team mate Casey Stoner, third, and Andrea Dovizioso, fourth
Below is the official press release from Bridgestone:
Results and summary of the MotoGP race at the Sachsenring:
Dani Pedrosa has taken a decisive victory, in only his second race after returning from surgery for his broken collarbone. The Repsol Honda rider was made to work hard for his win, first working his way past Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo, before finally seizing control towards the end of the race.
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Results and summary of the Moto2 race at the Sachsenring:
Marc Marquez has taken his fourth victory of the season, holding off a challenge from championship leader Stefan Bradl throughout the race. With the victory, Marquez has taken back a few precious championship points from Bradl, but Bradl retains a comfortable lead.
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.