A roundup of the press releases issued after the opening World Superbike round at Phillip Island:
Brilliant podium on debut for Lowes
PARKALGAR HONDA'S Sam Lowes finished his first World Supersport race for Parkalgar Honda in a thrilling third place, just 0.033seconds behind race winner Luca Scassa at Phillip Island in Australia.
Results of Race 2 for the World Superbike class at Phillip Island:
Results of the World Supersport race at Phillip Island:
Results of World Superbike Race 1 from Phillip Island:
Prior to the 2010 season, the Moto2 class spawned a huge burst of creativity, with 13 chassis builders supplying teams for the inaugural season. But by the combined processes of attrition and fear of not having what someone else had, that number had been whittled away, and the provisional entry list for the 2011 season featured just 7 chassis.
Below are the press releases received after qualifying at Phillip Island:
Phillip Island – Qualifying Practice 2 & Superpole.
After a tough start to the first race weekend of the 2011 season, Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport is happy with today's Superpole Qualifying result. Both riders, Leon Haslam (GBR) and Troy Corser (AUS), made it into the third and final qualifying session, with Leon starting tomorrow's races from fourth and Troy seventh.
Results of Superpole from Phillip Island:
Results of the second session of free practice for the World Superbike class at Phillip Island:
Results of the second qualifying session for the World Superbike class at Phillip Island:
Combined result of the two qualifying sessions for the World Supersport session at Phillip Island:
Results of the second set of free practice for the World Supersport class at Phillip Island:
While the factory Marlboro Ducati team were testing in Sepang at the official IRTA MotoGP tests, Ducati's test team was taking part in a private test at Jerez, working on solutions to take to Qatar, a necessity given the worrying results at Sepang. Test rider Franco Battaini spent time trying out some electronic and chassis setup changes, under the watchful eye of Ducati Corse director Filippo Preziosi. Below is the press release issued after that test:
DUCATI DEVELOPMENT TEAM COMPLETE THREE DAY TEST IN JEREZ
A press release that came out yesterday from FTR about Kev Coghlan riding for the Motorsport 69 team:
MOTOR SPORT 69 AND FTR CONTINUE INTO 2011
FTR MOTO will supply its Moto2 machinery to Alex Debon and his Motor Sport 69 Team for a second successive year as the tough Spanish rider steps down from his racing career to take over management of the team in 2011.
Debon will have young Scottish rider Kev Coghlan representing the team aboard the innovative M211 in this year's Moto2 World Championship, starting in Qatar on March 20.