2011 WSBK Donington Day 1 Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at Donington Park:


Lowes front running at Donington

PARKALGAR HONDA'S Sam Lowes is provisionally second on the grid for Sunday's second round of the World Supersport Championship at Donington Park after dominating the time sheets for most of the day - and he has plenty more time to come.

Suzuki Press Release: Bautista Back In Spain, Walking Again

A press release from Rizla Suzuki with an update on Alvaro Bautista's condition:


Bautista back in Spain and taking steps towards recovery

Publish Date: Friday, March 25, 2011

Rizla Suzuki's Álvaro Bautista has returned to Spain to begin his recuperation as he starts on the road to recovery following the broken femur he suffered at Qatar last weekend.

Racing With A Shoulder Injury: Kenny Noyes Speaks From Experience

Ever since Valentino Rossi joined Ducati, the burning question of just how competitive the Desmosedici GP11 is has been clouded by Rossi's shoulder injury. The weakened shoulder - a result of training accident in which Rossi hyperextended his shoulder, fixed by surgery in November of 2010 - has made it very difficult to judge how fast Rossi could be on the bike if he could ride the Ducati unhampered by his shoulder. As a consequence, debate has raged among fans and pundits over how much or Rossi's deficit to put down to the shoulder, and how much to the bike.

Pedrosa's Shoulder Problem At Qatar Down To Plexus Stretch - Full Recovery Expected

After Dani Pedrosa got off his bike in Parc Ferme at the end of the MotoGP season opener at Qatar, it was obvious there was something wrong. The Spaniard was in intense pain, and could barely stand, though he recovered his composure quickly as the evening progressed.

Jerez Circuit To Host Spanish MotoGP Round Through 2016

After the financial difficulties that have recently dogged the Jerez Circuit, at last there is some good news. Today, the Andalucian State Government announced that it would be underwriting the Spanish MotoGP round at Jerez for the next five years, guaranteeing its future until 2016.

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