2011 Assen 125cc Race Result: Thrilling Race Shortened By Rain

Results and summary of the 125cc race at Assen:

Maverick Viñales has taken his second victory of his rookie season, after a thrilling battle at Assen was cut short by rain. The flowing southern loop of the circuit - which retains echoes of this once glorious track - created a fantastic set of battles, with the front 8 riders splintering into groups, then clumping together again, no rider gaining a clear advantage from the start.

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2011 Assen Moto2 Qualifying Practice Result: Large Gaps Among Front Row

Results of qualifying for the Moto2 class at Assen:

Stefan Bradl's domination of the Moto2 class continues, the Viessmann Kiefer rider taking his 6th pole position of the season. Bradl will start ahead of Caixa Catalunya's Marc Marquez and Ioda Racing's Simone Corsi.


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2011 Assen 125cc Qualifying Practice Result: Difficult Conditions Shake Up Qualifying

Results of qualifying for the 125cc class at Assen:

Maverick Viñales will start from pole for tomorrow's 125cc race at Assen, the Blusens rider setting the fastest time in the last minute of the session. The Spaniard managed to hold of Frenchman Johann Zarco and German Sandro Cortese, with Hector Faubel relegated to the second row of the grid.

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FIM Announce Motegi MotoGP Round To Go Ahead "In Principle"

In the wake of the massive earthquake of Japan's east coast, which triggered a devastating tsunami, leaving the Fukushima nuclear power plant badly damaged and leaking radiation, there were serious concerns raised about the safety of organizing the Japanese round of MotoGP at Motegi. The initial response was to postpone the race from its original April 24th spot to October 2nd, giving Honda (the circuit owners) to repair the track and get it ready for the race.

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2011 MotoGP Assen Thursday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Thursday's truncated day of practice at Assen:

Simoncelli fastest in the morning; afternoon sessions cancelled

Round 7: Dutch TT – Free Practice One & Two

TT Assen Circuit, Thursday 23 June 2011

Bridgestone wet compounds available: Front: Soft. Rear: Soft

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2011 Moto2 And 125 Assen Thursday Press Release Round Up

Press releases after Thursday from the 125cc and Moto2 teams at Assen:

Day off because of oil on the track

Luis Salom, like all other rider, had an unexpected day off. All free practices on the Dutch TT track were cancelled in the afternoon, after Alex Baldolini blew up his engine in the morning practice in Moto2, leaving an oil track on the tarmac of at least one kilometer long. Due to the rain the oil spread over the track leaving a spillery film on the wet tarmac.

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