2010 Qatar 125cc Race Result: One-Man Show In The Desert

Results and summary of the 125cc race at Qatar:

Nico Terol has underlined his dominant form in the 125cc class by winning the first race of the season at Qatar by a huge margin of victory. The Bankia Aspar rider led into the first corner, and just disappeared from the front, gaining nearly a second a lap over the rest in the early part of the race. Once he had a comfortable lead established, Terol put it on autopilot and cruised home for victory.

James Toseland Breaks Wrist In Testing Crash At Aragon

James Toseland has suffered a further setback to his 2011 World Superbike season, as the BMW Italia rider crashed and fractured a wrist during testing at the Motorland Aragon circuit. After examination by doctors in Spain, Toseland was told his wrist injury was not serious, but the pain in his wrist increased after returning to his hotel. On the flight back home, bloodflow to the bones in his wrist ceased, making the situation even worse.

2011 MotoGP Qatar Day 3 Round Up - Get Ready To Rumble

The first race of the season hasn't even happened yet, but the Honda story is already starting to get old. The headlines are writing themselves, the only thing that an editor has to do at the moment is cast a cursory glance over the wording to check whether it was Casey Stoner or Dani Pedrosa who spotted the fastest time.

2011 Qatar Moto2 And 125 Day 3 Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and 125cc teams from Saturday at Qatar:


Luis Salom (10th) not satisfied with qualification at Qatar

During the qualifying session of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar, the RW Racing GP rider Luis Salom qualified to a tenth position. The Spaniard will start tomorrow the first race of the season from the fourth row.

Honda's Magic Gearbox: Worth A Few Hundredths A Shift

Honda's seamless shift gearbox has been the talk of the MotoGP world since it first debuted at Sepang, with journalists on a quest to chase down exactly what it is and how it works. The only response you receive from HRC or Honda riders about the gearbox is that it is "better" and that it is "smoother". The best guess about its operation so far has been that it is either based on or very similar to the Xtrac Instantaneous Gearshift System, which allows two gears to be engaged simultaneously, while driving only one.

Bridgestone To Be MotoGP Spec Tire Supplier Through 2014

The defection of Valentino Rossi from Michelin to Bridgestone at the end of the 2007 season sparked off a mass defection among the MotoGP riders, which eventually brought an end to the tire wars and saw the introduction of a single tire supplier in MotoGP for the 2009 season. Bridgestone - being the tire of choice among the top riders, after both Rossi and Dani Pedrosa had defected - was the riders' obvious favorite for the contract, but the Japanese tire giant was only sure of getting the contract once Michelin decided it would not submit a bid.

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