The FIM Motocross World Championship calendar has finally filled the gaps with Grands Prix in Brazil and Spain confirmed for the venues of Indaiatuba and La Bañeza and the penultimate round slated for Gaildorf in Germany for the first visit to the circuit in the south since 2005.
One of the first major announcements to come out of the 2011 MotoGP season was the expected confirmation of Bridgestone as sole tyre supplier for the next three years. Does this devalue the series or maintain a level playing field?
The battle for second position at Qatar last weekend between Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa was arguably the action highlight of the MotoGP sprint and could be a small preview for a season-long duel between the rivals with little love lost.
Repsol Honda rider Dani Pedrosa admitted that he ‘doesn’t know what will happen’ at Jerez for the Grand Prix of Spain in two weeks time after problems with a weak left shoulder ruined his chances of victory at Qatar last Sunday.
While hardly the ‘thriller’ that some media sources were describing, the first contest of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship did throw up some entertaining tussles…
Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner was the undisputed winner of the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar, the first round of eighteen in the 2011 MotoGP series, but admitted that the set-up of his RC212V could need refining with a heavier fuel load.