2011 Grand Prix motorcycle racing

Discussion in 'Other Motorsports' started by Jay Adgie, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson Keep Calm and do Yoga Premium

    You can play ps2 games on a pc useing the lastest PCSX2 (PS2 emulator) on PC it copes pretty good with these games (just not as fluid as the original PS2 console). (you need the bios from a ps2 aswell) all a bit complicated for me, so for 40 euros i got a ps2..


    9 1/2 hours of superbike i cant wait .... Come on Tommy.....
  2. Jay Adgie

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    Melandri takes race one win

    By Tom Cambio -MCN
    World Superbikes
    19 June 2011 12:18

    Marco Melandri managed to secure his second win this season in race one at Aragon.
    The Yamaha World Superbike rider managed a strong start to lead briefly, before being passed by Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing). Melandri kept pace with Biaggi who led the majority of the race until he faltered under pressure, running wide whilst braking at the end of lap fifteen. Melandri seized the opportunity to pass Biaggi and built a gap in the final laps to take the win.
    Biaggi's team mate Leon Camier rode consistently quickly, battling with Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) for third place. Checa began pushing harder, setting the fastest lap and closing the gap on Biaggi and Melandri, before crashing out on lap eight, leaving room for Camier to take third.
    The fight for fourth place was hotly contested with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) passing Noriyuki Haga (PATA Racing Team Aprilia) mid-race, before Haga reclaimed fourth going into turn one on lap fourteen. Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) upped his pace to relegate Sykes to sixth and then passed Haga to claim fourth. Sykes doggedly battled with Haga, finally taking fifth in the penultimate lap. Heading towards the finish line, Sykes caught Laverty but was unable to pass the Irishman.
    Spaniard Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) finished eigth, ahead of Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia). The factory BMW Motorrad riders ended the race with their own battle for position, with Leon Haslam emerging to take ninth, whilst Troy Corser finished in tenth position.

    1. Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 40'01.968
    2. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40'03.540
    3. Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40'04.400
    4. Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 40'12.767
    5. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'12.815
    6. Noriyuki Haga (PATA Racing Team Aprilia) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40'13.899
    7. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'14.559
    8. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 40'18.922
    9. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 40'26.173
    10. Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 40'26.662
    11. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 40'26.699
    12. Chris Vermeulen (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'32.375
    13. Maxime Berger (Supersonic Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 40'36.075
    14. Roberto Rolfo (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'39.201
    15. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'44.972
    16. Ruben Xaus (Castrol Honda) Honda CBR1000RR 41'46.065
    RT. Michel Fabrizio (Team Suzuki Alstare) Suzuki GSX-R1000 18'05.928
    RT. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 13'59.560
    RT. Jakub Smrz (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 10'15.367
    RT. Lorenzo Lanzi (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 4'22.300
  3. Jay Adgie

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    Biaggi manages first win of season

    By Tom Cambio - MCN
    World Superbikes
    19 June 2011 15:21

    Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) managed his first win of the season in race two at Aragon.
    Biaggi led from the start of the race and rode consistently to stay in front of Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team). Melandri echoed his tactics used in the first race, stalking Biaggi and waiting for an opportune mistake, however, it was Melandri who slipped back after losing the front under braking. The Yamaha rider was able to catch the bike on his knee and use the ample run-off area to return to second position where he finished the race.
    Kawasaki rider Tom Sykes made a promising start to the race, taking third before crashing out on the seventh lap, whereas Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) struggled at the start of the race, falling to seventh before climbing to third place where he remained, salvaging a podium finish after crashing out of the first race.
    Lone Suzuki Alstare rider Michel Fabrizio finished the second race in fourth position, ahead of Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team). Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) took sixth place from Noriyuki Haga (PATA Racing Team Aprilia) with three laps remaining, whilst Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) dropped down the field to end the race in eighth place.
    Leon Haslam duelled with Ayrton Badovini in a battle of the BMWs, but emerged in front, finishing in ninth. Haslam's BMW Motorrad team mate Troy Corser was taken out of the race by Maxime Berger (Supersonic Racing Team) in an early crash.


    1. Max Biaggi (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40'04.407
    2. Marco Melandri (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 40'09.216
    3. Carlos Checa (Althea Racing) Ducati 1098R 40'11.351
    4. Michel Fabrizio (Team Suzuki Alstare) Suzuki GSX-R1000 40'13.408
    5. Joan Lascorz (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'15.969
    6. Eugene Laverty (Yamaha World Superbike Team) Yamaha YZF R1 40'18.695
    7. Noriyuki Haga (PATA Racing Team Aprilia) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40'19.545
    8. Leon Camier (Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team) Aprilia RSV4 Factory 40'22.067
    9. Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR 40'28.591
    10. Ayrton Badovini (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 40'29.083
    11. Sylvain Guintoli (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 40'33.707
    12. Mark Aitchison (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'37.570
    13. Roberto Rolfo (Team Pedercini) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'42.487
    14. Chris Vermeulen (Kawasaki Racing Team) Kawasaki ZX-10R 40'53.449
    15. Lorenzo Lanzi (BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team) BMW S1000 RR 40'57.563
    RT. Ruben Xaus (Castrol Honda) Honda CBR1000RR 25'18.247
    RT. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team Superbike) Kawasaki ZX-10R 12'04.791
    RT. Jakub Smrz (Team Effenbert-Liberty Racing) Ducati 1098R 8'16.172
    RT. Maxime Berger (Supersonic Racing Team) Ducati 1098R 1'59.159
    RT. Troy Corser (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) BMW S1000 RR
  4. go valentino rossi
  5. Jay Adgie

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    Simoncelli on pole

    By Liam Marsden -MCN
    MotoGP
    24 June 2011 13:48

    Italian Marco Simoncelli will start tomorrow's 26 lap Dutch Grand Prix from pole position aboard his San Carlo Honda.
    With 10 minutes remaining Simoncelli matched exactly the fastest time of then pole sitter Ben Spies, but Simoncelli went top because his second fastest lap was better than Spies's. With only a few minutes remaining Simoncelli went out to improve his time and cement his pole position.
    Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner completes the front row in third.
    Reigning champion Jorge Lorenzo heads the second row in fourth, ahead of Andrea Dovizioso. Brit Cal Crutchlow unbelievably set the sixth fastest time in qualifying, less than two weeks after breaking his left collarbone.
    Karel Abraham was the fastest Ducati in seventh. Valentino Rossi struggled with the new Ducati GP11.1, languising down in 15th for the majority of the session.
    With only a few minutes left Rossi went out to improve his time, pushing himself up to 11th, two places and 0.7secs behind team-mate Nicky Hayden.

    1. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 34.718s
    2. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 34.727s
    3. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 35.008s
    4. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 35.143s
    5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 35.244s
    6. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 35.329s
    7. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 35.742s
    8. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 35.818s
    9. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 1m 35.866s
    10. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 1m 36.435s
    11. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 36.564s
    12. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Repsol Honda 1m 36.580s
    13. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 1m 36.590s
    14. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 1m 36.820s
    15. Loris Capirossi ITA Pramac Racing 1m 37.130s
    16. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda 1m 37.651s
    17. Kousuke Akiyoshi JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 39.006s
  6. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld pןǝʌǝbuǝɥ ɯɐɹq sɐ ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ uı uʍouʞ osןɐ Premium

    Will not miss a minute tomorrow! Looking forward to our annual MotoGP race over here :)
  7. Yann Laprevotte

    Yann Laprevotte Licensed

    Interresting front row. Should be interresting, hope Simoncelli can stay on top in the opening laps this time.
  8. Luke McVicar

    Luke McVicar Licensed

    Gresini gets pole and last in one race. wow.

    Simoncelli needs to get some consistency in hes game, hes blindingly fast but he drives like its do or die.

    I wonder if he could replace Hayden at Ducati next season, an Italian dream team is possible.
  9. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld pןǝʌǝbuǝɥ ɯɐɹq sɐ ɐıןɐɹʇsnɐ uı uʍouʞ osןɐ Premium

    Boring race in the MotoGP. For me motorcycle racing lost all it's glory in the last 10 years. I miss the good old fights in the 500cc class. I miss the uniform yellow numberplates with black numbers and I miss drivers like Mamola and the old TT circuit.

  10. Ross Balfour

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    Although I have only watched Moto GP from 2001, I disagree with that.. This year hasn't been the greatest by any means, but I thought the 2006 season and the 2009 season were both fantastic - and the rivalry between the riders such as Simoncelli vs Lorenzo, Stoner vs Rossi etc are fantastic, just sad that the race today was so dull

    On the other hand, the Moto2 and 125 races were fantastic, Marquez and Vinhalez, the two future Moto GP champions of this decade I think :thumb:
  11. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour Licensed

    The Moto GP field is shockingly low on numbers, thankfully with the introduction of 1000cc next year there will be more teams entering, but Akiyoshi getting 3 points for such a slow performance when there are world class riders in Moto 2 struggling to score points shows you the lack of quanitity in the Moto GP Paddock.

    Hayden is a better all-round rider than Simoncelli, the 800's don't suit his riding style, I expect next season in the 1000cc's to be competing for the championship if the Ducati can enter a competitive bike! SImoncelli is the Hamilton of MotoGP recently, abounding in talent, but far far too aggresive.
  12. Jay Adgie

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    Spies takes maiden GP win

    By Liam Marsden -MCN
    MotoGP
    25 June 2011 14:46

    Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies has taken his first ever MotoGP victory in dominant fashion at the Assen circuit, winning by 7.697secs ahead of championship leader Casey Stoner.
    Spies led from the second corner on the first lap, after overtaking team-mate Jorge Lorenzo. The factory Yamaha team could have had both bikes on the podium, were it not for San Carlo Honda rider Marco Simoncelli.
    Simoncelli was involved in yet more controversy after passing Lorenzo on the first left hander on lap one. The Honda rider got passed Lorenzo cleanly to take second place, but then high-sided on the exit. Lorenzo had nowhere to go and was collected by Simoncelli's Honda.
    Both riders managed to get back on their machines, Lorenzo finishing in a remarkable sixth position, with Simoncelli in ninth.
    Repsol Honda rider's completed the podium, Stoner in second and Andrea Dovizioso in third, although neither rider was able to run the same pace as Spies. Despite struggling with the new Ducati GP11.1 machine, Valentino Rossi was able to finish fourth, three seconds behind Dovizoso.
    Brit Cal Crutchlow got a good start from sixth on the grid, circulating in fourth behind the Repsol Honda's until Rossi passed the Tech 3 rider. With 15 laps remaining Crutchlow entered the pits due to a problem with the right side of the front tyre.
    The crew changed the tyre and Crutchlow rejoined the race to finish 14th.

    1. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 41m 44.659s
    2. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 41m 52.356s
    3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 42m 12.165s
    4. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 42m 15.343s
    5. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 42m 27.831s
    6. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 42m 29.195s
    7. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 42m 52.771s
    8. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Repsol Honda 42m 55.412s
    9. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 43m 9.584s
    10. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda 43m 10.875s
    11. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 43m 23.125s
    12. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 42m 11.012s
    13. Kousuke Akiyoshi JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 42m 58.437s
    14. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 43m 7.755s
  13. Jay Adgie

    Jay Adgie Licensed

    Happy days :)
  14. Travis Petrovic

    Travis Petrovic Premium Licensed

    Nice video Bram.

    For me, the golden age of 500cc GP racing was between 1985 to the early 90's when all the front runners became world champions: Spencer (2), Lawson (4), Gardner (1), Rainey (3), Doohan (5) & Schwantz (1) all raced against each other. I was lucky enough to have GP's broadcast into Australia in 1985 thanks to the success of Wayne Gardner and haven't stopped watching the races since.

    The MotoGP race yesterday was very ordinary. The fact Lorenzo and Simoncelli fell off and remounted in the 2 last postions and still reached 6th and 9th places (respectively) by the finish speaks volumes about the quality of the non factory bikes (and perhaps the riders too). I take nothing away from Spies, he rode a controlled and awesome race but the quality and quantity of the bikes and riders in MotoGP is a huge worry for the long term health of the sport.

    Wayne Gardner suggested in one of his most recent weekly columns that it is time for MotoGP and World Superbikes to join together and have 2 tiers of racing on the track at once. While I don't know if I agree with him, it's an interesting idea as the Moto 2 class may be fun to watch, but as Jeremy Burgess has stated, it's not the right stepping stone class for MotoGP.

    I believe Dorna need to stop mucking around with the rules. Make the engines 1000cc and leave them at that. Allow manufacturers to run whatever engine config they see fit (more cylinders would result in a higher wet weight as before), make the fuel tanks larger (30 litres instead of 21) and remove all electronic aids other than fuel injection and let everyone have at. The more electronics aids that are used, the more expensive the sport has become. Reducing the fuel capacities has only accelerated the need for costly electronics as every mililitre of fuel needs to be saved.

    The best racing since the demise of the 500cc two strokes has been right before the 990's were canned. The bikes had little to no traction control, larger fuel capacities and thus decent grid sizes which resulted in very good racing more often.

    Let's hope the racing from Italy next Sunday is a little more exciting.

    Cheers.
  15. Travis Petrovic

    Travis Petrovic Premium Licensed

    I enjoyed the Stoner masterclass along with the podium for Edwards :cool:

    Man of the round was Smith, excellent ride!

    Cheers
  16. Travis Petrovic

    Travis Petrovic Premium Licensed

    About time Max got a win as his chance to be world champion was slowly slipping away. Melandri rode really well and good to see Checa back on form in race two. Checa lost a lot of his points lead at Aragon.

    Interesting to hear Jonathan Green mention Rea may not return for Ten Kate Honda. Both the SBK and WSS bikes from the TK team have been very ordinary over the last few years...

    Cheers.


  17. Rupe Wilson

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    not a bike but a car




    hey SimBin this would be a nice track ...
  18. Koray Can

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    I don't think there's a secret formula to even out the field for prototype racing. MotoGP, Formula 1 and Le Mans prototypes have exactly the same characteristics: there's a handful of aliens (Lorenzo, Vettel, Alonso, etc.) that can squeeze out the last drop of performance from a super machine. There are a handful of teams (big money, superstar engineering, often factory) that can make these machines. And there's the rest that is 2 seconds off the pace: only the top 8 escaped being lapped by Vettel at the last GP of Europe.

    Right now only Stoner, Pedrosa, Lorenzo & Spies can win races. Maybe Simoncelli if he gets his brain fixed, and Dovi if he gets lucky. If the GP11.1 improves enough later in the year VR46 can win. That is it. Everybody else is an extra on the grid (Crutchlow doesn't have the hardware; Abraham also has potential). Aoyama got Pedrosa's bike and he finished nowhere.
  19. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour Licensed


    Very well said, It was quite depressing in both F1 and Moto GP to see such talent being wasted down at the tail end of the field, jsut because they don't have the right equipment, such as Glock and Sutil in F1 and Bautista, Barbera and Elias in Moto GP - people who in the more equal 250cc and 125cc competed with Simoncelli, Dovi etc.

    It's really like there are two classes in Moto GP, the Top 5 or so (with Crutchlow, Hayden, Edwards, Rossi there to pick up the scraps) and then there's the rest of the field, where 8th place would be like a win to those riders who could compete for podiums if they had the right equipment.. that's why I always prefer 125 and Moto 2 races than MotoGP, the fastest rider will win 90% of the time, and the racing is always hotly contested, something you can't say of MotoGP this season.
  20. Jay Adgie

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    Heres a stunning shot of Casey on the limit elbow down at 1000fps.....:cool:





    German MotoGP: Stoner steals pole

    By Liam Marsden - MCN
    16 July 2011 13:54

    Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner will start tomorrow's MotoGP race at the Sachsenring from pole position after taking pole position from free practice pace setter Marco Simoncelli.
    Team-mate Dani Pedrosa looks to be back up to full fitness after taking the second spot on the grid to complete a Repsol one two. Champion Jorge Lorenzo completes the front row in third.
    Despite setting the fastest times in both free practice sessions on Friday, Italian Marco Simoncelli was unable to beat Stoner's time during qualifying and will start from fourth on the grid, ahead of Ben Spies, with Andrea Dovizioso completing the second row.
    Brit Cal Crutchlow struggled round the German track, qualifying in 12th. The Tech 3 rider lowsided in the final moments of the session, all but destroying his bike, but walked away.
    Ducati rider Valentino Rossi was the big surprise of the session qualifying down in 16th, with only Sylvain Guintoli behind the Italian.

    1. Casey Stoner AUS Repsol Honda 1m 21.681s
    2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda 1m 21.933s
    3. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 21.944s
    4. Marco Simoncelli ITA San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 21.954s
    5. Ben Spies USA Yamaha Factory Racing 1m 22.056s
    6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Repsol Honda 1m 22.157s
    7. Colin Edwards USA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 22.368s
    8. Nicky Hayden USA Ducati Marlboro 1m 22.388s
    9. Randy de Puniet FRA Pramac Racing 1m 22.503s
    10. Alvaro Bautista ESP Rizla Suzuki 1m 22.604s
    11. Hector Barbera ESP Mapfre Aspar 1m 22.676s
    12. Cal Crutchlow GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1m 22.676s
    13. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing 1m 23.164s
    14. Toni Elias ESP LCR Honda 1m 23.201s
    15. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN San Carlo Honda Gresini 1m 23.248s
    16. Valentino Rossi ITA Ducati Marlboro 1m 23.320s
    17. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Pramac Racing 1m 24.707s

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