For the 2011 edition of the United States Grand Prix, Bridgestone selected softer rear slick tyre compounds as part of a continued bid to respond to rider feedback and provide improved warm-up performance in cold conditions. Based very close to the Californian coastline, the conditions at Laguna Circuit are... Read more
I’ve americanized after a week in the USA, a Hollywood visit included. The crash in qualifying was bad, but worse was the one in the race when I was behind the factory Ducatis of Hayden and Rossi. Nevertheless, I am satisfied with the good feeling on the bike. Americanized. Hi... Read more
Casey Stoner demonstrated fantastic race pace today using the harder compound Bridgestone slicks to climb from third and take a decisive victory at Laguna Seca. Initially following the lead battle between Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, as their pace faded Stoner’s consistency meant he took the lead by lap... Read more
Laguna Seca does not usually disappoint the thousandths of fans that year after year go to the hills of the outskirts of Monterey to enjoy the purest MotoGP essence. And, once again, the American round did not fail and the race saw another duel between the three riders in... Read more
World Champion Jorge Lorenzo put in a superhuman effort today for the Grand Prix of U.S.A, battling for victory with Championship rival Casey Stoner to finish second on the podium. Lorenzo made a strong start from pole and led the GP field for an impressive 26 lap run before... Read more
On a near perfect summer’s day with air temperature of 23 degrees LCR Honda MotoGP Team racer Toni Elias managed to finish the 32-lap Californian round in 13th position despite his usual front end issues. His team mate Ben Bostrom took a good start from the last spot on the... Read more
Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista ended today’s U.S. Grand Prix in the gravel after crashing out on the 14th lap of this afternoon’s race. Bautista made a confident start from 12th on the grid and had moved up a place by the end of lap one. He produced a couple of... Read more
The first section of the season has come to a close for the MotoGP riders, as they headed into a short summer break with an exciting race at the 3,610m-long Laguna Seca track. Casey Stoner was the eventual winner of a United States Grand Prix that looked to be... Read more
In a nail-biting end to the hour-long qualifying session, Jorge Lorenzo claimed pole position for tomorrow’s United States Grand Prix at Laguna Seca just 0.072seconds ahead of Casey Stoner. Both riders used a harder front and softer rear slick to post their best efforts on their last lap, and... Read more
World Champion Jorge Lorenzo made a sensational comeback from a high speed crash this morning to utterly dominate qualifying and take pole position for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of U.S.A, his first of the 2011 season. The high side crash at the end of the morning’s practice left some wondering... Read more