The finale of the 2011 season at Valencia was a thrilling but an incredibly tricky race for riders and tyres alike. The conditions were bad all weekend. Friday was wet but drying, leaving teams chasing setups on wet tyres as the track continually changed. Saturday’s sessions were dry although... Read more
Álvaro Bautista Column, Season Review: I learned a lot
The year has gone very quickly for me, maybe because of the injury I suffered in the first race and because how much I’ve enjoyed racing. I had to work alone at Suzuki to develop the bike and I finally returned to enjoy riding. In Valencia we finished the... Read more
The race of the Grand Prix of Valencia did not give the HP Pons 40 team a good result, on a day where only Aleix Espargaró was on track after the withdrawal of Axel Pons. In a race where rain has appeared from the start, despite having been declared a... Read more
Ajo Motorsport’s Efren Vazquez finished the 2011 season with a fourth place in front of his home crowd at Valencia. He did his best to stay on the bike in extremely difficult conditions as the weather again threw a spanner in the works of the Grand Prix with intermittent... Read more
The final round of this year’s Moto2 championship got underway in adverse weather conditions and with the track in a very delicate state, although it didn’t rain at that time, at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit today. Tito Rabat did a good first lap, but was quickly out of the competition... Read more
The season could not have ended any better for Maverick Viñales and the Blusens by Paris Hilton Racing Team. The Young Roses-born rider won what was the last race of the season as well as the final race in the history of the125cc class world championship and achieved his... Read more
The expectations of wildcard rider Dani Ruiz and team Larresport Honda for this Grand Prix, the last of the 125cc category in history, were to improve on his 21st place he took at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez. And not only has he done that with 19th position... Read more
The Aeroport de Castelló Team bids farewell to the World Championship, with a discreet performance of their rider Joan Olivé who hasn’t recovered from his injury on the right foot after his crash on Friday. Today was marked by uncertainty on the grid before the start of the race, caused... Read more
The MotoGP race in Valencia was surprising and strange in equal measures, above all at the end of the thirty-lap contest. Light rain had been a prominent feature of the 125cc and Moto2 races, and the premier class also had to tackle tricky conditions. The field was reduced at... Read more
Wet races are always something of a lottery, but a dry race with constant rain is an even trickier challenge for riders. The Moto2 Valencia GP experienced such conditions today. The title had already been clinched by Stefan Bradl, but there was still one last race win for which... Read more