March 21, 2011

2011 MotoGP: it's Stoner under the lights of Quatar

Casey Stoner was the man in the inaugural 2011 MotoGP under the lights of the Losail circuit in Quatar. He beat out Jorge Lorenzo on the Yamaha and Dani Pedrosa on the other Honda. Valentino Rossi, after a great start ended up seventh, fighting a nasty handling Ducati and pain from his recent shoulder operation.


Results - 22 laps:

Pos Rider Team/Bike Time/Gap
1. Casey Stoner Honda 42m38.569s
2. Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha + 3.440s
3. Dani Pedrosa Honda + 5.051s
4. Andrea Dovizioso Honda + 5.942s
5. Marco Simoncelli Gresini Honda + 7.358s
6. Ben Spies Yamaha + 10.468s
7. Valentino Rossi Ducati + 16.431s
8. Colin Edwards Tech 3 Yamaha + 26.293s
9. Nicky Hayden Ducati + 27.416s
10. Hiroshi Aoyama Gresini Honda + 28.920s
11. Cal Crutchlow Tech 3 Yamaha + 34.539s
12. Hector Barbera Aspar Ducati + 34.829s
13. Karel Abraham Cardion Ducati + 37.957s


Toni Elias LCR Honda 18 laps
Loris Capirossi Pramac Ducati 1 lap
Randy de Puniet Pramac Ducati 0 laps

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  1. Its being said that the HRC bikes can shift gears in as little as 8ms while the Yamaha takes 27ms the ducati on the other hands takes an astounding 42ms to the do the same job. Rossi has quite a job on his hands with the red bikes.

  2. Yes Ducati's change from 2007 in the performance hierarchy is quite surprising. I guess that year their biggest advantage was electronics, and now the other teams have all caught up.

  3. Can somebody tell me the name of the song on the video?


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