Edwards and Crutchlow Satisfied With Early Pace

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow declared themselves satisfied with early progress at the end of the opening practice session for the Commercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar tonight. In windy conditions that were as unpredictable as those experienced during a two-night test earlier this week, experienced Edwards made big improvements […]

Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo Start the Season in Qatar

Yamaha Factory Racing riders Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo finally made a start to the 2011 MotoGP season tonight under the floodlights of the International Losail Circuit in Qatar. Tackling his first official race weekend practice as a factory rider, Spies spent his session on just one set of tyres which were not the best […]

Edwards and Crutchlow Eager to Kick Off 2011 MotoGP Challenge

The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team completed its winter testing campaign in Qatar tonight, with Colin Edwards and Cal Crutchlow quickly turning their attention to the start of the 2011 MotoGP World Championship this weekend. Edwards was delighted with his progress at the conclusion of preparations for his ninth MotoGP campaign, the Texan working meticulously […]

Spies Satisfied After Final Pre-Season Test Session in Qatar

The biggest threat on the track this evening for Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies was not other riders but fiercely strong winds blowing across the Losail circuit in Qatar. The final pre-season MotoGP test session before next weekend’s opening race was a battle against the elements. American rider Spies built steadily […]

Simoncelli surprises at Sepang

The third and final day of testing at the Sepang track in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ended with a surprising name at the top as San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli posted the fastest time, completing a string of tests in which Honda absolutely dominated. Not to take anything away from second-year rider Simoncelli, but most […]