2011 MotoGP Assen Results

Perfect Performance Delivers Maiden GP Victory for Spies Texan Ben Spies chose to kick off Yamaha’s 50th Anniversary of Grand Prix Racing in style today, delivering a flawless performance at the Assen TT to claim his first ever MotoGP race win. Spies had been on form all weekend delivering consistent fast race pace in all […]

Fantastic Front Row for Spies at Assen

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Ben Spies delivered his finest qualifying performance of the year so far at The Assen TT today. The Texan had been consistently quick in the morning’s extended final free practice having found a good set up for the Dutch circuit. The dry morning session saw him over 15 seconds faster than […]

Simoncelli, Rossi and Stoner Top Assen Test

MotoGP riders were only able to get in one round of testing on a wet track at Assen before weather called off the rest of the day, but Marco Simoncelli was able to top the field with the fastest time. With a time of 1:49.036, the San Carlo Gresini Honda rider was able to beat […]

Pedrosa Injury Leads to Rider Reshuffle

It appears that complications resulting from surgery on his collarbone will keep Dani Pedrosa out of yet another MotoGP race, all but ending his hopes of a championship. The Spanish rider was involved in a controversial collision with rider Marco Simoncelli on May 15th. Although it was initially speculated he would be out no more […]

Pedrosa Undergoes Surgery Again, Likely to Miss Third Race

Dani Pedrosa’s recovery from his previous crash with Marco Simoncelli isn’t progressing as quick as the Spanish rider hoped – it turns out he needs more surgery to repair the broken collarbone that he suffered during the collision. Doctors found that a small fragment of bone has moved out of place after the first surgery. […]