SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: MOTOGP 2011 | SEASON KICKS OFF IN QATAR | SPANISH RIDER NICO TEROL LEADER IN 125CC

MOTOGP 2011 | SEASON KICKS OFF IN QATAR | SPANISH RIDER NICO TEROL LEADER IN 125CC

Have to be honest, its been a too long a break & waiting for the start of the 2011 MOTOGP season. Tonight the season kicked off in Qatar under lights with mixed results for Spanish riders , but with an overall positive taste as we race through the summary of all catagories.

Jorge Lorenzo Qatar 2011: courtesy of motogp.com

The GP catagory saw Australian & new Honda rider Casey Stoner fly pass the checker flag to win & become the first GP classification leader for the new season. Honda has managed to "fine - tune" their machines in "lighting bolt" mode & it was a grand effort by second placed & current World Champion JORGE LORENZO to take his Yamaha bike into the silver position with some brilliant & outstanding driving as he was really pleased post-race. Spaniard & Honda rider DANI PEDROSA got in third after he felt some pain in his shouder as Lorenzo flew by him 3/4 of the way.
 

Moto2.2011
Marquez crash: courtesy of rtve

Not so good news for Spanish riders in the MOTO2 catagory with the race finishing in this order: 1st German rider Bradl; 2nd Iannone & 3rd Luthi. The bad news was the spectacular crash from last years Spanish 125cc World Champions Marc Marquez. I have always believed that riders jump catagories too soon in the careers & these things happen. A 125 cc bike has nothing to do with a Moto2 bike as with a GP bike. It takes a lot of adaptation to get under control the new & more powerful bikes. The best placed Spanish rider in this category was Julian Simon in 10th place. 

Terol.Spanish Sports
Spanish 125cc rider Terol

The happy news for Spanish Sports was in the 125cc catagory with NICO TEROL winning ahead of Cortese & another Spaniard Gadea. Terol starts fantastically the season & looks great along with Gadea. The 125 cc has traditionally of late been a Spanish strong hold.


Next race: Spanish GP ( Jerez ) - 3rd of April

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