Monday, March 21, 2011
Stoner wins season opener in Qatar!!!
Casey Stoner commenced his first season as a factory Honda rider with victory in Qatar - but the result was not the Honda steamroller that was anticipated!!!
Honda did not even manage to deliver a one-two, with world champion Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) battling through to second ahead of Honda's Dani Pedrosa.
Valentino Rossi started his Ducati career with seventh place after a hard-fought race.
Stoner had fallen from pole to third at the start, as Pedrosa moved into the lead for half a lap before the hard-charging Lorenzo slipped ahead.
P. Driver Team Time
1 Casey Stoner Honda HRC 42:38.569
2 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory +03.440
3 Dani Pedrosa Honda HRC +05.051
4 Andrea Dovizioso Honda HRC +05.942
5 Marco Simoncelli Honda Gresini +07.358
6 Ben Spies Yamaha Factory +10.468
7 Valentino Rossi Ducati MotoGP +16.431
8 Colin Edwards Yamaha Tech 3 +26.293
9 Nicky Hayden Ducati MotoGP +27.416
10 Hiroshi Aoyama Honda Gresini +28.920
11 Cal Crutchlow Yamaha Tech 3 +34.539
12 Hector Barbera Ducati Aspar +34.829
13 Karel Abraham Ducati Cardion AB +37.957
14 Toni Elias Honda LCR DNF
15 Loris Capirossi Ducati Pramac DNF
16 Randy de Puniet Ducati Pramac DNF
999 Alvaro Bautista Suzuki MotoGP
Posted by mohammad adam Shafian at 7:14 AM