Members of Italian motorcycle club, the Vespa Club di Morciano di Romagna, will ride over 1000 miles from Northern Italy to Silverstone in honour of the late Marco Simoncelli
Without a wheel being turned, Tuesday marked a significant milestone in MotoGP. Valentino Rossi and Ducati have now gone a full year since appearing on a Grand Prix podium and the Doctor will be praying that a return to France will also kick start a recovery
A championship isnâ€™t won at the opening race but itâ€™s impossible to underestimate the value of Jorge Lorenzoâ€™s victory in Qatar
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In the first of four articles where contibutors to The Checkered Flag select their most memorable moments from 2011’s racing, the team put forward their choices for Driver Of The Year.
The driversâ€™ championship may have been wrapped up back in Part 4 of this review, as Sebastian Vettel took third place in the Japanese Grand Prix and collected enough points to take a second consecutive title, but there were still things to be settled in the final four races of 2011.
When a man dominates a season in the style weâ€™ve seen in MotoGP this year, the default response is to dub it boring but all motorcycling followers have been treated to sheer sporting brilliance from Casey Stoner
In a few years from now, the Formula 1 season of 2011 will probably just be remembered as the season dominated by Sebastian Vettel, in which the German became only the ninth driver in the history of the sport to claim back-to-back titles. But in this mammoth five-part review of the season, we will look back over another good year for the sport, relive some of the most important moments and, finally, look at how 2012 could be even better.
Alvaro Bautista will compete on a factory Honda RC213V in the 2012 MotoGP season after moving to the San Carlo Honda Gresini squad
Casey Stoner’s tenth win of the season ensured he finished the season with a 90 point lead over Jorge Lorenzo
Casey Stoner took a dramatic victory in the Valencian Grand Prix, denying Ben Spies within yards of the finish
Casey Stoner rounded off his championship winning year with a dramatic last lap victory at Valencia, overtaking Ben Spiesâ€™ Yamaha on the run to the finish line
Michele Pirro has dedicated his maiden Moto2 pole position to the late Marco Simoncelli after the Gresini Racing rider led the field in qualifying at Valencia
Hiroshi Aoyama admitted he didnâ€™t feel completely comfortable with the Honda RC212V in qualifying at Valencia after finishing down in 14th
Casey Stoner was a full second quicker than the rest of the field in qualifying at Valencia, taking his 12th pole of the season
Casey Stoner took his qualifying dominance in 2011 to a whole new level at Valencia, beating Dani Pedrosa to pole position by a full second