2011 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix

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Spain  2011 Valencian Community Grand Prix
Race details
Race 18 of 18 races in the
2011 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit Valensia (test).png
Date 6 November 2011
Official Name GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana
Location Circuito Ricardo Tormo, Cheste
Course Permanent racing facility
4.005 km (2.489 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Time 1:31.861
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda
Time 1:34.167
Podium
First Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Second United States Ben Spies Yamaha
Third Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Italy Michele Pirro Moriwaki
Time 1:37.067
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Andrea Iannone Suter
Time 1:39.730
Podium
First Italy Michele Pirro Moriwaki
Second Finland Mika Kallio Suter
Third Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Suter
125 cc
Pole position
Rider United Kingdom Danny Webb Mahindra
Time 1:45.898
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Maverick Viñales Aprilia
Time 1:42.882
Podium
First Spain Maverick Viñales Aprilia
Second Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia
Third Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia

The 2011 Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix (formally the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana) was the last round of the 2011 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 4–6 November 2011 at the Circuito Ricardo Tormo. It was the first race after the death of Marco Simoncelli in Sepang. It was the final ever 125cc race and as a consequence, the last ever two-stroke race, before Moto3 (250cc four-stroke) replaced it in 2012.

On Saturday, Stefan Bradl officially became Moto2 World Champion after his only rival, Marc Márquez, could not go on the track during the free practices and the qualifying session, because of injuries sustained in Malaysia.[1][2]

MotoGP classification[edit]

Colin Edwards had an injured shoulder and was replaced by 2011 AMA Pro Superbike champion Josh Hayes on the Yamaha Tech 3[3] and Jorge Lorenzo was replaced for the second time by test-rider Katsuyuki Nakasuga.[4] Loris Capirossi has now retired from motorcycle racing following the race.[5]

Although Gresini Racing originally pulled out of the Valencia race after Simoncelli's fatal accident,[6] it was later decided that the team would race.[7] As tribute to Marco Simoncelli, Loris Capirossi, in his final MotoGP race, participated wearing Simoncelli's racing number 58 instead of his usual racing number 65,[8] although on the official reports he was still listed as #65. All riders from MotoGP, Moto2 and the 125cc races participated in a parade lap on Sunday morning after the warm-up session with 1993 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz riding Simoncelli's bike.[9][10] Valentino Rossi wore a tribute helmet.[11]

Pos No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 27 Australia Casey Stoner Honda 30 48:18.645 1 25
2 11 United States Ben Spies Yamaha 30 +0.015 3 20
3 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso Honda 30 +5.936 8 16
4 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow Yamaha 30 +8.718 11 13
5 26 Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda 30 +9.321 2 11
6 89 Japan Katsuyuki Nakasuga Yamaha 30 +23.818 15 10
7 41 United States Josh Hayes Yamaha 30 +33.118 16 9
8 17 Czech Republic Karel Abraham Ducati 30 +37.952 10 8
9 58 Italy Loris Capirossi Ducati 30 +48.953 12 7
10 24 Spain Toni Elías Honda 30 +52.501 13 6
11 8 Spain Héctor Barberá Ducati 30 +1:06.519 9 5
12 7 Japan Hiroshi Aoyama Honda 30 +1:08.760 14 4
Ret 14 France Randy de Puniet Ducati 0 Collision 4
Ret 19 Spain Álvaro Bautista Suzuki 0 Collision 5
Ret 46 Italy Valentino Rossi Ducati 0 Collision 6
Ret 69 United States Nicky Hayden Ducati 0 Collision 7
OFFICIAL MOTOGP REPORT

Moto2 classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 51 Italy Michele Pirro Moriwaki 27 46:22.205 1 25
2 36 Finland Mika Kallio Suter 27 +6.150 3 20
3 77 Switzerland Dominique Aegerter Suter 27 +6.363 7 16
4 13 Australia Anthony West MZ-RE Honda 27 +8.843 22 13
5 9 United States Kenny Noyes FTR 27 +9.229 23 11
6 68 Colombia Yonny Hernández FTR 27 +9.926 20 10
7 63 France Mike Di Meglio Tech 3 27 +10.115 9 9
8 19 Belgium Xavier Siméon Tech 3 27 +10.385 8 8
9 76 Germany Max Neukirchner MZ-RE Honda 27 +13.018 24 7
10 60 Spain Julián Simón Suter 27 +13.685 21 6
11 29 Italy Andrea Iannone Suter 27 +14.686 25 5
12 15 San Marino Alex de Angelis MotoBi 27 +15.200 5 4
13 16 France Jules Cluzel Suter 27 +18.428 19 3
14 44 Spain Pol Espargaró FTR 27 +19.177 13 2
15 71 Italy Claudio Corti Suter 27 +20.356 26 1
16 4 Switzerland Randy Krummenacher Kalex 27 +26.031 27
17 12 Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter 27 +27.160 6
18 18 Spain Jordi Torres Suter 27 +33.813 15
19 25 Italy Alex Baldolini Moriwaki 27 +46.003 18
20 54 Turkey Kenan Sofuoğlu Suter 27 +49.635 29
21 40 Spain Aleix Espargaró Pons Kalex 27 +1:12.187 11
22 64 Colombia Santiago Hernández FTR 27 +1:14.567 31
23 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith Tech 3 27 +1:15.394 12
24 39 Venezuela Robertino Pietri Suter 27 +1:16.767 33
25 82 Spain Elena Rosell Suter 27 +1:19.893 35
26 6 Spain Joan Olivé FTR 27 +1:22.339 32
27 95 Qatar Mashel Al Naimi Moriwaki 26 +1 lap 37
28 61 Spain Óscar Climent MIR Racing 26 +1 lap 34
29 96 Qatar Nasser Al Malki Moriwaki 26 +1 lap 38
30 45 United Kingdom Scott Redding Suter 26 +1 lap 14
Ret 35 Italy Raffaele de Rosa Suter 25 Accident 28
Ret 3 Italy Simone Corsi FTR 25 Retirement 10
Ret 53 France Valentin Debise FTR 20 Retirement 30
Ret 14 Thailand Ratthapark Wilairot FTR 13 Retirement 36
Ret 75 Italy Mattia Pasini FTR 10 Accident 17
Ret 34 Spain Esteve Rabat FTR 6 Retirement 16
Ret 72 Japan Yuki Takahashi Moriwaki 5 Accident 2
Ret 65 Germany Stefan Bradl Kalex 4 Accident 4
DNS 80 Spain Axel Pons Pons Kalex
WD 93 Spain Marc Márquez Suter
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

125 cc classification[edit]

Pos No Rider Manufacturer Laps Time Grid Points
1 25 Spain Maverick Viñales Aprilia 24 41:44.138 8 25
2 18 Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia 24 +3.216 9 20
3 55 Spain Héctor Faubel Aprilia 24 +7.460 6 16
4 7 Spain Efrén Vázquez Derbi 24 +14.560 13 13
5 94 Germany Jonas Folger Aprilia 24 +18.451 10 11
6 23 Spain Alberto Moncayo Aprilia 24 +36.472 14 10
7 39 Spain Luis Salom Aprilia 24 +52.614 4 9
8 31 Finland Niklas Ajo Aprilia 24 +1:00.138 19 8
9 3 Italy Luigi Morciano Aprilia 24 +1:00.253 22 7
10 96 France Louis Rossi Aprilia 24 +1:03.258 2 6
11 60 Italy Manuel Tatasciore Aprilia 24 +1:09.892 20 5
12 77 Germany Marcel Schrötter Mahindra 24 +1:12.741 23 4
13 19 Italy Alessandro Tonucci Aprilia 24 +1:18.337 17 3
14 71 United Kingdom John McPhee Aprilia 24 +1:18.434 25 2
15 30 Switzerland Giulian Pedone Aprilia 24 +1:20.580 30 1
16 50 Norway Sturla Fagerhaug Aprilia 24 +1:21.155 21
17 52 United Kingdom Danny Kent Aprilia 24 +1:27.770 18
18 56 Hungary Péter Sebestyén Aprilia 24 +1:33.406 28
19 34 Spain Daniel Ruiz Honda 24 +1:34.593 31
20 53 Netherlands Jasper Iwema Aprilia 24 +1:34.832 27
21 40 Switzerland Marco Colandrea Aprilia 23 +1 lap 33
22 10 France Alexis Masbou KTM 23 +1 lap 5
23 86 Germany Kevin Hanus Honda 23 +1 lap 32
24 84 Czech Republic Jakub Kornfeil Aprilia 23 +1 lap 24
25 63 Malaysia Zulfahmi Khairuddin Derbi 21 +3 laps 15
NC 26 Spain Adrián Martín Aprilia 24 +2:16.952 11
Ret 17 United Kingdom Taylor Mackenzie Aprilia 18 Accident 26
Ret 14 South Africa Brad Binder Aprilia 17 Accident 34
Ret 28 Spain Josep Rodríguez Aprilia 15 Retirement 16
Ret 11 Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia 11 Accident 7
Ret 99 United Kingdom Danny Webb Mahindra 11 Accident 1
Ret 21 United Kingdom Harry Stafford Aprilia 7 Retirement 29
Ret 8 Australia Jack Miller KTM 3 Retirement 12
Ret 5 France Johann Zarco Derbi 2 Accident 3
DNS 13 Spain Juan Francisco Guevara Aprilia
DNQ 22 Denmark Emil Petersen Honda
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Márquez team confirms Valencia GP withdrawal". motogp.com. 5 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Pirro on pole in rain hindered qualifying, Bradl claims Moto2 title". motogp.com. 5 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Josh Hayes to join Monster Yamaha Tech 3 in Valencia". motogp.com. 31 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Jorge Lorenzo to miss season finale at Valencia". motogp.com. 2 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Final GP for Capirossi in Valencia". motogp.com. 2 November 2011. 
  6. ^ "Gresini Racing pull out of Valencia GP after Marco Simoncelli's death". Guardian. 25 October 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  7. ^ Beer, Matt (31 October 2011). "Gresini decides to race at Valencia in tribute to Marco Simoncelli". Autosport. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  8. ^ Birt, Matthew (3 November 2011). "Loris Capirossi to race Marco Simoncelli’s number 58 in Valencia". MCN. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  9. ^ Young, Colin (5 November 2011). "MOTOGP: Schwantz To Lead Simoncelli Tribute". Speed (Valencia). Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "World championship field to take part in tribute parade for Marco Simoncelli". Autosport. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Rossi Wearing Special Simoncelli Tribute Helment at Valencia". RoadracingWorld. 5 November 2011. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 


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