dsulistiyo Love Valentino Rossi

dsulistiyo Love Valentino Rossi

Minggu, 26 Juni 2011


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Round 7 of MotoGP 2011 World Championship in TT Assen Circuit, Netherland. Assen TT (Tourist Trophy) is traditional motorcycling event and held on Saturday and its more popular as "The Cathedral" of motorcycling. 

This circuit is used for motorcycling event since 1925 and in 1949 first time using for Grand Prix Championship until now. The length of the track is 4542 meters and the width is 14 meters, with 6 corner left and 12 corner right and this circuit is one of the challenging tracks for MotoGP with a unique layout.

The big issue from Dutch TT 2011 is Cal Crutchlow return from a  broken collarbone at Silverstone two weeks ago, Dani Pedrosa confirmed to absent again for round 7 and replacing by Hiroshi Aoyama from Honda Gresini and The living legend Valentino Rossi with the new Ducati GP11.1. All eyes, ears and mind were all focus to the new bike from Valentino Rossi. GP11.1 is very similar with GP12 but only the engine use 800cc.

For 2011 season Free Practice 1 and 2 start at June 22th, and this FP 1 season run with a heavy rain. Marco Simonceli has fastest on this practice with 1.49.036. And the second fastest is Valentino Rossi with his new bike GP11.1 with gap 0.360 second from Marco Simonceli and  it such a great surprise because he rode a new bike with a gambling setting, and he's faster than Casey Stoner even though the  gap time only 0.131 seconds. And fourth fastest in the wet free practice 1 was Andrea Dovizioso followed by the world champion 2010 Jorge Lorenzo for 5th, and the Rokie Cal Crutchlow stong in 6th position. 

Of course is the good achievement from the gambling of Valentino Rossi and team to use the combination bike GP12 and put 800cc engine and the basic idea from Ducati Techinal Director Filippo Preziosi. And the first performance from the GP11.1 is very positive. And the decision to use the new bike without understand the level of this bike is such a brave decision and Valentino Rossi chosen this base on his feeling when he ride GP12 in Mugello before, and he able to make big decision base on his feeling because all his experience and his talent, like the heroic of Valentino Rossi said " If we want some movement we must brave to take all the risk".

But its not enough to see the performance of GP11.1 because we already know the GP11 always  good on the wet so we just now a bit of characteristic GP 11.1 in the wet. Didn't try yet on the dry track. And it was very bad when Free Practice 2 Assen canceled due the oil on track after Alex Baldolini's Moto2 bike spread oil over a large portion of the track surface. And its really not good for Valentino Rossi with his new bike so he didn't able to trying the sensation of GP11.1. but they still have tomorrow for Free Practice 3 before the best deal for Qualifying Practice. 

In the morning at June 23th, Assen circuit already noisy with a beautiful sound of the bike and the extra large time Free Practice is around  90 minutes start, and the weather is combination dry and wet. The big bang of the track in Free Practice today are three Repsol Honda crashed in the earlier of the season start. Its about 8 minutes start the fast rider Casey Stoner going down, followed by The Italian with number 4 on his bike Andrea Dovizioso and than Hiroshi Aoyama crashed too and fortunately all three Repsol Honda riders is ok without a big injury. And the problem is cold track so not much grip on the track. After dry track and 23 minutes to go the raining was coming, and all riders back to the pit to change the setting of they bike. The Final result of the last Free Practice is Marco Simoneceli fastest with 1.36.149 , followed by Casey Stoner, Ben Spies, Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi in 5th with gap with the lead is 1.098 seconds.

Qualifying Practice start with the dry condition and all hoping so much with Valentino Rossi to able start in the front row base on his result on the all Free Practice. But we never know what will happen and the fact all happened in Qualifying is very bad result for him. The GP11.1 really can't run in the all track not only on the corner but in the straight track too. look very hard to ride. Valentino back to pit many time to tell with all the team about the problem he got, but its didn't enough to handle the problem. the bike still very slow after the end of the Qualifying and forced him to start from 11th. The big problem with his bike is not about the decision of use GP11.1 but more than to the cold temperature of the track and the tyres he chosen to the QP. But Valentino Rossi never stop to try, he will able to try anything even thought no other riders did it, like he using the soft tyre for the last of QP and make him improve from 15th to the 11th. Not good enough to start from row 4 but we never know what will happen, Valentino have a great memory in 2007 when he start from 11th and finish for 1st  in Assen circuit.

And in this Qualifying Practice and 10 minutes of the end time, Loris Capirossi crashed and was then hit in the back by his own bike, so he will be absent for Dutch TT race. Hopefully he will be able to back in Mugello for two weeks latter.

And Saturday June 25th was come, before the race start like always we able to see Warming Up Practice to try the last setting before the race. and condition of the track this morning is dry and Valentino Rossi very earlier set the fastest time with 1.41.362 in the dry condition, its look like he and team already find the best setting after bad QP and after all night long work on the garage to find the stability of the bike. And 7 minutes completed heavy raining come, so many riders didn't push hard on the WUP like Colin Edwards and Randy de Puniet not take any chance in this morning practice. When we look the stat of Valentino Rossi in Assen, in the fact he just need more time to know better the characteristic his new bike, and we can see this morning he clearly achieved a best time, hope will continue to the race.

The truly time is come to grab the point and title.The race Direction declare the race is Dry. Early from the beginning, big drama happened again Marco Simonceli crashed and take out Jorge Lorenzo too, and they both back to the track after the dramatic crashed and they fight a lot to have a good position, and with very strong and stable Jorge Lorenzo did the best performance and he able to finished for 6th and Simonceli for 9th.

The lucky one of the Drama between Marco and Lorenzo is Ben Spies, he running very fast and make a good gap with the Repsol Honda riders Casey Stoner and Andrea Dovizioso. And make him very far and make a good winning for the first time debut in Yamaha Racing Team with a wonderful winning and overlap 2 riders behinds. And this victory make he decided to more improve his bike for this year and 2012.

Karel Abraham and Randy De Puniet also crashed in the opening laps, but they both didn't able to back to their bike to continue the race, but both of rider is ok. Cal Crutchlow doing a good battle with Valentino Rossi for 4th position and he must leave the battle because he has a problem with the tyre and back to the pit to finished on 14th. Honestly he not deserved to finished on the end of row, but he's know the best reason for him self.

And Valentino Rossi doing very well with his new bike after Cal Crutchlow back to the bix to change the tyre, he just riding alone without any riders close, so he's can enjoy to feel the GP11.1 alone. and the situation is same for 5th position Nicky Hayden he has a far gap too with the 6th position. And over all the Assen race was very interesting in the begin lap and the middle after end is look boring.

When we look Valentino Rossi achievement was very good of course start from 11th and finished on 4th, is wonderful but we didnt only to see that because he got point and can stay 4th position in World Championship standing, but we must see the gap between Vale position and The lead Ben Spies the gap is really really far is about 30 second, and it must very make him worrying and think the bike didn't going well like the team want. And like he said after the race "He didn't understand well how to wotk with this bike, and all the team is lacking experience with the Italian bike, so make its slow things down". When you read Vale statement do you think he give up with this situation of course not, because he continue with "When you are used to winning and suddenly you stop, you suffer.  At that point you have two options: you can start working even harder, or you can sit back and hope things change by themselves.  I've chosen the first option, and I think my team has done the same.  I've never regretted having this team by my side for this adventure, and everyone has their strengths and weaknesses.  They still don't know the Ducati very well, but they understand me perfectly.  Our problems are very solvable, and there are many people working with the team to solve them." (GP one)

Yes the one make he be a big Legend in MotoGP and in others, is he always able to build up his spirit, trying anything possible to make any change, always know what the strength and the weakness of him self without blame the other, and always believe in every dark, the light will come soon like the sun always come in the morning without doubt. When we want grab our dream or some change in our life, we must able to try anything and we need dare to take the risk will come, and any risk will let to hope and wish, and base on our hope will make us to working more hard to achieve it

     No  Riders                   Team              Time                  Point    
  1. 11 Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing  41.44.659           25           
  2. 27 Casey Stoner – Repsol Honda + 7.697                       20     
  3. 4  Andrea Dovizioso – Repsol Honda +27.506                 16 
  4. 46 Valentino Rossi – Ducati Team + 30.684                    13
  5. 69 Nicky hayden – Ducati Team + 43.172                       11   
  6. 1  Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing + 44.536        10
  7. 5  Colin Edwards – Monster Yamaha Tech3 + 1.08.112      9    
  8. 7  Hiroshi Aoyama  – Repsol Honda + 1.10.53                  8
  9. 58 Marco Simoncelli – San Carlo Honda Gresini +1.24.925  7   
  10. 24 Toni Elias – LCR Honda MotoGP +1.26.216                  6  
  11. 19 Alvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki  +1.38.466                   5
  12.  8  Hector Barbera – Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP +1lap      4
  13. 64 Kousuke Akiyoshi -  San Carlo Honda Gresini  +1lap     3
  14. 35 Cal Crutchlow - Monster Yamaha Tech3         +2lap     2
  • 17 Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing 
  • 14 Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Team          

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Senin, 20 Juni 2011


In Le Mans race not only about Pedrosa crashed and make him absent until Round 6 Silverstone and we still don't know when he will back to ride again for this season. But the news about Valentino Rossi passed Dovizioso under the yellow flag be a big discusion but its not proved and he didnt do that.

In Catalunya we showed the white flag in the middle of the race and than all crew in the paddock very busy to prepare the second bike, but the situation never did until the end of the race, no riders back to change the bike.

So what is mean Yellow flag, White flag and others flags in MotoGP. Let trying to make it detail one by one. Actually this flags not using only for MotoGP and Formula 1 but applies in other International Racing world also. But becasue the car in F1 is drove with a high speed, so very difficult to drivers to see the flag being hoisted. thats why in F1 car can see a special display name's  GPS Marshalling System. The display will light up according to the color of flag that was flow in the circuit racing.

And for MotoGP the flag ussualy flown by the Marshal around the track to be seen clearly by the riders.

So here we go the flags color and the mean of the flags :

CHEQUERED FLAG, This flag state the race was over, the flag was first hoisted to the winners and then to every riders behind and pass the finish line. And for the Free Practice and Qualifying practice is mean the practice time is end.

YELLOW FLAG  indicating danger on the track, as a bike damaged in the middle of the track. If only a yellow flag was raised to tell the riders to slow down and no overtaking the other rider when the flag is flown. But if the two yellow flags flew in the same time means the riders must slow down and be prepared to stop is necessary.

GREEN FLAG its a sign the trouble or danger on the track was handle so the riders can move on again and the sign from yellow flag is over. Also the start of each practice session and it's waved also at the end of pitline for the opening of the sessions

RED FLAG will be hoisted when in case of a fatal accident or track condition not a good due from bad weather.  and the race will be stop. But for bad weather during the race for now the race not stop anymore, but riders can change bike in their pit.

BLUE FLAG is waved in front of a pilot or a group of pilots to inform that a faster rider or a group is behind them. It can be in normal race conditions if the marshalls think the pilots behind are faster than the ones in front. And also in the case of overlapping a pilot or group of pilots. It's waved to inform to riders that he would be in over lap with others. And the flag are also placed at the end of the exit of pit to let riders know  when on the track other riders close on there. 

WHITE WITH THE DIAGONAL RED and  YELLOW RED STRIP HORIZONTAL mean rain a head and the track was slippery but its can happen because by oil on the track or when rains come.

WHITE FLAG  means Pit is open and the riders have to get into the pit to change the bike because of changing weather and track condition

BLACK WITH ORANGE CIRCLE FLAG usually will show with the numbers of rider to let rider know, he was having mechanical problem in his bike and tell the rider to get back into the pit

BLACK & WHITE FLAG also flown with the numbers of rider  is mean the rider did someting unfair or out from rules, if the rider ignore this signn the race direction will give a BLACK FLAG. and when the flag is flown means the rider back into the oit anc not able to continue the race because get disqualified from race direction because the rider mistake

There the means of many flags on Racing world but maybe still some flags again, so when you read it and find something color missing on this article or the wrong of mean with the flags, please let me know and write in the comment box on this blog. 

Sometimes if we  know a little bit about something, doesn't mean we can't be able to share. Just share and let people read and it would give us know more about what's less in our knowledge and it could increase it more and more about something that we like in our passion

Minggu, 12 Juni 2011

MOTOGP 2011 Resut and Review Race Silverstone Circuit (ROUND 6)

Honda Bike really strong at this season, they almost possible to take 1, 2 and 3 podiums, before Marco Simonceli crashed because lost braking and he can't do anything with that situation. So for Silverstone only two Honda Dominate the track, Stoner really strong and he did overlap with Randy De Puniet and Hector Barbera in the two last lap, really fantastic bike. And Andrea Dovizioso for 2nd position after great battle with Jorge Lorenzo before he jump out and find the gravel on that battle.

And in the same time Ben Spies from Yamaha Racing crashed too and he under checking from Medical center but didnt know the result yet.Hope he's ok and dont need rest or surgery.

Nicky Hayden finished on 4th and he set fastest lap of the race. And Alvaro Bautista who start from 9th place have a best finished in 5th place.
And the fantastic one in this race is Colin Edwards, senior rider from Yamaha Tech 3, after his surgery due broke his collarbone last week at Catalunya, he back to the race only one week after surgery and grab 3rd podium. Really incredible, salute with his spirit and he prove to us how love his with sport name Racing. Congratulation for fantastic achievment, you really deserved to get it.

Love his eyes, sharp and smart
For the amazing one from AirAsia British Grand Prix is Valentino Rossi, after difficult practice from Friday and Saturday, he only started from Row 5 at 13th place and he didnt get a great start, and his bike not really good on the corner and he lost a lot time in every corner the bike always wide and make him must control hard the brake and keep the stability of the bike still on the track. he passing one by one riders in front of him, the track is really wet and hard to ride but with his patience, skill and experience he can handle it to stay in 6th position until the chequered flag out. And he's position in MotoGP world standing is 4th. MotoGP round still have a plenty race to collect the point, so the chance still open. He's and team will know better the bike day by day and they will find the solution to improve in the wet or dry race in the straight or in the corner, for Valentino Rossi or for other riders.

Just believe the time will come soon and we will see the interesting race with great battle between Valentino rossi for the front row, for the Victory. No doubt of him, he still Valentino Rossi the best rider ever.

     No  Riders                   Team              Time                  Point    
  1. 27 Casey Stoner – Repsol Honda – 47.53.459                  25     
  2. 4  Andrea Dovizioso – Repsol Honda – +15.159               20     
  3. 5  Colin Edwards – Monster Yamaha Tech3 – +21.480       16     
  4. 69 Nicky hayden – Ducati Team – +26.984                      13     
  5. 19 Alvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki – +35.569                    11
  6. 46 Valentino Rossi – Ducati Team – +1.04.526                 10     
  7. 17 Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing – +1.32.650     9
  8. 24 Toni Elias – LCR Honda MotoGP – +1.51.938                 8
  9. 7  Hiroshi Aoyama  – San Carlo Honda Gresini – +1.52.350  7
  10. 65 Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing Team – +2.03.312        6
  11. 8  Hector Barbera – Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP – +1lap     5
  12. 14 Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Team – +1lap           4
  • 58 Marco Simoncelli – San Carlo Honda Gresini – 2.02.208
  • 1  Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing – 2.02.237
  • 11 Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing – 2.02.677


Valentino Rossi got unexpected result for all Friday Practice on Silverstone circuit at June 10th 2011, and also on Saturday practice and the Qualifyng Practice, the gap with the lead is very far and also with his team mate Nicky Hayden.

GAP                     FP1     FP 2     FP3         QP
VR with the Lead 3.327    3.769   2.949    3.761
VR with NH         2.297    2.365   1.186    1.477

He's already know for sure for the first time he ride and know the track with Desmo GP 11 will be difficult for him but to imagine the gap is very far maybe he didn't predict.

But like we know he always optimistic with all result and all condition he has. And he more confident too because his team mate Nicky Hayden doing all Friday Practice and getting a great time, so its mean the bike is completly good to be the fast in this year compare with data from the last years.

Valentino Rossi with Nicky Hayden have a good relationship, and its make both of them can share and compare the data, even though both of them have a different style and setting on this bike.

Valentino Rossi always honest and humble to said his condition and he could always could perfectly said "I'll ask Hayden for help and compare the data and usually the slower guy take some inspiration from the fast one"

See all harmonize both of them be one team. And I love when Nicky giving the big respect when for te first time Valentino Rossi join to Ducati. We already knew before this season, long time ago in 2003 they both already be a great team in Repsol Honda Team.

The first time Nicky Hayden join the MotoGP class after won AMA Championship and he was very awesome because he brake Triple Champion by Matt Mladdin for 2002. And the lucky one for Nicky Hayden because he join with Repsol Honda (replace Tohru Ukawa) and have a amazing team mate Valentino Rossi.

All happened in 2003 is very awesome and nice friendship, not only when they on the pit but also in the out of race, they sometime share holidays. So sweet. Because Nicky always give respect to Valentino and Valentino always happy because Nicky can understand him. They both still sportive on the race and warm and friendly out side, so all only happy thing.

And its not stop until 2003 only when they in one time but after also, like when Nicky Hayden be World Championship in 2006, Valentino Rossi very proud and feel the happinest too he said " If I dont win this championship I'm happy its Nicky. Actually Nicky Hayden only won by 5 points and Valentino Rossi lost many point on this year because the trouble of the machine, but race is race, in the fact Nicky Hayden is the World Championship and Valentino Rossi always support and said how much Nicky deserved to get the Championship

But like we all know Valentino Rossi always nice and friendly to all people around him, and it's sometime make him feel bit nervous when the race come, because he very different when in the track, he doesn't like to be friend on the track. It's showing on his symbol Sun and Moon.

Many happened in 2003, when they being team mate for a year. Valentino Rossi has a trouble fasse at the moment. Like happened in LeMans and Sachsenring, he made a couple of mistake. In Le Mans he was on front and the gap is almost 3 seconds with the 2nd place Sete Gibernau and in the mid of the race started to rain and it's was happened a great battle with Valentino, they passing each other many time and in the last turn before the finish line Valentino overtook but badly  ran wide and then Gibernau won this battle

For Sachsenring its happened again like the Deja vu, He lose the podium one because he lets Gibernau catch him on purpose to fight the last lap and also the same action in the last corner make Gibernau stole his podium and won again.

And many happened with Nicky Hayden too in this year, the first year he’s racing in the class of the king. He grab first podium in Philip Island and it was the first time Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden were join Podium. Really beautiful moment on their friendship is so pure.

Actually the first podium for Nicky is already happened inMotegi, but he didn’t standing on podium, because Tamada was declassified after he passed Gibernau on last lap and pushed Gibernau in the Gravel and he was penalized, so Nicky at the moment in 4th up to 3rd.

See, all happened between Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden is very spectacular and nice. They laugh, fight and share happiness together. And now after 2003 they not in the same team and same bike, but now after seven years the fight in the different way, and universe make denstiny and Nicky Hayden and Valentino Rossi being a team mate, and all the harmonize never end. Friendship with the pure heart and the honest mind never broke event the time separete them.

So we all very sure all problem Valentino Rossi did in the practice will be solve when they team sharing all data together

MotoGP 2011 Review and Result Qualifying Practice Silverstone Circuit

Qualifying Practice for find the grid for Air Asia British Grand Prix already done. Cal Crutchlow 1st rider out from his box and trying to get a best time earlier than others riders, because on the Practice 1,2 and 3, he did a good place always in top fifth. but really bad for him , he crashed  at the second corner and look like he got a pain on his left shoulder and officially he get broken collarbone and concussion. He will get an operation tomorrow so he will miss his home race.

Casey Stoner just proving thats his bike is the fastest one for this season and he got fourth pole position of this season after strong fight with Marco Simoncelli from the start of QP until the last seconds. But Repsol Honda bike with number 27 its very strong and he was setting a new laps record with beautiful time is 2.02.020.

Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies setting a best time for start the race from 3rd and 4th position, so its make them very confident to get podium for tomorrow.
Andrea Dovizioso following for 5th and the rookie Karel Abraham take a best grid ever of this season, he will start from 2nd grid and he be the fastest rider from Ducati. 

Nicky Hayden will start at seventh position. Seventh look like not good enough to start the race but all he get is better than his team mate Valentino Rossi, he only able to start for 13th position, the last three. its not only bit difficult for him but it was very serious problem, his bike not only slow in the straight track but very slow also in the corner and alway runing wide.
He trying to find the setting of his bike but he didn't find nothing to made his bike improve, all setting didn't work well. 
The gap he made is very far from the top fifth, and even with the same Ducati bike, the gap is considerable.

Race still tomorrow, Valentino Rossi have a great team, so they must find the way to make his bike more stable in the corner. And Valentino Rossi never give up because the time come, he always know better how to control his emotion, even though its will be hard moment for 2011 but for sure,  every problem there must be way out, and Valentino Rossi will find it.

 The Qualifying Practice result Silverstone circuit as bellow :
  1. 27 Casey Stoner – Repsol Honda – 2.02.020
  2. 58 Marco Simoncelli – San Carlo Honda Gresini – 2.02.208
  3. 1  Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing – 2.02.237
  4. 11 Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing – 2.02.677
  5. 4  Andrea Dovizioso – Repsol Honda – 2.03.212
  6. 17 Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing – 2.04.151
  7. 69 Nicky hayden – Ducati Team – 2.04.304
  8. 5  Colin Edwards – Monster Yamaha Tech3 – 2.04.508
  9. 19 Alvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki – 2.04.520
  10. 14 Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Team – 2.04.589
  11. 7  Hiroshi Aoyama  – San Carlo Honda Gresini – 2.04.919
  12. 8  Hector Barbera – Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP – 2.05.164
  13. 46 Valentino Rossi – Ducati Team – 2.05.781
  14. 24 Toni Elias – LCR Honda MotoGP – 2.05.862
  15. 65 Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing Team –2.06.256
  • 35 Cal Crutchlow – Monster Yamaha Tech3 – 2.07.911

Sabtu, 11 Juni 2011

MotoGP Result Free Practice 3 Silverstone Circuit

  1. 27 Casey Stoner – Repsol Honda – 2.03.487
  2. 58 Marco Simoncelli – San Carlo Honda Gresini – 2.03.720
  3. 11 Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing – 2.03.942
  4. 1  Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing – 2.04.099
  5. 35 Cal Crutchlow – Monster Yamaha Tech3 – 2.04.314
  6. 4  Andrea Dovizioso – Repsol Honda – 2.04.372 
  7. 69 Nicky hayden – Ducati Team – 2.05.250
  8. 19 Alvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki – 2.05.496
  9. 7  Hiroshi Aoyama  – San Carlo Honda Gresini – 2.05.570
  10. 5  Colin Edwards – Monster Yamaha Tech3 – 2.05.589
  11. 14 Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Team – 2.05.780
  12. 17 Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing – 2.05.872
  13.  8  Hector Barbera – Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP – 2.05.980
  14. 46 Valentino Rossi – Ducati Team – 2.06.436
  15. 24 Toni Elias – LCR Honda MotoGP – 2.06.272
  16. 65 Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing Team –2.07.375

MotoGP 2011 Free Practice 2 Result and Review ~ Silverstone Circuit

The weather for Free Practice 2 very unstable, after big rain during the practice for 125 cc and  MotoGP start the 2nd practice with combine weather some part rain and same part dry.

And on this season the trend of MotoGP Practice is the fastest one is Casey Stoner From Repsol Honda. Almost every Practice he always in 1st place with a far different time with the other riders. Excellent bike very fast and stable.
Yes for this year same bike with  different riders can make a similar result. Its mean all riders using the same bike will gets result in the same range. 

Nicky Hayden one of Ducati Team rider made the best result for this practice. He can control his Desmo in the dual weather, very good in the wet and still competitive in the wet race. So he can put the 3rd place after his 2nd place through by Simoncelli.

Cal Crutchlow know the characteristic this circuit very well and he following Nicky Hayden during the practice he will do all the skill for finish in top five in his home track for sure. And Jorge Lorenzo with Yamaha bike on 5th position.

And for the 2nd times the rookie Karel Abraham finished 8th and followed with  Valentino Rossi for 9th. Toni Elias look more wake up from the long sleep, in the mixed weather he put 10th position.

Hiroshi Aoyama the one and only rider MotoGP from Asia for this season, not happy with his result for both practice and he didn't have any feeling with his bike for today, but we all know you still have plenty time to make some improve, Don't give up.

Colin Edwards only finished this Practice in the last one, but we must proud and give big applause to his dedication and loyality to this sport called Racing. Only one week after his surgery in Barcelona he back and ride his bike very well.

Can't imagine Valentino Rossi the nine times World Championship finished Friday Practice in 12th and 9th position. but it was happened in Silverstone. And like we all know Valentino Rossi always able to make some review and drawing what he felt when he ride the bike, he said Friday Practice in Silversone was a bit difficult depend on the weather and the experience he has for this track. And Valentino Rossi trying to find good balancing for the bike and he cant ride fast because he didn't get the grip especially on the corner the grip totally lost.

But Valentino Rossi never close his eyes to said the truth what in his mind, he give a humble comment about his team mate bike. For Valentino Rossi the bike (Desmo) can go well and its prove when Nicyky was fast on the both of practice and for Vale he can said its very positive progress for the bike. And the best quote he made is "... We hope we can have more fun riding in here tomorrow"

He never put his spirit down, he always has brilliant idea for his bike and his team. and he always know how to share what he feel to all his fans and make all fans send a thousand energy and spirit to support him for always sportive, smile and humble what ever his condition.
  1. 27 Casey Stoner – Repsol Honda – 2.15.666
  2. 58 Marco Simoncelli – San Carlo Honda Gresini – 2.16.463
  3. 69 Nicky hayden – Ducati Team – 2.17.070
  4. 35 Cal Crutchlow – Monster Yamaha Tech3 – 2.18.109
  5. 1  Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing – 2.18.683
  6. 4  Andrea Dovizioso – Repsol Honda – 2.18.783
  7. 11 Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing – 2.18.820
  8. 17 Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing – 2.19.009
  9. 46 Valentino Rossi – Ducati Team – 2.19.435
  10. 24 Toni Elias – LCR Honda MotoGP – 2.19.612
  11. 19 Alvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki – 2.20.337
  12. 65 Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing Team – 2.20.607
  13. 8  Hector Barbera – Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP – 2.20.639
  14. 14 Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Team – 2.20.982
  15. 7  Hiroshi Aoyama  – San Carlo Honda Gresini – 2.21.026
  16. 5  Colin Edwards – Monster Yamaha Tech3 – 2.24.724

MotoGP 2011 Free Practice 1 Result and Review ~ Silverstone Circuit

June 10th 2011 at 10.10am, British Grand Prix Free Practice 1 start with the cloudy sky with duration 45 minutes. All riders ready to riding in the tricky track Silverstone. 

5 minutes earlier 16 riders already on the track and the early lead is Andrea Dovizioso with Honda bike set the time 2.14.480 and improve again with 2.09.725 but like almost and the practice of this season Casey Stoner always dominating the one name fastest, he clear all his team mate time and grab the first position from 2.07.748 but in the middle of the practice Marco Simonceli done some good laps too and feel the first place with 2.07.258 and for the end of the FP,  Casey Stoner be the fast on the practice with 2.03.748.

Cal Crutchlow, Jorge Lorenzo and Nicky Hayden change many time for place third, fourth, fifth and sixth with Dovizioso also. 

Not only Yamaha and Honda, Suzuki look very strong in here with the one and only rider on this team Alvaro Bautista. And the famous bike of this season Ducati was very competitive also  in Silverstone practice but for this time the fast Ducati wasn't come from Valentino Rossi like usual. The Fast Ducati is Nicky Hayden and stable for running in 5 top FP1, and the 2nd Ducati's Hector Barbera , 3rd for Ducati for Randy de puniet, 4th Karel Abraham and more fast than Valentino Rossi in the last minutes before the Practice 1 over, and the last Ducati is Loris Capirossi after crashed in turn 16 when time 14 minutes remaining.

The shock result is when Valentino Rossi very slow and look hard when he must control his bike in the corner, he just playing from 12th and up to 10th and goind down again to 12th place. And we must know is the first time he ridden MotoGP bike in here, so he must have two big things when he coming to Silverstone : to learn and know this track as fast as he can and combine the information for setting his Desmo.

For me what the bad result Valentino Rosi achieved for Free Practice 1 at 12th place from all riders and 5 of 6 the Ducati bike, didn't make me very worried. Mean Valentino Rossi always know to put his ambition when the condition not in good way, like a lost front grip and not stable acceleration. He's can control his self to ride, to know the problem and analysis the data they have. All Valentino Rossi did is clearly with all procedure to be champion.

We all hope Valentino Rossi can find the setting before the Qualifying Practice.And we can see the progress step by step on the Free Practice 2 this afternoon.

Air Asia British Grand Prix Free Practice 1 Result as bellow :
  1. 27 Casey Stoner – Repsol Honda – 2.03.748
  2. 58 Marco Simoncelli – San Carlo Honda Gresini – 2.04.407
  3. 1  Jorge Lorenzo – Yamaha Factory Racing – 2.04.756
  4. 69 Nicky hayden – Ducati Team – 2.04.778
  5. 4  Andrea Dovizioso – Repsol Honda – 2.04.910
  6. 35 Cal Crutchlow – Monster Yamaha Tech3 – 2.05.007
  7. 11 Ben Spies – Yamaha Factory Racing – 2.05.130
  8. 8  Hector Barbera – Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP – 2.06.158
  9. 19 Alvaro Bautista – Rizla Suzuki – 2.06.274
  10. 14 Randy De Puniet – Pramac Racing Team – 2.06.573
  11. 17 Karel Abraham – Cardion AB Motoracing – 2.06.774
  12. 46 Valentino Rossi – Ducati Team – 2.07.075
  13. 7  Hiroshi Aoyama  – San Carlo Honda Gresini – 2.07.459
  14. 24 Toni Elias – LCR Honda MotoGP – 2.07.616
  15. 65 Loris Capirossi – Pramac Racing Team – 2.08.225
  16. 5  Colin Edwards – Monster Yamaha Tech3 – 2.08.310

Jumat, 10 Juni 2011

Time Schedule Air Asia British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit

Only a week after Catalunya Circuit the next round of MotoGP Championship will running again on SilverStone circuit, the complete paddock and new wing with ultra modern facility make this circuit become one of the most prestigious venues dedicated to motorsport.
Like most circuit around the world this circuit have a different layout which different lengths and charactristic for any occasion. And for MotoGP Championship since 2010 the track layout for MotoGP is New Grand Prix layout with lenght 5.902 meters and wide 17 meters with eight left corners and  ten right corners.

In June 20 ,2010 at Silverstone It was the 2nd times Valentino Rossi missed since his debut in 1996, due to a shin bone fracture at Mugello in practice for the previous Grand Prix. And last year Jorge Lorenzo take the 1st potition and 2nd for Andrea Dovizioso and the 3rd for Ben Spies with Yamaha tech 3 won the battle and passing Nicky Hayden on the last laps to get his first podium . And duo Ducati Nicky Hayden and Casey Stoner for 4th and 5th potition. The last year stat bike for top five is Yamaha , Honda, Yamaha, Ducati, Ducati

Ducati strong enough in the first time this circuit replaced Doninghton for the Britsh Grand Prix last year, Nicky Hayden almost grab 3th position and Stoner in 5th position after get a bad start. 

But For Valentino Rossi this circuit is new for him after last year he absent because the injury. He already try this circuit last month with ride the Ducati 1198 Road bike complete with plate number, and its totally different with the bike he use for real race. But when he try this track he already say he like Silverstone Circuit, difficult with all type corners and have a long and fast straight. When he feel like that, he will doing the best and find some idea to make all happen in this circuit for first time be a beautiful memory for MotoGP history.

Colin Edwards  after breaking his right collarbone in a practice crash at Catalunya and missed race on there, for Silverstone already confirmed and got permission from Medical Center to riding back at Silverstone. But the situation is different with Dani Pedrosa from Repsol Honda, after missed the Catalunya Grand Prix and lost point in Le Mans because the incident on there, now he decided to not riding in Silverstone. This recovery going very slow than they expect before and Dani must take all this thing with big heart and stay calm with all recovery because the full recovery most important.

Alvaro Bautisata with his Suzuki blue bike very optimistic to face the race of Silverstone, after great battle he did in Catalunya and the good result during all Practice Catalunya on any condition of track. Look like Varo already getting his 100% health after bad crashed on round 1 of MotoGP.

Karel Abraham more confident after his battle for ninth position on round 5 of MotoGP and for sure all happened make his spirit up and the power will out full for Silverstone.

And don't Forget with Cal Crutchlow, he's the one and only rider for MotoGP come form British and he got a good achievement on this track when he won double track for World Super Bike last year. Very sure this home circuit will give him more support because the atmosphere and he will doing the best for all his supporter.

And here the Schedule for Silverstone, able for Local time GMT +1 and for my country Indonesia GMT +7

Local Time at Silverstone GMT +1               Indonesia Time GMT + 7

Friday June 10th, 2011                             Jumat, 10 Juni 2011
125 cc   FP 1       09.15 - 09.55                   15.15 - 15.55
MotoGP FP 1       10.10 - 10.55                   16.10 - 16.55
Moto2    FP 1       11.10 - 11.55                  17.10 - 17.55

125cc    FP 2       13.15 - 13.55                   19.15 - 19.55
MotoGP FP2        14.10 - 14.55                    20.10 - 20.55
Moto2    FP 2       15.10 - 15.55                   21.10 - 21.55

Saturday June 11th, 2011                         Sabtu, 11 Juni 2011
125 cc    FP 3      09.15 - 09.55                   15.15 - 15.55
MotoGP  FP 3      10.10 - 10.55                    16.10 - 16.55
Moto2    FP 3       11.10 - 11.55                   17.10 - 17.55

125cc    QP         13.00 - 13.40                    19.00 - 19.40
MotoGP QP         13.55 - 14.55                     19.55 - 20.55
Moto2    QP         15.10 - 15.55                   21.10 - 21.55

Sunday  June 12th, 2011                          Minggu, 12 Juni 2011
Moto2    WUP     09.00 - 09.20                   15.00 - 15.20
MotoGP WUP      09.30 - 09.50                    15.30 - 15.50
125 cc    WUP     10.00 - 10.20                   16.00 - 16.20

Moto2    Race      11.15                             17.15
MotoGP  Race      13.00                             19.00

125 cc    Race      14.30                             20.00