2011 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2011 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix was the seventeenth round of the 2011 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It took place on the weekend of 21–23 October 2011 at the Sepang International Circuit, but the MotoGP race was red flagged and subsequently cancelled after two laps due to a serious accident involving Marco Simoncelli.[4] Simoncelli fell while running fourth, his bike and body veering across the path of Colin Edwards and Valentino Rossi. Simoncelli was fatally struck in the head and chest by the two bikes. He was taken straight to the circuit's medical centre, but died of his injuries shortly thereafter.[5]

Malaysia  2011 Malaysian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 17 of 18 races in the
2011 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Sepang.svg
Date23 October 2011
Official nameShell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix[1][2][3]
LocationSepang International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.548 km (3.447 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Time 2:01.462
Fastest lap
Rider N/A (Race cancelled)
Time NC (Race cancelled)
Podium
First N/A (Race cancelled)
Second N/A (Race cancelled)
Third N/A (Race cancelled)
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter
Time 2:07.512
Fastest lap
Rider Germany Stefan Bradl Kalex
Time 2:08.220
Podium
First Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter
Second Germany Stefan Bradl Kalex
Third Spain Pol Espargaró FTR
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia
Time 2:13.579
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia
Time 2:14.229
Podium
First Spain Maverick Viñales Aprilia
Second Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia
Third France Johann Zarco Derbi

MotoGP classificationEdit

The race was stopped after two laps due to an accident involving Marco Simoncelli, who later died; the race was subsequently cancelled.[4] Prior to the accident there had been a 1-2-3 Repsol Honda front row of the grid, where Casey Stoner took the start and led from Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Dovizioso. Since the race was cancelled rather than abandoned after just one full lap was completed, however, no Grand Prix winner was declared and no points were awarded.

Moto2 classificationEdit

The race was stopped after 17 laps due to an accident involving Axel Pons.[6]

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Thomas Lüthi Suter 17 36:35.114 1 25
2 65   Stefan Bradl Kalex 17 +0.187 2 20
3 44   Pol Espargaró FTR 17 +7.465 5 16
4 15   Alex de Angelis MotoBi 17 +9.127 11 13
5 77   Dominique Aegerter Suter 17 +11.494 20 11
6 36   Mika Kallio Suter 17 +11.903 7 10
7 51   Michele Pirro Moriwaki 17 +12.568 3 9
8 40   Aleix Espargaró Pons Kalex 17 +12.963 6 8
9 29   Andrea Iannone Suter 17 +14.098 13 7
10 45   Scott Redding Suter 17 +16.697 9 6
11 34   Esteve Rabat FTR 17 +19.568 12 5
12 54   Kenan Sofuoğlu Suter 17 +24.885 19 4
13 16   Jules Cluzel Suter 17 +25.345 18 3
14 63   Mike Di Meglio Tech 3 17 +26.696 17 2
15 19   Xavier Siméon Tech 3 17 +32.806 23 1
16 6   Joan Olivé FTR 17 +36.497 21
17 18   Jordi Torres Suter 17 +40.569 27
18 87   Mohamad Zamri Baba Moriwaki 17 +56.756 28
19 20   Iván Moreno Suter 17 +1:05.966 32
20 86   Hafizh Syahrin Moriwaki 17 +1:06.110 34
21 4   Randy Krummenacher Kalex 17 +1:17.083 29
22 39   Robertino Pietri Suter 17 +1:19.415 31
23 95   Mashel Al Naimi Moriwaki 16 +1 lap 35
NC 80   Axel Pons Pons Kalex 17 +32.979[N 1] 25
NC 9   Kenny Noyes FTR 17 +33.179[N 1] 30
Ret 35   Raffaele De Rosa Suter 12 Retirement 22
Ret 75   Mattia Pasini FTR 8 Accident 10
Ret 64   Santiago Hernández FTR 7 Accident 26
Ret 23   Apiwat Wongthananon FTR 7 Retirement 36
Ret 53   Valentin Debise FTR 6 Retirement 24
Ret 72   Yuki Takahashi Moriwaki 5 Retirement 4
Ret 71   Claudio Corti Suter 3 Collision 8
Ret 3   Simone Corsi FTR 3 Collision 14
Ret 13   Anthony West MZ-RE Honda 1 Collision 16
Ret 76   Max Neukirchner MZ-RE Honda 1 Collision 15
DSQ 68   Yonny Hernández FTR 8 Black flag 33
DNS 93   Marc Márquez Suter Injury
DNS 88   Ricard Cardús Moriwaki Injury
WD 38   Bradley Smith Tech 3 Injury
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 25   Maverick Viñales Aprilia 18 40:34.280 7 25
2 11   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 18 +0.354 3 20
3 5   Johann Zarco Derbi 18 +2.455 15 16
4 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 18 +2.921 2 13
5 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 18 +10.049 1 11
6 94   Jonas Folger Aprilia 18 +17.964 6 10
7 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin Derbi 18 +38.706 13 9
8 84   Jakub Kornfeil Aprilia 18 +39.099 11 8
9 23   Alberto Moncayo Aprilia 18 +39.223 8 7
10 52   Danny Kent Aprilia 18 +40.237 10 6
11 7   Efrén Vázquez Derbi 18 +54.806 4 5
12 10   Alexis Masbou KTM 18 +1:07.891 14 4
13 99   Danny Webb Mahindra 18 +1:07.907 12 3
14 28   Josep Rodríguez Aprilia 18 +1:08.099 24 2
15 19   Alessandro Tonucci Aprilia 18 +1:08.156 21 1
16 8   Jack Miller KTM 18 +1:15.230 26
17 30   Giulian Pedone Aprilia 18 +1:18.703 18
18 96   Louis Rossi Aprilia 18 +1:18.913 17
19 50   Sturla Fagerhaug Aprilia 18 +1:30.270 28
20 32   Arthur Sissis Aprilia 18 +1:31.810 30
21 17   Taylor Mackenzie Aprilia 18 +1:33.250 22
22 60   Manuel Tatasciore Aprilia 18 +1:50.690 29
23 40   Marco Colandrea Aprilia 18 +2:02.252 32
24 64   Farid Badrul Derbi 18 +2:16.968 31
Ret 14   Brad Binder Aprilia 16 Retirement 27
Ret 26   Adrián Martín Aprilia 10 Retirement 9
Ret 3   Luigi Morciano Aprilia 8 Collision 25
Ret 21   Harry Stafford Aprilia 8 Collision 19
Ret 77   Marcel Schrötter Mahindra 5 Accident 16
Ret 39   Luis Salom Aprilia 0 Collision 5
Ret 53   Jasper Iwema Aprilia 0 Collision 20
Ret 36   Joan Perelló Aprilia 0 Collision 23
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b According to Art. 1.25.1 of the regulations, Pons and Noyes, who had not entered the pitlane within 5 minutes after the red flag, were not classified.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011 Malaysian MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "2011 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ Mitchell, Malcolm. "Sepang International Circuit - The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". Progcovers.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b Hepburn, Bruce (23 October 2011). "Sepang race abandoned after crash". SuperSport. MultiChoice. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Simoncelli dies from injuries suffered in Malaysian GP crash". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Victory for Lüthi at Malaysia". motogp.com. Dorna Sports. 23 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  7. ^ "FIM Road Racing World Championship: Grand Prix Regulations 2011" (PDF). fim-live.com. Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. p. 39. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-11. Retrieved 25 October 2011. Within 5 minutes after the red flag has been displayed, riders who have not entered the pit lane, riding on their motorcycle, will not be classified.


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