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The 2011 Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix was the opening round of the 2011 MotoGP championship. It took place on the weekend of 17–20 March 2011 at the Losail International Circuit located in Doha, Qatar. In the MotoGP race Casey Stoner won finishing 3.44 seconds ahead of 2010 world champion Jorge Lorenzo with Dani Pedrosa in third place.[2]

Qatar  2011 Qatar Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 18 races in the
2011 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Losail.svg
Date20 March 2011
Official nameCommercialbank Grand Prix of Qatar[1]
LocationLosail International Circuit
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 5.380 km (3.343 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Time 1:54.137
Fastest lap
Rider Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Time 1:55.366
Podium
First Australia Casey Stoner Honda
Second Spain Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha
Third Spain Dani Pedrosa Honda
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Germany Stefan Bradl Kalex
Time 2:00.168
Fastest lap
Rider San Marino Alex de Angelis Motobi
Time 2:01.003
Podium
First Germany Stefan Bradl Kalex
Second Italy Andrea Iannone Suter
Third Switzerland Thomas Lüthi Suter
125 cc
Pole position
Rider Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia
Time 2:06.605
Fastest lap
Rider Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia
Time 2:06.463
Podium
First Spain Nicolás Terol Aprilia
Second Germany Sandro Cortese Aprilia
Third Spain Sergio Gadea Aprilia

Contents

MotoGP classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Team Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 27   Casey Stoner Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 42:38.569 1 25
2 1   Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 22 +3.440 3 20
3 26   Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +5.051 2 16
4 4   Andrea Dovizioso Repsol Honda Team Honda 22 +5.942 7 13
5 58   Marco Simoncelli San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 22 +7.358 4 11
6 11   Ben Spies Yamaha Factory Racing Yamaha 22 +10.468 5 10
7 46   Valentino Rossi Ducati Team Ducati 22 +16.431 9 9
8 5   Colin Edwards Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 22 +26.293 10 8
9 69   Nicky Hayden Ducati Team Ducati 22 +27.416 13 7
10 7   Hiroshi Aoyama San Carlo Honda Gresini Honda 22 +28.920 12 6
11 35   Cal Crutchlow Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Yamaha 22 +34.539 8 5
12 8   Héctor Barberá Mapfre Aspar Team MotoGP Ducati 22 +34.829 6 4
13 17   Karel Abraham Cardion AB Motoracing Ducati 22 +37.957 15 3
Ret 24   Toni Elías LCR Honda MotoGP Honda 18 Accident 16
Ret 65   Loris Capirossi Pramac Racing Team Ducati 1 Retirement 14
Ret 14   Randy de Puniet Pramac Racing Team Ducati 0 Accident 11
DNS 19   Álvaro Bautista Rizla Suzuki MotoGP Suzuki Injured
Sources: [3][4][5]

Moto2 classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Bike Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 65   Stefan Bradl Kalex 20 40:38.549 1 25
2 29   Andrea Iannone Suter 20 +4.330 16 20
3 12   Thomas Lüthi Suter 20 +5.137 3 16
4 15   Alex de Angelis MotoBi 20 +5.925 8 13
5 72   Yuki Takahashi Moriwaki 20 +6.621 4 11
6 3   Simone Corsi FTR 20 +14.217 11 10
7 16   Jules Cluzel Suter 20 +14.257 5 9
8 51   Michele Pirro Moriwaki 20 +14.501 9 8
9 38   Bradley Smith Tech 3 20 +18.910 7 7
10 60   Julián Simón Suter 20 +19.174 6 6
11 40   Aleix Espargaró Pons Kalex 20 +19.442 14 5
12 68   Yonny Hernández FTR 20 +20.830 20 4
13 77   Dominique Aegerter Suter 20 +20.837 15 3
14 34   Esteve Rabat FTR 20 +20.855 17 2
15 76   Max Neukirchner MZ-RE Honda 20 +26.803 12 1
16 80   Axel Pons Pons Kalex 20 +27.295 23
17 88   Ricard Cardús Moriwaki 20 +28.080 22
18 54   Kenan Sofuoğlu Suter 20 +28.212 28
19 63   Mike Di Meglio Tech 3 20 +34.939 19
20 36   Mika Kallio Suter 20 +34.962 25
21 71   Claudio Corti Suter 20 +37.982 18
22 44   Pol Espargaró FTR 20 +43.491 24
23 53   Valentin Debise FTR 20 +43.659 26
24 9   Kenny Noyes FTR 20 +47.476 34
25 19   Xavier Siméon Tech 3 20 +47.755 35
26 21   Javier Forés Suter 20 +50.355 21
27 4   Randy Krummenacher Kalex 20 +50.544 29
28 25   Alex Baldolini Suter 20 +1:04.879 31
29 39   Robertino Pietri Suter 20 +1:09.672 30
30 35   Raffaele De Rosa Moriwaki 20 +1:09.781 36
31 45   Scott Redding Suter 20 +1:23.743 10
32 96   Nasser Al Malki Moriwaki 20 +1:39.105 39
Ret 14   Ratthapark Wilairot FTR 10 Accident 27
Ret 49   Kev Coghlan FTR 6 Accident 33
Ret 93   Marc Márquez Suter 4 Accident 2
Ret 64   Santiago Hernández FTR 4 Accident 32
Ret 13   Anthony West MZ-RE Honda 4 Accident 37
Ret 75   Mattia Pasini FTR 3 Accident 13
Ret 95   Mashel Al Naimi Moriwaki 0 Accident 38
OFFICIAL MOTO2 REPORT

125 cc classificationEdit

Pos. No. Rider Bike Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 18   Nicolás Terol Aprilia 18 38:28.687 1 25
2 11   Sandro Cortese Aprilia 18 +7.710 2 20
3 33   Sergio Gadea Aprilia 18 +9.147 4 16
4 7   Efrén Vázquez Derbi 18 +9.514 3 13
5 94   Jonas Folger Aprilia 18 +9.698 6 11
6 5   Johann Zarco Derbi 18 +15.260 7 10
7 23   Alberto Moncayo Aprilia 18 +15.352 8 9
8 39   Luis Salom Aprilia 18 +15.696 10 8
9 25   Maverick Viñales Aprilia 18 +15.910 9 7
10 44   Miguel Oliveira Aprilia 18 +27.396 12 6
11 55   Héctor Faubel Aprilia 18 +42.563 5 5
12 53   Jasper Iwema Aprilia 18 +43.772 21 4
13 52   Danny Kent Aprilia 18 +44.001 13 3
14 15   Simone Grotzkyj Aprilia 18 +44.272 14 2
15 96   Louis Rossi Aprilia 18 +50.030 11 1
16 99   Danny Webb Mahindra 18 +50.424 23
17 31   Niklas Ajo Aprilia 18 +1:01.545 16
18 17   Taylor Mackenzie Aprilia 18 +1:02.931 20
19 63   Zulfahmi Khairuddin Derbi 18 +1:05.192 17
20 3   Luigi Morciano Aprilia 18 +1:05.273 19
21 77   Marcel Schrötter Mahindra 18 +1:05.396 22
22 19   Alessandro Tonucci Aprilia 18 +1:12.458 24
23 84   Jakub Kornfeil Aprilia 18 +1:30.629 26
24 12   Daniel Kartheininger KTM 18 +1:30.792 29
25 21   Harry Stafford Aprilia 18 +1:30.798 28
26 30   Giulian Pedone Aprilia 18 +1:54.387 27
27 43   Francesco Mauriello Aprilia 18 +1:54.548 30
28 26   Adrián Martín Aprilia 14 +4 laps 15
Ret 36   Joan Perelló Aprilia 9 Retirement 25
Ret 76   Hiroki Ono KTM 7 Retirement 18
DNQ 69   Sarath Kumar Aprilia Did not qualify
OFFICIAL 125cc REPORT

Championship standings after the race (MotoGP)Edit

Below are the standings for the top five riders and constructors after round one has concluded.[6]

  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2011 Qatar MotoGP". Motorsportmagazine.com. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Casey Stoner wins opening MotoGP of the season in Qatar". BBC Sport. 2011-03-20. Archived from the original on 1 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  3. ^ "2011 Qatar MotoGP - Motor Sport Magazine Database". 13 June 2017.
  4. ^ "motogp.com · COMMERCIALBANK GRAND PRIX OF QATAR · MotoGP Race Classification 2011". www.motogp.com.
  5. ^ "Classification" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2011.
  6. ^ "Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 2011. Retrieved 2019-08-25.


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