Bradl Opens 2011 Moto2 Season With a Victory

Bradl_moto2_race__qatarStefan Bradl has just started the 2011 Moto2 season in the best possible way. The young German took the first victory of 2011, and he did it in convincing fashion.

Bradl started the race in the pole position, and slowly Bradl extended his lead to more than 4 seconds. Behind Bradl, Andrea Iannone and Tomas Luthi battled for the remaining spots on the podium.

Iannone had a lot to work to do early on as he started from 16th on the grid. But Iannone was able to work his way up to the middle of the pack by the end of lap 1, and by the end of lap 2 he was fighting at the front. Iannone would eventually pass up Luthi to claim his 17th podium of his career.

Luthi would take the final spot on the podium, beating out Yuki Takahashi and Alex De Angelis.

Moto2 Results – Qatar

  1. Bradl
  2. Iannone
  3. Luthi
  4. Angelis
  5. Takahashi
  6. Corsi
  7. Cluzel
  8. Pirro
  9. Smith
  10. Simon

Courtesy of

Bradl Tops Final Free Practice Session

bradl_Qatar_FP3_2011Stefan Bradl topped the third and final free practice session today for the Moto2 class in Qatar. Bradl recorded the fastest time during the first free practice session, and was able to drop close to two seconds off of his time to claim the fastest lap during the third free practice session as well.

Bradl’s time of 2’00.882 is fastest of the weekend so far for the Moto2 riders. Marc Marquez came closest to matching Bradl’s time, but was still more than .8 seconds off of the pace setters time.

Andrea Iannone was the third place rider, and the final person to finish within a second of Bradl’s quick pace.

Yuki Takahashi, who was fastest during the second free practice session, finished more than a second behind Bradl in fourth place.

Moto2 – Qatar – Free Practice 3 Results

1 Stefan Bradl GER
2 Marc Marquez SPA
3 Andrea Iannone ITA
4 Yuki Takahashi JPN
5 Julian Simon SPA
6 Scott Redding GBR
7 Tomas Luthi SWI
8 Julezs Cluzel FRA
9 Simon Corsi ITA
10 Alex de Angelis RSM

Courtesy of