MotoGP - 2011 Feed
Casey Stoner Blog: Ready for the New Season 30/01/2012
It's already the first MotoGP test of 2012 at Sepang, but in his new blog Casey Stoner is keen to tell his fans that there are lots of other things happening off the bike!
by Dani Pedrosa
In Dani Pedrosa's final blog of the year, the Spanish rider keeps us up to date with all the latest from testing in Valencia and more...
by Dani Pedrosa
With the Valencia Grand Prix in his rear-view, Dani Pedrosa is finally able to look back at a season which has brought its fare share of tragedy, heartbreak and triumphs...
MotoGP: Tributes pour in for Simoncelli 23/10/2011
Following the death of MotoGP rider, Marco Simoncelli, at the Malaysian GP on Sunday, the motor sports world has been paying its condolences to the Italian...
- Sepang, Malayasia
- 21/10/2011 at 12:00 AM
- 23/10/2011 at 11:59 PM
- The 2011 Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix will be the 17th round of the 2011 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season. It will take place on the weekend of October 8–10, 2010 at the Sepang International Circuit. The Circuit is located near Kuala Lumpur International Airport, approximately 60 km south of the capital city Kuala Lumpur. It is the venue used for the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix, A1 Grand Prix as well as the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. The track, normally raced in a clockwise direction, is 5.54km long, and is noted for its sweeping corners and wide straights. The layout is quite unusual, with a very long back straight separated from the pit straight by just one very tight hairpin. specifically built for speed and exciting racing, the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia is one of the world's best. The 2.300 acre complex which also houses a hotel, shopping centre, golf course and other sports facilities cost around £50m to construct and was built in just 14 months, holding its first Grand Prix in April 1999 and setting the standard for race circuits worldwide. With four slow corners following long straights and ten medium to high-speed corners, the wide track is particularly favourable to overtaking manoeuvres and plenty of open throttle. The longest lap in MotoGP is made all the more gruelling for riders by intense heat and humidity. Other configurations of the Sepang circuit can also be used. Being a truly purpose built arena, the Sepang International Circuit also features kart racing and motocross facilities.