2011 In Motor Racing





In the 2011 MotoGP we are all desperate to find out how Valentino Rossi will be performing on the Ducati and how Casey Stoner will be doing on the Repsol Honda. In the winter testing Valentino Rossi had getting the Ducati up to a competitive speed. Rossi is one of the most popular MotoGP racers and 2010 was a disappointing year with his injured shoulder and then his crash and broken leg. Let us cross our fingers that he has recovered well from these for the 2011 season. We have a several British interests again in the MotoGP with Cal Crutchlow on an 800cc, young Brit Bradley Smith in the Moto2 and a strong representation of 4 Brits in the 125GP. The 2011 British MotoGP is in Silverstone having switched from Donington park in 2010. For fans who watch the MotoGP on the BBC, it is exciting to have Matt Roberts leading the coverage, taking over from Jennie Gow's 2010 coverage

The 2011 Formula 1 also promises to be exciting with Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button remaining on the McLaren team. Red Bull dominated the Formula 1 in 2010 with their flexible front wing and the relationship between Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber being somewhat tempestuous at times. Robert Kubica is out of the 2011 season having been involved in an horrific crash in February leaving him with many broken bones and a partially severed hand. He has a long period of rehabilitation ahead and there is a possibility that he is out of racing for good.The British Formula 1 remains at Silverstone. The Bahrain circuit that was scheduled to start the 2011 season has been withdrawn but the new Indian circuit promises to be exciting.