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November 2011

  • Alex Hofmann: Valencia Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Valencia Round Up

    November 08, 2011

    After the tragic Malaysian Grand Prix the mood in the Valencia paddock ahead of the last race of the 2011 MotoGP season was sombre. It was almost as though we were all pleased to see the end of the championship, and not for happy reasons, either. The crowd seemed to sense the mood, and stayed away: it was the lowest turn-out I have ever seen at a race in Spain despite the fact that Dani Petrosa could still finish third in the championship despite missing two races through injury.  

October 2011

  • Malaysian MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    Malaysian MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    October 21, 2011

    With the 2011 MotoGP World Championship having last week been decided in favour of Honda rider Casey Stoner - adding to the title he won with Ducati in 2007 - the series can look forward to the final two rounds with relish, for now the riders can get down to doing what they do best: racing.

  • Korean Grand Prix: The PUMA Perspective

    Korean Grand Prix: The PUMA Perspective

    October 17, 2011

    Having won in Korea last year, Fernando Alonso and PUMA’s partner team Scuderia Ferrari arrived in the Asian country for the second Korean Grand Prix with high hopes for a strong result, particularly as the combination had finished a close second in the previous week’s Japanese Grand Prix.

  • Alex Hofmann: Phillip Island Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Phillip Island Round Up

    October 17, 2011

    Sunday was a mixed day for a lot of us in MotoGP, but it could not have gotten any better for Casey Stoner. Not only did he win his home round in Phillip Island for the fifth time in succession, but he scored his second world championship – at home, in Australia.

  • Australian MotoGP:  The PUMA Perspective

    Australian MotoGP: The PUMA Perspective

    October 14, 2011

    MotoGP’s hectic 18-race schedule means this weekend sees the picturesque Phillip Island circuit situated 100 kilometres south-east of Melbourne host the series’ 16th round, with Malaysia’s round in Sepang following a week later ahead of the season finale on the 6th November in Valencia

  • Eddie Jordan: Yeongam Preview

    Eddie Jordan: Yeongam Preview

    October 14, 2011

    This seems to be a week of congratulations: Since I last blogged from Suzuka, Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing have secured a second consecutive world drivers’ championship, and equally significantly – certainly from my own perspective - is that PUMA has announced a new partnership with MERCEDES GP PETRONAS and Michael Schumacher.

  • Japanese Grand Prix: The PUMA Perspective

    Japanese Grand Prix: The PUMA Perspective

    October 11, 2011

    After 15 gruelling races in which he failed to finish lower than fourth, Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing clinched the 2011 FIA World Championship for Drivers on Sunday in Japan. The 24-year-old German placed third – having needed just one point – in the thrilling 53-lap race at the classic Suzuka circuit to put the title beyond reach of his only remaining challenger Jenson Button, who took his McLaren to a third 2011 race victory.

  • Eddie Jordan: Suzuka Preview

    Eddie Jordan: Suzuka Preview

    October 07, 2011

    It really is wonderful to be back in Japan. I just love the place, and of course feel a strong connection to the country through having managed many drivers who raced here, plus I used Yokohama tyres in my Formula 3 team, and in Formula 1 we were successful with Bridgestone rubber.

  • Alex Hofmann: Motegi Round Up

    Alex Hofmann: Motegi Round Up

    October 03, 2011

    The Japanese Moto Grand Prix promised so much for PUMA’s partner team Ducati, yet in the end delivered just a seventh place for Nicky Hayden. Valentino Rossi, riding the second red bike, was pushed wide and into the gravel on the opening lap, ending the Italian legend’s impressive run of 26 consecutive points’ finishes.