Motorsports Update – April 9, 2012


American Le Mans Series
Next race:
Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, April 13-14

Commericalbank Grand Prix of Qatar
Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) claimed a victory at the Losail circuit, finally claiming his first Grand Prix of Qatar win in the MotoGP class. Lorenzo took the lead from the start and held off rival and reining World Champion Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda) for the first few laps before conceding the lead and tucking into second. He then played the waiting game, never letting Stoner more than two second ahead. With seven laps to go he stared to close the distance as Stoner’s pace dropped, holding off a determined Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) on his tail to take the lead. Lorenzo crossed the line 0.852 seconds ahead of Pedrosa. Stoner finished third.   

AMA Pro Racing
Next race:
Tiumph Big Kahuna Atlanta, Road Atlanta, April 18-20

GRAND-AM Road Racing
Next race
: Grand Prix of Miami, April 27-29

Formula 1
Next race:
UBS Chinese Grand Prix, April 15

Next race:
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 15

Next race:
Samsung Mobile 500, Texas Motor Speedway, April 14

Next race:
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, zMax Dragway, April 13-15

World Superbike
Next race:
Assen, April 22