Laguna Seca Grand Prix – Party pictures

Media playback is not supported on this device Squadra Padgett’s tips for the Monster MotoGP Grand Prix in Laguna Seca STAYIN POWER Another of the 2010 and 2011 MotoGP rookies, Schaffer Schröder, went on…

Laguna Seca Grand Prix - Party pictures

Media playback is not supported on this device Squadra Padgett’s tips for the Monster MotoGP Grand Prix in Laguna Seca

STAYIN POWER

Another of the 2010 and 2011 MotoGP rookies, Schaffer Schröder, went on to finish 17th in the 2010 Championship. Tristan Ball finished 22nd in the 2011 Championship in his third season in the final series.

POCKETING THE AMOUNT

Ruaidhri Murphy from Co. Cork qualified ninth and finished tenth in the 2010 and 2011 MotoGP races in the world championship.

LONGEST DRIVE

“Anyone who stands on the front row of the grid has got to have the stamina to maintain it for three and a half laps. Usually that’s enough but you’ve got to understand that as a driver you have to keep your balance the whole time. You’ve got to keep your cycling head on the bike to manage the pressure. When the bike is in the air you’ve got to keep your grip as well to stay down on the bike,” Ball told BBC Sport’s Chris Bevan.

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