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Apr 16

Americas MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Last weekend was the second race at Circuit of The Americas
MotoGP - Start of the 2014 Americas Grand Prix The Americas Grand Prix at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas was won by Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez for the second successive year.

Apr 13

Marquez makes it back-to-back victories at Circuit of The Americas

Round 2: Americas MotoGP™ – Race
Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Americas MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez capped off a perfect weekend at Circuit of The Americas by winning his second successive Americas Grand Prix ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Marquez on record pace in Friday Practice at Austin

Marquez’s benchmark time was 0.752 seconds quicker than the Circuit Record Lap
Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Americas MotoGP FP2 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was in menacing form in the first two practice sessions at Circuit of The Americas, the reigning world champion setting a lap time of 2’03.490 in FP2 to finish over a second quicker than his closest rival. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Preview – Round 2: Americas, Austin

A real challenge for the riders and tyres

MotoGP - Start of the 2013 Americas Grand Prix After a successful debut event last year, MotoGP™ returns to the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas with legions of American fans set to be thrilled after an intense season opener at Qatar. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

Qatar MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

“The Qatar circuit is a difficult venue for tyre development”
MotoGP - Start of the 2014 Qatar Grand Prix Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won the MotoGP™ season opener at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, as the reigning World Champion claimed victory ahead of Movistar Yamaha Racing’s Valentino Rossi and Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa who finished in second and third place respectively.

Mar 23

Marquez takes victory in spectacular season opener in Qatar (updated)

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Qatar MotoGP race winner Marc Marquez got his MotoGP™ World Championship title defence off to the perfect start after the Repsol Honda rider emerged victorious from a closely-fought contest with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Marquez grabs pole position in thrilling Qatar qualifying

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Qatar MotoGP QP Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez grabbed pole position for the first race of the 2014 MotoGP™ season in a thrilling Qualifying Practice 2 session that saw the front row split by just 0.094 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Aleix Espargaro opens up gap on rivals in Qatar free practice

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Free Practice One, Two and Three
MotoGP - Aleix Espargaro - NGM Mobile Forward Racing - Qatar MotoGP FP3 NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro continued his impressive form from the Qatar pre-season test to top the first three Free Practice sessions at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, ultimately setting a best lap time of 1’54.773 to finish 0.413 seconds clear of his closest rival. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Bridgestone MotoGP Qatar, Losail preview

MotoGP  Round 1 preview
MotoGP logo The 2014 MotoGP™ season is set to start this weekend amidst a huge buzz of excitement at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, as Bridgestone embarks on its sixth season as Official Tyre Supplier to the world’s premier class of motorcycle road racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Aleix Espargaro finishes on top in final MotoGP™ pre-season test of 2014

Losail International Circuit, Qatar
MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP slick tyres Aleix Espargaro was the quickest rider at the final MotoGP™ pre-season test of 2014, the Spaniard setting a time of 1’54.874 aboard his open-class machine NGM Mobile Forward Racing Yamaha on the final day of action at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Bridgestone introduces new slick tyre marking system for 2014 MotoGP™ season

Adding an extra dimension to the MotoGP coverage
MotoGP - 2014 Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP rear slicks From the first race of the 2014 season, Bridgestone will employ a new colour marking system for its MotoGP™ tyres to make it easier for spectators to see which front and rear tyre options each rider is using at a given time. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Pedrosa and Rossi share the spoils in second Sepang MotoGP™ test

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
MotoGP - Valentino-Rossi---Yamaha-Factory-Racing---2014-Sepang-2-MotoGP-test Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi shared the top of the timesheet at the second MotoGP™ pre-season group test at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, after the two riders set an identical lap time of 1’59.999. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Marquez takes top spot in first official MotoGP™ test of 2014

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
MotoGP - Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP slick tyre Reigning World Champion Marc Marquez set a stunning lap time of 1’59.533 earlier today to complete his domination of the first MotoGP™ group test of the 2014 season at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit.

Feb 03

Bridgestone heads to Malaysia for first MotoGP group test of 2014

The 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship will boast twenty-four riders
MotoGP - Bridgestone Motorsport technical area in MotoGP paddock Bridgestone heads to Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit for the first MotoGP™ group test of 2014 on Tuesday, February 4 as the world’s largest tyre maker embarks on its sixth season as the official tyre supplier to the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Hiroshi Yamada looks back over the 2013 MotoGP™ season

“Overall, I think this season has been fantastic”

MotoGP logoAfter one of the most exciting MotoGP™ campaigns in recent years, Bridgestone Motorsport Manager Hiroshi Yamada looks back on the highlights from this year, and gives a brief glimpse of the world’s largest tyre manufacturer’s approach to the 2014 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Marquez makes his mark in Valencia post-season test

Circuito Ricardo Tormo test

MotoGP - Bridgestone engineer speaking with Repsol Honda's Dani PedrosaThe first prelude to the 2014 MotoGP™ season, the Valencia post-season test wrapped up today at Circuito Ricardo Tormo, with newly-crowed World Champion Marc Marquez clocking the fastest time – a 1’30.287 – over the three days on his Repsol Honda RC213V. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Valencia MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Marquez’s 3rd place was enough to secure the MotoGP™ World Championship

MotoGP - Marquez’s third place was enough to secure the MotoGP™ World ChampionshipThe MotoGP™ season finale at Valencia’s Circuito Ricardo Tormo was an exciting contest, with Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo winning his third consecutive race ahead of Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 10

Magic Marquez claims MotoGP™ World Championship as Lorenzo wins at Valencia

Round 18: Valencia MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Racing - Valencia MotoGP race winnerRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez is the 2013 MotoGP World Champion after the rookie took third place behind race winner Jorge Lorenzo to become the youngest ever premier-class title holder. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

Marquez storms to pole position at Valencia with new circuit record

Round 18: Valencia MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Valencia MotoGP QPMarc Marquez will start on pole position for the championship decider at Valencia’s Circuito Ricardo Tormo after the Repsol Honda star set a scorching qualifying lap time of 1’30.237 to beat the existing circuit record by six-tenths of a second. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 06

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Round 18 preview, Valencia

Ricardo Tormo Circuit preview

MotoGP - Yamaha Factory Racing's Jorge Lorenzo and Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez on trackFor the first time since 2006, the MotoGP™ World Championship will be decided at the last race of the year, as Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo prepare for an end-of-season spectacular in front of a vocal Spanish crowd at Valencia.

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