BMW M & MotoGP™ – The continuation of a success story with new highlights.
Bridgestone worked around the clock to continue evaluation of its 2012 specification tyre
The first round of pre-season MotoGP testing was completed last week, with Bridgestone supplying its 2012 specification tyre to both the private Valencia test and the IRTA test at Sepang as it forges ahead with its preparations for the upcoming season
Improved warm-up performance, enhanced rider feel and extended operating temperature for tyres
Following an intensive development programme over the winter break, Bridgestone is geared up for the first MotoGP group tests of 2012 as evaluation of the tyres that will be used for the upcoming season continues.
The most experienced rider on the MotoGP grid
Loris Capirossi is thrilled to be back on a Ducati as he gets ready for his 12th consecutive season in the premier motorcycling category. Capirossi insists he still has plenty to offer MotoGP as he prepares to enter his 22nd season in the grand prix paddock with new employers Pramac Ducati.
MotoGP Round 4: Italian GP race report
Opting for Bridgestone’s hard compound slicks front and rear, Dani Pedrosa took victory for the Repsol Honda Team at Mugello in decisive style, setting a new lap record on only the fifth lap of the race and consistently lapping faster than the existing lap record. The Spaniard was the only rider to lap in the 1m 49second bracket.
Loris Capirossi sets himself a detailed programme ahead of the final MotoGP pre-season test at Losail
Loris Capirossi admits Rizla Suzuki has a lot of work to do when MotoGP pre-season testing resumes in Qatar this week, although he maintains he is ‘fired up’ for it. The 2010 Suzuki GSV-R will be making a first appearance in its revised colour scheme around the Losail circuit from Thursday, with Capirossi and Alvaro Bautista hoping to build on the form shown during testing at Sepang last month.
The second and final Sepang pre-season tests concludes today (Friday)
Reigning MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi maintained his perfect start to 2010 by once again leading the way at the start of the second Sepang test. Rossi and 2007 world champion Casey Stoner occupied the top two places during the previous two-day test earlier this month, and that pattern continued on their return – with the factory Ducati rider left 0.151sec behind the #46 Fiat Yamaha.
Loris Capirossi makes solid strides for Rizla Suzuki during testing at Sepang
As Alvaro Bautista continues his initiation on the GSV-R, Loris Capirossi gave Rizla Suzuki something to smile about following the opening MotoGP test of the year at Sepang after the Italian set the sixth fastest lap time.
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