Tag Archive: MotoGP

Sep 02

British MotoGP debrief with Shinji Aoki

The warmer weather created good conditions for Marquez and Lorenzo to set a fierce pace at the front of the field

 

2014-08-31-0047Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won a thrilling battle with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo at last Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the pair finishing first and second respectively with just 0.732 seconds between them, ahead of Valentino Rossi in third place on the other factory Yamaha M1.


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Aug 29

Mahindra Racing to renew focus on bike development in 2015

Mahindra Racing statement

MotoGP - Mr SP Shukla Jorge Martinez & Mufaddal Choonia Mahindra Racing’s trailblazing decision to take on the world’s best at the highest level of motorcycle racing has won the team plaudits in India and much respect among the MotoGP community. From 2015, India’s first and only MotoGP manufacturer, will renew its focus on bike development, following a strong performance during the current season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Silverstone preview

Round 12 preview

MotoGP logo Round twelve of the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship takes at the Silverstone circuit in the United Kingdom, where high speeds and low temperatures combine to create a unique challenge for tyre development.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Czech Republic MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

There was a MotoGP group test at Brno on Monday

MotoGP - Start of the 2014 Czech Republic Grand Prix Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa won his first Grand Prix of the year at Brno last weekend, breaking the winning streak of his teammate Marc Marquez. For the second race in a row, second and third place went to the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Valentino Rossi charms Club46 winners at the Czech Republic Grand Prix

MotoGP™ returned to Europe this weekend (15-17 August 2014) for the bwin Grand Prix České republiky after the summer break.

MotoGP - Club46 - Father and daughter Bernard and Melyssa meeting their hero Valentino Rossi That meant another group of lucky Club46 competition winners had the opportunity to meet charismatic racing legend Valentino Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Pedrosa sets record pace en route to maiden MotoGP win of the season at Brno

Round 11: Czech Republic Grand Prix – Race
MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda - Czech Republic MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa set a scorching pace to take his first win of the MotoGP™ season ahead of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who finished in second and third place respectively.

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Aug 16

Ninth pole position of the season for Marquez in close qualifying session at Brno

Round 11: Czech Republic Grand Prix – Qualifying
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Czech Republic MotoGP QP2 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez claimed his ninth pole position of the season at Brno in an entertaining qualifying session in which the top eleven riders were covered by just half a second in Qualifying Practice 2.

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Aug 15

Marquez sets the pace in both the wet and dry in mixed first day at Brno

Round 11: Czech Republic Grand Prix – Free Practice 1&2

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Czech Republic MotoGP FP1Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez showed supreme pace in all conditions on the first day of practice for the Czech Republic Grand Prix, clocking the quickest time of the day in the dry morning Free Practice 1 session before also producing the best time on wet tyres during a rainy Free Practice 2.

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Aug 14

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Brno preview

Round 11 preview

MotoGP logo Round eleven of the 2014 MotoGP™ season the series return to Europe with the Czech Republic’s stunning Brno circuit providing riders with technical corners and big elevation changes.

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Aug 12

Indianapolis MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“The much quicker pace this year at IMS did make the track more severe for tyres, but not to an extreme level.”

MotoGP logoRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won at Indianapolis to continue his perfect run of form and make it ten wins from ten starts in 2014. Finishing in second and third place respectively were the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.
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Aug 10

Indianapolis MotoGP victory makes it ten out of ten for Marquez in 2014

Round 10: Indianapolis Grand Prix – Race
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Indianapolis MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez made it ten wins from ten starts in the 2014 MotoGP™ season as the reigning world champion stormed to victory at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

TW Steel set to launch #JoinTheTeam Competition

One lucky winner to join Sahara Force India at Italian Grand Prix

TW Steel, the global brand ‘Big in Oversized Watches’ is excited to offer one lucky member of the public the opportunity to literally experience Formula One™ up-close and personal as a team member of Sahara Force India Formula One™ Team at the Italian Grand Prix, 5th-7th September.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Barcelona added to World RX calendar for 2015

More details about the Barcelona World RX round will be revealed at a special press conference

World RX The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya will play host to a round of next year’s FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy. 

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Jul 22

Vettel blamed for turning off Hockenheim crowd

Or maybe the German fans listened to their reigning world champion.

2014-06-07_0952 World champion Sebastian Vettel is copping some of the blame for the small crowd at Hockenheim last weekend. After buzzing atmospheres and big crowds in Canada, Austria and Silverstone, the empty seats for the German grand prix were conspicuous. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

German MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Sachsenring is renowned as a tough venue for the riders as well as the tyres

MotoGP logo The 2014 German Grand Prix at Sachsenring saw Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez secure his ninth successive victory and complete a clean sweep of the first half of the MotoGP™ season.

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Jul 15

Club46 winners meet superstar Valentino Rossi at Sachsenring

This weekend (12-13 July) the 2014 MotoGP™ season reached the halfway mark at Sachsensring.

Club46 logo Racing legend Valentino Rossi recently announced that he has signed a new two-year contract to stay with the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team, so the charismatic superstar was on fine form when he met Bridgestone’s two lucky competition winners and their guests. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Marquez maintains his momentum with stunning Sachsenring victory

Round 9: German Grand Prix – Race
                        
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - German MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez heads to the summer break with a perfect win record after mastering mixed track conditions at Sachsenring to claim his ninth victory of the 2014 MotoGP season.

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Jul 12

Chaz Davies heads the WSBK field on opening day

Great speed and consistency on the opening day of action

WSBK - Laguna Seca - Chaz Davies Chaz Davies (Ducati Superbike Team) has set the fastest lap in the Free Practice combined times today at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 1’23.293s, edging second place Sylvain Guintoli (Aprilia Racing Team) by only 21 thousandths of a second.

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Jun 20

F1 to create ‘sparks’ in Austria practice

Hot on the heels of the exhaust ‘megaphone’, F1 is now courting more controversy with its latest push to spice up the show.

2014-06-08_0944 Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo has been the loudest critic of the entertainment factor in 2014, and on Thursday Kimi Raikkonen agreed that the volume of the engines may be turning off the fans. Read the rest of this entry »

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