Tag Archive: MotoGP

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 »

Jun 18

Catalan MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Ultimately it was Marquez who claimed victory to extend his perfect record in 2014, with Rossi finishing second and Pedrosa third.

MotoGP - Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso leaving pit lane at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya Last weekend’s Catalan Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya was one for the ages, with a thrilling three-way battle for victory between Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa, and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi producing one of the most exciting encounters in recent years. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 15

Marquez conquers the Catalan Grand Prix to maintain perfect win record

Round 7: Catalan MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Catalan MotoGP race winner As dark clouds loomed over Montmeló, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez weathered a storm of challenges from his MotoGP™ rivals to win his seventh race from seven starts in 2014.

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Jun 14

Pedrosa on pole position for the Catalan Grand Prix

Round 7: Catalan MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda - Catalan MotoGP QP2 Dani Pedrosa claimed pole position at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya for the second year running, after the Repsol Honda rider set a time of 1’40.985 to lead an all-Spanish front row at the Catalan Grand Prix.

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Jun 13

Aleix Espargaro quickest in opening MotoGP™ melee at Montmeló

Round 7: Catalan MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2
MotoGP - Aleix Espargaro - NGM Forward Racing - Catalan MotoGP FP1 NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro was quickest in Friday practice for the Catalan Grand Prix, the Spanish rider setting a time under the current Circuit Record Lap in this morning’s Free Practice 1 session.
 

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Jun 12

Magny Cours still ‘trying’ for F1 return

Talks to take formula one back to France are still on, according to Magny Cours boss Serge Saulnier.

Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours logo Last month, Saulnier said: “If the will of a number of people is confirmed in the coming weeks, we are very close (to returning).” He said Magny Cours, located a remote 250 kilometres from Paris and absent from the calendar since 2008, is heading for a comeback race in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Bridgestone MotoGP Catalunya preview – :

MotoGP™ round 7 preview

MotoGP logo MotoGP™ returns to Spain for round seven of the 2014 season as the Circuit de Catalunya gets set to provide a tough test for riders and tyres alike. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Italian MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“Our feedback from the riders was that the soft compound rear slick performed very well

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez fighting for the lead at the Italian Grand Prix A thrilling Italian Grand Prix at Mugello last weekend saw Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez continue his winning-streak to six races, although by the barest of margins over Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo who battled the regining champion right to the finish line. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Valentino Rossi greets Club46 winners at his home race, Mugello

Keep an eye on the Bridgestone Club46 website for details of the next competition

Valentino Rossi Di Vale (1) The Italian Grand Prix at Mugello holds special significance for Valentino Rossi’s legion of supporters around the globe, but thanks to Bridgestone Europe, this year’s event was particularly special for four lucky MotoGP™ fans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Marquez emerges victorious in magical Mugello duel

Round 6: Italian MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Italian MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez maintained his perfect victory record in 2014 at the Italian Grand Prix, after narrowly beating Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo to the chequered flag at Mugello.

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