Tag Archive: MotoGP

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 »

Apr 07

Circuit of The Americas’ MotoGP event celebrates America’s motorcycle culture

See the world’s best motorcycle racers and get autographs from your favorite riders
Circuit of The Americas’ Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas offers action-packed weekend of sports and entertainment, celebrating America’s motorcycle culture. 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 20

Shell Advance launches Asia Talent Cup at Qatar Motorcycle Grand Prix

A total of 22 young Asian riders will take part in the series

Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup - Grid The inaugural season of the Shell Advance Asia Talent Cup, a series aimed at promoting young racers towards a future competing at the highest level of international motorcycle racing, was launched today at the Losail circuit in Qatar.

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Mar 20

Briatore, Rossi dislike ‘new’ F1 era

Former team boss Flavio Briatore has slammed the new face of formula one.

Flavio Briatore 11 The 63-year-old Italian, absent from F1 in the wake of the ‘crashgate’ scandal, said he watched the Melbourne race last weekend and thought it was “disrespectful” to the spectators and television audience. 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 »

Mar 05

Bridgestone completes successful MotoGP™ tyre test at Phillip Island

Phillip Island Circuit, Australia

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha Factory Bridgestone completed a successful three-day tyre test at Phillip Island, as the Official Tyre Supplier to MotoGP™ met its objective of testing a range of new rear slick tyres to deliver safety, performance and durability for a full race-distance at the Australian Grand Prix in October.

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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 12

Catch up with U.S. MotoGP star Nicky Hayden!

In the garage  with…Nicky Hayden

MotoGP - Nicky Hayden Only two months until the world’s premier motorcycle racing series, MotoGP™, returns to Circuit of The Americas (COTA), April 11-13, 2014, and U.S. MotoGP riders Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden are busy getting their respective teams and bikes ready to compete.

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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 »

Jan 23

U.S. MotoGP and Moto2 riders preview their 2014 season during Q&A at COTA

Moto2 rookie Josh Herrin braves chilly temps to try out 3.4-mile Austin circuit

Circuit of The Americas logo Circuit of The Americas (COTA) today welcomed veteran MotoGP rider and native Texan Colin Edwards and Moto2 newcomer Josh Herrin for some chilly track laps and a question-and-answer session with journalists in advance of their 2014 season. Edwards and Herrin are two of only three U.S. riders competing in the two series this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

Circuit of The Americas™ to become exclusive home for Ducati Island promotion during 2014 MotoGP season

COTA debut comes with special MotoGP Ducati Ticket Package offer for race fans
Circuit of The Americas logo Circuit of The Americas (COTA) is thrilled to announce that Ducati has chosen the world-class sports and entertainment complex in Austin, Texas, as the exclusive location for Ducati Island during the 2014 MotoGP racing season.  Read the rest of this entry »

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