The riders were met with extremely challenging conditions at Le Mans
The upcoming Sepang test marks the first major trial for this new range of slicks developed for CRT entries
Bridgestone heads to Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit to support the first MotoGP™ group test of 2013, as the world’s largest rubber goods manufacturer begins its fifth season as the official tyre supplier to the class.
The starting grid before the race was extremely busy
The final race of the 2012 MotoGP™ season at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo was won by Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa ahead of Yamaha Factory Racing’s Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner in second and third place respectively. The lead-up to the race was dominated by the variable weather conditions that saw a late scramble among the teams to fit a set of tyres that best suited damp but drying tarmac.
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa capped off his most successful MotoGP™ season by winning an exciting flag-to-flag race at Valencia
Pedrosa started the race in pit lane after making a late decision to swap to slick tyres and his decision paid off as he went on to cross the finish line 37.661 second ahead of his nearest competitor, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Katsuyuki Nakasuga who scored his first ever MotoGP podium.
Valencia is the traditional venue for the season finale
The final race of the 2012 MotoGP™ season sees the paddock descend on Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo as the home fans get to greet their World Champion, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo after the Spaniard clinched the title at the previous round.
The Phillip Island circuit has a very high average speed and creates extreme rear tyre temperatures
Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner took his sixth consecutive victory at Phillip Island ahead of newly-crowned World Champion Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo in second place, while Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Cal Crutchlow completed the podium in third place.
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