Bridgestone MotoGP Round 18 preview
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Extremely hot and humid temperatures over the race weekend created trying conditions for the riders
In sweltering conditions at Malaysia’s Sepang Circuit last Sunday, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won his twelfth race of the 2014 season ahead of the determined Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second and third place respectively.
“We will introduce a brand new tyre allocation for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix”
The Aragon race weekend started with cool, yet sunny conditions, before rainy periods occurred on Sunday.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo secured his first win of the 2014 MotoGP™ season in a chaotic Aragon Grand Prix which started dry, yet finished in soaking wet conditions after a heavy downpour late in the race.
The warmer weather created good conditions for Marquez and Lorenzo to set a fierce pace at the front of the field
There was a MotoGP group test at Brno on Monday
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.
Round 11: Czech Republic Grand Prix – Free Practice 1&2
Repsol 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.