Tag Archive: Danny Webb

Nov 11

Pedrosa wins exciting season finale at Valencia

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa capped off his most successful MotoGP™ season by winning an exciting flag-to-flag race at Valencia

MotoGP - 2012 Valencia MotoGP Race Winner Dani PedrosaMotoGP logoPedrosa 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Stoner makes it six in a row at Phillip Island

Round 17: Australian Grand Prix – Race

MotoGP - 2012 Phillip Island MotoGP Race Winner Casey StonerMotoGP - 2012 MotoGP World Champion Jorge LorenzoRepsol Honda’s Casey Stoner took his sixth consecutive victory at Phillip Island in a dominating display as Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo claimed the 2012™ MotoGP championship after finishing second in the Australian Grand Prix.

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Oct 14

Pedrosa tops all-Spanish podium at Motegi

Round 15: Japanese Grand Prix – Race

MotoGP logoMotoGP - 2012 Motegi MotoGP Race Winner Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa continued his imperious form in the MotoGP™ World Championship by setting a new circuit lap record on course to claiming his fifth victory of the season.

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Oct 09

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Race Preview – Round 15: Motegi, Japan

At approximately 4.8 kilometres in length Motegi is characterised by four straights that create numerous heavy braking and acceleration zones.

MotoGP logoTwin Ring Motegi logoRound fifteen of the 2012 MotoGP™ season takes place at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit for one of the most important contests of the year, as the strong Japanese presence in the paddock – including Bridgestone – celebrate their home Grand Prix as the championship battle enters a critical phase.

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Sep 30

Peerless Pedrosa wins at Aragon

Round 14: Aragon Grand Prix – Race

Motorland Aragon logoMotoGP - 2012 Aragon MotoGP Race Winner Dani PedrosaRepsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa dominated the Aragon Grand Prix today to clinch his fourth win of the season and breathe life back into the championship fight.

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Sep 25

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Race Preview – Round 14: Aragon, Aragon

Aragon was added to the MotoGP™ calendar in 2010

MotoGP logoMotorland Aragon logoThe next stop on the MotoGP™ calendar is Motorland Aragon; a varied circuit whose smooth tarmac, susceptibility to cool conditions, and combination of slower and faster sections presents a significant challenge for race tyre development.

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Sep 16

Lorenzo leads from start to finish for Misano victory

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix – Race

MotoGP logoMotoGP - 2012 Misano MotoGP Race Winner Jorge LorenzoYamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo scored a dominant victory in a dramatic San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix today ahead of Ducati’s Valentino Rossi and San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Biaggi and Melandri share the wins again at MotorLand

Biaggi now has 20 career wins to his credit, Melandri seven.

WSBK - Sunday_Staring_finishWSBK - Sunday_Lowes_actionLike last year Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) scored a win apiece in the eni FIM Superbike World Championship round today, after two classic races unfolded during each 20-lap contest.

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Jun 30

Stoner soars to victory at Assen

Round 7: Dutch TT – Race

MotoGP - Casey Stoner 2012 Assen MotoGP Race WinnerMotoGP - Danny Webb - Mahindra RacingCasey Stoner capped off an impressive weekend for the Repsol Honda team to take his third win of the season ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa at today’s Dutch TT at Assen.

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Jun 30

Super six Tissot-Superpole wins for record breaker Sykes

“I took a bit of warming up to be honest­” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - Saturday_Tissot_Riders_SuperpoleWSBK - Saturday_Sykes_actionTom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) blasted the previous track best at MotorLand Aragon to record a time of 1 minute 56.552 seconds in Tissot-Superpole, earning his sixth pole position of the season. His new best time was over a second better than the best lap from 2011, a huge margin even at a relatively long circuit like MotorLand Aragon.

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Jun 29

Melandri the top man on the opening day

Qualifying session of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship weekend at MotorLand Aragon in Spain

WSBK - Aragon_Melandri_actionWSBK - Aragon_Biaggi_actionMarco Melandri (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) took the fastest time in the first qualifying session of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship weekend at MotorLand Aragon in Spain. He overtook this morning’s free practice fastest man Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) who finished up second, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) third. Eugene Laverty, Biaggi’s team-mate, was fourth quickest with an improving Leon Haslam (BMW Motorrad Motorsport) fifth.

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Jun 26

Biaggi aiming for MotorLand Aragon breakaway

Mahindra gears up for Assen

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo whiteMotorland Aragon logoThe eni FIM Superbike World Championship came away from its mid-season point at Misano Adriatico with a double win for Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and now arrives in Spain for the start of the second half: seven rounds and 14 races still remain in the run-in for the 2012 world title battle.

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Jun 25

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 7 preview (updated)

MotoGP™  Assen, Netherlands race preview

TT-Assen logoMotoGP logoRound seven of the 2012 MotoGP™ World Championship, the Dutch TT takes place at the historic Assen circuit which despite having one of the shortest straights of any circuit in the series, has the second fastest average speed.

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Jun 17

Relentless Lorenzo rules British Grand Prix at Silverstone

Round 6: British MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Silverstone MotoGP Race Winner on podiumMotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Silverstone MotoGP Race WinnerYamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo put in a masterful display at Silverstone to win the British Grand Prix for his third consecutive MotoGP™ victory.

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Jun 16

Brilliant Bautista takes first ever MotoGP™ pole at Silverstone

Round 6: British MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice

MotoGP - Ben Spies 2012 Silverstone MotoGP QPMotoGP - Alvaro Bautista 2012 Silverstone MotoGP QPAlvaro Bautista will start on pole position for the first time ever in a MotoGP™ race after the San Carlo Honda Gresini rider set a time of 2:03.303 in an action packed qualifying session at Silverstone.

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Jun 12

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Race Preview – Round 6: Silverstone, Great Britain

Silverstone is fast and susceptible to cold weather making it one of the most challenging circuits on the calendar in terms of tyre development.

20111016 (12)MotoGP logoThe high-speed sections of the circuit require good tyre stability for cornering and braking, while the generally chilly conditions make excellent warm-up performance a necessity.

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Jun 03

Lorenzo wins Spanish duel in Catalunya

Round 5: Catalunya MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP logoMotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo 2012 Catalunya MotoGP Race WinnerYamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo extended his championship lead after emerging victorious from an exciting duel with Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa.

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May 20

Dominant Lorenzo takes victory in wet French Grand Prix

Round 4: French MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - 2012 Le Mans MotoGP Race Winner Jorge Lorenzo on podiumMotoGP - 2012 Le Mans MotoGP Race Winner Jorge Lorenzo.Jorge Lorenzo was unstoppable on the Yamaha Factory Racing M1 today as he dominated in a wet French MotoGP™ to claim his second win of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Jerez MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Round 2: Spanish MotoGP™ – Post-race debrief

MotoGP - Race winner Casey Stoner leads Jorge LorenzoMotoGP logoRound two of the 2012 MotoGP™ season produced a thrilling encounter at the Circuito de Jerez with the unsettled weather conditions not dampening the spirits of the huge crowd that gathered to cheer on the first European race of the season.

 

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Apr 29

Superb Stoner seizes first Jerez victory

Round 2: Spanish MotoGP™ – Race 

MotoGP - 2012 Jerez MotoGP Race Winner Casey StonerMotoGP logoRepsol Honda’s Casey Stoner scored his first MotoGP™ victory at Jerez after fending off Factory Yamaha Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo in a closely contested Spanish GP.

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Nov 06

Stunning victory snatched at the finish line in Spain

Round 18: Valencia GP – Race

MotoGP - Casey Stoner, Repsol Honda Team, took his tenth victory of the season at ValenciaMotoGP - Casey Stoner leads Ben Spies at the season finale in ValenciaThe final race of the season was an action-packed thriller, filled with the uncertainty of spots of rain that fell almost for the duration of the 30 laps, getting harder at times and challenging riders and tyres alike, leaving them guessing at grip level corner by corner. Every rider used the softer option rear slicks, and most switched to the softer fronts on the grid, leaving only Casey Stoner, Ben Spies, Cal Crutchlow and Karel Abraham on the harder option.

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Oct 20

Mahindra Racing Malaysian Grand Prix preview

Mahindra aims for one better in Sepang Malaysia

SBK - Mahindra - Danny WebbSBK - Mahindra - Marcel SchroetterFresh from the team’s best double result in its first year of GP racing, Mahindra riders Danny Webb and Marcel Schrötter relished swapping the biting cold of Australia’s Phillip Island for the sultry tropical heat of Malaysia for the penultimate round of the World Championship.

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Oct 02

More points for Mahindra at Motegi

 Japanese Grand Prix, Motegi – Race Report
 
Mahindra Racing logoMotoGP - Estoril - Mahindra - Danny WebbMahindra rider Marcel Schrötter finished in the points again at Motegi, with 12th place adding to his personal tally and reinforcing the team’s third place in the manufacturers’ championship as the end of the season approaches. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 27

Bridgestone MotoGP Japan preview

Round 15: Japan 

MotoGP logoTwin Ring Motegi logoThe MotoGP circus travels to Japan on 2 October for round 15 of the championship at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit near Mito and Utsunomiya, just a few hours’ drive from the Tokyo headquarters of Bridgestone Corporation. The original date was set for 24 April but the natural disasters and subsequent crisis in Japan forced the postponement so the event now lies one week before an overseas back-to-back pair of races on Australia and Malaysia.

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Sep 17

Another new pole record falls to Stoner in Aragon

Round 14: Aragon GP – Qualifying

MotoGP - Aragon - Repsol Honda Team - Casey StonerMotoGP - Aragon - Repsol Honda Team - Dani PedrosaThe fifth new pole position record of the season fell today, again at the hands of Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner who in doing so secured his 30th pole position start on Bridgestone tyres for tomorrow’s Aragon GP.

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Sep 03

New Misano pole position record for Stoner, on race tyres

Round 13: San Marino GP – Qualifying

MotoGP - San Marino - Yamaha Factory Racing - Jorge LorenzoMotoGP - San Marino - Repsol Honda Team - Casey StonerCasey Stoner secured his eighth pole position of the season in Misano today, and in doing so set a new circuit pole position record. The old record was set by the Australian in 2008 in the era of tyre competition on Bridgestone’s high-grip qualifying tyres, but now in the Official Tyre Supplier era there are no qualifying tyres meaning that Stoner’s new record was set on race rubber.

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Aug 28

Stoner victorious at Indy as tyre management proves crucial

Round 12: Indianapolis GP – Race

MotoGP - Indianapolis - Stoner - PedrosaMotoGP - Indianapolis - Repsol Honda Team - Casey StonerIn particularly tricky conditions because of the high temperature and the new tarmac at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Casey Stoner and the Repsol Honda Team delivered a masterclass in consistency and tyre management to romp to a comfortable victory. It’s the Australian’s seventh of the season and his third in succession, extending his championship lead to 44 points with six races remaining.

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Aug 23

Bridgestone MotoGP Round 12, Indianapolis preview

The inaugural Indianapolis Grand Prix was only held in 2008

MotoGP logoIndy 500MotoGP - Mahindra Racing - Danny WebbMotoGP travels to the United States of America for the second time this season for the Indianapolis Grand Prix on 28 August, round 12 of the 18-race series. 

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Jul 17

Pedrosa victorious with new lap record on harder slicks

Round 9: German GP – Race

MotoGP - Germany - Repsol Honda Team - Dani PedrosaMotoGP - Germany - Repsol Honda Team - Dani Pedrosa podiumRepsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa took a close-fought victory in Germany today from second grid, setting a new lap record and a new total race time record to open an eventual winning margin of 1.477seconds.

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Jun 20

Bridgestone MotoGP round 7 preview

Netherlands, TT Assen preview

MotoGP logoTT-Assen logoRound seven of the MotoGP World Championship takes the paddock to the historic Assen circuit for the Dutch TT, one of the longest-standing races on the calendar and a race with great history in motorcycle racing. The 81st TT Assen weekend takes place on Saturday 25 June, and marks the 62nd time the race had appeared on the Grand Prix calendar having been included every year since 1949. Read the rest of this entry »

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