Tag Archive: Misano

Sep 14

Rossi revels in Italian renaissance after remarkable Misano victory

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP race winner Valentino Rossi had the Italian fans rejoicing at Misano after the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP star won his first race of the season in an intriguing San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix.

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Sep 13

Lorenzo launches himself to first pole position of the year at Misano

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP QP2 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo emphatically displayed his intent to win a fourth consecutive San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix by securing his first pole position of the season at Misano today, and consequently his first ever premier-class pole position at the Italian circuit.
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Sep 12

Dovizioso reigns on wet and wild first day at Misano

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2

Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP FP2 Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso led the field on a challenging opening day to the San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix race weekend, the Italian rider’s lap time of 1’49.195 in a wet Free Practice 2 helping to warm the hearts of the Italian fans on a damp day at Misano. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 09

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Misano preview

MotoGP™ round 13 preview

MotoGP logo Round thirteen of the 2014 MotoGP™ season is the San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix taking place at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, which is traditionally the second of the two Grands Prix held on the Italian peninsula each year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 13

Sykes wins a hectic Race 2 at Laguna Seca

“The aim was to win the race” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - Laguna Seca - Tom Sykes Day 3 The second WSBK race at Laguna Seca was as hot on track as the air temperature as after two red flags and restarts, Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) came out victorious in the 7 lap sprint race that put an end to the ninth round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, which saw a total 49,408 attendants during the three days.

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Jul 13

Melandri heads Aprilia one-two in first race

The Italian rider adds another victory to his tally of 16 WSBK race wins

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black After 25 thrilling laps, Marco Melandri (Aprilia Racing Team) has won the opening race of the day at Laguna Seca.

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Jul 12

Sykes raises the bar with pole position and new best lap

“It was a really exciting Superpole” – Tom Sykes

WSBK - Tissot-Superpole top-3 The Tissot-Superpole ahead of tomorrow’s two WSBK races has been won by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a blistering lap in hot and sunny weather at the Laguna Seca circuit in California.

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Jun 19

WSBK riders start Misano weekend racing in the sea

The on track action for the seventh round will start tomorrow with the first free practice sessions for all classes.

WSBK - Corti Media Event A selection of eni FIM Superbike World Championship riders were involved today in an unusual type of race, when they jumped on pedalos (paddle boats) to challenge each other at the public beach in Misano, during the Media Event organised for the seventh round of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 17

Misano welcomes back World Superbike for Round 7

The Italian track made its debut on the WSBK calendar back in 1991

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black After a one year absence, the eni FIM Superbike World Championship returns to the Misano World Circuit “Marco Simoncelli”, for the seventh round of the 2014 season.

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Feb 14

Renault plays down early season crisis

Renault on Friday played down the seriousness of its early season engine crisis.

2013-06-21 - Renault Sport F1 - Energy F1-2014 (8) After Renault-powered teams struggled for laps at the Jerez test recently, former F1 team boss Gian Carlo Minardi this week repeated rumours world champions Red Bull may be looking for a new supplier of turbo V6 engines. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 13

More Renault trouble for Toro Rosso at Misano

It seems Renault is yet to solve all its troubles with the new turbo V6 ‘power unit’.

2014-01-27 - Scuderia Toro Rosso - Daniil Kvyat_2 After a disastrous Jerez test for the French engine supplier and its partners – notably world champions Red Bull – Renault appeared to have taken a step forward when it emerged the new Lotus had run almost trouble-free during its more recent track debut. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

‘Embarrassing’ start to F1’s brave new era

“Why do we always make everything more complicated?”

2014-01-28 - Caterham F1 Team - CT05 launch 01Roger Benoit, one of the longest serving F1 correspondents in the paddock, said Tuesday’s events at Jerez were “embarrassing”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 27

Sauber never considered quitting, team sale

The Hinwil based team ‘launched’ its 2014 car, the C33

2014-01-26 - Sauber F1 Team - Sauber C33-Ferrari 01Boss Monisha Kaltenborn dismissed two pressing questions about Sauber’s health and future in the simplest possible way. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Three 2014 cars on track on Friday

Three all-new, V6-powered formula one cars were in action on Friday.

2014-01-24 - McLaren Mercedes MP4-29 4One of them can even be heard, after Mercedes released audio of Nico Rosberg speeding past at the wheel of the unlaunched W05 for a ‘filming day’ at Silverstone. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 11

Kvyat qualifies for F1 super licence

Daniil Kvyat has qualified for his F1 super licence.

GP3 - Daniil Kvyat 2013 GP3 Series ChampionEnergy drink company Red Bull has named the Russian teenager as Daniel Ricciardo’s successor at Toro Rosso for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

San Marino MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Many riders complained about the condition of the tarmac at Misano this year.

MotoGP - Yamaha Factory Racings Jorge Lorenzo in Misano pit laneJorge Lorenzo claimed his third consecutive MotoGP™ victory at Misano after the Yamaha Factory Racing star won the San Marino Grand Prix ahead of the Repsol Honda duo of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa who finished in second and third place respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 14

New lap record set as Marquez dominates Misano qualifying

Round 13: San Marino MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice 

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - San Marino MotoGP QPRepsol Honda’s Marc Marquez resumed the dominant form he showed in yesterday’s practice sessions to smash the qualifying lap record on his way to pole position at Misano. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Marquez on the mark in Misano Friday practice

Round 13: San Marino MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - San Marino MotoGP FP2Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez continues to impress after posting the fastest time in practice for the San Marino Grand Prix today, the young Spaniard setting a time of 1’34.200 under sunny skies at Misano. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 13 preview

Misano preview

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol HondaRound thirteen of the 2013 MotoGP™ season sees the series return to Italy, with this weekend’s San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix taking place at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli as the fight for the championship intensifies. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 19

Misano MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Conditions this year at Misano varied considerably over the race weekend

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo leads the 2012 San Marino and Rimini Grand PrixMotoGP - Bridgestone engineer and Repsol Honda's Jonathan ReaThis year’s San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix was won by Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo who continued his excellent record at a circuit where he has never finished off the podium in his MotoGP™ career.

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