Tag Archive: Moto2

Jul 22

Technical report on fatal crash in practice at 2016 Catalan GP

The FIM takes note of the conclusions of the report

MotoGP™ championship remembers Luis Salom The Fédération de Motocyclisme (FIM) has received a report, drafted under the supervision of MotoGP Technical Director Mr Danny Aldridge, concerning the crash during practice at the Catalan Grand Prix in which Moto2 rider 39, Luis Salom, tragically lost his life. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Marquez wins big with tyre gamble in Germany

GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

MotoGP - Marc Márquez Even when the situation looked at its worst, Marquez produced magic to take a sensational seventh Sachsenring win. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Marquez heads to happy hunting ground as rivals scramble

Assen was anything but a predictable Grand Prix weekend, Rossi and Lorenzo certainty hoping for normality in Germany.

MotoGP logo The Dutch GP was an unforgettable weekend for a number of riders, none more so than Jack Miller (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS). He mastered the wet conditions and took a sensational first win, returning Australia to the top step of the podium for the first time since 2012. Miller is now the tenth youngest winner in the class to win and is out for more consistent results having proved he’s ‘not an idiot,’ and Honda’s faith in him was justified. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Dovizioso delivers Ducati pole at The Cathedral

Andrea Dovizioso will start from pole position as his teammate, Andrea Iannone, is scheduled to start from last but the weather means anything could happen

MotoGP - Andrea Dovizioso Both FP4 and Q1 had been littered with falls, riders approaching Q2 with a healthy amount of caution during their first laps. The rain had eased but the track was clearly still too wet for slick tyres, resulting in the first wet Qualifying session of the new Michelin era. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Iannone remains on top in Assen, ready to charge

Motul TT Assen

Andrea Iannone Clouds loomed overhead but no signs of rain during MotoGP™ FP2, Iannone showing no signs of slowing down again. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya: Rossi gets revenge in Barcelona thriller

A race full of drama saw Rossi win a thrilling battle over Marquez as Iannone takes out Lorenzo

MotoGP - Rossi gets revenge in Barcelona thriller Anticipation for the MotoGP™ World Championship race at the circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya continued to grow as the riders sat on the grid, hiding from the scorching sun beneath their umbrellas.

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Jun 04

Marquez leads front row of local heroes

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

MotoGP - Marc Márquez Marc Marquez continued to be the man to beat in Catalunya as he sprinted to his third pole of the 2016 season.

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May 23

Moto2™ and Moto3™ testing hit by rain

Rain returned to Mugello on Monday, slowing the first official post-race test of the year for the Moto2™ and Moto3™  classes

Moto2 rider Sam Lowes (GBR) and Moto3 rider Enea Bastianini joke in the rain The majority of Moto2™ World Championship riders remained in Mugello for a one-day test alongside the Moto3™ World Championship. Unfortunately the day was hit by rain, which caused the likes of Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) to head home early. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

Lorenzo wins last lap thriller as Rossi retires in “Mugiallo”

Valentino Rossi may have been unable to score, but the fans in Mugello were treated to a do or die duel between Lorenzo and Marquez

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo For the first time since 2008, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) lined up for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM in pole. The last time he started from pole in Mugello he won, having not returned to the top step of the podium since 2008. Over 100,000 people lined the hillside stands of Mugello to see if ‘The Doctor’ could win once more. But it wasn’t going to be easy with Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) right alongside him on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Resurgent Rossi sends Mugello wild with pole

The hills of Mugello exploded as Valentino Rossi took pole position for the Italian GP, holding off Viñales and Iannone in a gripping session

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi The last eight races have seen the pole setter go on to take victory, the stat looming in the back of all the MotoGP™ riders’ minds as they headed out for Q2.

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May 19

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd announce the signing of Maverick Viñales to ride for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for 2017 and 2018

Yamaha confirm Maverick Viñales for 2017 and 2018 season

 Yamaha confirm Maverick Viñales for 2017 and 2018 seasonViñales, who is presently fifth in the MotoGP™ Championship standings, will partner nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, whose contract renewal was already announced in March this year.

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May 16

Lorenzo leads as Rossi looks to reclaim his home

Mugello is a favourite circuit of almost every rider

MotoGP logo It’s still anyone’s championship after a dramatic weekend in France, the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM is set for another fiery race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Lorenzo produces perfection in crash filled French GP

Jorge Lorenzo ran away with the French GP, taking a flag-to-flag victory as former championship leader Marc Marquez fell

MotoGP - Lorenzo produces perfection in crash filled French GP Rossi and Viñales joining him on the podium. Tension hung in the air ahead of the 28-lap Monster Energy Grand Prix de France as riders in the MotoGP™ World Championship sat patiently on the grid. Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) had pole ahead of championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and potential podium challenger Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team). Gusts of wind blew across the track as they departed for the Warm Up lap. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Lorenzo destroys record on his way to first Le Mans MotoGP pole

Having never stepped outside the top two all weekend, Jorge Lorenzo set a new pole record ahead of Marquez and Iannone

MotoGP - Lorenzo destroys record on his way to first Le Mans MotoGP pole The atmosphere in Le Mans was tense as the MotoGP™ World Championship headed out of the pits, the packed stands cheering as the riders filtered out. Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was immediately on the pace, his first flying lap already the fastest time of the weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 02

No clear favourite in ever tightening MotoGP™ championship

Valentino Rossi may have been untouchable in Jerez, but the MotoGP™ Championship is building towards an all out brawl

MotoGP logo Heading into the Spanish GP, riders in the MotoGP™ World Championship were playing catch up to Marc Marquez. The Repsol Honda rider had vanished into the distance at the Circuit of the Americas and everyone was left wondering if he’d do the same at home in Jerez.

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Apr 25

Moto2™ and ExternPro rack up 1 million kilometres

“We’re pleased to have reached this milestone in the Moto2™”

Moto2™ and ExternPro rack up 1 million kilometres Moto2™ engine supplier ExternPro celebrates an important milestone in its partnership with the World Championship, having now racked up over 1 million kilometres following the race in Austin

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Apr 24

Moto2: Sam Lowes takes first win of 2016 with perfect Spanish GP

Folger and Rins joining him on the podium

Lowes takes first win of 2016 with perfect Spanish GPHe may have had to fight in the opening laps, but once Lowes was ahead he was untouchable.

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Apr 23

Rossi wins explosive fight for 52nd premier class pole position

Gran Premio Red Bull de España

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi Valentino Rossi banished his Qualifying demons to secure pole position in Jerez, besting Lorenzo and Marquez. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 18

Marquez arrives on top as Lorenzo prepares to dress in red

Gran Premio Red Bull de España

Lorenzo set to take on new challenge with DucatiTwo wins in three races have Marc Marquez sitting pretty at the top of the MotoGP™ World Championship as Jorge Lorenzo announces his signing with Ducati for 2017 and 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Marc Marquez took little notice of a number of falls behind, cruising to a fourth win in Texas ahead of Lorenzo and Iannone

Marquez marches to fourth Austin win as big names fall

MotoGP - Marc Marquez marches to fourth Austin win as big names fall All eyes were on Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) as the MotoGP™ World Championship lined up at the head the grid for the Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas. The Spaniard went into the race with a perfect record on America soil; winning every MotoGP™ race he had started in the United States. While Marquez was quietly confident, there were a number of riders who were looking to return to the front once more. Read the rest of this entry »

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