Tag Archive: Moto2

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 »

Apr 09

Four years produce four straight poles for Marquez in Texas

Marc Marquez remained undefeated at the Circuit of the Americas, securing pole position ahead of Lorenzo and Rossi

MotoGP -  Marc Marquez The MotoGP™ World Championship headed out for a titanic 15 minute Q2 session. All eyes were on Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) as he was expected to again walk the field at a track that he has made his own. The Spaniard opted for the softer option front and rear while Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR) went with the medium front option. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 02

A late crash couldn’t stop Marc Marquez from taking pole position with Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo behind him on the front row

Not even even two crashes could stop Marquez from roaring to pole

MotoGP - Not even even two crashes could stop Marquez from roaring to pole It was a dramatic FP4 session as the red flag twice came out. With 19 and a half minutes remaining, Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Yakhnich) encountered an issue with the rear of his bike at Turn 6. The Brit was able to ride his bike off the track, but debris brought out the red flag. After a brief pause the session resumed. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 28

Title leaders look to solidify their advantage in Argentina

Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina, MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™ preview

Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina A three-day test gave the MotoGP™ World Championship a chance to prepare for Qatar; in Argentina it’s straight to work for round two. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Decision of the Grand Prix Commission

FIM Grand Prix World Championship

FIM logoThe Grand Prix Commission in a meeting held on 19th. March 2016 in Losail, made the following decisions. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Dominant victory for Lorenzo under the Qatar floodlights

Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

MotoGP - Dominant victory for Lorenzo under the Qatar floodlights The 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship got off to a fiery start in Qatar as Lorenzo blitzed the field ahead of Dovizioso and Marquez
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Mar 19

Perfect start to title defence for Lorenzo with Qatar pole

Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar

MotoGP - Perfect start to title defence for Lorenzo with Qatar pole The first pole of the 2016 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship season went to World Champion Lorenzo, Marquez and Viñales completing the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Jorge Lorenzo leads as the MotoGP™ riders hit the track in Qatar

The weekend started with reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo on top under the floodlights of Losail

MotoGP - All the 2016 MotoGP riders The weekend started with Xavier Hernandez and Valentino Rossi going head to head in a football match between their respective academies. Former FC Barcelona player’s Doha based Aspire Academy and the Doctor’s VR46 Academy. Download and share the copyright-free video edit of the event by clicking here. Read the rest of this entry »

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