Tag Archive: Moto2

Oct 22

This is war: Marquez wins the fight for Phillip Island

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

This is war Marquez wins the fight for Phillip IslandNumber 93 extends his lead as Dovizioso has a tough race – and Rossi wins a last lap three-way battle for second. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took his sixth win of the year in a scintillating Phillip Island showdown, breaking away from an eight-rider fight for the win in the latter stages to take to the top step. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 21

Marquez throws down the gauntlet with pole at Phillip Island

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Points leader takes it by three tenths, with Viñales and Zarco on the front row – and Dovizioso in P11. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) will be starting from pole at Phillip Island, as the reigning Champion took back the honour on his final lap after being threatened at the top by Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Motegi polesitter Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), who now join the reigning Champion on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 17

Eye of the Storm: Marquez vs Dovizioso fires up the Island

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand PrixCloser than ever, the crusade for the crown arrives at one of the most breathtaking venues in the world: Phillip Island. In the aftermath of the duel of the decade at the Twin Ring Motegi between Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and title rival Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) – which the Italian won – the dust must settle quickly in order to be kicked up once more as MotoGP™ heads for the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 15

The duel of Champions: Dovizioso vs Marquez at Motegi

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

The duel of Champions Dovizioso vs Marquez at MotegiThe two men at the top stage a historic duel in the rain-soaked Japanese GP – with everything on the line. In pouring rain at the Twin Ring Motegi, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged one of the greatest MotoGP™ duels of all time, putting everything on the line down to the final lap, and the final corner.

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Oct 11

Every move matters: Motegi starts the final stopwatch

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Motul Grand Prix of JapanAs the field arrives in Japan for the first of the flyaways, does Marquez have his rivals in perpetual check? The Twin Ring Motegi has seen many a battle fought, won and lost on its asphalt. Coming as it does at a pivotal part of the season, the Japanese GP may not have always seen the throne taken – but it has always been a protagonist in the title fight. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 25

Moto2™ and Moto3™ return to MotorLand for Official Test

Lightweight and intermediate runners back on track ahead of the flyaways

Moto2™ and Moto3™ return to MotorLand for Official TestAfter an intense battle on Sunday in Aragon, a host of Moto2™ and Moto3 riders returned to the track for a one day Official Test on Monday. Each team focused on their own agenda as the series prepare for the upcoming flyaway rounds – and started 2018 preparations in some cases. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 24

Tipping the scales: Marquez stamps his authority on Aragon

Fifth win of the year makes it advantage 93, with Rossi taking a top five despite injury – and Lorenzo on the podium

Tipping the scales Marquez stamps his authority on AragonMarc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took win number five of the season on home turf at MotorLand Aragon, picking off his rivals on the way to the front to make some serious gains as key contenders Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) finished off the podium. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) sliced through to second, and Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) made it a Spanish trio on the podium at home as he led from the front before eventually crossing the line in third –  his second podium in red. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

Viñales on pole, Rossi on the front row and a crash for Marquez

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón

Viñales on pole, Rossi on the front row and a crash for MarquezMovistar Yamahas split by Lorenzo at MotorLand after the reigning Champion slides out of contention for pole. Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has taken pole position for the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon, exactly a tenth of a second ahead of Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati Team) at the front as compatriot and key title rival Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) tumbled out of contention. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 23

MotoGP 2017/2018 test calendar released

Dates and venues for all three classes announced

2017-04-23-0029Test sessions for the 2017/2018 season have been announced, with action getting underway in Valencia in November following the season finale – and 2018 then firing up at the end of January at Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 04

Can Dovizioso double up on home turf?

Gran Premio Tribul Mastercard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

The aquamarine shores of the Adriatic are the next port of call for 2017. Throngs of tourists line the beaches and beachside towns of the Riviera di Rimini as they come to bask in the sun of the Adriatic coast, but many descend on the region for another reason entirely: Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, set back from the sea but perfectly placed to provide the best of both worlds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 24

Test of new MotoGP™ bike swap procedure

British Talent Cup riders take to the stage at Silverstone

Silverstone Pre-Event British Talent meets...British Talent!Trial of new bike swap procedure to take place following MotoGP FP2. There are some small changes to Friday’s schedule at the Octo British Grand Prix: the MotoGP™ grid will test a new bike swap procedure for flag-to-flag races at the end of their FP2 session. Moto2™ FP2 will therefore begin ten minutes later. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 21

Into the lion’s den: who will rule Britannia?

Destination: Silverstone! It’s not quite London calling but it’s sure to be another classic clash

And now for something completely different: as the dust settles on the Spielberg duel, it’s already time to gear up for Silverstone and the British GP – home to some of its own classics. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 14

Moto2™ and Moto3™ back on track at the Red Bull Ring

Post-race test for the intermediate and lightweight classes fires up in Austria

Moto2™ and Moto3™ back on track at the Red Bull RingAfter a high-calibre showdown on Sunday at the Red Bull Ring, Moto2™ and Moto3™ were back out on track on Monday for a one day Official Test.
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Jul 02

Marquez returns to reign the Sachsenring – and recovers the lead

GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Marquez returns to reign the Sachsenring - and recovers the leadReigning Champion takes eighth successive win at the Sachsenring, under pressure from a stunning rookie ride by home hero Folger. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

Marquez wins shootout for Sachsenring pole number eight

GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Márquez collects his 8th consecutive pole at the German trackThe ‘King of the Sachsenring’ takes his eighth successive pole at the venue in a washed out Q2 – with Petrucci hot on the chase.  Reigning World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has taken his eighth consecutive pole position at the Sachsenring, but it was anything but easy for the number 93 as he dueled Q1 graduate Danilo Petrucci (Octo Pramac Racing) for the honour under the Saturday afternoon rain.

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Jun 30

Dovizioso the man to beat on Day 1

GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

Dovizioso the man to beat on Day 1Championship leader fastest on Friday at the German GP. As well as leading the MotoGP™ World Championship for the first time, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) topped Day 1 at the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland to stake an early claim on the top spot this weekend after going quickest in FP1 before rain fell in the afternoon.

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Jun 27

GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland: Sachsenring, the show will go on

Marquez looks to switch a lucky number seven for a magic number eight

The 3.7km, largely left-hander Sachsenring has fast become a signature venue for reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), with the Spaniard having taken an impressive run of seven victories in a row at the track, from 125cc to MotoGP™. Is the lucky number seven? Marquez will be hoping not; looking to make it eight. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 25

Morbidelli to MotoGP™ with EG 0,0 Marc VDS

Moto2™ Championship leader announced as a graduate to the premier class in 2018

Franco Morbidelli Franco Morbidelli will step up to MotoGP in 2018 after agreeing a contract extension with EG 0,0 Marc VDS in Assen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

Ready, set, race: the curtain comes up at the ‘Cathedral’

Motul TT Assen

Fan favourite Assen to bring even more excitement This is the TT Circuit Assen – found under ‘fabled’ in the thesaurus. Beyond the fields and tree-lined lanes of the Drenthe province in the northeastern Netherlands nestles a foothold of motorcycling history, refined today into a ribbon of asphalt that winds its way around 18 corners hewn from a combination of flat-out bravery and tight apexes.

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Jun 06

Balance of power: will Viñales hold or fold on home turf?

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Circuit de Barcelona CatalunyaThe lead is bigger than ever as the grid look to tip the scales back against the Championship leader.  After the natural beauty and perfect curves of the Autodromo del Mugello, the MotoGP™ World Championship now heads for another breathtaking part of Europe – the Mediterranean city of Barcelona, on the Catalonian coast.

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