Tag Archive: Moto2

Dec 14

French oil company TOTAL will become the exclusive fuel supplier to the Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes in 2016

TOTAL become exclusive fuel supplier of Moto2™ and Moto3™

Total logo Founded in 1924, Total has been involved in motorsport for several years working in various car racing world championships. Total is a global integrated energy producer and provider, a leading international oil and gas company with 100,000 employees.

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Mar 26

Dunlop launch new overtaking league in Moto2™ and Moto3™

Will focus on the battles that take place throughout the field

The FIM Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championships are globally renowned as the showcase for the best young motorcycle racing talent. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Moto2™ & Moto3™ field return to Jerez for final test

The Moto2™ and Moto3™ teams and riders return to Jerez for their final preseason test of the 2015 season.

Action returns to the Jerez circuit less than a month since the previous test at the same circuit for the two supporting classes in the MotoGP™ World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Fernandes sells Caterham GP2 team

Fernandes has completed his exit from top open-wheeler racing by selling his Caterham-branded GP2 team.

EQ8 Caterham Racing logo The Malaysian entrepreneur sold his Leafield-based F1 team to a mysterious group of Swiss-Middle Eastern investors, led by Colin Kolles, earlier this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 30

Caterham needs ‘help’ amid speculation – Kobayashi

Kamui Kobayashi is trying to keep his mind off Twitter and on the job of improving Caterham’s flagging fortunes.

IMG_5973 It appears the green-coloured team has lost the support of its founder Tony Fernandes, who closed down his Twitter account late last week with the alarming news that “F1 hasn’t worked”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 13

Caterham could be missing in Austria – rumour

Caterham’s F1 foray could be coming to an immediate halt, if the latest rumours are to be believed.

IMG_0783 A couple of weeks ago, team owner Tony Fernandes – who has been notably absent from the F1 paddock in 2014 – denied reports he has put the team up for sale. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

U.S. MotoGP and Moto2 riders preview their 2014 season during Q&A at COTA

Moto2 rookie Josh Herrin braves chilly temps to try out 3.4-mile Austin circuit

Circuit of The Americas logo Circuit of The Americas (COTA) today welcomed veteran MotoGP rider and native Texan Colin Edwards and Moto2 newcomer Josh Herrin for some chilly track laps and a question-and-answer session with journalists in advance of their 2014 season. Edwards and Herrin are two of only three U.S. riders competing in the two series this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Macdonald takes the wheel as Caterham Group CEO

Caterham Group is a rapidly-expanding and ambitious company

2013-02-19 - Team Caterham - Cyril Abiteboul, David Cameron, Graham MacDonald, Tony Fernandes and Will Barton at Leafield Techni Graham Macdonald has been appointed as the new CEO of the Caterham Group of companies, with overall responsibility for all arms of the business.

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Nov 02

Webber calls for better drug testing in F1

Mark Webber has called on F1’s governing body to step up its drug testing, after a motorcycle racer was banned.

2012-10-14 - Red Bull Racing - Korea - Mark Webber (3)2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Silverstone - Mark WebberFellow Australian Anthony West, who races in the second-tier Moto2 category, was on Thursday banned for a month after testing positive for the stimulant Methylhexaneamine, the AAP news agency reports. Red Bull driver Webber welcomed motorcycling’s push to ensure the sport is drug-free, and called on the FIA to follow suit, in order to ensure “clarity”. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

Red Bull clips Webber and Vettel’s wings

Red Bull has clipped Mark Webber’s wings as the Australian attends his regular outdoor adventure challenge in Tasmania this week.

2011-11-26 - Red Bull Racing - Brazil - Mark Webber (4)The event has not been run since 2008, when the now 35-year-old badly broke his leg on a mountain biking descent. It has returned for 2011, but the local Mercury newspaper reports: “Webber was grounded (on Wednesday) by a climb deemed too dangerous for the formula one star to tackle”.

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Nov 30

Red Bull says ‘no’ to Vettel motorcycle swap

Red Bull has banned Sebastian Vettel from taking part in a demonstration ‘swap’ with fellow German and new Moto2 champion Stefan Bradl.

2011-10-29 - Red Bull Racing - India - Sebastian Vettel (6)2011-10-19 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel (6)“I would gladly try a formula one single seater,” 22-year-old rider Bradl is quoted by La Gazzetta dello Sport, “and Sebastian could get on my bike. “Yes, the change would be harder for him than for me.”

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Nov 27

Randy de Puniet to MotoGP Aspar Team in 2012

The Aspar Team is expanding their MotoGP effort next season to two bikes

Randy de Puniet  2011-09-16Scott ReddingRandy de Puniet and Aleix Espargaró piloting the Aprilia powered CRT machines.The Aspar Team has joined the list of teams to compete the 2012 season with CRT (Claiming Rules Team) bikes. In addition, the team will have two riders, Randy de Puniet and Aleix Espargaró. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Third successive win for Márquez

Ahead of local star Stefan Bradl

Marc Marquez 2011-02-13Moto2Marc Márquez took his third consecutive win at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland Moto2 race, ahead of local star Stefan Bradl, and Alex de Angelis in third. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Jerez Moto2 test times – Sunday

Moto2 lap times from the third and final day of testing at Jerez

Moto2Stefan Bradl The test was the first with the official 2011 Honda Moto2 engines and the last test before the new racing season begins in Qatar on March 20. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 06

Jerez Moto2 test times – Saturday

Moto2 lap times from the second day of testing at Jerez

Simone Corsi 2011-03-05Moto2The three-day test is the first with the official 2011 Honda Moto2 engines and the last test before the new racing season begins in Qatar on March 20. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Friday morning practice returns for 2011

It will be a 45 minute session

MotoGPAragon motogp jpgFriday morning practice is reinstated for the 2011 MotoGP season, though it will now be a 45 minute session. As expected, the FIM has formally confirmed that Friday morning practice will return to the MotoGP schedule for the 2011 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 11

Europe’s extreme winter could affect F1 testing

Bahrain has already emerged as a possible alternate venue

There is a chance bad weather will affect the forthcoming 15 scheduled days of pre-season formula one testing. Europe is in the grip of an extreme winter, which is affecting even the usually more temperate Spain, where heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures are being recorded. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 20

MOTOGP: Moto2 confirmed as single engine

2010 debut scheduled

The FIM has confirmed that the new Moto2 class, which will replace the 250cc World Championship, is to have a single engine supplier. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 13

MotoGP: Specifications for ‘Moto2’ revealed

The foundation for the new Moto2 Championship is revealed ahead of 2011

MotoGP has unveiled the technical specifications for the new ‘Moto2′ Championship, which will replace the 250cc Class from 2011. Read the rest of this entry »