Tag Archive: Moto2

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 »

Mar 13

Lowes and Antonelli up the pace on final day of testing

Lap times tumbled in the desert as riders in the junior class pushed for headline grabbing laps before the 2016 season

WSBK - Sam Lowes Work continued for the Moto2™ World Championship on their third and final day of testing in Qatar ahead of the opening round of 2016. Several riders saved themselves and their bikes for the final two sessions of the day, conditions less than ideal during their first potential stint on track. Many of the same names remained towards the top of the timing screens as several riders are emerging as favourites for the upcoming Qatar GP, if not the season as a whole. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 12

Luthi and Loi lead as winglets appear in Qatar

A second day of testing saw many riders confirm their positions at the top while others made technical advancements

WSBK - Moto 2 - Tom Luthi It was another productive day of testing for the Moto2™ World Championship at the Losail Circuit Sports Club. Many riders were hesitant to head out in the first session, waiting for conditions closer to race day on Sunday the 20th of March. This saw only 11 riders head out for the first session of the day. Unfortunately this did not include Axel Pons (AGR Team) who decided to sit out the second day of testing due to injury. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Three days of testing greet lightweight classes in Qatar

Moto2/Moto3 Official Test Qatar Preview

Lozail Qatar Test Night One final test awaits in Qatar for the Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championships, riders look to consolidate their performance. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 04

Axel Pons and Romano Fenati led the way as their first official test of the year finishes in Jerez, times tight in both classes

Moto2 and Moto3 riders fly at Jerez test

Moto2 and Moto3 riders fly at Jerez test Heavy fog during the morning session on Friday saw only Efren Vazquez (JPMoto Malaysia) venture out on track, the Spanish rider not setting a lap time. The second session saw the sun return, Moto2™ riders able to continue their testing work.

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Mar 01

Preparations in full swing for Moto2 and Moto3

The Jerez test from the second to fourth of March will be the first official outing for all teams

MotoGP logo Jerez will host the first official test for the Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championship riders of 2016 as the MotoGP™ riders head to Qatar. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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