Tag Archive: Moto2

Nov 17

Nakagami and Di Giannantonio fastest as testing begins for 2017

Idemitsu Honda Team Asia and Gresini Racing Moto3 riders fastest as action opens

MotoGP logo Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) went fastest over a two day Moto2™ and Moto3™ test at the Circuito de Jerez, as many traveled from the Valencia GP to begin preparations for next season in the south of Spain. Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) was second fastest, only 0.022 behind Nakagami’s quickest lap. The two riders also went fastest on day one. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 15

TOTAL renews as exclusive fuel supplier of Moto2™ and Moto3™

French oil company remain the exclusive fuel supplier to the Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes for another 3 years

TOTAL renews as exclusive fuel supplier of Moto2™ and Moto3™ Total are to stay on board with the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship as official fuel supplier to Moto2™ and Moto3™ for another three years, until 2019. Founded in 1924, the company is a global integrated energy producer and provider, and in 2016 has supplied fuel to both the Moto2™ and Moto3™ FIM World Championships: an important challenge set to continue for three more seasons.

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Nov 13

Signature sign off: Lorenzo’s final masterpiece in blue

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

Signature sign off Lorenzo's final masterpiece in blue In his 250th Grand Prix start, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo said goodbye to that title in stunning style, as the ‘Spartan’ took a lights-to-flag signature victory in his final appearance in blue.

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Nov 12

Last tango in Valencia: Lorenzo demolishes the lap record

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo The ‘Spartan’ starts his last dance in blue from an imperious pole position.  Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) decimated his previous Best Lap during qualifying at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana, set last season, as the Yamaha rider blasted straight into the 1:29s before eventually taking six tenths off his 2015 best by the end of the session.

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Nov 07

Last call: can Valencia provide that perfect ten?

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana The Circuit Ricardo Tormo awaits, with a new era beckoning around the corner. The 2016 MotoGP™ season finale already has its place in history secure. The curtain call for a new era as half the grid move teams, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing make their debut, and the history-making 2016 season draws to a close, the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana is primed for another incredible end-of-season party.

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Oct 30

#DoviOnCloud9: Dovizioso storms Sepang as ninth winner of 2016

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MotoGP - Valentino Rossi The unbelievable becomes the reality once again this season as ‘DesmoDovi’ emerges from the spray to be crowned the ninth winner. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

The history maker: Zarco’s journey to Moto2™ crown number two

Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix

Moto2 - Johann Zarco Ajo Motorsport rider becomes the first to defend the Moto2™ Championship and the first Frenchman to win more than one title in Grand Prix racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

‘DesmoDovi’ reigns wet Sepang for pole number 2 of 2016

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MotoGP - Andrea Dovizioso Rossi and Lorenzo complete the front row as Crutchlow salvages impressive P5 in a washed out Q2.  Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) took a stunning pole position at Sepang International Circuit, as the Italian veteran sliced half a second off the time at the top and remained unthreatened. Compatriot Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) took P2 on his final lap, just edging out teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 28

Marquez sits out FP2 but remains Friday’s fastest

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MotoGP - Sepang International Circuit - Marc Marquez 2016 MotoGP™ World Champion heads the timesheets despite illness as rain falls in the afternoon. The first practice session of the day for Moto3™ saw damp patches of the newly-resurfaced Sepang International Circuit hamper early laptimes, before the moisture dried off and times began to fall.

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Oct 25

Sepang: pushing the limits of man and machine

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SBK Motul logo black A new track surface and a new World Champion – but the same spectacular venue. Sepang International Circuit is a world-leading facility. With the main grandstand sandwiched between the main and back straights, fans are bombarded with the sound of MotoGP™ from two sides as the riders hit some spectacular speeds.

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Oct 22

High and dry: Marquez’ perfect pole gamble

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

MotoGP - Marc Márquez Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has taken pole position at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, as the new World Champion chose the perfect moment to head out in the changeable conditions on full slick tyres. Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) starts from P2 after graduating from Q1, with Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) completing the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Liqui Moly renews with Dorna Sports until 2020

Exclusive Lubricant Supplier to continue to partner FIM MotoGP™ World Championship for three more years

SBK Motul logo black German lubricant giant Liqui Moly and the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship are set to continue their successful partnership after renewing their current contract to the end of 2020. Previously set to expire in 2017, the renewal sees Liqui Moly remain the Exclusive Lubricant Supplier to Moto2™ and Moto3™ for another three years, and the brand will retain it’s trackside presence on advertising hoardings throughout the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

MotoGP: Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Gamble or hold, Marquez’ first match point in Motegi

Points leader faces his first chance at the title – and has another shot at taking his first win at the home of Honda

MotoGP Motul Grand Prix of Japan The Twin Ring Motegi has made a legend for itself since its construction in 1997. Built by Honda as a test facility, MotoGP™ touched down on the circuit for the first time at the turn of the millennium and the first part of what has now become a multi-chapter action adventure was written.

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Sep 25

Marquez reigns MotorLand as the shark bites back

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón

MotoGP - Marc Marquez Repsol Honda Team Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has taken a stunning win at MotorLand Aragon to extend his championship lead ahead of the flyways, with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi dueling it out to complete the podium.

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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

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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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