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Oct 22

#MiracleM1r: celebrations begin for the 2017 Moto3™ World Champion

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Mir: 2017 Moto3™ World ChampionAfter an incredible year, the Majorcan takes the crown at Phillip Island. Leopard Racing’s Joan Mir is the 2017 Moto3™ World Champion, taking the crown at Phillip Island after a stunning year that his seen him take nine wins so far. 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 21

Michelin confirmed as MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Michelin confirmed as MotoGP tyre supplier until 2023Contract extension confirms the French firm will continue as official, sole tyre supplier of the premier class from 2019-2023. Dorna Sports is delighted to announce a contract extension with Michelin that will see the French marque continue as the sole, official tyre supplier to MotoGP™ until at least 2023.

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Oct 20

Close company: Aleix Espargaro heads Marquez & Dovizioso on Day 1

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

1st Independent Team RiderAprilia rider just tops the timesheets – with Marquez and Dovizioso within a tenth. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) went quickest on Day 1 of the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, mastering Phillip Island in FP2 to head the timesheets ahead of reigning Champion and points leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) – but not by much. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

“To the final corner”: fighting talk ahead of Phillip Island

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

To the final corner fighting talk ahead of Phillip IslandThe Championship, the weather, and fighting to the last corner: the Australian GP is open for business. Ahead of track action for the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, there was one last chance for something a little more out of the ordinary as some of the grid came face to face with some locals – of the furry or scaly kind.

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Oct 18

Take no prisoners: Rins & Miller break out of Old Melbourne Gaol

Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Take no prisoners Rins & Miller break out of Old Melbourne GaolPitstop in the slammer for two notorious MotoGP™ riders ahead of the Australian GP.  Ahead of the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Jack Miller (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) and Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) faced a race against time to get to Phillip Island – locked up in Old Melbourne Gaol in the capital of Victoria and looking for a way out. 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 13

Game on: Dovi rises to Marquez’ challenge at Motegi

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Game on Dovi rises to Marquez' challenge at MotegiThe two men at the top of the title fight top the timesheets on Day 1. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) ended Day 1 at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan as the fastest man on track, but the Italian was only 0.043 ahead of his nearest challenger – Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team).

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Oct 12

“Everybody will attack”: title contenders ready for Motegi

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Everybody will attack title contenders ready for MotegiA minimoto showdown prefaces the Press Conference for the Japanese GP. Ahead of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, action first got underway on Thursday with a Minimoto showdown in Mobi Park in Motegi, with Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Alvaro Bautista (Pull&Bear Aspar Team), Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Racing), Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini), Tito Rabat (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), Alex Rins and Andrea Iannone (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) teaming up with some local children and swapping their usual steeds for electric mini bikes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

Pedrosa tackles Tokyo on a mission

Motul Grand Prix of Japan

Pedrosa tackles Tokyo on a missionThe ‘Baby Samurai’ explores the streets of Tokyo in search of Kohji. With the Motul Grand Prix of Japan just days away, Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) had a surprise in store for one lucky Japanese fan named Kohji, who had taken the time to send him an inspiring fan letter for luck ahead of Round 15 of the 2017 FIM MotoGP™ World Championship.

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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 24

Dorna Sports introduces MotoGP™ live 360: OnBoard like never before

New four-camera system pioneers the future of motorsport viewing

Dorna Sports introduces MotoGP™ live 360 OnBoardLast year, Dorna Sports introduced 360 OnBoard technology for the first time. Now, the future of motorsport viewing is ready to take another step forward as MotoGP™ reveals live, OnBoard, 360 degree coverage. Stunning in concept and exhilarating to experience, this new 360 live feed can take fans on the most spectacular pillion ride in the world, on board with the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship. 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 22

Pedrosa conquers mixed conditions for P1 at Aragon

Number 26 the only man under the two minute barrier after a rain-affected and damp day

Dani Pedrosa was the only rider to go below the 2 minute mark todayDani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) is the man with a target on his back after Day 1 at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon, as the 2012 winner at the track went fastest in FP2 to top the combined timesheets on – the only man under the two minute barrier after weather affected track time for the premier class. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Marquez fastest in damp FP1

Reigning Champion quickest as Rossi gets back on track for eight laps despite the weather

Raising the stakes fearless Marquez equalises at MisanoMarc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) went quickest in FP1 at MotorLand Aragon by almost half a second, ahead of teammate Dani Pedrosa and rookie sensation Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3). With rain coming down soon after the start of the session, running was more limited – with most heading back into pitlane before the action picked up again in the latter half. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

“The battle is on fire”: MotorLand revs up for MotoGP™

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón

MotorLand revs up for MotoGP™Ahead of lights out for the first practice sessions on Friday at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon, the riders sat down for the pre-event Press Conference to talk about the title fight and the race weekend ahead – as well as the biggest headline on Thursday as Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was passed fit to try and compete in the race weekend.

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Sep 21

Rossi: “I will try to ride this weekend”

Movistar Yamaha rider will attempt to take part in the Aragon GP

After testing his fitness on a Yamaha R1 for a number of laps at Misano on Monday and Tuesday, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has decided to attempt to take part in the upcoming Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon.

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