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Mar 25

Viñales on pole after qualifying cancelled

MotoGP™ grid for the #QatarGP decided by practice times after bad weather sets in

Viñales on pole after qualifying cancelledAfter overnight rain, a storm and too much standing water on track at Losail International Circuit, the original timetable for Saturday at the #QatarGP saw some adjustments before the decision was taken by Race Direction to cancel track action for the day. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 24

Still up, once down: Viñales fastest

Top on combined despite a crash – with Iannone shooting up into second

Still up, once down Viñales fastest despite first crashMaverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) kept his top spot on the combined timesheets after FP3 at Losail International Circuit, with his Friday stunner remaining unchallenged by the grid.

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Mar 24

MotoGP™ and Sportradar stage first Integrity Session

Losail sees first meeting to keep MotoGP™ free from corruption

MotoGP™ and Sportradar stage first Integrity SessionAfter becoming the first motorsport to partner with Sportradar Integrity Services beginning for the 2017 season, Losail International Circuit saw the first “Intergrity Session” take place for the MotoGP™ paddock – just ahead of the first race of the year, the Qatar GP. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 23

MotoGP: Viñales keeps his view from the top on opening day in Losail

Grand Prix of Qatar – Top gun in preseason shoots first as action opens at the #QatarGP

Maverick VIñales (SPA) refuses to step down from the top of the timesheetsAfter Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was quickest out the box, it was a familiar scene from preseason by the end of the first track action at Losail International Circuit – Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) on top and Repsol Honda Team’s reigning Champion Marc Marquez in second, 0.596 off P1.
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Mar 23

Keep on track with MotoGP™ with the Official App

The FIM MotoGP World Championship faces of 2017

The FIM MotoGP World Championship faces of 2017Wherever you are, get the brand new Official MotoGP™ App now and enjoy the best all-inclusive tool for following the World Championship in detail. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

The countdown is over. Today is the day. Season starts now!

Pre-event Press Conference kicks off the #QatarGP

MotoGP - Crutchlow, Viñales, Rossi, Márquez, Lorenzo and Iannone all lined up in the first Official Press Conference of the seas“It’s been a long winter…” The first words of Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) in the pre-event Press Conference in Qatar are surely echoed by the MotoGP™ grid and the whole paddock. After four tests beginning in November and wrapping up earlier in March, it’s finally time to race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Dorna unites with ‘Vive la Moto’ road safety platform

‘Drive on two wheels, drive safe’ – Vive la Moto platform puts motorist safety at the heart of new initiatives

‘Drive on two wheels, drive safe’ – Vive la MotoDorna and ANESDOR – the Spanish Powered Two Wheelers Industry Association – are the first two entities to get onboard with Vive la Moto, a platform promoted by ANESDOR to work on lowering the number of victims of traffic accidents in Spain. The campaign will kick off at the Barcelona motorcycle show MOTOh! at the end of March, before being officially presented during the Gran Premio de España as MotoGP™ gets back on track at the legendary Circuito de Jerez in early May. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

WorldSBK and MotoGP™ sign five-year deal to be broadcast on OSN Mena 

World Superbike and MotoGP to be shown in over five million homes across the Middle East and Africa, from 2017-2021

WorldSBK and MotoGP™ sign five-year deal to be broadcast on OSN Mena Dorna and OSN Mena are delighted to announce an exciting new five-year television agreement, with the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship and FIM MotoGP™ World Championship set to be broadcast on OSN Sports Action 1 across the region from 2017 to 2021. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Floodlights, camera, action: MotoGP™ fires up for 2017

The first GP weekend of the year heads into the desert of Qatar

Interesting facts ahead of 2016's Final Round in Qatar - Losail International Circuit2016 was a history maker of nine different winners, Independent Team glory and another incredible Championship win for Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez – despite what had seemed like an incredible hurdle to climb as preseason came to a close.

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Mar 20

Nakagami and Fenati reign in Qatar

Moto2™ preseason finishes with Nakagami out front

Takaaki Nakagami (JPN-Kalex) topped the timesheets in Moto2On Day 1 it was rain, on Day 2 it was good running, and Day 3 ended in a sandstorm and thunder and lightning. High winds throughout the day gave way to rain and sand by the third Moto3™ session, with the final outing for Moto2™ preseason then cancelled. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Pedrosa talks rivals, pressure and 2017

A quick Q&A with the Repsol Honda rider before the paddock heads for Qatar

Pedrosa talks rivals, pressure and 2017Third at the last official test, Dani Pedrosa closed preseason with a good feeling and a positive progression – after also finishing high up the order in Australia and Malaysia. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 15

MotoGP™ highlights join Channel 5 in the UK

New deal for 2017 sees the best of MotoGP™ free-to-air across the country

MotoGP™ highlights join Channel 5 in the UKDorna Sports is delighted to announce a new free-to-air home for highlights of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship in the UK, as Channel 5 get ready to fire up new coverage for 2017. With the first Grand Prix just around the corner in Qatar, fans in the UK will now be able to watch the best of MotoGP™ every Monday following the race – with a prime-time slot assured. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 13

Marquez: “Only Maverick is quicker than the rest”

The number 93 assesses Day 3 in Qatar

http://photos.motogp.com/2017/03/12/dsc_6940_0.big.jpgMarc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) crashed three times on the final day of preseason. Taking P10 on the timesheets on the third day of the #QatarTest with a 1:54.990, the Spaniard admits some mistakes in the session – but is confident in the rhythm.

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Mar 12

Four for four: Viñales fastest at the #QatarTest

Movistar Yamaha rider heads the timesheets for the fourth test in a row – with Dovizioso close

Four for four Viñales fastest at the #QatarTestMaverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) completed his royal flush of incredible preseason form by the end of the #QatarTest, taking to the top once again on the final day of testing ahead of lights out for the GP weekend. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was the closest challenger after also having gone quickest on Day 1, with Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa completing the top three on Day 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Viñales and Rossi take back Day 2 in Losail

Movistar Yamaha top as Ducati reveal drastic “aero-fairing”

Viñales and Rossi take back Day 2 in LosailMaverick Viñales was second on the first day of the #QatarTest, but the fastest man in Valencia, Sepang and Phillip Island struck back in style to top the timesheets on Day 2 – edging Movistar Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi with a lap quicker than Andrea Dovizioso’s (Ducati Team) Friday best.

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Mar 11

VR46 “not very happy” on Day 1

Movistar Yamaha rider looking for more in the #QatarTest

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) had an up and down Day 1 of testing at Losail International Circuit, ending the first session in P7 on a 1:55.679 – half a second back on teammate Maverick Viñales – but with some positives to be found, with improvements made on corner entry. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Ducati rider rules the roost as action opens in Qatar

Dovizioso tops Day 1 in the desert

MotoGP - Andrea DoviziosoAndrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) took first blood as the third and final preseason test got underway at Losail International Circuit in Qatar, setting the fastest lap of the night and quicker than new teammate Jorge Lorenzo’s 2016 race lap record. Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) completed the top three. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Alex Marquez and Nicolo Bulega end Jerez test on top

Moto2 / Moto3 Official Test Jerez – Final

Alex Marquez and Nicolo Bulega end Jerez test on topAlex Marquez below pole lap record as testing wraps up in Jerez.  EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider below the 1:42 barrier in the first Official Moto2™ Test of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

MotoGP™ and MTV join forces in Finland for 2017

New deal with MTV to broadcast MotoGP™ races and Qualifying live across the country this season

Dorna logo Dorna and MTV Finland are delighted to announce a new deal that will see the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship broadcast live across the country throughout 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 09

Last chance saloon: can anyone top Viñales in Qatar?

The final preseason test is here, with Movistar Yamaha’s new recruit three for three in testing so far

http://photos.motogp.com/2017/03/03/img_9903_0_0.big.jpgAfter first contact at Sepang International Circuit and comparisons done at the very different Phillip Island, the final outing of the three Official Tests ahead of the 2017 season will soon be underway in Qatar, from 10th – 12th March.

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