Tag Archive: MotoGP World Championship

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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Jun 06

Balance of power: will Viñales hold or fold on home turf?

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

2014-05-09 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Spain - Circuit de Barcelona CatalunyaThe lead is bigger than ever as the grid look to tip the scales back against the Championship leader.  After the natural beauty and perfect curves of the Autodromo del Mugello, the MotoGP™ World Championship now heads for another breathtaking part of Europe – the Mediterranean city of Barcelona, on the Catalonian coast.

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Aug 08

MotoGP™ ready for surprises in Austria

Summer break is gone and it’s time to let the engines ring out once more and bring MotoGP™ back to Austria

MotoGP logo It’s been three weeks since the roar of the MotoGP™ World Championship erupted from a racetrack, fans and riders alike itching for action to begin again. The wait is almost over as the NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich is here, the World Championship heading to Austria for the first time since 1997. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 29

With Valentino Rossi at the helm, the VR46 Academy certainly has some top quality teachers but what goes on at the Ranch?

Raising the next Rossi

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) is a name synonymous with the MotoGP™ World Championship, a rider who has proven himself on track again and again.

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Jul 20

MotoGP™ riders complete first day in Austria

The hills were alive with the sound of MotoGP™ machines as Ducati dominated the first day of private testing in Austria

Near ideal conditions welcomed the majority of the MotoGP™ World Championship to the Red Bull Ring for a private test ahead of Round 10. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 16

Faultless Marquez takes pole

As disaster strikes for Lorenzo

MotoGP -  Marc Marquez No issues for Marc Marquez as he cruises to pole position yet again in Germany, Lorenzo having a less than ideal day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 25

MotoGP will continue to visit Assen for 10 more years

The proud and long relationship between the TT Circuit Assen and the MotoGP™ World Championship will continue for ten more years

MotoGP will continue to visit Assen for 10 more years Assen has been a part of the World Championship since it came into existence in 1949, the only circuit to have been a part of the series during each of its 68 years. The original circuit was used until 1954 and measured 16.54km, reduced to 7.7km in 1955 and then to 6.1km in 1984. 2006 saw the historic track become the circuit it is in 2016, 4.5km of history and high-speed action. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 20

A new era at MotoGP’s most historic home

Racing will take place in Assen on a Sunday for the first time, but the historic track is set for another classic showdown

Round eight of the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship will be held at the historic TT Circuit Assen. Assen remains as the only venue to have hosted a round of the World Championship every year since its creation in 1949. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Jun 04

Marquez leads front row of local heroes

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

MotoGP - Marc Márquez Marc Marquez continued to be the man to beat in Catalunya as he sprinted to his third pole of the 2016 season.

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May 19

MotoGP: ItalianGP, new contracts, same thrilling Mugello circuit

Gran Premio d’Italia TIM

MotoGP - ItalianGP, new contracts, same thrilling Mugello circuit After a week full of 2017 announcements, riders sat down to discuss their future and what the Mugello weekend will hold. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

MotoGP: In form Pedrosa takes control in Free Practice 1

Pedrosa, Lorenzo and Marquez topped the morning session, Pedrosa’s first time on top in 2016

In form Pedrosa takes control in Free Practice 1Clear skies welcomed the MotoGP™ World Championship to the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France for round five of the 2016 season. Winglets continued to be a focus for several teams, Ducati debuting yet another version while Honda and Suzuki continued to experiment with their ‘triple winglets’ after further assessment at the Jerez Test. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 04

Michelin heads home as Le Mans hosts the French GP

Michelin will take the short journey across home soil as it heads to the fifth round of the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship

Michelin heads home as Le Mans hosts the French GPAfter four very different races this year, Michelin has used all the data gathered from those events, plus the recent one-day test at Jerez, to make a range of tyres which are ideally suited to the unique demands of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 22

Lorenzo leads Spanish challenge in Free Practice 1

For the first time in 2016, the MotoGP™ World Championship went out for practice on European soil.

Lorenzo leads Spanish challenge in Free Practice 1Back to the familiar setting of Jerez, Jorge Lorenzo showed that recent news is of no distraction as he topped FP1 from Barbera and Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 19

MotoGP™ trackside TV coverage reaches new heights in 2016

Existing and new broadcasters offer a MotoGP experience like never before

MotoGP - The 2016 two-wheeled beauties As the 2016 MotoGP World Championship arrives in Jerez for the start of its European leg, MotoGP™ Official Rights Holder Dorna Sports S.L. announces a raft of exciting changes in TV coverage, as 90 broadcasters across the globe will show the pinnacle of two-wheeled racing in a new look format this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Apr 05

Marc Marquez has never been defeated at the Circuit of the Americas, a statistic he’s keen to keep as he seeks to extend his lead

Marquez heads to Austin with eye on extending lead

MotoGP - Marc Marquez It was a dramatic weekend at the Termas de Rio Hondo, safety concerns forcing riders in the MotoGP™ World Championship to pit mid-race for their second bikes. Contrast and surprise were the themes of the race; those who dominated in Qatar struggled in Argentina while other riders made their first major impact on the world stage. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 14

Ready for battle, the MotoGP™ World Championship roars into 2016

Since 2008 each season of the MotoGP™ World Championship has begun under the brilliant floodlights of the Qatar

MotoGP logo As is tradition, the Losail Circuit Sports Club will host the first round of the MotoGP™ World Championship under their famous floodlights. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 04

Lorenzo leads as riders push to limit during final test

Riders were given one last test session before the 2016 season begins on the 20th of March in Qatar

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo A crash filled final day in Qatar as the MotoGP™ World Championship conclude their pre-season testing, Lorenzo on top again.

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