Tag Archive: MotoGP

May 30

Lorenzo and Marquez out for glory as Rossi plans return

The Catalan GP has been home to a number of fantastic battles and after the drama of Mugello, 2016 could very well be another

Mugello was a weekend full of excitement, hard battles and daring last lap moves across all three World Championship classes, but the majesty of the final lap of the MotoGP™ race will not be forgotten anytime soon.

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May 22

Lorenzo wins last lap thriller as Rossi retires in “Mugiallo”

Valentino Rossi may have been unable to score, but the fans in Mugello were treated to a do or die duel between Lorenzo and Marquez

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo For the first time since 2008, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) lined up for the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM in pole. The last time he started from pole in Mugello he won, having not returned to the top step of the podium since 2008. Over 100,000 people lined the hillside stands of Mugello to see if ‘The Doctor’ could win once more. But it wasn’t going to be easy with Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) right alongside him on the front row. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Resurgent Rossi sends Mugello wild with pole

The hills of Mugello exploded as Valentino Rossi took pole position for the Italian GP, holding off Viñales and Iannone in a gripping session

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi The last eight races have seen the pole setter go on to take victory, the stat looming in the back of all the MotoGP™ riders’ minds as they headed out for Q2.

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May 19

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd announce the signing of Maverick Viñales to ride for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team for 2017 and 2018

Yamaha confirm Maverick Viñales for 2017 and 2018 season

 Yamaha confirm Maverick Viñales for 2017 and 2018 seasonViñales, who is presently fifth in the MotoGP™ Championship standings, will partner nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi, whose contract renewal was already announced in March this year.

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May 17

Michelin launch limited edition MotoGP™ tyre

Production is being limited to 5,000 pairs.

Michelin Pilot Power 3 MotoGP™ Ltd Edition 2 To mark their return to motorcycle racing’s premier series, Michelin chose the 2016 Grand Prix de France to take the wraps off their new Michelin Pilot Power 3 MotoGP™ Ltd Edition tyre which will go on sale in Europe on June 1st. Read the rest of this entry »

May 16

Lorenzo leads as Rossi looks to reclaim his home

Mugello is a favourite circuit of almost every rider

MotoGP logo It’s still anyone’s championship after a dramatic weekend in France, the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM is set for another fiery race. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

LaLiga look to learn from MotoGP™

LaLiga has been the top football league in Europe in recent years, full of the best clubs in the world

LaLiga look to learn from MotoGP™ At the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France 2016 Press Officers, Operations and Marketing Executives from different teams and the LaLiga series itself came to learn how the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship operates around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

May 05

Advantage Yamaha in Le Mans

It’s hard to believe it has been seven years since Rossi took back-to-back wins, but Matthew Birt believes that could all change in France

Advantage Yamaha in Le MansWith 21 years of experience reporting on MotoGP™, Matthew Birt knows the championship inside-out. For the 2016 season he remains with the motogp.com team to bring you exclusive news and opinion from inside the paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

MotoGP™ riders travel back in time

On Wednesday ahead of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France

MotoGP™ riders travel back in time Loris Baz, Tito Rabat, Johann Zarco, Alexis Masbou, Niccolo Antonelli and Fabio Quartararo take a trip to the historic “Château de Lude”.

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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 »

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 28

Franco Uncini and Alex Criville become MotoGP™ Legends

Due to their incredible achievements, the pair will be inducted as MotoGP™ Legends

Franco Uncini in 1982 bike The 1982 and 1999 500cc champions will join an illustrious list of names as they are inducted into the MotoGP™ Legends Hall of Fame in Misano and Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

MotoGP™ remain in Jerez for one day test

After a hard weekend of racing, riders in the MotoGP™ World Champion will be back out on Monday for a day of testing.

MotoGP™ remain in Jerez for one day testMonday after the Gran Premio Red Bull de España presents many MotoGP™ teams with their first chance to test since the pre-season test in Qatar. While race weekends offer four Free Practice sessions and 20 minutes of Warm Up, all of these sessions have a sense of urgency and teams rarely have time to experiment with radical changes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 24

Valentino Rossi rocks Jerez

Gran Premio Red Bull de España

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi rocks Jerez The Gran Premio Red Bull de España saw Valentino Rossi lead from start to finish, winning from Lorenzo and Marquez with ease. Read the rest of this entry »

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 23

BMW M Division presents the 2016 BMW M Award

Gran Premio Red Bull de España

BMW M Division presents the 2016 BMW M Award At the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez, BMW M Division unveiled this year’s winner’s car in the coveted BMW M Award; an exclusive BMW M2 Coupé. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo steals the show on Friday

Gran Premio Red Bull de España

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo steals the show on Friday There were a number of new parts introduced in FP2, but once again all eyes were focused on Jorge Lorenzo who led from Marquez and Aleix Espargaro. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 22

MotoGP World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo, new Tissot ambassador 

Gran Premio Red Bull de España

MotoGP World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo, New Tissot Ambassador  The most decorated Spanish MotoGP rider in history, reigning World Champion and one of the most talented riders on the international scene, Jorge Lorenzo, is the newest member of the Tissot Family. Known for his precision, elegance and style in addition to his competitive spirit, he represents the values of the swiss watchmaker perfectly and is a great addition to the Tissot family, Official Timekeeper of MotoGP. Read the rest of this entry »

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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