Tag Archive: MotoGP

Mar 26

Desert stormed: Viñales draws first blood in 2017

Yamaha vs Ducati as Qatar stages an opener to remember. Showtime? The curtain’s up…

Rain, delays, uncertainty and a decision for a slightly shortened race distance prefaced the 20 laps that then blew the drama out the water: MotoGP™ is back for 2017, and in some style.

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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

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 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

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 17

2017 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas at COTA

The Only Place to see MotoGP Live in the USA

Circuit of The Americas logoMotoGP Celebrates its 5th Successive Race Weekend at Circuit of The Americas this April. As we look forward to the return of the horsepowered rodeo to COTA, we take a look back at MotoGP’s recent history at the award-winning Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas where the world’s greatest two-wheel riders will return for the fifth successive year this April 21st – 23rd for the only MotoGP race to take place on American soil in 2017. 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 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 08

Keep up with the #QatarTest!

Stay up-to-date with the crucial, final preseason test as Losail awaits

It’s soon go-time at Losail International Circuit – for both testing and racing – as 2017 gets in gear and the grid settle into the new season.

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Mar 07

Lift off: Reale Avintia Racing launch the season in style

Andorra stages the team’s 2017 presentation as the season really gets off the ground…

http://photos.motogp.com/2017/03/06/realeavintiarcgmgp_2017_joc0551_5.big.jpgReale Avintia Racing’s Hector Barbera and Loris Baz recently presented their bikes for the upcoming MotoGP™ season, as the Spaniard and the Frenchman travelled to the Principality of Andorra to the team’s 2017 launch. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 01

Pramac: 2017 presentation in Naples

Petrucci and Redding get 2017 into gear in Italy

Sandro Donato Gosso and Gavin Emmett presented the 2017 Pramac team in Naples, with the event launching the squad’s 2017 campaign with MotoGP™ podium finishers Danilo Petrucci and Scott Redding. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Oakley announced as Title Sponsor of Mugello

Global eyewear brand confirmed for the Italian GP in both 2017 and 2018

MotoGP - Oakley Mugello Dorna Sports and Oakley are delighted to announce global eyewear giant Oakley as the Title Sponsor of the Italian Grands Prix in both 2017 and 2018, with an option to extend the deal for the 2019 season, with the events to be known as the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 22

Marquez vs Viñales: the rivalry of the season?

The story gains traction as the two Spaniards seem to be heading for a showdown

The story of pre-season so far in the 2017 MotoGP™ season has been written by one hand – that of Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Full house: Viñales tops the #AusTest

MotoGP Official Test Phillip Island – Day 3

MotoGP - Maverick Viñales Movistar Yamaha rider once again tops the timesheets to make himself the fastest man at every test so far. New kid on the Yamaha block Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has done it again at Phillip Island, going even faster on Day 3 to top the timesheets once more.

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Feb 14

The Island awaits as testing continues

After Sepang comes Phillip Island – one step closer to the start of the season 

Phillip Island 2017 Event Main Sponsor Announced The first official test of the year saw the class of MotoGP™ 2017 out in force at Sepang International Circuit recently, and actions resumes soon at Phillip Island in Australia from February 15th-17th as the countdown to Qatar gets shorter.

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Feb 13

2017 MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas – Witness History in the Making

The Only MotoGP Stop in the U.S. Returns to COTA on April 21st – 23rd

Circuit of The Americas logo The only MotoGP race weekend to take place on U.S. soil in 2017 will be staged for the fifth year in succession at the only purpose-built motorsports facility in the United States: Circuit of The Americas. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 07

Tata Communications will distribute motorcycle racing action to 80+ broadcast partners reaching 200+ million households worldwide

Tata Communications selected as exclusive video distribution partner for WorldSBK and MotoGP™

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications™, has been selected by Dorna Sports as the exclusive video distribution partner for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) and the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship.

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Feb 06

Roberts Jr and Lucchinelli to become MotoGP Legends

500cc World Champions Kenny Roberts Jr (2000) and Marco Lucchinelli (1981)

Marco Lucchinelli 2000 and 1981 500 World Champions to be inducted into the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship Hall of Fame – at the Circuit of the Americas and Mugello. Read the rest of this entry »

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