Tag Archive: MotoGP

Mar 27

Marquez leads tightly packed field in Qatar Free Practice

Round 1: Qatar MotoGP™ – Free Practice One, Two and Three

Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Qatar MotoGP FP3 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was quickest in the opening practice sessions for the Qatar Grand Prix, the two-time and reigning MotoGP™ World Champion setting a time of 1’54.822 to lead a highly competitive field where the top eighteen riders were split by less than a second on combined times after Free Practice 3.

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Mar 26

Kevin Schwantz takes on Circuit of The Americas in Exclusive Video

Motorcycle racing legend returns as Official COTA Ambassador ahead of Austin MotoGP race

In anticipation of the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, set for April 10-12, 2015, motorcycle-racing legend Kevin Schwantz takes you through the ins and outs of the 3.4-mile circuit in a thrilling new video produced by Bonnier Motorcycle Group. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Bridgestone revises slick tyre marking system for the 2015 MotoGP™ season

The revision to the tyre marking system has been the result of more options of slick tyre being offered by Bridgestone this season

Bridgestone slick tyre colours for the 2015 MotoGP season Following a successful debut of a new MotoGP™ slick tyre marking system in 2014, Bridgestone has introduced new colours to its tyre line-up in 2015 to reflect new tyre developments being made available to riders this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Yamaha and Honda react to Ducati pace in Qatar

Massimo Meregalli and Livio Suppo discuss the competitiveness of the Ducati GP15, ahead of the start of the 2015 MotoGP™ Championship.

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Mar 17

Moto2™ & Moto3™ field return to Jerez for final test

The Moto2™ and Moto3™ teams and riders return to Jerez for their final preseason test of the 2015 season.

Action returns to the Jerez circuit less than a month since the previous test at the same circuit for the two supporting classes in the MotoGP™ World Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Dovizioso and Ducati top timesheets at Qatar pre-season MotoGP test

Losail International Circuit, Qatar
MotoGP - Bridgestone engineer Masao Azuma in Ducati Team box Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso lifted the spirits of Ducati fans around the globe after posting the quickest time at the final MotoGP pre-season test of 2015 at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit.

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Mar 16

The reigning MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez comments on the blistering pace of the Ducati GP15 in Qatar

Marquez discusses Ducati performance

The big talking point from the first two days of the final preseason test at the Losail International Circuit has been the exhilarating performance of the new Ducati GP15, which has topped the timesheets on both days.

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Mar 06

Suzuki MotoGP™ team to be known as Suzuki Ecstar

The factory racing team will officially be known as Suzuki Ecstar for their return to MotoGP™ when the season starts in Qatar.

Suzuki MotoGP™ team to be known as Suzuki EcstarSuzuki announced the partnership with Ecstar, the Japanese manufacturers own brand of  engine oil, at the official team launch this morning along with unveiling their new livery.

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Mar 03

Nicky Hayden on who could be the next US MotoGP™ star

Drive M7 Aspar Racings Nicky Hayden, the 2006 MotoGP™ Champion, recently caught up with motoamerica.com for a quick chat.

Nicky Hayden on who could be the next US MotoGP™ starYou spent much of the off-season riding dirt bikes. Following last year’s surgery to remove several bones, how is your wrist? Have strength and range of motion improved? Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 25

Marquez tops second Sepang MotoGP test to continue pre-season dominance

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Second Sepang MotoGP test 2015 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez signed off the second Sepang test with the quickest overall time as the reigning MotoGP™ champion clocked a 1’59.115 on the final day of action to once again set the pace in pre-season testing. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Marquez tops the timesheets in Sepang

Sepang Test 2 Day 2 – Midday report

Test Sepang2 Day2 middle-day reportIt was another hot and humid day that greeted the MotoGP™ paddock in Malaysia for the second day of the Sepang 2 test. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Rossi finishes day 1 of Sepang 2 MotoGP™ test on top

Weather wise it was a difficult day for the teams

Test Sepang 2 Day 1 Final day ReportValentino Rossi took advantage of a new seamless shift gearbox on his Movistar Yamaha YZF-M1 to finish top at the Sepang 2 test after day 1. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

MotoGP™ paddock gears up for Sepang 2 Test

As always the time sheets should give us a great indication of who will be where

2012-03-24 - Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team - Malaysian Grand Prix - Sepang International Circuit 02 MotoGP™ returns to Kuala Lumpur on Monday for the penultimate 3 day test (Sepang 2), ahead of the season’s opening race in Qatar on the 29th March. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Ducati present Desmosedici GP15

Ahead of the forthcoming 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship season Ducati have presented their new GP15 prototype.

Ducati introduces Desmosedici GP15 modelThe official Ducati Team riders, Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone, helped unveil the new Ducati Desmosedici GP15 at the Italian factory’s 2015 MotoGP team launch, held at the Ducati Auditorium, in Borgo Panigale, Italy. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 12

New date for the World Series by Renault at Silverstone

This delay results from the decision of MotoGP organisers to use their option to race on Silverstone on 29 and 30 August

New date for the World Series by Renault at SilverstoneOriginally planned in August, the highly anticipated return to Silverstone for the World Series by Renault has to be postponed for a week. It is now scheduled for the 5th and 6th September 2015.

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Feb 07

Michelin commences its test season in Sepang

Michelin resumes 2016 tyre development

Michelin motogp French tyre manufacturer Michelin has commenced its MotoGP™ test season at the Sepang International Circuit with a one-day session including the factories’ test riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 06

Marquez sets quickest ever lap at Sepang to top first official MotoGP test

Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia

MotoGP - Bridgestone Motorsport technical area in MotoGP paddock Current World Champion Marc Marquez emphatically underlined his title credentials for the upcoming season by setting a scorching time of 1’58.867 at the first MotoGP™ group test of 2015 at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 05

Sepang pace improves for Ducati Team pair

Both Ducati Team riders, present in Malaysia with the latest version of the Desmosedici, the GP14.3

Ducati Team Sepang1 Day2Ideal weather conditions greeted the MotoGP™ riders for the second of three days of pre-season tests at the Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 04

Stefan Bradl fastest Open rider as action resumes

The German rider continued his work to adapt to the Forward Yamaha bike

Bradl fastest Open rider as action resumesThe first day of 2015 MotoGP™ testing ended positively for Team Forward Racing as Stefan Bradl was the top Open rider on the timesheet. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

Stoner on assisting HRC preparations for Sepang 1

The Australian ex-Grand Prix star explained to motogp.com what the test had involved and how his work can aid HRC

Stoner on assisting HRC preparations for Sepang 1Former MotoGP™ World Champion Casey Stoner last week completed a brief test in Sepang with Honda Racing Corporation, to help prepare Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa’s bikes for the forthcoming MotoGP test. Read the rest of this entry »

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