Tag Archive: MotoGP

Jul 21

Ducati dominate two-day Austrian MotoGP™ test

Most riders took advantage of the second day of the test to work on their bike’s setup with the latest Michelin tyres

The two-day private test at the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg concluded on Wednesday with a number of MotoGP™ teams taking part. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Jul 17

Marquez wins big with tyre gamble in Germany

GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland

MotoGP - Marc Márquez Even when the situation looked at its worst, Marquez produced magic to take a sensational seventh Sachsenring win. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Finland poised to join MotoGP schedule

The new KymiRing track in Iitti is currently under construction

MotoGP logo The FIM MotoGP World Championship is set to reach new territory in Scandinavia, with Dorna Sports delighted to announce an agreement has been reached for Finland to join the schedule in 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 15

Rain holds off and sees rider increase the pace, the top ten devoid of Yamaha riders on Friday

Times drop in MotoGP™ as the field chase flying Viñales

MotoGP - Maverick ViñalesIt was another slow start to practice at the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland for the MotoGP™ World Championship as Free Practice 2 began.

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Jul 13

Rossi’s tenth title: over or set to break more records?

With 21 years of experience reporting on MotoGP™, Matthew Birt knows the championship inside-out

MotoGP - Valentino RossiFor the 2016 season he remains with the motogp.com team to bring you exclusive news and opinion from inside the paddock.

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Jul 11

Marquez heads to happy hunting ground as rivals scramble

Assen was anything but a predictable Grand Prix weekend, Rossi and Lorenzo certainty hoping for normality in Germany.

MotoGP logo The Dutch GP was an unforgettable weekend for a number of riders, none more so than Jack Miller (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS). He mastered the wet conditions and took a sensational first win, returning Australia to the top step of the podium for the first time since 2012. Miller is now the tenth youngest winner in the class to win and is out for more consistent results having proved he’s ‘not an idiot,’ and Honda’s faith in him was justified. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

MotoGP and Scania collaborate to reduce emissions

Scania are one of the most crucial partners

MotoGP and Scania collaborate to reduce emissions Transporting the MotoGP™ World Championship paddock around the world is no easy task, all of Dorna’s logistical and transportation partners performing their own critical job in the process.

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Jun 25

Dovizioso leads the charge in MotoGP™’s 250th race 

The Motul TT Assen is a historic round for the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship for a number of reasons

MotoGP - Andrea Dovizioso podium Not only is it the first time a race will be held on a Sunday at the track, but it is also the 250th race since the four-stroke MotoGP™ class was introduced in 2002. Pole position honours for this most memorable of occasions went to Ducati and Dovizioso, can they return to winning ways in the same race? Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Dovizioso delivers Ducati pole at The Cathedral

Andrea Dovizioso will start from pole position as his teammate, Andrea Iannone, is scheduled to start from last but the weather means anything could happen

MotoGP - Andrea Dovizioso Both FP4 and Q1 had been littered with falls, riders approaching Q2 with a healthy amount of caution during their first laps. The rain had eased but the track was clearly still too wet for slick tyres, resulting in the first wet Qualifying session of the new Michelin era. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Jun 24

Iannone remains on top in Assen, ready to charge

Motul TT Assen

Andrea Iannone Clouds loomed overhead but no signs of rain during MotoGP™ FP2, Iannone showing no signs of slowing down again. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Jun 15

Octo announces renewal of British MotoGP round sponsorship

Octo Telematics today announced it will be the title sponsor of this year’s Silverstone FIM MotoGP World Championship – the Octo British Grand Prix MotoGP

MotoGP logo The agreement with the series’ commercial promoter Dorna Sports SL sees Octo Telematics take the complete sponsorship package for the second year running. The 12th round of the 2016 FIM MotoGP World Championship will take place at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, Great Britain, on 2nd – 4th September 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

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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Jun 03

New track configuration and new time schedule

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

MotoGP™ championship remembers Luis SalomAs agreed with Luis Salom’s family, the riders, teams and the Safety Commission, it has been decided that the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya is to go ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Crivillé becomes a MotoGP Legend

Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

Crivillé becomes a MotoGP Legend_resize As the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya begins, Spain’s first premier class world champion is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Read the rest of this entry »

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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