Tag Archive: MotoGP

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 »

Feb 03

Bridgestone prepares for the first MotoGP™ group test of 2015

Like last year, the MotoGP regulations for 2015 provide concessions on rear tyre choice

Bridgestone BATTLAX MotoGP front slick tyres The riders contesting this year’s MotoGP™ World Championship will get their first taste of Bridgestone’s 2015 specification tyres at Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit from February 4-6, as the world’s largest tyre maker embarks on its seventh season as the official tyre supplier to the series. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

MotoGP™ 2015 field gathers for Sepang 1 test

The South East Asian country has been the destination of choice for February preseason tests

MotoGP logo After two months away from their bikes the 2015 MotoGP™ grid will be back on track in Sepang as of 4th February for the first test of the year at the Malaysian circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

MotoGP™ legend Nieto inaugurates Jerez Walk of Fame

In an event attended by Mayor María José García-Pelayo

MotoGP™ Legend Nieto inaugurates Jerez Walk of FameIn an event to mark the commencement of Jerez’s celebrations as the World Motorcycling Capital, MotoGP™ Legend Angel Nieto was the first rider to be inducted into the southern Spanish city’s new Walk of Fame. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 24

Hernandez to miss first MotoGP™ test of 2015

The Colombian recently suffered a left shoulder dislocation

Hernandez to miss first MotoGP™ test of 2015 Pramac Racing have announced that Yonny Hernandez will not be available for the first MotoGP™ test of 2015 at Sepang from February 4th to 7th, due to a shoulder injury. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 22

Experienced Italian rider Marco Melandri makes a welcome return to MotoGP™ in 2015 with Aprilia and the new Factory Aprilia Gresini team

Marco Melandri motivated by developing Aprilia machine in MotoGP

Marco Melandri face Ahead of the forthcoming preseason tests in Sepang in February motogp.com caught up with Melandri to get his thoughts on his return to the Grand Prix scene. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

Pol Espargaro targets MotoGP™ top five in 2015

The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider clinched his top six finish at the last round of 2014

MotoGP logo The 2014 MotoGP™ Rookie of the Year Pol Espargaro aims to improve on his sixth place overall in the premier class general standings in the forthcoming season, but knows it will not be easy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 19

Pedrosa’s ex-Crew Chief Mike Leitner joins KTM

Dani Pedrosa’s long-standing ex-Crew Chief Mike Leitner has joined KTM Factory Racing

Mike Leitner (photo motogp.com) Leitner will work on its ambitious MotoGP project, as reported by publication Speedweek.com. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 14

Loris Capirossi: “When a rider has talent you see it in any category”

Capirossi on 2015 new faces and security

Loris Capirossi - Moto GP -10-2010 motogp.com recently spoke with former World Champion and MotoGP™ Safety Commission member Loris Capirossi to get his perspective on the forthcoming season and on some specifics relating to safety in Grand Prix racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

MotoGP: Amazing Marquez ‘rides MotoGP like dirt track’

“The amazing thing for me is that Marquez rides his MotoGP bike like he rides the dirt bike” – Daryl Beattie

MotoGP - Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez started his push for a record thirteen premier-class wins in a season in the best possible Double MotoGP champion Marc Marquez’s ability to throw his Repsol Honda around like a dirt bike amazes former 500cc star Daryl Beattie. Read the rest of this entry »

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