Tag Archive: MotoGP

Sep 30

V8 Supercar legend Whincup signs up for ROC 2014

Tickets are now available for ROC 2014, which will take place at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14

Five-time V8 Supercar champion Jamie Whincup is the latest driver to join the line-up for the 2014 Race Of Champions. Whincup has dominated Australia’s most popular racing series in recent years and leads the 2014 championship as he bids for a record sixth title.

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Sep 28

Lorenzo excels in wet and dry conditions to take victory at Aragon

Round 14: Aragon MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Aragon MotoGP race winner In an eventful flag-to-flag race at MotorLand Aragon, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo showed superb pace in both wet and dry conditions to take his first victory of the 2014 MotoGP™ season.

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Sep 25

Indy 500 winner Hunter-Reay heads to ROC

This year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter-Reay has signed up for the 2014 Race Of Champions

Race Of Champions logo The 2014 Race Of Champions will feature the winner of this year’s Indianapolis 500 after Ryan Hunter-Reay signed up to compete at the event, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Rossi ‘never regretted’ F1 snub

Valentino Rossi, the MotoGP great, says he is still a big fan of formula one.

2014-08-31-0039 In fact, the flamboyant 35-year-old nearly switched from two to four wheels in 2006 with a series of Ferrari tests. “There was still a lot of testing then,” Rossi told Italy’s Sky, “and so you were able to see your potential and if you really can race in F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Bridgestone MotoGP Aragon preview

Bridgestone MotoGP round 14 preview

MotoGP logo Round fourteen of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at MotorLand Aragon; a venue where variable weather conditions, long sweeping corners and hard braking zones create a challenge for tyre development. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

San Marino and Rimini MotoGP debrief with Masao Azuma

The first day of the weekend was subjected to heavy rain and the coldest track temperatures yet recorded this season

MotoGP - Start of the 2014 San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won his first race of the 2014 MotoGP™ season ahead of teammate Jorge Lorenzo in second place, and Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa in third.

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Sep 14

Rossi revels in Italian renaissance after remarkable Misano victory

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP race winner Valentino Rossi had the Italian fans rejoicing at Misano after the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP star won his first race of the season in an intriguing San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix.

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Sep 13

Lorenzo launches himself to first pole position of the year at Misano

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ – Qualifying Practice
Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP QP2 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo emphatically displayed his intent to win a fourth consecutive San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix by securing his first pole position of the season at Misano today, and consequently his first ever premier-class pole position at the Italian circuit.
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Sep 12

Dovizioso reigns on wet and wild first day at Misano

Round 13: San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2

Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team - San Marino and Rimini MotoGP FP2 Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso led the field on a challenging opening day to the San Marino and Rimini Grand Prix race weekend, the Italian rider’s lap time of 1’49.195 in a wet Free Practice 2 helping to warm the hearts of the Italian fans on a damp day at Misano. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Young earns First points of BSB season with a 12th at Silverstone

Part of the Hertz British Grand Prix

Ben Young This past weekend Scottish-born / Canadian resident Ben Young earned his first points of the British Superbike (BSB) Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship season.  He finished 12th with a inspired ride aboard his #40 GR Motosport’s Team WD-40 ZX10 at Silverstone, UK.

Flagworld photo album

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Sep 02

British MotoGP debrief with Shinji Aoki

The warmer weather created good conditions for Marquez and Lorenzo to set a fierce pace at the front of the field

 

2014-08-31-0047Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won a thrilling battle with Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo at last Sunday’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, the pair finishing first and second respectively with just 0.732 seconds between them, ahead of Valentino Rossi in third place on the other factory Yamaha M1.


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Aug 29

Mahindra Racing to renew focus on bike development in 2015

Mahindra Racing statement

MotoGP - Mr SP Shukla Jorge Martinez & Mufaddal Choonia Mahindra Racing’s trailblazing decision to take on the world’s best at the highest level of motorcycle racing has won the team plaudits in India and much respect among the MotoGP community. From 2015, India’s first and only MotoGP manufacturer, will renew its focus on bike development, following a strong performance during the current season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Silverstone preview

Round 12 preview

MotoGP logo Round twelve of the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship takes at the Silverstone circuit in the United Kingdom, where high speeds and low temperatures combine to create a unique challenge for tyre development.  Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Villeneuve slams Verstappen debut

Jacques Villeneuve has slammed Max Verstappen’s 2015 debut as “the worst thing ever for formula one”.

2014-08-10_0225 1997 world champion Villeneuve, who raced in F1 against Dutch youngster Verstappen’s father Jos, thinks Red Bull’s decision to promote a 16-year-old who hasn’t “paid his dues” will render the value of a race seat at the pinnacle of motor sport “meaningless”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Czech Republic MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

There was a MotoGP group test at Brno on Monday

MotoGP - Start of the 2014 Czech Republic Grand Prix Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa won his first Grand Prix of the year at Brno last weekend, breaking the winning streak of his teammate Marc Marquez. For the second race in a row, second and third place went to the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Valentino Rossi charms Club46 winners at the Czech Republic Grand Prix

MotoGP™ returned to Europe this weekend (15-17 August 2014) for the bwin Grand Prix České republiky after the summer break.

MotoGP - Club46 - Father and daughter Bernard and Melyssa meeting their hero Valentino Rossi That meant another group of lucky Club46 competition winners had the opportunity to meet charismatic racing legend Valentino Rossi. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Pedrosa sets record pace en route to maiden MotoGP win of the season at Brno

Round 11: Czech Republic Grand Prix – Race
MotoGP - Dani Pedrosa - Repsol Honda - Czech Republic MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa set a scorching pace to take his first win of the MotoGP™ season ahead of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who finished in second and third place respectively.

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Aug 16

Ninth pole position of the season for Marquez in close qualifying session at Brno

Round 11: Czech Republic Grand Prix – Qualifying
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Czech Republic MotoGP QP2 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez claimed his ninth pole position of the season at Brno in an entertaining qualifying session in which the top eleven riders were covered by just half a second in Qualifying Practice 2.

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Aug 15

Marquez sets the pace in both the wet and dry in mixed first day at Brno

Round 11: Czech Republic Grand Prix – Free Practice 1&2

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Czech Republic MotoGP FP1Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez showed supreme pace in all conditions on the first day of practice for the Czech Republic Grand Prix, clocking the quickest time of the day in the dry morning Free Practice 1 session before also producing the best time on wet tyres during a rainy Free Practice 2.

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Aug 14

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Brno preview

Round 11 preview

MotoGP logo Round eleven of the 2014 MotoGP™ season the series return to Europe with the Czech Republic’s stunning Brno circuit providing riders with technical corners and big elevation changes.

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