Tag Archive: MotoGP

Nov 10

Double Finish Ends PBM MotoGP Era

With one of the strongest fields of the year assembled

2014-08-31-0034 The Penrith-based Paul Bird Motorsport team brought down the curtain on their three-year MotoGP participation with another fitting double finish in the GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana.    Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 08

Last-lap surge from Rossi results in Valencia MotoGP™ pole position

Round 18: Valencia MotoGP™ – Qualifying
MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Valencia MotoGP QP2 In blustery conditions at the Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi seized his first MotoGP pole position since the 2010 French Grand Prix as the nine-time World Champion sets his sights on a third victory in 2014.

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Nov 07

Fast-starting Marquez tops both sessions in Friday MotoGP™ practice at Valencia

Round 18: Valencia MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez started his push for a record thirteen premier-class wins in a season in the best possible Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez started his push for a record thirteen premier-class wins in a season in the best possible way as the 2014 MotoGP™ World Champion topped both Friday practice sessions at the Valencia Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 04

Bridgestone MotoGP Valencia preview

Bridgestone MotoGP Round 18 preview

MotoGP logo The 2014 MotoGP™ season finale takes place at Valencia’s Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana, a tight and technical circuit with an unbalanced layout and a stadium-like atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 01

Renault recruits Illien to improve F1 engine

Renault has recruited renowned F1 engine guru Mario Illien as it and works partner Red Bull vow to close the gap on dominant Mercedes.

2013-02-27 - Renault Sport F1 engines (18) As efforts to relax the sport’s so-called engine ‘freeze’ look set to fail in the face of Mercedes’ defiance, Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reveals that Renault has hit back by signing up one of the most famous engine designers in F1 history. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Malaysian MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Extremely hot and humid temperatures over the race weekend created trying conditions for the riders

MotoGP logoIn sweltering conditions at Malaysia’s Sepang Circuit last Sunday, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won his twelfth race of the 2014 season ahead of the determined Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second and third place respectively.

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Oct 26

Sepang success makes it twelve MotoGP wins for Marquez in 2014

Round 17: Malaysian MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda - Malaysian MotoGP race winner Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez equalled Mick Doohan’s premier-class record of twelve wins in one season after the newly-crowned MotoGP champion won a gruelling battle in sweltering conditions at Sepang International Circuit.

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Oct 25

Marquez runs hot in scorching conditions at Sepang to set new circuit record

Round 17: Malaysian MotoGP™ – Qualifying
Marc-Marquez---Repsol-Honda---Malaysian-MotoGP-QP2 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was in record-breaking form during qualifying for the Malaysian Grand Prix, as the 2014 World Champion set the quickest ever time at the Sepang circuit to become the first rider to achieve thirteen pole positions in a MotoGP™ season.

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Oct 21

Australian MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

Bridgestone introduced an asymmetric front slick at Phillip Island

MotoGP - Opening lap of the 2014 Australian MotoGP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix last Sunday, leading a Yamaha sweep of the podium in a race where rapidly cooling temperatures created challenging conditions for the riders. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Rampant Rossi wins at Phillip Island to lead Yamaha clean sweep

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Race
MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Australian MotoGP race winner Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won his first race at Phillip Island in ten years as the Italian rider led a Yamaha clean sweep of the top three podium positions at the Australian Grand Prix.

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Oct 18

Marquez makes his mark at Phillip Island for his twelfth pole position of the year

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Qualifying
MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Australian MotoGP QP2 Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez claimed his twelfth MotoGP™ pole position of the year in a closely-contested qualifying session at Phillip Island as riders from the three factory manufacturers claimed a front row start for tomorrow’s Australian Grand Prix.

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Oct 17

Lorenzo lays down the quickest time in Friday practice at Phillip Island

Round 16: Australian MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two
MotoGP logo Jorge Lorenzo’s run of fine form continued on the opening day of the Australian Grand Prix as the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider was quickest overall in Friday practice at Phillip Island, his best lap time of 1’29.602 seeing him end the day 0.147 seconds clear of NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro on combined times.

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Oct 14

Japanese MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

“The stop-and-go layout of the circuit is the main factor when we develop tyres for the Japanese Grand Prix”
 

MotoGP - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo at Motegi Conditions for the start of the Japanese Grand Prix race weekend were warm, but cool ambient temperatures and cloud cover drastically lowered track temperatures on Sunday, with a peak recording of just 27°C recorded during the race.

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Oct 08

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Motegi preview

Round 15 preview

Jorge Lorenzo leads the 2013 Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi Round fifteen of the 2014 MotoGP™ season takes place at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit, a technical circuit with strong braking and acceleration zones that features an abrasive, high-grip track surface. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 07

ROC welcomes 2014 World Rallycross Champion Solberg

“It’s great to have Petter back with us at the Race Of Champions again.” – Fredrik Johnsson

Race Of Champions logo Newly-crowned FIA World Rallycross Champion Petter Solberg is the latest driver to sign up for the 2014 Race Of Champions, to be held at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14 Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 01

Aragon MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

The Aragon race weekend started with cool, yet sunny conditions, before rainy periods occurred on Sunday.

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo leads the Aragon Grand Prix on his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo secured his first win of the 2014 MotoGP™ season in a chaotic Aragon Grand Prix which started dry, yet finished in soaking wet conditions after a heavy downpour late in the race.

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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.

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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 »

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