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Jul 26

Yamaha Factory Racing Team make history with emphatic Suzuka 8 Hours victory

38th Suzuka 8 Hours: 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship, Round Two

Yamaha Factory Racing Team - Bradley Smith Katsuyuki Nakasuga Pol Espargaro - 2015 Suzuka 8 Hours race winners on the podium In their sixtieth anniversary year, Yamaha Motor Corporation claimed a historic Suzuka 8 Hours win as the Yamaha Factory Racing Team of Pol Espargaro, Katsuyuki Nakasuga and Bradley Smith rode their YZF-R1 to victory, also giving Bridgestone its tenth consecutive victory as a tyre supplier at the ‘8Tai’.

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Jun 17

Catalan MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki

“We will continue to support teams in private testing until August”

MotoGP - Opening lap of the 2015 Catalan Grand Prix Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo made it four wins in a row after a dominant victory at the Catalan Grand Prix ahead of teammate Valentino Rossi. Repsol Honda Team’s Dani Pedrosa was third in a race that was run in scorching conditions at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 14

Lorenzo leads from start to finish in commanding Catalan Grand Prix victory

Round 7: Catalan MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Catalan MotoGP race winner There is no stopping Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo at the moment as the Spanish rider led every lap of the Catalan Grand Prix to score his fourth consecutive victory and close within one point of teammate Valentino Rossi in the championship standings. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 12

Aleix Espargaro puts Suzuki on top in Friday practice at Montmeló

Round 7: Catalan MotoGP™ – Free Practice 1&2

MotoGP - Aleix Espargaro - Team SUZUKI ECSTAR - Catalan MotoGP FP2Aleix Espargaro once again showed he is a force to be reckoned with at his home circuit as the Team SUZUKI ECSTAR rider was the quickest rider in Friday practice at the Catalan Grand Prix for the second consecutive year. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Italian MotoGP debrief with Masao Azuma

During qualifying on Saturday, Iannone was able to set a new Mugello Circuit Best Lap record

MotoGP - Race action from the 2015 Italian Grand Prix The Italian Grand Prix was won by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo who secured a third successive MotoGP victory at Mugello ahead of Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone and fellow factory Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi who finished in second and third place respectively.

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May 31

Lorenzo claims third MotoGP™ victory in a row after Mugello masterclass

Round 6: Italian MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Italian MotoGP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo scored his third consecutive MotoGP™ victory and closed the points gap to teammate Valentino Rossi to just six points after dominating the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.

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May 30

Iannone’s incredible lap secures pole position for Ducati at the Italian Grand Prix

Round 6: Italian MotoGP™ – Qualifying

MotoGP - Andrea Iannone - Ducati Team - Italian MotoGP QP2 On his penultimate lap in Qualifying Practice 2, Ducati Team’s Andrea Iannone set a new Mugello Circuit Best Lap record of 1’46.489 to secure his first ever MotoGP™ pole position, and a first for Ducati at their home race since 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

May 29

Dovizioso puts Ducati on top in Italian Grand Prix Friday practice

The good weather allowed the riders to try many different tyre combinations

MotoGP - Andrea Dovizioso - Ducati Team - Italian MotoGP FP2 Andrea Dovizioso was the quickest rider on the opening day of the Italian Grand Prix, as the Ducati Team rider circulated the undulating Mugello Circuit under race record pace in this afternoon’s Free Practice Two session.

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May 19

French MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

“Racers always want to push themselves to the limit”

MotoGP - Start of the 2015 French Grand Prix The French Grand Prix saw the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team dominate proceedings Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi scoring a one-two result, while Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso continued his rich vein of form by finishing in third place. Read the rest of this entry »

May 17

Lorenzo sets record pace at Le Mans to secure second straight win

Round 5: French MotoGP™- Race

MotoGP - Jorge Lorenzo - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - French MotoGP race winner.jpgThe French Grand Prix was the venue for another dominant performance by Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo, as the Spanish rider won his second-successive race this season by producing the quickest ever race finishing time at the Le Mans circuit.

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May 16

Marquez masters challenging conditions en route to pole position at Le Mans

French MotoGP QP 2 times

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - French MotoGP QP2In challenging conditions at Le Mans, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was half a second quicker than his nearest competitor in Qualifying Practice 2 as he claimed pole position for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Record pace sees Smith top the timesheets in Friday practice at Le Mans

Jorge Lorenzo 2nd and Andrea Dovizioso 3rd

MotoGP - Bradley Smith - Monster Yamaha Tech 3 - French MotoGP FP2 Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith put a smile on the faces of his team at their home race, as the British rider topped the timesheets in Friday’s Free Practice sessions at Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Bridgestone MotoGP Jerez preview

Round 4 preview, Spain

MotoGP logoMotoGP™ returns to its spiritual homeland of Europe as round four of the world championship takes place at Spain’s iconic Jerez circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 21

Argentina MotoGP debrief with Masao Azuma

The Argentina Grand Prix was the debut for Bridgestone’s new extra-hard specification rear slick

MotoGP logo At last weekend’s Argentina Grand Prix Valentino Rossi won his second race of the 2015 MotoGP™ season with an emphatic victory while the podium was completed with Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso in second place and CWM LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow in third.

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Apr 19

Relentless Rossi grabs amazing Argentina MotoGP™ victory

Round 3: Argentina MotoGP™ – Race

MotoGP - Valentino Rossi - Movistar Yamaha MotoGP - Argentina MotoGP race winner Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s put in one of the performances of his career to win his second race of the year at Argentina’s Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo ahead of Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso and CWM LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow.

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Apr 18

Marquez masters hot conditions to claim pole position in Argentina qualifying

Round 3: Argentina MotoGP™ – Qualifying

MotoGP - Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Argentina MotoGP QP2 Marc Marquez will start on pole position for tomorrow’s Argentina Grand Prix after the Repsol Honda Team rider set a scorching time of 1’37.802 in Qualifying Practice 2 at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo.

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Apr 17

Aleix Espargaro on record pace to lead Argentina Free Practice

Round 3: Argentina MotoGP™ – Free Practice One & Two

MotoGP - Aleix Espargaro - Team SUZUKI ECSTAR - Argentina MotoGP FP2 Team SUZUKI ECSTAR rider Aleix Espargaro was in impressive form at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo today, topping both of the day’s practice sessions and setting a time quicker than the current Circuit Record Lap in Free Practice 2. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

Bridgestone MotoGP™ Argentina preview

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 3 preview

MotoGP logo MotoGP™ returns to South America this weekend as round three of the 2015 season visits Argentina’s Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo for a second time following the circuit’s debut on the calendar last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 07

Bridgestone MotoGP™ round 2 preview

Circuit of the Americas, United States preview
Start of the 2014 Grand Prix of the Americas Round two of the 2015 MotoGP™ season takes place at the stunning Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas; a technical circuit that features the longest straight on the calendar and significant elevation changes.

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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 »

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