Yamaha vs Ducati as Qatar stages an opener to remember. Showtime? The curtain’s up…
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Movistar Yamaha top as Ducati reveal drastic “aero-fairing”
Maverick Viñales was second on the first day of the #QatarTest, but the fastest man in Valencia, Sepang and Phillip Island struck back in style to top the timesheets on Day 2 – edging Movistar Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi with a lap quicker than Andrea Dovizioso’s (Ducati Team) Friday best.
Movistar Yamaha rider looking for more in the #QatarTest
Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) had an up and down Day 1 of testing at Losail International Circuit, ending the first session in P7 on a 1:55.679 – half a second back on teammate Maverick Viñales – but with some positives to be found, with improvements made on corner entry.
Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix
Rossi and Lorenzo complete the front row as Crutchlow salvages impressive P5 in a washed out Q2. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) took a stunning pole position at Sepang International Circuit, as the Italian veteran sliced half a second off the time at the top and remained unthreatened. Compatriot Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) took P2 on his final lap, just edging out teammate Jorge Lorenzo.
Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix
Marquez crashes, Rossi storms through the field – but Crutchlow remains uncatchable. Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) took a stunning second GP win at Phillip Island, as the Brit kept calm and kept his gap at the front ahead of P2 finisher Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), with Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Maverick Viñales completing the podium.
9-time World Champion top as the number 93 falters – and a bruised ‘Spartan’ pulls out a fast one
Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start from pole at the Twin Ring Motegi for the Japanese GP, as the Italian legend fought off Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) in a close Q2 to take his 64th pole – and equal the number of pole positions held by both Marquez and Rossi’s teammate, reigning Champion Jorge Lorenzo.
Points leader faces his first chance at the title – and has another shot at taking his first win at the home of Honda
The Twin Ring Motegi has made a legend for itself since its construction in 1997. Built by Honda as a test facility, MotoGP™ touched down on the circuit for the first time at the turn of the millennium and the first part of what has now become a multi-chapter action adventure was written.
“Sweet Home Misano”
According to tradition of the Italian San Marino Grand Prix, during this morning’s qualifying rounds, Valentino showcased the new special graphic of his AGV Pista GP R helmet. This time, the theme is the priceless relationship with his childhood friend Alessio Salucci, better known as “Uccio”, today the assistant of Valentino and sportive director at VR46 Racing Team and VR46 Riders Academy.
9-time world champion tops FP1 at Misano
With less than half a second covering the top ten in FP1 at Misano, the timesheets were incredibly close as the Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini got underway, but it was Movistar Yamaha MotoGP local legend Valentino Rossi who went fastest.
Watch Valentino Rossi overtake Maverick Viñales from the 360 Gyroscopic OnBoard Camera
Since the introduction of an innovative tail camera on Valentino Rossi’s Honda back in 2003, Dorna Sports has made significant strides in developing custom OnBoard cameras to offer a unique view of MotoGP™ action.
Pre-event Press Conference talks wet vs dry at the classic English circuit
The Octo British Grand Prix has kicked off at Silverstone Circuit, as Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), Eugene Laverty (PULL&BEAR Aspar Team), Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) and recent winner Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) gathered for the Pre-Event Press Conference.
Back to where it all began in 1996 – a rookie victory in Brno
Summer break is gone and it’s time to let the engines ring out once more and bring MotoGP™ back to Austria
It’s been three weeks since the roar of the MotoGP™ World Championship erupted from a racetrack, fans and riders alike itching for action to begin again. The wait is almost over as the NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich is here, the World Championship heading to Austria for the first time since 1997.