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99 not out: Lorenzo dominates day 1

Last race with Yamaha off to a flier for the 2010, 2012 and 2015 MotoGP™ World Champion After Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) ruled FP1 at the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana over four tenths clear, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda [...]

November 11, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

The final showdown: parting words ahead of 2016’s swan song

Pre-event Press Conference kicks off the season finale as the curtain comes down on a history-maker Before the traditional Pre-Event Press Conference in Valencia, first it was tyre supplier Michelin who met the media ahead of the season finale, after [...]

November 10, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

DoviOnCloud9: Dovizioso storms Sepang as ninth winner of 2016

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) took his second ever victory at the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, as he navigated the torrential conditions of Sepang to emerge as the ninth winner of 2016: an all time first for the MotoGP™ World [...]

October 30, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

DesmoDovi reigns wet Sepang for pole number 2 of 2016

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 [...]

October 29, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

MotoGP at Sepang International Circuit until 2021

Contract renewal sees the classic Malaysian track remain on the calendar for another five years Dorna Sports and Sepang International Circuit (SIC) have announced a renewal of their contract that will see the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship remain at the [...]

October 29, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Marquez sits out FP2 but remains Friday’s fastest

2016 MotoGP™ World Champion heads the timesheets despite illness as rain falls in the afternoon The first practice session of the day for Moto3™ saw damp patches of the newly-resurfaced Sepang International Circuit hamper early laptimes, before the moisture dried [...]

October 28, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Sepang: pushing the limits of man and machine

A new track surface and a new World Champion – but the same spectacular venue Sepang International Circuit is a world-leading facility. With the main grandstand sandwiched between the main and back straights, fans are bombarded with the sound of [...]

October 25, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing
Keep Cal and Carry On: Crutchlow takes an Island classic

Keep Cal and Carry On: Crutchlow takes an Island classic

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 [...]

October 23, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

High and dry: Marc Marquez’ perfect pole gamble

Freshly-crowned MotoGP™ World Champion over seven tenths clear on slicks Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has taken pole position at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, as the new World Champion chose the perfect moment to head out in the changeable [...]

October 22, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Rain Stops Play: Crutchlow top in Phillip Island washout

Torrential conditions in Australia see second practice cut short and Cal Crutchlow taking the honour of fastest on Friday After a wet morning of action at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and a Moto3™ FP2 that saw times get significantly [...]

October 21, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Weather, wind, and animals at the Island

Pre-event talk centers on the changeable conditions that could hit the Australian GP weekend. Former 250cc and 350cc World Champion Kork Ballington meets compatriot Brad Binder, and the local wildlife visits the MotoGP Paddock. At the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand [...]

October 20, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

The Island awaits: Marquez unleashed as Australia approaches

After the shockwaves of Motegi come the curves of Phillip Island – and a return to the scene of 2015’s masterpiece Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit is one of the wonders of the motorsport world. A few hours south of [...]

October 17, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Marc Marquez: the story of a champion

A third premier class crown in four years for the 2016 MotoGP™ World Champion The end of 2015 saw Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) lose the title of World Champion for the first time since moving into the premier class [...]

October 16, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Marquez takes the 2016 MotoGP title in Motegi shocker

One crash for Rossi then another for Lorenzo leaves MM93 to take a stunning win and premier class title number three Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez has taken the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship at the home of Honda – with [...]

October 16, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Pole 64: Historic Rossi equals Marquez and Lorenzo’s qualifying records

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 [...]

October 15, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Pedrosa out while Lorenzo finishes on top

Lorenzo draws first at the Twin Ring Motegi as Pedrosa breaks collarbone in dramatic highside. After Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso led the way in FP1 at the Twin Ring Motegi, skies remained perfectly blue above the Japanese track as the [...]

October 14, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Titles, tyres and the three-week back-to-back stint

Talk centers around MM93’s championship chances, the Twin Ring Motegi and tyres – as well as the grueling three-week flyaways. Ahead of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, the Pre-event Press Conference gathered Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), Jorge Lorenzo [...]

October 13, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Ducati Team line up for GP of Japan with Hector Barbera alongside Andrea Dovizioso at Motegi

The Ducati Team has arrived at Motegi for the Grand Prix of Japan, the fifteenth round of the 2016 MotoGP World Championship and the first of three challenging end-of-season overseas races that will continue over the next two weekends in [...]

October 13, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Tokyo Tourists: MotoGP fuels up for Motegi

Local rider Nakagami guides World Champion Jorge Lorenzo, Pol Espargargo and Bradley Smith around home capital Tokyo during today’s busy Pre-Event ahead of the Motul Grand Prix of Japan. Ahead of lights out for the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, [...]

October 12, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing

Andrea Iannone will miss this weekend’s Grand Prix of Japan at Motegi and is scheduled to return at Phillip Island

Andrea Iannone will not be taking part in the Grand Prix of Japan, which will be held this coming weekend at Motegi’s Twin Ring circuit. Last week the Ducati Team’s Italian rider underwent a series of checks, which showed that [...]

October 10, 2016 Latest News, MotoGP, Racing
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