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Franco Morbidelli means business with DutchGP pole

Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) took another impressive pole position as the 2017 points leader bounced back from a more difficult Catalan GP, heading key rival Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) by a tenth after conditions dried out [...]

June 24, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Franco Morbidelli in command at the Cathedral

EG 0,0 Marc VDS rider Franco Morbidelli struck first at the TT Circuit Assen, in the top five in FP1 before moving up the timesheets in the afternoon to end the day as Friday’s fastest. 2016 Assen winner Takaaki Nakagami [...]

June 23, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Alex Marquez destroys the field for second Moto2 win

Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) took a stunning second Moto2™ win at his home Catalan GP; the ‘Pistolas’ shooting away from pole position and never seen again. The race was the 250th start for the EG 0,0 Marc VDS [...]

June 11, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Alex Marquez scorches to second home pole of the year

Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) has taken a second scorching pole of the year – and second this season on home turf – in the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, a tenth clear of Mugello winner Mattia Pasini [...]

June 10, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Friday’s fastest: Franco Morbidelli heads Alex Marquez despite crash

Championship leader Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) topped practice timesheets at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya on Friday, quickest in FP2 and overall after a late lap saw him head teammate and home hero Alex Marquez. Morbidelli [...]

June 9, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Morbidelli leads as Marquez eyes another win on home turf

Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) still leads the World Championship in the intermediate class by a good margin, but the Italian found himself finishing off the podium in his home race, as teammate Alex Marquez fought Mattia Pasini (Italtrans [...]

June 7, 2017 Latest News, Moto2

Mattia Pasini hits full power to take a hard-fought home win

Mattia Pasini (Italtrans Racing Team) has taken his first victory in the World Championship since 2009 at the Italian GP, coming out on top in style after a fight to the flag against Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten) and Alex Marquez [...]

June 4, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Tale of two rivals: Franco Morbidelli heads Alex Marquez for pole

Championship leader Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) took a last minute pole position on home turf at Mugello, taking provisional pole from teammate Alex Marquez just at the flag – and by only 0.036. Behind the only two Moto2™ [...]

June 3, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing
Triumph to power Moto2 from 2019

Triumph to power Moto2 from 2019

Triumph Motorcycles has been announced as the exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2™ World Championship, beginning in 2019.  Triumph has signed a three-year contract with Dorna – the commercial rights holder of MotoGP™ – to supply a dedicated race-tuned [...]

June 3, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Alex Marquez storms enemy territory in Italy

Alex Marquez (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) hit back against FP1’s fastest – teammate Franco Morbidelli – at the Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley, going fastest in FP2 to top combined practice times on Day 1 from fellow title hopeful Takaaki Nakagami [...]

June 2, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Franco Morbidelli bests Bagnaia in cat-and-mouse contest in France

Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) took another incredible win at Le Mans in Moto2™, extending his points lead after crashing out last time out in Jerez. First dueling Tom Lüthi (CarXpert Interwetten) and then holding firm under incredible pressure [...]

May 21, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Thomas Luthi breaks his pole record in Le Mans

Thomas Luthi (CarXpert Interwetten) took a record-breaking pole position for the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France, taking a good portion of time off his 2016 pole record – 12 years after the number 12 took his first pole at [...]

May 20, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Weather worsens with Lorenzo Baldassarri quickest on combined times

Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Racing Team) topped combined times on Day 1 in France, as the Italian led a trio of his compatriots to lock out the top four: Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46) [...]

May 19, 2017 Latest News

Morbidelli? Marquez? Or a dark horse in Le Mans…

After winning the first three races of the year, Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS) seemed to be unstoppable until the paddock arrived in Jerez – where the pendulum swung to the other side of the garage. Teammate Alex Marquez [...]

May 15, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Maiden Moto2 win for Alex Marquez: Pistolas shoots back

Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) took a stunning maiden win at the Spanish GP, crossing the line three and a half seconds clear of an impressive first intermediate class podium for Francesco Bagnaia (Sky Racing Team VR46). The [...]

May 7, 2017 Latest News, Moto2

Alex Marquez home free for first record-breaking pole

2014 Moto3™ World Champion Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) will start his home GP at Jerez from his first ever pole position with a new record, leading teammate and Championship leader by Franco Morbidelli by 0.046 to make [...]

May 6, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

In the crosshairs: Franco Morbidelli aiming for win three from pole

Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) took an impressive pole position at the Circuit of the Americas, as he looks to win his third race in a row and grow his points lead at the front. Mattia Pasini (Italtrans [...]

April 23, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Alex Marquez makes his mark in Austin

2014 Moto3™ World Champion Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) topped Friday at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas by an impressive three tenths, with teammate and Championship leader Franco Morbidelli completing another 1-2 for the team [...]

April 22, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Franco Morbidelli vs Alex Marquez: last lap drama as Italian wins in Argentina

It was an EG 0,0 Marc VDS duel at the front in Argentina won under intense pressure by Franco Morbidelli, as teammate Alex Marquez crashed in final lap drama as he pushed to catch the Championship leader. Polesitter Miguel Oliveira [...]

April 10, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing

Miguel Oliveira beats the Moto2 madness for pole

Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) will start from a stunning first pole position in the Moto2™ class for the new KTM chassis – setting the first Portuguese pole since his own at Termas de Rio Hondo in the Moto3™ [...]

April 9, 2017 Latest News, Moto2, Racing
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