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FIM Opens Consultation With Potential Moto2 Engine Suppliers
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 06:21 AM
MotoGP
FIM Opens Consultation With Potential Moto2 Engine Suppliers


Following the announcement that Honda Racing Corporation would continue to be the official engine supplier for the Moto2™ World Championship for three more years (2016 to the end of 2018), the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and Dorna Sports will now start talks with other potential candidates for the exclusive engine supplier for the class from 2019 onwards.

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Successful Compartment Syndrome Surgery For Pol Espargaro
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 02:52 PM
MotoGP
Successful Compartment Syndrome Surgery For Pol Espargaro


Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team rider Pol Espargaró has undergone surgery on his right forearm in order to solve the issue known as ‘compartment syndrome’, or otherwise, arm pump. Espargaró experienced a large amount of discomfort in his arm during the previous Grand Prix race in France and suffered a loss of force that began during the 7th lap. This pain is not habitual and had just sporadically affected him before. Already after the race at the Grand Prix of Spain on the 3rd of May, the Spanish rider was experiencing pain and so a recovery process using physiotherapy was undertaken. However, the persistence of these symptoms signalled that a medical review was needed. Following this, it was decided that the rider should receive surgery immediately to begin his recovery process as soon as possible to arrive in the best condition for the next round of the MotoGP World Championship which is on May 31st in Mugello, Italy. The operation took place at the Hospital Nisa Pardo Aravaca (Madrid) and was successfully performed by Dr. Angel Villamor. Espargaró will be reviewed later this week.

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French MotoGP Debrief With Masao Azuma
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:12 AM
MotoGP
French MotoGP Debrief With Masao Azuma


Bridgestone slick compounds: Front: Extra-soft, Soft & Medium; Rear: Extra-soft, Soft & Medium (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds: Soft (Main) & Hard (Alternative)

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.

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Espargaro To Undergo Surgery Tomorrow In Barcelona
Posted by: newsla on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 07:20 PM
MotoGP
Espargaro To Undergo Surgery Tomorrow In Barcelona


Aleix Espargaro will undergo surgery tomorrow morning in Barcelona, Spain after the injury he suffered on his right hand in the crash he had on Saturday in Le Mans.

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Flawless French Finale For Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
Posted by: newsla on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 06:15 AM
MotoGP
Flawless French Finale For Movistar Yamaha MotoGP


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Jorge Lorenzo repeated his stunning performance from Jerez at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, taking his second consecutive victory. Teammate Valentino Rossi also rode a brilliant race at Le Mans and took second place, his fifth consecutive podium finish of the 2015 MotoGP season.

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Bitter-Sweet Le Mans For Espargaro And Vinales
Posted by: newsla on Monday, May 18, 2015 - 06:15 AM
MotoGP
Bitter-Sweet Le Mans For Espargaro And Vinales


The difficult weekend at Le Mans resulted in a hard race overall as Team SUZUKI ECSTAR experienced the polar opposite feelings of motorcycle racing today.

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Schrotter Battles To Clinch Points At Tech3 Home Grand Prix
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:45 PM
MotoGP
Schrotter Battles To Clinch Points At Tech3 Home Grand Prix


Tech3 Racing Team rider Marcel Schrotter closed the team’s home race with a points scoring finish in 13th after an intense battle in the final laps at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France. Schrotter who started from 14th on the grid slipped back to 16th at the end of the fiercely contested first lap. He pushed onwards and lapped consistently to climb up to 14th by lap ten and in a group of three riders fighting for 13th, before dropping back two positions in the middle of the race. With five laps remaining the 21 year old German was back in the points and in a tough battle with Sandro Cortese. On the last lap the two swapped positions several times in a battle that went right until the finish flag, with the Tech3 rider coming out on top and snatching 13th position. This positive result marked a good end to a tricky weekend for Schrotter and having gained a few more valuable world championship points, he now looks towards the next race at Mugello with confidence.

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A Fantastic Top 10 For Pramac Racing At Le Mans Yonny Finishes 8th, Danilo 10th
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:44 PM
MotoGP
A Fantastic Top 10 For Pramac Racing At Le Mans Yonny Finishes 8th, Danilo 10th


Pramac Racing celebrates a weekend full of satisfaction with the first exciting double Top10 of the 2015 MotoGP season.

The Grand Prix de France - held in a beautiful sunny Sunday on the circuit of Le Mans to the presence of more than 90,000 spectators - saw Yonny Hernandez and Danilo Petrucci finish respectively 8th and 10th place and taking home 14 points representing the best result of the year for Pramac Racing.

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Another Podium Finish For Andrea Dovizioso With Third Place In The French GP
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:43 PM
MotoGP
Another Podium Finish For Andrea Dovizioso With Third Place In The French GP


Andrea Dovizioso produced yet another fine performance at Le Mans to step onto the podium in the French Grand Prix with a third place finish. The Italian rider, who started from the front row after going second in qualifying, got off to a good start and crossed the line at the end of lap 1 in second place behind Lorenzo, the eventual winner of the French race. Dovizioso held on to second until lap 13, when he was passed by Rossi, and he took the chequered flag in third. Andrea is now third overall in the Riders’ championship standings.


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Nicky Hayden Takes Open Honours At Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:42 PM
MotoGP
Nicky Hayden Takes Open Honours At Le Mans


POWER ELECTRONICS Aspar rider rounds off strong weekend with eleventh place after close battle for a top-ten finish, as Eugene Lavery picks up first MotoGP points

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Bautista 15th And Melandri 18th At Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:42 PM
MotoGP
Bautista 15th And Melandri 18th At Le Mans


Despite the poor grip throughout the MotoGP weekend at Le Mans which conditioned the performance of the RS-GP bikes in the race as well, Alvaro Bautista finished in fifteenth place, enough to earn another championship point. Marco Melandri, also hindered by problems with the gearbox, finished in 18th place.

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Lorenzo Sets Record Pace At Le Mans To Secure Second Straight Win
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:42 PM
MotoGP
Lorenzo Sets Record Pace At Le Mans To Secure Second Straight Win


Round 5: French MotoGP™- Race
Sunday, May 17 2015
Le Mans, France

Bridgestone slick compounds: Front: Extra-soft, Soft & Medium; Rear: Extra-soft, Soft & Medium (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds: Soft (Main) & Hard (Alternative)
Weather: Dry. Ambient 18-18°C; Track 39-42°C (Bridgestone measurement)


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Eighth Place, Eight Points And Eighth In The Championship For Simeon At Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:41 PM
MotoGP
Eighth Place, Eight Points And Eighth In The Championship For Simeon At Le Mans


Eight is the number that has characterized the French weekend of Xavier Siméon and Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 at Le Mans: the 15-year-old Belgian rider in fact completed a determined race in eighth position, placement that gave him eight points and thanks to which he’s now eighth in the Championship, with 39 points.

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Smith Shines On Tech3 Home Turf To Finish As Leading Satellite Rider
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:40 PM
MotoGP
Smith Shines On Tech3 Home Turf To Finish As Leading Satellite Rider


Bradley Smith completed a notable weekend at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France in 6th position aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1. As the 28 lap battle commenced under glorious sunshine at the legendary Le Mans circuit, Smith undertook a strong start and fought his way through an intense first lap to hold on to his qualifying position of 6th. The young British rider tailed the leading riders before successfully catching and overtaking Marquez on lap five and then opening a gap on him. Smith’s formidable race rhythm and consistent lap times kept him in a fast pace and with half race distance reached, the 23 year old was running in 5th position. With 8 laps remaining, Smith had impressively closed the deficit to Andrea Iannone and was involved in a memorable and fierce fight for 4th position. Smith stayed right in the hunt and eventually finished the race in 6th but just a hair’s breadth back from Marquez and Iannone. This result puts him as the leading satellite rider at the round five battle and sees him now only one point behind 6th place in the riders championship standings.

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Marquez Finishes Fourth At Le Mans And Pedrosa Completes Race After Crash
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:40 PM
MotoGP
Marquez Finishes Fourth At Le Mans And Pedrosa Completes Race After Crash


Difficult French GP for Spaniard, who just misses out on the podium. Pedrosa places sixteenth after coming back from a second lap crash.

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Great Recovery From Randy For Team JiR's Best Finish Of 2015
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:40 PM
MotoGP
Great Recovery From Randy For Team JiR's Best Finish Of 2015


Randy Krummenacher made a good recovery from 20th on the first lap to come through to his and Team JiR’s best finish so far in 2015.

Randy started in 10th on the grid and lost two positions off the start, then fell back through the field when he went into a neutral gear on lap one, so at the end of the first lap the Swiss rider was in 19th and then 20th places. What followed was a steady progression through the field towards the points scoring positions followed by some luck with fallers ahead such as pole-sitter Alex Rins. Eventually, following a hard battle, Randy was able to take the flag in 12th position, recording the team’s best result so far in the 2015 season. Even if the result could have been better, this still gives much hope for the next round at Mugello, Italy at the end of May.

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Marquez Battles Hard For 4th Place In France With Pedrosa Showing Courage
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:39 PM
MotoGP
Marquez Battles Hard For 4th Place In France With Pedrosa Showing Courage Despite Crash


Today’s GP of France was a tough race for the Repsol Honda riders, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. Marc dropped back to 4th from pole position with Dani moving up one place to 7th as the 28 lap race got underway. Unfortunately, Dani lost the front in turn three on the second lap, but was able to rejoin the race – albeit in last place.

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Bastianini Completes An All-Italian Podium At Le Mans With The Second Place
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:39 PM
MotoGP
Bastianini Completes An All-Italian Podium At Le Mans With The Second Place Locatelli 16th


Thanks to an amazing comeback race, Gresini Racing Team Moto3 racer Enea Bastianini took a well-deserved second place finish in today’s French Grand Prix at Le Mans: the 17-year-old rider from Rimini completed an all-Italian podium crossing the line behind winner Romano Fenati and ahead of third-placed Francesco Bagnaia. His team mate Andrea Locatelli just missed out to score points closing the race in sixteenth position.


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Mahindra Fights To Podium Joy At Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:39 PM
MotoGP
Mahindra Fights To Podium Joy At Le Mans


Mapfre Team Mahindra rider Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia claimed a fine, fighting third place in a thrilling French Grand Prix today – taking a leading role in a fearsome front pack, and missing his and the only Indian marque’s first Moto3 victory by less than half a second.


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Moto3 Quartararo, Navarro And Herrera Leave Le Mans Empty Handed
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 01:37 PM
MotoGP
Moto3 Quartararo, Navarro And Herrera Leave Le Mans Empty Handed


After positive practice performances, Quartararo and Navarro suffer crashes when riding in the lead group. Maria Herrera places nineteenth.

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2015 French GP (Le Mans): MotoGP Race Results
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 12:35 PM
MotoGP
2015 French GP (Le Mans): MotoGP Race Results


The Monster Energy Grand Prix de France was host to another dominating Lorenzo victory while an intense battle for fourth burned.

Fortunately rain was nowhere to be seen in Le Mans, setting the stage for an exciting and eventful MotoGP™ race. The French GP comes after a post race test in Jerez and many riders arrived in France with new confidence, direction and parts. Bradley Smith was one such rider, running new front forks this weekend and leading FP2 on Friday.

Round five of the MotoGP™ World Championship also saw Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa return to the grid, the Spaniard having missed three rounds after having surgery to cure arm pump issues. Returning for Jerez had been a possibility, but a test on a Supermoto bike had Pedrosa and his Repsol Honda crew air on the side of caution and wait until Le Mans.

Lorenzo appeared strong again this weekend, as he had done in Jerez, despite saying that his third on the grid was one of the worst qualifying results of his career. A lightning start allowed the Spaniard to break away early, quickly able to pass Andrea Dovizioso on the Ducati and focus on riding his own race. One of Lorenzo’s strongest areas is his ability to run at the front and set incredibly consistent lap times when not having to battle with other riders. As in Jerez, Lorenzo demonstrated this incredible skill and was nearly untouchable. "I could overtake Dovizioso early and stay in the lead. I had to manage the one second gap and I had to push really hard even though the front feeling wasn’t great," he said.

This makes it back-to-back wins for Lorenzo and reignites his championship hopes after many had begun to doubt the Spaniard. The MotoGP™ paddock heads next to Mugello, a favourite track of Lorenzo and one that has seen several outstanding rides from the Movistar Yamaha rider. On his current form he will be difficult to match.

While Lorenzo was surging ahead, Marc Marquez had a difficult start to the race, dropping as low as sixth before finding his form in the closing stages.

The Spaniard quickly caught Andrea Iannone and Bradley Smith ahead, leading to a fiery battle between Marquez and Iannone. The duo swapped positions at nearly every corner, giving spectators flashbacks of their Moto2™ days. The performance of Iannone was particularly impressive as he dislocated his left shoulder less than a week ago at a private Ducati test at Mugello. Marquez eventually came out on top as Iannone’s lap times dropped off significantly in the final three laps, no doubt feeling the pain in his shoulder.

While the battle tore on behind, Andrea Dovizioso and Valentino Rossi had a brief battle, the Yamaha rider coming out on top. Issues in Jerez saw Dovizioso finish off the podium for the first time this year, this third at Le Mans is important for the Ducati rider’s championship as he sits in second with 67 points, just five more than Lorenzo. "The grip after ten laps was not great, I struggled a bit. I couldn’t gain much in the braking. I didn’t have Lorenzo’s pace though. To return to the podium is important for the championship and us," reflected Dovizioso after the race.

Charging through the field, Rossi seemed as though he may be able to catch his teammate but the gap never dropped below one and a half seconds. It had been a less than ideal start to the weekend for the Italian as he and his Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team struggled with finding a good setting. Big risks in changes to the set up of Rossi’s M1 paid off come the race as he once again extended his championship lead, now 15 points ahead of Andrea Dovizioso. "We suffered a lot during practice because I couldn’t ride to the limit. We risked more with the set up for the race and I felt very good. It took a couple of laps to understand it fully," said Rossi.

Le Mans was a difficult race for many of the British riders, both Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding fell from the race in what was an overall disappointing weekend for many of the Honda bikes. The higher track temperatures on race day having a negative impact for the Honda riders who struggled for front end feel. Bradley Smith did well to finish in sixth behind the dueling pair of Iannone and Marquez after a strong showing earlier in the week. There were also reasons to celebrate for rookie Eugene Laverty, the Irishman scoring his first MotoGP™ points as he finished in 14th and as the second Open Honda bike.

The Open category was led by Nicky Hayden, the American also qualifying as the highest Open rider. He and Jack Miller had battled during the early stages of the race, but the Australian fell as he existed Turn 4. Local rider Loris Baz also finished in the points in 12th, taking his best ever MotoGP™ finish in front of a cheering crowd.

Miller was not the only rider to fall as he existed Turn 4, returning Dani Pedrosa also took a tumble there. The Spaniard was unhurt and remounted to finish in 16th, some 15 seconds out of the points. Stefan Bradl was another early faller as he continues to adapt to the Yamaha Forward machine. Both Aleix Espargaro and Karel Abraham were forced into the pits with technical issues, ending their races early.

1 - Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) YAMAHA 43'44.143

2 - Valentino Rossi (ITA) YAMAHA +3.820

3 - Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) DUCATI +12.380

1st OPEN

11 - Nicky Hayden (USA) HONDA +53.636

Controlled victory for Luthi in Moto2

A fourth career victory at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France sees Thomas Luthi move to second in the championship.

Alex Rins started from pole for the first time in his Moto2™ career but made a poor start, dropping down to ninth off the line. It was home hero Johann Zarco who led in the early stages of the race, initially looking as though he could escape at the front but eventually Luthi caught and passed the Frenchman. From lap five onwards Luthi went unopposed in the lead, taking a comfortable win of over one and a half seconds, his second in the Moto2™ class. "In the beginning I felt good and the bike worked well straight away. I felt like I had a little stronger pace than Johann but he was very strong on the brakes. It was a long race for us but we’ve made a good start and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season," he said.

The Marc VDS team hardly saw Tito Rabat during Friday and Saturday practice as the Spaniard put in long 27 lap runs in the majority of sessions. What was most impressive about this was the pace Rabat was able to maintain even on worn tyres, frequently putting in his fastest lap of the session towards the end of a race simulation run. Rabat’s race did not get off to an ideal start however, as once again he had trouble on the opening laps as he was pushed wide while battling for positions. The reigning Moto2™ champion responded quickly and settled into a solid rhythm, lapping between 1’37.8 and 1’37.6 for the majority of the race.

This steady flow of high 1’37s saw Rabat close down Luthi in the final stages, but his battle with Zarco had him too far behind to catch the Swiss rider. Rabat sits sixth in the standings, 36 points behind Zarco. "I made a normal start but at the beginning I had to wait behind Zarco. When his tyres went down I was faster and I was better through T1. Congratulations to Luthi for his win. I’m happy because we’re back on track and on the correct lines," said a pleased Rabat.

With the Championship lead to consider, Zarco did not take any extra risks in his home race and settled into third after his attempt to break away early. "The target was the victory, I had a good start and I took the chance to lead and try to run away. Luthi and Tito were both strong, Tito especially at the end. I don’t think I used too much tyre, Rabat was just more comfortable and carried more corner speed. I didn’t want to crash so I settled for third and the podium. I’m still leading the championship, so perfect!". Zarco now has a 21 point lead over Luthi, with Folger dropping to third having failed to finish the French GP.

While the podium positions were settled, other spots inside the top ten certainly weren’t. Sam Lowes was safe in fourth, lamenting his tyre gamble as he was just 0.3s from a podium finish at the end of the race. The British rider continues to be the only Speed Up frame amongst the group of Kalex bikes in the top ten of the Moto2™ standings.

Franco Morbidelli once again finished in fifth, his fourth fifth of the season so far. Both Alex Rins and Luis Salom fell while battling with the aggressive Italian, Salom and his bike rolling over Morbidelli as the pair came into contact. It was a difficult weekend for the Paginas Armarillas HP 40 team after Rins’ pole with both their riders crashing. Rins eventually remounted to finish 17th.

There was also disappointment for Alex Marquez who crashed along with Louis Rossi. The move up to Moto2™ has been difficult for the younger Marquez, having had a high number of crashes in testing and practice sessions. Despite struggles early in the weekend this is the first race in which Marquez has failed to score points. Mika Kallio was another faller. All riders were uninjured.

1 - Thomas Luthi (SWI) KALEX 42'21.011

2 - Tito Rabat (SPA) SPEED UP +1.767

3 - Johann Zarco (FRA) KALEX +3.760

Italian Moto3 podium lockout in France

A rain interrupted Qualifying session resulted in a mixed grid and a riveting race as riders charged through the pack.

Rain fell during the opening minutes of Qualifying on Saturday for the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France resulting in several favourites such as Danny Kent, Efren Vazquez and Brad Binder all qualifying down the grid. Fortunately the skies were clear come Sunday in Le Mans, but this still left a lot of work many riders to do. There was no doubt going to be incident into the first chicane with so many riders eager to impress thanks to surprise high position on the grid or make up spots having failed to set an early fast lap.

Brad Binder, Remy Gardner and Gabriel Rodrigo were all victims of this added pressure as they fell going in to the chicane. Efren Vazquez suffered a quick highside as he existed, ending any hopes of recovering points after his disastrous Qualifying. Whilst this was happening, Andrea Antonelli and Enea Beastianini had all made very fast starts and joined the leading group in the early stages having started seventh and 18th respectively. They were joined by Francesco Bagnaia, Fabio Quartararo and Romano Fenati, all who had started inside the top five.

The battle for the victory became an exclusively Italian affair as Fabio Quartararo crashed out of his home Grand Prix as he exited Turn 4, just as Vazquez and several others had done. With both Quartararo and Vazquez out, Danny Kent was put in a comfortable situation with none of his main championship rivals looking set to score points in France. Despite this the Britain continued to push, having joined the front group in the closing stages from 30th on the grid. The ride demonstrated his ability to come back from adversity, the Brit having already demonstrated his ability to lead from the front in Austin and Argentina.

It would be the Italian trio of Fenati, Bastianini and Bagnaia who would see Kent finish off the podium for the first time this season. Romano Fenati took his and KTM’s first win of the season having spent the entire race battling with his compatriots on the Honda and the Mahindra. "The start of the season was hard, the bike wasn’t perfect and the performance was less. We worked very hard every time and today we have the victory. The bike was perfect today and in the last lap the tyre was ok. In Jerez the tyre was gone after 5 laps so we’ve improved a lot," said the SKY Racing Team VR46 rider.

Bastianini has now made a habit of coming back from poor grid positions to claim podium finishes, having performed a similar feat in Qatar at the season opener. "It’s a very difficult race today. My start was nice and I was always pushing to the max this race. In the last laps I had too much movement so the win wasn’t possible," he reflected. He moves into second in the championship with 67 points, but it 37 behind Danny Kent as the Brit takes a firm lead in the Moto3™ Championship.

1 - Romano Fenati (ITA) KTM 41'22.829

2 - Enea Bastianini (ITA) HONDA +0.122

3 - Pecco Bagnaia (ITA) MAHINDRA +0.457

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Toba Fins Succes In Le Mans, Norrodin And Date Just Miss Points
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 06:26 AM
MotoGP
Toba Fins Succes In Le Mans, Norrodin And Date Just Miss Points


The three riders of the Asia Talent Team put on a great performance in the second round of the Moto3 World Junior Championship, held today in Le Mans.

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Lorenzo Demonstrates Pace At Damp Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 06:25 AM
MotoGP
Lorenzo Demonstrates Pace At Damp Le Mans


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi will start tomorrow's Monster Energy Grand Prix de France from the first and third row of the grid after taking third and seventh place respectively in today‘s qualifying session.


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Schrotter To Contest Tech3 Home Grand Prix From 14th On The Grid
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 06:25 AM
MotoGP
Schrotter To Contest Tech3 Home Grand Prix From 14th On The Grid


Marcel Schrotter will line up in 14th position for tomorrow’s 26 lap battle at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France after a resolute performance in qualifying today at the Le Mans circuit. The young German kicked off his qualifying campaign strongly as he aimed to post a competitive time for tomorrow’s race. On his 6th lap, Schrotter scored a 1’37.941 that was his quickest time of the session, which ensured him a start from the middle of the fifth row. Impressively, his time was merely less than half a second back from the second row, with only a second covering the first seventeen riders in the highly competitive intermediate class. Schrotter now looks towards the race tomorrow where he will intent to seize success at the team’s home race by clinching a top ten finish.


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FIM Cev Repsol Victory And Lead For Aron Canet At Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 06:23 AM
MotoGP
FIM Cev Repsol Victory And Lead For Aron Canet At Le Mans


The rider from Valencia closed a perfect weekend where he dominated the FIM CEV Repsol round by taking the pole position, setting the fastest lap of the race, and securing the win and the lead of the Moto3 Junior Championship.

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