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FIM Grand Prix World Championship Decision of the Grand Prix Commission
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, February 06, 2016 - 06:09 AM
MotoGP
FIM Grand Prix World Championship Decision of the Grand Prix Commission


The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM CEO), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA) in the presence of Vito Ipollito (President FIM), Javier Alonso (Dorna) and Mike Trimby (IRTA, Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on February 4 in Geneva, made the following decisions:


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DEL CONCA Joins Bastianini And Di Giannantonio Becoming Main Sponsor Of The Gresini Racing Team Moto3
Posted by: newsla on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 06:07 AM
MotoGP
DEL CONCA Joins Bastianini And Di Giannantonio Becoming Main Sponsor Of The Gresini Racing Team Moto3


DEL CONCA has reached an agreement with Gresini Racing to become Main Sponsor of the Gresini Racing Team Moto3 and Official Sponsor of the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 for the 2016 World Championship. The signing of the sponsorship agreement, which took place today at the headquarters of Del Conca Ceramica SpA, in San Clemente di Rimini, was attended by the CEO Enzo Donald Mularoni, Team Principal Fausto Gresini, Gresini Racing Team Moto3 riders Enea Bastianini and Fabio Di Giannantonio, and Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 rider Sam Lowes.


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Mahindra Racing Unveils All-New MGP3O Moto3T Racing Motorcycle For 2016 Season
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, February 04, 2016 - 03:51 PM
MotoGP
Mahindra Racing Unveils All-New MGP3O Moto3T Racing Motorcycle For 2016 Season At Auto Expo In New Delhi


Mahindra Racing, the only Indian constructor in the MotoGP™ World Championship, yesterday unveiled its all-new MGP3O Moto3™ racing motorcycle at the New Delhi Auto Expo. The latest MGP3O is a significantly upgraded motorcycle in almost every area as Mahindra Racing aims to fight at the front of the highly-competitive Moto3 World Championship in 2016.

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Tech3 Duo Power On Despite Contrasting Weather On Final Day At Sepang
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 05:59 PM
MotoGP
Tech3 Duo Power On Despite Contrasting Weather On Final Day At Sepang


The Monster Yamaha Tech3 team pair concluded the opening test positively as they worked determinedly on their preparations for the 2016 season. Smith and Espargaro rode tirelessly for three days as they thoroughly examined the new Michelin tyres, the electronics package and their updated version of the Yamaha YZR-M1 for 2016. Both riders will now leave Malaysia positive and fully confident for the next test at Phillip Island.

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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Wraps Up Sepang Test on Top
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 05:56 PM
MotoGP
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Wraps Up Sepang Test on Top


Despite the changeable weather, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi completed the three-day test at the Sepang International Circuit topping the standings with a perfect 1-2.

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Ducati Team Concludes IRTA Tests At Sepang
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 05:55 PM
MotoGP
Ducati Team Concludes IRTA Tests At Sepang


Today the two Ducati Team riders Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso, together with test-rider and two-time world champion Casey Stoner, had to wait until late morning to take to the track on the third and final day of IRTA tests at Sepang, because of the damp track conditions following overnight rain. Once the test was underway, the two Andreas continued development work and adapting the Michelin tyres to the new Desmosedici GP, while Stoner carried on with his scheduled test programme on the GP15.

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Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - Test MotoGP Sepang Day3
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 05:54 PM
MotoGP
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - Test MotoGP Sepang Day3


The third and final day of testing with the Aprilia RS-GP machines at Sepang also had the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini riders only taking partial advantage of the eight hours available. This was due to the rain showers in the morning, not hard enough to justify using rain tyres but enough to force Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl to come into the garage.

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MotoGP. Repsol Honda Team Makes The Most Of Test Weather-Affected Last Day
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 05:54 PM
MotoGP
MotoGP. Repsol Honda Team Makes The Most Of Test Weather-Affected Last Day


The third and final day of the Sepang test was marked by variable weather conditions. Following an overnight rain shower, the track surface was still damp when the lights went green at 10 a.m., prompting the teams to wait until noon before sending the bikes on the track. The Repsol Honda riders were granted a couple of hours of work before a light rainfall halted them again until 4:30. Following a pause, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa resumed action, riding regularly until 6 p.m. Temperatures were much cooler than the previous days, with air and ground maximums of 32° C and 36°, respectively.

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Team Suzuki Ecstar Concludes Sepang Test
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 05:54 PM
MotoGP
Team Suzuki Ecstar Concludes Sepang Test


The third and final day of the Sepang test saw rain complicating the program with early morning showers and another downpour after lunch splitting the day into two intensive sessions for Team SUZUKI ECSTAR.

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ASPAR Team - MotoGP Test Sepang - 03/02/16
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 05:53 PM
MotoGP
ASPAR Team - MotoGP Test Sepang - 03/02/16


The first three days of MotoGP preseason testing in 2016 concluded today, with the riders now not set to return to the Sepang International Circuit until the Grand Prix here in October. Unlike previous seasons when the Malaysian track has hosted two preseason sessions, the next appointment for the teams and riders is another three-day outing at Phillip Island, on the 17th, 18th and 19th of this month. Even though today was effectively cut short by a tropical downpour at around 3pm, the Sepang test has given the first indications of how the 2016 season might shape up. So far it looks like the factory Yamaha remains the package to beat, with Jorge Lorenzo demonstrating exactly why he is World Champion with a consistency and pace that has been unmatched. The Spaniard was almost a second clear of his closest rival today as the only rider to break the two-minute barrier, although his team-mate Valentino Rossi has also shown a consistently high level of performance in second place. Ducati demonstrated that they have nothing to fear this season, their hard work showing with strong representation in the top half of the timesheets, including star test rider Casey Stoner, who has proved that he remains one of the fastest men in the world on two wheels despite having retired from competitive action back in 2012.

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Repsol Honda Team Makes The Most Of Tests Weather-Affected Last Day
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 05:53 PM
MotoGP
Repsol Honda Team Makes The Most Of Tests Weather-Affected Last Day


The third and final day of the Sepang test was marked by variable weather conditions. Following an overnight rain shower, the track surface was still damp when the lights went green at 10 a.m., prompting the teams to wait until noon before sending the bikes on the track. The Repsol Honda riders were granted a couple of hours of work before a light rainfall halted them again until 4:30. Following a pause, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa resumed action, riding regularly until 6 p.m. Temperatures were much cooler than the previous days, with air and ground maximums of 32° C and 36°, respectively.

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2016 MotoGP: Lorenzo sets the pace as the #SepangTest comes to a close
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, February 03, 2016 - 07:19 AM
MotoGP
2016 MotoGP: Lorenzo sets the pace as the #SepangTest comes to a close


Jorge Lorenzo backed up his 2015 MotoGP™ World Championship by dominating the first test of 2016.

A damp track early on Wednesday morning delayed track action for over two hours on the final day of the Sepang test. It was Yamaha test rider Katsuyki Nakasuga who was the first out on track, testing conditions for the rest of the field. Slowly more and more riders joined the action and with just over five hours of testing remaining the majority of the field were on track. Andrea Iannone was an early leader as the conditions continued to improve. The Italian suffered a small fall and was unhurt.

The first benchmark lap came from Jorge Lorenzo, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider one of the last to join the action on track but setting a 2’00.882 on just his fourth lap. With five hours to go Lorenzo led from Casey Stoner, the Australian impressing many as he continued to test the GP15 for Ducati.


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Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Keep Up Pace at Second Day of Sepang Shake Down
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 05:44 PM
MotoGP
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Keep Up Pace at Second Day of Sepang Shake Down


Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders returned to the Sepang International Circuit today for a second day of testing in Malaysia. Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi continued to successfully work through a number of different test items and secured second and sixth place respectively in today's standings.

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ASPAR Team - MotoGP test Sepang - 02/02/16
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 05:44 PM
MotoGP
ASPAR Team - MotoGP test Sepang - 02/02/16


The MotoGP riders were back on track today for the second day of the first preseason test at Sepang. Once again the track was open from 10am to 6pm, with the main headline being the return of double World Champion Casey Stoner, riding alongside the main championship riders for the first time since his retirement in 2012 in his capacity of Ducati test rider. It was a good day all round for the Italian factory, with Danilo Petrucci setting the fastest lap of the test so far and the likes of Barberá, Redding, Iannone and Hernández all featuring at the top end of the time sheets. As usual at this circuit the majority of the faster laps were set in the early part of the day, although Lorenzo, Crutchlow and Rossi did manage to improve their pace in the latter stages. Petrucci’s best effort of 2.00.095 improved the benchmark by six tenths from yesterday as the 1’59 mark comes into sight, with one more day of the test to come tomorrow.

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Second Day Of Testing For The Ducati Team At Sepang
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 05:43 PM
MotoGP
Second Day Of Testing For The Ducati Team At Sepang


Ideal weather conditions greeted the MotoGP riders for the second of three days of testing organized by IRTA at the Sepang International Circuit on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.

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Team Suzuki Ecstar Continue Evaluation At Sepang
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 05:42 PM
MotoGP
Team Suzuki Ecstar Continue Evaluation At Sepang


Team SUZUKI ECSTAR has spent the second day of MotoGP™ testing at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia evaluating several new parts and settings from the R&D department in Hamamatsu, Japan.

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MotoGP. Development Work Continues For Repsol Honda Team On Day 2 Of Malaysia Test
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 05:42 PM
MotoGP
MotoGP. Development Work Continues For Repsol Honda Team On Day 2 Of Malaysia Test


Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa took to the track this morning for the second day of testing at Sepang International Circuit, where Marc was quickly able to knock almost one and half seconds off his best lap from the opening day. Just an hour into the session, all action stopped following a massive crash by Loris Baz (who escaped unhurt), prompting a red flag that remained in place for over an hour. When the track reopened, the riders were only allowed to use the harder of two available tyres and, due to safety concerns, Michelin imposed a higher minimum air pressure.

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Stunning Petrux: Fastest laptime at Sepang. Scott Makes Progress (7th)
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 05:42 PM
MotoGP
Stunning Petrux: Fastest laptime at Sepang. Scott Makes Progress (7th)


The second day of testing at the International Circuito of Sepang ended up with a great exploit for Octo Pramac Yakhnich as Danilo Petrucci managed to notch up a fantastic quickest laptime that allowed him to gain the first place of the standing.

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Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - Test MotoGP Sepang Day2
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 05:41 PM
MotoGP
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - Test MotoGP Sepang Day2


On the second and penultimate day of MotoGP testing at Sepang the long stop due to a crash on the long straight stretch in front of pit lane (without consequences) by Loris Baz was the big news. The riders had gone onto the track with the green light to take advantage of the good weather conditions, with temperatures slightly cooler than the rest of the day.

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Positive Steps On Day 2 Leaves Tech3 Duo Confident For Final Test Session
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 05:41 PM
MotoGP
Positive Steps On Day 2 Leaves Tech3 Duo Confident For Final Test Session


Monster Yamaha Tech3 team riders Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro maintained their tireless efforts on the second day of testing in Malaysia with encouraging progress being made in all areas. As a result, both riders remain optimistic for the final day tomorrow.

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Development Work Continues For Repsol Honda Team On Day 2 Of Malaysia Test
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 05:41 PM
MotoGP
Development Work Continues For Repsol Honda Team On Day 2 Of Malaysia Test


Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa took to the track this morning for the second day of testing at Sepang International Circuit, where Marc was quickly able to knock almost one and half seconds off his best lap from the opening day. Just an hour into the session, all action stopped following a massive crash by Loris Baz (who escaped unhurt), prompting a red flag that remained in place for over an hour.

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2016 MotoGP: Petrucci tops the times as attention shifts to hard tyres
Posted by: ASkyler on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 - 07:11 AM
MotoGP
2016 MotoGP: Petrucci tops the times as attention shifts to hard tyres


The second day of the Sepang test got off to a steady start as riders slowly made their way out onto the Malaysian circuit after a day of reacquainting themselves with their machines. A flurry of fast laps soon came with Danilo Petrucci setting a 2’00.095 to lead early in the day and go over half a second faster than Jorge Lorenzo’s best time from Monday. This time would go unbeaten.

This early time attack was halted as Loris Baz suffered a heavy fall on his Avintia Racing Ducati, the Frenchman falling down the main straight at 290 kilometres per hour. The cause of the crash is still unclear, but Baz reportedly heard a sound come from his bike in the final corner before the fall, the rear of his GP14.2 destroyed. Michelin and the safety committee at the track held the red flag for over an hour as an extensive assessment was made to make sure no other riders would be at risk of a similar fall. As a safety precaution the soft tyre was withdrawn for the remainder of the test. Baz was able to return to the track after his fall, but unable to better his time and ended 19th.


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2016 MotoGP: Lorenzo dominates inaugural day of 2016
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, February 01, 2016 - 05:36 PM
MotoGP
2016 MotoGP: Lorenzo dominates inaugural day of 2016


The 2015 MotoGP™ World Champion continued his championship form, a second clear of the rest of the field as 2016 got underway at the #SepangTest.

Sepang hosted the first test of 2016 as 21 riders took to the track for the first time since November. The post-race Valencia test gave riders and fans a glimpse at what was to come, but Sepang was the first time that all riders took to the track with the spec ECU and Michelin tyres fitted together. Despite the unknowns, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo continued where he left off in 2015 as he dominated the field. A 2’00.684 set the Majorcan over a second clear of his closest rival, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP teammate Valentino Rossi in second.


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ASPAR Team - MotoGP Test Sepang - 01/02/16
Posted by: newsla on Monday, February 01, 2016 - 05:29 PM
MotoGP
ASPAR Team - MotoGP Test Sepang - 01/02/16


The first MotoGP preseason test of 2016 got underway at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today, where the teams and riders completed their first laps of a crucial build-up to the opening round of the season on 20th March in Qatar. There are two major new factors in MotoGP this year, with a new single tyre provider (Michelin) and standard electronics for all riders, meaning plenty of hard work was taking place up and down pit-lane and out on track today. Defending World Champion Jorge Lorenzo set the pace on the opening day, the Spaniard clearly adapting quickly to the new material as he left the rest of the field trailing by over a second with an impressive lap time of 2'00.684.

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First Official Tests Of The New Season Get Underway For Ducati Team At Sepang
Posted by: newsla on Monday, February 01, 2016 - 05:29 PM
MotoGP
First Official Tests Of The New Season Get Underway For Ducati Team At Sepang


After a winter break of more than two months, the Ducati Team riders took to the track today together with all the other MotoGP World Championship protagonists, for the first pre-season IRTA tests. During this test each rider had available a 2015-spec Desmosedici and the new Desmosedici GP machine that had its shakedown test here on Wednesday in the hands of test-rider Michele Pirro.

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