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The Battle Continues In Argentina Qualifying
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 07:41 AM
MotoGP
The Battle Continues In Argentina Qualifying


Movistar Yamaha riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were back on track today in Argentina in qualifying for tomorrow's Grand Prix de la República Argentina. The duo enjoyed the best weather conditions yet of the weekend with sunshine and a dry track, Lorenzo taking fifth on the second row and teammate Rossi taking eighth on the third.

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Power Electronics Aspar Team MotoGP
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 07:38 AM
MotoGP
Power Electronics Aspar Team MotoGP


For the second consecutive round Marc Márquez brilliantly claimed the pole, and seems to be ready to repeat his form of the start of last season. The Spaniard was over half a second from his nearest rival, having dominated Q2 from start to finish. This time it has not been necessary to run down the pit lane or produce a seemingly impossible lap, as he was in front from the start, and merely had to gradually lower his lap time. Aleix Espargaró finished second to prove his form on the first day was no flash in the pan and that he is ready to aim for the podium. Tyre wear at this abrasive circuit could be a determining factor at the end of Sunday’s race. There was trouble again for the Yamaha riders on the second day, as the best, Jorge Lorenzo, was 'only' fifth.


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Front Row For Espargaro & Team Suzuki Ecstar
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 07:14 AM
MotoGP
Front Row For Espargaro & Team Suzuki Ecstar


In only its third race since Suzuki’s return to MotoGP, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s Aleix Espargaro has put the GSX-RR on the front row of the MotoGP™ grid.

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Schrotter Ready To Fight From 12th On The Grid In Argentina
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 07:14 AM
MotoGP
Schrotter Ready To Fight From 12th On The Grid In Argentina


Marcel Schrotter completed a positive qualifying campaign which will see him begin the Argentina Grand Prix from 12th position on the grid aboard the Tech3 Racing Team’s exclusively designed and built Mistral 610. The young German kicked off day 2 at the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo by concluding the morning free practice 3 session in 13th position with a best time of 1’43.660. This was only seven tenths back from the leading time and left the 21 year old rider confident for the all important qualifying in the intermediate class. When the session began, Schrotter jumped into action and got to work straight away before setting his best time of 1’43.778 on his penultimate lap out of 19. Impressively, his qualifying lap was almost a full second quicker than his grid time last year, highlighting the positive steps forward made by the young German. Tomorrow he will once again aim to leap off the starting grid and battle to a top ten position.

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Petrux Gains A Fantastic 7th Position Yonny Will Start 13th
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 07:14 AM
MotoGP
Petrux Gains A Fantastic 7th Position Yonny Will Start 13th


Thanks to the fantastic seventh time of Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Racing Team earns an exciting third row of the starting grid of the GP de la Republica Argentina which will take place tomorrow at the Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo. Yonny Hernandez will start two rows behind as he narrowly missed to qualify for the Q2.

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11th In Qualifying For Randy And Team JiR In Argentina
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 07:13 AM
MotoGP
11th In Qualifying For Randy And Team JiR In Argentina


Randy Krummenacher and Team JiR have made some big steps forward to take 11th place on the grid for tomorrow’s Argentinian Moto2 race.
The 25-year-old Swiss rider and his team made some improvements to their Kalex machine and are now looking forward to tomorrow’s race. Once more it is a tight grid, with the top 14 riders covered by less than a second.

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Marquez Clinches Breath-Taking Pole For Red Bull GP Of Argentina
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 06:58 AM
MotoGP
Marquez Clinches Breath-Taking Pole For Red Bull GP Of Argentina


Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has clinched his 24th MotoGP pole position - and second successive - for tomorrow’s twenty-five lap race in Argentina, with teammate Hiroshi Aoyama qualifying 15th.

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Marquez Masters Hot Conditions To Claim Pole Position In Argentina Qualifying
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 06:58 AM
MotoGP
Marquez Masters Hot Conditions To Claim Pole Position In Argentina Qualifying


Bridgestone slick compounds: Front: Soft, Medium & Hard; Rear: Medium & Hard (Asym.) & Ex-hard (Symmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds: Soft (Main) & Hard (Alternative)
Weather: FP3 - Dry. Ambient 19-21°C; Track 27-31°C (Bridgestone measurement)
FP4/QP - Dry. Ambient 26-27°C; Track 45-47°C (Bridgestone measurement)


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Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - Grand Prix Of Argentina, Qualifiying
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 06:57 AM
MotoGP
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - Grand Prix Of Argentina, Qualifiying


Termas de Rio Hondo (Argentina), 18 April 2015 - Saturday qualifiers for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini leading up to the Argentinian GP.
After the last two free practice sessions which both Melandri and Bautista spent looking for the best setups for the race tomorrow, the Spaniard rode his RS-GP to the 19th best time in qualifiers that determine the starting order on the grid. This is his best result in this early phase of the season which has the V4 from Noale making its début and it earns him the best spot on the seventh row. Marco Melandri, who closed the gap behind the pack throughout the weekend, finished with the 24th best time, placing himself on the eighth row.

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Moto3 Third Row Start In Argentina For Jorge Navarro
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 06:57 AM
MotoGP
Moto3 Third Row Start In Argentina For Jorge Navarro


Spaniard the best of the Repsol riders in Moto3 qualifying and will take off from seventh, with Fabio Quartararo in sixteenth place and Maria Herrera twenty-fourth.

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Front Row Start For Andrea Iannone, Who Sets Third-Quickest Time
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 06:57 AM
MotoGP
Front Row Start For Andrea Iannone, Who Sets Third-Quickest Time In Qualifying At Termas De Rio Hondo Dovizioso, Sixth, Will Start From Row 2 For The Argentina Grand Prix


Both Ducati Team riders had a good qualifying session today at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. Andrea Iannone set the third-quickest time and will start from the front row of the grid for tomorrow’s Argentina Grand Prix, while Andrea Dovizioso will line up on row 2 with sixth-quickest time.

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Gran Premio De LA Republica Argentina
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 06:56 AM
MotoGP
Gran Premio De LA Republica Argentina


Xavier Siméon will start from the third row of the grid in tomorrow’s Moto2 Grand Prix of Argentina: the Belgian rider got set the ninth fastest time in 1’43”640 during today’s Qualifying at Termas de Rio Hondo aboard the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Kalex machine.


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Smith To Challenge Argentinian GP From 10th On The Grid
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 06:55 AM
MotoGP
Smith To Challenge Argentinian GP From 10th On The Grid


Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team rider Bradley Smith will launch from the head of the fourth row of the grid for the Argentina Grand Prix at the fast flowing Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo. After finishing this morning's free practice 3 in 13th, which saw the British rider qualify for QP1, the 23 year old concentrated on assessing different setup options in FP4 as he completed the session in 12th position. With the sun shining down on the circuit for the crucial qualifying sessions, Smith shot to the top of the heap with an impressive lap of 1’38.956 during QP1. This time permitted the Briton to progress through to the final 15 minute shootout. Smith powered onwards as he sought a top grid position and set his personal best on the 6th lap with a 1’39.197 which confirmed his starting position of 10th tomorrow. The young British star remains confident for tomorrow's race where he will intend to once again challenge for the position of the leading satellite bike in the premier class.

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MotoGP Marc Marquez Takes Step Forward For Pole
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 06:55 AM
MotoGP
MotoGP Marc Marquez Takes Step Forward For Pole


Saturday brings a second consecutive pole position for the Repsol Honda Team rider, who dominated the second day in Termas de Rio Hondo. Hiroshi Aoyama places 15th and will start from fifth row.

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Difficult Qualifying For Gresini Racing Team Moto3 In Argentina
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 06:54 AM
MotoGP
Difficult Qualifying For Gresini Racing Team Moto3 In Argentina


The qualifications of the Grand Prix of Argentina held today at the circuit of Termas de Rio Hondo ended with a disappointing result for Gresini Racing Team Moto3 riders: Enea Bastianini set on the final stages of the session the 10th fastest time, 1’49”409, therefore he will start tomorrow from the fourth row of the grid, while his team mate Andrea Locatelli was only 29th with 1’50”352.

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2015 Argentina GP: MotoGP Qualifying Results - Marquez blitzes rivals
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 06:48 PM
MotoGP
2015 Argentina GP: MotoGP Qualifying Results - Marquez blitzes rivals


Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez stamped his authority on proceedings in Q2 to claim pole ahead of Aleix Espargaro and Andrea Iannone.

After the excitement during Qualifying in Austin, there was a sense of anticipation in the air as riders took to the 4.8 km Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. Conditions had improved from Friday, with the sun coming out in force and the track temperature rising to 43 degrees in time for MotoGP™ Q2.

Earlier it was Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith and Hector Barbera on the Avintia Racing Ducati that made it through from a hotly contested Q1, in a session that saw Smith’s teammate Pol Espargaro and the Satellite Pramac Racing machine of Yonny Hernandez fail to progress.

As we got to the business end of the session riders headed out on fresh rubber to set a flying lap, and it was Marc Marquez who laid down a marker to the rest of the field with just over 5 minutes to go. Marquez improved on this time as the session drew to an end to finish with a 1’37.802 as none of the other riders had a response to the Spaniards pace.

The Team Suzuki Ecstar GSX-RR of Aleix Espargaro (+0.514s) finished in 2nd, continuing an excellent weekend for the returning manufacturer. The fast and flowing Termas de Rio Hondo circuit plays to the strengths of the chassis of the Suzuki, with the absence of a long straight allowing Espargaro to be quick despite the bikes lack of straight-line speed.

Andrea Iannone (+0.665s) completed the front row on the Ducati Team GP15 as he, like Espargaro, took advantage of the softer tyre option available to both teams to set a flying lap.

CWM LCR Hondas Cal Crutchlow (+0.683s) will start from the front of the second row ahead of Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo (+0.683s), who matched the British riders time in 5th, and the second Ducati Team GP15 of Andrea Dovizioso (+0.718s).

Pramac Racing’s Danilo Petrucci will start from 7th on the grid, with Valentino Rossi over a second off the pace of Marquez in 8th. Maverick Viñales completes the third row in 9th, with Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith rounding out the top ten. Hector Barbera leads the Open class in 12th, just behind the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing Honda of Scott Redding.

1 - Marc Márquez (SPA) HONDA 1'37.802

2 - Aleix Espargaró (SPA) SUZUKI 1'38.316

3 - Andrea Iannone (ITA) DUCATI 1'38.467

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12 - Héctor Barberá (SPA) DUCATI 1'40.526

Zarco claims pole with fastest ever Moto2 lap in Argentina

Ajo Motorsports Johann Zarco claimed his first pole position of 2015 to finish ahead of Tito Rabat and Thomas Luthi.

Moto2™ Qualifying was the last session of the day at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina on Saturday, and the riders were greeted by blue skies and sunshine as they took to the track to decide where they will start the race from on Sunday.

It took until the final minute of the session for riders to improve on the record breaking pace of FP3, with Frenchman Johann Zarco setting a new lap record on his very last lap to secure his first pole of the season with a 1’42.809 on the Ajo Motorsport Kalex.

Reigning Moto2™ World Champion Tito Rabat (+0.293s) will start from 2nd after a last gasp lap promoted him to the front row, ahead of Derendinger Racing Interwetten’s Thomas Luthi who surprised a number of people to end the session in third.

Speed Up Racing’s Sam Lowes missed out on the front row for the first time this season, and will start from 4th ahead of the current Championship leader Alex Rins on the Paginas Amarillas HP40 bike and AGR Team’s Jonas Folger.

Simone Corsi, Sandro Cortese and Xavier Simeon will form the 3rd row of the grid, with last years Moto2™ runner-up Mika Kallio completing the top ten on his Italtrans Racing Team machine.

1 - Johann Zarco (FRA) KALEX 1'42.809

2 - Tito Rabat (SPA) KALEX 1'43.102

3 - Thomas Lüthi (SWI) KALEX 1'43.165

Oliveira snatches last gasp Moto3 pole from Kent

Miguel Oliveira beat Danny Kent’s lap record from FP3 to grab a last-gasp pole at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina.

As the Moto3™ paddock took to the circuit for Qualifying Practice, the sun was out and the track temperature was touching 40 degrees at the Termas de Rio Hondo.

Leopard Racing’s Danny Kent had dominated practice over the last two days, and once more led the way throughout most of the session, before being pipped to pole in the dying seconds by KTM Red Bull Ajo’s Miguel Oliveira.

The Portuguese rider, who has failed to finish a Grand Prix this season, delivered on the potential he had shown in the last two races to take only his second career pole and first since 2013.

Kent was just five-hundredths of a second back in 2nd place, ahead of the Italian Niccolo Antonelli (+0.204s) on the Ongetta-Rivacold Honda in 3rd.

Starting from the second row will be Kent’s teammate Efren Vazquez (+0.268s) in 4th, the Husqvarna Factory Laglisse of Isaac Viñales (+0.422s) and the pole-sitter’s teammate Karel Hanika in 6th.

Jorge Navarro, Romano Fenati and Hiroki Ono will form the 3rd row, with Enea Bastianini completing the top ten.

Unfortunately RBA Racing’s local rider Gabriel Rodrigo crashed for the 3rd time this weekend, and was taken to the medical centre for an x-ray.

1 - Miguel Oliveira (POR) KTM 1'48.461

2 - Danny Kent (GBR) HONDA 1'48.511

3 - Niccolò Antonelli (ITA) HONDA 1'48.665

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Practice Begins In Argentina For Movistar Yamaha
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 04:43 AM
MotoGP
Practice Begins In Argentina For Movistar Yamaha


With just a couple of days rest following the Texas Grand Prix last weekend, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team were back on track today for the first practice session of this weekend’s GP Red Bull de la República Argentina.

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Power Electronics Aspar Team MotoGP - 03 GP Argentina - Fp
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:59 AM
MotoGP
Power Electronics Aspar Team MotoGP - 03 GP Argentina - Fp


With no time to rest for the MotoGP riders, the World Championship moved on from Austin to Argentina on Friday. The Termas de Rio Hondo track presented a dirty surface for the riders in the first practice session, but in the second it provided considerably more grip. Fifteen minutes after the start of the afternoon session, a light drizzle led to all riders returning to their garages. This was only a temporary condition, as the asphalt did not become wet and the action was able to resume shortly thereafter. Aleix Espargaró was quickest in both sessions on Friday, lowering the track record from last year. Behind him, Andrea Iannone and Marc Márquez were also amongst the fastest –a mix of Suzuki, Ducati and Honda riders in the top three.

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Aleix Espargaro On Record Pace To Lead Argentina Free Practice
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:59 AM
MotoGP
Aleix Espargaro On Record Pace To Lead Argentina Free Practice


Round 3: Argentina MotoGP™ - Free Practice One & Two
Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Friday 17 April 2015

Bridgestone slick compounds: Front: Soft, Medium & Hard; Rear: Medium & Hard (Asym.) & Ex-hard (Symmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds: Soft (Main) & Hard (Alternative)
Weather: FP1 - Dry. Ambient 20-21°C; Track 26-26°C (Bridgestone measurement)
FP2 - Dry. Ambient 20-21°C; Track 30-32°C (Bridgestone measurement)

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Gran Premio De LA Republica Argentina
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:59 AM
MotoGP
Gran Premio De LA Republica Argentina


Xavier Simeon and the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 enjoyed a positive start to the Argentinean Grand Prix weekend, closing the combined classification of today’s first two free practice sessions in sixth place, only 0.4 seconds from the fastest, Frenchman Johann Zarco, thanks to a best lap time of 1’43”684.

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Yonny In The Top 10 And Petrux 13th After Friday's Free Practice In Argentina
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:59 AM
MotoGP
Yonny In The Top 10 And Petrux 13th After Friday's Free Practice In Argentina


The first day of Argentina GP race weekend on Autodromo Termas Rio Hondo, finishes with the Top 10 of Yonny Hernandez and the 13th place of Danilo Petrucci

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Positive Start For Ducati Team Riders In Argentina GP, With Iannone Second
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:58 AM
MotoGP
Positive Start For Ducati Team Riders In Argentina GP, With Iannone Second And Dovizioso Fifth At Termas De Rio Hondo


The Argentina GP race weekend got off to a positive start for the two Ducati Team riders, with Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso finishing the first two sessions of free practice at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit respectively in second and fifth place.

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Another Day Of Progress In Argentina For Randy And Team JiR
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:58 AM
MotoGP
Another Day Of Progress In Argentina For Randy And Team JiR


Less than a week after the race in Austin, Texas, both Team JiR and Swiss rider Randy Krummenacher are back in action at the Argentinian Grand Prix.

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Positive First Steps For Espargaro On Argentine Asphalt
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:57 AM
MotoGP
Positive First Steps For Espargaro On Argentine Asphalt


Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team rider Pol Espargaro completed a bright start in cloudy Argentina to finish the opening day in 7th position aboard his Yamaha YZR-M1. Despite a cautious start to the day in FP1 due to the dirty track surface, the young Spaniard leapt into action in the afternoon and put in a thorough effort as he began establishing a strong setup for the 25 lap battle on Sunday. Although the weather was gloomy and the rain clouds threatened, only a few small drops fell which was not enough to disrupt the session and so Espargaro plugged away. He concluded the practice with a best lap of 1’39.648, which left him in 7th but only three tenths of a second back from 2nd place. His opening performance today at the fast flowing Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo leaves him poised for a successful show in qualifying tomorrow.

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Bastianini On Good Terms On Opening Day At Rio Hondo Locatelli 20th
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:57 AM
MotoGP
Bastianini On Good Terms On Opening Day At Rio Hondo Locatelli 20th


Gresini Racing Team Moto3 racer Enea Bastianini enjoyed a positive start to the Grand Prix of Argentina today at Termas de Rio Hondo: the 17-year-old rider from Rimini was immediately satisfied with the behaviour of his Honda NSF250RW machine and proof of that he closed the combined classification of today’s first two free practice sessions with the fourth fastest time, 1’49”659, just 0.5 seconds off the pace.


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