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Marquez And Pedrosa Celebrate HRC Successful 2016 At Honda Racing Thanks Day
Posted by: newsla on Monday, December 05, 2016 - 06:06 AM
MotoGP
Marquez And Pedrosa Celebrate HRC Successful 2016 At Honda Racing Thanks Day


Over the weekend Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa attended the 2016 Honda Racing Thanks Day at Motegi, Japan. The event, a traditional part of the Company’s racing year, brings together official riders and drivers from Honda’s various motorsport programmes.

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Aspira To Continue The Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Team Sponsorship As GS ASTRA Joins Forces
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 06:52 PM
MotoGP
Aspira To Continue The Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 Team Sponsorship As GS ASTRA Joins Forces


ASPIRA, cars and motorcycles spare parts brand of the Astra Otoparts Group, Indonesia’s leading company in the automotive components field, will support again the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 in 2017: the ASPIRA brand will be displayed on the Kalex Moto2 machine ridden by rookie Jorge Navarro, as well as on the rider’s leathers and all team clothing and equipment.

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Nicolas Goubert 2016 Michelin MotoGP review
Posted by: newsla on Monday, November 28, 2016 - 05:40 PM
MotoGP
Nicolas Goubert 2016 Michelin MotoGP review


Michelin returned to the MotoGP grid this season following a seven-year absence, with the French manufacturer bringing numerous evolutions to its tyres in the course of the campaign.

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Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - MotoGP Jerez Test
Posted by: newsla on Friday, November 25, 2016 - 03:56 PM
MotoGP
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - MotoGP Jerez Test


Final efforts for Aprilia before the winter break, three days of testing on the Spanish Jerez de la Frontera track. Aleix Espargarò and Sam Lowes were back in the saddle of their RS-GP machines, just a few days after their first contact in Valencia, for a final series of preliminary tests for the development of the bike from Veneto in view of 2017. The less than ideal weather partially complicated the job for the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, enough to force the team and riders to stop early because of the rain.

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Pull&Bear Aspar Team MotoGP - Jerez Test
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 06:55 PM
MotoGP
Pull&Bear Aspar Team MotoGP - Jerez Test


Track action for 2016 finally came to an end for the Pull&Bear Aspar Team today after a two-day test at Jerez with Álvaro Bautista and Karel Abraham. Cool autumn temperatures dictated the pace at the test, as both riders continued their adaptation to the team and their new bikes. The next action for the Pull&Bear Aspar riders will be the Sepang (Malaysia) test on 30th January 2017.

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Introducing MotoGP: The Arcade Game
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 06:23 AM
MotoGP
Introducing MotoGP: The Arcade Game


Dorna Sports and Raw Thrills are thrilled to announce a new arcade game based on MotoGP™ - allowing fans to get on the seat of riders such as Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez and enjoy the thrills of the world’s fastest motorcycle racing Championship.

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Fast Design And Gresini Racing Together Again In 2017
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 06:22 AM
MotoGP
Fast Design And Gresini Racing Together Again In 2017


Fast Design Group, a leading company in engineering innovation and consultancy, will race again alongside Gresini Racing in the 2017 season: the two Honda Moto3 machines entrusted to Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Martin will sport the Fast Design logo on the fairing, while the brand will be also showcased in MotoGP, on the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini facilities.

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Di Giannantonio And Martin Wrap Up Last Test Of The Year At Valencia
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 08:13 AM
MotoGP
Di Giannantonio And Martin Wrap Up Last Test Of The Year At Valencia


The Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3 completed today two important days of testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, which hosted only two weeks ago the last round of the 2016 season. Fabio Di Giannantonio and Jorge Martin continued to work on their Honda NSF250RW machines, taking advantage of dry conditions yesterday, while today’s tests were carried out on the wet.

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Moto3. Bastianini Fastest At Valencia Test
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 08:12 AM
MotoGP
Moto3. Bastianini Fastest At Valencia Test


Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 conclude day of testing at Cheste, where Enea Bastianini and Aron Canet both take a step forward with the setup of their Honda bikes.

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Impressive Vierge Powers To 2nd On Opening Day Of Valencia Test
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 06:24 AM
MotoGP
Impressive Vierge Powers To 2nd On Opening Day Of Valencia Test - Gardner Carries On Notable Progression


Tech3 Racing Team rider Xavi Vierge outlined his intent for the forthcoming season by closing the first part of the test in 2nd after making continuous steps forward throughout the day. The Spaniard set his personal best time on hard race tyres, as opposed to some of the other leading riders who used soft compounds, highlighting the significant performance by Vierge. Whilst Remy Gardner worked relentlessly with his new team as he sustained the positive start to his career at Tech3. The Australian determinedly completed over 100 laps aboard the Mistral 610 today and he now confidently looks on to tomorrow where he will continue the preparation for his debut full season in the Moto2 class next year.

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Navarro Sustains Dislocated Shoulder At The Beginning Of Valencia Test
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 06:23 AM
MotoGP
Navarro Sustains Dislocated Shoulder At The Beginning Of Valencia Test


The tests scheduled for today and tomorrow at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia have unfortunately ended prematurely this morning for the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2: Jorge Navarro has in fact been forced to stop due to the dislocation of the left shoulder. The 20-year-old Spanish rider had already planned for next December 1st a shoulder surgery to solve the problem, which had already annoyed him during this season.

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Lorenzo Dalla Porta Wins The Junior World Championship In The FIM CEV Repsol
Posted by: newsla on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 06:07 AM
MotoGP
Lorenzo Dalla Porta Wins The Junior World Championship In The FIM CEV Repsol


The Italian rider won the Moto3 title thanks to a podium on the second race and Marcos Ramirez’s crash. Nagashima won in Moto2 and is European Runner-up and Scheib took victory in the last Superbike race.

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Cervera Hails World Champion Marquez
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 06:49 AM
MotoGP
Cervera Hails World Champion Marquez


Repsol Honda rider receives great reception in home town to celebrate his fifth World Championship -his third in the premier class.

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Di Giannantonio Fastest As Jerez Test Comes To A Close Positive First Contact
Posted by: newsla on Friday, November 18, 2016 - 05:26 PM
MotoGP
Di Giannantonio Fastest As Jerez Test Comes To A Close Positive First Contact For Martin


Yesterday at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit the Team Del Conca Gresini Moto3 closed the first successful test in preparation for the 2017 season: the second of the two days of testing at the Andalusian circuit saw Fabio Di Giannantonio on top of the timesheets with an excellent 1’46”995, while Jorge Martin ended close behind with a positive 1'47" 188.

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Jorge Navarro Wraps Up Successful First Moto2 Test At Jerez
Posted by: newsla on Friday, November 18, 2016 - 05:26 PM
MotoGP
Jorge Navarro Wraps Up Successful First Moto2 Test At Jerez


Jorge Navarro and the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 ended yesterday the first test in preparation for the 2017 season: the second day of testing at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit saw the 20-year-old Spanish rider covering 75 laps, the best in 1’43”756, thus closing on a positive note his very first contact with the Kalex Moto2 machine and his new team.

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Moto2 - Sky Racing Team VR46 - Test Jerez
Posted by: newsla on Friday, November 18, 2016 - 06:12 AM
MotoGP
Moto2 - Sky Racing Team VR46 - Test Jerez


Just four days after the last race of 2016, the Sky Racing Team VR46 makes its debut in 2 with Francesco Bagnaia and Stefano Manzi. At the end of the two days of testing at Jerez de la Frontera, Francesco Bagnaia is the best rookie on the track with a best of 1.43.151 (9th) while Manzi scored a good 1.45.142, which earned him the 18th place in the standings.

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Moto3. Bastianini And Canet Prepare Honda Bikes At Jerez
Posted by: newsla on Friday, November 18, 2016 - 06:12 AM
MotoGP
3. Bastianini And Canet Prepare Honda Bikes At Jerez


Enea Bastianini debuts with Estrella Galicia 0,0 in first private test of preseason, alongside teammate Aron Canet.

Swiftly following the end of the 2016 season at the Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana this past weekend, the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team were back in action this week for two days of private testing in Jerez. The 2017 rider pairing of Enea Bastianini and Aron Canet worked with new parts for next season's Honda 3 machine.

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Vierge And Gardner Confidently Look On To The Future After Wrapping Up Aragon Test
Posted by: newsla on Friday, November 18, 2016 - 06:12 AM
MotoGP
Vierge And Gardner Confidently Look On To The Future After Wrapping Up Aragon Test


The 3 Racing Team line up of Xavi Vierge and Remy Gardner leave the MotorLand Aragon circuit positively having made strides forward as preparation for the forthcoming season continues. 2016 Rookie of the year, Xavi Vierge strongly concluded the two-day test having undertaken crucial work with the 3 Racing Team where he sampled the updated frame and chassis for next year’s campaign. Whilst, new arrival Remy Gardner got to grips with the Mistral 610, and despite his track time being cut short on the second day due to a fall, the notable work that he completed on Wednesday sees him fully optimistic of improving further in the future. Both riders will return to the asphalt at Valencia on Monday where they will carry on their solid efforts in preparation for 2017.

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Moto2 and Moto3 Test: Nakagami tops first pre-season test
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 06:37 PM
MotoGP
Moto2 and Moto3 Test: Nakagami tops first pre-season test


Takaaki Nakagami (Idemitsu Honda Team Asia) went fastest over a two day Moto2™ and Moto3™ test at the Circuito de Jerez, as many traveled from the Valencia GP to begin preparations for next season in the south of Spain. Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) was second fastest, only 0.022 behind Nakagami’s quickest lap. The two riders also went fastest on day one.

The Japanese rider completed 71 laps and the Spaniard over 80 on day two, with EG0,0 Marc VDS rider Franco Morbidelli unable to join his teammate on track due to illness over both days.

Lorenzo Baldassari (Forward Racing Team) was third quickest and put in 87 laps, with Danny Kent (Kiefer Racing) adapting well to the new Suter chassis of the Leopard Team to go fourth. Axel Pons (RW Racing GP) completed the top five after more running on day two.

Luca Marini (Forward Racing Team), Dominique Aegerter (Kiefer Racing) and Edgar Pons (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) were P6 to P8, with fastest rookie on the timesheets proving Francesco Bagnaia for the new Sky Racing Team VR46 intermediate class project in ninth - just ahead of Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Ajo) as the Portuguese rider debuted the KTM Moto2™ chassis - along with new teammate and 2016 Moto3™ World Champion Brad Binder.


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Repsol Riders Go Back To Primary School For The Day
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 06:34 PM
MotoGP
Repsol Riders Go Back To Primary School For The Day


Marquez, Pedrosa, Bou, Fujinami and Busto visit school in Sant Andreu de la Barca (Barcelona), winners of a competition organised by Repsol that encourages schoolchildren to extol the benefits of teamwork.

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The Last Round Of The FIM Cev Repsol Will Decide The Outcome Of The Moto3 Class
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 06:32 PM
MotoGP
The Last Round Of The FIM Cev Repsol Will Decide The Outcome Of The Moto3 Class


The Ricardo Tormo Circuit will be the scene of the last round of the season, in which Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Marcos Ramirez will battle for the Junior World Championship title in the two races scheduled for Sunday.

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Positive Debut For Jorge Navarro Aboard The Team Federal Oil Gresini 2 Kalex Machine
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 06:08 AM
MotoGP
Positive Debut For Jorge Navarro Aboard The Team Federal Oil Gresini 2 Kalex Machine


Wrapped up the 2016 season just three days ago in Valencia, the Team Federal Oil Gresini 2 was back on track today at the Jerez de la Frontera circuit to begin the preparations for the 2017 2 World , which will see the team line up one Kalex machine ridden by Spaniard Jorge Navarro, third placed in the 2016 3 campaign.

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Zarco And Folger Leave Valencia With High Confidence After Continuing Notable Starts
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 06:07 AM
MotoGP
Zarco And Folger Leave Valencia With High Confidence After Continuing Notable Starts


The Monster Yamaha 3 pair depart the Circuit Ricardo Tormo feeling fired up for the forthcoming season after once again thoroughly impressing on only their second day aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1’s as the rookies gathered more knowledge of the premier class motorcycles. Jonas Folger turned heads with another superb performance as he finished the test inside the top ten, with a time that was only 0.973 from the top of the standings. Whilst Johann Zarco made further encouraging strides forward as he finished a mere 0.067 behind his teammate and in 11th, ahead of numerous experienced riders.

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Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - MotoGP Valencia Test
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 06:07 AM
MotoGP
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini - MotoGP Valencia Test


On the track where the 2016 ended, the first tests of the new season got underway. Astride the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini RS- machines were Sam Lowes and Aleix Espargarò, the former making his début in the category and the latter making contact for the first time with the prototype from Veneto.

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Pull&Bear Aspar Team MotoGP - Valencia Test 2
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 06:06 AM
MotoGP
Pull&Bear Aspar Team - Valencia Test 2


The Pull&Bear Aspar Team completed the first test of the 2017 preseason at Valencia today with positive impressions of an entirely new project. For the second day Álvaro Bautista was able to ride the Ducati 16 that he will campaign next season, the Spaniard completing 69 laps of the Circuit de la Comunitat Valenciana Ricardo Tormo with a best time of 1'31.186.

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