Saturday, 23 Feb 2019
Author: motogp.com

Rins fastest at the mid-point on Day 1

There was little action for the first hour or so, but every rider has now been out on the Losail International Circuit and behind the leading duo is Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP), a 1:56.280 leaving him 0.132 off Rins’ time at the moment. After completing 18 laps in the first three hours, Andrea […]

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Dorna and ITDC set to bring MotoGP™ to Indonesia

DORNA Group, the exclusive commercial and TV rights holder for the world’s leading motorcycle racing Championships, and ITDC, Indonesia’s largest integrated tourism developer and operator, jointly announce the signing of two separate Promoters’ Contracts namely for the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix, more commonly referred to as the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship, as […]

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Masia outruns Fenati on Day 3

Then came the first rookie: Sergio Garcia (Estrella Galicia 0,0). The impressive Spaniard, who is only 15 and will be forced to miss the season opener due to being too young, was 11th overall to end the day outside the top ten for the first time this test – having even ended Day 2 in […]

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Binder vs Lowes on Day 3 in Jerez

With better conditions than the wind affecting Day 2, home rider Iker Lecuona (American Racing KTM) was third and just over a tenth and a half off as he showed more top pace, pipping 2018 polesitter Lorenzo Baldassarri (FlexBox HP40). Luca Marini (Sky Racing Team VR46) – fastest on Day 1 – completed the top […]

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Introducing…the MotoGP™ Podcast!

In the features you can hear from the Legends first hand; riders like Freddie Spencer, Mick Doohan, Nicky Hayden…and we’ll cover different rivalries and topics. The series began on the 14th February with our Sepang Test episode, and now you can also listen to the first feature on RIVALRIES. Here are a few videos to whet […]

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Aprilia: the 2019 MotoGP™ challenge has begun

“It’s always risky to talk about expectations before a new season,” says Massimo Rivola, the new Aprilia Racing CEO, “but it is only natural when it’s an award-winning racing department like Aprilia Racing. Our trophy case in and of itself demands constant growth, a collective effort to arrive at a competitive level in MotoGP as well. On my arrival, I found a group […]

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Marquez, Binder, Navarro within a tenth on Day 2

Behind the top trio came Lorenzo Baldassarri (FlexBox HP40) in fourth, less than a tenth back, with Day 1’s quickest man, Luca Marini (Sky Racing Team VR46), completing the top five. Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) took P6, ahead of Remy Gardner (ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team), Marcel Schrötter (Dynavolt Intact GP) and EG 0,0 […]

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Canet closes out Day 2 on top

Aron Canet (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) topped the second day of the official Moto3™ test at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto, setting a 1:46.455 in windier conditions on the second day of track action. But as it was on Wednesday, there were three riders within a tenth at the top and Canet was closely followed […]

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Tony Skillington appointed FIM Chief Executive Officer

Back in Ireland, Tony has held a number of different positions within his own national federation, the MCUI, covering road racing and off road competition. Having served as a board member in MCUI from 1990 to 2003, he has always enjoyed a close working relationship with his colleagues back home who have been supportive of […]

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Qatar Test: the final countdown begins

One of the biggest talking points ahead of the test and, undoubtedly after, is the return to action of Jorge Lorenzo (Repsol Honda Team). After breaking his scaphoid near the end of the winter break, the Spaniard was forced to sit out Sepang and lose valuable time on the Honda, but now he’ll be able […]

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