Movistar Yamaha MotoGP's Valentino Rossi highlighted why he is the most successful rider at Circuito de Jerez today and rode one of the strongest races of his career to receive a standing ovation as he jumped onto the top step of the podium for the Gran Premio de España. Jorge Lorenzo also put in a stunning effort under the Andalusian sunshine and made it a perfect 1-2 for the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team.
Repsol Honda Team rider claims fourth win at the Circuit of The Americas –his tenth on North American soil. A mistake for Dani Pedrosa takes him out of the fight for second place.
Marc Marquez returns to Europe with a successful haul from the MotoGP World Championship’s American leg, following up on his win last weekend in Argentina with a victory in the USA this Sunday. The Repsol Honda rider now has an amazing ten straight victories Stateside –eight in MotoGP, and two in Moto2.
Lorenzo was born on the Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain on 4th May 1987. He began riding motorbikes at home at the tender age of three and within months of taking to two wheels was competing in his first minicross races. In 1995, aged eight, he won the Balearic title and followed that up the following year by taking the Island's minicross, trial, minimoto and junior motocross titles.
Lorenzo graduated to road racing and national competition in 1997 and it didn't take him long to adjust, winning the Aprilia 50cc Cup in 1998.
Marc Marquez starred in another spectacular race today, at one of the most beautiful and fastest tracks on the calendar. The reigning MotoGP World Champion claimed victory in the Australian GP, in what is his his fifth win of the season and 50th of his Grand Prix career. The Repsol Honda Team rider had a score to settle with Phillip Island, and was finally able to win there in the premier class after passing Jorge Lorenzo on the final lap. Dani Pedrosa, who upped his pace from practice, eventually finished fifth.
Marc Marquez was the standout on the second day of practice for the Australian Grand Prix, topping both practice sessions on Saturday and taking pole position in qualifying. Teammate Dani Pedrosa had more difficulties in the two free practice runs, but was in contention for the front row of the grid until the last moment in qualifying. He will finally head the second row, thanks to fourth position.
Showing a much faster pace than the rest of the MotoGP class, Marquez was first in both FP3 and the FP4 on Saturday.
Repsol Honda Team rider takes 50th victory of his career in a wet Japanese Grand Prix and equals Angel Nieto with 139 podium finishes.
Sunday at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japan was a day to remember for Dani Pedrosa, as he clinched his 50th career victory in a tricky wet race, and equalled Angel Nieto with 139 podium finishes. The Repsol Honda rider grew in strength as the race went on, with an extraordinary second half to the contest that took him from fourth place to the top step of the podium.
Repsol Honda rider breaks circuit record for pole despite a crash on his last attempt. Dani Pedrosa will start from the second row in fifth place.
Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa took a step forward on the second day of practice for the Aragon Grand Prix. The reigning MotoGP World Champion took pole position despite a crash on his final attempt to lower his pole time and new circuit record. It was Marquez' seventh qualifying top spot of the season, and puts him in a strong position for tomorrow's race.
After losing out at the previous round in the Silverstone rain Jorge Lorenzo began his fightback against Valentino Rossi by grabbing pole position for the Grand Prix of San Marino and the Riviera of Rimini this afternoon. Just five kilometres from Rossi's home, Lorenzo set a new lap record around the 4.22 kms Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli situated on the Adriatic coast of Italy to secure his third pole position of the season.
He received his pole setting Tissot T-Touch Solar watch from Miss Lucia Del Pasqua, The Fashion Politan.
Marc Marquez has racked up his sixth pole position of the season with teammate, Dani Pedrosa, clinching third.
It was a good day for the Repsol Honda Team at Silverstone today, with both riders qualifying in the top three. Marc set the pace early in the qualifying session while Dani, who paced second fastest for much of the session, finished with the third fastest time.
The reigning MotoGP World Champion made his intentions clear from his first exit, taking the lead with a time of 2'00.
Repsol rider sets fastest ever Moto3 time at Silverstone and claims pole position. Fabio Quartararo takes eleventh on the grid and Maria Herrera completes a good session with fourteenth position.
Jorge Navarro today took his first Grand Prix pole position, grabbing the qualifying top spot for the British GP. The Repsol rider, who has been very competitive since arriving at Silverstone, put in a superb last lap in the qualifying session that earned him the place at the head of the grid.
This morning in the third free practice session, Navarro again showed his speed at the British track, achieving the third fastest time and going just 0.
The Indianapolis Grand Prix was an exciting race until the final lap, with Marc Marquez taking his third win of the year –a second consecutive victory after his triumph in Germany before the summer break. Marquez now has five wins at Indianapolis in the last five years. His teammate, Dani Pedrosa, competed for the podium until the final lap in a tough fight with Valentino Rossi, but finally crossed the line in fourth place.
Marc Marquez extended his excellent record in the United States, where he now has nine wins in the last five years.
Yamaha MotoGP‘s Jorge Lorenzo gave a sensational performance this afternoon, claiming his fourth GP victory in a row at the seventh round at GP Monster Energy de Catalunya. Teammate Valentino Rossi was equally stunning, starting from seventh on the grid to take second position, giving the team its fourth consecutive double podium of the season.
Jorge Lorenzo took a sensational fourth consecutive win for the first time in his career in front of a massive home crowd at Montmeló this afternoon.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo continued his stunning return to form today, dominating the time sheets again at the Circuito de Jerez de la Frontera and setting a new pole position record. Teammate Valentino Rossi left it to the last lap to make his move, securing fifth on the grid for tomorrow‘s Gran Premio de España.
After ruling the standings yesterday, Lorenzo continued his strong and consistent pace right from the outset of today‘s scorching hot 15 minute qualifying session.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP‘s Valentino Rossi ended his Argentine adventure in style today with a sensational victory in the Gran Premio de la República Argentina. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo started strongly as a key protagonist before dropping to finish in fifth.
Starting from a less than perfect eighth position on the grid, Rossi was immediately in the middle of the pack fighting for first corner position. Taking a lap to find his rhythm he then started his move up the field, taking first Danilo Petrucci and then Aleix Espargarò to move into sixth.
Continua il lavoro per l'Aprilia Racing Team Gresini nel secondo giorno di test a Sepang. Romano Albesiano, Responsabile di Aprilia Racing, commenta così i primi due giorni di test a Sepang: "Il primo bilancio di questi test è certamente positivo. Non mi soffermo troppo sul cronometro, non è quello che cerchiamo ora, ma le sensazioni sono incoraggianti. Questi due giorni sono coerenti con una stagione agonistica che abbiamo affrontato con un anno di anticipo, e che ben sappiamo sarà orientata allo sviluppo e all'affinamento di un prototipo competitivo.
Today on the tropical Island of Bali, Repsol Honda’s World Champion Marc Marquez and teammate Dani Pedrosa revealed their new look 2015 race machines.
After a well deserved winter break, both riders looked refreshed and eager to get the season started. Shuhei Nakamoto, HRC Executive Vice-President was present in Bali, together with Team Principal Livio Suppo to introduce the riders ahead of the first test in Sepang scheduled to begin in just three days, on 4th February in Sepang, Malaysia.
Following on from their three year tenure as Britain's only representative in the MotoGP World Championship, the Paul Bird Motorsport Team is offering for sale the various machinery, spares, transporter and garage infrastructure as it is now surplus to requirements.
The four unique PBM MotoGP machines as well as two Aprilia ART machines are available and are expected to attract a lot of interest so once such interest has been established, whether it be for a single bike, or any of the other equipment, the PBM Team will decide what to do with them along with the comprehensive spares and engines packages.
Record Breakers, World Champions Marc Marquez and Tito Rabat starred in the Tissot Pole of Poles Presentations during the FIM Awards Ceremony in Valencia on Sunday evening. Both Marquez and Rabat secured more podiums than any other rider in the 66 year history of the sport on their way to clinching their respective MotoGP and Moto2 World titles. It was a very different story in the Moto3 Championship which had only been decided just a few hours earlier. Runner-up Jack Miller took eight poles which was five more than World Champion Alex Marquez, younger brother of Marc.
The Penrith-based Paul Bird Motorsport team brought down the curtain on their three-year MotoGP participation with another fitting double finish in today's GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana. The 18th and final round of the 2014 MotoGP Wold Championship in Spain saw Ulsterman Michael Laverty claim 19th place with Australian team-mate Broc Parkes following home inside the top 20 for the only British team in MotoGP.
Former British Supersport Champion Laverty, on the Rapid Solicitors and Silkolene-backed Aprilia ART-powered PBM, and twice runner-up in the World Supersport Championship Parkes, aboard the Rapid Solicitors and Silkolene-backed PBM, showed good pace in free practice and qualifying and lined up on row eight of the grid.
The first day of practice for the Valencian Grand Prix saw the current MotoGP World Champion on top form. Marc Marquez was fastest in both sessions today, with Dani Pedrosa fourth in the morning and sixth in the afternoon –for fifth overall.
On his first run at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Marquez completed 19 laps, setting the fastest time of the day on his final attempt with a 1:31.296. After another 20 laps in the second session he was unable to bring his morning lap down, with his closest time 2 tenths off, but his 1:31.