Industry news: IRTA and Dorna renew agreement for five years
Ahead of the Motul TT Assen, Carmelo Ezpeleta, the CEO of Dorna, Herve Poncharal, the president of IRTA and Mike Trimby, the CEO of IRTA, all gathered together to discuss the renewal of IRTA and Dorna’s relationship. IRTA (International Road-Racing Teams Association) was formed in 1986 and represents the voice... Read more
FIM confirms technical regulations for 2014, updates testing rules for all classes
The FIM has issued a press release confirming matters on previously announced technical regulations, along with an update to sporting regulations primarily focused on testing for MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 classes. The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA)... Read more
The FIM has announced a new set of regulations regarding penalties over dangerous riding, and also sporting regulations regarding start procedures and qualifying. Here is the key section of the press release…     The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal... Read more
Also on the second day Marc Marquez ended the 125cc test session at the new circuit Motorland Aragon at the top of the time sheets. In the combined timings we see a familiar picture with Marquez ahead of Espargaro and Vazquez. Combined laptimes IRTA test Motorland Aragon 1.MARC MÁRQUEZ 1:58.619 2.POL ESPARGARÓ... Read more
125cc1. Julian Simon (E), Aprilia, 2:06,8082. Bradley Smith (GB), Aprilia, 2:06,9083. Sandro Cortese (D), Derbi, 2:07,0904. Stefan Bradl (D), Aprilia, 2:07,1045. Scott Redding (GB), Aprilia, 2:07,4646. Marc Marquez (E), 2:07,6957. Sandro Cortese (D), Derbi, 2:07,5878. Jonas Folger (D), Aprilia, 2:07,7269. Joan Olivé (E), Derbi, 2:07,92310. Pol Espargaro (E), Derbi,... Read more
1º Bradley Smith 2.06.568 (55 laps): “Most important of today is that we have improved a lot and in addition the conditions of the track also have been improving throughout the training. We have worked mainly on the front suspension and I believe that we have found the best... Read more
2º Alvaro Bautista 2.01.121 (58 laps): “This first day has been a little complicated because the track didn’t have much grip and it has taken us a little to get a good rhythm. While we were riding we finally found a solution for the front part of the bike,... Read more
Results of Day 1 at the final IRTA test in Qatar.In the 250cc class Mapfre Aspar rider Alvaro Bautista is among the fastest as expected while the 125cc Bancaja team managed to position all riders in the Top 4.The test will conclude tomorrow at 10PM (CET). 250cc1. Hector BARBERA 2:00.5452.... Read more