Difficult day of practice as Oliveira tests new Mahindra bike
On the first day of practices in Valencia, Miguel Oliveira tested a completely new bike. Still, he managed the 9th best time of the day in the practice sessions, lapping at a time of 1’41,437s, just over 1 second off the top of the table in the first... Read more
Bautista looking for more front grip and stability after busy first day at Valencia
The first day of the final round of the season was an intense one for Alvaro Bautista at Valencia, where the Spaniard spent the opening two free practices looking for the ideal setting. Bautista needs to find more rear grip and his cause wasn’t helped by a drop in... Read more
Strong start at home for Torres and Terol
On the opening day of the Valencian GP, Pol Espargaró set the early pace. The only class in which the title is not up for grabs this weekend, the Moto2 category still has plenty of excitement to offer. Newly crowned World Champion in the intermediate class, Espargaró was quickest... Read more
Rabat continues strong form in Australian with Espargaro close behind, Pons suffering tyre problems
Once more, just like at the previous Grand Prix in Malaysia, Tito Rabat dominated the first day of practice in Australia, posting the fastest laptime and beating the circuit record, held by his teammate Pol Espargaró. Pol was third today and only 0.178 seconds behind his teammate. Sandwiched between the... Read more
Oliveira sixth on opening day at Phillip Island
The return to the Phillip Island circuit, where the Portuguese pilot took the 2nd place of the podium last year, has been marked by positive results and best times compared to the homologous practices of 2012. Miguel Oliveira get the 6th fastest time of the day in the... Read more
Australian Grand Prix, Phillip Island: Bridgestone Practice Review
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo set a formidable pace to top the timesheets in Friday practice for the Australian Grand Prix, the reigning champion getting within a few tenths of the outright lap record in an exciting opening day at Phillip Island. Lorenzo took full advantage of the grip offered... Read more
Excellent start to Australian Grand Prix for Álvaro despite small crash
Alvaro Bautista continued his excellent recent form at Phillip Island despite a crash this afternoon at the start of the second free practice for the Australian Grand Prix. The Spanish rider reported a positive feeling for the new asphalt here and after getting some good feedback from both his... Read more
Malaysian GP, Sepang: Day one round-up – MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Dani Pedrosa was just two tenths of a second off Jorge Lorenzo’s fastest ever lap of Sepang as the Repsol Honda Team rider upped the pace on Friday afternoon at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. The 2012 winner topped the second practice session from teammate Marc Marquez... Read more
Terol & Torres, 13th & 15th, end day one with positive feelings
Like Marquez in MotoGP, Nakagami led the way in both Moto2 free practice sessions on day one at Misano. The Japanese rider has looked good at the last three rounds and surely a victory must await him sooner or later. Redding, Espargaró & Rabat challenged the man from the... Read more
San Marino Grand Prix, Misano: Bridgestone Practice Review
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez continues to impress after posting the fastest time in practice for the San Marino Grand Prix today, the young Spaniard setting a time of 1’34.200 under sunny skies at Misano. Marquez led a Repsol Honda 1-2 in Friday practice as Dani Pedrosa was second fastest today... Read more