Aleix Espargaro interview: “I want to be top CRT rider again in 2013”
As eloquent and pleasant as ever, it is always nice to sit down for a catch-up with Aleix Espargaró. The Spanish rider is happy, highly motivated and excited to start a new season that sees him defend his title of ‘CRT Champion’ from 2012. Aleix knows that the title... Read more
Final day of testing at Estoril shows competitive lineup of 2012 Red Bull Rookies Cup
Bright sunshine blessed the 3rd and final day of the Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup test in Estoril, Portugal. Fastest overall was Kyle Ryde and the 15 year old Briton was less than a 10th faster than German 15 year old Florian Alt who was in turn just a... Read more
Interview Hector Faubel: “I want to be fighting for the podium at every race”
The Aspar Team has published an interview with Moto3 rider Hector Faubel in which the experienced racer talks about his expectations for the new season, the new bike and the new class. Héctor Faubel is one of the most adaptable riders in the World Championship. He has ridden every bike... Read more
Marc Marquez and CatalunyaCaixa Repsol Team officially presented in Barcelona
Marc Márquez and the bike with which he will fight for the 2012 Moto2 title were officially presented today. In an event celebrated in Barcelona, the rider from Cervera (Lleida) showed off the exciting bike/rider package supported by Repsol for another year. The 2010 125cc World Champion and Moto2 runner-up... Read more
Preseason IRTA Test Jerez: Bridgestone Debrief
Pre-season testing for the 2012 MotoGP season wrapped up after the conclusion of the Jerez test and a late dash by Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner in the final hour of play saw the Australian stand supreme at the top of the timesheets once again. Jerez was the first time all... Read more
Barbera working tirelessly on final day of Jerez test and satisfied with team’s work
In the final session of the IRTA test at Jerez, the Green Team was trying different set-up solutions to search the best one, depending on the weather and the track conditions. Hèctor Barberà completed a total of 91 laps, which is equivalent to the length of three races. During the... Read more
Espargaro struggling with chattering issues and looking for more confidence in corner entry
Preseason for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship officially concluded today, with the last of hundreds of laps in Malaysia, Aragón, Valencia and Jerez taking place at the Andalucian circuit. Conditions returned to normal today, as they had been on the first of three days, with the majority of riders... Read more
Pedrosa happy with race simulation at Jerez and preseason overall
In a matter of two weekends, the MotoGP paddock will reconvene in Losail for the opening race of 2012. Today at Jerez, the two Repsol Honda Team riders, Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, concluded their preparations for that event and beyond. It could hardly have gone better for the... Read more
Bautista hoping to quickly regain confidence after “worst afternoon of preseason testing”
Casey Stoner (Repsol Honda RC213V) was the fastest rider at Jerez today, the final day of the final pre-season outing before MotoGP’s new 1000cc era roars into race action in Qatar on April 8. The Australian bettered 2010 World Champion Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) by 0.173s. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda... Read more
Lorenzo “really happy” with overall pace and setup progress ahead of Qatar
Yamaha Factory Racing rider Jorge Lorenzo wrapped up the final pre-season test of 2012 today in Jerez with an impressive 84 laps covered. Lorenzo spent almost the entire day as the only rider to drop under the 1’39 mark, with rival Casey Stoner joining him to lead by 0.173... Read more