Álvaro Bautista’s AS Column from the Qatar Grand Prix: Bittersweet emotions
As he did in the last two years, Álvaro Bautista will once again be writing his personal Grand Prix reviews after each race of the season for Spanish newspaper AS. After the inaugural race in Qatar last weekend he wrote the first one of 2013, looking back at a... Read more
Dani Pedrosa Blog: Already thinking about Austin
Hello all, I am already back from the first GP of the season and, as you know, we did not get off to the start we would have liked. Even though things went well in the pre-season the first race did not go as we expected. On Sunday we did... Read more
Photos: Alvaro Bautista at the Qatar Grand Prix
It was a difficult weekend with a solid race finish for the Honda Gresini rider. As the perpetual front end problems he already encountered last season returned again for the inaugural race of 2013, Bautista struggled to keep a high pace during practice and qualifying but finally managed to... Read more
Photos: Toni Elias under the floodlights of Qatar
It’s been a difficult weekend for Toni Elias at Qatar which he finished in 15th position and with just a single point, but he aims to improve on this result at the next round in Austin, Texas. Photos: Avintia Racing Read more
Much to learn for Rookie Guevara as he starts his first full season with 21st place at Qatar
The first Grand Prix of the season was a steep learning curve for Spanish youngster Juanfran Guevara who had to discover the new circuit and started the race for 22nd on the grid. He got off the line well and steadily improved his laptimes. Towards the end of the race... Read more
Elias not happy with just a single championship point from season opener
It has not been a good weekend for Toni Elías if we keep in mind that he and the Blusens Avintia team arrived at this first Grand Prix of the season with good expectations. Although during the practice days it seemed that he had chances to get a better... Read more
Barbera “saves the day” at Qatar but frustrated after electrical problems in qualifying
It’s been a good result for the Avintia Blusens MotoGP riders at the Qatar Grand Prix after overcoming the difficulties that they experienced yesterday, especially Héctor Barberá, during the practice sessions. Having solved the issues for the race, Héctor did a good Grand Prix but he paid the price... Read more
Simon happy with progress after finishing inaugural 2013 race in sixth place
It’s been a decent start to the season for Julian Simon at Qatar while his teammate Takaaki Nakagami took his first ever podium spot. Julian Simon, who started sixth, managed to keep his position, and set himself ready for the battle. The Spaniard was consistent all the race and was... Read more
Heavy crash leaves Cardus bruised and battered but doctors rule out fractures
The tenth edition of the Qatar GP has come to an end under the floodlight in Qatar where the NGM Mobile Forward Racing Team has taken the first points of the season. Simone Corsi and Alex De Angelis have both finished within the points with their SpeedUp finishing seventh... Read more
Qatar Grand Prix, Losail: Bridgestone Race Review
Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo led from start to finish at the Qatar Grand Prix to start the defence of his MotoGP™ title in the best possible fashion. Starting from pole, Lorenzo got an excellent start and led into the first corner and was never headed, going to cross the... Read more