MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez utterly dominated the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas race, taking victory by a four second margin from his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa, with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) completing the podium. Continue reading →
MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez was fastest in both Friday free practice sessions at the Circuit of the Americas, ending FP2 a considerable 1.005s margin quicker than Andrea Dovizioso, whilst Dani Pedrosa was third best. Marquez set a best time of 2’03.490s to lead the way at the state-of-the-art track in Texas where he took his first premier class victory in 2013 and on Saturday he will be a clear favourite to repeat his pole position from last year. Indeed Marquez set his best Friday time on a hard tyre and was less than 0.5s from his own pole record set on a medium tyre 12 months ago. Continue reading →
The Tissot T-Race MotoGP Limited Edition 2014 shows all the signs of the great synergy between Tissot and MotoGP. There are further references to MotoGP, whether it is through elements that illustrate the motorbikes or the Championships themselves. You will find detail that resembles a brake-disc on the bezel and that the dial’s carbon composition is the one seen in today’s motorbikes. It is also what gives it that iconic chequered flag reflection. Limited to just 8,888 pieces. Continue reading →
World Champion Marc Marquez started his MotoGP title defence with a victory in Qatar, beating Valentino Rossi in a close battle, with Dani Pedrosa coming home third. Repsol Honda’s 21 year-old rider produced a gritty performance to take maximum points despite breaking his leg in preseason and missing the last two MotoGP tests. Continue reading →
BMW M has been part of MotoGP for the 16th season running; since 1999, the division has been the “Official Car of MotoGP”. There are 18 races on the calendar this year, with the season getting underway on the 23rd of March in Qatar and finishing on the 9th of November in Valencia. At the heart of the fleet of official MotoGP cars for this season will be the new M4 Coupe with its 431hp turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine. It will be equipped with numerous M Performance parts, including a front splitter, black grille and a titanium exhaust system surrounded by carbon-fibre exhaust finishers. Other bits include carbon mirror caps, aero side skirts, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and, of course, an LED light bar.
The floodlit Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar will signal the start of the 2014 MotoGP season this weekend, as 21-year-old Marc Marquez looks to begin the defence of the World Championship title he historically won at the first time of asking last year. This weekend’s race will be the 11th at the Losail International Circuit, which has been on the calendar since 2004. The track first welcomed the season-opener in 2007 and has hosted an evening race since 2008. Continue reading →
It has just been revealed by Yamaha’s U.S. Road Racing Teams that, during their recent on-track test at Thunderhill Raceway Park, the teams’ riders and crew were under near-constant surveillance by unknown entities throughout the two-day event.
To mark the 21st birthday of MotoGP’S youngest ever premier class World Champion, motogp.com provides 21 facts about the boy from Cervera.
- At the opening race of 2013 in Qatar Marquez became the fourth youngest rider of all-time to finish on the podium in the premier-class of Grand Prix racing after Randy Mamola, Eduardo Salatino and Norick Abe
- His first MotoGP win at the Grand Prix of Americas at the age of just 20 years 63 days, made him the youngest ever rider to win a premier-class Grand Prix, taking the record from Freddie Spencer who was 20 years 196 days when he won the Belgium 500cc GP at Spa-Francorchamps in 1982 Continue reading →
One of the tasks during last week’s MotoGP test in Malaysia was to sample the new tyres supplied by Bridgestone ahead of the 2014 season. Antonio Jimenez, Crew Chief to GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista, explains the challenge. Bautista may have ended proceedings 11th on the timesheet, but rapid lap times were not everything as numerous experiments went on behind the scenes. Continue reading →
Next week will see the much-awaited opening MotoGP test of 2014 as the field gathers in Malaysia. For the first time this year, Factory and Open machines will share the track as riders and personnel get to grips with new teams. Following on from the post-Valencia Grand Prix test in November that saw new bikes break cover for the first time, 2014 testing now begins in earnest with the traditional early-year trip to the Sepang International Circuit on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Continue reading →