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Factory teams set for Phillip Island Test

From Monday to Wednesday (3rd-5th March), the Factory MotoGP™ teams of Honda, Yamaha and...
Stefan Bradl (LCR Honda): 5th, 2m 00.164s - “I am quite happy about the job we made in the last three days. It’s tough to work in these conditions and the guys worked hard to adjust the bike. Early in the session we went out on soft rubber and afterwards we kept working on long run performance. Today the pace was not as good as yesterday because I was not enough comfortable on a hard front tyre but, overall, this test has been quite positive for us: we are not far off the pace.”

MotoGP Moto2 Moto3 Entry Lists Updated

FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix - 2014 Entry Lists, 28 February Moto 3 N° Rider Nationality Team Machine 3 MATTEO FERRARI ITALIAN SANCARLOTEAMITALIA MAHINDRA 4 GABRIEL RAMOS VENEZUELAN KIEFERRACING KALEXKTM 5 ROMANO FENATI ITALIAN SKYRACINGTEAMBYVR46 KTM 7 EFREN VAZQUEZ SPANISH SAXOPRINT-RTG HONDA 8 JACK MILLER AUSTRALIAN REDBULLKTMAJO KTM 9 SCOTT DEROUE DUTCH RWRACINGGP KALEXKTM 10 ALEXIS MASBOU FRENCH ONGETTA-RIVACOLD HONDA 11 LIVIO LOI BELGIAN MARCVDSRACINGTEAM KALEXKTM 12 ALEXM ARQUEZ SPANISH ESTRELLAGALICIA0,0 HONDA 17 JOHN McPHEE BRITISH SAXOPRINT-RTG HONDA 19 ALESSANDRO TONUCCI ITALIAN CIPMoto3 MAHINDRA 21 FRANCESCO BAGNAIA ITALIAN SKYRACINGTEAMBYVR46 KTM 22 ANA CARRASCO SPANISH RWRACINGGP KALEXKTM 23 NICCOLOA...

Rossi & Pedrosa tie at the top; Lorenzo not happy

Sepang Test Two, Day Three: Final Times Valentino Rossi ITA Yamaha Factory Racing (YZR-M1) 1m...
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team #04) – 5th (2m00.787s) - “Today was again positive, the track is not as quick as the Sepang 1 tests so the times are a reference only to a certain point, but it’s always important to make comparisons with the others. We can say that we closed the gap to the front-runners and I am very pleased with the improvement over these two days. We’re refining the set-up of the bike, at this moment there isn’t much new material to try but we’ve managed to find something interesting. I really didn’t expect that and it’s a positive thing to experience this sensation. Today we also tried out the ECU with the Open software, there are a few different controls with it and it obviously doesn’t work as well as our Factory software, but tomorrow we’ll do some more tests.”

Ducati confirm Open option MotoGP entry

Ducati Team to compete in the 2014 MotoGP World Championship under the Open option -...

What do YOU know? New column from Phil Hall

Here is the first of what will become a weekly MCNews.com.au column from long...
Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda): 1st, 2m 00.039s “Things went well this afternoon, even though this morning we were still having some issues and I wasn’t able to ride comfortably. I had to stop early in order to make some big changes to the bike, and when we restarted after lunch I felt more comfortable and put in better laps. We focused on the front end and were able to find a good set-up. Tomorrow we will focus on making progress with the rear, because we have to get the new tyre working better and increase grip. If all goes well, then perhaps tomorrow we will be able to do a race simulation.”

Pedrosa tops day two of Sepang Test

Sepang Test Two, Day Two Times Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 2m 0.039s...
Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini): 1st, 2m 00.848s - “It’s been a very positive first day of testing! We worked very well on the rear end, an area that earlier this month gave us some problems. We have had excellent results thanks to Showa developing a new shock absorber, somewhat different compared to the one we’ve used so far, which is very suitable for our needs. In addition to the good lap times, even though the track was worse than the first test, I am especially pleased because my feeling with the new Bridgestone tyres has improved so much that now I feel comfortable when riding. We are on the right path: tomorrow morning we will continue to work hard, focusing also on the front end, while in the afternoon if we get the chance we would like to try a first long run.”

Bautista on top in Sepang and Marquez to miss Phillip Island Test

Bautista on top in Sepang and Marquez to miss Phillip Island Test Sepang Day One...

Drive M7 Aspar Team Launch

Drive M7 Aspar Team Launch Spanish outfit unveils its most international line-up yet at Sepang,...

Nicky Hayden Biography

NICKY HAYDEN #69  Date of birth: 30/07/81 – Owensboro – Kentucky – USA / Age: 32  First...

Hiroshi Aoyama Biography

HIROSHI AOYAMA #7 Date of birth: 25/10/81 Ichiara/Shi – Chiba – Japan / Age: 32 First Grand...
Marc Marquez

MotoGP Testing underway without Marquez

Testing continues without World Champion Marc Marquez Wednesday to Friday will be a critical three...
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda): 1st overall, 1m 59.533s “I’m pretty happy with how the three days here in Sepang have gone and we have started the preseason well. It's true that this is only the first test and we still have work to do, but we've already been able to do a race simulation and it has all gone well. We have tried many set-ups and we have gathered a lot of data, so we will be well prepared for the next test here. We still have some things to try out, so we must make the most of the days we have remaining here this preseason. Physically I feel good, I haven't stopped over this past month and have had a packed schedule, but I have been able to continue training. I was a little weak here when I arrived, because I had the flu last week, but in the end I felt fine which, is the most important thing. We can always improve and this test will help me to up my fitness.”

MotoGP Calendar Updated

FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix 2014 calendar, 24 February (Change in bold) Date...

Marquez breaks leg; will miss testing

MotoGP World Champion, Marc Marquez, has broken his fibula during a dirt-track training session...
“We were able to put in laps consistently, which was our main goal. I felt very comfortable on the bike, KTM brought us plenty of stuff to try out and I enjoyed myself on the bike,” Miller said at the end of the tests.

Miller tops Jerez Moto3 Testing

One of Red Bull KTM Ajo’s new recruits for 2014, Jack Miller, was on...
Mika Kallio: 1st – 1’42.169 ““The first two days we confirmed the settings we tested in Valencia, keeping our preferred tyres for the race and qualifying simulations today. In the race simulation I was happy with my speed and consistency, with my best and worst laps separated by just half a second. In the qualifying simulation I finally had the feeling that was missing last year - the feeling of being on the limit. I knew I was on a fast lap, but it’s always good to see it confirmed on timesheet, especially when your name is on the top! Okay, it’s only testing, but it all builds confidence ahead of the first race

Kallio tops Moto2 Jerez Testing

Mika Kallio posted the fastest time as the Jerez Moto2™ test drew to a...

Asia Talent Cup Moto3 riders test at Aragon

Following the tough selection process, conducted at Sepang in Malaysia last October, the riders...

Bracksy’s Taxi ready for hire

BRACKSY’S TAXI IS READY FOR HIRE There are many tour companies catering for fans of...

MotoGP Sepang Test Gallery E

MotoGP Sepang Test Gallery E - Images by AJRN

Honda VIP GP tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the hottest Honda event of the year; the...
“We were able to put in laps consistently, which was our main goal. I felt very comfortable on the bike, KTM brought us plenty of stuff to try out and I enjoyed myself on the bike,” Miller said at the end of the tests.

Moto 2/3 Valencia Test Wrap – Miller tops day three

Maverick Viñales topped the timesheets on the final day of this week’s opening 2014...
5th Nico Terol 1.35.715 (80 laps): "I'm happy. At the end of the day we have drawn some good conclusions, although at the beginning we had some problems with the new bike. We had some strange front chatter which we finally identified as a tyre issue and solved. I'm also happy because today I was aggressive with wind blowing through the track –conditions that usually I do not like. At the end of the day we completed several laps in the high 1’35s and I feel satisfied with the improvement from the first day. I feel very comfortable with the bike again, but surprises still appear, like today. Tomorrow we will continue working to try to improve our grip when cornering.”

Rabat setting Moto2 pace at Valencia

Tito Rabat, a Moto2™ title favourite for the upcoming season, set the pace for...

MotoGP Sepang Test Gallery D

MotoGP Sepang Test Gallery D - Images by AJRN

MotoGP Sepang Test Gallery C

MotoGP Sepang Test Image Gallery C - By AJRN
2nd Jordi Torres 1.36.207 (41 laps): "This winter I worked hard to get ready and start the preseason at my peak. Last year Nico and I concluded the season very well and I think we are now doing a good job as well. We worked all day with the 2014 chassis and we were always high up the order. The feeling was good; the new bike is similar to last year’s, maybe a little more precise, in the sense that it is easier to get data from it. Although we are taking small steps forward, we are going in the right direction and that's the most important thing. Today it was very cold, so in general that’s why we weren’t faster. The aim was to check that everything was in its right place. The plan for the rest of the days is to try to get the bike to corner better at full lean. Last week we found a good feeling when entering corners. Now it's a matter of improving when exiting them to gain time."

Moto2/3 Valencia Test Day One

It was a cool first of three days at the Ricardo Tormo circuit, with...

MotoGP Sepang Test Gallery B

MotoGP Sepang Test 1, 2014 Image Gallery B

Repsol Honda 20th Anniversary

Campus Repsol, Madrid, yesterday hosted the 20th anniversary celebration of the collaboration between Repsol...

MotoGP Sepang Test Gallery A

MotoGP Sepang Test Image Gallery A - By AJRN

Honda 2014 Motorsports Overview

In his annual global motorsports address today from the Aoyama Head offices in Tokyo,...
Marc Marquez

Marquez breaks Sepang records

The MotoGP™ World Champion Marquez wasted no time on the final test day at...
Marc Marquez - "We continued with our work schedule today, with a focus on trying out parts. We carried out various tests, including a chassis comparison, and found some positive points and some negative. As for the setup, we have improved stability under braking, which is something that I have been finding a little difficult, but in the end we have found a good compromise. I hope that tomorrow we can continue in the same way, because we are consistent and fast -which is important”

Marquez tops Sepang Day Two

With conditions just as good as they had been on Tuesday, it was Marquez’s...
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