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Alex Criville has expressed his point of view over the last-corner collision between Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo in this month’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Victory in France saw Dani Pedrosa hit the top of the Riders’ Championship for the first time in almost five years. Now in his eighth season of MotoGP™, the Repsol Honda Team rider is looking more threatening than ever as he strives to collect the coveted premier class title for a first time.
HRC Executive Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto speaks with motogp.com, explaining that the bike to be offered to private teams from next year is now in the final stages of its development and on the verge of being track tested.
MotorLand Aragon is getting set to host the second round in the CEV Repsol calendar. Next 25th and 26th of May the Aragón circuit will be the meeting point for more than a hundred riders from up to 24 different countries.
Ducati Team crew chief Juan Martinez has taken a further step into the business world away from the track by becoming the official importer of Öhlins suspensions in Spain, with a MotoGP™ star-studded open evening kicking off the new venture.
MotoGP™ tyre supplier Bridgestone has verified that Jorge Lorenzo did not suffer a rear tyre problem in Sunday’s French Grand Prix. The world champion, suffering a lack of rear grip, fell down the field to an eventual seventh position.
MotoGP™ Director of Technology Corrado Cecchinelli caught up with motogp.com to give his view on the Magneti Marelli ECU at the Le Mans race, ahead of which the first software upgrade was introduced at the Jerez post-race test. Teams running the software include NGM Mobile Forward Racing, Came IodaRacing Project and Avintia Blusens, as well as the in-house PBM chassis (not the PBM ART machine).
One of the VIPs at Sunday’s Monster Energy Grand Prix de France was 2008 F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. The Mercedes driver exchanged helmets with current MotoGP™ World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and talked of impressive rookie Marc Marquez.
Ducati Team enjoyed a much stronger Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, with Andrea Dovizioso leading for much of the race en route to fourth position. With teammate Nicky Hayden fifth, the result was the squad’s best since Malaysia 2012.
Stefan Bradl had a third crash from in races as he slid out of Sunday’s Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, but had been suffering from visibility problems.
Power Electronics Aspar’s Randy de Puniet will travel to Japan tomorrow to test Suzuki’s potential MotoGP™ entry for 2014 following the disappointment of a crash in his home race at Le Mans.
Dani Pedrosa’s fourth victory at Le Mans but first in the premier class makes the Spaniard the first two-time race victor in 2013. After the race, the Repsol Honda Team rider explained how he had risen from sixth position on the starting grid.
Yamaha Factory Racing had a tough time at Le Mans, with Jorge Lorenzo struggling to seventh position as Valentino Rossi fell en route to 12th place.
Marc Marquez has maintained his 100% podium finishing record for the MotoGP™ season, having notched up a fourth top three result in the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France.
Cal Crutchlow seized his first podium of the MotoGP™ season in Le Mans and career-best result on Sunday, despite suffering from much pain in his right knee after a crash on Saturday. The result marked the third rostrum finish of his career so far.
Dani Pedrosa has become the first rider to win two races in the 2013 MotoGP™ season, coming from sixth position on the grid in mixed conditions at Le Mans. He now leads the championship from Repsol Honda Team partner Marc Marquez, who fought to the podium after a poor start as Britain’s Cal Crutchlow finished second.
Jorge Lorenzo has led the morning Warm-Up session ahead of the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France, setting the pace on a damp Le Mans track from Cal Crutchlow and this afternoon’s pole-sitter Marc Marquez.
Cal Crutchlow will undergo a further medical examination on Sunday morning to decide whether or not he is able to race at Le Mans. The Monster Energy Tech 3 rider crashed on the exit of La Chapelle corner during Saturday’s final practice session.
Stefan Bradl was both pleased and relieved to have qualified fifth at Le Mans, missing out on a front row placing by just 31 thousandths of a second.
Bradley Smith was delighted with his qualifying performance in France on Saturday, having set the ninth quickest lap time to be just over one second off pole position.