Jerez, Spain

2014 MotoGP Jerez Test Times At 1pm: Marquez Leads Lorenzo And Pedrosa

Testing is in full swing at Jerez, a day after the opening European round of MotoGP. Marc Marquez is fastest, picking up where he left off yesterday, the Spaniard stamping his authority during the test just as he did during the race. He leads Jorge Lorenzo by over six tenths of a second, with Marquez' Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa another tenth behind the Movistar Yamaha rider. Go&Fun Gresini's Alvaro Bautista is doing well in 4th, leading Valentino Rossi by a narrow margin. The session was briefly red-flagged following a big crash for Andrea Iannone, but the Italian walked away from that unhurt.

There are a number of prominent absentees, first and foremost of which is the Factory Ducati team of Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow. The Ducati pairing are scheduled to hold a private test at Mugello instead, a test at which some major upgrades are rumored. Colin Edwards is also absent, still waiting upon a new chassis from the consultants which Forward have brought in to design. In his place is Simone Corsi, one of NGM Forward's riders in Moto2. 

There are a couple of absentees due to illness as well. Nicky Hayden has decided to skip this test, as he is still getting some swelling in his right wrist. Yonny Hernandez had been scheduled to test, but has been taken sick, and so will not ride today.

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2014 Jerez Sunday MotoGP, Moto2 And Moto3 Round Up: Spanish Passion, Non-Spanish Winners, And The Alien's Alien

There is always something very special about Jerez. There are few circuits on earth where fans gather to worship at the altar of motorcycle racing which quite such deafening intensity and passion as at the Circuito de Jerez in southern Spain. Fans of motorcycle racing are a passionate bunch wherever you are in the world, but the fans in Jerez add a spice and temperament which lifts the atmosphere to a higher plane. Despite Andalusia's continuing and severe economic recession, crowd numbers for the event were up again from last year, from over 111,000 to 117,001 paying customers on Sunday. Motorcycle racing lives on in Spanish hearts, no matter the state of their wallets.

Unlike last year, however, the Spanish fans were not treated to what is known in the country as a 'Triplete', or a clean sweep of Spanish wins in all three classes. Both Moto3 and Moto2 saw non-Spanish winners, and even the MotoGP podium was not all Spanish for a change. The two junior classes saw their championship chases thrown open once again, unlike in MotoGP. There, Marc Marquez tightened his stranglehold on the championship, extending his reign of terror from three to four races. At every round of MotoGP so far this year, Marc Marquez – Marc the Merciless, as veteran GP journalist Michael Scott refers to him, while some of the less appreciative fans prefer the moniker Murder Marc, after the young Spaniard's occasionally reckless antics in Moto2 – has taken both pole and victory in the first four races of the season.

2014 Jerez MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after Sunday's race at Jerez:

Round Number: 
4
Year: 
2014

2014 Jerez Moto2 And Moto3 Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the teams after Sunday's races at Jerez:

Round Number: 
4
Year: 
2014

2014 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 4, Jerez, Spain

MotoGP Championship standings for round 4, Jerez, Spain 2014

2014 Jerez MotoGP Race Results: A Triumph Of Mastery

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2014 Moto2 Championship Standings After Round 4, Jerez, Spain

Championship standings for round 4, Jerez, Spain 2014

2014 Moto3 Championship Standings After Round 4, Jerez, Spain

Championship standings for round 4, Jerez, Spain 2014

2014 Jerez Moto2 Race Results: Lesson Taught In Subdued Affair

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2014 Jerez Moto3 Race Results: Show Stopping Morning Encounter

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2014 Jerez Moto3 WUP Results: Marquez Leads Spanish 1-2

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2014 Jerez MotoGP Saturday Round Up: On Innovation, Marquez And Miller Magic, And The Upside Of EU Law

Motorcycle racing is a continual war of innovation. It is a war fought out on many different battlegrounds at many different times, but at its heart, it is about finding new ways, better ways of doing things. Engineers, teams and riders are always looking for some small advantage, turning what they do upside down in the hope of finding something to exploit.

Usually, when motorcycle racing fans talk about innovation, they have a vision of hard metal in their minds, of parts belonging on a motorcycle. They will point to aluminium twin spar frames, to upside down forks, to seamless gearboxes. Some may allude to slightly less tangible improvements: Honda's Torductor, a sensor used to measure the forces going through the engine sprocket directly; perhaps Yamaha's electronics package, which combines 3D models of the racetrack with predictive models of tire wear and fuel load to provide adaptive vehicle dynamics strategies.

2014 Jerez MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying at Jerez:

Round Number: 
4
Year: 
2014
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