Hiroshi Aoyama

2011 Brno MotoGP Press Release Previews - Yamaha, Honda, Ducati On Brno, And What They Will Be Testing On Monday

The first batch of press release previews for the upcoming Brno round of MotoGP, from the factory Yamaha, Honda and Ducati teams containing details of the tests to be held on Monday. Also, a Bridgestone press release explaining the new tire rules starting from now:

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2011

2011 Laguna Seca MotoGP Race Day Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the Red Bull US GP from Laguna Seca:

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2011

2011 Laguna Seca MotoGP Saturday Press Release Roundup

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after free practice and qualifying at Laguna Seca:

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2011

2011 Laguna Seca MotoGP Friday Press Release Round Up

A bumper crop of press releases from the MotoGP teams at Laguna Seca. Because of European newspaper deadlines, some teams issued two press releases, one after FP1 and another at the end of the day. Below are the press releases:

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2011 Laguna Seca MotoGP Press Release Previews

Press release previews of the Red Bull US Grand Prix from Laguna Seca from the MotoGP teams. Preview from LCR Honda and Cardion AB to follow, as soon as they are in:

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2011

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring:

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2011

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Saturday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying at the Sachsenring:

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2011

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Friday Press Release Roundup

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at the Sachsenring:

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2011

2011 Sachsenring MotoGP Press Release Previews

Press releases from the teams - all except LCR Honda and Cardion AB - previewing the German MotoGP round at the Sachsenring:

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2011

2011 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello:

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2011

2011 Mugello MotoGP Saturday Press Release Round Up Post-Qualifying

Press releases after qualifying for the MotoGP teams at Mugello:

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2011

2011 Mugello MotoGP Friday Press Release Round Up

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at Mugello:

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2011

2011 Mugello MotoGP Press Release Previews From Suzuki, Yamaha, Aspar And Bridgestone. And Marco Simoncelli's Gresini Team

The press release previews from the Monster Tech 3 and factory Yamaha squads, Mapfre Aspar Ducati, Rizla Suzuki and Bridgestone. And San Carlo Gresini Honda, in which Marco Simoncelli and the team say they have learned from their mistakes:

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2011

2011 Assen MotoGP Saturday Press Release Roundup

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the Assen race:

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2011

2011 MotoGP Assen Friday Round Up: Tire Talk, And 11.1 = 11.0

It's funny how the mood of the paddock can swing. There was much to talk about after qualifying on Friday - because race day is on Saturday here, a hangover of Assen's Dutch Reformed Church past - such as Marco Simoncelli's second pole, Casey Stoner's relatively lowly 3rd place, Jorge Lorenzo missing out on the front row twice in 7 races, Karel Abraham - yes, the kid with the rich daddy, or perhaps we should say the really, really fast kid with the rich daddy - being quickest of the Ducatis, and Valentino Rossi struggling with the GP11.1 just as much as he did with the GP11.0. But instead, all anyone wanted to talk about was tires.

The topic got chewed over by every rider, journalists moving from hospitality unit to hospitality unit to ask the same questions, and receive the same answers, more or less, the only variation being in the solutions offered. The problem, of course, is that the Bridgestones are simply too good. MotoGP's spec tires offer phenomenal levels of grip - in an offhand comment, Casey Stoner referred to 58 degrees of lean as "not that much" - with outstanding duration. It is common for riders to set their fastest laps in the second half of the race, the point at which the tires are supposed to be degrading and losing grip.

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