Press releases after the race from the MotoGP teams at Jerez:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying on Saturday:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at Jerez:
Edwards and Crutchlow make promising start in Jerez
More preview press releases of the Jerez MotoGP round, this time from Pramac and Repsol Honda:
Press release previews for Jerez from the MotoGP teams, more added as they come in:
The earthquake and ensuing disaster that devastated Japan's northeast coast has weighed heavy on the hearts of everyone in the MotoGP paddock. With so many factories and suppliers based in Japan, everybody in the paddock knows at least one person who was affected in one way or another. The minute's silence before the start of the MotoGP season opener at Qatar was just one expression of their sympathy, and it was a moment which touched the Japanese members of the paddock very deeply.
To add more practical support to those expressions of sympathy, Dorna, who run the MotoGP series, have arranged to sell t-shirts signed by all of the MotoGP riders to raise funds for the victims of the disaster and help the rebuilding effort in the country. The funds raised are to be presented to an as-yet-unnamed humanitarian organization at the Japanese Grand Prix, due to be held on October 2nd. So if you've always wanted a t-shirts signed by the riders, here's your chance. They cost 20 euros, and are available from a special website, http://weforjapan.motogp.com/.
Below is the official press release announcing the initiative:
MotoGP unites to help Japan
Press releases from the teams after the MotoGP race at Qatar:
Casey Stoner keeps reigning in Qatar
Press releases from the MotoGP teams from Saturday at Qatar:
Stoner sets scorching pole position for the Qatar Grand Prix
MotoGP press releases from the first day of testing at Qatar, comprising of FP1:
With less than 24 hours to go until practice starts for the MotoGP season opener, here's a few more previews from the MotoGP teams:
Bautista ready for the season opener
Here's the first round of press release for Qatar for the MotoGP teams and riders:
MOTOGP TO STEP BACK INTO THE SPOTLIGHT AT LOSAIL
All of the press releases received so far after the end of the MotoGP test at Qatar:
Spies Satisfied After Final Pre-Season Test Session in Qatar
Whenever MotoGP testing is underway, there is a ravenous hunger for times among fans and followers of the sport. Every update is greedily consumed, every time heatedly debated, as we search to make sense of the posted times.
Two factors stand in the way of making an accurate analysis of the times, however. The first is that only the fastest lap time set by a rider is posted to the results page, and the second - related - issue is that the full timesheets - containing the times for every lap set for each rider - are not made available to the public. The times are printed out and distributed in the media center, but they are not published on the official MotoGP.com website, unlike the results for each session during a race weekend.
Being at Qatar, we get to see the actual timesheets, and it is immediately clear that the final posted times do not tell the full tale. The order the riders finished in is distorted by a couple of riders who set a very fast lap. Here's how the top 7 riders finished, including everyone who set a time under the 1'57 mark: