2014 Moto3 Championship Standings After Round 7, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Championship standings for round 7, 2014

2014 Barcelona Moto2 WUP Result: Folger Leads The Way

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2014 Barcelona Moto3 WUP Result: McPhee Dominant

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2014 Barcelona MotoGP Saturday Round Up: On Breaking The Streak, The Three Tire Strategy, And Rain

His streak had to come to an end one day, and it turned out to be at Barcelona. Marc Marquez' run of pole positions stopped at seven – Valencia last year, plus the first six races of this season – after he was forced to concede the place to his Repsol Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa. For a change, the front row press conference on Friday afternoon did not feature a jubilant Marquez (well, actually, it did, but more that later) and a couple of dejected rivals, wondering what they can do about the Repsol Honda man. Both pole sitter Pedrosa and runner up Jorge Lorenzo were, if not exactly buoyant, at least rather perky. Hope has returned.

And rightly so. Pedrosa took pole completely on merit, posting a blistering lap that was only just off his own lap record set last year. Given how the track has deteriorated since last year – more bumps, less grip – Pedrosa's time was deeply impressive. So impressive that it forced Marc Marquez into a mistake. The Spaniard and his crew attempted a repeat of their strategy at Jerez, to attempt three runs for pole. It worked rather well, up until the very last run. Marquez was pushing hard, aware that Pedrosa had taken pole, but got into Turn 1 a little too hot, ran a little too wide onto the kerb, then had to push the front a little too hard to try to make the corner. He failed.

2014 Barcelona MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

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

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7
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2014

2014 Barcelona Moto2 And Moto3 Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying on Saturday at Barcelona:

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7
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2014

Scott Jones' Catalonia Dreamin' - Saturday At Barcelona


The fastest Marquez on the day: Alex


A new style from the old master


Where the old master got it from?

2014 Barcelona MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Edges Lorenzo

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2015 World Superbike Regulations Released: EVO With Limited Tuning, Plus Price-Capped Electronics

The Superbike Commission, the body which runs the World Superbike championship, has finally agreed on a set of technical regulations for World Superbikes for 2015. The initial idea to switch to EVO regulations has now been dropped, with a compromise found to allow greater freedom of tuning, and retain more parity between production bikes. Electronics will remain open, though they will be regulated by price and must remain freely available.

The dropping of full EVO regulations came as a result of pressure from manufacturers such as Suzuki and Honda, whose current bikes are focused more on the road than, say, the Ducati and Aprilia. To remain competitive, they needed more freedom to tune the engine than the proposed Superstock regulations allow. Given the dominance of Ducati and Kawasaki in Superstock, the EVO regulations could have discouraged manufacturers from getting involved in World Superbike.

2014 Barcelona Moto2 FP3 Result: Rabat Reigns Supreme

Tito Rabat continues to rule the Moto2 class with an iron fist. The Marc VDS Racing rider topped the final session of free practice at Barcelona by another large margin, this time over half a second. Mika Kallio is once again the man in second, the Marc VDS man finishing just ahead of Jonas Folger, who continues to make a big impression in his Moto2 rookie year. Johann Zarco was the first of the Suters home, while Mattia Pasini ended the session in fifth.

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