Archive - Press Release
February 12th, 2016
The Moto2 and Moto3 teams issued the following press releases after their private test at Valencia. It being a private test, they also sprinkled their press releases liberally with video:
The Leopard Racing team issued the following press releases after the first test of their Moto2 and Moto3 teams at Barcelona:
The Milwaukee BMW and Kawasaki World Superbike teams issued the following press releases after their final private test in Europe at the Motorland Aragon circuit, before flying off to Australia for the tests and opening round of WSBK:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the final day of testing at Sepang:
Honda today released the following press release, confirming PJ Jacobsen as their rider in the World Supersport championship:
Press releases from the teams after the second day of testing at Sepang:
Press releases after the first day of testing at Sepang:
Press release previews of the Sepang MotoGP test from Avintia Ducati and Repsol Honda:
Ducati issued the following press release after Michele Pirro completed the second day of Ducati's private test at Sepang, in preparation for the main test which starts on Monday:
Press releases from the World Superbike teams who tested at Jerez:
Testing is underway again for 2016, with the Pata Yamaha and Aruba.it Ducati teams the first bikes to hit the track ahead of the new season. The two teams held a two-day private test at Portimao, to shake out the cobwebs and get ready for the season which is to come. The teams now move to Jerez, where they will be joined by more of the WSBK field for a test on 26th and 27th January.
The press releases issued by Yamaha and Ducati appear below:
Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team Concludes Successful Portimão Test
Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team has concluded its first two-day test of 2016 successfully at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal with both Alex Lowes and Sylvain Guintoli undertaking valuable work with their YZF-R1's.
Initially worried about the rehabilitation of his left shoulder, Lowes confidently set 116 laps over the past two days. While his normal aggressive style was restricted due to his less-than-perfect mobility, the track-time ensured he continued to progress with his new WorldSBK-spec Yamaha ahead of the championship's opening round next month.
Octo Pramac Yakhnich Press Release: Pramac Celebrates 15 Years in MotoGP, Presents Redding and Petrucci
The Pramac Ducati team issued the following press release after presenting their 2016 MotoGP team in Siena in Italy today:
Pramac Racing celebrates its 15th anniversary in MotoGp and presents Octo Pramac Yakhnich
Pramac celebrates 15 years at the MotoGP starting line. The celebration is taking place at Pramac’s headquarters in Casole d’Elsa, Siena, where it all began in 2002. After having experienced Formula One, Pramac turned towards the two-wheeled world and entrusted the rider Tetsuya Harada with the Honda NSR 500.
The first major success for the team came in 2003 when Makoto Tamada won third place at the Brazilian Grand Prix, and the following season brought Pramac Racing and Bridgestone to the highest spot on the podium of the historic Japanese GP.
In 2005, Pramac Racing signed an agreement with Ducati, and in 2007 Alex Barros won third place at Mugello.
The hero of the 2008 season was Toni Elias, who won two consecutive podiums, the first at Brno (second place) then at Misano (third place).
Yamaha's press release launching their 2016 MotoGP campaign:
The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team Presents 2016 MotoGP Season Line Up in Barcelona
Today the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team has lifted the suspense for racing fans the world over waiting for the kick off of the 2016 season. The Italian-based team gathered in Barcelona today to officially launch their 2016 campaign to defend last year’s MotoGP Triple Crown victory. Though the team has been on ‘winter-break’ since the Valencia test in November 2015, they have not been idle. The Yamaha engineers carried through extensive development of the YZR-M1 all through the winter and the same dedication was given by the Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo and Italian rider Valentino Rossi whilst completing thorough training to be ready for the next season. The results are undeniable; this year a terrific team is formed again, ready to prove that they are the best in the world.
Similar to the continuation of the rider line up, the team’s sponsors also remained the same. For the third year in a row the Yamaha Factory Racing Team and Spanish company Telefónica form a strong partnership ready to oppose the competition in the premier class of road racing. Their present five-year collaboration started in 2014 and has proven to be a recipe for success, making Telefónica’s headquarters the perfect venue to unveil the 2016 livery for Lorenzo and Rossi’s YZR-M1s.
Maverick Viñales PR team put out a press release celebrating the Suzuki man's Rookie of the Year title earlier this week. It makes for a fun and interesting read, with Viñales talking about the things he learned from riding with the other top MotoGP riders. He also highlights where he feels he still has to improve, and where he improved most in 2015.
The press release interview appears below:
Maverick Viñales: Top of the class
In order to become MotoGP Rookie of the Year, the Team Suzuki Ecstar rider learnt from the best teachers on two wheels in 2015.
Maverick Viñales' first year in MotoGP saw him proclaimed Rookie of the Year for the third time in his career, after having done so both in 125cc and Moto2 previously. The Team Suzuki Ecstar rider finished twelfth in the overall standings with 97 points, making it a successful return to competition for the factory from Hammamatsu.
Viñales stepped up to the challenge in 2015, and he did so by learning from the fastest and most experienced riders. But who were the best teachers for 'Mack'?
December 2nd, 2015
Forward Racing issued the following press release, announcing that Luca Marini will be riding for the team in Moto2 in 2016. Marini, who is Valentino Rossi's half brother, is a product of the VR46 Riders Academy, and that Academy will be providing support to the Forward Racing team.
Luca Marini in Moto2 with Forward Racing
Forward Racing is pleased to announce that Luca Marini, member of the VR46 Riders Academy, will wear the colors of Forward Racing in Moto2 from next season on. The promising 18-year old from Tavullia, who signed a multi-year contract with the team of Giovanni Cuzari, will join Lorenzo Baldassari riding the 2016 Kalex.
Marini will debut in the World Championship after a wild card in Moto3 in 2013, another one in the Moto2 Grand Prix of San Marino in 2015 and after finishing fifth overall in the Moto2 CEV Championship this season. The newcomer, in combination with the confirmation of Baldassarri, doubles the commitment of Forward Racing with the VR46 Riders Academy in Moto2 championship. Forward Racing fully supports and shares the aim of the Academy from Tavullia: the professional growth of young Italian riders in the world of motorcycling.