Archive - Press Release
May 25th, 2015
Press releases from the series organizers and some of the teams after Sunday's World Superbike and World Supersport races at Donington Park:
Press releases from the teams and series organizers after qualifying at Donington Park:
Press releases from the series organizers and World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at Donington Park:
Press release previews from the WSBK teams and series organizers ahead of this weekend's World Superbike round at Donington Park:
The Suzuki ECSTAR MotoGP team tonight issued the following press release, announcing that Aleix Espargaro's surgery to fix the thumb injury he suffered in the crash at Le Mans was successful. Espargaro will now start his physical rehabilitation, and hopes to be ready for Mugello. His fitness will be assessed next Wednesday, 27th May, and a decision taken on his participation then.
SUCCESSFUL SURGERY FOR ESPARGARO
Team Suzuki Press Office – May 19.
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s Aleix Espargaro underwent successful surgery today at the Hospital Universitari Dexeus in Spain to repair his injured right finger from his crash at Le Mans at the weekend.
His Surgeon, Doctor Mir, confirmed that his ligament has been successfully repaired and that the Spanish rider now needs some time to recover from the surgery to a rupture of the collateral ligament of the thumb of the right hand.
Espargaro was expected to spend the night in hospital, but is now at home starting his recouperation.
Dr. Xavier Mir:
“Aleix Espargaro has had an operation on his right thumb with the removal of the ulnar collateral ligament, proceeding to reinsertion of the ligament and a 2mm intraligamentary suture anchor.”
Bridgestone issued their customary post-race press release, this time containing a debrief tih Masao Azuma, the Japanese tire manufacturer's chief engineer. This week, Azuma discusses how temperature changes affected grip, how some bikes lacked front-end feel, and how lap records keep falling.
French MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma
Tuesday, May 19 2015
Bridgestone slick compounds: Front: Extra-soft, Soft & Medium; Rear: Extra-soft, Soft & Medium (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds: Soft (Main) & Hard (Alternative)
The French Grand Prix saw the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team dominate proceedings Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi scoring a one-two result, while Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso continued his rich vein of form by finishing in third place.
Practice and qualifying for the French Grand Prix took place in extremely cool weather, with some rainy periods. Track temperatures were as low as 13°C during Free Practice 3, but a warm change on Sunday saw a large increase in track temperatures, with a peak recording of 42°C during the race. The warmer conditions helped the riders set a sizzling pace during the race, with Rossi setting a new Circuit Record Lap of 1'32.879 and Lorenzo’s race time also setting a new record, beating the old mark by nineteen seconds.
Press releases from the teams and Bridgestone after Sunday's fascinating French Grand Prix:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the races at Le Mans:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying at Le Mans:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Le Mans:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after the first day of practice at Le Mans:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the first day of practice at Le Mans:
Previews from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone ahead of this weekend's race at Le Mans:
Press releases from the teams and Dunlop ahead of this weekend's French Grand Prix at Le Mans:
Below is a press release issued by the Ducati MotoGP team after two days of private testing at Mugello. The pole lap record for Mugello is held by Dani Pedrosa, at 1'47.157, and the race lap record is held by Marc Marquez, 1'47.639.
Two days of private testing for Ducati Team conclude at Mugello with excellent times for Iannone and Dovizioso
Two days of private testing for the two Ducati Team riders at Mugello concluded today at 1 pm in the afternoon. Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso focussed their efforts above all on the search for the right settings and electronic strategies for the Italian GP, which takes place on this circuit at the end of May, while further positive tests were carried out with the chassis modifications introduced at Jerez, which did not produce the expected results on the Spanish track.