Archive - Press Release
November 25th, 2015
The Repsol Honda team issued the following press release after the first day of testing at Jerez, complete with photos:
Repsol Honda Team commence final test of year
With the testing ban coming into effect of 1st December, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa took to the track today in Jerez for the first day of the three-day test.
A cold fresh morning greeted them but they were blessed with good weather all day remaining dry and sunny until the end of testing. Both Marc and Dani spent this first day comparing different engines and working on the electronics set up.
Marc finished the day with a best time of 1’39.92, completing 65 laps in total. Dani, who missed the race here this year due to injury, managed 56 laps and his fastest time was 1’40.12. He had a small crash on the last exit in the final corner, but escaped unhurt.
The Althea BMW World Superbike team issued the following press release after their two-day test at Jerez:
The Althea BMW Team makes its track debut.
Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) 24 November 2015
The Althea BMW Team concludes two days of testing at the Spanish circuit of Jerez de la Frontera.
With cool temperatures but sunny conditions, the Team was able to work on different set-up solutions for the new BMW S1000 RR bikes. Riders Jordi Torres and Markus Reiterberger each used various configurations as they worked to find a level of performance that can serve as a base for the future development of the Bavarian company’s machines.
Both of the Althea BMW Team riders were able to achieve solid results and, though lap times were not crucial this week, both Torres and Reiterberger were nevertheless able to lap consistently fast, with times that were very close to both the track record and those set by their strongest rivals present on track. Final lap times – a 1'40.531 for Reiterberger and 1'41.002 for Torres – serve as an immediate injection of faith that will boost the whole Team, with all parties working closely together to find the right direction in which to continue. The Italian and German engineers were coordinated by new Technical Director Jan Witteveen with a very positive outcome.
The Suzuki MotoGP squad held a two-day private test at Sepang on Monday and Tuesday. At the test, Maverick Viñales tested a seamless gearbox and the 2016 electronics, as well as continuing to work with the Michelin tires. Aleix Espargaro was absent from the test, having suffered a back injury in a training accident a few days ago.
Suzuki issued the following press release after the test:
POSITIVE OUTCOME FOR SUZUKI ECSTAR AT SEPANG TEST
Team Suzuki Press Office – November 24.
Team SUZUKI ECSTAR has completed a successful private test session at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia today, where Maverick Viñales and the test team debuted Suzuki’s new seamless gearbox on the GSX-RR.
Viñales was supported in the two-day test by Takuya Tsuda and Nobuatsu Aoki, who ran many laps to supply Suzuki’s R&D department in Japan with useful information and data before the winter break.
Unfortunately, Aleix Espargaró couldn’t join in because of the injury he suffered recently while training that caused him a flexion fracture to a vertebrae and required a two-to-three-week lay-off.
Press releases from the World Superbike teams after testing at Aragon:
Andrea Iannone has decided against having surgery to repair the left shoulder he injured in a testing crash at Mugello in the middle of this year. Ducati Corse issued the following press release on the subject:
Iannone to forgo left shoulder operation so as not to jeopardize start of 2016 season
Andrea Iannone has opted not to have an operation on his left shoulder, which he injured in a crash during testing at Mugello in May, in order to be in a better physical condition for the start of next year's MotoGP season.
The decision was taken after lengthy consultation with Dr. Porcellini, and the rider from Vasto has preferred to go for treatment aimed at strengthening the muscles of the affected area over the next few months, with the aim of arriving at the first tests of 2016 in good shape.
The alternative for Iannone would have been surgery, with a minimum post-op rest period of three months before he can resume his training.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the two-day test at Valencia:
Press releases from the teams after the first day of testing at Valencia:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after the final race of 2015 at Valencia:
Press releases from the teams in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying for the final Grand Prix of the year at Valencia:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after the first day of practice at Valencia:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the first day of practice at Valencia:
Press releases from the teams and Bridgestone ahead of the final round of MotoGP this weekend at Valencia:
Press release previews from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams: