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MotoGP News Round Up: Brno vs Indy, Stoner at Ducati, Valencia Fallout, and Some Holiday Entertainment

With Christmas nearly upon us, and very little happening in the world of motorcycle racing, time for a round up of recent news. Here's what's been going on in recent weeks, as well as some recommended reading and listening for over the holiday period.

Brno vs Indy - On or Off?

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The 2016 MotoGP Season - What We Know, What We Expect

With the news that the Brno round of MotoGP has been handed to a consortium consisting of local and regional governments, and that they are working to secure the long-term future of Brno, a major piece of the puzzle surrounding MotoGP's schedule for 2016 slotted into place. Brno, along with Indianapolis, had been the two biggest question marks still hanging over the calendar.

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2015 Brno MotoGP Saturday Round Up: Lorenzo vs Marquez vs Rossi, Battle Of The Titans

The entertainment value in MotoGP waxes and wanes through the years. One year, the races are all serial snoozers, each race settling into a procession a lap or two after the start. The next, everything is turned on its head, every race a tense battle to the line for a close finish. We are lucky indeed that this year falls very much into the latter category. There have been some classic races already, and tomorrow's race looks like being an absolute corker.

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Bridgestone Press Release: Masao Azuma On Changing Grip Levels And Hard Front Tires At Indianapolis

Indianapolis MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma

Tuesday, August 11 2015

Bridgestone slick options: Front: Soft, Medium & Hard; Rear: Soft, Medium & Hard (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre options: Soft (Main), Hard (Alternative)

Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez won last Sunday’s Indianapolis Grand Prix ahead of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP pair of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi who finished in second and third places respectively.

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2015 Indianapolis MotoGP Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams, Bridgestone and the circuit after the race at Indianapolis:

Marquez continues American domination celebrating Honda’s 700th GP victory

The Red Bull Indianapolis GP provided two memorable battles with Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez emerging victorious over Jorge Lorenzo, and Dani Pedrosa battling with Valentino Rossi but narrowly missing out on a podium.

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2015 Indianapolis Moto2 And Moto3 Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's races Indianapolis:


With an advantage of almost 40 seconds Livio Loi won the Indianapolis Grand Prix. RW Racing GP took a gamble on the tyres on the grid already and Loi took full advantage of the slicks. The Belgian rider started from 26th on the grid, moved up to ninth in the first lap and took the lead in the third lap, to never give it away anymore.

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2015 Indianapolis Race Round Up, Part 1: Marquez Vs Lorenzo, Rossi Vs Pedrosa, And Why Ducati Is Going Backwards

Whether this is the last time MotoGP visits Indianapolis or not – the lack of an announcement on Sunday night suggests that this was the last time – the 2015 edition will certainly go down in history as memorable. Race day saw the biggest crowd since 2009 head to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, though in a facility this vast, anything less than a quarter of a million fans is going to look empty, and all 67,000 were treated to some genuine racing spectacle.

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2015 MotoGP Championship Standings After Race 10, Indianapolis, Indianapolis

1 Valentino Rossi Yamaha 195  
2 Jorge Lorenzo Yamaha 186 -9
3 Marc Marquez Honda 139 -56
4 Andrea Iannone Ducati 129 -66
5 Bradley Smith Yamaha 97 -98
6 Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 94 -101
7 Dani Pedrosa Honda 80 -115
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2015 Indianapolis MotoGP Race Result: The Gap Narrows

Results Below:

Marc Marquez claimed victory Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway after an epic, race-long battle with Jorge Lorenzo. It was Marquez’s fifth-straight MotoGP victory at Indy and his ninth-straight win on American soil. Jorge Lorenzo, who led all of the race but the final three laps, took second to close the championship gap to Valentino Rossi. 

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