Misano, Italy

2016 MotoGP Calendar Finalized

The FIM have today at last finalized the 2016 MotoGP calendar. The two circuits which were still subject to contract, Brno and Jerez, have now had their contracts confirmed. The calendar is unchanged from the provisional calendar published between Sepang and Valencia last year.


FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
2016 Calendar, 10 February

The FIM and Dorna are pleased to confirm that the FIM Grand Prix World Championship calendar published as provisional on November 2 is now final.

2016 World Superbikes Provisional Calendar Released: 14 Rounds, Monza Returns

The FIM today released the provisional 2016 calendar for the World Superbike championship. There is good news and bad news in the calendar, with Portimao disappearing from the calendar, but Monza making a welcome return. World Superbikes will also be returning to Germany, with the entire circus turning up to the Lausitzring, just north of Dresden. The best news is that there are no direct clashes with MotoGP, but WSBK will be running on the same date as F1 for nine rounds, though only the Donington and Monza rounds happen in the same timezone.

2016 MotoGP Provisional Calendar Updated - Four Races Changed, Silverstone Moves To September

The FIM have released another provisional calendar for the MotoGP series, in response to yet another shake up of the F1 calendar by Bernie Ecclestone. With F1 and MotoGP having an informal agreement not to have their dates clash, and with MotoGP losing out in terms of TV audience whenever they do, the MotoGP calendar released in September had too many conflicts with F1.

Bridgestone Press Release: Masao Azuma On New Asphalt And Changing Conditions At Misano

Bridgestone today issued their customary post-race debrief after the latest round of MotoGP. This press release is of particular interest, as in it, Masao Azuma addresses the issue of the new tarmac at Misano, and how it, and the highly changeable weather conditions during the race, affected tires and tire allocations. The press release appears below:


San Marino and Rimini MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma
Wednesday, September 16 2015

2015 Misano MotoGP Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and others after the thrilling race in Misano:


Marquez wins chaotic Misano GP in mixed conditions with Pedrosa 9th

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez took a remarkable victory in difficult conditions at the San Marino GP – one of just three circuits where he has not previously won in the premier class (along with Motegi and Phillip Island), but Dani Pedrosa was hindered from seeing his pit board clearly causing him to miss the prime window to swap bikes.

2015 Misano Moto2 And Moto3 Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases after Sunday's races at Misano:


Weekend without reward for Maria Herrera

Maria Herrera, the only Repsol rider to race at Misano after injuries to Fabio Quartararo and Jorge Navarro, finishes twenty-fourth.

The San Marino GP was not an easy weekend for Repsol Moto3 rider Maria Herrera. On a track where she never felt comfortable throughout the three days, she completed the race twenty-fourth and continued to accumulate experience in the World Championship.

2015 Misano MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Good Fortune, Hard Work, And Making Your Own Luck

Racers are gamblers. The helmet designs featuring dice, cards and other gambling paraphernalia bear witness to that. They have to be gamblers, a willingness to take risks is a prerequisite to being fast on a motorcycle, running the odds through your mind and betting the house on your own ability to get the upper hand. Sometimes the gamble pays off, and when it does, the rewards are bountiful. Other times, however, you lose, leaving you a hard, hard row to hoe.

2015 Misano MotoGP Race Result: Luck Favours The Brave

Jorge Lorenzo in pole position, changed tyres on the grid while his teammate Valentino Rossi lined up to his right, with Marc Marquez splitting the pair, with wings on his bike. Would it rain, just to add yet more excitement?

Jorge Lorenzo led Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi through the first few turns, and Lorenzo and Marquez wasted no time in building a gap from Rossi, as many predicted. It looked like the race everyone predicted, Marquez chasing Lorenzo, would come to be.

And then it rained.

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