Valencia, Spain

2013 Valencia Post-Race Test Day 2 Times 2pm: Marquez Leads Lorenzo And A Honda Horde

There is a lot of activity out on track at Valencia, with nineteen riders having lapped since 10am this morning. After four hours of testing, Marc Marquez has the top time, having posted a blistering lap early in the day. Marquez sits ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, with the two satellite Hondas of Alvaro Bautista and Stefan Bradl just over half a second off the time of Marquez.

Valentino Rossi leads a brace of Yamahas, a cecond behind Marquez and a tenth of a second ahead of Bradley Smith, while Andrea Iannone is once again top Ducati.

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2013 Valencia Post-Race Test Day 1 Round Up: Rossi's New Crew Chief, Crutchlow's Strong Debut, And Gigi Dall'Igna On Ducati's Future

Having a test on the Monday after the last race of the season is a rather cruel punishment for the MotoGP riders. The Sunday night after Valencia is usually a rather festive affair, with teams holding parties to mark either the departure of one rider, the arrival of a new one, celebrating success or drowning their sorrows. For those 'lucky' enough to go to the FIM Gala awards, a stately and formal affair, there is also the need to blow off some steam afterwards, riders never very good at sitting still for a couple of hours while official presentations are made.

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2013 Valencia Post-Race Test Day 1 MotoGP Press Releases

Press releases after the first day of testing after Valencia:

No Rest for Lorenzo and Rossi as Testing Begins for 2014

Valencia (Spain), 11th November 2013

Less than 24hrs from the end to the 2013 season Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were back out on track today. This afternoon’s session was the first of three test days marking the start of the official 2014 pre-season test schedule.

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2013 Valencia Post-Race Test Day 1 Times: Yamahas Lead, Hondas Absent, Crutchlow Quickly Up To Speed

Jorge Lorenzo was the fastest man on the first day of the Valencia test, finishing a short afternoon's work ahead of his factory Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi. The test took place under excellent conditions, but started only at noon, allowing the riders a bit of a rest at the end of the 2013 season, before the first test for 2014. 

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2013 Valencia MotoGP Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the race on Sunday at Valencia:

Lorenzo Signs Off 2013 With Masterful Valencia Victory

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo wrapped up the 2013 MotoGP season today with victory in the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, his third consecutive victory of the season. Trailing leader Marc Marquez by 13 points going into the race, Lorenzo had nothing to lose and everything to gain as the Spanish showdown unfolded in front of a record crowd of 104,000 race fans at the Ricardo Tormo circuit.

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2013 Valencia Moto2 and Moto3 Post-Race Press Releases

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

Alex Rins crowned Moto3 World Championship runner-up

Spaniard fights for title until final corner of the season with Maverick Viñales, but loses out in race and title fight to rival. Teammate Alex Marquez places fourth.

Repsol Media Service - Spain, Ricardo Tormo Circuit - Sunday 10/11/2013

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Yamaha Press Release: Silvano Galbusera Named As New Crew Chief To Valentino Rossi

The Yamaha Factory team have announced that Silvano Galbusera will be crew chief to Valentino Rossi for next season. Galbusera worked with Rossi briefly once before, when Rossi tested the World Superbike Yamaha YZF-R1 to test his fitness after breaking a leg at Mugello. More reaction when we get it, the press release from Yamaha appears below:

Silvano Galbusera Confirmed as Crew Chief of Valentino Rossi for 2014

Valencia (Spain), 11th November 2013

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2013 Valencia MotoGP Sunday Round Up - Great Racing, Great Champions, And Tough Passes

I knew it was going to be a big day at Valencia when I found myself taking two hours to get into the circuit on Sunday morning instead of twenty minutes. After years of relatively light traffic on the back roads, I took a wrong turning and found myself on the main motorway going from Valencia to Madrid, which was packed with cars and motorcycles heading to the circuit near Cheste. The sun was shining, two titles were to be decided between five Spaniards, and that had brought the fans out in force.

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