Press releases from the organizers and teams after Sunday's races at Donington Park:
Press releases from the organizers and the teams after qualifying and race 1 at Donington Park:
Press releases from the organizers and teams after the first day of practice at Donington Park:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Michelin after the Italian Grand Prix:
Lorenzo Seals Yamahas 100th MotoGP Win in Remarkable Mugello Race
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after qualifying:
For sheer, stunning beauty, it is hard to beat Mugello. 'Nestling in the Tuscan hills' is an overused cliché precisely because it is so very true. The Mugello circuit runs along both sides of a beautiful Tuscan valley, swooping up and down the hillsides as it flows along the natural contours of the land. Like Phillip Island, and like Assen once was, it is a truly natural circuit. It does not feel designed, it feels as if it was left there by the raw overwhelming natural forces which hewed the landscape from the limestone mountains, discovered by a man with a passion for speed, who then proceeded to lay asphalt where the hand of nature dictated.
It is fast, flowing and challenging. It demands every ounce of speed from a bike, and courage from a rider. It lacks any really tight corners, keeping hard acceleration in low gears to a minimum. Corners flow together in a natural progression, with a long series of left-right and right-left combination corners. The riders call them chicanes, which they are only in the very strictest sense of the word. In reality, they are way, way too fast to be what fans call chicanes, more like high-speed changes of direction. What they do is allow riders to line up a pass through one part of a turn, and the rider being passed to counter attack through the second part of the corner. That makes for great racing.
The next two pieces of the MotoGP puzzle for the coming seasons have fallen into place. This morning, Yamaha announced that Maverick Viñales would be joining them for two years from Suzuki, and Suzuki announced that Andrea Iannone would be taking the place of Viñales. Both riders signed two year deals with their respective factories.
With the earlier announcements of Andrea Dovizioso at Ducati and Dani Pedrosa at Repsol Honda, the confirmed 2017 line up looks like this so far:
Press releases from the organizers and the teams after a wet and windy day of racing at Sepang:
Press releases from the teams and organizers after the first World Superbike race and qualifying for World Supersport:
Press releases from the organizers and WSBK and WSS teams after the first day of practice at Sepang:
Sepang Day 1
Savadori Fastest on Friday
Rookie tops the timesheets as Sykes heads to Tissot-Superpole 1