After rating the top ten finishers in the championship, it is time to turn our gaze to those outside the top ten worthy of note. Here is a view of Colin Edwards and Danilo Petrucci, two riders who both exceeded expectations in 2013.
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.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after Saturday's qualifying at Valencia:
Marquez logs record time on route to 9th pole of the season with Pedrosa in 3rd
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez will start tomorrow’s Championship deciding race from pole position for the ninth time this season, his fifteenth (twelfth successive) front row start of 2013, with teammate Dani Pedrosa starting from third position.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after Sunday's bizarre and action-packed race at Phillip Island:
Lorenzo Scores 50th Grand Prix Victory in Phillip Island Thriller
Phillip Island (Australia), 20th october 2013
Defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo delivered a stunning ride today to win the Australian Grand Prix in a thrilling spectacle filled with drama. Teammate Valentino Rossi delivered another exciting performance, fighting to take third on the podium.
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams, as well as the EJC, after qualfying on Saturday at Jerez:
Fores and Team SBK Ducati Alstare reach the final phase of today’s Superpole at Jerez
Jerez (Spain), Saturday 19 October 2013: the fourteenth and final Superpole of the 2013 season took place this afternoon at Jerez and team SBK Ducati Alstare riders Xavi Fores and Ayrton Badovini qualified in eighth and thirteenth position respectively for tomorrow’s races.
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of qualifying at Jerez:
The final round of the 2013 SBK championship kicks off for Team SBK Ducati Alstare at Jerez
Jerez de la Frontera (Spain), Friday 18 October 2013: the closing round of the 2013 World Superbike championship kicked off today at the Spanish circuit of Jerez. Team SBK Ducati Alstare with Xavi Fores and Ayrton Badovini concluded today’s first qualifying session in eleventh and twelfth position respectively.
Press releases from the series organizer and the WSBK and WSS teams previewing the final round of the 2013 season:
The stage is set for WSBK season finale at Jerez
Rome (Italy), Monday 14 October 2013 - The eni FIM Superbike World Championship riders are gearing up for the last round of 2013, that will take place this weekend at the Circuito de Jerez, Spain. The last time the Andalusian track hosted an event of the series was in 1990, with the Spanish Round being the season opener for WSBK.
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the French round at Magny-Cours:
A positive sixth place finish for Pirro and Team SBK Ducati Alstare today at Magny-Cours
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at Magny-Cours:
Work in progress at Magny-Cours
Michel Fabrizio finished ninth in today’s first qualifying practice at Magny-Cours in France ahead of Sunday’s two 13th-round races. His Pata Honda team-mate Leon Haslam was 12th fastest as local rider Sylvain Guintoli took provisional pole position.
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams ahead of this weekend's penultimate WSBK round at Magny-Cours:
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