2016 Qatar Moto2 & Moto3 Test Friday Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the first day of the final preseason test at Qatar:

Red Bull KTM Ajo kick off final preseason test in Qatar

Brad Binder and Bo Bendsneyder successfully complete first of three nights of testing in Qatar, setting the eighth and tenth fastest times, respectively.

03/11/2016 - Losail International Circuit

The Monster 2016 MotoGP Silly Season Primer, Part 3: Suzuki, KTM, Aprilia, and Moto2 Prospects

While the eyes of the world will be on Yamaha, Honda, and Ducati as far as MotoGP's Silly Season is concerned, the three remaining manufacturers in MotoGP will play an integral part in how this all plays out. What happens at Suzuki and KTM is crucial to how things play out at Honda and Ducati, especially, while Aprilia will also have a role to play, albeit a lesser one. As I wrote in part one of this Silly Season primer, this year's set of contract negotiations look a lot more like musical chairs than anything else.

2016 Qatar and Jerez Test Preview - All at Stake in Last Test Before We Start

It's the last chance to get it right. On Wednesday, the wheels start turning for the final tests of the year, with Moto2 and Moto3 hitting the track at the official test in Jerez, while the MotoGP teams assemble at Qatar. At this stage of the preseason, the teams and factories should be running through their final tweaks ahead of the opening race in just under three weeks' time. There is not enough time to make any major changes of direction. If you haven't got it right for this test, you are in for a very long year indeed. Just ask Honda about 2015.

Leopard Moto2 And Moto3 Teams Complete First Private Test At Barcelona

The Leopard Racing team issued the following press releases after the first test of their Moto2 and Moto3 teams at Barcelona:


At the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the Leopard Racing team make their 2016 debut in the intermediate Moto2 class.

After winning the World Championship in the lightweight Moto3 category, for 2016 the Leopard Racing team rises to the intermediate Moto2 class. A whole new project and a challenge but ready to face it with the knowledge and professionalism available.

Suter Officially Withdraws From Moto2 - Three Chassis Manufacturers Remain

Suter will not be competing in the Moto2 championship in 2016. In an official statement on their Facebook page, the Swiss engineering firm announced they would not be applying for a constructor's license for Moto2 in 2016, and concentrating their efforts on working with Mahindra on their Moto3 machine, and supplying a range of parts for various teams and factories in the series.

Forward Press Release: Luca Marini To Join Forward In Moto2 In 2016

Forward Racing issued the following press release, announcing that Luca Marini will be riding for the team in Moto2 in 2016. Marini, who is Valentino Rossi's half brother, is a product of the VR46 Riders Academy, and that Academy will be providing support to the Forward Racing team.

Luca Marini in Moto2 with Forward Racing


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