The Moto2 field for next season is even better filled than the Moto3 grid, with 35 entries for 2014. Like Moto3, the two men who fought for the championship have departed, leaving the championship wide open. The departure of Pol Espargaro and Scott Redding for MotoGP leaves Tito Rabat as hot favorite for the title, after the Spaniard had challenged for most of the season. Rabat has switched from the Pons team to join Marc VDS, where he is already off to a strong start, while teammate Mika Kallio has also showed strongly in preseason testing.
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 Dunlop and the Moto2 and Moto3 teams previewing the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island:
PHILLIP ISLAND PLAYS HOST TO ROUND FIFTEEN
Nico Terol and Jordi Torres looking to build on ninth and tenth in the championship as season nears its end
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's races at Sepang:
SALOM WINS IN MALAYSIA IN ONE OF CLOSEST FINISHES IN 2013 MOTO3
Luis Salom of the Red Bull KTM Ajo factory team on Sunday pulled off a victory in Malaysia that was one of the hardest fought and closest of the current season to extend his lead in the World Championship points.
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Sepang:
Marquez and Rins to start from second row at Sepang
Difficult track conditions, with damp patches on otherwise dry surface, oblige cautious approach. Marquez places fifth, Rins sixth.
Repsol Media Service - Malaysia, Sepang Circuit - Saturday 12/10/2013
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the first day of practice at Sepang:
Rain slows down first day at Sepang for Rins and Marquez
First free practice session takes place on dry track, second on wet surface after intense storm. Rins places fourth and Marquez eighteenth after morning crash.
Repsol Media Service - Malaysia, Sepang Circuit - Friday 11/10/2013
Previews of this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams:
Gino Rea to ride for Argiñano & Ginés Racing Team at Malaysia, Australia and Japan
More changes are afoot in the Moto2 and Moto3 field for next season. With the lack of any American talent coming through from the support classes - despite the outstanding results of Joe Roberts in both the Red Bull Rookies Cup and in AMA Supersport, and the clear talent of riders such as Cameron Beaubier and Jake Gagne - the news that Josh Herrin is to race in Moto2 in 2014 will be well received. Herrin announced the news himself on Sunday night, after wrapping up the 2013 AMA Superbike championship, defeating three-time champion Josh Hayes to do so.