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Argentina MotoGP Test Day 1 - Riders Impressed With Layout As Bradl Fastest

MotoGP bikes have at last taken to the track at Argentina, marking the return of Grand Prix racing to South America for the first time in nine years. All of the riders praised the layout, liking the fast and sweeping nature of some of the sections. Other parts are technical and challenging, but the track appears to have several different lines around it, promising good racing when the series alights for the Argentinian round in 2014.

With a very dusty track, and  only six machines present to sweep the dust from the track, it is hard to attach any significance to the times. Stefan Bradl was the fastest man on the day, lapping in the low 1'44s, and testing a lot of tires. Alvaro Bautista was the second quickest man, while Cal Crutchlow was nearly a second off the pace of Bradl. Whether that means that the Termas de Rio Hondo track is a Honda circuit remains to be seen, as the dusty track made it hard for the Yamaha to use its advantage in edge grip at extreme lean. We will only get an idea of the real balance of power in Argentina once the full MotoGP grid turns up.

2013 Assen Moto2 and Moto3 Friday Post-Qualifying Press Releaes

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Assen:

Round Number: 
7
Year: 
2013

2013 Assen Moto2 And Moto3 Preview Press Releases

Press release previews from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams ahead of Saturday's Dutch TT at Assen:

Round Number: 
7
Year: 
2013

2013 Mugello Moto2 And Moto3 Round Up: Redding Stokes Up A War of Words, And Why KTM Is Killing It In Moto3

In many ways, the Moto2 race at Mugello resembled the MotoGP race. One rider seized the initiative, sized up the competition, and when he saw that they were no match for him, pressed home his advantage. While Scott Redding's victory at Mugello was not quite as dominant as Jorge Lorenzo's in MotoGP - after watching it again at leisure, it is clear just how totally Lorenzo controlled every aspect of that race, from his tough pass on Dani Pedrosa in the first corner to the devastating pace increase he forced when he sensed the Repsol Honda man weaken - it is still one of the most commanding Moto2 wins for some time.

Redding did not quite lead from the start, but he disposed of Takaaki Nakagami without too much difficulty. He then pulled a gap, with only Nico Terol and Johann Zarco able to follow his pace. Terol passed Redding just before the halfway mark, exploiting the slipstream provided by the oversized Englishman, but that was all Terol could do. Redding was puzzled when Terol failed to pull a gap after passing. "I couldn't understand how he caught me, because when he passed me, I was expecting to be fighting to hold on to him, but I was really comfortable behind," Redding said afterwards. He got past four laps later, and turned up the pressure, and while Terol and Zarco could hang on along the front straight, once Redding broke the slipstream he was gone. It was the first back-to-back victory by a British rider in 42 years.

Scott Jones In Tuscany: Race Day Photos From Mugello


Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women.


Jorge Lorenzo apologized afterwards for this move. We still don't understand why.


Mugello, Moto3. There is no escape

2013 Mugello MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello:

Round Number: 
5
Year: 
2013

2013 Mugello Moto2 And Moto3 Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's Italian Grand Prix at Mugello:

Round Number: 
5
Year: 
2013

2013 Mugello Moto2 And Moto3 Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello:

Round Number: 
5
Year: 
2013

2013 Mugello Moto2 And Moto3 Friday Post-Practice Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the first day of practice at Mugello:

Round Number: 
5
Year: 
2013

2013 Jerez Moto2 And Moto3 Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

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

Round Number: 
3
Year: 
2013

2013 Jerez MotoGP Friday Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after the first day of practice at Jerez:

Round Number: 
3
Year: 
2013

Scott Jones Takes Texas: Race Day, Part 1


Repsol Paso Doble


That the two riders on the race billboards at COTA should use the colors of the Spanish flag seemed fitting somehow


Up the hill and into the first corner. They all made it, in all three classes

2013 Austin MotoGP Friday Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after the first day of practice at Austin:

Round Number: 
2
Year: 
2013

2013 Qatar MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying for the race at Qatar:

Round Number: 
1
Year: 
2013

The Class Of 2013 - Scott Jones Portraits


The MotoGP class of 2013


Their steeds, an eclectic mix of machinery

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