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2017 Aragon Moto2 FP1 Result: Luthi Loves Wet Aragon

An overcast Motorland Aragon welcomed the intermediate class riders, spits of rain falling here and there and leaving the tyre choice unequivocal. Wet rubber gave Miguel Oliveira some time in the spotlight, the rain becoming more consistent just as the Portuguese rider took over at the front before the mid-session break.

In worsening conditions, no one looked to threaten his lead until the final ten minutes, when Tom Luthi found some pace on a track that’s not necessarily his favourite. The Swiss rider was the first to drop into the 2:09s, four tenths faster than his rivals, who did not get a chance to retaliate as heavy rain returned in the final minutes.

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Pons Press Release: Hector Barbera & Lorenzo Baldassarri To Race In Moto2 For Pons

The Pons racing team today issued the following press release, announcing that Hector Barbera and Lorenzo Baldassarri will be racing for them in Moto2 in 2018:


Héctor Barberá and Lorenzo Baldassarri are the new Pons HP 40 team riders

Youth and experience are the common denominators for the 2018 season. One clear goal: becoming World Champions.

Pons HP 40 will welcome Héctor Barberá y Lorenzo Baldassarri as the team’s new official riders.

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Sky Racing Team Press Release: 2018 Moto2 & Moto3 Rider Line Up Announced

The Sky VR46 Racing Team today announced their 2018 rider line up. Pecco Bagnaia and Luca Marini will race for the team in Moto2, while Nicolo Bulega and Dennis Foggia will be competing in Moto3. The press release appears below:


THE SKY RACING TEAM VR46 COMPLETES ITS LINEUP FOR THE 2018 SEASON
DENNIS FOGGIA WILL BE ALONGSIDE NICOLÒ BULEGA IN MOTO3 ON KTM
LUCA MARINI WITH FRANCESCO BAGNAIA IN MOTO2 ON KALEX

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2018 Provisional MotoGP Calendar Released: Thailand Added, British Venue Uncertain

The provisional calendar for the 2018 MotoGP season has been released, and as expected, there are few surprises. The schedule has been expanded to 19 races with the inclusion of the Chang International Circuit in Thailand, which has a contract to host a race through 2020. 

The addition of Thailand hasn't altered the schedule much. The 2018 schedule is almost identical to this year's calendar, with just a few minor variations. The season kicks off a week early in Qatar, and to accommodate that earlier start, the time of the race is to be changed to 7pm local time. Starting earlier will mean that MotoGP avoids the evening dew that can render the track so treacherous.

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2017 Misano Moto2 & Moto3 Post-Race Press Releases

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


DANCING IN THE RAIN
CHAMPIONSHIP: MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
CLASS: MOTO3
TEAM: MARINELLI RIVACOLD SNIPERS TEAM
RIDERS: FENATI N. 5 - DANILO N. 95
BIKE: HONDA NSF250RW
DATE: 10 SEPTEMBER 2017
CIRCUIT: MISANO - SAN MARINO

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2017 Misano Moto2 FP3 Result: No Match For Morbidelli

After Hafizh Syahrin was given his time in the sun, Franco Morbidelli was back out showing why he is leading the championship and taking charge of the session. The Italian posted the first and only 1:37 time of the weekend in his first handful of laps, while most of the grid was struggling to match their Friday times throughout the session.

Behind him, the Malaysian rider is starting to overwrite his moniker as wet weather expert by progressing significantly in distinctly dry conditions, Syahrin ending the session second and third on combined standings.

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