Austria Moto2 Test Press Releases

Press releases from some of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after their test at Spielberg in Austria:

Positive Spielberg test for Morbidelli and Márquez

Franco Morbidelli and Álex Márquez gave the Spielberg circuit in Austria their seal of approval, after concluding a successful two-day test at the track this afternoon.

Silverstone Day of Champions Tickets Now On Sale

After several weeks of uncertainty, the future for Silverstone's Day of Champions has been settled. After the UK arm of Riders for Health ceased operations, a new organization, Two Wheels for Life, has taken over the running of the Riders for Health in Africa charity, and providing continuing support for their programs aimed at providing primary health care in Africa. 

2016 Sachsenring Moto2 & Moto3 Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the German Grand Prix at Sachsenring:

Win at Sachsenring gives Zarco sole leadership of Moto2 standings

Ajo Motorsport rider fights to the end in the rain for German GP victory, putting him 25 points ahead of his nearest rival.

07/17/2016 - Sachsenring, Germany

2016 Sachsenring Saturday Round Up - A Weird Grid, Examining Lorenzo, and the Toughness of Q1

Starting on pole, or at least on the front row, is important at every race track, but at the Sachsenring, it is doubly so. There are very few passing opportunities at the German circuit: Turn 1, though it is not easy. Turn 12, after the run down the hill. And if you are smart, Turn 13, the final corner, but that is usually only possible if you have just been passed on the way into Turn 12, and the rider who passed you is now off line.

So a strong qualifying is crucial. Normally, that means the fastest riders make their way to the front of the grid. But not on Saturday. At the Sachsenring, a series of crashes meant that the grid had a strangely unfamiliar look. Three satellite riders on the two front rows, and two riders universally acknowledged to have the strongest pace well down the field.

At least they weren't crashing in Turn 11. With the sun out, the asphalt significantly warmer, and with riders having learned the hard way that they need to get the line right through that viciously fast corner, riders were instead finding different ways to crash. Andrea Iannone went down unexpectedly at Turn 1. Jorge Lorenzo hit the deck at Turn 8, then again at Turn 1, bringing his crash total for the weekend to three.

2016 Sachsenring Moto3 FP3 Result: Late Charge For Bastianini

Saturday morning seemed to have a similar script to Friday – minus the rain. Andrea Locatelli was an early leader before letting Brad Binder set a string of fast laps at the top. But the South African had to concede first place to yesterday’s leader Enea Bastianini in the final minutes of the session.

After a rather worrying performance on the first day of practice, rookie Aron Canet gained some confidence in the warmer temperatures to climb up the timesheets into third position. Romano Fenati joined him in fourth after a pretty minor early crash.

2016 Sachsenring Moto3 FP2 Result: Bastianini Pips Fenati

The Sky team was on fire in the early part of the afternoon session, Romano Fenati stepping it up once again and grabbing the top position by eight tenths of a second in front of Nicolo Bulega. The last minutes of the session poured some water on that fire, Fenati crashing and collecting Adam Norrodin, while Enea Bastianini was sneaking into the top position.

As the checkered flag dropped, so did the rain. Fenati stayed second, followed by Bulega and Gabriel Rodrigo, with Brad Binder progressing up to fifth place after struggling a little early on. While Antonelli wrapped things up early following a fast crash at turn seven, his teammate Jules Danilo impressed in sixth position.


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