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Tech 3 Press Release: Bradley Smith Recovering Well From Surgery

The Monster Tech 3 Yamaha team today issued the following press release, detailing the progress being made by Bradley Smith after the operation to repair his damaged finger, and to fix the scaphoid in his left hand:


Bradley Smith recovering well from successful double surgery

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider Bradley Smith returned to the UK yesterday (Thursday) to continue his recovery from successful left hand and wrist sugrery he underwent in Barcelona on Monday.

2013 Aragon MotoGP Private Test, Day 3 Honda Press Release

The press release issued by the Repsol Honda team after their final day of testing at the Motorland Aragon circuit:


Marquez completes productive Aragon Test

Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez has completed the Aragon test, spending valuable hours getting to know his RC213V machine in more detail.

2013 Aragon MotoGP Private Test, Day 3: Marquez Test 2014 Bike, Suzuki find improvement

The Motorland Aragon test is over. After the second day of good weather at the Aragon circuit, Marc Marquez finally got a chance to ride the 2014 version of the RC213V which Honda had brought to the track, while Suzuki solved the braking problems which De Puniet had been having, and allowed him to find an extra burst of pace.

Bridgestone Press Release: Shinji Aoki Explains Why Everyone Used The Soft Rear Tire At Barcelona

As is the case after every race weekend, Bridgestone today issued their post-race debrief press release, with the Japanese tire company's view of the weekend. With tires a subject of constant discussion during the weekend, there is much to talk about, but the most intriguing nugget of information in this press release comes in Aoki's explanation of why all of the prototype riders went for the soft rear tire, and the role which electronics and set up has come to play in determining tire choice.

When Will Yamaha's Seamless Gearbox Arrive? Probably Not This Season

Why did the factory Yamaha team head to the Motorland Aragon circuit to join Honda and Suzuki at a private test? Was it perhaps to give Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi their first taste of the seamless gearbox Yamaha have been developing, to counter Honda's advantage? That is the question which many fans have been asking, and in recent days - and weeks - I have been inundated with questions about the seamless gearbox. Well, question, singular, actually, as it all boils down to just the one: When will Yamaha finally start to race their seamless gearbox?

2013 Aragon MotoGP Private Test, Day 2: Lorenzo Smashes Pole Record, Pedrosa Rides 2014 RC213V

Jorge Lorenzo has topped the timesheets on the second day of the private test at Aragon, smashing Casey Stoner's pole record at the circuit in the process. Lorenzo lapped the Spanish track nearly four tenths faster than the time set by Stoner in 2011, the factory Yamaha man continuing the work on set up he had tried at Barcelona.

Guest Blog: Mat Oxley: When will Valentino Rossi win again?

MotoMatters.com is delighted to feature the work of iconic MotoGP writer Mat Oxley. Oxley is a former racer, TT winner and highly respected author of biographies of world champions Mick Doohan and Valentino Rossi, and currently writes for Motor Sport Magazine, where he is MotoGP correspondent. We are featuring sections from Oxley's blogs, which are posted in full on the Motor Sport Magazine website.


When will Valentino Rossi win again?

2013 Barcelona Post-Race MotoGP Test Press Releases

Press releases from some of the MotoGP teams after the test at Barcelona:


Crutchlow fifth in Catalunya test, Smith heads for surgery

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith finished a one-day test at the Circuit de Catalunya inside the top 10 today, the British duo satisfied with progress made in hot conditions.

Following his unfortunate early crash out of podium contention in yesterday’s race, Crutchlow dedicated the majority of his time on track today to working on improving his feeling with a full fuel tank.

2013 Barcelona Post-Race Test Round Up: Analyzing The New Suzuki

Pity poor Jorge Lorenzo. Once again he comes to a test and tops the timesheets, and everyone is talking about someone else. This time, though, he will probably not mind, as he was not really out for glory at the test, just to work on settings before heading to the next test at Aragon on Wednesday. If it isn't rained off that is.

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