Press Release: Enea Bastianini To Race For Leopard Moto3 In 2018

The Leopard Racing Team today announced that they have signed Enea Bastianini for their Moto3 team for 2018. The press release announcing the deal appears below:

Leopard Racing signs Bastianini for 2018

The 19-year-old of Rimini becomes the first Leopard Racing Team rider announced for the 2018 season to assault the Moto3 class title.

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2017 Brno MotoGP Saturday Round Up: The Crash Bonanza, Ducati's Fairing, And The Value Of Testing

If the weather has been the bane of MotoGP this year, then Saturday at Brno made up for an awful lot. The day started out with clear blue skies, and stayed that way just about all day. It was still bone dry and warm when we left the track as darkness began to fall, though the occasional cloud could be spotted here and there. It was a great day for racing motorcycles.

It was apparently also a great day for crashing motorcycles. In the first session of the day, 40 minutes of free practice for the Moto3 class, 15 riders crashed, all going down like skittles. Next up it was FP3 for MotoGP, and a further 7 riders hit the deck. Moto2 followed, and 6 more went down. By the end of the day, there had been a grand total of 48 falls.

To put that number into perspective: on Friday, in much dicier conditions, there were only 9 crashes. Over all three days of the 2014 event at Brno, there were 46 crashers. If there are three more crashes on Sunday – and it's race day, when risks offer better rewards – then the Automotodrom Brno will seen more crashes than in the previous seven years. They really were going down like flies.

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KTM Press Release: Ajo KTM Moto2 Project Extended Two Years

KTM and the Ajo Moto2 team today announced that they had agreed to extend their collaboration in Moto2 for two more years. They also announced that the Moto2 rider line up of Brad Binder and Miguel Oliveira will remain unchanged for 2018. The press release appears below:

Red Bull KTM Ajo extends Moto2 project for two more years

Pit Beirer and Aki Ajo sign renewal for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto2 project for 2018 and 2019 seasons at the Automotodrom Brno.

08/05/2017 - Automotodrom Brno, Czech Republic

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2017 Brno MotoGP FP4 Result: Marquez Turns Up The Heat

While the substantial crowd was getting a tan in a cloudless 28 degrees, the MotoGP grid turned its attention to the harder tyre option to deal with the 46 degrees on the track. Fairly familiar with the tyre after giving it several tries during the weekend, Marc Marquez blasted straight into the lead to post a strong set of mid 1:56s. The world championship leader remained unchallenged to the flag and will be hoping for the rainy Sunday forecast to turn into a heatwave.

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