2013 Sachsenring MotoGP Friday Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at the Sachsenring:

Positive first day in Sachsenring for Pedrosa and Marquez

Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez have enjoyed a productive first day at the GP of Germany. Track conditions weren't very good in this morning's cold FP1 session - only 15ºC with a track temperature of 21ºC, both Dani and Marc opted to use the soft compound front and rear Bridgestone tyres. On his last exit, Marc used a hard front tyre and improved his time slightly.

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2013 Sachsenring Moto2 And Moto3 Friday Press Releases

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

Redding tops the timesheet on opening day in Germany

Sachsenring, Germany - 12 July 2013: It was Scott Redding's name at the top of the timesheet, with Marc VDS teammate, Mika Kallio, just three tenths back in fifth, after the opening day of practice ahead of the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring.

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Yamaha Press Release: Lorenzo Out Of Sachsenring, Rossi Positive After Practice

Yamaha issued the following press release after the first day of practice at the Sachsenring. In it, they confirmed that Jorge Lorenzo has slightly bent the titanium plate holding his collarbone together, and will return to Barcelona for surgery. He will not take part in the race on Sunday.

Lorenzo Retires Following Sachsenring Free Practice Crash

Sachsenring (Germany), 12th July 2013

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Jorge Lorenzo Damages Plated Collarbone In Crash At Sachsenring, Won't Race Sunday

Jorge Lorenzo's title hopes have suffered a major setback. The Spaniard crashed heavily during the second session of free practice at the Sachsenring, being thrown from his bike at Turn 10, the final left hander before the fast right hander at the top of the hill. Lorenzo fell on his left shoulder once again, getting up clearly in pain.

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2013 Sachsenring Moto2 FP2 Result: Redding Finds His Form

Scott Redding reclaimed his place at the top of the timesheet during FP2 in Germany on Friday. The British rider was better than one-tenth quicker than Alex de Angelis and championship rival Pol Espargaro. Espargaro, fastest in the first session, sits second in the championship. Redding is first with 134 points, a full 30 points clear of Espargaro.


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2013 Sachsenring MotoGP FP2 Result: Bradl Serves Home Cooking

German fan favorite Stephan Bradl delighted the local crowd with the top time FP2 at the Sachsenring Circuit Friday.  Bradl’s 1’22.030 put him two-tenths clear of second-place Dani Pedrosa and another one-hundreth clear of third-fastest Marc Marquez. Jorge Lorenzo, who crashed hard in the session and retired early, still managed fourth and his teammate Valentino Rossi placed fifth, a position he held for much of practice.

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2013 Sachsenring Moto3 FP2 Result: Rins Pulls Clear of the Field

Alex Rins set a scorching lap at the end of the session to take the top spot in Friday's final practice by three-tenths of a second. Rins' 1'27.208 is the fastest-ever lap in Moto3 at the German track. Championship leader and winner of the last three races, Luis Salom, finished with the second-fastest time at 1'27.588, making him the only rider within a second of Rins. Efren Vasquez rounded out the top three. And while there was a Vinales in fourth place, it wasn't one named Maverick.

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2013 Sachsenring Moto2 FP1 Result: Espargaro Edges Redding

Championship contender Pol Espargaro put points leader Scott Redding on notice that the 2013 season is far from over with a lap that clipped the British rider toward the end of FP1. With four minutes left in the session, Espargaro -- winner of the last race at Assen -- pushed Redding into second by less than a tenth of a second. Redding, in turn, nipped Jordi Torres by four-hundreths of a second to leave the Spanish rider in third. In all, Moto2 continues to make a case as the most entertaining of the three Grand Prix classes with the top 19 separated by less than a second.

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2013 Sachsenring MotoGP FP1 Result: Lorenzo Resumes His Charge

Could it be that Jorge Lorenzo’s broken and plated collarbone will prove to be a greater disappointment to his rivals than the World Champion? The first MotoGP practice at the German Grand Prix certainly indicates that possibility. Lorenzo set the fast lap early in the session and kept upping the pace throughout to grab the top spot with a 1'22.047.

Championship rival Dani Pedrosa finished second with the newly invigorated Valentino Rossi in third. Rossi held second much of the session but was pipped by Honda rider at the end. Still, both were two-tenths behind Lorenzo.

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2013 Sachsenring Moto3 FP1 Result: Salom Waits, Then Pounces

Championship leader Luis Salom waited until the end of the session to show his hand when he posted a 1'28.069 with less than a minute to go. The Spaniard hovered near the top of the timesheet for most of the first practice session but was content to allow other riders to trade the first position until nearly the very end. Alex Rins continued his impressive season with the second-fastest time and Maverick Vinales -- who led for a portion of the session -- finished three-tenths clear of Salom, his championship rival. German Jonas Folger sat 12th back in his home race 1.1 seconds back.

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2013 Sachsenring MotoGP Thursday Round Up: On Rossi's Return, Pedrosa's Invincibility, And Riding Injured

The big question, of course, is can he do it again? After taking his first win two-and-a-half years and 45 races (after Assen, there were a lot of tortuous calculations being made trying to squeeze the number '46' in somewhere) after his previous one, the question is, was it just a one-off or is Valentino Rossi capable of fighting for the win every weekend from now on?

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2013 Sachsenring MotoGP Preview Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone ahead of this weekend's German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring:

Repsol Honda Team prepare for GP of Germany

After a dramatic weekend in Assen 10 days ago, the Repsol Honda Team head to Sachsenring this weekend for the Grand Prix of Germany, the eighth round of the season.

The 3.67km Sachsenring track, the second shortest on the calendar after Laguna Seca, has numerous tight corners - 10 left and 3 right - and requires a very accurate set up of the bikes.

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2013 Sachsenring Moto2 And Moto3 Preview Press Releases

Press release previews of this weekend's German round of MotoGP at the Sachsenring:

Kallio targets his first Moto2 win at the Sachsenring

Gosselies, Belgium - 9 July 2013: Mika Kallio and Scott Redding head to the Sachsenring and the German Grand Prix this weekend, both with their sights set firmly on a podium finish to close out the first half of the 2013 season.

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Circuit Of Wales Gets Go Ahead, Could Be Ready By 2015

The UK came one step closer to gaining a brand new race track on Wednesday. The Circuit of Wales received outline planning permission for the project to build a racetrack and engineering center near Ebbw Vale, in South Wales. This means that the track can go ahead, once funds have been found to build it, though the project is still subject to review by Welsh government inspectors.

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MotoGP Silly Season Update: How Ducati Became The Hot Ticket

With the start of the summer break coming up in ten days time, contract negotiations are starting to hot up for the 2013 MotoGP rider market. The two race weekends at the Sachsenring and then Laguna Seca will see a frenzy of meetings, horse trading and secret talks as the few open MotoGP seats for 2014 get closer to be being filled.

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