2013 Laguna Seca MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press Releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after today's race at Laguna Seca:

Marquez becomes first rookie to win at Laguna Seca and Pedrosa secures important points with 5th

The last seven MotoGP races in the USA have now been won by Honda riders, with Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez rewriting history again today, taking first place in the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca. Teammate Dani Pedrosa completed an important race, whist still injured, and scored valuable Championship points.

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2013 Laguna Seca MotoGP Race Result: The Taming of the Corkscrew

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MotoGP rookie Marc Marquez rode like anything but to win the ninth round of the season at the Laguna Seca circuit in California. Pole-sitter Stefan Bradl finished second, his first MotoGP podium. And Valentino Rossi held off a hard-charging Alvaro Bautista for the final podium spot.

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2013 Moscow World Superbike And World Supersport Sunday Press Releases, After The Tragic WSS Race

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams and the organizers after Sunday's tragic events at Moscow Raceway:

Rivamoto Send Deepest Sympathy After WSS Incident

The 8th round of the World Supersport championship from the Moscow Raceway was cancelled earlier today after an opening lap incident saw Italian Andrea Antonelli succumb to his injuries. In light of the unfortunate circumstances Rivamoto Honda have issued the following statement.

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2013 Moscow World Superbike Sunday Round Up: Tragedy Overshadows Racing

The loss of Andrea Antonelli cast a very long and very black shadow over the Moscow round of World Superbikes, In his second year in World Supersport, the popular 25 year old Italian was well thought of in the paddock, by friends and rivals alike. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.

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Antonelli dies in tragic accident at Moscow Raceway

In the rain of Moscow, Kawasaki Goeleven rider Andrea Antonelli died from injuries sustained in a first lap crash of the World Supersport race. The Italian Antonelli lost control of his Kawasaki ZX6R at the start of the long straight and was hit from behind by Lorenzo Zanetti who was unable to avoid the stricken rider.

Medics tried to revive him to be able to airlift him to hospital, but his injuries were too great.

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2013 Moscow World Supersport Race: Red-Flagged And Cancelled

The World Supersport race was red-flagged after just one lap as Andrea Antonelli was involved in a nasty crash on the straight. The one lap that was contested was a typical fight between Sam Lowes and Kenan Sofuoglu and Michael Van Der Mark was duelling with Vladimir Leonov for third.

The rain is too bad for a restart; there will be no more racing today, in any class.  There is no news on Antonelli's condition as yet.

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2013 Moscow World Superbike Race One: Fighting The Weather And Winning

There are straight-forward races, there are confusing races and then there are flag-to-flag races in mixed conditions. Teams that practiced pitstops will have looked at the skies and considered the time likely not wasted. As the riders lined up on slicks under a grey sky, even if Sykes struggled to get off the line for the warm up lap, they couldn’t know just how different this race would be.

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2013 Laguna Seca MotoGP Saturday Round Up: Of Surprise Front Rows, Record Books And Qualifying Shake Ups

After free practice at Laguna Seca, things looked pretty well sewn up. Marc Marquez was on another planet, with his fourth pole position a mere formality. Alongside him on the front row would be Cal Crutchlow and Valentino Rossi, with Crutchlow looking like having the stronger pace after free practice, while Rossi possessing more sheer outright speed. The rest? Well, they were irrelevant, and would be even more so once qualifying had proved the pundits right.

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Pramac Ducati Press Release: Ben Spies To Return At Indianapolis

With MotoGP back on US soil, Ben Spies was once again at the racetrack. The Texan traveled to Laguna Seca to support his Ignite Pramac team, and while he was there, he talked to the press about his recovery, and the state of his injury. Afterwards, the Pramac team issued the following press release:

Spies nearly ready to return to action

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2013 Laguna Seca MotoGP QP Result: A Shock Top On Order

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Honda's Stefan Bradl stunned the fans and top riders with his first-ever MotoGP pole position Saturday at Laguna Seca. Bradl, who had been fast all session, pulled off his quick lap just after Marquez crashed which effectively ended the points-leader's session in second place. To add to the surprises provided by the tightest, shortest track on the circuit, Alvaro Bautista grabbed the end of the front row (and tightened his grip on a ride for next year).

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