2013 Le Mans Moto2 And Moto3 Press Releases Previews

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams ahead of this weekend's races at Le Mans:

Marc VDS to field four riders at Le Mans this weekend

Gosselies, Belgium - 14 May 2013: The Marc VDS Racing Team head this weekend to the French Grand Prix at Le Mans, where Scott Redding and Mika Kallio are keen to continue the run of form that has seen a Marc VDS rider finish on the podium in every Moto2 race so far this season.

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Carmelo Ezpeleta Speaks To Reuters: On Races In Brazil And Asia, And On Spanish Riders In MotoGP

That MotoGP is too Iberocentric - too many Spanish races, and too many Spanish riders - is obvious to all who follow the sport, with the possible exception of a blinkered Spanish journalist or two. The series has to change, to move away from having four races a season in Spain, and to explore new markets in South America and Asia.

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2013 Monza World Superbike And World Supersport Sunday Post-Race Press Releases, Part 2

The second batch of post-race press releases after this weekend's World Superbike round at Monza, issued a day later because of the confusion over the results:

Melandri and Laverty take on top in turns at Monza

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2013 Monza World Superbike And World Supersport Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from some of the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after several incident-packed races at Monza:

Badovini and Team SBK Ducati Alstare finish 9th and 11th in today's Monza races

Monza (Italy), Sunday 12 May 2013: Team SBK Ducati Alstare and Ayrton Badovini fought hard during today’s fourth round of the World Superbike Championship at the ‘Autodromo di Monza’, concluding the day’s races in ninth and eleventh position. Carlos Checa did not take part due to an ongoing shoulder injury.

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2013 Monza World Superbike Sunday Roundup: A Love Letter To Fast Tracks

Motor racing has been described as drag racing between corners. Never is this adage truer than at Monza. Speed out of corners is paramount, especially out of the Parabolica, the fast last corner that leads on to the equally fast start/finish straight. The faster you exit a corner, the sooner you reach your top speed. Monza has two long straights, both with fast corners leading onto them; this is what makes it different from other tracks with long straights. Fuel limits and tyres come into play in a different way here than any other track on the calendar.

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2013 Monza World Supersport Race Result: A Masterclass Sprint At Monza

Fourth time lucky, the World Supersport race was reduced to a ten-lap dash at the end of the day.

Sam Lowes was riding with an injured wrist, an earlier injury angered by his crash, and Michael Van Der Mark didn't start due to what turned out to be a broken foot. Fabien Foret didn't start.

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2013 Monza World Superbike Race Two Result: High-Speed Battles Front To Back

The second World Superbike race at Monza once again demonstrated the kind of excitement that only a fast track can deliver.

Loris Baz had to start from the pit lane, missing out on a warm up lap as his Kawasaki wouldn't go, whereas Federico Sandi stalled at the start of the race, but he was able to get started and become a back marker late in the race.

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2013 Monza World Supersport Race Delayed: Three Red Flags

The World Supersport race was halted after four laps after the front four riders all went down on oil that was not spotted from a third lap crash at Variante Della Roggia. The restart lasted for two laps before a rider crashed out of the Ascari chicane, immolating the motorbike and destroying the ablative air fencing; an automatic red flag. On the third start of the race, a ten-lap dash, a rider ploughed through Prima Variente, the first chicane, taking a few other racers with him. A third red flag was waved and the race was postponed until after the second World Superbike race.

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2013 Monza World Superbike And World Supersport Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after qualifying on Saturday at Monza:

Second row for Rea in Italy

Jonathan Rea will start tomorrow’s two fourth-round World Superbike championship races at Monza in Italy from the second row of the grid after setting the fourth fastest time in today’s Superpole session.

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2013 Monza World Superbike Saturday Roundup: Theft And Mothers Day

Rain topped and tailed the day, hopefully squeezing the last drops out before the races tomorrow so that Monza can enjoy a very Italian mother's day. One lucky mother will be getting a set of Jules Cluzel leathers, stolen from his trailer, unless they're recovered before tomorrow. Another mother hoping to be lucky is Mrs Lowes, mother of Alex and Sam, who saw Alex Lowes win a BSB race on Monday and Sam Lowes win last Superbike race at Assen.

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2013 Monza World Supersport QP2 Results: Settled At The Flag

World Supersport qualifying looked more like a race, with large groups of riders clumped together in the fast sections, trying to get a slipstream advantage.

As it appeared Florian Marino would get his first Pole Position, having held the top spot for most of the session, Sam Lowes sliced a quarter of a second off his time after the flag was brought out to end the session. Marino's time wasn't a one-off either, as he repeatedly took the top spot from Kenan Sofuoglu and Sam Lowes.

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2013 Monza World Superbike Superpole Results: Three High Speed Sessions

Superpole was blessed with the promised good weather, allowing the riders to get on with pushing their machines down the multiple high-speed sections of the old Italian track. The qualifying tyres were pink-ringed for Mother's Day instead of having their usual yellow stripe.

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2013 Monza World Superbike FP2 Results: Laverty On The Pace

Eugene Laverty led Marco Melandri and Tom Sykes, all within a quarter of a second. Sylvain Guintoli was once again the fastest bike through the speed trap, at 337.1kmh, while Leon Camier ensured there were four different manufacturers of motorcycle in the top five.

For race-pace, Laverty, Sykes and Guintoli registered the most 1'42 laps, with Laverty stringing together a decent run at the end of the session.


Monza - FIM Superbike World Championship - Free Practice

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