Ducati Press Release: End Of First Day Of Testing At Misano

The Ducati Factory team issued the following press release after the first day of a two-day test at Misano:


Ducati Team at Misano for two days of testing with Valentino Rossi

The first day of a two-day test for the Ducati Team at the Misano circuit was marked by weather that was sunny but not too hot, as Valentino Rossi joined official test rider Franco Battaini.

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2012 Brno Post-Race MotoGP Test Final Times: Crutchlow Leads Yamaha Trio At Test

Cal Crutchlow has topped the timesheets at the post-race test at Brno, getting well inside his fastest lap from yesterday's race on an old tire. Crutchlow's Monster Tech 3 Yamaha teammate Andrea Dovizioso took 2nd spot, having worked on the corner speed that had been lacking during the race weekend. Jorge Lorenzo set the 3rd fastest time on his current machine, the Factory Yamaha rider also having tested a first prototype of the 2013 M1, comprised of a new chassis and a modified tank. Lorenzo had spent some of the time focusing on braking, an area he was losing out on during the race.

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2012 Brno Post-Race MotoGP Test Times At 4pm: Crutchlow Ahead Of Dovizioso And Lorenzo

Cal Crutchlow is the fastest man of the test so far at Brno, taking over from his Tech 3 teammate at the top of the timesheet. Jorge Lorenzo is 3rd quickest, spending more time this afternoon on the 2012 bike rather than the 2013 prototype, while Loris Capirossi is already ahead of Colin Edwards on the Aprilia ART bike, even though Capirossi is only testing the bikes to check their behavior with the tires. So far, there have been no more crashes, though Cal Crutchlow was forced to abandon a non-functioning bike at the side of the track a short while ago.

Times at 4pm:

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2012 Brno Post-Race MotoGP Test Times At 1pm: Dovizioso Fastest As Rea Makes His Debut

It's been a busy morning of testing so far at Brno, with plenty of action going on on track. Times are a little slower than yesterday's race times, despite the track conditions being slightly better, though the wind has picked up. Various bike swaps are going on, and several riders are being given tryouts, as well as MotoGP safety officer Loris Capirossi taking most of the bikes out for a spin to get a feel for the way the tires respond on the various bikes.

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2012 Brno MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Of Racing Like Champions, Bad Luck, And Replacement Riders

Dani Pedrosa has something of a reputation. Blisteringly fast when out on his own, but put him under pressure and he crumbles. Once passed, he is history, and he will trouble you no more.

There has never been that much truth to that accusation, and the MotoGP race at Brno should drive the final nail into its coffin, for what the diminutive Spaniard displayed on Sunday was the heart and courage of a lion. The race did not have much passing - just three passes for the lead in the entire race - but it was a genuine thriller nonetheless.

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2012 Brno MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's race at Brno:


Thrilling win for Pedrosa in Czech Republic

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa scored his second consecutive win and eighth successive podium today in Brno, in an intense battle with Jorge Lorenzo that went down to the wire.

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2012 Moscow World Superbike And World Supersport Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after Sunday's races in Moscow:


Jules second in Russia; moves to second in Championship

PTR HONDA'S Jules Cluzel took a strong second place at the 10th round of the World Supersport Championship at Moscow in Russia, to move up to second in the World Championship standings.

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2012 Moscow WSBK Sunday Roundup: A Welcome New Addition

InFront have signed a ten-year deal to race at the short Moscow Raceway circuit. With tales of terrible weather, “Mad Max” drivers outside the circuit and Internet connectivity woes inside, it sounds like it could be potentially disastrous racing there, but today's races showed that all those fears don't matter when the racing gets underway.

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Jonathan Rea To Test Repsol Honda, Replace Casey Stoner During Absence

Jonathan Rea has been drafted in to replace Casey Stoner during the Australian's absence due to the ankle injury he suffered at Indianapolis. The Ulsterman is to test the factory Honda RC213V at Brno during the official MotoGP test on Monday, and then again at Aragon in just over a week's time. 

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2012 Brno MotoGP Race Result: Thrilling Last Lap Settles Close Race

Result and summary of the MotoGP race at Brno:

Dani Pedrosa has taken his third victory of the season in a breathtaking final-lap battle with Jorge Lorenzo. Pedrosa's victory closes the championship gap to just 13 points, blowing the title chase open once again.

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