The ever-industrious Repsol Media Service issued a press release containing an interesting interview with their Moto2 rider Marc Marquez. In the interview, Marquez talks about his adaptation to the Moto2 category, about the crashes in the early part of the season, and about what it takes to compete in and win a Moto2 race.
Below is the Repsol press release:
"We have shown that we know how to learn from our mistakes"
Pirelli has extended its contract to supply the World Superbike and World Supersport classes with tires for another three-year term. The Italian tire manufacturer has been the official tire supplier for the series since World Superbikes went to a single supplier back in 2004, and series organizer Infront Motor Sports has been happy to keep the relationship going, extending the contract until the end of 2015.
Marco Melandri's decision to switch series has paid off handsomely for the Italian. Melandri went from struggling to score top 10 finishes in MotoGP to regular winner and championship contender in World Superbikes, the factory Yamaha rider now challenging Max Biaggi and Carlos Checa for the 2011 WSBK title.
Press release previews ahead of this weekend's World Superbike round at Silverstone:
High hopes for Silverstone WSS
PARKALGAR HONDA is targeting best ever results for Sam Lowes and Miguel Praia at the eighth round of the World Supersport Championship at Silverstone in the UK this weekend.
Sam is looking for his first victory and Silverstone is one of his favourite circuits. Miguel scored his best ever result at Silverstone last year and is riding better than ever so is determined to get inside the top five.
The race at Laguna Seca underlines the lessons from the last race at the Sachsenring. There are currently three riders in this championship who are head and shoulders above the rest (there should be four, but the fourth one is currently handicapped by his machinery, more of which later), with virtually nothing to choose between them. Minor setup tweaks and injuries make the difference between first and third place, and the racing has been pretty good because of it.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the Red Bull US GP from Laguna Seca:
Casey Stoner wins at Laguna Seca
The Repsol rider achieves his fifth victory and increases his advantage on top of the World Championship standings to 20 points. Dani Pedrosa, third, was beside him on the podium and Andrea Dovizioso finished fifth.
The long-awaited report from the FIM is in, containing a preliminary version of the report commissioned to investigate radiation levels at Motegi. As expected, the report finds no danger to health from radiation in and around Motegi, in line with all the other data coming in from Japan on radiation levels around the area, both official and unofficial. And as a consequence, the FIM and Dorna stated that there will be an announcement later this week that the Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi will go ahead as scheduled, barring any further serious incidents.
Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Laguna Seca:
Casey Stoner has taken a convincing victory at Laguna Seca, holding back through the first part of the race before making a charge to pass teammate Dani Pedrosa and early leader Jorge Lorenzo and going on to take the win. The win sees Stoner extend his championship lead to 20 points again going into the summer break.
After qualifying at Laguna Seca, there should be few doubts left over who is the favorite for the race on Sunday. Jorge Lorenzo left pit lane and proceeded to put down such a scorching pace - a 1'21.9 on just his second full lap - that left the rest breathless and unable to match him. Lorenzo then blasted out a huge string of high 1'21s - race pace, according to Ben Spies - before pitting and going on to set pole. As Spies put it to reporters, "Everybody's scratching their heads over Jorge's race pace. Casey got down there for one lap, but Jorge did five of those in a row."