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2013 Valencia Post-Race Test Day 1 MotoGP Press Releases

Press releases after the first day of testing after Valencia:


No Rest for Lorenzo and Rossi as Testing Begins for 2014

Valencia (Spain), 11th November 2013

Less than 24hrs from the end to the 2013 season Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were back out on track today. This afternoon’s session was the first of three test days marking the start of the official 2014 pre-season test schedule.

2013 Valencia MotoGP Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the race on Sunday at Valencia:


Lorenzo Signs Off 2013 With Masterful Valencia Victory

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo wrapped up the 2013 MotoGP season today with victory in the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, his third consecutive victory of the season. Trailing leader Marc Marquez by 13 points going into the race, Lorenzo had nothing to lose and everything to gain as the Spanish showdown unfolded in front of a record crowd of 104,000 race fans at the Ricardo Tormo circuit.

2013 Valencia MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after Saturday's qualifying at Valencia:


Marquez logs record time on route to 9th pole of the season with Pedrosa in 3rd

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez will start tomorrow’s Championship deciding race from pole position for the ninth time this season, his fifteenth (twelfth successive) front row start of 2013, with teammate Dani Pedrosa starting from third position.

Valentino Rossi Splits With Jeremy Burgess, Seeks New Crew Chief

Valentino Rossi has decided to seek a new crew chief. After 14 seasons working together, in which the pair have amassed 7 world championships, Rossi and Jeremy Burgess are to part ways, and Yamaha are actively seeking a replacement for the Australian veteran. Rossi had taken the decision after a disappointing season with Yamaha, after being unable to match the pace of his teammate Jorge Lorenzo, and Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa.

2014 World Superbike Line Up Solidifies: Melandri Signs With Aprilia, Laverty To Join Suzuki?

With the uncertainty surrounding the World Superbike series easing up, the outlines of the 2014 season are starting to become clear. The test after the final round of the 2013 season at Jerez turned into an audition for some of the riders, with riders still searching for a team for next season. 

Pata Honda Press Release Interview: Jonathan Rea On Leg Injuries, Staying With Honda And 2014

The Pata Honda team today issued the following press release, containing an interview with Jonathan Rea. In it, Rea discusses the leg injury he suffered in Germany, watching races at home, why he chose to remain with Honda, and his hopes for 2014:


Rea raring to go for 2014

Q&A with Pata Honda World Superbike rider Jonathan Rea

2013 Motegi MotoGP Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi:


Lorenzo Claims Motegi for Yamaha with Stunning Home Victory

Motegi (Japan), 27th October 2013

Defending world champion Jorge Lorenzo delivered an incredible performance today to take victory in the Grand Prix of Japan, claiming the Motegi circuit for Yamaha. A dramatic weekend dominated by complicated weather conditions meant the only dry set up time for today’s race was this morning in the final warm up session.

Davies And Giugliano To Form Ducati World Superbike Line Up For 2014

Ducati has announced their World Superbike line up for the next two seasons. For 2014 and 2015, Chaz Davies and Davide Giugliano will race the Ducati 1199 Panigale for the Italian factory, though details of the team structure are still pending. Testing is due to start for Davies and Giugliano at the end of October, initially with the Ducati test team.

2013 Motegi MotoGP Sunday Round Up: On The Unpredictability Of Racing, And Why You Should Never Trust Pundits

There have been occasions over the past few years when I have asked Nicky Hayden how he manages to find the motivation to keep racing every Sunday. His answer is always the same, whether I have asked him after a surprise podium, or after coming in tenth: 'You never know what can happen in the race. That's why we line up.' Hayden is living testament to his own deeply driven mixture of ambition, hope and determination. His 2006 championship was won against the odds, and against the greatest rider of the period at the height of his powers.

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