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2013 Le Mans MotoGP Thursday Round Up: Just When Are Penalty Points Appropriate?

Where do you draw the line? That's the central question in the paddock at Le Mans. The last-corner incident at Jerez is still front and foremost in many riders' minds, though perhaps none more so than Jorge Lorenzo's. Jorge Lorenzo still believes that Marc Marquez should be penalized for the move he made at Jerez, while the rest of the world remains to be convinced.

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.

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.

WSBK News: Carlos Checa Retires From Monza Round

Carlos Checa underwent examination for shoulder pain after the Assen round and found he had an osseous edema on the head of the humerus of the left shoulder, probably the result of an older injury, enraged by the weekend's exertion. This morning, it was confirmed that he would be pulling out of the remainder of the Monza weekend. The 2011 world champion aims to be fit in time to race at the Donington round in two week's time.

The press release from Alstare Ducati follows:

2013 Monza World Superbike And World Supersport Preview Press Releases

Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams ahead of this weekend's WSBK round at the iconic Monza circuit:


Rea completes Assen test – Akiyoshi to ride at Monza

Jonathan Rea completed a two-day test at the TT Circuit Assen in The Netherlands on Thursday following his podium at the circuit last weekend in race one of the third-round 2013 World Superbike championship event.

Ducati Press Release: Factory Riders Complete Set Up Test At Mugello, Pirro Works On Lab Bike

Ducati Corse issued the following press release, after factory riders Andrea Dovizioso and Nicky Hayden joined Michele Pirro and Franco Battaini of the Ducati test team at Mugello. The test team were at the Italian circuit for a three-day test, which ended today.


Ducati Team completes setup test at Mugello

2013 Jerez MotoGP Post-Race Round Up, Part 2: Of Forgotten Winners, Worried Yamahas And New-found Optimism

At the post-race press conference, as he fielded question after question of his last-corner clash with Marc Marquez, and refused to give an answer, Jorge Lorenzo eventually came out with the slightly exasperated quip: "Now a lot of questions to me, and when I won in Qatar, no questions for me. It's a little bit strange." It is a common occurrence in sporting journalism, and makes clear that while the athletes believe they are involved in a purely sporting endeavor, the media understands that what they are involved is actually show business.

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