@YamahaMotoGP •@MotoGP •(February 2, 2016)- Movistar Yamaha MotoGP riders returned to the Sepang International Circuit today for a second day of testing in Malaysia. Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi continued to successfully work through a number of different test items and secured second and sixth place respectively in today's standings.
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:20 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@DucatiMotor •@MotoGP • (February 2, 2016)-Ideal weather conditions greeted the MotoGP riders for the second of three days of testing organized by IRTA at the Sepang International Circuit on the outskirts of the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur.
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 12:15 Published in Reports, Results & Points
It was a calm start for Loris Baz on Tuesday in Sepang, the Avintia Racing rider slowly improving his lap times during his first outing. As the French rider pushed for a fast lap he suffered a dramatic crash at 290 km/h, launched from his bike down the straight and halting the test for over an hour. With Avintia finding no mechanical fault as the cause of the crash, Michelin began to analyse the rear tyre from Baz's bike. Avintia Racing stressed that they followed the recommendations of the Michelin engineer at all times. Without enough time to run full tests, Michelin removed the soft compound rear that Baz was running as a precaution. This left the rest of the MotoGP™ grid with only the hard option available. Despite the fall Baz was able to get back out on track in the afternoon, but didn’t not improve his time and ended Tuesday in 19th,
Loris Baz: “The start of the day was good. We used the soft tyre to try to improve the lap times and, although the lap was not incredible, we were able to improve the lap time from yesterday. But then we had a problem with the rear tyre and I crashed out at 290 km/h and my bike was destroyed. Fortunately I was unhurt, but you always loose energy after this kind of accident, because even I you don’t have anything serious, you feel all your muscles like if you have been training during 20 hours. My mechanics made a great job to put the bike back on track for the last two hours. It was not bad, but I felt a little bit tired riding the bike and I didn’t want to push and crash again. But I matched the same lap time from yesterday testing some suspension parts that I didn’t like too much.”
- From MotoGP.com
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 09:59 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@HRC_MotoGP • @MotoGP • (February 1, 2016)- The first day of the Sepang test took place today in hot, humid conditions (max temperature: 33° air, 50° ground) until rain began falling just 20 minutes before the track closed at 6:00 p.m.
Monday, 01 February 2016 10:42 Published in News
@DucatiMotor •@MotoGP •(February 1, 2016)- After a winter break of more than two months, the Ducati Team riders took to the track today together with all the other MotoGP World Championship protagonists, for the first pre-season IRTA tests.
Monday, 01 February 2016 10:37 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@SUZUKIECSTAR •@MotoGP •The MotoGP riders got back to work after the long winter break today at Sepang in Malaysia with Team SUZUKI ECSTAR’s Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales meeting with their crew and team for the first of a three-days of testing.
Monday, 01 February 2016 10:31 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@MotoGP •@YamahaMotoGP •(January 19, 2016)- The factory Yamaha team gathered in Barcelona to show off what their 2016 bikes will look like as they aim to repeat their 2015 success.
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 19:19 Published in News
@DucatiMotor • @MotoGP • @Official_CS27 •(November 23, 2015)- Ducati Corse is delighted to announce that two-time MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner will return to the Italian manufacturer next year in the role of brand ambassador and test rider.
Monday, 23 November 2015 15:07 Published in News
Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo led from lights off to the checkered flag to win both the battle and the war, earning his third career MotoGP World Championship and his fifth career world crown with victory at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia, Spain today. Lorenzo experienced almost race-long pressure from the Repsol Honda of outgoing two-time world champ Marc Marquez, as well as a late race push from on-form Dani Pedrosa on the second Honda, to earn his crown.
Sunday, 08 November 2015 13:12 Published in News