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Vinales Tops Testing In Sepang

@MotoGP •(February 1, 2017)- First it was Ducati test rider Casey Stoner, then Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Andrea Iannone – but it was the fastest man from the Valencia test, Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), who hit back on Day 3 to head the timesheets.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 09:46 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Stoner tops first MotoGP test day at Sepang

@MotoGP •@DucatiMotor •(January 30, 2017)- Ducati Team test rider and double MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner led the way at the top of the timesheets on the first day of the first Official Test of 2017 – ahead of Ducati race rider and 2016 Malaysian GP winner Andrea Dovizioso as the Italian factory locked out the top.

Monday, 30 January 2017 11:19 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Spectacular Hayden Wins in the Wet

@WorldSBK •#SepangWorldSBK • @HondaWSBK •(May 15, 2016)- Honda World Superbike Team rider Nicky Hayden crossed the line in Sepang on Sunday to take his first ever win in World Superbike.

Sunday, 15 May 2016 07:45 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Sykes Strikes in Race 1

@WorldSBK •(May 14, 2016)- Kawasaki Racing Team rider Tom Sykes took an incredible win from P1 on the grid in Sepang, after smashing the Best Lap in Tissot-Superpole 2 and then the Lap Record on Lap 2.

Saturday, 14 May 2016 06:47 Published in Reports, Results & Points


MotoGP testing: Loris Baz escapes 290 km/h crash unhurt

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


Uncle Colin's blog: Ready for Valencia? Rossi vs Lorenzo for all the marbles

Four days from now, we should know who has won the 2015 MotoGP World Championship. I say “should" since protests and ongoing legal wrangling might delay the official results.

This type of behavior is rare in bike racing, more likely in automotive competition. However the days following October 25 and the penultimate 2015 season round in Malaysia have confirmed that we live in interesting times.

Thursday, 05 November 2015 11:57 Published in Colin Fraser


Davies Denies Rea's Title Celebrations With Race Two Win

@WorldSBK  @SepangCircuit • @chazdavies • @DucatiMotor • Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati SBK Team) has won the second WorldSBK race of the 2015 Pirelli Malaysian Round after a spectacular last-lap battle with Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team), which saw the two riders separated by 0.091s at the line. This fraction of a second did not allow the series leader to clinch the title on Sunday at the Sepang International Circuit.

Sunday, 02 August 2015 19:27 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Perfect Racecraft Gives Rea the Win in Sepang Opener

@WorldSBK• @sepangcircuit  @jonathanrea • @Kawasaki_WSBK  (August 1, 2015)- Championship leader Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won the opening encounter at the Sepang International Circuit after a race of two halves, which saw Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) slip to fifth at the flag after leading for the first eleven laps.

Sunday, 02 August 2015 19:19 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Tom Sykes claims Malaysian Tissot-Superpole‏

@worldsbk • (July 31, 2015)- The tenth Tissot-Superpole of the 2015 eni FIM Superbike World Championship season was claimed in emphatic style by Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) after a tense Superpole 2 in 34 degrees heat at the 5.543km Sepang International Circuit.

Saturday, 01 August 2015 08:03 Published in Reports, Results & Points


Biaggi Remains Quickest Following Afternoon Downpour at Sepang‏

@WorldSBK • @sepangcircuit • (July 31, 2015) Two-time WorldSBK Champion Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) has topped the combined timesheets on the opening day of action at the Sepang International Circuit.

Friday, 31 July 2015 11:16 Published in Reports, Results & Points


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