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2016 Silverstone Saturday MotoGP Round Up: Tires Wet & Dry, Losing FP4, and a Fast Dutchman

The year of weird weather continues. After a fine Friday, and a foggy but dry start to Saturday, the rain moved in during practice for Moto2, and increased in intensity for qualifying, varying on and off during MotoGP FP4 and then the two qualifying sessions. Tomorrow will most likely be …

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2016 Silverstone Moto3 FP2 Result: Navarro In Fine Form

Much like a replay of the morning session, the overcast conditions saw the same suspects at the top, although they took their time challenging the FP1 benchmark. A solid late run from Jorge Navarro saw him beat that time by over a second, edging ahead of championship rival Brad Binder. …

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2016 Silverstone MotoGP FP2 Result: Iannone Hammers The Opposition

Similar conditions to the morning session greeted the riders post-lunchbreak, although Andrea Iannone only needed some ten minutes to set the fastest lap of the day. The early benchmark stood until the preventive shootout for a top ten place jumbled the order at the top, but a last lap rush …

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2016 Silverstone Moto2 FP2 Result: Lowes Leads FP1 Carbon Copy

Just in case the session planned to follow the rainy script of the morning run (and so it did), the intermediate class crowded the track from the very beginning. The initial traffic jam didn’t stop Sam Lowes from repeating his FP1 feat by taking over the top spot, almost a …

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2016 Silverstone MotoGP Friday Round Up – A Lost Day, Where We Learned Little

“It’s just Friday, and is early.” Valentino Rossi repeated his weekly mantra when asked about the speed of Andrea Iannone and Maverick Viñales at Silverstone. It is a point he makes every race weekend: a lot can happen between the end of practice on Friday and 2pm on Sunday (or …

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2016 Silverstone MotoGP Preview: On Championship Chances, Injury Risks, and Stupid Crashes

With seven races to go, and three to be held over the next four weekends, the MotoGP championship is entering a crucial phase. Marc Márquez’ 53 point lead over Valentino Rossi means finishing on the podium for the rest of the races would be sufficient for him to clinch his …

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Why Isn’t Motorsport an Olympic Sport?

For as long as I can remember, the Olympics have been a very physical event, showcasing the fittest men and women from all over the world. However, there is one thing that has been missing for all of these years – Motorsport. Now, hear me out here. Motorsport being included …

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