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2017 Qatar Moto2 FP2 Result: Bagnaia Leads Second Session

Pecco Bagnaia has topped the timesheets in only his second ever free practice session in the Moto2 class. The Sky VR46 rider put in a late charge to dislodge Taka Nakagami from the top of the timesheets, who just inched ahead of Fabio Quartararo. With Bagnaia and Quartararo in first …

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2017 Qatar MotoGP Thursday Round Up: Rain, An Unbeatable Viñales, And Weird Aero

Racing is back. No more messing about trying to extrapolate data points from testing to hypothetical performance on race weekends. This is a race weekend. Now, we have actual data from free practice to extrapolate data points from to hypothetical performance during the actual race. Yes, it sounds identical, yet …

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2017 Qatar Thursday MotoGP Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of practice at Qatar: MOVISTAR YAMAHA PUSH THE LIMIT IN FIRST QATAR FP SESSION The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team showed its hand at the first outing of the Grand Prix of Qatar today. Riders Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi took …

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Suzuki Press Release: Suzuki Technical Boss Ken Kawauchi On The GSX-RR

The Suzuki ECSTAR MotoGP team issued the following interesting interview with Ken Kawauchi, technical boss of the Suzuki MotoGP project. He describes the direction of development Suzuki has taken with the GSX-RR MotoGP machine over the winter: KEN KAWAUCHI SUZUKI ECSTAR BLOGTeam Suzuki Press Office – March 21. Team SUZUKI …

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2017 MotoGP Preview: Part 2, Nearly Alien – Dovizioso, Iannone, Crutchlow, Bautista

There is some resistance to talk of there being “Aliens” in MotoGP. Why, fans ask, should we regard these riders as so very different from the other riders on the grid? In previous years, the answer to that objection was simple. Of the 143 MotoGP races held between 2008 and …

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2017 MotoGP Preview: Part 3 – The Unknown Unknowns

When former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made his comments about “known knowns and unknown unknowns” in 2002, he was widely ridiculed for producing what seemed like incomprehensible gibberish. Yet since his appearance at a press conference on Iraq and weapons of mass destruction, the phrases he coined that day …

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2017 MotoGP Preview: Part 1 – The Five Aliens

And then there were five. Should that statement have a question mark after it? On the evidence of preseason testing, definitely not. Maverick Viñales earned the right to add his name to last year’s list, dominating testing and finishing fastest in all four. Marc Márquez demonstrated why he is reigning …

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Subscriber Feature: Marc vs Maverick – The Making Of A Rivalry

Two men have emerged from the 2017 preseason as favorites. In many ways, Marc Márquez and Maverick Viñales are alike. Both are young, handsome Spaniards with an aura about them. Both grew up racing, and were immediately fast on every new bike they swung a leg over. Both have a …

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Press Release: Michelin Explains New 2017 Tires, New Tire ID System, And More

MotoGP’s official tire supplier Michelin issued the following press release ahead of the 2017 season. In it, they detail the changes they will be making for the upcoming year. They lay out how the new front tire they have brought is an improvement over the old one, how the new …

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