MotoGP (February 2015)

  • Iannone leaves Sepang impressed with GP15

    02 March 2015 by Steve English

    Iannone leaves Sepang impressed with GP15

    Andrea Iannone continues to make progress with the new Ducati GP15 and spent this week adapting to the new bike and adjusting the setup to allow him to get closer to the potential of the new bike. "I...

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  • Crash costs Espargaro track time in Sepang

    01 March 2015 by Steve English

    Crash costs Espargaro track time in Sepang

    Two crashes blighted Pol Espargaro's week in Malaysia but overall the Tech3 rider was pleased with the performance of the bike and some of the lessons learned during the initial three days at...

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  • Pedrosa not worried about lack of a fast time

    27 February 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa not worried about lack of a fast time

    Dani Pedrosa spent the week working on the Honda engine and having finished the second Sepang test with only the seventh fastest time he dismissed any suggestions that he was struggling for one lap...

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  • Miller: We need to work on saving tyres

    27 February 2015 by Steve English

    Miller: We need to work on saving tyres

    Jack Miller's promotion to MotoGP has set tongues wagging up and down the paddock but the rookie is making progress in adapting to the bigger machine and the physical demands that it involves. A long...

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  • Redding left unimpressed by Abraham antics

    25 February 2015 by Steve English

    Redding left unimpressed by Abraham antics

    Scott Redding finished the second Sepang test 16th fastest but the Marc VDS rider was pleased to have completed the programme as planned for the week. Redding logged 57 laps today and afterwards...

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  • Marquez dominates final day of Sepang testing

    25 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Marquez dominates final day of Sepang testing

    Marc Marquez has once again dominated the final full day of Sepang testing, completing 73 laps and finishing 0.3 clear of closest rival Jorge Lorenzo. His fastest lap, some 0.3 slower than his...

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  • Laverty getting comfortable on open Honda

    24 February 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty getting comfortable on open Honda

    A late lap saw Eugene Laverty get underneath the 2m02s barrier in Sepang and finish the day within three tenths of his teammate, Nicky Hayden. Laverty came away pleased with his progress on the Open...

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  • Confident Crutchlow sees potential

    24 February 2015 by Steve English

    Confident Crutchlow sees potential

    Cal Crutchlow finished the day eighth fastest after a overcoming a brake problem that affected the LCR-Honda rider throughout the day. Crutchlow, who found almost a second compared to yesterday, set...

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  • Rossi impressed with seamless gearbox

    23 February 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi impressed with seamless gearbox

    Valentino Rossi set the pace on the opening day of the second Sepang test with the Italian closing a pace one second off his fastest time in Sepang 1, a qualifying simulation, despite challenging...

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  • Riders impressed with new Ducati

    23 February 2015 by Steve English

    Riders impressed with new Ducati

    The Ducati GP15 made its track debut today in Sepang and for riders Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone the effects were clear from the start with the bike immediately offering considerable...

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  • Rossi fastest on opening day in Sepang

    23 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi fastest on opening day in Sepang

    Valentino Rossi has topped the timing sheets on the opening day of the second Sepang MotoGP pre season tests. The Yamaha rider set a 2:00.414 lap to finish the day 0.1 ahead of Repsol Honda rider Dani...

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  • Crutchlow and Miller unveil CWM LCR Honda

    20 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Crutchlow and Miller unveil CWM LCR Honda

    Cal Crutchlow and Jack Miller have unveiled their 2015 CWM LCR Honda MotoGP machines at an event in central London only days before jetting off to Malaysia for the second of three pre-season MotoGP...

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  • Top three for Danny Kent at Jerez

    19 February 2015 by Steve English

    Top three for Danny Kent at Jerez

    With cold and windy conditions having been the norm for the opening day two days of the second Moto3 test of the year warmer conditions offered reason for optimism for British riders Danny Kent and...

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  • Sam Lowes fastest on day two in Jerez

    18 February 2015 by Matthew Birt

    Sam Lowes fastest on day two in Jerez

    British rider Sam Lowes has impressed again in the Moto2 world championship pre-season by topping the timesheets on the second day of testing in Jerez. The Speed Up rider clocked a best time of...

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  • Video: Suzuki at Sepang testing

    18 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Video: Suzuki at Sepang testing

    Suzuki  has released a new behind-the-scenes video from the opening MotoGP test of the season at Sepang in Malaysia on February 4-7th.  The short news video features on track action and...

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  • Ducati unveils new GP15 Desmosedici

    16 February 2015 by Matthew Birt

    Ducati unveils new GP15 Desmosedici

    Ducati has given a first public showing of the radical new GP15 Desmosedici it hopes will threaten Honda and Yamaha’s recent domination of the MotoGP world championship. The new bike is the first to...

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  • Ducati to unveil new MotoGP bike live at 10am

    16 February 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Ducati to unveil new MotoGP bike live at 10am

    Ducati are set to reveal their entirely new GP15 machine this morning in a live online presentation. The bike, the first built by legendary race engineer Gigi Dall’inga, is a crucial moment for the...

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  • Jorge Lorenzo doubts Ducati title challenge

    11 February 2015 by Matthew Birt

    Jorge Lorenzo doubts Ducati title challenge

    Jorge Lorenzo believes Ducati will mount a stronger threat in the 2015 MotoGP world championship. But the Spaniard doesn’t believe the Bologna factory will emerge as a serious title threat this...

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  • Donington Park announce British GP ticket refund plan

    10 February 2015

    Donington Park has confirmed details of how fans can get full refunds for 2015 British MotoGP tickets now the race will no longer take place at the Leicestershire circuit. Hundreds of fans had already purchased advance tickets for the August 30 clash after Donington Park was chosen over Silverstone to host this year’s race by Circuit of Wales. The Circuit of Wales holds the exclusive promotional...

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  • Cal Crutchlow bemoans speed on new tyres

    06 February 2015 by Matthew Birt

    Cal Crutchlow bemoans speed on new tyres

    When he was riding for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team in 2013, Cal Crutchlow was famed for his ability to post blisteringly quick lap times on brand new Bridgestone tyres. But when he moved to Ducati...

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  • Plenty of promise for Rossi at Sepang

    06 February 2015 by Steve English

    Plenty of promise for Rossi at Sepang

    Valentino Rossi set a new personal best at Sepang today but the Italian could only manage the fourth fastest time as the first test of 2015 drew to a close. The Italian struggled with chatter problems...

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  • Marquez: After 1m58 comes a crash!

    06 February 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez: After 1m58 comes a crash!

    Marc Marquez ended the three day test in Sepang with the fastest time after a scintillating run to start the day in Malaysia. The reigning world champion broke the lap record and ended the day over...

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