Catalunya
Jun 16

MotoGP: Marquez on top again after productive day of Catalunya testing

22-year-old Marc Marquez has won all seven MotoGP races held so far in 2014. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

22-year-old has won all seven races held so far in 2014. (Photo courtesy .com)

Following Sunday’s fantastic race at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de , the MotoGP™ teams carried out a full day of testing at the Barcelona- track on Monday, with World Champion Marc Marquez registering the fastest lap time.

The day started with the riders carrying out a 30-minute test of the shorter track loop at Turn 10, with the purpose of assessing whether its use could potentially enhance safety in the future. The riders will provide formal feedback on the trial to the Grand Prix Safety Commission at the next event in Assen.

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Jun 15

MotoGP: Marquez scores seventh consecutive win after incredible on-track battle

The Gran Premi Monster Energy de produced another brilliant race on Sunday, with securing the victory on the final lap ahead of and .

Marquez crossed the line half a second in front of Movistar Yamaha rider Rossi, surviving a late scare as Pedrosa touched his rear wheel in the final stages, the latter almost crashing and having to settle for third.

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Jun 14

MotoGP: Hayden denies retirement rumors

Nicky Hayden of USA and Drive M7 Aspar speaks with mechanic in box during MotoGp of Italy on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of USA and Drive M7 Aspar speaks with mechanic in box during of Italy on May 30, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

American rider Nicky Hayden has laughed off unfounded rumors that he was intending to retire from MotoGP because of injury issues with his right hand and wrist.

Hayden has endured a tough couple of weeks, with surgery in Italy 10 days ago putting his presence in Sunday’s Grand Prix in doubt.

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Jun 14

MotoGP: Lorenzo tipped to win Catalunya GP by teammate Rossi

Yamaha Factory Racing motoGP's Spanish rider Jorge Lorenzo waves after the Moto GP qualifying session of the Catalunya Grand Prix at the Montmelo racetrack near Barcelona on June 14, 2014.    AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO        (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

waves to his home crowd after qualifying second for Sunday’s GP. (Photo: Josep Lago/Getty Images)

is boldly predicting that his Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo has the potential to end ’s winning streak in Sunday’s Catalunya Grand Prix.

Marquez has won the opening six races of the season, and now faces massive pressure to deliver a seventh consecutive win in his home race in Barcelona. Yet, for this first time this season, Marquez made a mistake and crashed in qualifying, and will start third from the outside of the front row on Sunday.

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Jun 13

Aleix Espargaro paces MotoGP Friday practice

Aleix Espargaro used the softer tire and cooler temperatures in the Friday morning practice session to pace the day in front of his home crowd. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

used the softer tire and cooler temperatures in the Friday morning practice session to pace the day in front of his home crowd. (Photo courtesy .com)

Friday afternoon’s MotoGP™ FP2 at the Gran Premi Monster Energy de ended with setting the pace, as Stefan Bradl and joined him in the top three. Yet it was Aleix Espargaro who wound up being Friday’s fastest rider overall, courtesy of an FP1 hot lap.

Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Smith set his best time of the afternoon with the track temperatures reaching over 50 degrees Celsius (122 degrees Fahrenheit), his 1:42.123 lap well over a second quicker than he had gone in the morning.

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