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Apr 8

Video: How to, and how not to, win at COTA

Marc Marquez led teammate Dani Pedrosa home to a 1-2 finish at the 2013 Grand Prix of the Americas. (Photo: Christian Pondella/Getty Images)

Marc Marquez led teammate Dani Pedrosa home to a 1-2 finish at the 2013 Grand Prix of the Americas. (Photo: Christian Pondella/Getty Images)

MotoGP will make its second annual visit to the modern Circuit of the Americas (COTA) racetrack this weekend, with the Repsol Honda Team having the bikes to beat.

Teammates Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are riding high out of Qatar having finished with Marquez in first and Pedrosa in third. The duo scored a 1-2 finish for the team at COTA in 2013, while some of the other riders weren’t as fortunate.

Mar 23

MotoGP: Marquez Outduels Rossi To Win Season Opener In Qatar

Marc Marquez won Sunday's season opener at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez won Sunday’s season opener at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

World Champion Marc Marquez started his MotoGP title defense with a victory in Qatar, beating Valentino Rossi in a close battle, with Dani Pedrosa coming home third.

Repsol Honda’s 21-year-old rider produced a gritty performance to take maximum points despite breaking his leg in preseason and missing the last two MotoGP tests.

Mar 22

MotoGP: World Champion Marquez Captures Pole For Season Opener

Marc Marquez rides during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez rides during qualifying for the Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

World Champion Marc Marquez will start from pole position as he begins the defense of his MotoGP title at the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix.

Marquez and a squadron of factory bikes busted open the form guide in qualifying with hot favorite Aleix Espargaro slumping to ninth on the third row for the 22-lap race.

Mar 21

MotoGP: Rossi Believes Factory Teams Are Suffocated By New Rules

Valentino Rossi was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Valentino Rossi was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

MotoGP icon Valentino Rossi says that Yamaha and Honda have paid a heavy price for their search for excellence and dominance of MotoGP.

And he is deeply worried for Sunday’s opening race of the 2014 season, claiming his Yamaha M1 is “at the limit” and beyond suffocated by new technical rules.

Mar 20

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Sets Pace As Action Commences In Qatar

Aleix Espargaro rounds the bend during first practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro rounds the bend during first practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) set the pace in the opening FP1 session of the year for the premier class in Qatar, with Alvaro Baustista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) and Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech3) second and third respectively.

In the first Grand Prix practice session of the new ‘Open’ class era it was Espargaro in P1 with his Open entry Forward Yamaha with a 1:55.201 best lap, with Bautista 0.466s behind him. Espargaro’s pace was over 0.3s slower than he went in testing here two weeks ago.