MotoGP
Jul 17

MotoGP: Marquez and Pedrosa complete Brno test – try out 2015 bike

Marc Marquez suffered a couple of minor incidents during the Brno test. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

suffered a couple of minor incidents during the test. (Photo courtesy .com)

Repsol Honda Team riders Marc Marquez and have come to the end of this week’s test session at Brno. Over the course of three days, the two Spaniards tested their 2014 bike as well as debuting the new 2015 machine.

On Thursday, both riders finished testing at lunch time, with Pedrosa racking up a further 16 laps on the 2014 bike. In the case of World Champion Marquez, he put in 41 laps on the current bike plus a further five on next year’s version.

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Jul 16

MotoGP: Surgery on both arms for Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow took advantage of the summer break to get surgery for arm pump before the next round at Indianapolis. (Photo courtesy MotoGP.com)

took advantage of the summer break to get surgery for arm pump before the next round at Indianapolis. (Photo courtesy .com)

Cal Crutchlow underwent successful surgery on both arms on Tuesday in Barcelona at the Universitario Quiron Dexeus Hospital.

Crutchlow stayed at the hospital overnight on Tuesday and will head back to England on Wednesday having had surgery to relieve arm pump (compartment syndrome) on both forearms. Specialist Dr. Xavier Mir undertook the operation.

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Jul 15

MotoGP: Bradl reflects on disastrous home Grand Prix in Germany

HOHENSTEIN-ERNSTTHAL, GERMANY - JULY 13:   Scott Redding of Great Britain and Go&Fun Honda Gresini leads Stefan Bradl of Germany and LCR Honda MotoGP  during the MotoGP race during the MotoGp of Germany - Race at Sachsenring Circuit on July 13, 2014 in Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

(From left): gets passed by Scott Redding during the race of Germany at the Circuit on July 13, 2014. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl got off to a lightning start in the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, but a setup gamble resulted in no points.

Bradl was the only rider to start from the front three rows as rain showers briefly before the start saw the riders line up with wets on the grid. However, Bradl and his LCR team gambled by placing slicks on the grid. 14 riders chose to swap to their dry bikes after the Warm Up lap, and thus start from pitlane.

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Jul 14

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro tops Open class for eighth time in nine races

In 2014, Aleix Espargaro (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

In 2014, has been the top Open class qualifier in all nine races,claiming the first pole for an Open class bike in Assen. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

’s Aleix Espargaro continued his domination of the Open class at the eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.

The eldest Espargaro brother was one of 14 riders to start from pit lane in Germany after a hectic start to the race, heavily influenced by a pre-race shower.

Espargaro had a cautious start to the race, not wishing to push too hard through Turns 12 and 13, which were still quite wet. As the track dried Espargaro’s pace improved, the Spaniard eventually finishing in sixth position.

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