Stefan Bradl
Apr 12

MotoGP: World Champion Marquez On Pole For Austin Race

Marc Marquez powers through a turn during qualifying for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

Marc Marquez powers through a turn during qualifying for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. (Photo: Getty Images)

MotoGP qualifying at the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas saw Marc Marquez clinch pole with a new record lap of COTA (2:02.886), with Dani Pedrosa and Stefan Bradl joining him on the front row.

Marquez is quick wherever he rides but he appears to specifically enjoy the state-of-the-art Austin track where round two of the season is taking place and he secured his 11th premier class pole position by 0.289s from Repsol Honda teammate Pedrosa – having dominated all weekend so far.

Mar 8

MotoGP: Bautista Moves Ahead On Day Two Of Qatar Testing

Alvaro Bautista is seen testing at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Alvaro Bautista is seen testing at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista led day two of the MotoGP Qatar test, his best time of 1:55.194 putting him 0.314s ahead of his closest rival.

The Spanish rider, who was also on the pace last week in Sepang testing, worked with his team to overcome the front end problems he experienced at the desert circuit in 2013. He completed 55 laps on his Honda RC213V on Saturday and will aim to stay ahead of the pack on Sunday.

Mar 7

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Quickest As Qatar Test Gets Underway

Aleix Espargaro continues to show his quick pace during preseason testing. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Aleix Espargaro continues to show his quick pace during preseason testing. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The first day of MotoGP testing at Qatar saw Aleix Espargaro leading the way with an 1:55.386 best time towards the end of the evening at the desert circuit.

Just under two weeks before the season opening Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar commences this test sees 17 premier class riders making their final preparations for the forthcoming campaign, in the absence of the Ducati Team, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP and Repsol Honda outfits.

Mar 6

MotoGP Teams Prepare For Final Pre-Season Test In Qatar

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi of Italy competes on the last day of the Qatar Grand Prix on April 7, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Yamaha Factory Racing rider Valentino Rossi of Italy competes on the last day of the Qatar Grand Prix on April 7, 2013. (Photo: Getty Images)

Between March 7th-9th, the majority of MotoGP teams will descend on Qatar’s Losail International Circuit – also the host venue for the season-opening Grand Prix – for the last test before the 2014 season commences later this month.

The test, to be staged across three days, will come as a final opportunity for teams to try out new components and race simulation runs before the opening practice session of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar on Thursday March 20th.

Feb 6

MotoGP: Marquez Fastest Again As First Sepang Test Concludes

Marc Marquez led all three days of the opening Sepang test. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Marc Marquez led all three days of the opening Sepang test. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was quickest again as the opening MotoGP preseason test at Sepang concluded Thursday.

The reigning World Champion took advantage of cooler temperatures in the morning to set a stunning lap of 1:59.533. That pace-setting lap eclipsed the previous best Sepang test time of 1:59.607, achieved by Honda’s Casey Stoner in 2012.