Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Completes Second Sepang Test

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Completes Second Sepang Test
Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia), 25th February 2015

Lorenzo

Lorenzo

The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team has wrapped up the second official test of the 2015 season today at the Sepang International circuit in Malaysia. Riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi have spent the three days of riding working through a number of testing elements, an update to the gearbox and some intensive work on their YZR-M1 set ups.

Today’s last day of testing was the toughest for the riders as they focused on a time attack in the morning before starting a full race distance simulation in the afternoon in the hotter temperatures.

Lorenzo scored his fastest lap of the day in the morning with a 1’59.437 to slot into second on the timing sheets, 0...

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Chaz Davies Celebrates First Podium at Phillip Island

The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team celebrates its first podium successes of the 2015 season with Chaz Davies at Phillip Island

DaviesPodium

DaviesPodium

Phillip Island (Australia), Sunday 22 February 2015 – A fantastic start for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Superbike Team today at Phillip Island, with Chaz Davies scoring two third place finishes in these opening races of the 2015 Superbike World Championship season.

Race 1 – Today’s races took place in hot conditions with track temperatures of 42°C for race one. Davies, from second on the grid, was lying third through the opening stages, right behind Haslam and Rea. This British trio battled it out for the podium positions for the entire duration of the race, passing and re-passing each other in what was a spectacular opening race...

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Lorenzo Satisfied After Second Day of Test at Sepang

Lorenzo

Lorenzo

Lorenzo Satisfied after Second Day of Test at Sepang
Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia), 24th February 2015

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were back on track today for the second of three days of riding for the second IRTA official Sepang Test, finishing in second and fifth place respectively.

With yesterday’s storm having cleared off, today’s dry and bright weather conditions were perfect for more action at the Sepang International Circuit.

Re-energized after a good night’s sleep, Lorenzo adapted well to the morning’s cooler but still slippery track conditions and was quick to position himself at the front of the leaderboard. He rode consistent lap times in the 2’00, before turning the level up a notch further...

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Ramirez Finishes 2nd at Barstow Hare & Hound

Ramirez Finishes 2nd at Barstow Hare & Hound

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Ramirez

Barstow, CA – FMF KTM Factory rider Ivan Ramirez finished 2nd overall at round two of the AMA National Hare & Hound Series after a crash approximately 15 miles from the finish line cost him the lead.

The course for the second round was much rockier than the first round of the series. The race was 80 miles total with two loops of 40 miles each. Ramirez launched off the start line to a great start and was 1st overall at the end of the long bomb run. Factory FMF KTM support rider Gary Sutherlin, who won the opening round, was sitting in 14th at the end of the bomb.

Within the first five miles, Sutherlin had moved into the top five but shortly after stuck his front end in the ground hard which jarred his wrist...

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Carlos Checa and His New Multistrada 1200

Carlos Checa and his new Multistrada 1200

The 2011 WSBK Champion & Ducatista joined the Ducati Factory in Borgo Panigale for a day and took the very first new Multistrada 1200 out of the production line.

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Ducati Desmosedici GP15 Makes Track Debut at Sepang

Ducati Desmosedici GP15 Makes Track Debut at Sepang

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DucatiDesmosedici

Exactly one week after its world premiere at the Ducati Auditorium in Borgo Panigale, the new Desmosedici GP15 took to the track today in the IRTA tests at Sepang International Circuit, for the first time in the hands of the two factory Ducati Team riders. Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone first completed a few laps on their usual GP14.3 bikes, which had been used in the Sepang 1 tests at the start of February, before stepping onto their new machines for the first time.

Dovizioso lapped on the GP14.3 in 2’01.355, which was tenth quickest time of the day, before focussing entirely on his new bike, with which he completed 17 laps, the best of which in 2’01.692...

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Russell Wins Opening Full Gas Sprint Enduro Round

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Russell

Russell Wins Opening Full Gas Sprint Enduro Round

Gaston, SC – FMF KTM Factory rider Kailub Russell took the win at the opening round of the Kenda Full Gas Sprint Enduro Series after a tight battle for the lead over the two-day series opener.

Frigid temperatures leading up to the event and high winds on day one of the competition made riders skeptical of how the course would turn out. However, both test sections proved to be pretty fun reported Russell. “The track was smooth for the first few tests on Saturday because it was groomed pretty well. Then it got rougher as the day continued which made for some good racing,” stated the eventual winner.

The temperature warmed up into the 50’s for the race weekend...

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Rossi Continues Form as Storm Disrupts First Day of Second Sepang Test

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Rossi

Rossi Continues Form as Storm Disrupts First Day of Second Sepang Test
Sepang International Circuit (Malaysia), 23rd February 2015

After two weeks of analyzing data, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have returned to the Sepang International Circuit for the start of the second official three-day pre-season test. Despite the difficult track and weather conditions the teammates were able to finish today’s session in first and fifth respectively.

Rossi was up for the challenge of repeating his strong ride of two weeks ago. He needed little time to get back into the swing of things and was quick to take over the top spot from his teammate at the start of the eight-hour long session...

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Musquin Places 2nd at Atlanta Supercross and Holds onto Red Plate

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Musquin

Musquin Places 2nd at Atlanta Supercross and Holds onto Red Plate

Atlanta, GA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin raced to a 2nd place finish at round eight of the Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, which represented round two of the East 250 SX class championship held at the Georgia Dome.

Qualifying fastest in the 250 class earlier in the day, Musquin had first gate pick in his heat race. His anticipation at the start line hindered his jump from the gate and he rounded the opening turn in around 5th position. During the hustle on the first lap, Musquin went down. He remounted well outside of the top ten. Needing 9th or better to transfer directly to the main event, he pushed his way through the pack and managed 8th place at the end of the race...

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Dungey Extends Championship Points Lead in Atlanta

Dungey Extends Championship Points Lead in Atlanta

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Dungey

Atlanta, GA – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey rode to a second place finish at round eight of the Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and further extended his lead in the Supercross Championship to 25 points.

Qualifying fourth fastest in practice, Dungey vied for his spot in the main by racing in the opening 450 class heat race aboard his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition. He got away to a good start moving into the lead position early on the opening lap where he went on to take the win. Eli Tomac applied pressure to Dungey in the closing stages of the race, however, Dungey fended off his advances and was able to hold on to the top spot.

In the main, Dungey got a reasonable start and was placed fourth rounding ...

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