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THE DOCTOR MAKES HISTORY AT THE DUTCH GP 115th win, 20 years since his first ever win

Text and pictures from MotoGP Press Release

MotoGP rookie sensation and Moto2 champion, Johann Zarco had everyone at the edge of their seats yesterday when he claimed his maiden Pole Position for the Dutch GP, after a thrilling see-saw battle with defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez.

But Valentino Rossi had other plans, although he had qualified only in fourth. But again, Rossi has always been known as the “Sunday rider.”

Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) penned another stunning chapter in what is now the longest winning career in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing at the ‘Cathedral’ of speed, as the number 46 took his 115th win in the Motul TT Assen, more than 20 years after his first. [...]

MAVERICK VINALES GOES FASTEST ON FRIDAY PRACTICE Championship leader tops the timesheets at the ‘Cathedral’ Text and pictures from MotoGP Press Release

Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) struck back after a tough Catalan GP to top Day 1 at the ‘Cathedral’ – the TT Circuit Assen – by over three tenths after a leap forward in FP2. The weather threatened in the afternoon after a fully dry FP1, but track conditions remained good enough for the field to improve in the afternoon.

The rider from Roses was followed by Jonas Folger (Monster Yamaha tech 3) on the combined timesheets as the German rookie impressed once again, with reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) shooting back up the order in FP2 to complete the top three overall on Friday.

The day began with drama in FP1 as Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) suffered a problem that subsequently brought out the Red Flag, with teammate Jorge Lorenzo [...]

Reigning World Champion Marquez Blasted the Timesheets Teams tested new equipment during the tests

Text and pictures from MotoGP Press Release

 

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) topped the timesheets by three tenths at the post-Catalan GP test, leaping ahead of Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Viñales and Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Jonas Folger at the end of action at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The Number 93 improved on his fastest time in Q2, and only just over a tenth off Saturday’s pole position time.

His Repsol Honda Team teammate Dani Pedrosa was also fast, ending in P4. Pedrosa did 53 laps, Marquez 82, with the rider from Cervera blasting to the top late on.  The two Spaniards focused on settings, getting ready for the coming rounds including the upcoming Dutch TT at the Assen Circuit.

Cal Crutchlow at LCR Honda worked on geometry, electronics and suspension to fix his problems encountered in the race with rear [...]

Thai MotoGP at Buriram is confirmed for the 2018 season Valentino Rossi calls the track “boring”

 

Story by Wahid Ooi Abdullah Riders’ quotes from MotoGP.com

 

Perhaps the biggest sensation from MotoGP was the announcement that the Buriram International Circuit (also known as the Chang International Circuit) in Thailand will host the championship for three years beginning 2018, bringing the total rounds to 19.

But even more sensational was Valentino Rossi’s opinion about the track.

A few MotoGP riders were asked of their opinion concerning the championship’s latest addition during a press conference at the Catalunya GP. Rossi, ever the outspoken rider, first shared his experience of having ridden on the circuit for a Yamaha event two years prior before going on to say, “It’s a boring track, with just a few turns [...]

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