After an epic 8-hour battle filled with drama, YART Yamaha emerged the winners on the Slovakia Ring, ahead of Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and F.C.C. TSR Honda France. SERT now lead the world rankings.
The Austrian Yamaha squad have won the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring for the second year in a row. YART Yamaha’s Broc Parkes, Marvin Fritz and Niccolò Canepa never lost the lead. After battling Honda Endurance Racing and F.C.C. TSR Honda France from the start of the race, they ende Continue reading “NEWS: Yamaha Austria Racing Team Wins Slovakia Ring #FIMEWC”
A perfectly sunny race day at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) delivered nothing short of a sensational Grand Prix of The Americas. Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi put his heart and soul into today‘s race and only just missed out on the victory, taking 2nd position. Maverick Viñales had an equally competitive race pace, but a ride through penalty after a jump start cost him valuable time and places. Still the Spaniard kept going, cutting through the rider pack all the way back up to 11th place.
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After a landmark qualification run on Saturday and a best ever slot of 5th on the grid, Pol Espargaro scored his second top ten finish of the 2019 MotoGP season by crossing the line in 8th position at the Circuit of The Americas. The third round of the FIM World Championship season also saw all four KTM RC16s classify among the group of 18 race finishers.
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PETRONAS Yamaha SRT enjoyed a spectacular race at the Circuit of The Americas on Sunday, with both riders placing inside the top seven. Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo both claimed their best results in MotoGP so far, with the Italian in fifth and the Frenchman in seventh.
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Alex Rins keeps his cool to execute perfect debut victory as Team SUZUKI ECSTAR celebrate their first win since 2016, meanwhile Joan Mir left to recover following a jump start penalty.
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Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi made the most of the sunny riding conditions and signed off the first day of the Grand Prix of The Americas in first and third place in the combined timesheets.
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From Yamaha Racing press office:
The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team were unlucky to score just three points at the Grand Prix of Valencia today, despite both riders showing a very impressive pace in the wet.
Valentino Rossi had a brilliant start from 16th place at the Valencia Grand Prix, gaining five positions in the first corner alone. Perfectly adapting to the truly wet conditions, he cut through the field and was already in seventh place just two laps into the race.
By overtaking his teammate and with several rivals crashing ahead of him, he found himself in third place just four laps later. The potential podium only made him more hungry for the lead. He pushed hard and closed an over 7s gap to the front in less than seven laps to challenge the front runners, but at the start of lap 14 the race was red flagged due to track conditions.
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From Team Suzuki press office:
Alex Rins: 2nd (+ 2.750)
Andrea Iannone: DNF
• Alex Rins brings home sublime second place.
• Andrea Iannone victim of a crash on treacherous track.
• Team SUZUKI ECSTAR end the season with ninth podium.
The Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia had plenty of shocks and surprises before the final fireworks marked the close of the 2018 season. But Team SUZUKI ECSTAR secured a ninth podium finish.
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From Yamaha Racing press office:
Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales wrote qualifying history today at the Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo, becoming only the second rider ever to secure pole position after first taking part in the Q1 session. Valentino Rossi didn’t find a good feeling in the wet or the dry sessions. Despite pushing hard he will start tomorrow’s Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana from 16th place on the grid.
In Q1 Viñales had a strong first hot lap that saw him put his YZR-M1 in second place, but he was pushed back to third when the pace picked up. The Spaniard wasn’t shy to respond with a 1’32.418s lap, putting him at the top of the provisional rankings and giving him a 0.593s advantage to his closest rival at the time.
He re-entered the track after a pit stop of just over a minute. When three and a half minutes remained, the fight for a place in the top-2 heated up, but the Yamaha rider was ready to push. He was one of the first riders to drop under the 1’32s mark today and secured second place with a 1’31.858s lap.
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From Team Suzuki press office:
Alex Rins: 2nd – 1:31.380 (+ 0.068)
Andrea Iannone: 7th – 1:31.629 (+ 0.317)
• Alex Rins fights back to secure his first front row in MotoGP
• Andrea Iannone to start from 3rd row.
• Tiny margins separate riders on exciting qualifying day.
Day 2 in Valencia started with rain fall at the beginning of FP3, but ended with a frantic and fast final qualifying session in the dry. Despite difficult track conditions in FP3 riders pushed to improve their times and slot into the Top 10. Andrea Iannone’s efforts were hampered by a small crash about half way through the session and he finished 13th, meanwhile Alex Rins worked his way into an important 8th before going down the road as the chequered flag came out.
Determined to place top two in Q1, Andrea Iannone managed the session excellently – using the first run to get his rhythm before pushing hard in the final run. This paid off as the Italian took more than a second out of the field and placed 1st.
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