Tag: Lorenzo

MotoGP Round 2 at the Circuit of the Americas preview

 Circuit of the Americas (COTA) welcomes MotoGP for the first time The Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) Championship ventures into the Circuit of Americas (COTA) in Austin, TX, U.S.A. for the first time this weekend.

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Pedrosa fastest at first 2013 MotoGP test session

pedrosa-fastest-2013-motogp-test-session As Formula One Teams start testing their new machines at the Jerez Frontera circuit, the Motorcycle Grand Prix Championship also started its first test session of the new season at the Sepang International Circuit from 5 – 8 February.

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New regulations go into effect for 2013 MotoGP season

 regulations-effect-2013-motogp-season  The FIM recently enacted new regulations for the 2013 Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) Championship. Motorsportchannel.com highlights the major regulation changes for the MotoGP class, which include further clarifications on the qualifying session, the start procedure, activation of red rear light in rain conditions, ban on carbon composite wheels, revised allocation of race tyres, and penalty points for problematic riders.

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Title fight reaches a heighten stage at Malaysian MotoGP

 title-fight-reaches-heighten-stage-malaysian-motogp  Round 16 of the Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) Championship at Sepang Circuit is the third to last round of the eighteen-round MotoGP season. Following the previous Japanese GP at Motegi which was won by Dani Pedrosa, the run to the year’s Riders’ championship becomes an all out battle to the finish between the likes 2010 MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo and Pedrosa.

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Yamaha MotoGP Team welcome back Valentino Rossi

 yamaha-motogp-team-valentino-rossi  In a not-so-surprising announcement, Yamaha has informed the motorsports press that 9-time Champion “The Doctor” Valentino Rossi will return to the Factory Team at the start of the 2013 Motorcycle Grand Prix Championship season.

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Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Stoner & Co. tackle Laguna Seca in first of two US GPs

 lorenzo-pedrosa-stoner-tackle-laguna-seca-gps  The first of the two U.S. Grands Prix moves to the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for Round 10 of the Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) Championship this weekend. The Laguna Seca  Circuit  claims jaw dropping elevation changes and possibly the most famous corner in the racing world, the infamous ‘corkscrew’.

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Lorenzo looks to extend championship lead at Silverstone

 lorenzo-extend-championship-lead-silverstone - Copy  The Motorcycle Grand Prix (MotoGP) Championship heads to the Silverstone Circuit for the sixth race of the season this weekend where Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo would renew his title challenge with reigning Champion Casey Stoner. The Spaniard has a twenty-point lead to Stoner in the riders’ standings.

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Qatar MotoGP: Lorenzo draws first blood

 qatar-motogp-lorenzo-draws-blood  The Qatarian MotoGP weekend saw a resilient former Champion Jorge Lorenzo outsmart the more powerful Repsol Hondas of Dani Pedrosa and reigning champ Casey Stoner to the top step of the podium in Doha.

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MotoGP: Lorenzo storms back to contention with latest victory

motogp-lorenzo-storms-contention-latest-victory  Defending MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo stormed back to championship contention with his latest victory at the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano. Repsol Honda team mates Dani Pedrosa and current Riders’ standings leader Casey Stoner were second and third respectively in a race ran in light drizzle conditions.

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Lorenzo scores second victory of the season at MotoGP Italy in Mugello

lorenzo-scores-victory-season-motogp-italy-mugello  Defending MotoGP Champion Jorge Lorenzo finally delivered his best performance of the season to achieve only his second victory in the current championship at the Mugello circuit. Having started from fifth on the grid, the Spaniard quickly leaped forward to get ahead of Marco Simoncelli and team mate Ben Spies and tucked in behind Andrea Dovizioso and pole sitter Casey Stoner (above right) as the field rounded the first corner of the Mugello circuit.

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