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Repsol Hondaâ€™s Dani Pedrosa will unfortunately need further surgery to fix his arm pump issues that continued to plague the Spanish rider during the first round of the 2015 MotoGP Championship. This common problem among motorcycle racers is a build-up of pressure in the forearm causing great pain, and makes riding a bike exceptionally difficult when the muscle becomes too big for the â€˜sackâ€™ that it sits in.
The Ducati Team riders, Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone, produced a couple of great races in the opening round of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship â€“ the Grand Prix of Qatar â€“ held under floodlights at the Losail International Circuit on the outskirts of Doha.
It wasnâ€™t the start that Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa would have liked for their 2015 MotoGP Championship campaign.
Movistar Yamaha MotoGPâ€™s Valentino Rossi opened the 2015 MotoGP season tonight with a stunning victory at the Grand Prix of Qatar. Teammate Jorge Lorenzo also put on an impressive performance during the opening round at the Losail International Circuit, finishing in fourth place.
Andrea Dovizioso put in a splendid performance in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Qatar as the Ducati Teamâ€™s Italian rider powered to pole position with a time of 1â€™54.113, at the same time taking the brand-new Desmosedici GP15 to its race debut in the best possible way.
Honda Racing Corporation are pleased to announce Casey Stonerâ€™s return to competition racing. The two-time MotoGP Champion (2007 and 2011) will form part of Hondaâ€™s MuSASHi RT HARC-PRO three person team at this yearâ€™s Suzuka 8hr race, taking place on Sunday 26th July.
Dorna Sports announced today a new deal with Scania, which sees the Swedish firm become the Truck Supplier for the FIM MotoGPâ„¢ World Championship.
After more than four months since the last GP, the waiting is finally over. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP heads to Qatar to kick off the first MotoGP Grand Prix weekend of the 2015 season this weekend, held under the famous floodlights of the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar.
Last weekâ€™s Qatar test signalled an end to Winter testing and the Repsol Honda Team are en route back to the desert for the first round of the season.
Ducati Team riders get off to a superb start on day 1 of testing in Qatar. Iannone 1st and Dovizioso 2nd with the new Desmosedici GP15
Ducati Team riders get off to a superb start on day 1 of testing in Qatar. Iannone 1st and Dovizioso 2nd with the new Desmosedici GP15.
The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team is delighted to announce a sponsorship agreement with Gilles Tooling. The agreement sees the premium motorcycle accessories manufacturer become an Official Sponsor of Movistar Yamaha and results in the Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bikes of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo carrying the Gilles Tooling logo for at least three years.
Three days of official MotoGP tests came to close at the Sepang International Circuit today, as the CWM LCR Honda Team completed their penultimate pre-season session before the 18-round world championship begins in late March.
The second official test in Malaysia has concluded with World Champion Marc Marquez fastest after three days, and teammate Dani Pedrosa in 7th.
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.
New Desmosedici GP15 makes further progress on Day 2 of Sepang testing: Iannone 3rd and Dovizioso 4th
Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) made further progress today on the second day of pre-season IRTA testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia, and after just two days on the new bike both men said that they were very satisfied with the progress being made.