New times and new schedule at Qatar
The revised Qatar schedule left some confusion and complaints, but also had some fans. The disadvantage was a huge temperature drop between afternoon and evening sessions; the biggest advantage one day less spent at a generally unpopular venue. Plus reduced risk of crashing, with
QATAR GP DAY TWO WRAP
A ten-year-old record, set on soft qualifying tyres, went flying in an explosive first qualifying session of the year, with three riders inside the time, and two of them not even in factory teams.
Aero bodywork at Qatar
There was no consensus on aero bodywork at Qatar, where the loss of top speed to downforce wings costs a lot on the long straight.
Zarco becomes hot property
The Qatar weekend opened with the news that Rossi had signed another two-year contract renewal with Yamaha, for 2019 and 2020. The news makes Johan Zarco even hotter property than he was already; and it was confirmed at Qatar that his options have been extended after a direct app
Rossi confirmed another three seasons
It’s confirmed. Rossi will go on and on.. at least for the next three seasons.The Qatar weekend opened with the news that he had signed another two-year contract renewal with Yamaha, for 2019 and 2020
Michelin’s third year as MotoGP’s control tyre supplier
Energica MotoE in Qatar
With the first MotoE Cup race barely a year away, the 11 teams had a first meeting with the series director, ex-Michelin chief Nicolas Goubert, on the eve of the Qatar GP; while one of the race-prepped Energica MotoE bikes was on hand for a first public demonstration lap on race
QATAR GP – FIRST DAY WRAP
Ducatis took to the top of the time sheets after the first day of free practice for the 2018 MotoGP season at Qatar – but the margins were comfortingly small for fans hoping for a year of close racing, and results pleasingly mixed. Dovi was top dog, with Danilo Petrucci’s
Miller and Petrucci primed for 2018
Alma Pramac Racing presentation gets the team in gear for the new season
Grand Prix of Qatar this weekend
Rossi renews, Losail looms and the grid get ready
Bagnaia bags two-year MotoGP ride
As predicted by AMCN, Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia has signed a two-year deal with the Pramac Ducati team for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
Syahrin’s big break
After a successful and somewhat surprising MotoGP test at Thailand’s Chang International Circuit at Buriram, 23-year-old Hafizh Syahrin has been officially named as the rider who will replace Jonas Folger in the Monster Tech3 Yamaha squad for the 2018 season, after the German r