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13 August 2017

RED BULL RING - FAST FACT

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13 August 2017

Mass reshuffle of MotoGP

A mass reshuffle of MotoGP midfield hopefuls resolved the immediate future of at least two riders at the Red Bull Ring – with Jack Miller departing Honda for Ducati, and the displaced Scott Redding switching directly to Aprilia. The third element is yet to be confirmed: that

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13 August 2017

Aero Body update

 In spite of statements yesterday from both Movistar Yamaha team director Meregalli and both riders, Rossi and Vinales, Yamaha’s aero-body update was out today on both of Rossi’s bikes, and in the afternoon for FP4 and qualifying also on those of his team-mate. The nature

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12 August 2017

Sam Lowes to return to Moto2?

Aprilia today confirmed that they are negotiating with Scott Redding to replace Sam Lowes, who has been dropped by the Italian factory with one year of his MotoGP contract still to run. [caption id="attachment_19258" align="alignnone" width="900"] Redding, Austrian MotoGP 20

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12 August 2017

Acceleration issues solved for Marquez

After the private summer-break tests at Brno, Marc Marquez is confident that Honda have finally solved the acceleration issues that have plagued him since the beginning of last year, and (in an ominous note for his rivals) that he can now stop riding just to finish races, but can

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12 August 2017

AUSTRIAN GP QUALIFYING

Austrian GP - Fears of bad weather melted away at the Red Bull Ring. The morning stayed dry, allowing a more predictable top ten for Q2, but then a muggy afternoon complicated matters, with the favoured soft tyres not working for everyone. Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) took contr

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12 August 2017

Hard Enduro

Hard Enduro. Yep, it’s a thing. It’s a bruising, bloody and brutal series where only the toughest of racers dare to do battle

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12 August 2017

JASON DOYLE: LESSONS LEARNED

World Championship leader Jason Doyle insists his 2016 FIM Speedway Grand Prix heartbreak taught him “a life lesson” as he pledged to take things round-by-round in his quest for gold.

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12 August 2017

Is Marquez a master tactician ?

Marc Marquez denied that he had deliberately slowed before his lap-two pit stop at last week’s Czech Republic GP in order to avoid letting the faster riders see that he was going to switch to slick tyres. “If it had been deliberate, I would have only dropped back maybe fou

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12 August 2017

Safety issues at the Red Bull Ring

Safety issues at the Red Bull Ring remained on the back-burner, and the strength of the riders’ Safety Commission likewise, with no changes to the areas of the track that caused disquiet. Asked at the pre-event conference, senior riders Rossi and Pedrosa admitted that the ma

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12 August 2017

Jack Miller is on the brink of a big adventure. Again.

Jack Miller from outside of Townsville is to switch from Honda – who plucked him straight out of Moto3 three seasons back – to join the Pramac Ducati team.

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12 August 2017

Day one at the Austrian GP

Day one at the Austrian GP - It’s always possible for things to change from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning, but for yet another race changeable weather made the likelihood the more acute in Austria, and times for Friday afternoon’s FP2 all the more critical. Should t