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17 June 2019

MotoGP: Carnage ensues at Round 7

Marc Marquez is the last rider who needs races to be given to him; Jorge Lorenzo the last rider who would volunteer such a gift. But that’s how it happened, at their home GP in Catalunya. It was only the second of 24 laps when the new Repsol Honda rider triggered bedlam, taking

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05 June 2019

Repsol’s 50th anniversary

A special exhibition in Barcelona this week brings together riders, bikes and cars to celebrate Repsol’s 50th anniversary as a motorsport sponsor. There will be more than 20 bikes and cars on show at the city’s famous Passeig de Gracia from June 6-15. As well as several ri

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03 June 2019

HICKMAN WINS RST SUPERBIKE RACE AFTER RED FLAG INCIDENT

Peter Hickman took victory at the opening race of the 2019 Isle of Man TT races fuelled by Monster Energy when he won a shortened RST Superbike race on the Smiths Racing BMW by 1.782s from Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) with Conor Cummins completing the podium in t

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02 June 2019

Petrucci wins at Mugello for first Grand Prix win

Petrucci wins a perfect race and gives Ducati a homecoming at the Gran Premio D’Italia Oakley

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02 June 2019

New Michelins Race Tyres

Race strategy has changed again, with the improved durability of Michelin’s current race tyres. So says Ducati Sporting Director Paolo Ciabatti. “The latest tyres have almost the same performance for all the race,” he told Dorna. “The riders don’t have to go slower f

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02 June 2019

Valentino Rossi’s traditional special Mugello helmet

Crowd favourite Valentino Rossi’s traditional special Mugello helmet was relatively restrained this year. Eschewing previous essays into narrative cartoons or ironic caricatures, Rossi’s special lid was based on the Italian red-white-and-green “Tricolore” flag. Rather tha

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02 June 2019

Zannoni with strong performance

The Honda-KTM duopoly in Moto3 may be coming under threat, with an impressive debut from Italian manufacturer TM. Wild card entry Kevin Zannone, in only his third GP. The 18-year-old Italian, currently making hay in the national CIV championship, ended up second-fastest, just

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02 June 2019

New MotoGP Top Speed Record of 356.7 km/h

Andrea Dovizioso set a new maximum speed record for MotoGP on Saturday morning, with a trap speed of 356.7 km/h (221.6 mph) fractionally faster than the 356.5 he recorded here last year. Mugello and the next track at Catalunya regularly have the highest top speeds, Our so that

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02 June 2019

Ducati Aero

Ducati’s latest aerodynamic enigma – a lower-rear-quadrant back wheel shield – was more in evidence on the second day at Mugello, with factory rider Danilo Petrucci exercising the add-on, which yesterday only test rider Michele Pirro had used. Asked about the difference,

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01 June 2019

Marquez takes pole from Quartararo at Mugello

Defending champion and points leader Marc Marquez played his last card perfectly at Mugello to claim his fourth pole of the season and the 84th in his career. He did it to the discomfort of title rival Andrea Dovizioso. The Winnnow Ducati rider, fighting through from Q1, had i

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01 June 2019

Aero in at Mugello

With generally the highest top speeds of the season … and the thrilling end-of-straight jump, Mugello puts a special emphasis on aerodynamics, and in MotoGP it showed. Nowhere more clearly than on the factory Aprilia, with a brand-new biplane fairing, taking up the option of

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01 June 2019

Injured Asian riders

The return of fast Japanese riders after a decade or more in abeyance was slightly interrupted in Italy, with one of the new brigade missing injured, alongside another of the rising tide from South-East Asia. Moto3 rookie Ai Ogura, with one top ten among three debut-season fin