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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

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01 June 2019

Petrucci and Miller in competition

Once again, former Pramac Ducati team-mates Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller will be racing each other on Sunday, as the pair vie for the second factory Ducati seat alongside Dovizioso for 2020. With almost all other riders on two-year contracts, as long as things remain equal

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01 June 2019

Dovi joins the 300 club

Andrea Dovizioso is set to become the third member of the 300 club on Sunday, joining Valentino Rossi and Loris Capirossi in clocking up 300 GP starts. He still has a little catching up to do, however, with Rossi moving on towards a record 400, if he starts every race this yea

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31 May 2019

Rookies fastest at free practice in Italian GP

It was Rookies’ Day again on the first day of free practice for Sunday’s Italian GP. But this time it wasn’t Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha) topping the table at the sunny Mugello circuit. Honours went instead to reigning Moto2 champion Pecco Bagnaia, on a year-old Prama

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28 May 2019

Sidecar qualifying at 2019 Isle of Man TT Races

After the rain on Monday, qualifying for the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy resumed on Tuesday evening with the Sidecars getting their first outing on the TT Mountain Course this year The Formula Two Sidecars went out just before 8.05pm and there was littl

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28 May 2019

QUALIFYING AT THE IOM TT RACES

After the rain on Monday, qualifying for the 2019 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy resumed on Tuesday evening with the 1000cc machines getting their first outing on the TT Mountain Course this year. Dean Harrison, continuing his form from Sunday’s Supersport se

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28 May 2019

Staring to race as Tingnote replacement in Thailand

Motul Pirelli Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) ace Bryan Staring (Kawasaki BCperformance) has confirmed that he will contest Round 3 of the 2019 Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) at Chang International Circuit (May 31- June 2), continuing in his role as an injury repla