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MotoGP silly season….an early look at how the grid could lineup in 2012


The MotoGP season silly is in full swing at the minute with the majority of riders out of contract at the end of the season. Even so there looks set to be fluidity in the rider market with little changes … Continue reading

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Stoner holds off Lorenzo to claim Jerez victory


Casey Stoner could not put his arm pump woes from Qatar behind him at the Spanish Grand Prix but the reigning champion still managed to claim his first victory of the season. The reigning world champion was plagued by the … Continue reading

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Late charging Lorenzo claims Jerez pole


Rain threatened to interrupt proceedings throughout the hour long MotoGP qualifying session but ultimately had little impact on proceedings with spots of rain falling after 25 minutes before passing. With imposing clouds overhead it seemed necessary for the riders to … Continue reading

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Silva leads the way in pointless FP1


A rain shower just as the riders were due to start opening practice ahead of Sunday’s Spanish MotoGP race made the 45 minute all but irrelevant with only eight riders venturing onto the Jerez circuit. Only three riders set a … Continue reading

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Lorenzo waits until five minutes to midnight to claim desert spoils


The new MotoGP season opened with Jorge Lorenzo claiming a superb victory under Qatar night sky at the Losail International Circuit. The Spaniard, riding for Yamaha, took a hard fought win after a race long battle with the Repsol Hondas … Continue reading

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Lorenzo pounces late to claim Qatar GP victory


With Casey Stoner suffering from arm pump in the closing stages of the Qatar Grand Prix Jorge Lorenzo pounced to claim the victory. The 2010 world champion converted his pole position into an early lead before Stoner moved to the … Continue reading

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Last gasp Lorenzo tops the times in FP3


After trailing Casey Stoner in the opening sessions Jorge Lorenzo topped the timesheets in FP3 ahead of the season opening Qatar Grand Prix. The night session was illuminated by some thrilling on track action with Cal Crutchlow setting the fastest … Continue reading

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