Friday, December 13, 2013

The 2014 MotoGP calendar

motogp 2014

RoundDateGrand PrixCircuit
123-MarQatarLosail International Circuit, Doha
213-AprAmericasCircuit of the Americas, Austin
327-AprArgentinaAutódromo Termas de Río Hondo, Santiago del Estero
44-MaySpain Circuito de Jerez, Jerez de la Frontera1
518-MayFranceLe Mans Bugatti
61-JunItalyMugello Circuit, Mugello
715-JunCatalunyaCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló
828-JunNetherlandsTT Circuit Assen, Assen
913-JulGermanySachsenring, Hohenstein-Ernstthal
1010-AugIndianapolis GPIndianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis
1117-AugCzech RepublicMasaryk Circuit, Brno
1231-AugGreat BritainSilverstone Circuit, Silverstone
1314-SepSan Marino & Riviera di RiminiMisano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano Adriatico
1421-SepAragonMotorland Aragón, Alcañiz
1528-SepBrazil (STH)Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet, Brasília2
1612-OctMalaysiaSepang International Circuit, Selangor
1719-OctJapanTwin Ring Motegi, Motegi
1826-OctAustraliaPhillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Phillip Island
199-NovValenciaCircuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Valentino Rossi form Moto3 team

VR46 Moto3 team

Starting with 2014, Rossi will contribute towards a project which will focus on propelling the careers of young riders on international circuits. This comes after a deal was struck between Sky and VR46, the company owned by the nine-time World Champion.

The team, of which Sky will be the principal sponsor, will race with KTM machinery and has already forwarded an official entry application to MotoGP™ governing body the FIM and commercial rights holder Dorna Sports in order to participate in the Moto3™ class.

For the debut season, the new two rider squad is expected to field two competitive KTM Moto3 machines, and with all probability Romano Fenati will be at the helm of one of the bikes while Rossi’s step brother Luca Marini could be riding the second, if he doesn’t decide to continue to ride in the CEV to gain more experience, with a couple of programmed wildcard appearances in Moto3.

VR46 Moto3 team  

VR46 Moto3 team    
VR46 Moto3 team

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Electric Scooter For 2014

BMW Electric Scooter

BMW Electric Scooter

The highlights at a glance:

• Innovative electric drive system via drivetrain swing arm with liquid-cooled permanent magnet synchronous motor, toothed belt and ring gearing.
• Rated power output 11 kW (homologated according to ECE R85) and 35 kW peak output.
• Maximum torque 72 Nm (53 lb-ft).
• Top speed 120 km/h (75 mph).
• Acceleration 0 – 50 km/h (31 mph) in 2.7 s.
• Acceleration 0 – 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2 s.
• High range of 100 kilometres (62 miles) in practical operation.
• 4 ride modes available to choose from: Road, Eco Pro, Sail and Dynamic..
• • High-voltage battery with high capacity of 8 kWh and innovative air cooling.
• Intelligent recuperation when coasting and when braking.
• Recharged from the domestic mains supply.
• Takes just 4 h to charge to 100 % capacity at 220V / 12A (220V / 16A = 3 h).

Suzuki e-let's

Suzuki e-let's

The e-Let's has been developed as an electric scooter which realizes low noise, low vibration, and zero-emission environmental performance. Its aim was to familiarize a practical electric scooter which a user of an engine scooter can switch to without any hesitation.
Based on the Let’s4 Basket, a 50cm3 scooter favored for its user-friendliness, the e-Let’s has combined a high-performance in-wheel motor with regenerative braking capability and a lithium-ion battery. In addition to a typical smooth acceleration and nimble performance of an electric scooter, it realized a curb weight*2 that is 2kg less than that of the Let’s4 Basket.

Honda Ev-neo

Honda Ev-neo

The EV-neo is a battery electric scooter. It operates using a 2.8kw motor and a Lithium-ion battery. The EV-neo has a range of 34km at 30km/h on level ground* The regular charger takes the battery from zero charge to a full charge in approximately 3.5 hours** and is a highly portable unit that fits neatly in the cargo space beneath the seat of the EV-neo. The rapid charger fully charges the EV-neo in approximately 30 minutes

Smart Electric Scooter

Smart Electric Scooter

To rehash the features of the silent plug-in runabout, a 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack stored down low behind your feet supplies juice to a 4-kW (i.e. 5.4 horsepower) wheel-hub electric motor at the rear wheel. Top speed is listed at 45 km/h or 28 mph – a choice by Smart that allows the scooter to be driven on streets in many countries before one has a driver's license.


Vertrix VT-1

The VT-1 plugs into standard 220V/110V outlets via a 10-foot braided cord residing under the seat. Charging times are three hours from zero to 80% while zero-to-full charging times range from four to six hours depending on batter configuration. Instead of a belt or chain the VT-1 is propelled by its Planetary Gear Drive system which is a 3-to-1 reduction gear drive.


Hero Electric Scooter

Peugeot e-Vivacity

Peugeot e-Vivacity

Peugeot Scooters Launches its new Scooter e-Vivacity Using Saft Lithium-ion Batteries

Leo Electric Scooter

Leo Electric Scooter

Leo Motors to Develop Electric Scooters for Brazil

yogo Electric Scooter

Yogo Electric Scooter

The 1.5kW motor is run by a 30A controller unit which is powered by a fully detachable 20A 52V LiFePO4 battery that weighs 11kg and fits neatly under the seat, and a spare battery can be carried easily on the scooter. econogo says that 100cc and under petrol engines account for 45 percent of the 140,000 powered two-wheelers sold each year in the UK, so it is targeting a healthy market.

Volkswagen E-Scooter

Volkswagen E-Scooter

The E-Scooter has a range of almost 40 km (24.8 miles) and a maximum top speed of 48 km/h (30 mph). The moped is powered by a nickel-metal-hydride battery so small and light that you can remove it from the vehicle and recharge it in your house.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Motogp Round 18

GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana

spanish national flag

10 November 2013

GP Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana

Comunitat Valenciana

Circuit info

Comunitat Valenciana

Length: 4.005 m / 2.489 miles

Width: 12m

Left corners: 9

Right corners: 5

Longest straight: 876 m / 0.544 miles

Constructed: 1999


Race Length:         MotoGP    Moto2     Moto3
Laps           2/3 of laps         Total Distance
30               -            120.2 km - 74.7 miles


The Circuito de la Comunitat Valenciana was completed in 1999 and held rounds of the MotoGP and Spanish Motorcycle Championships in the same year. The Cheste track has several layouts, running anti-clockwise with varying lengths. MotoGP events are held on a 4km track comprising of five right handed corners, eight left handers and a 650m straight. Although the track is regarded as quite small, the pit complex contains 48 garages whilst the stadium style grandstands can seat up to 150,000 spectators. The circuit layout which allows all parts of the circuit to be seen from any stand helps to create a unique atmosphere enjoyed by Spanish and international riders alike and as the last race of the season there is always a party feeling to the Grand Prix, which was voted best GP of 2005 by IRTA.

MotoGP Race Classification 2012 

Cheste, Sunday, November 11, 2012

12526Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda14948'23.819
22021Katsuyuki NAKASUGAJPNYamaha Factory RacingYamaha14737.661
3161Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda TeamHonda145.9+1'00.633
41319Alvaro BAUTISTASPASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda145.8+1'02.811
51151Michele PIRROITASan Carlo Honda GresiniFTR144.6+1'26.608
6104Andrea DOVIZIOSOITAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha144.5+1'30.423
7917Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati144.4+1'31.789
889Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter143.51 Lap
9777James ELLISONGBRPaul Bird MotorsportART143.11 Lap
10646Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati142.91 Lap
11541Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART141.11 Lap
12414Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART138.32 Laps
13373Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNAvintia BlusensBQR136.72 Laps
1425Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingSuter132.63 Laps

MotoGP Qualifying Nr. 2 Classification 

Cheste, Saturday, November 09, 2013

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
193Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda320.81'30.237
299Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha318.11'30.5770.340 / 0.340
326Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda323.51'30.6630.426 / 0.086
446Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha3171'30.9200.683 / 0.257
535Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha318.31'31.1130.876 / 0.193
638Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha313.81'31.2010.964 / 0.088
719Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda3191'31.5941.357 / 0.393
86Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda3231'31.6381.401 / 0.044
94Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati3151'31.7181.481 / 0.080
1069Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati314.51'31.8701.633 / 0.152
1129Andrea IANNONEITAEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati314.61'31.9631.726 / 0.093
129Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter301.31'33.1162.879 / 1.153

Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team
Marc Marquez, BMW M Award Winner
Lorenzo, Marquez, Pedrosa, Yamaha Fatory Racing, Repsol Honda Team

Moto2 Qualifying Classification

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
140Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex267.81'34.957
23Simone CORSIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up264.81'35.2750.318 / 0.318
381Jordi TORRESSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter264.91'35.3520.395 / 0.077
480Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex263.51'35.3590.402 / 0.007
512Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2Suter265.21'35.3630.406 / 0.004
618Nicolas TEROLSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter265.71'35.3630.406
715Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up267.11'35.3970.440 / 0.034
85Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter261.81'35.4120.455 / 0.015
919Xavier SIMEONBELMaptaq SAG Zelos TeamKalex264.21'35.4690.512 / 0.057
1030Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex264.71'35.6080.651 / 0.139

Jordi Torres, Aspar Team
Pol Espargaro, Tuenti HP 40
Simone Corsi, NGM Mobile Racing

Moto3 Qualifying Classification

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
142Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM2201'39.459
239Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM222.21'39.4750.016 / 0.016
325Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM223.81'39.7440.285 / 0.269
494Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM220.71'39.8360.377 / 0.092
58Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology - RTGFTR Honda220.41'40.0430.584 / 0.207
623Niccolò ANTONELLIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda221.41'40.3650.906 / 0.322
712Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM226.21'40.4741.015 / 0.109
810Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldFTR Honda221.11'40.5811.122 / 0.107
963Zulfahmi KHAIRUDDINMALRed Bull KTM AjoKTM2241'40.6271.168 / 0.046
107Efren VAZQUEZSPAMahindra RacingMahindra222.41'40.6301.171 / 0.003

Alex Rins, Estrella Galicia 0,0
Luis Salom, Red Bull KTM Ajo
Maverick Viñales, Team Calvo

Race Day 

10 November 2013

MotoGP Valencia RAC

Alvaro Bautista, GO&FUN Honda Gresini, Valencia RAC
Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team, Valencia RAC
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Valencia RAC
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Valencia RAC
Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing, Valencia RAC
Pedrosa, Marquez, Lorenzo, Repsol Honda Team, Yamaha Factory Racing, 

MotoGP Race Classification 

12599Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha156.146'10.302
22026Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda155.9+3.934
31693Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda155.7+7.357
41346Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha155.5+10.579
51119Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda155.2+14.965
6106Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda154.7+24.399
7938Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha154.5+29.043
8869Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati153.9+39.893
974Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati153.1+53.196
10651Michele PIRROITADucati Test TeamDucati152.6+1'02.983
11541Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART152.5+1'04.197
1248Hector BARBERASPAAvintia BlusensFTR152.4+1'06.826
13371Claudio CORTIITANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki152.2+1'11.481
1429Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter152.0+1'13.643
1515Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki151.5+1'24.249
167Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNAvintia BlusensFTR151.0+1'33.010
1770Michael LAVERTYGBRPaul Bird MotorsportART150.31 Lap
1823Luca SCASSAITACardion AB MotoracingART150.21 Lap
1967Bryan STARINGAUSGO&FUN Honda GresiniFTR Honda150.21 Lap
2045Martin BAUERAUTRemus Racing TeamS&B Suter147.71 Lap


Pole Lap:Marc MARQUEZ1'30.237159.7 Km/h
Fastest Lap:Lap: 22Dani PEDROSA1'31.628157.3 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:2013Dani PEDROSA1'31.628157.3 Km/h
Best Lap:2013Marc MARQUEZ1'30.237159.7 Km/h


Johann Zarco, Came IodaRacing Project, Valencia RAC
Jordi Torres, Aspar Team Moto2, Valencia RAC
Nico Terol, Aspar Team Moto2, Valencia RAC
Torres, Terol, Zarco, Aspar Team Moto2, Came IodaRacing Project

Moto2 Race Classification 

12518Nicolas TEROLSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter149.443'24.972
22081Jordi TORRESSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter149.24.047
3165Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter1495.993
4133Simone CORSIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up1495.994
51180Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex148.98.316
61015Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up148.810.596
7912Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2Suter148.711.219
8895Anthony WESTAUSQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up148.712.334
9754Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up148.613.383
10677Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter148.614.609


Pole Lap:Pol ESPARGARO1'34.957151.8 Km/h
Fastest Lap:Lap: 12Jordi TORRES1'35.694150.6 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:2013Jordi TORRES1'35.694150.6 Km/h

Moto3 Race Classification 

12525Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM143.440'12.463
22094Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM143.40.186
31642Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM143.40.187
41312Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM142.613.666
5117Efren VAZQUEZSPAMahindra RacingMahindra142.613.708
61010Alexis MASBOUFRAOngetta-RivacoldFTR Honda141.728.587
7932Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda141.728.776
8822Ana CARRASCOSPATeam CalvoKTM141.728.794
9765Philipp OETTLGERInterwetten Paddock Moto3Kalex KTM141.728.953
10644Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra141.729.185


Pole Lap:Alex RINS1'39.459144.9 Km/h
Fastest Lap:Lap: 7Luis SALOM1'39.744144.5 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:2013Luis SALOM1'39.744144.5 Km/h
Best Lap:2013Alex RINS1'39.459144.9 Km/h
Best Lap:2013Pol ESPARGARO1'34.957151.8 Km/h

Alex Rins, Estrella Galicia 0,0, Valencia RAC
Jonas Folger, Mapfre Aspar Team Moto3, Valencia RAC
Maverick Viñales, Team Calvo, Valencia RAC

MotoGP World Standing 2013

1Marc MARQUEZHondaSPA334
2Jorge LORENZOYamahaSPA330
3Dani PEDROSAHondaSPA300
4Valentino ROSSIYamahaITA237
6Alvaro BAUTISTAHondaSPA171
7Stefan BRADLHondaGER156
8Andrea DOVIZIOSODucatiITA140
9Nicky HAYDENDucatiUSA126
10Bradley SMITHYamahaGBR116
12Andrea IANNONEDucatiITA57
13Michele PIRRODucatiITA56
14Colin EDWARDSFTR KawasakiUSA41
17Danilo PETRUCCIIoda-SuterITA26
18Yonny HERNANDEZDucatiCOL21
19Claudio CORTIFTR KawasakiITA14
21Ben SPIESDucatiUSA9
22Katsuyuki NAKASUGAYamahaJPN5

Moto2 World Standing 2013

2Scott REDDINGKalexGBR225
3Esteve RABATKalexSPA215
4Mika KALLIOKalexFIN187
5Dominique AEGERTERSuterSWI157
6Thomas LUTHISuterSWI155
7Nicolas TEROLSuterSPA150
8Takaaki NAKAGAMIKalexJPN148
9Johann ZARCOSuterFRA139
10Jordi TORRESSuterSPA126

Moto3 World Standing 2013

5Jonas FOLGERKalex KTMGER183
6Miguel OLIVEIRAMahindraPOR150
8Alexis MASBOUFTR HondaFRA94
9Efren VAZQUEZMahindraSPA82
10Romano FENATIFTR HondaITA73

Paddock Girls

Paddock Girls

Paddock Girls

Paddock Girls

Paddock Girls
Paddock Girls

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Motogp Round 17

AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Japanese national bird - Green Pheasant

AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan


Circuit info

           Motegi Circuit 

Circuit info

Length: 4.801 m / 2.983 miles

Width: 15m

Left corners: 6

Right corners: 8

Longest straight: 762 m / 0.473 miles

Constructed: 1997

Modified: 1997

Race Length:         MotoGP    Moto2    Moto3
Laps        2/3 of laps               Total Distance
24              -                       115.2 km - 71.6 miles


Located amongst the vast natural beauty of the northern Kanto district, the twin ring circuit at Motegi in Japan consists of a 1.5 mile oval and a 2.9 mile road course constructed to international standards. Built by Honda as the ultimate test facility in August 1997, the road circuit became home to MotoGP in 2000 whilst the oval is designed to introduce American motorsports culture to the country.

Twin Ring Motegi is a major attraction for motorsports fans all year round as it is the venue for the Honda Collection Hall, a museum which houses an illustrious collection of motorcycle, car and racing machines from throughout the ages. The complex also includes a safety and riding school, dirt track, go-karts, hotel, restaurant, shops and event halls and currently employs some 300 staff.

MotoGP Race Classification 2012

Motegi, Sunday, October 14, 2012

12526Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda162.642'31.569
22099Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha162.34.275
31619Alvaro BAUTISTASPASan Carlo Honda GresiniHonda162.16.752
4134Andrea DOVIZIOSOITAMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha161.516.397
5111Casey STONERAUSRepsol Honda TeamHonda161.320.566
6106Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda16124.567
7946Valentino ROSSIITADucati TeamDucati160.926.072
8869Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati160.336.724
9721Katsuyuki NAKASUGAJPNYamaha YSP Racing TeamYamaha160.336.794
1068Hector BARBERASPAPramac Racing TeamDucati158.2+1'10.729
11517Karel ABRAHAMCZECardion AB MotoracingDucati157.9+1'15.658
12441Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART157.5+1'22.769
1335Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingSuter157.3+1'24.968
14277James ELLISONGBRPaul Bird MotorsportART157.1+1'29.388
15151Michele PIRROITASan Carlo Honda GresiniFTR156.8+1'34.612
1684Roberto ROLFOITASpeed MasterART155.8+1'50.853

MotoGP Qualifying Classification 2013

Motegi, Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
199Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha293.81'53.471
293Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda301.51'54.1290.658 / 0.658
369Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati293.71'54.5391.068 / 0.410
426Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda300.81'54.5421.071 / 0.003
546Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha295.81'54.7321.261 / 0.190
64Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati295.81'55.0361.565 / 0.304
719Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda299.61'55.1351.664 / 0.099
86Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda2991'55.6102.139 / 0.475
941Aleix ESPARGAROSPAPower Electronics AsparART288.71'55.7192.248 / 0.109
1068Yonny HERNANDEZCOLIgnite Pramac RacingDucati294.21'55.9982.527 / 0.279
1135Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha293.71'56.0582.587 / 0.060
1221Katsuyuki NAKASUGAJPNYamaha YSP Racing TeamYamaha2941'56.1252.654 / 0.067
1338Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha289.31'57.1143.643 / 0.989
145Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki284.21'57.2973.826 / 0.183
1529Andrea IANNONEITAEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati288.91'57.3473.876 / 0.050
169Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter281.81'57.5404.069 / 0.193
1714Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART281.71'57.7154.244 / 0.175
187Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNAvintia BlusensFTR287.61'57.9944.523 / 0.279
1970Michael LAVERTYGBRPaul Bird MotorsportART283.71'58.5405.069 / 0.546
2023Luca SCASSAITACardion AB MotoracingART281.91'58.8025.331 / 0.262
2171Claudio CORTIITANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki282.31'59.6176.146 / 0.815
228Hector BARBERASPAAvintia BlusensFTR284.41'59.6466.175 / 0.029
2350Damian CUDLINAUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM280.52'00.9827.511 / 1.336
67Bryan STARINGAUSGO&FUN Honda GresiniFTR Honda274.92'02.7129.241 / 1.730
52Lukas PESEKCZECame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter277.92'02.9329.461 / 0.220
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Motegi

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Motegi 

Nicky Hayden, Ducati Team, Motegi QP 1
Marquez, Lorenzo, Hayden, Repsol Honda Team, Yamaha Factory Racing, Ducati Team,

Moto2 Qualifying Classification 2013

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
136Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex253.62'01.248
219Xavier SIMEONBELMaptaq SAG Zelos TeamKalex245.62'01.4520.204 / 0.204
35Johann ZARCOFRACame Iodaracing ProjectSuter247.82'01.4840.236 / 0.032
43Simone CORSIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up2492'01.5010.253 / 0.017
597Rafid Topan SUCIPTOINAQMMF Racing TeamSpeed Up246.72'01.7330.485 / 0.232
680Esteve RABATSPATuenti HP 40Kalex251.92'02.1030.855 / 0.370
740Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex250.72'02.1660.918 / 0.063
877Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter246.22'02.1690.921 / 0.003
952Danny KENTGBRTech 3Tech 3248.52'02.2551.007 / 0.086
1054Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up247.12'02.4051.157 / 0.150
Mika Kallio, Marc VDS Racing Team,

Moto2 Motegi QP

Moto2 Motegi QP

Moto3 Qualifying Classification 2013

Pos.Num.RiderNationTeamBikeKm/hTimeGap 1st/Prev.
142Alex RINSSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM209.32'09.387
225Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM209.22'10.3100.923 / 0.923
312Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM212.82'10.3130.926 / 0.003
439Luis SALOMSPARed Bull KTM AjoKTM212.82'10.6561.269 / 0.343
58Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology - RTGFTR Honda209.12'10.6711.284 / 0.015
632Isaac VIÑALESSPAOngetta-Centro SetaFTR Honda205.72'10.8811.494 / 0.210
723Niccolò ANTONELLIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda206.52'11.0111.624 / 0.130
891Hiroki ONOJPNHonda Team AsiaHonda210.12'11.0571.670 / 0.046
994Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM210.42'11.2231.836 / 0.166
1033Sena YAMADAJPNTeam Plus One & EnduranceHonda203.12'11.5182.131 / 0.295

Alex Rins, Estrella Galicia 0,0, Motegi QP

Moto3 Motegi QP

Moto3 Motegi QP

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Lorenzo masters wet Motegi for crucial pole

Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo delivered a great performance in an extended Motegi qualifying session to take pole position for Sunday’s race.
Following Friday’s cancellation of practice sessions due to weather conditions at the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan, the premier class riders were given a special 75-minute qualifying heat on Saturday afternoon.

Defending World Champion Lorenzo made full use of the extended session, getting straight out onto the wet circuit to start working on his race set up. Having initially swapped top spot with rival Marc Marquez early in the session he then dropped down the timesheets.

After some work on set-up he was back, rising quickly to second after a third of the time had gone, 0.1s from Marquez on top. The P1 position continued to change hands until with 15 minutes to go, when Lorenzo put the hammer down and delivered a perfect 1’53.965 lap to go over half a second clear.

Whilst his rivals were able to improve, so was he, dropping even further to a 1’53.471 in the final seconds to secure pole 0.65s ahead of Marquez.

“I’m really happy,” reflected Lorenzo. “It was not so simple because my last memory of the rain was Assen. At the beginning I was a little bit scared and didn't want to crash. We were lucky to have the extended qualifying time to get used to the track. Little by little I got confidence and finally I felt really good with the bike and the grip of the track, especially under braking. It doesn't matter if it’s wet or dry tomorrow, it’s not my problem to think about it, I have to ride in whatever conditions we have. A wet race would be better for the championship though!”

His teammate Valentino Rossi was also looking comfortable around the Motegi circuit. The nine-time World Champion was one of the few who climbed to the top of the timesheets early in the session with a 1’59.304. He continued to be a key protagonist, regularly swapping positions in the top four places with his rivals.

With 30 minutes remaining Rossi had taken provisional second on the grid, just 0.12s from Pedrosa on pole. The last minutes as usual saw a flurry of activity as his teammate took a stunning pole position. Rossi eventually took fifth place at the end of the session with a 1’54.732 second lap.

The Italian later stated, “The result is not so bad, I hoped to arrive on the front row, I’m not so far but I am behind. I was in a better shape when it was full wet and felt better with the bike. When there was less water on the track and some places were quite dry I was able to improve my time a little but not enough for the front row. Tomorrow will be a surprise because if it is dry we will have to make the best set up in the morning warm up and try to arrive competitively for the race.”

Ben Spies announces retirement from racing

Ducati and Ben Spies have announced that the American is to retire from racing competition. The Ignite Pramac Racing rider has competed in only two MotoGP™ races so far this season in a year heavily affected by injuries.
Ducati Motor Holding and Ben Spies announced today that the American will not be racing in 2014 after the parties reached agreement to resolve Ben’s current contract with the Italian racing manufacturer,’ reads a Saturday statement.

‘The 29-year-old Texan had signed a two-year agreement with Ducati at the end of last season to race in MotoGP™ in 2013 and 2014 as part of the factory-supported Ignite Pramac Racing Team.’

Having injured his right shoulder while competing with Yamaha Factory Racing in the 2012 Malaysian Grand Prix, Spies required further rehabilitation this year and suffered a further setback when he crashed in free practice at Indianapolis.

‘The resulting operations on both shoulders have left Spies feeling that his physical ability to ride next year remains in question and a decision was jointly made by Ducati and Ben to release Ben from any requirement to race in 2014,’ the statement adds.

Ben Spies

Ben Spies:

“I had such high hopes for racing for Ducati and Ducati has been incredibly supportive of me during this challenging year, so I am tremendously disappointed that I have not been able to fulfill my personal goals and team goals with Ducati. I want to thank everyone from racing organizations, factories, teams and all my fans for helping me and supporting me throughout my career. I never dreamed that I would reach the level of success that I have over the past 20 years of racing, but the time has come to stop and I do so with great sadness.”

Mary Spies, mother and manager to Ben:

“Wherever Ben has raced over the years - from AMA Superbike to World Superbike to MotoGP™ - he has always felt the warmth and appreciation of the organizers, circuits, teams and fans. We are so grateful to them for their support.”

Paolo Ciabatti, Ducati MotoGP Project Director:

“We had high expectations when Ben joined Ducati in MotoGP™ this year and we really hoped that he would fully recover from his Indianapolis crash injuries and continue to race for us in the future However, we understand the reasons for his decision and respect them. It is really a shame for our sport that Ben will not be racing anymore because in our opinion he is one of the most talented riders in the world. We will miss him and wish him all the best for his future life.”

Hayden on front row for penultimate Ducati race

Former MotoGP™ World Champion Nicky Hayden showed his quality with a strong performance in the 75 minute qualifying practice at the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan on Saturday.
The American rider secured first front row start for over a year and in his usual affable manner was quick to thank his team and fans, having qualified third.

Hayden adapted well to the unusual conditions, riding smoothly on a wet track which dried slightly towards the end of a specially rescheduled 75 minute QP. The riders went straight into qualifying having seen all free practices cancelled due to weather conditions at Motegi.

The 2006 MotoGP™ title winner occupied the provisional pole spot earlier in the session and his best time of 1’54.539 was enough to eventually take third, with pole man Jorge Lorenzo and championship leader Marc Marquez the only riders to outpace him.

It is Hayden’s best qualifying result since the Jerez 2012 round and gives him a shot at a good race result in his penultimate appearance on the Ducati - before moving to Power Electronics Aspar to ride a Honda again in 2014.

On his QP fortunes he stated, "It was better for me than usual as I was able to get on the front row. I’m a little bitter not to get pole as it looked like I could for a while, but I knew that these guys (Lorenzo and Marquez) would bring something extra and they did. As the track dried out I did not really improve. In the wet we don’t have the same problems we have in the dry, the turning, the chatter, the wheelies they disappear and our bike works really well in the wet."

The 32 year-old added, "Anyway, it’s a front row so we need to enjoy it, we need to take advantage of that and have a good race. Thanks to my team for working as hard as ever in a very difficult moment for all of us, with many changes. Thanks also to the Japanese fans who have endured a hard weekend so far, we want to put on a good show for them on Sunday."

Race Day

Motegi, Sunday, October 27, 2013

MotoGP Motegi RAC
Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda Team, Motegi RAC
MotoGP Motegi RAC

MotoGP Motegi RAC

Nicky Hayden, Ducati Team, Motegi RAC

Stefan Bradl, LCR Honda MotoGP, Motegi FP
Valentino Rossi, Yamaha Factory Racing

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Motegi RAC

Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing, Motegi RAC

MotoGP Race Classification

12599Jorge LORENZOSPAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha162.342'34.291
22093Marc MARQUEZSPARepsol Honda TeamHonda162.13.188
31626Dani PEDROSASPARepsol Honda TeamHonda162.14.592
41319Alvaro BAUTISTASPAGO&FUN Honda GresiniHonda161.119.755
5116Stefan BRADLGERLCR Honda MotoGPHonda160.922.81
61046Valentino ROSSIITAYamaha Factory RacingYamaha160.824.637
7935Cal CRUTCHLOWGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha160.627.496
8838Bradley SMITHGBRMonster Yamaha Tech 3Yamaha160.430.969
9769Nicky HAYDENUSADucati TeamDucati16037.01
1064Andrea DOVIZIOSOITADucati TeamDucati159.742.944
11521Katsuyuki NAKASUGAJPNYamaha YSP Racing TeamYamaha15953.345
1245Colin EDWARDSUSANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki158.4+1'03.213
13314Randy DE PUNIETFRAPower Electronics AsparART158.2+1'06.840
14229Andrea IANNONEITAEnergy T.I. Pramac RacingDucati158.1+1'08.218
15168Yonny HERNANDEZCOLIgnite Pramac RacingDucati157.5+1'18.240
168Hector BARBERASPAAvintia BlusensFTR157.5+1'19.108
177Hiroshi AOYAMAJPNAvintia BlusensFTR157.3+1'21.174
189Danilo PETRUCCIITACame IodaRacing ProjectIoda-Suter156.8+1'30.546
1970Michael LAVERTYGBRPaul Bird MotorsportART153.7+2'23.358
2071Claudio CORTIITANGM Mobile Forward RacingFTR Kawasaki154.41 Lap
2150Damian CUDLINAUSPaul Bird MotorsportPBM153.41 Lap
2267Bryan STARINGAUSGO&FUN Honda GresiniFTR Honda153.21 Lap


Pole Lap:Jorge LORENZO1'53.471152.3 Km/h
Fastest Lap:Lap: 16Jorge LORENZO1'45.736163.4 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:2012Dani PEDROSA1'45.589163.6 Km/h
Best Lap:2012Jorge LORENZO1'44.969164.6 Km/h

Moto2 Race Classification 

12540Pol ESPARGAROSPATuenti HP 40Kalex152.928'15.162
22036Mika KALLIOFINMarc VDS Racing TeamKalex152.81.344
31612Thomas LUTHISWIInterwetten Paddock Moto2Suter152.63.379
41319Xavier SIMEONBELMaptaq SAG Zelos TeamKalex152.18.42
51160Julian SIMONSPAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex15210.315
61018Nicolas TEROLSPAAspar Team Moto2Suter151.911.364
7915Alex DE ANGELISRSMNGM Mobile Forward RacingSpeed Up151.712.718
8877Dominique AEGERTERSWITechnomag carXpertSuter151.515.609
9730Takaaki NAKAGAMIJPNItaltrans Racing TeamKalex151.218.414
10654Mattia PASINIITANGM Mobile RacingSpeed Up15120.679


Pole Lap:Mika KALLIO2'01.248142.5 Km/h
Fastest Lap:Lap: 9Pol ESPARGARO1'52.028154.2 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:2012Pol ESPARGARO1'51.100155.5 Km/h
Best Lap:2012Pol ESPARGARO1'50.886155.8 Km/h

Moto2 Motegi RAC1
Pol Espargaro,

Mika Kallio, Marc VDS Racing Team, Motegi 
2013 Moto2 World Champion Pol Espargaro, Tuenti HP 40, Motegi RAC2
2013 Moto2 World Champion Pol Espargaro, Tuenti HP 40, Motegi RAC2

Moto3 Race Classification

12512Alex MARQUEZSPAEstrella Galicia 0,0KTM144.839'45.953
22025Maverick VIÑALESSPATeam CalvoKTM144.80.027
31694Jonas FOLGERGERMapfre Aspar Team Moto3Kalex KTM144.47.75
41344Miguel OLIVEIRAPORMahindra RacingMahindra143.915.889
5115Romano FENATIITASan Carlo Team ItaliaFTR Honda143.718.323
6108Jack MILLERAUSCaretta Technology - RTGFTR Honda143.718.432
7917John MCPHEEGBRCaretta Technology - RTGFTR Honda143.718.439
8831Niklas AJOFINAvant TecnoKTM143.325.608
9723Niccolò ANTONELLIITAGO&FUN Gresini Moto3FTR Honda143.325.95
10641Brad BINDERRSAAmbrogio RacingMahindra142.932.933


Pole Lap:Alex RINS2'09.387133.5 Km/h
Fastest Lap:Lap: 11Alex MARQUEZ1'58.380146.0 Km/h
Circuit Record Lap:2013Alex MARQUEZ1'58.380146.0 Km/h
Best Lap:2012Danny KENT1'58.371146.0 Km/h

Moto3 Motegi RAC

Moto3 Motegi RAC

Alex Marquez, Estrella Galicia 0,0, Motegi FP
Jonas Folger, Mapfre Aspar Team Moto2, Motegi FP

Maverick Viñales, Team Calvo, Motegi FP

Viñales, Marquez, Folger, Team Calvo, Estrella Galicia 0,0, Mapfre Aspar Team

Paddock Girls

AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan2

AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan2

AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan2

AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan2
AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan2

AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan2

AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan2

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Lorenzo delighted to take title fight to final round

Reigning MotoGP™ World Champion Jorge Lorenzo delivered a vintage performance at Motegi on Sunday, to ensure he did not relinquish his premier class title at the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan.
Riding impeccably from pole position the Majorcan rider led the race from start to finish over the 24 lap contest, eventually crossing the finishing line 3.188s ahead of Marc Marquez - to take the title fight to Valencia.
Afterwards he enthused, “Looking at the race classification all the top five after me were Honda riders and normally this track is better for them. So winning at Honda’s home track with Yamaha’s 200th victory in the MotoGP class, when we also took a risk with the soft tyre, was a pleasure. It was a hard race physically but I kept my concentration and I really wanted this victory.”
The Yamaha Factory Racing rider and his crew made a last minute switch to an extra soft tyre option shortly before the race and the gamble paid off.
Lorenzo explained, “We made the decision late on because just before the race the temperature was 10 degrees warmer than in morning practice and I felt better on the softer tyres. I think it was the right choice for me on the Yamaha but maybe for the Hondas they were better on a different tyre.”
Lorenzo’s 51st career victory means the gap between him and Marquez is reduced to 13 points in the standings with just one race remaining. 
Looking forward to the season finale in two weeks time Lorenzo knows he will still be in the hunt at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana. 
“When you look at the Moto3 and Moto2 races today you never know what can happen,” said the 26 year-old. “Until we finish racing we know the championship is not over. I’m not the leading rider so it’s not all up to me, so let’s see how our strategy is at Valencia. I am the rider with the most victories in 2013 and that’s very important.”
Lorenzo’s stunning victory in Japan was his seventh in 2013 and marks the 111th time he has stood on the podium in Grand Prix racing. Meanwhile, Marquez has six wins to his name this year.

Bautista equals best result of 2013

Alvaro Bautista matched his best finish of the season so far by coming home fourth in Sunday’s AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan, equaling his results of Laguna Seca and MotorLand Aragón

Bautista started seventh on the grid at Twin Ring Motegi, slipstreaming his way past LCR Honda MotoGP’s Stefan Bradl for fourth position as Lap 8 commenced.

“After such a strange weekend with everything that has happened and the two crashes – one yesterday and one this morning – the race was more than positive,” the Spaniard commented on Sunday afternoon. “I felt comfortable with the bike this morning but the crash definitely didn't help and the start wasn't perfect either.

“I hadn't done a single lap with the front tyre, so I wasn't sure how it would feel or how hard I could push it. but I built my rhythm up, made some passes and picked up a solid fourth place that could perhaps have been something more if we'd had a better start. Anyway, it is a good finish to a chaotic weekend and that is the most important thing.

“We have consolidated sixth place in the championship and now we need to keep working to take the next step with Showa, Nissin and Honda. We owe it to everybody that supports us, but especially GO&FUN.”

With just a single event remaining in the campaign, Bautista’s advantage over Bradl – who missed the previous two races through injury – is 14 World Championship points as the duo continue to fight it out for sixth place in the riders’ standings.

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Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana  (Spain)


Sunday, November 10, 2013