Aleix Espargaro
Mar 23

MotoGP: Iannone Quickest As Crutchlow Crashes In Qatar Warm-Up

Andrea Iannone was quickest in the Qatar GP Warm-Up session. (Photo: Getty Images)

was quickest in the GP Warm-Up session. (Photo: Getty Images)

Pramac Racing’s Andrea Iannone may have qualified 11th on the grid for the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar but he was the pace setter in Warm-Up at Losail on Sunday evening.

The Italian sophomore was 0.054s quicker than his closest rival (NGM Forward Racing), topping the timesheet with a 1:55.657s lap as night descended on the track ahead of tonight’s racing.

Live coverage of the Grand Prix of Qatar can be seen on FOX Sports 1 today (Sunday, March 23) at 2:30 p.m. ET. The race can also be streamed via the FOX Sports Go App.

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Mar 21

MotoGP: Rossi Believes Factory Teams Are Suffocated By New Rules

Valentino Rossi was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

was 10th fastest in free practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

icon Valentino Rossi says that Yamaha and Honda have paid a heavy price for their search for excellence and dominance of .

And he is deeply worried for Sunday’s opening race of the 2014 season, claiming his Yamaha M1 is “at the limit” and beyond suffocated by new technical rules.

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Mar 21

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Tops All Three Qatar Practice Sessions

Alex Espargaro has led all three MotoGP practice sessions ahead of Sunday's Grand Prix of Qatar. (Photo: Getty Images)

Alex Espargaro has led all three practice sessions ahead of Sunday’s Grand Prix of . (Photo: Getty Images)

He has never won a grand prix in ten years of trying but is the man of the moment in MotoGP.

World championships? Zero against the name of Espargaro, now 24.

Yet Espargaro continued to dismantle the reputations of the superstars of MotoGP – , and amongst them – in the build-up to Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix.

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Mar 21

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Stays On Top As Pace Quickens In Qatar

Aleix Espargaro heads down a straight during free practice at Losail International Circuit in Qatar. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

heads down a straight during free practice at Losail International Circuit in . (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The FP2 practice for the riders at the Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar saw Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) on top again, with (Ducati Team) and Alvaro Baustista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) two and three.

Espargaro’s 1:54.989 best time was 0.2s better than he went in FP1 and was 0.3s quicker than his closest rival in this session as Dovizioso pushed hard on the GP14 in second.

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Mar 20

MotoGP: Aleix Espargaro Sets Pace As Action Commences In Qatar

Aleix Espargaro rounds the bend during first practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

rounds the bend during first practice at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)

Aleix Espargaro (NGM Forward Racing) set the pace in the opening FP1 session of the year for the premier class in , with Alvaro Baustista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini) and (Monster Yamaha Tech3) second and third respectively.

In the first Grand Prix practice session of the new ‘Open’ class era it was Espargaro in P1 with his Open entry Forward Yamaha with a 1:55.201 best lap, with Bautista 0.466s behind him. Espargaro’s pace was over 0.3s slower than he went in testing here two weeks ago.

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