British GP
Aug 31

Marquez Leads FP3 As Crutchlow Crashes Twice

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As is always the case in Free Practice 3, the top ten riders for Q2 were decided by virtue of their combined best lap times since the start of Friday. Championship leader (Repsol Honda Team) posted his personal best this morning, reducing the overall leading pace to 2’02.485 on his first premier class visit to . Yamaha Factory Racing’s – who had been fastest on Friday – was demoted to second, one and a half tenths down, with LCR Honda ’s Stefan Bradl third and just 19 thousandths in arrears of the reigning World Champion.

Fourth was GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista, who had taken pole at Silverstone last year, whereas Marquez’s teammate was fifth but the only rider in the combined top ten to have delivered his best lap on Friday. Sixth was Team’s Andrea Dovizioso from Yamaha Factory Racing’s , with the top ten being completed by Ducati Team’s , Monster Yamaha Tech3’s and Power Electronics Aspar’s Aleix Espargaro (CRT leader).

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Aug 30

Lorenzo: Title Close to Impossible, Must Win Silverstone

Lorenzo: Title Close to Impossible, Must Win Silverstone

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Jorge Lorenzo has done the math and now feels he has  only has one option if he is to successfully defend his world champion.

Win races, starting with Sunday’s British Grand at .

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Aug 30

Lorenzo Sets Pace On First Day At Silverstone

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hasn’t captured a win since mid-June, and has since dropped to third in the standings, 44 points behind championship leader .

On Friday, it looked as if Lorenzo was back in top form as he set a blazing lap of 2:02.734, two tenths quicker than Marquez.

Championship contender trailed in third followed by 2012 pole-sitter Alvaro Bautista. , who has captured three premier class wins at , rounded out the top five.

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Aug 30

Marquez Tops Opening Silverstone Practice

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The British round of the World Championship is being run later this year, having been shifted from its previous June date to a new August/September slot. There were spots of rain in the preceding Moto3 session, but the track remained completely dry for the premier class runners. topped the timesheets with 2’03.816, two tenths up on both and as teammate and GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista completed the top five. Lorenzo’s teammate was sixth, having moved up on his final lap of the 45-minute session.

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Aug 29

Ducati Deny Hayden’s Request for Carbon Fiber

Ducati Deny Hayden's Request for Carbon Fiber

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Ducati have rejected a dramatic request from American rider Nicky Hayden to bring the carbon fiber framed Desmosedici out of mothballs.

The request reflects the level of frustration as Ducati continue to spiral downwards as Japanese rivals Honda and Japan advance the rate of technical development.

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