Jun 12

MotoGP: Rossi Aims High For Barcelona Race

Valentino Rossi will look to stop Marc Marquez's win streak in Barcelona. (Photo: Getty Images)

will look to stop ’s win streak in Barcelona. (Photo: Getty Images)

Valentino Rossi believes that he must improve his qualifying performance if he is to be the first rider to beat Marc Marquez this season.

The next chance for the seven-time World Champion comes in Sunday’s Grand Prix at Rossi’s beloved Barcelona circuit.

Rossi has been second to the all-conquering Spanish youngster Marquez three times this season but harbors thoughts of reprising his glory days at the 2.93-mile circuit.

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Jun 12

MotoGP: Marquez Looks To Extend Perfect Streak In Front Of Home Crowd

Marc Marquez heads to his home race where he will look to win his seventh straight race. (Photo: Getty Images)

heads to his home race where he will look to win his seventh straight race. (Photo: Getty Images)

World Championship leader Marc Marquez – who has won every race this season from pole – has enjoyed podium finishes at the Barcelona- track for the past four years.

The Repsol Honda rider will be looking to continue his brilliant run so far this season, although he admits that his home track is not his favorite. Despite those rostrum results, Marquez has not tasted victory at Montmelo since 2010 in the 125 class.

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Sep 8

Espargaro Brothers Swap Two Wheels For Four Wheels In Barcelona

Photo Credit: Dorna Communications

Photo Credit: Dorna Communications

Despite three gruelling weeks as the calendar took them from Indianapolis to Silverstone via Brno, Aleix and were back in action this weekend as they competed in the 24 Hour Trofeu Fermí Vélez car race in Barcelona.

The event took place at the newly-named Circuit de Barcelona , as local men Aleix (Power Electronics Aspar, MotoGP) and Pol (Tuenti HP 40, Moto2) joined a field of 63 entrants.

The Granollers pairing competed in a Renault Clio Cup for Black Motorsport, sharing the car with Ignacio Escofet and Jordi Gaig. The four-driver team ended the twice around-the-clock event in 39th position and eighth in the A2 class, having encountered technical problems as well as an off-track excursion during a heavy rainstorm.

“I’m really happy – I enjoyed it a lot but now I am a bit tired!” Aleix commented. “The car was destroyed by the end because we had a lot of bumps with others, but we enjoyed it a lot; it was definitely a good experience and I hope we can repeat it in the future.”

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