MotoGP
Jun 24

MotoGP: Facts And Figures Ahead Of TT Assen Race

Valentino Rossi won last year's race at the TT Assen circuit. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

won last year’s race at the TT Circuit Assen. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

The TT Circuit Assen is the only track that has staged a grand prix race every year since the start of the world championship in 1949.

Motorcycle racing started on the roads round Assen in 1925 on a 27.53 km (17.11 miles) circuit. The circuit was shortened to 16.54 km (10.275 miles) between 1926 –1954 although there was no racing between 1939 – 1946 because of the Second World War. It was halved in length in 1955 to 7.704 km (4.787 miles) and further shortened in 2002.

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Jun 21

MotoGP: De Puniet Keen To Improve Electronics On Suzuki Bike

Randy de Puniet and Takuya Tsuda test the new Suzuki MotoGP racer in Barcelona. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

and test the new racer in Barcelona. (Photo: Dorna Communications)

Following the latest testing for the Suzuki MotoGP team in Barcelona, Randy de Puniet has pinpointed electronics as the area in which most improvements are still required.

Having first returned to MotoGP testing with a Mitsubishi electronics system, at Sepang earlier this year Suzuki used a Magneti Marelli ECU for the first time. This week, the company – with both de Puniet and Takuya Tsuda at the helm – concentrated on a new specification engine and chassis revisions, as well as their latest work on the electronics side of things.

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Jun 19

MotoGP: Marquez racing for the title, not the records

MONTMELO, SPAIN - JUNE 15: Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team leads Jorge Lorenzo of Spain and Movistar Yamaha MotoGP during the Moto GP race during the MotoGp of Catalunya - Race at Circuit de Catalunya on June 15, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

leads Jorge Lorenzo during the race of Catalunya – Race at Circuit de Catalunya on June 15, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

“More than the numbers or the consecutive victories, my objective is to win the World Championship at the end of the season,” Marc Marquez declared on Wednesday during a promotional event in Munich.

During the presentation, Marquez – who on Sunday had won for the seventh time in as many Grand Prix this season – acknowledged that he is setting records in 2014, but again made it clear that this is not his primary goal.

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Jun 17

MotoGP: Suppo says Honda’s priority is to keep Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa of Spain and Repsol Honda Team  starts from box during the MotoGp of Catalunya- Qualifying at Circuit de Catalunya on June 14, 2014 in Montmelo, Spain.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

of Spain and Team starts from box during the of Catalunya- Qualifying on June 14, 2014. (Photo: Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Team Principal has declared that Honda aims to retain the services of Dani Pedrosa, whose current contract expires at the end of 2014.

Pedrosa has raced with Repsol Honda Team since he stepped up to the MotoGP™ premier class at the start of 2006, having also taken the majority of the manufacturer’s 100 Grand Prix victories since the four-stroke era began in 2002.

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