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MotoGP – Stoner Laps Under 2 Minutes On Final Test Day

February 3, 2012

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On only his second lap of the day, Casey Stoner recorded a blistering fast lap of 1’59.607 which remained unbeaten for the rest of the day. The Australian rider spent this final day of testing to work on various aspects on his RC213V machine including shock settings and the new Bridgestone tyres.   Repsol Honda […]

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MotoGP – Yamaha Factory Racing Complete Successful Test at Sepang

February 3, 2012

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The Yamaha Factory Racing Team today completed the first test of the 2012 season at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. Riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies spent the three track days working to develop the base set up of the 1000cc YZR-M1 ahead of the second Sepang test in one month’s time. The riders […]

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MotoGP – Malaysia Test Concludes With Stoner Reigning Supreme

February 3, 2012

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By MotoGP.com The third and final day of the Official MotoGP™ Test concluded on Thursday at Sepang, with Casey Stoner breaking under the 2 minute mark on just his second lap out to dominate the field by over half a second. The first on-track MotoGP action of the year concluded on Thursday at the Sepang […]

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MotoGP – Yamaha Keep Up the Pace in Sepang‏

February 2, 2012

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Yamaha Factory riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies continued to show promising form today in the second day of the Sepang test, the first official 1000cc MotoGP test of 2012. Having spent yesterday getting back into the rhythm of riding, today was spent focusing on comparative testing in a number of areas. The team worked […]

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MotoGP – Recovered Stoner Tops Second Day Of Testing In Sepang

February 2, 2012

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By MotoGP.com The Official MotoGP™ Test in Malaysia saw the reigning World Champion heading the times by the end of the day, with Yamaha Factory Racing’s Ben Spies and Jorge Lorenzo his closest rivals. After missing a day of testing on Tuesday due to a strained muscle, Casey Stoner gradually worked his way into the […]

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MotoGP – Positive Start to 2012 for Yamaha Factory Racing

February 1, 2012

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Yamaha Factory riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies took their first ride on the 1000cc YZR-M1 since last year. Both riders blew the cobwebs off quickly and settled down to an impressive pace, Lorenzo proving to be the fastest man on track with his team mate always close behind him. The focus for the first […]

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MotoGP – Pedrosa Quickest At Valencia Test, Bautista Makes Honda Debut

November 10, 2011

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By MotoGP.com The Official two-day MotoGP Test at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit in Valencia concluded on Wednesday, with Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner fastest on their factory Hondas. The Test also saw Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso wrapping up their first rides of the 2012 Yamaha M1, Valentino Rossi trying out an experimental Desmosedici GP12, […]

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MotoGP – Stoner Rounds Off 2011 Championship With Valencia Victory

November 7, 2011

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By MotoGP.com Casey Stoner closed the 800cc era with his tenth victory of his title-winning season, edging Ben Spies across the finish line by just 0.015s as Andrea Dovizioso claimed the final podium spot and with it third place in the final Championship standings. The race was declared dry at the start but light rain […]

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MotoGP – Stoner Clinches 12th & Final Pole of 2011

November 6, 2011

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Casey Stoner took his 12th pole of the season in the final race of the 2011 World Championship in Valencia, with Dani Pedrosa in second place and Andrea Dovizioso, eighth. This is Casey’s fourth consecutive pole position at the Ricardo Tormo circuit and with it he equals Mick Doohan‘s record of 12 pole positions in […]

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MotoGP – Pedrosa Wins Action Packed Grand Prix Of Japan

October 3, 2011

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Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) crossed the line first to take victory at a dramatic Grand Prix of Japan, where only two of the top seven riders did not either run off track or incur a ride through penalty in an eventful Round 15 race in which Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha Factory Racing) and Casey Stoner (Repsol […]

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MotoGP – Pedrosa Fastest On Day 1 At Motegi

October 1, 2011

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By MotoGP.com Dani Pedrosa led a Repsol Honda top three on day one of the Grand Prix of Japan, with Casey Stoner second and Andrea Dovizioso following in third on the timesheet. The MotoGP class headed out for the second free practice session on Friday afternoon under cloudier skies than the morning run, and all […]

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MotoGP – Wayne Rainey Visits Yamaha Motor Racing Headquarters In Italy

September 8, 2011

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Yamaha Motor Racing Headquarters hosted a very special guest yesterday as three-time World Champion Wayne Rainey arrived at the team’s base in Gerno di Lesmo, near Milan. The legendary Grand Prix rider spent the day with employees of Yamaha Motor Racing, Yamaha Motor Italy and Yamaha Motor R&D Europe. Rainey officially opened the Wayne Rainey […]

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MotoGP – Yamaha Complete Second Successful 1000cc Test In Misano

September 6, 2011

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Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies had their second opportunity to ride the 2012 1000cc YZR-M1 today at the Misano circuit in San Marino. The test followed Lorenzo’s flawless Grand Prix win yesterday, his second Italian victory of the season. The bikes tested were the same as first used in Brno in […]

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MotoGP – Misano All Set For Round 13 As Five-Year Contract Renewal Announced

September 2, 2011

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By MotoGP.com Thursday proved to be a busy day at the Misano World Circuit as preparations for the Gran Premio Aperol di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini took shape. Early in the day a renewal of the contract currently held between the circuit and Championship organisers Dorna Sports was announced until at least […]

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MotoGP – Yamaha Head Back Across The Atlantic To Misano

September 1, 2011

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With no rest after a gruelling race weekend in Indianapolis Yamaha Factory Racing head straight back across the Atlantic. The team will begin preparations for the Grand Prix of San Marino at the Misano Adriatico circuit this weekend on Italy’s eastern seaboard. Reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo has an impressive history in San Marino with […]

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MotoGP – Stoner Takes 7th Win Of 2011 At Indianapolis

August 29, 2011

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By MotoGP.com Casey Stoner was the clear victor at the 2011 Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, crossing the finish line nearly five seconds ahead of Dani Pedrosa and Ben Spies. Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) took the early race lead, until team mate Stoner overtook the Spaniard on lap seven and stretched his lead in front of […]

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MotoGP – Stoner Leads Day 1 At Indianapolis

August 27, 2011

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By MotoGP.com The MotoGP class set off on the newly resurfaced Indianapolis circuit under sunny skies and high temperatures on Friday as the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix got underway. It was 27 year-old Yamaha Factory Racing rider Ben Spies who led for the majority of the afternoon practice session and his best time of […]

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MotoGP – Tough Battle For Yamaha At Brno

August 15, 2011

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Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies secured fourth and fifth places respectively today in a tough battle for the Grand Prix of Czech Republic. World Champion Lorenzo made a great start from second place on the grid, taking the lead on the first lap and holding off his rivals until a small […]

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MotoGP – Massive Potential But No Result For Rizla Suzuki At Brno

August 15, 2011

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Rizla Suzuki’s Álvaro Bautista looked set for the best MotoGP finish of his career so far at Brno today until he crashed with only six laps remaining. Bautista began the race from 14th on the grid and rode a superb first lap to put him up to 10th. On the fourth lap he moved in […]

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MotoGP – Lorenzo Delivers Front Row for Brno Grand Prix

August 14, 2011

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Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo put maximum effort into this afternoon’s qualifying session, delivering second place and a front row start ahead of Championship rival Casey Stoner for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Czech Republic. The reigning World Champion was one of the fastest riders for the duration of the session, benefiting from improvements to his […]

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