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2 Misano Circuit San Marino 2012 MotoGP
21 Mugello Italy 2012 MotoGP
25 Catalunya 2012 MotoGP
23 Phillip Island Australia 2011 MotoGP
25 Indianapolis 2011 MotoGP
25 Brno Czech Republic 2011 MotoGP
26 Laguna Seca United States 2011 MotoGP
7 Assen Netherlands 2011 MotoGP
16 Indianapolis 2010 MotoGP
20 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2010 MotoGP
6 Catalunya 2010 MotoGP
15 Mugello Italy 2010 MotoGP
32 Jerez Spain 2010 MotoGP
11 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2009 MotoGP
24 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2009 MotoGP
2 Misano Circuit San Marino 2009 MotoGP
4 Donington Park Great Britain 2009 MotoGP
3 Le Mans France 2009 MotoGP
5 Brno Czech Republic 2008 MotoGP
2 Brno Czech Republic 2008 MotoGP
10 Brno Czech Republic 2008 MotoGP
3 Mugello Italy 2008 MotoGP
3 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2008 MotoGP
24 Misano Circuit San Marino 2007 MotoGP
 

Preview of the San Marino GP: The Home Field Advantage?

Preview of the San Marino GP: The Home Field Advantage?

The key to success in motorcycle racing is in finding advantage wherever you can, and exploiting it to the fullest. If you are stronger in acceleration than your rivals, then you make sure you get out of the corner first and leave them for dead down the straight. If you are stronger in braking,...

Published on September 11 2015, 21:49
Source: www.asphaltandrubber.com
 

From Silverstone to Misano: it is hard to think of a starker contrast in circuits. Silverstone sits atop a windswept hilltop in the center of England, surrounded by verdant valleys and ancient villages. Misano nestles just above the vast string of late 20th Century hotel blocks, which form... 

The Le Mans round of MotoGP is a truly schizophrenic event. The track sits just south of the charming old city of Le Mans, a combination of medieval center and 19th Century industrial outskirts. The surrounding area is lush, rolling hills, woods alternating with open green fields. It is very... 

Two down, one to go. The last of the flyaways is always the hardest, in many ways. Three races on three consecutive weekends means that riders never have time to heal from even the small injuries they receive each weekend, from minor falls, or the blisters on their hands. Spending many hours... 

From the coast to the high plains. From the hubbub of a string of seaside resorts along the Adriatic Riviera to the vast unspoiled mountains and hills of Baja Aragon. From the green and fertile Po basin to the arid olive orchards and vineyards of the Maestrazgo. Contrasts don't get much greater... 

I shall spare you the "rolling Tuscan hills" patter. That cliché will be trotted out in most of the press releases and previews you will read. Indeed, it is one I have done to death in many of my own previews of the race. Like all clichés, it is based on an underlying truth: the Mugello circuit... 

Depending on who you ask, MotoGP's summer break is either too short, or too long. For the fans, three full weekends without MotoGP is a painfully long time, though both World Superbikes and BSB have done a pretty good job of making MotoGP's absence much more bearable. For the teams, riders and... 

Normally, the Grand Prix of the Americas, as the MotoGP round at COTA in Austin is known, is a straightforward affair. 24 MotoGP riders line up on the grid, and 23 of them stage a fierce battle over who is going to come second behind Marc Márquez. The Repsol Honda rider has won every single one...