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16 Phillip Island Australia 2012 MotoGP
13 Phillip Island Australia 2012 MotoGP
39 Phillip Island Australia 2011 MotoGP
1 Aragon 2011 MotoGP
28 Misano Circuit San Marino 2011 MotoGP
39 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2011 MotoGP
15 Indianapolis 2010 MotoGP
7 Sepang Circuit Malaysia 2009 MotoGP
14 Jerez Spain 2009 MotoGP
7 Indianapolis 2008 MotoGP
11 Catalunya 2008 MotoGP
8 Phillip Island Australia 2007 MotoGP
17 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2007 MotoGP
13 Misano Circuit San Marino 2007 MotoGP
12 Laguna Seca United States 2007 MotoGP
59 Jerez Spain 2007 MotoGP
31 Losail Circuit Qatar 2007 MotoGP
13 Valencia 2006 MotoGP
17 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2006 MotoGP
2 Estoril Circuit Portugal 2006 MotoGP
13 Sepang Circuit Malaysia 2006 MotoGP
16 Sachsenring Germany 2006 MotoGP
16 Donington Park Great Britain 2006 MotoGP
31 Donington Park Great Britain 2005 MotoGP
 

Friday MotoGP Summary at Silverstone: A Bumpy Track, A Yamaha Revival, & A Voice from Space

For the past couple of months, the UK, along with the rest of Northern Europe, has been sweltering under one of the hottest summers in recent memory. That, of course, was before MotoGP arrived. The arrival of Grand Prix racing brought an abrupt end to the British summer, with temperatures...

Published on August 26 2018, 13:32
Source: www.asphaltandrubber.com
 

"It's just Friday, and is early." Valentino Rossi repeated his weekly mantra when asked about the speed of Andrea Iannone and Maverick Viñales at Silverstone. It is a point he makes every race weekend: a lot can happen between the end of practice on Friday and 2pm on Sunday (or in the case of... 

Silverstone was its glorious best on Friday. The sun shone, fans wandered round in t-shirts and shorts, and bikes bellowed their way around a magnificent circuit. It was a good day for motorcycle racing. "First of all, riding the MotoGP at Silverstone with this incredible weather is great,"... 

MotoGP is fated not to escape the influence of the weather this season. There has barely been a race which has not been affected in one way or another. Even when it hasn't rained, it has been stiflingly hot, sizzling tracks causing tires to wilt. So why should things be any different at Misano?... 

It's the Sachsenring all over again. Or almost: when the MotoGP bikes were here in July, air temperatures were in the low 30s, and track temperature was around 50°C. During FP1, the air temperature was just 9°, and track temperature was 14°C. "The temperature this morning was pretty extreme,"... 

Could there be a ninth winner in nine MotoGP races? On Thursday, the massed ranks of MotoGP riders had elected Andrea Dovizioso for the role. "I'm happy they said my name," Dovizioso told us journalists on Friday, "but they have put a lot of pressure on me. Because I have to win this race, and... 

Scanning through reactions on social media and forums during the first day of practice in Argentina, and there is one phrase that seems to be popping up everywhere. "What is going on?" cry fans everywhere. Or a variation of that phrase, with an Anglo Saxon word or two thrown in for good measure,... 

A growing sense of, not panic, perhaps, but certainly concern is enveloping the MotoGP paddock in Qatar. The ever unstable weather is forcing the series organizers to make contingency plans for every possible scenario the conditions in the desert may throw up. Heavy rains that have been sweeping...