Suzuki return to MotoGP 2015

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After a three-year hiatus Suzuki will return to MotoGPcompetition next season with a new team—and a 1000cc prototype. The yet-to-be named machine is in the final stages of development by Suzuki’s overhauled and now fully in-house Hamamatsu, Japan-based factory racing squad.

And this time Suzuki says it’s getting serious. Despite years of success in both Superbike and Supersport racing with its GSX-R line of sportbikes, the Japanese motorsport giant hasn’t been able to transfer that success to GP racing since the series moved from two-stroke to four-stroke equipment 12 years ago. In fact the brand has recorded just a handful of podium finishes and only one race win—in the rain at Le Mans.

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MotoGP/ Mugello/ Results

MotoGP Mugello - Race Results

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Really refreshing to see Lorenzo has still got some fight in him, and gave Marquez a damn good fight, but Marquez has the guts to push to the end, and ended up the victor. Great display of riding by Rossi to move from 10th to 3rd- one can only wonder what might have been had he been on pole. 

MotoGP/ Mugello/ Results

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 41m 38.254s 
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 41m 38.375s 
3. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 41m 40.942s 
4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 41m 52.300s 
5. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 41m 53.857s 
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 41m 55.296s 
7. Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 41m 55.383s 
8. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 42m 5.661s 
9. Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 42m 20.140s 
10. Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 42m 23.466s 
11. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 42m 23.687s 
12. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 42m 24.085s 
13. Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)* 42m 24.093s 
14. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 42m 25.088s 
15. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 42m 47.808s 
16. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 42m 56.043s 
17. Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)* 43m 13.285s 
18. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)* 43m 15.755s
Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) DNF 
Michel Fabrizio ITA IodaRacing Project (ART) DNF 
Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) DNF 
Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) DNF 
Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) DNF

MotoGP/ Le Mans/ Results

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Ok, now we know how the script goes, but at the moment, Marquez has this thing won already, no? The only thing that will stop this guy is an injury…. oh, wait a second, he broke his leg at the beginning of the season….. This is the future of racing. Move over Pedrosa and Lorenzo, and maybe The Dr. Give a factory ride to Espargaro, Bradl and Bautista!

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 44m 3.925s 
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 44m 5.411s 
3. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 44m 7.069s 
4. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 44m 7.642s 
5. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 44m 8.002s 
6. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 44m 11.013s 
7. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 44m 15.452s 
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 44m 26.028s 
9. Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 44m 26.551s 
10. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 44m 27.033s 
11. Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 44m 29.705s 
12. Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)* 44m 43.448s 
13. Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 44m 46.469s 
14. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 44m 46.661s 
15. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 45m 0.569s 
16. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 45m 18.048s 
17. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 45m 23.648s 
18. Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)* 45m 34.859s 
19. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)* 45m 38.446s 
Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) DNF 
Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) DNF 
Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) DNF

Can anyone stop Marc Marquez?

Le Mans MotoGP - Qualifying (2) Results

This kid appears to be from another universe! Seriously- what is going on? How can the top riders in the world not come anywhere close?

MotoGP/ LE Mans/ Qualifying

1.Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 32.042s [Lap 6/8]304km/h (Top Speed) 
2.Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 32.734s +0.692s[8/9]309km/h 
3.Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici)1m 32.755s +0.713s[6/8]308km/h 
4.Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V)1m 32.846s +0.804s[8/9]307km/h 
5.Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 32.873s +0.831s[8/9]307km/h 
6.Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 32.899s +0.857s[8/9]305km/h 
7.Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V)1m 33.006s +0.964s[8/9]308km/h 
8.Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)1m 33.015s +0.973s[6/8]301km/h 
9.Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 33.023s +0.981s[9/9]310km/h 
10.Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 33.058s +1.016s[7/8]305km/h 
11.Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici)1m 33.102s +1.060s[3/8]304km/h 
12.Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici)1m 33.315s +1.273s[2/8]304km/h 

Q1: 
13.Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R)1m 33.859s
14.Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici)1m 33.999s
15.Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)1m 34.203s
16.Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)*1m 34.233s
17.Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R)1m 34.457s
18.Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R)1m 34.880s
19.Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia)1m 35.499s
20.Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)*1m 35.795s
21.Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)1m 35.932s
22.Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)*1m 36.163s

MotoGP/ Spain/ Qualifying Results

Spain MotoGP - Qualifying (2) Results

Everyone thought at the beginning of the season when this young lad injured himself that the doors would be wide open- don’t think so! Just made him more determined, and here he is at the front, again….

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 38.120s 
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 38.541s 
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 38.630s 
4. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 38.857s 
5. Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 39.007s 
6. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 39.222s 
7. Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) 1m 39.243s 
8. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 39.293s 
9. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 39.390s 
10. Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) 1m 39.751s 
11. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 1m 39.814s 
12. Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 39.826s 

13. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 1m 39.768s 
14. Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 39.849s 
15. Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 40.118s 
16. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 1m 40.126s 
17. Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 1m 40.239s 
18. Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)* 1m 40.453s 
19. Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 1m 40.566s 
20. Danilo Petrucci ITA IodaRacing Project (ART) 1m 41.009s 
21. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 1m 41.124s 
22. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)* 1m 41.517s 
23. Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)* 1m 41.702s 
24. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) 1m 42.052s 

 

MotoGP/ Argentina/ Qualifying

Argentina MotoGP - Qualifying (2) Results

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1.Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 37.683s [Lap 5/6]327km/h (Top Speed) 
2.Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 38.425s +0.742s[6/7]322km/h 
3.Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V)1m 38.651s +0.968s[7/8]325km/h 
4.Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)1m 38.794s +1.111s[6/7]320km/h 
5.Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici)1m 38.856s +1.173s[5/6]324km/h 
6.Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1)1m 38.949s +1.266s[6/8]321km/h 
7.Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)1m 38.958s +1.275s[8/8]322km/h 
8.Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici)1m 39.237s +1.554s[5/7]325km/h 
9.Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V)1m 39.297s +1.614s[2/2]323km/h 
10.Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V)1m 39.429s +1.746s[7/8]325km/h 
11.Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)*1m 39.822s +2.139s[2/8]321km/h 
12.Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R)1m 40.541s +2.858s[7/7]310km/h 

Q1: 
13.Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R)*1m 40.238s
14.Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha)1m 40.476s
15.Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R)1m 40.615s
16.Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R)1m 40.616s
17.Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici)1m 40.691s
18.Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)*1m 40.981s
19.Michele Pirro ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici)1m 41.018s
20.Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART)1m 41.103s
21.Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia)1m 41.129s
22.Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia)*1m 41.267s
23.Danilo Petrucci ITA IodaRacing Project (ART)1m 41.686s 

 

MotoGP/ Qatar/ Results

Qatar MotoGP - Race Results

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What an opener! Thrills and spills as riders came down, but the ultimate battle was between the old guard and the new. Marquez once again was upthere battling against the experience of the Doctor, Valentino Rossi, and Marquez, was victor, this time…..

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 42m 40.561s
2. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 42m 40.820s | +0.259s
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 42m 43.931s | +3.370s
4. Aleix Espargaro ESP NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 42m 52.184s | +11.623s
5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 42m 52.720s | +12.159s
6. Cal Crutchlow GBR Ducati Team (Desmosedici) 43m 9.087s | +28.526s
7. Scott Redding GBR Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RCV1000R) 43m 13.154s | +32.593s
8. Nicky Hayden USA Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 43m 13.189s | +32.628s
9. Colin Edwards USA NGM Forward Racing (Forward Yamaha) 43m 20.108s | +39.547s
10. Andrea Iannone ITA Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 43m 23.921s | +43.360s
11. Hiroshi Aoyama JPN Drive M7 Aspar (RCV1000R) 43m 27.156s | +46.595s
12. Yonny Hernandez COL Pramac Racing (Desmosedici) 43m 27.249s | +46.688s
13. Karel Abraham CZE Cardion AB Motoracing (RCV1000R) 43m 31.142s | +50.581s
14. Danilo Petrucci ITA IodaRacing Project (ART) 43m 43.688s | +1m 3.127s
15. Broc Parkes AUS Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 43m 54.947s | +1m 14.386s
16. Michael Laverty GBR Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM-ART) 44m 13.154s | +1m 32.593s
17. Mike Di Meglio FRA Avintia Racing (Avintia) 44m 16.646s | +1m 36.085s
Alvaro Bautista ESP Go&Fun Honda Gresini (RC213V) DNF
Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) DNF
Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) DNF
Stefan Bradl GER LCR Honda MotoGP (RC213V) DNF
Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Avintia) DNF
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) DNF