Archive - Press Release
April 17th, 2014
Suzuki wrapped up their test at Austin on Wednesday, with Randy De Puniet concluding with a best lap of 2'05.85. Below is the press release they issued after the test:
SUZUKI MOTOGP CONCLUDES AUSTIN TEST
Team Suzuki Press Office – April 17.
The Suzuki MotoGP Test Team has concluded its Circuit of the Americas test at Austin in Texas after finding new direction and improvements to take to its next test in Argentina at the end of the month.
Test riders Randy De Puniet and Nobuatsu Aoki were again joined on-track by former World Champion Kevin Schwantz and shared the test with the Yoshimura Suzuki AMA Superbike team as track temperatures climbed to 39 degrees; slightly higher than the previous day, but not as high as the previous weekend’s MotoGP second round.
De Puniet completed a total of 62 laps of the 5,315m circuit with a best lap-time of 2’05.85; just-over half-a-second quicker than his previous day’s best time.
Bridgestone Press Release - Masao Azuma Admits Bridgestone Puzzled By Extreme Front Tire Wear At Austin
As always after a MotoGP race, Bridgestone issued a press release containing their view of the race weekend. In this press release, Bridgestone's chief engineer Masao Azuma discusses the Japanese tire maker's experience of the Austin round of MotoGP. Azuma talks about the choice of the hard rear tire by Marc Marquez, and Bridgestone's hopes that the hard rear will see more use this season. But he also admits that Bridgestone has no ready explanation for the degradation of the front tire experienced by some riders, including Valentino Rossi. The Bridgestone press release appears below:
Americas MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Soft & Medium; Rear: Soft, Medium & Hard (Asymmetric)
The Americas Grand Prix at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas was won by Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez for the second successive year. In second place was Dani Pedrosa on the other Repsol Honda RC213V while Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso surged through the field in the second half of the race to take third place for his maiden podium with the Italian manufacturer.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams, the circuit and Bridgestone after Sunday's race at Austin:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's race in Austin:
Press releases from the series organizer and the World Supersport and World Superbike teams after Sunday's races at Aragon:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after qualifying for Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Austin:
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after qualifying at Aragon:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after the first day of practice in Austin:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the first day of practice at Austin:
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at Aragon:
Press release previews from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone ahead of this weekend's Grand Prix of the Americas at Austin:
Press release previews from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams ahead of this weekend's race in Austin:
The World Superbike teams and the series organizer preview the upcoming World Superbike round at Aragon in Spain:
The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas is a difficult track to get right. The track features a mixture of both flowing and tricky sections, as well as fast straights with hard braking corners. To help give fans an insight into both setting up a bike for the track and the right approach to riding the circuit, the Marc VDS Racing team issued a press release in which Moto2 rider Mika Kallio explains his approach to the track. A fascinating look at this still relatively new circuit:
Mika Kallio: It’s all about compromise at the Circuit of Americas
Gosselies, Belgium – 5 April 2014: The Circuit of the Americas, situated on the outskirts of Austin in Texas, plays host to round two of the Moto2 World Championship next weekend.
The track, the first purpose built Grand Prix facility in the United States, runs in an anti-clockwise direction and features 11 left-hand and nine right-hand corners within its 3.4 mile or 5.5 kilometre length
The track made its debut on the Moto2 calendar in 2013 and Mika Kallio finished the inaugural Grand Prix of the Americas on the podium in third place, after a race long battle with Dominique Aegerter and Tito Rabat, who joins him this season in the Marc VDS team.