Archive - Press Release
March 5th, 2014
Press releases from the teams, Bridgestone and Dunlop at the end of the three-day tire test at Phillip Island:
Press releases after the second day of the tire test at Phillip Island:
Press releases at the end of the first day of the tire test at Phillip Island:
Italian rider Niccolo Antonelli was one of the revelations of Moto3 testing at Valencia and Jerez. Teammate Enea Bastianini was also notably quick. So the press release issued by the Go&Fun Gresini team featuring crew chiefs talking about the progress made so far with the KTM machines in preseason testing makes for interesting backround. The press release appears below:
MOTO3 PRE-SEASON TEST DEBRIEF WITH STEFANO RIMINUCCI AND FABRIZIO CECCHINI
Nine days of testing, divided equally between the circuits of Almeria, Valencia and Jerez have provided a first, interesting indication of the performance values ahead of the 2014 Moto3 World Championship campaign. During this trip across Spain, the Junior Team GO&FUN Moto3 has became soon a protagonist, being costantly at the top of the timesheets: during all the testing sessions, Niccolò Antonelli has been always in the top three positions, resulting the fastest over the three days spent at Valencia.
The Repsol Honda team issued the following press release, announcing that they have secured the backing of Indonesian Honda distributor PT Astra Honda Motor for the 2014 season, after a year of absence:
HRC celebrate new collaboration with PT Astra Honda Motor, Indonesia
In an effort to inspire young Indonesian riders to achieve their highest racing dreams, PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) have partnered up with the Honda factory racing team, Repsol Honda.
The One HEART and Satu HATI logos will be displayed on Honda’s RC213V bike (having already featured since the first Sepang test) and also on the leather suits of team riders Marc Marquez – 2013 MotoGP World Champion – and Dani Pedrosa, for the 2014 season.
This partnership, which also existed in 2011 and 2012, demonstrates AHM’s commitment to growing grass roots motorsport in Indonesia and supporting the development of young riders on both a national and international level. The training of young riders will be conducted through the Honda Racing School (HRS), using Honda’s sport motorcycle the CB150R StreetFire, meanwhile the development of racing teams will be conducted through Honda Technical Racing Training.
The Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 team issued a press release reviewing progress in testing so far. The crew chiefs of Xavier Simeon and Lorenzo Baldassari talk about the steps made at the two tests in Spain, and look ahead to the season to come. The press release appears below:
MOTO2 PRE-SEASON TEST DEBRIEF WITH TOMMASO RAPONI AND DAVID JABAL
Throughout February, the Team Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 carried out the first major phase of winter testing in preparation of the 2014 World Championship campaign: despite being forced to miss both Almeria and Valencia test, due to the injury suffered last February 6, Xavier Siméon was able to make the most of the recent Jerez test. The Belgian rider, alongside his crew chief Tommaso Raponi, went down to business working on the 2014 Suter chassis set-up reaching soon a good feeling, confirmed by the ninth overall fastest time in the combined standings, but especially by a very steady pace over the long distance.
Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone at the conclusion of the final day of testing at Sepang:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams on the second day of testing at Sepang:
Press releases from the MotoGP teams after the first day of testing at Sepang:
On the eve of the second MotoGP test at Sepang, the Drive M7 Aspar team held its launch at the circuit, presenting its new livery to the assembled press. Afterwards, they issued the following press releases, containing details of the team, the bike, and biographies of both riders, Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi Aoyama. The press releases and photos of the livery are shown below:
DRIVE M7 ASPAR TEAM PRESENTS 2014 LINE-UP AT SEPANG
Spanish outfit unveils its most international line-up yet at Sepang, with two former World Champions and new Malaysian energy drink DRIVE M7 on board as title sponsor
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first races of the 2014 season at Phillip Island:
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after qualifying for the season opener at Phillip Island:
Four Moto2 riders are to join the factory MotoGP riders for a tire test at Phillip Island at the beginning of March. Dunlop issued the following press release on the subject:
Dunlop to evaluate new tyre options at Australian Moto2 test
Since being resurfaced in 2013, Phillip Island’s abrasive circuit surface has warranted bespoke development for tyres for top level Moto classes.
For Moto2, Dunlop is taking nine specifications of rear tyre to test at the Australian track with a goal of finding the best two race options for all riders in terms of suitability for the surface while maintaining the improved pace of 2013. Testing will take place over three days commencing 3rd March.
During the winter period, Dunlop’s designers have created tyres with new low heat generation and heat resistant compounds as well as new tread constructions. New belt materials have been used, although the cord itself is already proven in Dunlop's latest race products. The new solutions have already been extensively tested by Dunlop’s own test team at both the company's Mireval Proving Grounds in France and also on high speed durability testing equipment. All the tyre specifications have shown a significant improvement in durability.
Press releases from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams after the first day of practice at Phillip Island:
Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the final day of testing at Jerez: