Archive - Press Release

October 31st, 2014

2014 Qatar World Superbike And World Supersport Preview Press Releases

Press releases previewing this weekend's season finale at Qatar from the World Superbike and World Supersport teams and series organizer:

Round Number: 
12
Year: 
2014

October 29th

Dorna Press Release: Tito Rabat's Path Of Unceasing Hard Work Leads To The Championship

After Tito Rabat sealed the 2014 Moto2 championship, Dorna issued the following press release, charting Rabat's path to his title winning season:


Tireless Rabat’s hard work takes him to the top

At the age of 25 Tito Rabat has seen his years of hard work and steady improvement pay off as he took a big step forward in 2014 to become a World Champion.

On Sunday the rider from Barcelona clinched his first World title, following up on the success story of his former teammate last year in the Moto2™ class Pol Espargaro. Rabat’s journey to the World Championship glory in the intermediate class has been one of diligent self-improvement since his first appearance in Grand Prix racing in 2005.

Rabat made his debut in Valencia at the end of that 2005 season having been runner up in the Spanish 125cc championship that year. The following season he made further guest appearances at Jerez and Barcelona-Catalunya before getting handed an opportunity in the second half of the 2006 campaign to ride permanently on Honda machinery. He attended 10 Grands Prix that year and registered his first points.

Round Number: 
17
Year: 
2014

Bridgestone Press Release - Masao Azuma On Sepang's Sweltering Heat

As usual after every MotoGP round, Bridgestone issued a press release debrief with one of their top engineers. This time, it is the turn of Masao Azuma to discuss how Bridgestone's tires handled the intense heat of Sepang, and how their new front tire with more edge grip performed:


Malaysian MotoGP™ debrief with Masao Azuma
Wednesday, October 29 2014

Bridgestone slick compounds available: Front: Medium & Hard. Rear: Soft, Medium & Hard (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Hard (Main) & Soft (Alternative)

In sweltering conditions at Malaysia’s Sepang Circuit last Sunday, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez won his twelfth race of the 2014 season ahead of the determined Movistar Yamaha MotoGP duo of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo who finished in second and third place respectively.

Extremely hot and humid temperatures over the race weekend created trying conditions for the riders, with Sunday’s race experiencing an ambient temperature of 35°C, while the track temperature reached 55°C. With the sun blazing overhead, Marquez was on a hot streak on track setting a new Sepang Circuit Best Lap record (1'59.791) in qualifying and a new Circuit Record Lap (2'01.150) during the race.

Round Number: 
17
Year: 
2014

October 27th

2014 Sepang MotoGP Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang:

Round Number: 
17
Year: 
2014

2014 Sepang Moto2 And Moto3 Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's races at Sepang:

Round Number: 
17
Year: 
2014

FIM Press Release: Estrella Galicia 0,0 Protests Against Jack Miller Rejected

After the incidents between Jack Miller and Alex Marquez, and between Alex Marquez and Danny Kent, the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team protested the behavior of Miller and Kent to Race Direction. Race Direction held hearings with all riders concerned, reviewed the evidence, and rejected the protests. Today, the FIM issued a press release containing the official statement from Race Direction on the events:


FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix - Decision of the Race Direction

Miller-Marquez

A protest by the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Team was received by Race Direction following the Moto3 race of the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix. The protest is against rider #8 Jack Miller for non-sporting behavior. Specifically it is alleged that Miller intentionally made contact several times with rider #12 Alex Marquez with the intention of taking Marquez off his line, to make him lose positions or to make him crash.

A Race Direction hearing was held with both riders and a team representative from each in attendance, and both riders were interviewed about the incidents.

Round Number: 
17
Year: 
2014

October 25th

2014 Sepang MotoGP Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases after qualifying for the MotoGP class from the teams and Bridgestone:

Round Number: 
17
Year: 
2014

2014 Sepang Moto2 And Moto3 Saturday Post-Qualifying Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after qualifying at Sepang:

Round Number: 
17
Year: 
2014

October 24th

2014 Sepang MotoGP Friday Post-Practice Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after the first day of practice at Sepang:

Round Number: 
17
Year: 
2014

2014 Sepang Moto2 And Moto3 Friday Post-Practice Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after the first day of practice at Sepang:

Round Number: 
17
Year: 
2014

October 23rd

2014 Sepang MotoGP Preview Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone previewing this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang:

Round Number: 
17
Year: 
2014

2014 Sepang Moto2 And Moto3 Preview Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams ahead of this weekend's Malaysian GP at Sepang:

Round Number: 
17
Year: 
2014

October 21st

Bridgestone Press Release - Shinji Aoki Reflects On Tough Climatic Conditions At Phillip Island

As usual after each race, Bridgestone issued a press release containing a debrief with one of their senior engineers, reviewing how their tires performed at the previous weekend. Given the events during the race at Phillip Island, this press release will be eagerly awaited in some quarters. In it, Shinji Aoki discusses the difficult weather conditions during the race, especially with the cooling temperatures, the performance of their rear tires at the track, and how the cold affected the asymmetric front tire Bridgestone brought to the circuit. There is no discussion of Jorge Lorenzo's front tire, though a Bridgestone spokesman did issue a response to our colleages over at the Bikesportnews.com website.


Australian MotoGP™ debrief with Shinji Aoki
Tuesday, October 21 2014

Bridgestone slick compounds available:
Front: Extra-soft & Soft (Symmetric) & Soft (Asymmetric). Rear: Soft, Medium & Hard (Asymmetric)
Bridgestone wet tyre compounds available: Soft (Main) & Hard (Alternative)

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi won a dramatic Australian Grand Prix last Sunday, leading a Yamaha sweep of the podium in a race where rapidly cooling temperatures created challenging conditions for the riders.

After a warm start to the day, a cool change in the afternoon saw cool winds lower ambient and track temperatures for the race, with the peak track temperature recording of 34°C recorded at the start of the twenty-seven lap race. This year’s Australian Grand Prix saw Bridgestone bring a whole new range of asymmetric rear slick tyres to meet the severe demands of the recently repaved Phillip Island circuit, as well as a newly-developed asymmetric front slick – the first time Bridgestone has offered this technology to MotoGP™ riders.

Round Number: 
16
Year: 
2014

October 19th

2014 Phillip Island MotoGP Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the MotoGP teams and Bridgestone after an incident-packed Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island:

Round Number: 
16
Year: 
2014

2014 Phillip Island Moto2 And Moto3 Sunday Post-Race Press Releases

Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 after Sunday's thrilling races at Phillip Island:

Round Number: 
16
Year: 
2014

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