Sam Lowes finishes Austrian race in 20th
Sam Lowes, after a good start, suffered particularly from rear tyre wear which forced him to slow his pace considerably, settling for finishing the race in twentieth place. Sam Lowes: “The first part of the race was the best since I’ve been with Aprilia. Both in terms of position... Read more
Austrian Grand Prix: Raceday roundup – MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Some races immediately enter the history books as the flag falls. The 2017 Austrian GP proves one such example, as Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged a showcase of the best of the sport, right down to the wire. Almost side-by-side over the... Read more
It was a Saturday full of emotions for Octo Pramac Racing. On one side, we have seen a fantastic reaction from Danilo Petrucci that exceed morning difficulties and makes a masterpiece in qualifying. On the other hand, the solid performances from Scott Redding that looked to be capable of... Read more
Sam Lowes called on to come from behind in Austrian race
Sam Lowes is in a similar situation, twenty-third in qualifying, but rather confident in his chances to manage race distance. His goal is to finish in the points and gain confidence in view of his home GP at Silverstone. Sam Lowes: “These qualifiers were rather hard for us. Even... Read more
Austrian Grand Prix: Friday roundup – MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP After just being pipped to the post in FP1, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) hit back in the afternoon at the NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich as action ended in a shootout, coming out on top by two tenths to keep Ducati’s stranglehold on the venue. Maverick Viñales... Read more
Bradley Smith retires from Brno race
Bradley Smith rode equally as bravely once on the ‘dry bike’ but didn’t quite have any luck as he had a technical problem with the bike with just one lap remaining that prevented him seeing the chequered flag. Bradley Smith: “These conditions make it very difficult and stressful for the whole team... Read more
Sam Lowes 18th in Brno race
Sam Lowes finished his first flag-to-flag race 18th. Sam Lowes: “The conditions today were very strange. We started in the wet, but the track dried out incredibly fast. In hindsight, maybe starting directly with slicks would not have been such a risk. In any case, this was my first... Read more
Czech Grand Prix, Brno: Raceday roundup – MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3
MotoGP Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) threw down the gauntlet to his Championship rivals in the Czech GP, with the race declared wet but the track quickly drying at the start – conditions made for a tactical masterstroke for those willing to gamble. And that’s exactly what the number... Read more