MotoGP testing, Sepang – Ducati domination on Day 3: Petrucci, Bagnaia set the pace
After Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) missed out on setting the fastest ever lap of Sepang by just 0.067 on Thursday, Friday saw action in Malaysia end on a high as not one but six riders went quicker than Jorge Lorenzo’s quickest effort in 2018. The quickest of... Read more
Sepang MotoGP test, Day 2: Viñales obliterates the opposition
Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) got within just 0.067 of Jorge Lorenzo’s fastest ever lap of Sepang on Day 2 of testing, with the 1:58.830 set by Lorenzo last season – although not an official lap record – now surely under threat on Day 3. Viñales had been... Read more
MotoGP testing, Sepang: Day 1 report
Despite still suffering the effects of surgery on his left shoulder during the winter break, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) has topped the timesheets on Day 1 at the Sepang Test with a 1:59.621, 0.259 faster than Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) in second and 0.316 quicker than third... Read more
2019 is go as MotoGP testing at Sepang gets underway
After a shakedown test for factories with concessions, test riders and a few other bikes sharing the track, it’s now time for the season to begin proper. Sepang International Circuit remains the host, and the whole class of 2019 is now ready to rumble and head out on track... Read more
WorldSBK: Jonathan Rea tops final day of pre-season testing at Portimao
WorldSBK and WorldSSP riders completed the final day of testing around Autodromo do Algarve in Portimao, which hosted from 27th-28th January the final two-day European pre-season test before the 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season will kick off in Australia next month. A stronger wind blew at the Portuguese... Read more
WorldSBK Jerez test: Jonathan Rea returns to the top on the final day
Sun shone down on the final day of testing at the Spanish circuit of Jerez, where the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship riders were able to continue their final arrangements ahead of the 2019 season opener that will be held in less than a month in Australia. With the temperature... Read more
Red Bull Rookies: Jerez Preseason Test Day 1 report
The twelfth Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup season got underway in Jerez today with the preseason test and 25 of the world’s fastest teenagers blowing out the winter cobwebs on the Moto3 spec KTMs. The first races are not until the Gran Premio Red Bull de España in Jerez on... Read more
First British Talent Cup testing sees Rory Skinner take to the top
Rory Skinner topped the first British Talent Cup testing in Valencia, two tenths ahead of closest rival Brian Hart on the combined timesheets by the end of Day 2. The field closed in on the second day – with third-placed Storm Stacey only a further tenth in arrears. The weather... Read more