Yamaha Factory Racing Press Release: Yamaha Factory Racing wrapped up their final day of on-track work for 2013 today in the second of the three days of official testing at Valencia. Riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi will not continue to ride tomorrow having completed the testing schedule required by Yamaha. Both riders again tested [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Yamaha Factory Racing Press Release: Less than 24hrs from the end to the 2013 season Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi were back out on track today. This afternoon’s session was the first of three test days marking the start of the official 2014 pre-season test schedule. Both riders spent some time evaluating [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Bridgestone Motorsport Press Release: Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez is the 2013 MotoGP World Champion after the rookie took third place behind race winner Jorge Lorenzo to become the youngest ever premier-class title holder. Lorenzo, Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Marquez were engaged in an enthralling dogfight in the opening laps, before Lorenzo broke away in [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
MotoGP: Grand Prix Of Valencia Wrap-Up Jorge Lorenzo victorious in Spanish nail-biter; Marc Marquez becomes youngest-ever MotoGP champion.
Photographer : Mark Wernham
The first third of this tremendous 30-lap championship battle was the constant pass/repass action between fast-starting Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha) and Dani Pedrosa (Honda). Pedrosa would force past on the inside, only to be reversed by Lorenzo’s classic crossover, coming back past the new leader on the inside at least six times. During lap 10, Lorenzo [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Yamaha Factory Racing Press Release: Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo wrapped up the 2013 MotoGP season today with victory in the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana, his third consecutive victory of the season. Trailing leader Marc Marquez by 13 points going into the race, Lorenzo had nothing to lose and everything to gain [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Andrew Wheeler/AutoMotoPhoto
In qualifying, Jorge Lorenzo was prevented from replying to Marc Marquez’s fast time by loss of engine power in his “A” bike and a different engine characteristic in his “B” bike. That was remedied in warm-up as Lorenzo went 1:31.073 to Marquez’s 1:31.254. In the qualifying press conference, Marquez had replied to the question, “Will [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Photographer : Mark Wernham
The ups and downs of life near the top! On Friday at Valencia, when reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo was behind, he looked very unhappy, but as his combination and riding came together, he became faster. On Saturday, Lorenzo climbed to the top and was there until near the end of qualifying. Then, it [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
10 Quotes: Marc Marquez vs. Jorge Lorenzo Which Spaniard will win Sunday’s MotoGP showdown, the champ or the rookie?
Marc Marquez: After my accident at Motegi, I’ve been doing rehabilitation on my neck, and it now feels much better. We know what is at stake, but we will approach it as we have done every other race. With MotoGP bikes, if you don’t push then the setup isn’t working, and you don’t warm the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Yamaha Factory Racing Press Release: Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo kept the pressure on today ahead of this weekend’s upcoming MotoGP title showdown, taking second on the grid in qualifying for tomorrow’s Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana. The defending world champion tackled the last qualifying session of the year in his usual style, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Yamaha Factory Racing Press Release: Action got underway today at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia ahead of this Sunday’s championship showdown, the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana. As one of the two protagonists for the title, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo came out fighting in the two free practice sessions. With a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)