Only one week separates TT Assen and the German Grand Prix. The Sachsenring is a flowing, left-hand course (one of three on the calendar) with considerable change of elevation. Its 2.259-mile length requires 30 laps to make the race distance of 68 miles. There are 14 turns—10 lefts and four rights—and riders take note of [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Catalunya MotoGP Preview Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo leads the world championship after four rounds of racing, but the Hondas of Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa are always strong in Spain.
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MotoGP moves this weekend to Catalunya, just north of Barcelona, in Spain. This “fast and flowing” track is 2.892 miles long, and the event will be 25 laps. Depending on just how you count them, there are eight right-hand turns and five lefts, including a downhill hairpin and several sustained high-speed turns. The main straight [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Hot off a spectacular second-place finish in the pouring rain at Le Mans, Valentino Rossi, his factory Ducati MotoGP teammate Nicky Hayden and their respective teams spent Wednesday and Thursday of this week testing in dry conditions at the Mugello circuit in Italy. Combined, the pair ran a total of 264 laps, evaluating, according to [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
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Unlike ancient classic circuits such as Spa or Monza, Estoril in Portugal is one of the modern “compact” circuits, crowding 13 turns, a 3240-foot straight and a 130-mph last turn into today’s bullring form that can be seen from the grandstands. Estoril is located about two-thirds of the way down the Iberian Peninsula’s Atlantic coast, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)