Tag Archives: Valentino Rossi

Movistar Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales fastest on Day 2: MotoGP first official test of 2018

Sepang, 29 Jan 2018: The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team were back on track today to continue work at the first official IRTA test of the 2018 season, held at the Sepang International Circuit. Maverick Viñales and Valentino Rossi again worked diligently to improve their 2018 YZR-M1s, and the results echoed the positive rider feedback. They finished the second day in first and… Read More »

Andrea Dovizioso keeps calm and wins under intense pressure to keep MotoGP title race open

Sepang: It was a must win in many ways for Ducati Team’s Andrea Dovizioso as the paddock arrived at Sepang International Circuit, and the Italian kept calm under intense pressure to secure his sixth win of the season – and take the Championship fight down to the wire. Slicing through the rain to catch and… Read More »

Pedrosa takes impressive pole; Marquez 7th despite early crash

Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa took a fantastic pole position for tomorrow’s Malaysian GP—his third this year, his 31st in MotoGP, and the 49th in his career. After struggling in the wet on Friday, Dani was able to consistently improve his pace in today’s sunny and hot conditions, setting the third fastest lap time in FP3 and the… Read More »

I need to fight and I will fight: Marc Marquez at Sepang press meet

Ahead of the Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, the pre-event Press Conference brought Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), rival Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), Johann Zarco (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), Franco Morbidelli (EG 0,0 Marc VDS), Valentino Rossi and teammate Maverick Viñales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) together to talk about the weekend ahead – with… Read More »

Can Ducati’s Dovizioso spoil Marquez party at Sepang…. MotoGP on its penultimate leg

Ducati rider, Andrea Dovizioso won’t go down without a fight, despite the low-down of the previous round and the reigning world champion, Marc Marquez, will have a fight on his hand when MotoGP returns to Sepang in Malaysia for the next Sunday’s penultimate round. “You need to be more stupid than them, more aggressive than… Read More »

Marc Marquez moves closer to title with a superb win; Rossi heroics in a three-way battle for 2nd

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took his sixth win of the year in a scintillating Phillip Island showdown, breaking away from an eight-rider fight for the win in the latter stages to take to the top step. After a tough race for title rival Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) as the Italian suffered an early run… Read More »

Aleix Espargaro fastest ahead of Marquez and Dovizioso: MotoGP FP2

Aprilia rider just tops the timesheets – with Marquez and Dovizioso within a tenth Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) went quickest on Day 1 of the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, mastering Phillip Island in FP2 to head the timesheets ahead of reigning Champion and points leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) – but… Read More »

To the final corner: fighting talk ahead of Phillip Island’s MotoGP race on Sunday

The Championship, the weather, and fighting to the last corner: the Australian GP is open for business Ahead of track action for the Michelin® Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, there was one last chance for something a little more out of the ordinary as some of the grid came face to face with some locals – of… Read More »

Vinales takes pole, Rossi P3; Marquez crashes, starts P5: Aragon GP

Alcañiz (Spain), 23 Sept. 2017: Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team completely turned its fortunes around on the second day at the MotorLand Aragón circuit. Maverick Viñales delivered the goods exactly when it mattered, securing pole position for the second time in a row. Valentino Rossi gave a staggering performance and rode his bike to a brilliant third place, while still recovering from… Read More »