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Monterey County Approves Funding To Repave Laguna Seca

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-04-28 21:23

Monterey County Board of Supervisors Approve Funding for WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Improvements

MONTEREY, Calif., April 28, 2022 – The Monterey County Board of Supervisors approved $9.7 million in funding for crucial repairs at the legendary WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca, the only major track in the United States that is government owned.

Work that will be done includes resurfacing the iconic track and replacing the Start/Finish Bridge.

Late last year, the Board approved $450,000 for the design work for these projects. The County of Monterey Public Works, Facilities and Parks Department and the County’s Laguna Seca Recreation Area management firm, A&D Narigi Consulting LLC., are working with design consultants to complete plans, formalize the bid package, and acquire any necessary permits. Plans are to have the work completed in time for the 2023 racing season.

The financing for the project is composed of available Laguna Seca Enterprise Fund balance, some unassigned General Fund balance, a County-funded loan that will be paid back through Transient Occupancy Tax revenue over the next several years, and income from sponsorships.

“Laguna Seca has been an asset to our county and an asset to our region because events there bring in major revenue and they do keep people working in restaurants, hotels and other tourism related businesses,” says Monterey County Supervisor Luis Alejo. “This is an amount less than
$10 million that we have delayed for so long, we have kicked the can down the road. We know that with some recent litigation, it’s only a matter of time before there is an injury that would cost us millions of dollars by neglecting our duty to do this maintenance.”

Supervisor Mary Adams, whose district includes the raceway, supported the project funding as an investment not only for safety but in Monterey County’s tourism industry.

“The track has been neglected far too long, and if we are going to continue to compete in the world market of racing where we get international coverage, and that international coverage is what brings people to our county.”

Included in the approval is a plan for setting aside future Laguna Seca Recreation Area earnings into a special capital projects fund to prepare for future capital needs.

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Rossi Racing His Audi This Weekend At Brands Hatch

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-04-28 19:26

TEAM WRT’s ASSAULT TO THIRD SPRINT CUP TITLE IN A ROW STARTS AT BRANDS HATCH

28 April, 2022

One month after the Endurance Cup, it’s time also for the Sprint Cup, the other series under the umbrella of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, to open its 2022 season. Hosting the season-opener is one of the most legendary tracks, Brands Hatch. Team WRT has set for itself the goal of winning a third consecutive double title in the Sprint Cup and fields in the competition four Audi R8 LMS.

Brands Hatch has the magic of old master crafts preserved throughout the decades: the 4.207 km track in Kent, one of the most iconic tracks, has kept not only its essence but also the atmosphere of times gone. It remains a very challenging and treacherous circuit, loved by drivers and fans alike. Team WRT has a special bond with it, given the so many good memories, which include no less than six race wins (of which two double) in the 7 visits made by SRO-organized GT3 competitions.

The objective this weekend will be to perpetuate the tradition and to have a good start to the new Sprint Cup season, after having won the Endurance Cup season-opener at Imola. In the Sprint Cup, the Belgian squad enters four cars, three in the Pro class, for reigning champions Dries Vanthoor-Charles Weerts, Valentino Rossi-Frédéric Vervisch and Christopher Mies-Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer, and one in the Silver Cup, for Benjamin Goethe-Thomas Neubauer.

Ahead of crossing the Channel, Team WRT Principal Vincent Vosse said: “Brands Hatch is one of my favorite circuits. It’s probably the opinion of an ‘old driver’, but I am glad to see that it is shared by many young drivers! Of course, an old-fashioned track means more risks and more incidents: mistakes in such tracks are paid cash! It’s also a track where we have been quite successful in the past. This year, I expect the Mercedes to be very competitive, but the important thing is not to do mistakes, on track and at pit stops, and to score heavy points to start well in the Sprint Cup. We know we have what it takes to do so. The pressure will be on us and we like that…”

Dries Vanthoor: “Brands Hatch brings back good memories. It’s there that we won the Sprint title last year. This time, it’s the start of the new season, and I’m glad to get going for another one together with Charles and the whole squad. It’s been one month since I raced, it seems a long time, and I look forward to being on a nice, cool and old-school track. I feel very motivated to go for another title.”

Charles Weerts: “I look forward to the start of another Sprint campaign, hopefully, we can reiterate the great form of the last two years and try to win a third title in a row. For sure, it won’t be easy, given also the level of competition, but I am convinced that with hard work and the dedication we have shown in the last two years, we will definitely be in contention. Let’s start in the best possible way.”

Benjamin Goethe: “I am excited a new Sprint season is underway at Brands Hatch, a very old-school track. I raced there last year, I know what it is and I enjoyed it a lot. Hopefully, we can get a good result and get the Sprint season off to a good start.”

Thomas Neubauer: “I have terrific memories of Brands Hatch, where I did my debut in GT3 and in the GTWCE back in 2019. We actually won Race 1, it was a very big and good surprise, so I am very much looking forward to being there again, with Team WRT, and hopefully, we can repeat the success.”

Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer: “I really look forward to this first round of the Sprint Cup and I am very happy to be associated with Christopher. He is a very strong driver and I am sure I can learn a lot from him.””

Christopher Mies: “I am looking forward to be racing again at Brands Hatch, with Team WRT and Jean-Baptiste, a young talented guy. Brands Hatch is one of the best tracks in the world: small, with ups and downs, a real roller-coaster, and a drivers’ circuit. I hope we can have a great weekend.”

Frédéric Vervisch: “We had a good debut in the Endurance Cup, I hope we can do the same in the Sprint Cup. It’s always nice to go to a cool track like Brands and although Vale has never raced there, I think it will suit him well and he has already proven that he is quick, so let’s continue building on all the positives.”

Valentino Rossi: “It will be the first sprint race of my career, as I never drove on such a format before. One needs to be faster and adopt a different mindset from endurance racing. We also need to be perfect in the pit stop not to lose time. It will also be my first race in Brands Hatch, it’s a very difficult and technical track, with a lot of blind spots. It won’t be easy but we’ll give the maximum and I am anxious to be thefe and work with Fred and the entire team.”

Fanatec World GT Challenge Europe powered by AWS – Sprint Cup Rd. 1

Brands Hatch, United Kingdom  – 30 April – 1st May 2022

Timetable (UK = CEST – 1)

Saturday 30 April 2022

09:00-10:00 Free Practice

12:25-13:25 Pre-Qualifying

15:50-16:40 Qualifying

 

Sunday 1st May 2022

11:25-12:25 Race 1

16:45-17:45 Race 2
 

Team WRT entries (Audi R8 LMS)  

#30  Benjamin Goethe (DE) – Thomas Neubauer (FR)  Silver

#32  Dries Vanthoor (BE) – Charles Weerts (BE) Pro

#33  Christopher Mies (DE) – Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer (FR) Pro

#46  Frédéric Vervisch (BE) – Valentino Rossi (IT) Pro

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MotoGP: Riders Reveal A Lot During Pre-Race Press Conference At Jerez

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-04-28 19:02

“The level is so high!”: Jerez set to serve up another stunner

Quartararo, Rins, Aleix Espargaro and Marc Marquez gear up for the Gran Premio Red Bull de España

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Catch your breath, because it’s already time to suit up for the Gran Premio Red Bull de España! Ahead of track action there was plenty to talk about in the pre-event Press Conference, with Championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) joined by Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar), who is equal on points with the Frenchman but doesn’t (yet?) have that first win of the year, as well as Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing) as the number 41 remains a close third. Eight-time World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) completed the line-up in Jerez, aka his first home Grand Prix of the year.

QUOTES

How important was the first win to kickstart your title defence?

Fabio Quartararo: “It was an important moment. It was great for us to basically not have a lot of dry track, because we know that our base is very similar to last year. Straight away, I was able to be fast, and in the race, to make a 39.4 on Lap 3 was quite important. Of course, to fight for the victory after the tough start to the season is always great, and it’s even greater when you have back-to-back races, and I am at one of my favourite tracks.”

 

Fabio Quartararo. Photo courtesy Dorna.

 

Do you feel a sense of payback is coming this weekend after last year’s arm pump problem?

FQ20: “Payback, I will say no, because basically it was not an issue with the bike, it was an issue from my side. I would say that I am arriving much more prepared. The surgery I had last year was perfect, so of course I feel we can go super-fast but we need to work on a normal weekend. I feel we have the potential to fight for the victory but we need do it step-by-step, first Friday and then we will see our speed.”

What do you hope your manufacturer will bring to Monday’s test?

FQ20: “I hope horsepower. To be honest, I feel super great on the bike. We can always find a little bit more, but the big thing we need to find is horsepower. I have not spoken to them about the test, but I think we have one swingarm and a few electronics things to test, but do not have much information about Monday.”

It was an incredible first lap in Portugal…

Alex Rins: “For sure it was not that easy to recover all those positions. We were lucky that I took the outside line and I was able to recover a lot of positions. I also took a risk because, usually, you can see some riders entering the first corner and going wide. So we were lucky that nobody was going wide and this one allowed me to keep with the same line and to arrive into the next corner. Then I released a little bit the brakes and I made some more good positions. It gives me good confidence. We are at a track that I really like. Last year, we had a small crash at Turn 6, so I did the race with just one wing. The pace was not that bad, so let’s see. Let’s see what awaits us this weekend and let’s try to do the same as last weekend.”

 

Alex Rins. Photo courtesy Dorna.

 

Fans return this weekend to Jerez:

AR42: “It’s nice. Yesterday I was cycling around the circuit and I saw some fans with their motorbikes, with their campers, making some noise, some sound. This is super good and for sure this is one of the tracks that a lot of riders will be fast at. It’s the first GP in Spain, so it will be difficult. Also, the level that we have in MotoGP is high this year. We will try to give our 110%!”

What are you expecting from Monday’s test?

AR42: “We don’t have many things to test. Just some electronic items, some suspension settings. Not many things to try. I don’t know exactly because I’m focusing on this weekend. If we have something that can help us now, I’d want to put it on tomorrow. So I prefer not to know.”

How satisfied are you to have taken 66 points from the opening five Grands Prix?

Aleix Espargaro: “I feel good, I’m really enjoying this season. Already in pre-season, I felt quite good with the bike. It was not easy to imagine that I would be able to reach this level, but I’m very happy, working and enjoying it a lot every time I go on-track. We know we have to improve in some areas, but overall, I’m satisfied, I feel good with the bike, and I can’t wait to go out on-track tomorrow in FP1 to see how the bike reacts in Jerez. Last season here was very good for us, we were quite close to the podium and the victory, so I hope with this year’s bike, that improves quite a lot, and we can be even more competitive.”

 

Aleix Espargaro. Photo courtesy Dorna.

 

You must be really optimistic that you’ve got a great chance to get a podium on Sunday?

AE41: “Yes I am, but this year things have changed a lot for us, but also for the rest of the riders on the grid. The level is very high, and we know how tough this category is. I remember that in FP3 here last season, there were just three or four tenths covering 15 riders, so it’s going to be difficult, and it’s going to be very important to be focused from FP1. With the system of having the first three sessions to be in the top 10, we know it’s very important, and every session will count. I’m just trying to enjoy it from Lap 1 tomorrow morning, and see how prepared we can be on Sunday.”

What do you hope Aprilia has been working on in Noale for the test?

AE41: “We have quite a lot of things to try. Sincerely, I don’t know if we will have enough time on Monday because, for the engineers, everything is just an action, so they can put 100 laps, but we are not machines. Lorenzo Savadori is racing here again, like in Portimao. His bike is quite different to Maverick’s and mine, so hopefully everything he tries and feels is interesting, we will be able to try on Monday. But, it’s important to not lose the focus that the base of the bike is quite good. It’s always good to try to improve, there is always room to improve, but we have to be very careful as well.”

Thoughts from last weekend? 

Marc Marquez: “We were far, too far in Portimao. You see sixth position and think not bad. But we were too far from the podium and from the victory. We struggled a lot in the race but anyway we will try to find a way to be faster here in Jerez. Of course, we have some ideas already to try. Not only for the bike but also for myself. I need to keep improving and we are working on it. We will see how we start in FP1 and from that point we can start to understand our performance this weekend.”

 

Marc Marquez. Photo courtesy Dorna.

 

How soon can you find the improvements you need?

MM93: “This is the big question. It’s true that it’s a bike that in big circuits it’s working really well like we saw in pre-season in Malaysia and then in Qatar. But as soon as we arrive at a small circuit and you need to turn in a short time, that is where we struggle a lot. That’s where we need to understand some more. The solution is close or far? We don’t know, we don’t know. The potential is there. I believe the potential is there. But we need to find a way how to take profit from that potential.”

What do you expect from Monday’s test?

MM93: “We are in a different situation. My Monday test starts tomorrow. We will start with some things tomorrow, not new items. They have a good base and they are fighting for the championship for that reason. When you have a good base, you are able to be fast everywhere. That’s where we need to work. Try to find, first of all, a base where we feel comfortable. From that point, we can start to try new things.”

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Aprilia All Stars Event Schedule Released

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-04-28 18:06

APRILIA ALL STARS 2022 – THE SCHEDULE FOR THE BIG APRILIA CELEBRATION IS RELEASED

ON SATURDAY 7 MAY, THE MISANO WORLD CIRCUIT WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, FREE OF CHARGE, FOR A DAY OF PASSION, SPORT AND ENDLESS FUN FOR EVERYONE 

THE GATES WILL OPEN AT 9.30 AM, WITH EVENTS RUNNING THROUGHOUT THE DAY UNTIL 6.00 PM. THE STARS OF THE APRILIA MOTOGP TEAM WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE, ALONG WITH GREAT CHAMPIONS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE HISTORY OF MOTORCYCLING. VISITORS CAN ALSO ENJOY FREE TEST RIDES OF THE 2022 APRILIA RANGE.

BUT THE SHOW IS FOR EVERYONE, WITH MUSIC FROM RADIO DEEJAY AND M2O WITH VIC AND VITTORIA HYDE AND AN EXTRAORDINARY LIVE PERFORMANCE BY ALBERTINO.

AND ONE LUCKY APRILIA ALL STARS ATTENDEE WILL WIN A FANTASTIC APRILIA TUONO 660.

Milan – The countdown to Aprilia All Stars 2022 has begun, with thousands of fans expected to attend the big celebration of Aprilia bikes and champions set to take place on Saturday 7 May at the Misano World Circuit.

As the gates open at 9.30 am, the fans will find a party atmosphere in the paddock. The stars of Radio DeeJay and M2O, Albertino, Vic and Vittoria Hide will entertain with their music and performances on a day that will be punctuated by a continuous series of events.

Aprilia Racing riders Aleix Espargaró, Maverick Viñales and Lorenzo Savadori will take to the Radio DeeJay stage to meet the fans, sign autographs and answer the presenters’ questions, alternating with some of the great Aprilia champions of the past, not least multi-title winning rider Max Biaggi.

The same champions, past and present, will also take to the track with both the RS-GP, the 2022 Aprilia MotoGP bike, and the very powerful RSV4, the successor to the bike that dominated in Superbike.

 

Aprilia racebikes lined up at a previous Aprilia All Stars event. Photo courtesy Aprilia.

 

The Misano World Circuit will also stage exhibitions of the legendary Aprilia two-stroke race bikes that dominated in the 125 and 250 world championship classes. Bikes that will be taken on track to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the very first Aprilia world championship title, scored by Alex Gramigni in 1992. Bikes that have remained in the hearts of every fan and become legendary, like the all black RSV 250 with which “corsair” Biaggi ruled the world championship in the 90s, Loris Capirossi’s number 65 bike, the 125 with which Rossi won his first title and the 250 that saw Manuel Poggiali crowned world champion. Bikes that can be admired up close by the public in a line-up on pit lane.

Also set to take to the Italian track are bikes from the Aprilia Sport Production 250 Italian Championship and the exclusive Tuono X, the world’s lightest and most powerful production naked, ridden by Espargaró, Viñales and Savadori.

Test rides will be available from early morning until 5.00 pm. This means that everyone will have the chance to test the Aprilia RS 660, Tuono 660, Tuareg and Tuono V4, free of charge of course, during a ride on the roads around the circuit, led by professional riders.

But for the die-hard Aprilia enthusiasts, the highlight will come mid-afternoon when one lucky participant, selected from among those who enter the free raffle, will win a Aprilia Tuono 660, the bike with the best weight/power ratio in its category as well as the lightest and most technologically refined.

The big parade at 5.30 pm will bring all riders onto the track, as they invade the circuit aboard their own bikes for the spectacular procession that will round out Aprilia All Stars 2022.

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Quartararo: "Non penso al mio futuro, solo a vincere il Mondiale"

"A Jerez so di potere lottare per la prima posizione ma voglio procedere passo dopo passo. Cosa vorrei nei test di lunedì? Più cavalli"

Marquez: "svilupperò la Honda per me, senza pensare ad altro"

"I test di lunedì? Io inizierò a provare dall'FP1. Quando sei nel tuo ’sweet moment’ puoi fare cose speciali, ma quando vieni da un momento difficile come il mio, hai necessità di aiuto dalla moto. Non penso solo a migliorare lei, ma anche me stesso in sella alla moto"

Rins: "In Suzuki non c'è un pilota n°1, ma mi piace battere Mir"

"Tutti vogliono battere il proprio compagno di squadra, è sempre stato così. Sapere che Quartararo mi indica come il rivale per il titolo è bello, ma la stagione è lunghissima"

Aleix Espargarò: "Credo nel Mondiale, le occasioni vanno sfruttate"

"Perdere le concessioni? Mi dispiacerebbe solo perché perderei un test al Mugello. Non ho ancora un'offerta da Aprilia per il rinnovo, devo continuare a fare bene"

Limited USA-Only Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Now In Showrooms

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-04-28 16:45

Ducati Hypermotard 950 RVE Available in US Showrooms Only and Limited to 100 Units

Exclusive USA-only Hypermotard 950 RVE with “graffiti” livery that compares to an airbrushed look

Limited to 100 available with corresponding badging of each production unit

Takes design inspiration from social media sensation and Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este award-winning concept

Mountain View, Calif. – For 2022 the Hypermotard RVE will return to North America for a limited production second generation version, which is limited to 100 units and available only for presold orders.

What makes the 950 RVE stick out is its livery called “Graffiti” inspired by street art. The creation process is laborious, demanding highly skilled painters that work in phases and apply extremely thin decals. The results are comparable to airbrushed bodywork, something not found on many production motorcycles, which is why the bike is limited to 100 units.

The RVE takes styling from the original Hypermotard 950 concept bike that was unveiled during the 2019 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este classic automobile and motorcycle show held annually on the western shore of Italy’s Lake Como. Designed by Centro Stile Ducati, the concept won first place in the show’s ”Concept Bikes: New Design and Prototypes by Manufacturers and Independents” category and was widely shared across social media channels.

Ducati designers capitalized on the concept’s attention-grabbing livery and created a similar-styled model for the Hypermotard 950 lineup, unveiling the RVE in June 2020. The RVE offers a mid-range Hypermotard model between the base 950 and the top-range 950 SP.

The Hypermotard 950 is the ideal platform for this custom OEM look due to the bike’s aggressive supermotard look accented by twin exhausts under the seat and visible mechanical components, including the iconic trellis frame that translates into lightness and stability, the tapered flat seat that provides ease of movement, and the exposed L-twin engine that ensures Ducati reliability and hyper-fun power delivery.

Speaking of the engine, the twin-cylinder 937 cc Testastretta 11° creates 114 hp at 9,000 rpm and 71 lbs-ft of torque at 7,250 rpm. The torque is what makes this powerplant popular among motard fans—80 percent of the torque is available from 3,000 to 9,500 rpm. This linear power output maximizes rideability, performance, and, what matters most, fun, whether lapping the track, carving canyons, or riding urban daily.

The RVE arrives with the latest in Ducati technological advancements, including Ducati Quick Shift (DQS) Up and Down EVO, which is added to the components already present in the standard version, Bosch Cornering ABS with Slide by Brake function (in setting 1), Ducati Traction Control (DTC) EVO and Ducati Wheelie Control (DWC) EVO.

The RVE also features fully adjustable suspension so owners can easily change settings to their riding style and includes a 45mm Marzocchi fork and Sachs shock. Bringing the RVE to a stop is a set of Brembo M4.32 four-piston radial monoblock calipers up front that squeeze 320mm discs, and a two-piston Brembo caliper out back that grasps a 245mm disc.

The Hypermotard 950 RVE will begin to hit showroom floors across the USA late May and will be available for an MSRP of $15,695.

At the top of the Hypermotard 950 range is the Hypermotard 950 SP, upgraded for a performance-focus with racing graphics, Öhlins suspension with increased travel, and Marchesini forged rims.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.ducati.com/us/en/bikes/hypermotard/hypermotard-950

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MotoGP: Valencia Named Best Grand Prix Of 2021

RoadRacing World - Thu, 2022-04-28 16:34

Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana named best of 2021

The season finale, one of the first to welcome a packed house back to the track as restrictions eased, has been voted best of the year 

Thursday, 28 April 2022

The Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana has been named the best Grand Prix of 2021. The award is voted for by IRTA and then ratified by the Grand Prix Commission, with the event at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo coming out on top. It’s the fourth time Valencia has won the award, with 2021 adding to successes in 2002, 2003 and 2005. The circuit also has two Best Grand Prix trophies from 2020 for the Europe and Valencia Grands Prix, with every track that hosted an event that year honoured for their collaboration and support during a challenging season for the sport.

The season finale always brings the year to a close in style, with the unique Circuit Ricardo Tormo creating an amphitheatre of grandstands and giving fans an unparalleled view of the action. In 2021, the event was also one of the first without strict limitations on attendance, with Covid-19 restrictions beginning to ease. Accordingly, nearly 150,000 fans flocked through the gates across the weekend and it was the best attended event of the season.

Vicent Marzà, Education, Culture and Sports Counsellor at the Generalitat Valenciana: “MotoGP is the most important event of the Circuit Ricardo Tormo calendar. Every season we prepare the Grand Prix with all possible care. We want to thank Dorna, IRTA and FIM for this award and we would like to share it with all fans who are the key piece to make the Grand Prix of the Valencian Community a great success for the last 23 years. See you on the 6th of November!”

Hervé Poncharal, President of IRTA: “It’s great to see Valencia gaining the award for best Grand Prix back! Valencia has always been a strong player in MotoGP, fulfilling all our requests and often hosting the final showdowns deciding our Champions – and the track is the perfect stage to allow the crowd to follow the fight corner by corner.

“It is always an intense weekend and the circuit puts on a great show. In 2021, it was a full house once again and as one of the only races with no restrictions, it was always going to be a tough act for the rest to compete with!”

Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports: “We’re very happy to see Valencia voted best Grand Prix. It’s always a great weekend for the sport when we return to the track, which feels like an arena and creates a phenomenal atmosphere. The promoter, staff and everyone at the circuit welcome us back with open arms at the end of each season, and last year was no different.

“It was fantastic to see so many fans return to fill the stands and Valencia made it an event to remember, for them and for everyone working in the paddock. It is one of our flagship events on the calendar, where we know that we can always expect a sold-out crowd. We would like to express our gratitude for an incredible Grand Prix, and extend our thanks to the Comunitat Valenciana for their continued passion and support for MotoGP.”

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Morbidelli: "La mia stagione potrebbe cambiare da un momento all'altro"

"La Yamaha è una moto vincente, ma devo farle fare quello che voglio. Ho bisogno di seguire la mia strada e trovare il giusto setup"

Mir “Rins in testa al mondiale mi motiva, se lo fa lui posso anch'io”

"Abbiamo fatto 5 gare ed Alex è stato molto bravo, senza commettere errori. La sua posizione mi motiva: è meglio avere un compagno forte è sempre meglio, così ottieni informazioni migliori e la moto ne beneficia"

Dovizioso: “Jerez non mi fa impazzire, in MotoGP non si cambia velocemente"

“I test di lunedì saranno un’opportunità, ma non mi aspetto nulla di pazzesco. L’incontro di settimana scorsa è stato utili per chiarirsi ed esprimere le proprie idee, ma non so cosa ci sarà”

Accise: il Governo prepara un nuovo decreto per prorogare il taglio

Sono sei i miliardi di euro stanziati per contrastare i rincari energetici. Il Governo è al lavoro per prorogare il taglio di 25 centesimi al litro su benzina e gasolio

Domani mattina altra visita medica per Raul Fernandez, Aron Canet è fit

I dottori del circuito hanno rinviato a domani mattina la decisione sul via libera per il pilota del team Tech3

Bagnaia: "Non riesco ancora ad alzare la spalla, ma sono tranquillo"

"Questo è il primo giorno in cui sento meno dolore, dovrò conservare le energie durante il fine settimana. Avevo bisogno di correre a Portimao e provare certe sensazioni"

Marini: “Con la Ducati non mi trovo ancora a mio agio, sono nel limbo”

“I test? Vediamo se ci sarà qualcosa di interessante da provare. Purtroppo nei weekend di gara si lavora solo sulla prestazione, senza fare investimenti”. Bezzecchi: “Con la Ducati sono al 50%”

La moto ti mantiene giovane: a 86 anni viene fermato dalla polizia per un selfie

E' successo a Perugia, dove un arzillo amante delle due ruote è stato fermato per un normale controllo da alcuni agenti che gli hanno poi chiesto una foto ricordo

Zarco: "Bayle? Quando ci alleniamo in cross mi ricorda chi comanda"

"Preferisco quando mi guarda da fuori la pista! Sarà importante averlo anche nei test lunedì. I punti deboli di Quartararo? I rettilinei e qui non ce ne sono"

Bastianini: "a Portimao persi punti importanti, ma il mondiale è lungo"

"Veniamo da un GP molto difficile: a Portimao abbiamo faticato sul bagnato e poi la caduta del sabato ha compromesso anche la gara…sono ricaduto. Qui, quindi dobbiamo ripartire da capo"

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