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MOTOGP | RD5 – LE-MANS – FRANCE

Round 5 of the 2019 season took place at another of the iconic tracks which feature on the MotoGP calendar, Le Mans. As usual the weather guaranteed nothing here so who would have known just what kind of a race that would have been in store. Throughout the Free Practice (FP) sessions, turn 3 collected the most victims for crashes and the tyre choices were a bit of an issue for most riders. Yet again one of the big named riders fell into the trap of not getting a good…

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MOTOGP | RD4 – JEREZ – SPAIN

Well here we are at the first of a number of European rounds which are considered to be better and more favourable tracks for the majority of the riders. Whilst the fly-away tracks are interesting and do provide good racing, the majority being European are more comfortable with these tracks; as they are both nearer to home and provide better facilities. Due to the nature of the track, Jerez  has provided a lot of good duels and battles over the years. The crowds are always out early in high numbers…

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MOTOGP | RD3 – USA

It was a mixed bag for the Free Practise sessions and Qualifying due to the most bizarre weather conditions. During Friday both FP sessions were dry and sunny, but were not dominated by Marc Marquez for once who has won here for the last six years and taken pole position every time. FP1 finished with Marc Marquez top, Maverick Vinales in second and Jack Miller third, whilst Andrea Dovizioso did well to finish fourth on the Ducati that does not usually do too well here. Valentino Rossi was quietly beavering…

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MOTOGP | RD2 – ARGENTINA

Well there were two races in one at this round, Marquez racing out front against the clock and the rest in a proper race against each other. It seems to me that Marquez did not fancy another close race like in Qatar and decided to take off, which was a shame for all the neutral fans. However, the race behind him was a very good one in which Valentino Rossi at 40 years old shows why he is still in the paddock, and why he is by far the most…

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PREVIEW | MOTOGP | RD2 – ARGENTINA

Since the last race in Qatar there has been a bit of a technical battle between Ducati and other manufacturers with an appeal mainly lead by Aprilia in regards to the “Ducati Strut”. This is the part we saw under the swing arm on the Dovizioso’s Ducati in particular which was a new development whereby their reason for using it was “to cool the heat in the rear tyre”. However, it is also believed to contribute to the aerodynamics which the other teams argue was not allowed within the rules,…

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MotoGP | 2019 | The New Rules Explained

Whilst there is a fat book full of official rules governing the sport, I’ve selected some of the more interesting and significant rule changes across the classes for this season. Aerodynamic fairings: The winglets that Ducati introduced a few years ago made other manufacturers follow trend. The rules were changed soon after so that they had to be incorporated within the fairings and not exceed a specified measurement. However, this year although those designs will still be allowed, each rider will start with a specific style with only one upgrade…

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MOTOGP | RD1 QATAR

Well everybody it had been 112 days since the last race back in Valencia 2018, and here we were again, the 2019 season was underway. Free Practise sessions were inconsistent for the front runners but Valentino Rossi did manage to steal the show in FP1 by topping the charts. However, it was short lived for the 9 times champion seeking his tenth title, as the rest of the FP’s and Qualifying was a disappointment for him and the Yamaha team. On the other side of the garage though, his team…

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