Franco Morbidelli

  • MotoGP: Morbidelli edges out Rossi to top FP4 in Malaysia

    MotoGP: Morbidelli edges out Rossi to top FP4 in Malaysia

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    Petronas Yamaha SRT remains unbeaten at the Malaysian Grand Prix Petronas Yamaha SRT’s Franco Morbidelli continues to impress on Saturday at the Shell Malaysian Grand Prix by topping FP4 a few hours on from ending FP3 fastest. The Italian jumped ahead of Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi in the closing stages of the session…

  • MotoGP: Marquez bags first MotoGP Motegi pole ahead of Petronas duo

    MotoGP: Marquez bags first MotoGP Motegi pole ahead of Petronas duo

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    2019 Champion sits just over a tenth clear of Morbidelli and Quartararo in a dry Japanese GP Q2 session 2019 World Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) got the business done in Q2 at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, setting a 1:45.763 to claim his first-ever MotoGP pole position at Motegi. Behind the Spaniard…

  • MotoGP: Rookie Quartararo goes close to the outright lap record as he heads Marquez and Viñales in FP1 at Silverstone

    MotoGP: Rookie Quartararo goes close to the outright lap record as he heads Marquez and Viñales in FP1 at Silverstone

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    Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) sent an early warning sign to his rivals after going tantalisingly close to the outright Silverstone lap record in FP1, the French rookie slammed in a 1:59.952 to head Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) by 0.586. Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) was third quickest despite a crash…

  • MotoGP: Morbidelli -“If Lewis Hamilton wants to try my MotoGP bike, I can give it to him.”

    MotoGP: Morbidelli -“If Lewis Hamilton wants to try my MotoGP bike, I can give it to him.”

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    At the Petronas Yamaha SRT and Petronas Sprinta Racing launch in Kuala Lumpur, Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo said that they would be happy to see five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton on their MotoGP machines in the future. In an interview with Crash.net, Morbidelli, Quartararo and their team CEO Razlan Razali spoke about the prospect…

  • MotoGP: Valentino Rossi talks training, teaching and turning 40.

    MotoGP: Valentino Rossi talks training, teaching and turning 40.

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    With just over a week to go until the MotoGP paddock gets back together for the first pre-season test of the year in Sepang, Valentino Rossi has put in an appearance on Italian TV show, Che Tempo Che Fa, talking about how he’s feeling about the coming season, his VR46 Academy – and turning 40…

  • VIDEO: Valentino Rossi (and Franco Morbidelli) take the WIN at Rossi’s ‘100km of the Champions’.

    VIDEO: Valentino Rossi (and Franco Morbidelli) take the WIN at Rossi’s ‘100km of the Champions’.

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    Last weekend Valentino Rossi’s annual 100km dirt-track race, ‘100km of the Champions’, was held at the VR46 Motor Ranch. And it was Rossi and his protégé, Franco Morbidelli, who came out top after a hard fought race against Moto2 stars Mattia Pasini and Lorenzo Baldassarri. Created in 2011 just outside Tavullia – the hilltop town…

  • VIDEO: Minibike track training with Valentino Rossi. AND Franco Morbidelli.

    VIDEO: Minibike track training with Valentino Rossi. AND Franco Morbidelli.

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    We’ve just been sent this brilliant video of Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli pushing some little minibikes to their limit – while helping Rossi’s VR46 Academy riders hone their skills out on track. Looks like the lads had a lot of fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtroyKI5gss

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