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  • MotoGP: Moto2 and Moto3 WILL race at Qatar but MotoGP race CANCELLED for the desert outing

    MotoGP: Moto2 and Moto3 WILL race at Qatar but MotoGP race CANCELLED for the desert outing

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    This in from MotoGP bosses at Dorna for this coming weekend’s opening round of the MotoGP championship at the Losail circuit on Qatar – whilst we’re not going to see the big bikes in action (because they’re not at Qatar yet) we will get to see the middle and lightweight classes bashing fairings in anger…

  • MotoGP: No more night races at Qatar

    MotoGP: No more night races at Qatar

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    From now on, it’s Moto3 and Moto2 during the day and the MotoGP lads are being sent out at sunset. The main reason for the switch from the famously dark, floodlit spectacle of the big race in the middle of a desert is temperature. When the sun goes down, there’s a huge drop in Celsius…

  • WSB:  Unbeatable Rea reignites Bautista rivalry for Race 2 victory

    WSB: Unbeatable Rea reignites Bautista rivalry for Race 2 victory

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    Rea brings 2019 to a close with a win after a race-long tussle with Bautista! The final race of the 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship took place under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit for the Motul Qatar Round. After a season of last lap battles, new rivalries, record-shattering performances and triumphant successes,…

  • WSB: Chaz Davies shines under the floodlights to end Day 1 on top in Qatar

    WSB: Chaz Davies shines under the floodlights to end Day 1 on top in Qatar

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    The Ducati rider led the way, while the chasing pack have work to do for Friday. The final session of the day for the WorldSBK class was one of the most important yet, with the first look of realistic race pace coming in the night time. Rocketing up the order, Chaz Davies (ARUBA.IT Racing –…

  • MotoGP: Ducati aero decision to be confirmed before the Argentina round

    MotoGP: Ducati aero decision to be confirmed before the Argentina round

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    Protests by four factories after the Qatar GP about Ducati’s rear swingarm devices has been referred to the MotoGP Court of Appeal. Following the MotoGP race at the VisitQatar Grand Prix on 10th March, the FIM MotoGP Stewards Panel composed by Freddy Spencer (IRTA-USA), Bill Cumbow (FIM–USA) and Ralf Bohnhorst (FIM-GER) received protests from Aprilia…

  • MotoGP: Rossi leads Lorenzo on first outing at Losail

    MotoGP: Rossi leads Lorenzo on first outing at Losail

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    ‘The Doctor’ heads the Spaniard and Marquez in FP1 as the top 17 are covered by 0.821 seconds Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) has topped the FP1 timesheets at the VisitQatar Grand Prix after setting the quickest time of 1:55.048, enough to lead second fastest Jorge Lorenzo (Repsol Honda Team) by 0.079 and third…

  • MotoGP: Testing dates and venues CONFIRMED.

    MotoGP: Testing dates and venues CONFIRMED.

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    The dates and venues for this season’s MotoGP tests have been confirmed ahead of this weekend’s season opener in Qatar. Ahead of the race action getting underway for 2019 at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar – the test dates for the season ahead (and beyond) have been confirmed. Firstly, an official test will be…

  • WSB: WorldSBK race two cancelled in Qatar

    WSB: WorldSBK race two cancelled in Qatar

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    Track conditions curtail competition in final round of the season. Following a severe rain and sand storm on Saturday morning in Qatar, it has been announced that WorldSBK race two has been cancelled at Losail International Circuit. With the storm hitting the Losail track in the morning, conditions deteriorated and therefore a difficult decision was…

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