Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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Part 1 of MotoGP's latest worst-kept secret is out: Valentino Rossi is to leave Ducati at the end of the 2012 season. Ducati this morning issued a press release (printed below) that their working relationship with Rossi will come to an end at the end of the season. Here is the press release in full:
Ducati and Rossi to part ways at the end of 2012
As the MotoGP series awaits its return to action for the August 19 Indianapolis Grand Prix, Ducati announces that its working relationship with Valentino Rossi will conclude at the end of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship.
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Toni Elias will continue to ride the Pramac Ducati bike at the Indianapolis Grand Prix while Hector Barbera recovers from his injury, the team said on Friday. Spaniard Elias replaced his compatriot at Laguna Seca after Barbera broke his leg in a training accident. Former Moto2 world champion Elias will continue to ride the team’s bike at Indianapolis next week.
The Repsol Media Service have issued the following press release, containing an interview with Moto2 star and future Repsol Honda MotoGP man Marc Marquez. In the interview, Marquez talks about his Moto2 season so far, how the announcement of his move to MotoGP next season has affected him, and who his biggest rival is for the remainder of the season. Read the interview below, or watch the video:
"I know that right now I have to be focused on Moto2"
Approaching the second half of an important final year in Moto2, Marc Márquez reviews his performances in the opening nine races of 2012.
At the midway stage of the season in Moto2, Marc Márquez is one of the favourites for the 2012 title. The Repsol rider is satisfied with how things have gone so far and is excited about the chance to make his move up to MotoGP with the Repsol Honda Team next season as World Champion.
With half the World Championship gone, you lead the standings and have a 34 point advantage. You’ve won 4 races and have 3 more podiums, plus you are signed to the Repsol Honda Team in MotoGP for next season. Could you ask for any more?
It feels like it could be getting tedious to open what seems like every World Superbike round up this year with talk about the weather, but it has become a major factor in qualifying, if not racing, in 2012.
Every session of Superbike qualifying and practice this weekend has been hit by rain, with sessions being either getting wetter or getting dryer. Consistency has been lacking in all but this afternoon's free practice, with the track either getting wetter or dryer, with standing water hampering several sessions. The rain was tempered with sunshine that burned the light covering off quickly but left stretches of water in the heavier areas, giving the track uneven conditions that caught quite a few riders out in Superpole.
INbolnet - Dani Pedrosa's fastest lap record of successful print in the U.S. GP Sunday (29/7), but failed to stick strictly to Casey Stoner and Jorge Lorenzo until the end of the race.
Driving the latest RC213V machine for the first time, Pedrosa using the rear tires hard (hard) as Lorenzo. While Repsol Honda team-mate, Stoner reckless use of the rear tires (soft).
"I have tried hard and the third position is the most this time," said Pedrosa. "Initially, I felt confident. When overtaking Casey, I was calm because I know he used the soft tire. Choice is risky, but it worked."
The Spaniard also said they believed had a good race rhythm at Laguna Seca circuit. But when trying to overtake Stoner returned, he too menggeber gas. This makes it almost fell.
"I am far behind by Jorge and Casey. Every time braking, the front tire I had a slip," he continued. "But I am still happy because I have been trying to end."
Pedrosa assess the performance of the latest Honda engine is very impressive, especially the engine is able to make it reach the podium. Rider who is now in second place standings (182 points) was confident he could perform more strongly in Indianapolis August 17 to 19 the next series.
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It is a bit of a risk, announcing that Valentino Rossi will be switching to Yamaha just a couple of days after getting caught out by a hacked Twitter and email account. This time, though, confirmation is coming from multiple sources, including our own. Rossi will be leaving Ducati for Yamaha at the end of this season, with an official press release expected from Yamaha on the morning of August 15th, the Italian national holiday of Ferragosto, and the day before the paddock assembles at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP.