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The MotoGP World Championship is the premier class of motorcycle road racing. It is currently divided into three classes: MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3. All three classes use four-stroke engines. In 2010, 250 cc two-strokes were replaced by the new Moto2 600 cc four-stroke class. In 2012, 125 cc two-strokes were replaced by the Moto3 250 cc four-stroke class with a weight limit of 65 kg with fuel, and the engine capacity for MotoGP increased from 800 cc to 1,000 cc. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Grand Prix motorcycles are purpose-built racing machines that are neither available for purchase by the general public nor able to be ridden legally on public roads. This contrasts with the various production-based categories of racing, such as the Superbike World Championship and the Isle of Man TT Races that feature modified versions of road-going motorcycles available to the public.
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Second in-season MotoGP™ test gets underway at Aragón

Second in-season MotoGP™ test gets underway at Aragón | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

A reduced number of MotoGP™ teams took to the Motorland Aragón test this morning to start the second of the season’s official tests.

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De Angelis completes MotoGP™ test for Forward

De Angelis completes MotoGP™ test for Forward | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Moto2 rider tested some new updates on his team's CRT machine in a test at the Vairano di Vidigulfo circuit.

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Private CRT testing at Aragon concludes

Private CRT testing at Aragon concludes | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The second day of testing wrapped up under largely improved weather conditions, especially in the evening, for the five MotoGP riders present at the Aragon circuit.

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Petrucci: "I need to work on my riding style"

Petrucci: "I need to work on my riding style" | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Italian rider chosen to develop the Ioda Racing CRT prototype discovers exactly what needs to be done at the first real test with the new machine held this week at Jerez.

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Lorenzo on top at Sepang day one

Lorenzo on top at Sepang day one | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The first day of the Official MotoGP™ Test of 2012 at the Sepang International Circuit finished with the Yamaha Factory Racing rider on top of the timesheet and pleased with his new 1000cc YZR-M1.

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Bridgestone geared up for 2012 MotoGP™ tests

Bridgestone geared up for 2012 MotoGP™ tests | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

Following an intensive development programme over the winter break, Bridgestone is geared up for the first MotoGP™ group tests of 2012 as evaluation of the tyres that will be used for the upcoming season continues.

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Sepang Test to kick start 2012 season

Sepang Test to kick start 2012 season | MotoGP World | Scoop.it
Tuesday will see the majority of the premier class converge on track aboard 1000cc bikes at the Sepang International Circuit for the first Official MotoGP™ Test of 2012.
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Στη Speed Master ο Pasini

Στη Speed Master ο Pasini | MotoGP World | Scoop.it
Με τα χρώματα της Speed Master Team θα αγωνίζεται το 2012 ο Mattia Pasini στην κατηγορία του Moto GP.
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Speed Master signs Pasini for MotoGP effort

Speed Master signs Pasini for MotoGP effort | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Speed Master Team have reached an agreement for Mattia Pasini to pilot their ART (Aprilia Racing Technology) CRT bike in the MotoGP™ class.

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Borsoi: "CRT is a big challenge, but we believe in it"

Borsoi: "CRT is a big challenge, but we believe in it" | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

Gino Borsoi, Sporting Director of the Aspar Team, talked to motogp.com about the team’s objectives for the 2012 season, the development of their CRT prototypes and the introduction of the new format in the MotoGP™ World Championship.

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MotoGP™ test schedule continues at Aragón

MotoGP™ test schedule continues at Aragón | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

In the wake of yesterday’s test carried out at the Circuit de Catalunya, the MotoGP™ paddock had only one day’s rest, before the second in-season test to be held at Motorland Aragón tomorrow.

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Pirro makes his first laps on the Gresini CRT

Pirro makes his first laps on the Gresini CRT | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Italian rider just completed an intense and exhaustive shakedown on the Imola track, where he made the first rounds on the CRT-FTR of the San Carlo Honda Gresini team.

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Pasini: "Our goal is to compete against the other CRTs"

Pasini: "Our goal is to compete against the other CRTs" | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Speed Master garage wrapped up the private test in Jerez satisfied with the progress made over the course of three days. From Monday to Wednesday, the Italian team carried out their work program in preparation for the 2012 MotoGP™ season.

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Ellison reviews first ride on PBM CRT

Ellison reviews first ride on PBM CRT | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

James Ellison had his first opportunity to test the Aprilia Paul Bird Motorsports CRT he will ride in his return to the World Championship.

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1000cc bikes in action at Sepang

1000cc bikes in action at Sepang | MotoGP World | Scoop.it
The first Official MotoGP™ Test of 2012 kicked off in Malaysia on Tuesday with the majority of attending teams putting their new 1000cc prototypes to the pavement by 2pm local time.
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Valencia hosts first Test of the 2012 Championship

Valencia hosts first Test of the 2012 Championship | MotoGP World | Scoop.it
Almost in parallel with the test that the majority of the MotoGP™ teams are attending in Malaysia—starting tomorrow at Sepang—the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia today saw Aleix Espargaró, Randy De Puniet (Aprilia Aspar) and Mattia Pasini (Speed...
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Borsoi: "Goodbye Ducati, we go with CRT now"

Borsoi: "Goodbye Ducati, we go with CRT now" | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

Borsoi says that CRT could be a good surprize, they can make the difference.

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