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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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motogp.com · The gap narrows as Sepang MotoGP™ test continues

motogp.com · The gap narrows as Sepang MotoGP™ test continues | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

As the second day of MotoGP™ testing got underway in Sepang it was the Repsol Honda and Yamaha foursome that continued to top the timesheet at the mid-way point, although the gap to the rest of the field is narrowing.

 

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Wall Photos Jorge Lorenzo | Facebook

Wall Photos Jorge Lorenzo | Facebook | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

Great Qualifying today at Sepang, in the end we were able to add a new Pole! Wish me luck for tomorrow! :)

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Lin Jarvis: "We have two riders capable of challenging for the title"

Lin Jarvis: "We have two riders capable of challenging for the title" | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

After a positive two tests in Sepang, motogp.com caught up with Yamaha Motor Racing Managing Director Lin Jarvis to hear his thoughts on Yamaha´s 2012 challenge and their expectations for all four riders contesting the year on-board the YZR-M1.

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Sepang MotoGP Test - Repsol Honda Team RC213V

Repsol Honda MotoGP Team riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa leave Sepang circuit with the satisfaction of a job well done. They spent the test working on hard on their Honda RC213V chassis', focusing on reducing the chattering and both reported a slight improvement. Casey Stoner set the fastest time of the test with a flying lap of 2'00.473 and team mate Dani Pedrosa recorded the second fastest time with a lap of 2'00.648, just 0.175 from Stoner.

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Photos Jorge Lorenzo | Facebook

Photos Jorge Lorenzo | Facebook | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

All set for the second Sepang test! Excited to try things and keep improving the bike. Right now there is a storm at night but it's normal here, with tropical climate. I hope that tomorrow we have a complete sunny day.

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Bautista confident for 2012 after Test

Bautista confident for 2012 after Test | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The first shakedown with the Honda RC213V for Team San Carlo Honda Gresini and their new rider Alvaro Bautista at Sepang was a promising one.

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Positive start to 2012 for Crutchlow and Dovizioso

Positive start to 2012 for Crutchlow and Dovizioso | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team made a positive start to preparations for the 2012 MotoGP World Championship after a three-day test session at the Sepang International Circuit, which reached a successful conclusion today.

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Lorenzo and Spies star guests at International MotoXpo

Lorenzo and Spies star guests at International MotoXpo | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Yamaha Factory Racing riders were present as VIP attendees last Sunday at the first ever International MotoXpo Show in Kuala Lumpur.

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Abraham makes steps at Sepang

Abraham makes steps at Sepang | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

Karel Abraham finished the first Official Test of the 2012 season in twelfth position, setting a best lap time of 2'02.218.

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Bradl ends 11th in first outing with LCR

Bradl ends 11th in first outing with LCR | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The final day of putting the new 1000cc prototypes through their paces at the 5.548km Sepang International Circuit concluded today with MotoGP™ rookie Stefan Bradl setting a lap of 2’01.894 to place eleventh in the field.

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