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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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TTXGP checks in on day 1000 of their impossible mission to change ...

TTXGP checks in on day 1000 of their impossible mission to change ... | MotoGP World | Scoop.it
Today, at the 1000 days mark, the TTXGP has changed the conceptualization of what "green motorsports" is, and demonstrated that some year soon electric motorcycles and perhaps electric cars will have a significant ....
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Rossi: "Ducati did a good job in a just a short time"

Rossi: "Ducati did a good job in a just a short time" | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Ducati Team took to the track with its Desmosedici GP12 at the test in Sepang on Tuesday, and after official test rider Franco Battaini carried out the shakedown, Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden started the important work of finding a base...

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First day on the Honda RC213V for Bautista

First day on the Honda RC213V for Bautista | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Gresini Team rider recorded the seventh fastest time on his first day aboard the Honda RC213V.

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Pedrosa starts in a good shape, Stoner unable to ride

Pedrosa starts in a good shape, Stoner unable to ride | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Repsol Honda Team officially kicked off the 2012 MotoGP™ season with the first of three days testing at the Sepang International Circuit.

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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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Photos du mur | Jorge Lorenzo fb

Photos du mur | Jorge Lorenzo fb | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

1st training day in Sepang. After 4 months I've ride again the M1 but this time the 1000cc. Best time for now and good feeling with the bike.

1 Lorenzo J. Yamaha Factory Racing2:01.657
2 Pedrosa D. Repsol Honda Team+0.346
3 Crutchlow C. Monster Yamaha Tech 3+0.564
4 Spies B. Yamaha Factory Racing+0.577
5 Rossi V. Ducati Team+0.735

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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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Welcome to a new era in MotoGP™

Welcome to a new era in MotoGP™ | MotoGP World | Scoop.it
MotoGP is the world´s premier motorcycling championship, with a season of 18 Grands Prix in 13 countries bringing together the world´s top motorcycle manufacturers.
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Honda Confident As 2012 Challenger Is Launched - MotoGP - The ...

Honda Confident As 2012 Challenger Is Launched - MotoGP - The ... | MotoGP World | Scoop.it
Honda Racing Corporation's Executive Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto has promised that his team will not be taking their feet off the gas as they prepare to defend their MotoGP World Championships.
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Bradl makes his debut aboard the Honda RC213V

Bradl makes his debut aboard the Honda RC213V | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

After 2-month break the premier class teams and riders were back in action today for the first official testing session held at Sepang track, an important day for current MotoGP™ rookie Stefan Bradl, who posted the 11th fastest time on the LCR...

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Lorenzo: "Yamaha has worked hard on the M1"

Lorenzo: "Yamaha has worked hard on the M1" | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The 2011 runner-up Champion declared he was very happy with the new Yamaha after record the fastest time in the opening session of Official Test at Sepang.

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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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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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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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