Motorcycle sport / Grand Prix motorcycle racing: Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix is the premier championship of motorcycle road racing. It is divided into three classes: 125cc, Moto2 and MotoGP. Participants in the 125cc class use a two-stroke engine while those in the Moto2 and MotoGP use four-stroke engines. In 2010 the 250cc two-stroke was replaced by the new Moto2 600cc four-stroke class. Grand Prix motorcycles are purpose-built racing machines that are neither available for purchase by the general public nor can be ridden legally on public roads. This contrasts with the various production categories of racing, such as the Superbike World Championship, that feature modified versions of road-going motorcycles available to the public. -------------------------------------------------- 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season: The 2012 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season will be the 64th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. Casey Stoner will start the season as the defending World Champion, while Moto2 champion Stefan Bradl will join the MotoGP grid and 125cc champion Nicolás Terol will enter Moto2. Honda is the defending Manufacturers' Champion.
Take a look back at last weekend´s race at the AirAsia Grand Prix of Japan in Motegi where Repsol Honda Team´s Dani Pedrosa dominated Honda´s home track, and Álvaro Bautista and Cal Crutchlow went fairing to fairing in a thrilling fight for the final podium spot.
In the morning I had a lot of vibration in the rear which we think was a problem with the wheel balance. I did a sighting lap in the afternoon and it was full wet until turn 4 but from there, full dry, so we decided to stay in the pits. We will have to make good use of track time tomorrow morning to prepare the bike for qualifying and the race". AUDIO: http://bit.ly/UdjIXV
The dice have been thrown! The grid postions are now decided in all the categories for tomorrow's Malaysian GP race. Oliveira and Rins secured second and third row starts respectively in Moto3 with Alex Márquez needing to battle his way up from the back of the grid. Dani Pedrosa was very close to securing pole in MotoGP which in the end went to Lorenzo. Casey Stoner, improving all the time, will start from fourth. Marc Márquez will start from the front row of the grid in Moto2 and will be trying to clinch the title tomorrow by staying ahead of poleman Pol Espargaró. The Repsol team will be going for it tomorrow with all our support!