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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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Rossi and Hayden close to podium at Italian GP

Rossi and Hayden close to podium at Italian GP | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

Today at Mugello, Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden were protagonists in a great race that saw them cross the finish line in fifth and seventh positions, respectively, both coming very close to making the podium.

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Wall Photos MotoGP | Facebook

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Mugello circuit has the longest straight of the MotoGP World Championship. Many things can happen in these 1,141 meters!

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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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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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Dovizioso and Crutchlow make solid start in Mugello

Dovizioso and Crutchlow make solid start in Mugello | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team riders Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow made a positive start to the Gran Premio d'Italia TIM at the fast and technical Mugello circuit in Italy today.

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Lorenzo leads in Mugello after second free practice

Lorenzo leads in Mugello after second free practice | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

Under sunny yet windy conditions it was Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jorge Lorenzo who laid down the marker for the weekend at the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM at Mugello, setting the fastest time of the day in the afternoon session ahead of Dani Pedrosa...

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Rossi tackles four-wheeled challenge at Monza

Rossi tackles four-wheeled challenge at Monza | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The nine-times World Champion is taking part in the Monza round of the Blancpain Endurance Series, which got underway on Friday, at the controls of a Ferrari 458 Italia.

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Dorna Sports launch brand new MotoGP™ Live Experience app

Dorna Sports launch brand new MotoGP™ Live Experience app | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

For the 2012 season, Dorna Sports SL has developed a brand new application to enhance how MotoGP™ fans experience the World Championship, with a brand new interface and a range of functionalities.

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Fenati tops Moto3™ timesheet

Fenati tops Moto3™ timesheet | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

Italian rookie Romano Fenati was the quickest Moto3™ rider around Jerez on Monday, the first of three days testing at the circuit, leading the more experienced Maverick Viñales and Danny Kent.

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AC Milan honors Marco Simoncelli

AC Milan honors Marco Simoncelli | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The AC Milan paid tribute to the champion shortly ahead of their Serie A match against Lecce on Sunday through the actions of 58 children from the Milan football school in Coriano.

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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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Rossi: "This test is a starting point"

Rossi: "This test is a starting point" | MotoGP World | Scoop.it

The Ducati Team concluded the first Test of the season satisfied with the new Ducati GP12’s improved front end feel and handling, and have a clear direction on what needs to be improved on the more powerful 1000cc bike.

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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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