Month: October 2014

Just Up? Catch up on the Sepang races here!

Moto2 saw the title decided and Moto3 was a thriller so here’s some links to help you catch up if you could only just about make it out of bed for the main event (extra tricky with the clocks changing!)

My main Moto3 and Moto2 race reports are done as-live and can be found at crash.net, click here for Moto3 and here for Moto2.

They also have very comprehensive coverage of MotoGP so worth a click whatever your interests to comment, like, tweet and get involved, the more the merrier!

For a round up of both the support classes here’s a combined summary for Paddock Chatter.

 

Not an early bird? get your Sepang reports here!

The flyaway rounds are coming to a close but if an early morning qualifying wasn’t for you here’s some catch up reports before race day for the Malaysian Grand Prix rounds!

My early morning detailed race reports for crash.net are the most comprehensive way to catch up on events, you can check out Moto2 here and Moto3 here. The site also carries all the info on the main race so why not comment, like tweet and get involved!

For a briefer digest of the morning in the support classes you can also check out my Moto2 and Moto3 round -up for Paddock Chatter here.

MotoGP race reports for the early Australian Grand Prix are online now

19/10/2014

The Australian MotoGP weekend brought three enthralling races, with MotoGP repeated I won’t spoil the result, but if you are looking to catch up on the sports future stars of Moto2 and Moto3 here are some race reports to help you catch up!

My full crash.net race reports are wriiten as the action happened so for full details of what happened in Moto3, click here or for Moto2 here.

You can also check out a shorter, combined report over at Paddock Chatter by clicking here.

You will also find the opportunity to discuss the races in the comments section or via the social media buttons on each article, allowing you to chat with other race fans about the days events.

MotoGP Phillip Island too early? Catch up here!

18/10/2014

Rabat on Record form. Image via Marc VDS.

Rabat on Record form.
Image via Marc VDS.

The flyaways are pretty tough on fans in Europe, three weekends in a row of early mornings!

If you missed any of the Moto3 or Moto2 qualifying action here’s some links to help you catch up before race day!

For my full race reports done as the sessions are run and full of detail try crash.net – Moto3 here, or Moto2 here.

For a briefer, combined round up there is also Paddockchatter.com, just click the links for more!

MotoGP Motegi 2014 race reports…

12/10/2014

make for some great reading if you couldn’t get up for 3am!

When you can’t find a repeat and you need to know what happened beside Marquez excellent championship win and Lorenzo’s racecraft – and lets face it Moto3 and Moto2 were EARLY if you were watching in Europe – here’s some of my race reports to give you a flavour of the action!

Moto3 had it all, with a six way battle and a final lap victory, for more on this in my race report (from 3am!) for crash.net here.

Moto2 had a breakaway and a chase, the race report for that, also at crash is here.

For a combined, shorter report you can also visit paddockchatter.com here.

Don’t forget it is also a great opportunity to talk, comment, like and tweet with other fans too!

Marquez’s 2014 Japanese special helmet and championship winning no1 gold lid!

12/12/2014

Because when you are crowned the 2014 world champion you can have as many special helmets as you like!

Images first, more to follow…

 

 

 

 

MotoGP Motegi qualifying round ups…

In Europe? MotoGP qualifying too early for you? Catch up here!

 

Moto3 was full of explosive action and some great results for the Brits learn more here in my race report for crash.net

Moto2 was all about Tito Rabat and his need for pole more on that also at crash.net here.

For a shorter round-up of both in the same place you can visit paddock chatter too!

I get up early so you don’t have to so enjoy, comment like and tweet to get involved ( and pretend you were up if you want!)

Motegi’s Manga for MotoGP returns for 2014

09/10/2014

Motegi, and a lack of sleep due to the time difference, are almost here. So, as is now commonplace and hotly anticipated, that means it’s Official Motegi Manga time!

Again the artwork for the MotoGP race is exceptional, with Lorenzo looking particularly menacing in his quest for a win!

For more on the previous versions of the riders in previous years (including the ever popular ‘Crazy Crutchlow’!) try my previous blog posts listed below:

https://survivalofthefastest.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/motogp-turning-japanese-motegi-has-a-manga-poster-again-for-2013/

https://survivalofthefastest.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/motogp-arrives-in-japan-motegi-news-round-up/

Moto3: All change for Ana Carrasco?

04/10/2014

Woman racers. They always cause discussion.

The only girl in the world championship is Ana Carrasco, a Moto3 rider. She excelled as Maverick Vinales team-mate in his championship winning year on a KTM closer to a street bike, taking two points finishes.

Her second year in Moto3, this year, has been more difficult – on an unfavoured Kalex KTM at RW Racing her best placing has been 20th.

Things have become so strained between rider and team that the Spaniard was to sit out practice in Misano, allegedly over financial differences – with her now to make no further appearances with the team this season as we head into the trio of flyaway races followed by the season finale in Valencia.

Just as this moves the discussion into paid rides and the money a solo female rider brings as a novelty (unfortunately the view of many) versus talent and getting a good enough bike to show it ( I believe after her year at Team Calvo, the termination of which again came down to money issues, the latter applies as good results from any of the Kalex KTM riders have been few and far between) it appears that talent can come first as Carrasco seems to be near confirming a ride for 2015!

It is suggested in her home news publications that Carrasco has been picked up by Aleix Espargaro’s RBA team – present in this years CEV Spanish  championship and with a string of Moto3 wild-card appearances under their belt with Gabriel Rodrigo.

For the full lowdown and news on who else is set for a move to the team click here to go to my full story at crash.net, where you can get interactive on social media or in the comments.