Month: May 2016

Moto3 and Moto2 round-up – Mugello: Ajo’s Binder and Zarco win after double drama

A slightly longer, short rewind of the support class action, all down to the Moto2 chaos:

Both the Moto3 and Moto2 races for the Italian GP weekend had drama, but for very different reasons: Moto3 brought it’s usual last lap fun with a cast of lesser known names in the mix, while in Moto2 a red flag caused confusion and chaos with two restarts before the mess was fixed.

In both cases it was a rider from the Ajo camp that rose to the top and kept a cool head – Brad Binder in Moto3 and Johann Zarco in Moto2.

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Zarco Win Ajo Mugello Moto2 2016      Backflip imminent : Zarco wins in Italy                                       Photo:Ajo Motorsport

Moto3 got the Italian grand prix race day of to an explosive start with over 20 riders in the train to the line at the finish with the lead swapping continually over the 20 lap distance.

Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Brad Binder was the fist rider to gain any sort…

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Moto3 and Moto2 round-up Mugello: perfectly timed poles for Fenati and Lowes in Italy.

Moto3 and Moto2 digest/qualifying report by me now over on Paddock Chatter…

Round six of the MotoGP world championship takes place in Italy and before seeing home legend Valentino Rossi take pole in the main event, Romano Fenati had already given his Moto3 team and the fans at the Mugello circuit something to celebrate, taking pole in the Moto3 class.

In Moto2 the home celebrations moved to the Gresini garage as the Italian team saw Sam Lowes cruise to pole with an early fast lap.

Moto3

Moto3 once again provided and action packed final few minutes as home hero Romano Fenati proved he had well and truly beaten his qualifying demons with a perfectly timed fast lap for pole.

Zarco tuscan hills 2016 Zarco in action in the Tuscan hills             Photo:Image Ajo Motorsport             

The Italian was last out of the pit as the a large group of riders shot back into the pit for clear track, wasting a lap, he was only leaving for the first…

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Moto3 and Moto2 round up – Le Mans: Binder snatches win & Rins dominates for victory.

Need to catch up on Moto2/Moto3? A brief run down of those races is now here at Paddock Chatter:

MotoGP heads to Le Mans for round five of the championship, in both the Moto3 and Moto2 classes there had been a different winner in each round to this point, but all that was to change in France with Brad Binder eyeing up his target Romano Fenati before moving in to overtake and secure back to back victories.

In Moto2 Alex Rins looked assured once he hit the front with a confident and defensive performance holding off Simone Corsi to the flag.

Rins 2016 Race Le Mans Back to Winning ways:Alex Rins      Photo:PonsRacing.com

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Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Brad Binder won again after his Jerez heroics after rehearsing his turn eleven move over long time leader Romano Fenati,and executing it on the penultimate lap to lead for the final tour of the circuit after a four man battle at the front.

Despite warnings of Binders intentions appearing on his pit board, KTM’s Fenati found…

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Moto3 and Moto2 round up: Le Mans – Antonelli leaves it late, Luthi in charge for poles.

My qualifying round up is out over at Paddock Chatter, here’s a look:

MotoGP arrives in France with the action staying in Europe but moving to a sunny Le Mans. The temperatures saw some great lap times, with Moto3 and Moto3 providing very different sessions.

Moto3 was exciting to the very last second with Niccolo Antonelli charging to a late pole divong under Brad Binder’s time as he took the flag.

Moto2 saw Luthi get the pace of qualifying in the class and put in a strong, record setting lap early which held firm as his rivals chipped away at his fierce time.

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Rins 2016 Qualifying Le Mans Pons Racing Chasing…Rins at Le Mans.                  Photo:Pons Racing

Moto3, much like their races every week, went to the wire with Niccolo Antonelli leaving it to the last moment to set his 1m 42.756 for Ongetta Rivacold (Honda).

He displaced long time holder of provisional pole, Jerez winner and championship leader Red Bull KTM…

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