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MotoGP: Gran Premi de Catalunya, it’s our home !! (PR)

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Mazbro n mbaksis, this weekend the Repsol Honda Team heads to Spain for the GP of Catalunya, known for the incredible atmosphere and support the home fans give their Spanish riders.
One of the most modern and well-appointed circuits in Europe, Catalunya is located in the hills just 12km north of Barcelona. Its 4.7km long track features a blend of eight right-hand turns and five lefts. Championship leader Marc Marquez – who has won every race this season from pole – Continue reading

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MotoGP Le Mans: Marquez leads the way (again….)

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Mazbro n mbaksis, in an unusually sunny Le Mans, it was Championship leader and reigning World Champion, Marc Marquez, who was fastest in both sessions today with teammate Dani Pedrosa finishing second this morning and 5th in the combined times.
After a chilly morning with and ambient and track temperatures of just 12ºC and 13ºC respectively, temperatures rose in this afternoon’s FP2 session to 20ºC – air – and 39ºC on the track. Marc tested both option rear Bridgestone tyres but recorded his fastest time of 1’33.452 on lap 14 of 20 on the softer option – beating Dani’s record race lap from 2011 (1’33.617). It was a positive day also for Dani, who had surgery to treat compartmental syndrome in his right forearm last week. Again he used both option rear tyres and also preferred the softer, completing 22 laps in the afternoon with his best time of 1’33.942 arriving on lap 17.
FP3 will take place tomorrow morning at 09h55 local time.
And here’s the riders quotes

Marc Marquez
1st – 1’33.452
“I felt comfortable right from the start today. We began with the base setup from Jerez and worked from there. In the afternoon we tried things out with the tyres and tweaked the setup further to keep going forward. Besides being the fastest over a single lap, our pace was also really good today, so I am happy with how everything went in general. Tomorrow we shall try to do even better, because I’m sure that the rest of the riders will take another step forward”

Dani Pedrosa
5th – 1’33.942
“Today was basically a day to see what kind of shape I am in, and it went well. For the first time using my arm in ten days, the feeling is okay. I took things carefully and didn’t push too much, because I didn’t want to go 100% too soon. The initial feeling was pretty good, and we hope that things will improve further overnight. In theory today should be the toughest day, and I hope to be better tomorrow. On track I focused on putting in a lot of laps, but without making too many changes to the bike. We basically tried out the tyres, and at the moment the soft option seems to be the most adequate”

And the domination continues, and it will be once again damn booriiiinngggg race!!!

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Honda Racing Corporation renew contract with Marc Marquez until end of 2016 (PR)

Mazbro n mbaksis, today Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce the renewal of the contract with 2013 World Champion, Marc Marquez, for a further two years.
The young Spaniard took the MotoGP World by storm winning the Championship in his rookie season last year. It was a priority for HRC to re-sign the young sensation who has won every race so far this season – all from pole position. Since joining the Factory outfit – the Repsol Honda Team – Marc has finished on the podium in all but two of his twenty-two MotoGP races. He’s taken ten victories, six second’s and four third’s. He’s also accumulated thirteen pole positions in the premier class.
He arrives at this weekend’s French GP leading the Rider’s Championship by 28 points after just four rounds. 

Shuhei Nakamoto – HRC Executive Vice President:
“We are very satisfied to have reached an agreement to keep Marc in the team for a further two seasons. Of course as Honda we wanted to keep Marc in our family and he also wanted to stay with us so… it was natural to renew the contract even if it is very early in the season! He is enjoying a fantastic start to 2014 and even though he is still learning, his ability to absorb information and adapt to the machine is remarkable” 
Marc Marquez:
“I am very happy to announce my renewal with HRC. I had always dreamt about being part of the Repsol Honda Team, and thanks to Honda the dream came true a year and a half ago. Everything happened very quickly last season, and I would have never imagined that I could achieve what we did. Becoming World Champion during my first season was another dream turned into reality. It is a great honour to be a part of the Honda family and I’m glad to remain with this special group of people for another two seasons” 
Now the giant question is, who will became his teammate next year, will Pedrosa still in Honda, or Lorenzo will replace Pedrosa’s place????

Repsol Honda Team head to Le Mans with momentum on their side (PR)

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Mazbro n mbaksis, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are en route to France after an incredible start to 2014, with Marc winning the first four races from pole position and Dani scoring a very positive 72 points from a possible 100, with two 2nd places and two 3rd place finishes. Thankfully Dani has healed well from his minor surgical operation last week to treat compartmental syndrome, in order to fix discomfort in his right forearm. It took just two incisions to enter the forearm, freeing the flexor and prone-extensor muscles in the appendage via minimally invasive microsurgery.
The Le Mans Bugatti circuit, very different from the much longer 24-hour car track, returned to the GP calendar in 2000 after an absence of four years, during which time the French GP was run at Circuit Paul Ricard in Provence. The track’s character is very stop-and-go, with plenty of slow turns where braking and acceleration performance are crucial. Riders and their engineers concentrate on honing their machines’ stability during braking, as well as improving rear-end traction for the numerous hairpin exits.
The 4.18km circuit features the same start-finish straight as the Le Mans 24hr event and a blindingly fast right-hander leading to the famous Dunlop chicane. Following this quick start to the lap, the stop-start character becomes evident, with a slow right-hander leading on to the main straight. It is one of nine right hand turns, and four lefts.
Dani has finished on the podium 7 times in Le Mans including an emphatic win in atrocious conditions during the MotoGP race last year and three victories in the lower classes (2003 in 125cc, 2004 and 2005 in 250cc). Marc has had mixed results at this circuit, including three DNF’s, but endured his first wet MotoGP race here last year and came through the field to take 3rd. He’s also enjoyed a victory in 2011 (Moto2) and a podium in 2010 (125cc).

MotoGP Jerez: Qualification, Marquez again!!! Oh…noooooo…!!!

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Mazbro n mbaksis, MR not going to write about how the Qualification session goes, n who is in the front and second row, but MR want to share my worries about this “going to boring 2014 season” goes. That’s a little bit frightening to us, MotoGP fans, who wants to see a dog fight, non easy winning, non same winner on every round this year, don’t you?? But, unfortunately Continue reading

Next round: Jerez, home of the top three!!

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Mazbro n mbaksis, after a very satisfying result at Argentina, Repsol Honda Team now heading to Spain, where the fourth round of MotoGP 2014 action at Circuito de Jerez. The home round for the Spanish top three riders will be a true race for them. The fans are there, the families and relatives also there,
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Marquez continues flawless start to 2014 leading home second successive Repsol Honda 1-2

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Mazbro n mbaksis, Argentinian round today was one of the best round MR seen this last three round. Since the easy n boring winning at COTA, the third round showed us some dogfight between top 5 riders.
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MotoGP Argentina: Seru di awal, membosankan di akhir (juaranya pasti Marquez lagi!)

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Mazbro n mbaksis, saat lampu start padam, dan race dimulai, Lorenzo langsung melejit ke depan dan memimpin Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina, dan setelah beberapa kali dogfight dengan Pedrosa, Lorenzo memimpin diikuti Iannone, Dovisioso, Rossi, sementara Marquez dan Pedrosa tercecer di urutan 5 dan 6. Continue reading

Marquez take pole (again) at MotoGP Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina

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Mazbro n mbaksis, at Gran Premio de la Argentina qualification session, Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has claimed his third successive pole in as many races continuing his perfect start to the 2014 season with teammate Dani Pedrosa also taking an important front row start for tomorrow’s 25 lap race.
Marc recorded his blazing fast lap of 1’37.683 on lap 5 of 6 and finished 0.742 faster than second place man Lorenzo. Marc and Dovizioso (5th) were the only riders who chose to use the hardest option front tyre – partnered with the medium rear – with the others opting for the medium compound front. Dani, who will be aiming for one of his trademark starts, recorded his fastest lap of 1’38.651 on lap 7 of 8.
The race will begin at 14h00 local time tomorrow.
Comments
Marc Marquez
1st – 1’37.683
“Today I really felt good on the bike and I am happy to have taken pole position! In the morning and in FP4, we worked a lot with the used tyre and this afternoon we obviously focused on qualifying. I put in a very good lap and I think that tomorrow it will be interesting to see which tyre will be required for the race, because there are various options for both the front and the rear – it is going to be a difficult choice! One of the keys for the race will be tyre management, in order to try to get to the end with optimal grip – which will allow us to make the difference”

Dani Pedrosa
3rd – 1’38.651
“Qualifying did not go perfectly. I wasn’t as fast as I wanted to be and I know that I made a few mistakes – especially on the final corner – which hindered me a lot. However, I’m happy, because the important thing is that we had some good practice sessions. We are high up the grid for tomorrow, so we shall try to make the most of this and have a good race”

Thats the Press Release from the Repsol Honda Team, the front row filled with all spanish row, will it become all spanish podium? If it happens, MR do hope that it will be a dog fight winning, not an easy single running winning. And hope Jorge not replay that idiot jump start again!!

MotoGP: Repsol Honda duo find their rhythm in Argentina to finish 1-2 in FP2 (PR)

Mazbro n mbaksis, after a busy morning on a dirty track, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have made significant progress in this afternoon’s FP2 session, finishing first and second.
During this morning’s FP1 they chose to remain on the same soft rear tyre for the entire session whilst they adapted to the new track, whereas every other MotoGP rider put a fresh tyre on at the end of the session, thus demoting Marc and Dani to 14th and 16th respectively. Continue reading

MotoGP: REPSOL HONDA TEAM HEAD TO ARGENTINA LEADING THE STANDINGS

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Mazbro n mbaksis after a very strong start to the 2014 season, which has seen World Champion Marc Marquez win the first two races and teammate Dani Pedrosa finishing on the podium twice, the Repsol Honda Team are enroute to the inaugural GP of Argentina leading the Rider Constructor and Team Championships. Continue reading

MotoGP Austin: Honda dominan, Ducati hebat, derita Yamaha berlanjut!!

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Mazbro n mbaksis, akhirnya MR bisa melihat tayangan live MotoGP untuk pertamakalinya musim 2014 ini. Lho kok?! Iya, wong seri Qatar ketiduran 😀  Nah dini hari ini dengan pasang weker 3 biji, MR sukses bangun dan mantengin MotoGP deh. Continue reading

MotoGP: COTA Austin = Marquez!

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Mazbro n mbaksis, 2nd round of MotoGP at Circuit Of The Americas, Austin Texas already began since last Friday. After wipe out all three Free Practice, again Marc Marquez take his second pole position at this circuit, just he did last year, which amazingly happened in his first year in MotoGP!! Continue reading

Repsol Honda Team head to Austin for the Red Bull GP of The Americas

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Mazbro n mbaksis, after a fantastic battle in Qatar, the Repsol Honda Team head to Texas leading the World Championship.
This is just the second time the MotoGP paddock will visit the 5.513km Texas circuit, designed by well-known German architect and circuit designer Hermann Tilke and completed in 2012. The driving direction is counter clockwise and has a total of 20 corners with 9 right turns and 11 left turns.
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MotoGP: sesi tes khusus ban di Phillip Island selesai, Lorenzo tercepat, Pedrosa kedua

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Mazbro n mbaksis, sesi tes khusus yang dilakukan oleh rider pabrikan MotoGP (Yamaha, Honda, Ducati) dan Moto2 selama 3 hari sejak Senin sampai Rabu (5/3) kemarin, telah berakhir. Sesi ini khusus Continue reading