Circuit Information: LENGTH: 4.8 km / 2.99 miles
CORNERS: 5 left - 9 right
WIDTH: 16 m. / 52.49 ft.
LONGEST STRAIGHT: 1076 m. / 3530.18 ft.
2/3 of laps: -
Total distance: 120.2 km - 74.8 miles Weather: #2016 #Motorsport #MotoGP #Argentina
Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar
Losail International Circuit, Qatar LENGTH: 5.4 km / 3.34 miles
CORNERS: 6 left - 10 right
WIDTH: 12 m. / 39.37 ft.
LONGEST STRAIGHT: 1068 m. / 3503.94 ft.
2/3 of laps: -
Total distance: 118.4 km / 73.5 miles MODERATOR: Thank you to everyone for joining us today as we get ready to start the 2016 season. Thank you also all of riders who were able to join us today [pause]... this time. Jorge Lorenzo, as the reigning champion w
The Spanish Armada
Marc Marquez - Four races. Four Wins. Marc Marquez leads the Honda quest to recapture top honors in the premiere class. He leads the Spanish charge to the dominant nation in Moto GP racing. More to the point, however, he leads the race championship in the points standing. Sitting pretty on 213 points Marquez leads his closest rival (and Honda teammate) Dani Pedrosa by 26 points. While just a single point over the "magical" number of 25, that many points i
The Glorious Bastards
Marc Marquez - It's not so much that Marc Marquez swept the US rounds for a hat trick of wins. It's more that he completely wrecked the country, patted its rear and strolled out of the room whistling. He may have thrown a saucy wink over his shoulder on exit. To review: at Austin's Circuit of the America's, a track that no team had visited previously, Marquez surprised the field by putting down a stunning lap for pole position. He then shocked the worl
The Return of the Kings
Much has changed in the few short weeks that the MotoGP riders have sequestered themselves from the hectic pace of the grid. Contracts have been resolved, rumors have been proven to be so much more, and new scuttlebutt has emerged. The silly season, often such an integral part of the color backdrop during the second half of the season is already over for the most part. While this in some way removes from the drama that fans can use to fill the spaces
Who Stole the Cookie From the Cookie Jar?
Suspect: Smith, Bradley
Victim: Dovizioso, Andrea
Charge: During round 6 of the 2013 MotoGP season, the victim was seen circulating in a comfortable 6th place in the closing stages of the race. Having started 9th on the grid, Dovizioso had been somewhat struggling all weekend, further evidence coming from his inability to keep pace with American teammate Nicky Hayden. Blame would be placed on "pumping" from the bike which grew inc
Only Human After All
Jorge Lorenzo is, on paper, the best rider on the Moto GP grid today as the only rider to have won championships in both the outgoing 800cc and current 1000cc classes. He is the defending MotoGP world champion, second in the points, and one of the original four to have earned the nickname "alien". His riding style is crisp, almost unnervingly efficient, and in every interview he showcases a calm professionalism. Yet all of these were forgotten as he cro
In The Hot Seat
Maria Herrera - Don't know the name? You might just have to learn it. It should come as no surprise to read that motorcycle racing is a male dominated sport. Both inside and out of the garage, compelling female figures are hard to find unless you peek under an umbrella or pay close attention to the members of the pit crew. However there are signs that this trend is changing. At the grass roots level, female racers are becoming more common in local series' th
The Power of Three
Three rounds in the premiere class - that's all it took for Spain's Marc Marquez to become embroiled in controversy that has followed him for so much of his riding career: the aggressive nature of his riding. In Moto2 there were several official complaints lodged against the young star, though fortunately even the most egregious incident did result in the significant injury to any party. With such a colorful history there was much speculation across the I
Trend Setting and Record Breaking
Marc Marquez has done what no other rider has done before. Such a bold statement would typically be theatrical hyperbole, meant to inflate the ego or importance of the subject, to dramaticize some minor accomplishment to add drama that entices the viewership. For Spain's fast rising star, however, this could not be further from the truth. Under the glaring heat of the Texas sky, Marquez officially stamped his name into the MotoG