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April 2016

GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE ESPAÑA Qualifying Results – 23 April 2016

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Moto 3 QualifyingFront Row
1Nicolo BULEGASKY Racing Team VR46KTM1'46.223
2Brad BINDER Red Bull KTM Ajo KTM 1'46.436
3orge NAVARROEstrella Galicia 0,0 HONDA 1'46.678
Moto 2 QualifyingFront Row
1Sam LOWES Federal Oil Gresini Moto2 KALEX1'42.408
2Jonas FOLGERDynavolt Intact GPKALEX1'42.436
3Sandro CORTESEDynavolt Intact GP KALEX1'42.439
MotoGP QualifyingFront Row
1Valentino ROSSIMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA1'38.736
2Jorge LORENZOMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA1'38.858
3Marc MARQUEZRepsol Honda TeamYAMAHA1'38.891

RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS Qualifying Results – 9 April, 2016

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Moto 3 QualifyingFront Row
1Philipp OETTLSchedl GP RacingKTM2'18.398
2Jorge NAVARROEstrella Galicia 0,0Honda2'18.985
3Enea BASTIANINIGresini Racing Moto3Honda2'18.996
Moto 2 QualifyingFront Row
1Alex RINSPaginas Amarillas HP 40KALEX2'08.850
2Johann ZARCOAjo MotorsportKALEX2'09.066
3Sam LOWESFederal Oil Gresini Moto2KALEX2'09.100
MotoGP QualifyingFront Row
1Marc MARQUEZRepsol Honda TeamHONDA2'03.188
2Jorge LORENZOMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA2'03.257
3Valentino ROSSIMovistar Yamaha MotoGPYAMAHA2'03.644

Motul Grand Prix of the Republic of Argentina Race Results – 3 April 2016

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 In a two part 20 lap flag to flag race resulting from de-lamination issues with the Michelin rear tyres, where riders had to change bikes between laps 9 and 11, victory went to Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) who won by over 7 secs. From Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) with Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) third.

At the start of the final lap Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) was in second place ahead of his team mate Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) in third with Rossi fourth. These positions were maintained until turn 12 when Iannone  attempted an inside pass on Dovizioso which resulted in both riders crashing.

Fourth spot went to Eugene Laverty (Aspar Team MotoGP), his highest ever placing in MotoGP with Hector Barbera (Avintia Racing) fifth and Pol Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) sixth.


1              Marc MARQUEZ  (SPA)               Repsol Honda Team                       HONDA                     34’13.628
2              Valentino ROSSI  (ITA)               Movistar Yamaha MotoGP          YAMAHA                    +7.679
3              Dani PEDROSA (SPA)                  Repsol Honda Team                       HONDA                    +28.100



 In a race declared “Dry” but with damp patches on the track, reigning Moto2 World Champion Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) took victory making it back-to-back wins in Argentina. In second place was pole sitter Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) with Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) third.

For most of the race the leading pack of Zarco, Lowes , Folger and Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) fought for the lead but at turn on lap 22 Morbidelli fell leaving the remaining three in podium positions. Zarco is known for his strong finishing and he took victory despite Lowes’ best efforts.

Fast finishing Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) took fourth place ahead of Dominique Aegerter (CarXpert Interwetten) in fifth with Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) in sixthspot.


1         Johann ZARCO (FRA)                      Ajo Motorsport                                  KALEX                        40’57.806
2        Sam LOWES (GBR)                           Federal Oil Gresini Moto2              KALEX                        +1.347
3        Jonas FOLGER (GER)                       Dynavolt Intact GP                          KALEX                         +2.754


 In a race declare “Wet” and a track with very few dry patches rookie Moto3 rider Khairul Idham Pawi (Honda Team Asia) rode a sensational race on slick tyres to win by over 26 secs. His first ever Moto3 victory in only his third race and the first ever Grand prix win by a Malaysian rider.

In second place was Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) with pole sitter Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) inheriting third spot after another Malaysian rider, Adam Norrodin (Drive M7 SIC Racing Team), crashed on the penultimate corner of the last lap when attempting to beat Navarro for second place.

In fourth place was Andrea Locatelli (Leopard Racing) with team ate Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) in fifth and Hiroki Ono (Honda Team Asia) sixth.


1              Khairul Idham PAWI (MAL)          Honda Team Asia                        HONDA                      41’35.452
2              Jorge NAVARRO (SPA)                  Estrella Galicia 0,0                      HONDA                     +26.170
3              Brad BINDER (RSA)                       Red Bull KTM Ajo                        KTM                           +30.060

Motul Grand Prix of the Republic of Argentina Qualifying Practice – 2 April 2016

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Although he crashed near the end of Q2 Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took pole position by almost 0.4 sec. from Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) in second and reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) in third. Of the top three Rossi was the only rider not to crash during practice, both Marquez and Lorenzo falling at turn one.

Heading the second row of the starting grid in fourth spot will be Dani Pedrosa ( Repsol Honda Team) with team mates Andrea Dovizioso  (Ducati Team) and Andrea Iannone ( Ducati Team) in fifth and sixth respectively.

Following an incident in Free Practice 4 when Scott Redding (OCTO Pramac Yakhnich Ducati) had a rear tyre failure Michelin, as a safety precaution, have decided to withdraw both medium and hard rear tyres, which are of similar construction, from the race and replace them with a special tyre of different construction.

Riders will be given an additional 30 min. practice session on race-day morning to help adapt to the new tyre.

Front row:

1   Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)        Repsol Honda Team                        Honda                    1’39.411
2   Valentino ROSSI (ITA)        Movistar Yamaha MotoGP              Yamaha                   +0.375
3   Jorge LORENZO (SPA)       Movistar Yamaha MotoGP               Yamaha                   +0.533


In a qualifying session where he was continually hindered by other riders Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) finally found some clear track at the end of the session which enabled him to take the fourth pole of his Moto2 career. Second place went to reigning Moto2 World Champion Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) with Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) third.

In fourth place on the starting grid will beTakaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) ahead of Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) in fifth and Qatar winner Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) sixth.

Front row:

1   Sam LOWES (GBR)              Federal Oil Gresini Moto2            Kalex                  1’43.347
2   JohannZARCO(FRA)          Ajo Motorsport                                 Kalex                  +0.119
3   Jonas FOLGER (GER)        Dynavolt Intact GP                          Kalex                   +0.290


Pole position went to South African Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo). This is his first ever Moto3 pole and only his second ever front row start. In second place was Romano Fenati (SKY Racing Team VR 46) with Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) third.

Fourth fastest was rookie Khairul Idham Pawi (Honda Team Asia), but he was handed a penalty for slow riding and will start from seventh.

Another rookie, Nicolo Bulega (SKY Racing Team VR 46) will head the second row of the grid in fourth with Joan Mir (Leopard racing) in fifth and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) sixth.

Front row:

1   Brad BINDER (RSA)             Red Bull KTM Ajo                             KTM                  1’49.767
2   Romano FENATI(ITA)        SKY Racing Team VR46                   KTM                  +0.324
3   Jorge NAVARRO(SPA)        Estrella Galicia 0,0                            Honda              +0.367