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September 2016

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón – Race Results 25 September 2016

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Despite almost crashing on lap 3 while leading the race and dropping to fifth place Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) eventually regained the lead and rode away to an emphatic victory over countryman Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) in second with Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) crossing the finish line in third spot after a losing battle with Lorenzo.

In fourth place was Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) who put up a good fight for a podium position until a couple of mistakes saw him lose contact with the top three. Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) finished fifth, the top privateer, with Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) unable to repeat his winning Misano form crossing the finish line in sixth.

Podium:

1    Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)                     Repsol Honda Team                    Honda                  41’57.678
2   Jorge LORENZO (SPA)                      Movistar Yamaha MotoGP         Yamaha               +2.740
3   Valentino ROSSI (ITA)                       Movistar Yamaha MotoGP         Yamaha               +5.983

Moto2

Pole sitter Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) dominated the race leading from start to finish and crossing the finish line over 3 seconds ahead of second place getter Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) who fought back after being passed by his team-mate Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) on the final bend of the ace to take his first ever Moto2 podium with Morbidelli third.

Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) finished fourth ahead of Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) in fifth with Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) taking an excellent sixth place after starting thirteenth on the grid after suffering health problems during qualifying. Championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) finished eighth, resulting in his lead to Rins being cut to just one point.

Podium:

1    Sam LOWES (GBR)                        Federal Oil Gresini Moto2                  Kalex                         40’00.885
2   Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)                   Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS            Kalex                        +3.289
3   Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)         Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS            Kalex                         +3.321

Moto3

In another exciting Moto3 race Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) took his second Moto3 win but by taking second place Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) took an unassailable points lead in the championship and was crowned the 2016 Moto3 World Champion.

Third place went to Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) with team-mate Fabio DiGiannantonio (Gresini Racing Moto3) in fourth and Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) fifth after a great ride from twenty-seventh on the starting grid In sixth place was Jorge Martin (Gaviota Mahindra ASPAR).

Podium:

1    Jorge NAVARRO (SPA)                         Estrella Galicia 0,0                 Honda                39’56.973
2   Brad BINDER (RSA)                              Red Bull KTM Ajo                    KTM                  +0.030
3   Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)                       Gresini Racing Moto3             Honda               +0.107

Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón – Qualifying Results 24 September 2016

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Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took his 64th pole with a lap 0.6 sec. quicker than any other rider could manage. Second on the starting grid will be Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) with Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) leaving it until his last qualifying lap to take third spot.

Heading the second row of the starting grid in fourth place will be Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) ahead of Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) in fifth and Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) sixth.

Previous race winner Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) will start from seventh position.

Front row:

1    Marc MARQUEZ (SPA)                  Repsol Honda Team                                  Honda              1’47.117
2    Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)             Team SUZUKI ECSTAR                            Suzuki             +0.631
3    Jorge LORENZO (SPA)                  Movistar Yamaha MotoGP                       Yamaha           +0.661

Moto2

Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) left it until late in the qualifying session to take pole from second placed Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) thus denying the Marquez brothers from taking a family double pole. Third place went to Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) who continues to show good form.

Starting from fourth spot will be Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) ahead of championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) in fifth with Misano winner Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team) sixth.

Championship contender Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) will start the race from thirteenth place.

Front row:

1    Sam LOWES (GBR)                              Federal Oil Gresini Moto2                   Kalex               1’53.207
2   Alex MARQUEZ (SPA)                         Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS            Kalex               +0.054
3   Takaaki NAKAGAMI (JPN)                 IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia            Kalex               +0.284

Moto3

Pole position went to Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) with Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) taking second spot. Livio Loi (RW Racing GP BV) had the third fastest qualifying time but has been given a 3-place grid penalty and will start from sixth. Fourth fastest qualifier was Gabriel Rodrigo (RBA Racing Team) but he has been given a 4-place grid penalty and will start the race from eighth place.

Resulting from these penalties Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) will move from fifth to third on the starting grid with Philip Oettl (Schedl GP Racing) moving from sixth to fifth and championship leader Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) promoted from seventh to sixth.

Front row:

1    Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)                    Gresini Racing Moto3                   Honda                       1’58.293
2   Jorge NAVARRO (SPA)                       Estrella Galicia 0,0                        Honda                       +0.213
3   Aron CANET (SPA)                               Estrella Galicia 0,0                        Honda                      +0.465

GP TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini Race Results – 11 September 2016

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Starting from eighth on the grid Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) rode a brilliant race to take his first victory of the year, breaking the lap record in the process and making it eight different race winners in eight consecutive MotoGP races in 2016. Second place went to Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who led for the majority of the race but was unable to meet Pedrosa’s pace when he was passed by Pedrosa late in the race.

In third place was Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who led off the line but was overtaken by Rossi on the first lap and remained in second place for most of the race until passed by Pedrosa. Championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was off the pace finishing fourth with Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) fifth and Andrea Divizioso (Ducati Team) sixth.

Podium:

1    Dani PEDROSA (SPA)          Repsol Honda Team                 Honda                  43’43.524
2    Valentino ROSSI (ITA)        Movistar Yamaha MotoGP       Yamaha              +2.837
3    Jorge LORENZO (SPA)       Movistar Yamaha MotoGP       Yamaha               +4.359

Moto2

In his home race Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team) took his maiden win after reeling in and passing race leader Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) on the penultimate lap of the race leaving the injured Rins to take second place.

After a poor start third place went to Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) with championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) fourth Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) fifth and Silverstone winner Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) sixth.

As a result of this race Zarco’s lead over Rins in the championship has been cut to just three points with five races to go.

Podium:

1     Lorenzo BALDASSARRI (ITA)             Forward Team                                      Kalex                 42’45.885
2    Alex RINS (SPA)                                      Paginas Amarillas HP 40                    Kalex                +2.523
3    Takaaki NAKAGAMI (JPN)                   IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia           Kalex                 +6.199

Moto3

In a race which saw two riders, Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3), break away from the field with ten laps to go victory finally went to Binder who after being passed by Bastianini with a few laps to go overtook Bastianini on the last lap to take the win with Bastianini second.

Third place went to a fast finishing Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) after a battle with Nicolo Bulega (SKY Racing Team VR46) who finished fourth with Jakub Kornfeil (Drive M7 SIC Racing Team) fifth and Andrea Locatelli (Leopard Racing) sixth.

The win gives Binder a 106 point lead in the championship with a possibility that he could take the Moto3 championship at the next round in Aragon.

Podium:

1    Brad BINDER (RSA)                   Red Bull KTM Ajo                KTM 3                   9’37.556
2   Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)            Gresini Racing Moto3         Honda                   +0.262
3   Joan MIR (SPA)                            Leopard Racing                    KTM                      +1.416

GP TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini – Qualifying Results 10 September 2016

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Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) took his 64th career pole by smashing his 2015 pole record to become the first ride to lap the Rimini circuit in under 1’32sec. In second place on the starting grid will be local hero Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) with Silverstone winner Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) third.

Heading the second row of the grid will be championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) with another local boy and Ducati test rider Michele Pirro (Ducati Team) fifth ahead of his team-mate Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) sixth.

Front row:

1    Jorge LORENZO (SPA)             Movistar Yamaha MotoGP           Yamaha                    1’31.868
2    Valentino ROSSI (ITA)             Movistar Yamaha MotoGP           Yamaha                     +0.348
3    Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)        Team SUZUKI ECSTAR                Suzuki                        +0.513

Moto2

Fighting back from his 30 sec. race penalty in Silverstone championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) took his fourth pole of the year ahead of Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) in second with Lorenzo Baldassarri (Forward Team) third

Starting from fourth spot will be Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) with Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) fifth and Silverstone victor Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) sixth.

Championship contender Alex Rins(Paginas Amarillas HP 40), who is still recovering from a broken collarbone will start from eighth.

Front row:

1    Johann ZARCO (FRA)                      Ajo Motorsport                                   Kalex                          1’37.436
2    Takaaki NAKAGAMI (JPN)            IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia         Kalex                          +0.073
3    Lorenzo BALDASSARRI (ITA)       Forward Team                                     Kalex                          +0.114

Moto3

Championship leader Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) waited until his last qualifying lap to take pole position ahead of Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3), who also put in his fastest time on his last lap to take second place with rookie Nicolo Bulega (SKY Racing Team VR46) third.

In fourth place was Jakub Kornfeil (Drive M7 SIC Racing Team) with championship contender Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) fifth ahead of team-mate Aron Canet (Estrella Galicia 0,0) in sixth.

Front row:

1    Brad BINDER (RSA)                    Red Bull KTM Ajo                     KTM                         1’42.398
2    Enea BASTIANINI (ITA)            Gresini Racing Moto3              Honda                      +0.150
3    Nicolo BULEGA (ITA)                 SKY Racing Team VR46          KTM                          +0.233

Octo British Grand Prix Race Results – 4 September 2016

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In a runaway win Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) took his maiden MotoGP victory and Suzuki’s fist win since Le Man in 2007 in a race where all the action was in the battle for the remaining podium places between Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) who eventually finished second, Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) who completed the podium in third, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) who finished fourth after running off the track when battling Crutchlow for second and Andrea Iannone (Ducati Team) who crashed out of the race while holding second place.

Fifth place went to Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) sixth. Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) was never in the podium hunt finishing eighth.

Podium:

1    Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)                  Team SUZUKI ECSTAR             Suzuki                 39’03.559
2   Cal CRUTCHLOW (GBR)                    LCR Honda                                   Honda                +3.480
3   Valentino ROSSI (ITA)                         Movistar Yamaha MotoGP        Yamaha             +4.063

Moto2

After missing the last round in Brno because of concussion Thomas Luthi (Garage Plus Interwetten) took a brilliant win holding off the challenges of both Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) and Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) to take victory from Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) in second and Takaaki Nakagami (IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia) third.

Zarco and Lowes eventually finished the race outside the points after a collision between the two resulting in Lowes crashing and Zarco being penalised 30 seconds for causing the incident.

Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) finished fourth ahead of Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) in fifth and Lorenzo Baldassari (Forward Racing) sixth.

Championship contender Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40), who started from nineteenth on the grid after breaking his collarbone in a training accident a week before the race eventually finished in seventh and thus closing the gap to Zarco to just 10points.

Podium:

1   Thomas LUTHI (SWI)                             Garage Plus Interwetten                      Kalex                   38’49.473
2   Franco MORBIDELLI (ITA)                  Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS            Kalex                  +0.856
3   Takaaki NAKAGAMI (JPN)                    IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia            Kalex                  +1.179

Moto3

Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) strengthened his grip on the Moto3 championship by taking the win in a race in which his main rival Jorge Navarro (Estrella Galicia 0,0) crashed out caused by a forceful overtaking move by Stefano Manzi (Mahindra Racing). Second place went to pole sitter Francesco Bagnaia (Northgate Mahindra ASPAR) with Binder’s team-mate Bo Bendsneyder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) third, his first ever Moto3 podium.

Fourth place went to Stefano Manzi who started thirty-fourth on the grid with Nicolo Bulega (Sky Racing Team VR 46) fifth and rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing Moto3) sixth.

Podium:

1   Brad BINDER (RSA)                        Red Bull KTM Ajo                        KTM                        38’39.142
2   Francesco BAGNAIA (ITA)            Northgate Mahindra ASPAR      Mahindra              +0.183
3   Bo BENDSNEYDER (NED)           Red Bull KTM Ajo                         KTM                       +0.336

Octo British Grand Prix Qualifying Results – 3 September 2016

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Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) continued his good wet weather form by taking the third pole of his career. Starting from second place will be Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) with Maverick Vinales (Team SUZUKI ECSTAR) again showing good qualifying form in third.

Heading the second row of the starting grid in fourth spot will be Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) with team-mate and championship leader Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) fifth and Eugene Laverty (Pull & Bear Aspar Team) with best ever qualifying in sixth.

Championship contender Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) will start from ninth.

Front row:

1      Cal CRUTCHLOW (GBR)                   LCR Honda                                    Honda                2’19.265
2     Valentino ROSSI (ITA)                       Movistar Yamaha MotoGP           Yamaha              +0.998
3     Maverick VIÑALES (SPA)                  Team SUZUKI ECSTAR               Suzuki                 +1.249

Moto2

In wet conditions Sam Lowes (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) left it very late in the qualifying session to take pole from championship leader Johann Zarco (Ajo Motorsport) in second with Brno winner Jonas Folger (Dynavolt Intact GP) completing the front row in third.

Fourth place went to Alex Marquez (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) with with Hafizh Syahrin (Petronas Raceline Malaysia) in fifth and Franco Morbidelli (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS) again qualifying well in sixth.

Championship contender Alex Rins (Paginas Amarillas HP 40) will start from a lowly nineteenth on the grid.

Front row:

1     Sam LOWES (GBR)                  Federal Oil Gresini Moto2            Kalex                     2’26.740
2    Johann ZARCO  (FRA)             Ajo Motorsport                                Kalex                     +0.399
3    Jonas FOLGER (GER )             Dynavolt Intact GP                         Kalex                     + 0.762

Moto3

After winning his first Moto3 race in the wet at Assen Francesco Bagnaia (Pull & Bear ASPAR Mahindra Team) reinforced his wet weather credentials by taking his first ever pole in a wet qualifying session. In second place was Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing Moto3) with the improving Bo Bensneyder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) completing the front roe in third.

Starting from fourth place will be Niccolo Antonelli (Ongetta-Rivacold) with championship leader Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Ajo) fifth and Joan Mir (Leopard Racing) sixth.

Front row:

1      Francesco BAGNAIA (ITA)         Pull & Bear ASPAR Mahindra Team          Mahindra                2’33.642
2     Enea BASTIANINI  (ITA)            Gresini Racing Moto3                                    Honda                      +0.106
3     Bo BENDSNEYDER (NED)         Red Bull KTM Ajo                                           KTM                         +0.352