MotoGP

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Purpose-built
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'Prototypes'
240 HP

Moto2
140 HP
Production Based

Moto3
55 HP
Production Based
Riders 25 years or less


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Dovizioso outduels Marquez in the rain
  At Motegi

In pouring rain at the Twin Ring Motegi, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged one of the greatest MotoGP duels of all time, putting everything on the line down to the final lap and the final corner. And despite the best efforts of the reigning Champion, it was Andrea Dovizioso who emerged victorious from 'Victory' corner in Japan – taking his fifth win of the season, the seventh of his career, and one of the most spectacular in history.

Zarco takes pole on drying Motegi track
  But Marquez in third is the race favorite

France’s Johann Zarco took a shock pole in Japan, stunning the field to clinch top spot at the last minute. Zarco starts ahead of Italy’s Danilo Petrucci with reigning champion Marc Marquez completing the front row. After displaying a strong pace in every session at the Japanese Grand Prix, Repsol Honda’s Marquez set the third fastest time of the day at the end of a thrilling qualifying session on a drying Motegi track.

Marquez comes back from Saturday crash to win Aragon
  Win No. Five. Teammate 2nd

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took win number five of the season on home turf at MotorLand Aragon, picking off his rivals on the way to the front to make some serious gains as key contenders Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) finished off the podium.

Vinales takes pole at Aragon
  Because Marquez crashed

Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales took pole position for the Aragon Grand Prix MotoGP race after Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez crashed. But the real surprise was Valentino Rossi who will start third after breaking his leg in two places recently in a test accident. Jorge Lorenzo will start second for Ducati

Marquez makes last lap pass to win at wet Misano
  Ties for points lead now

Marc Marquez took the lead on the last lap to win a soaking San Marino Grand Prix for Honda on Sunday and tie at the top of the overall standings with works Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso at 199 points. Italian Danilo Petrucci, who led for much of the race at Misano’s Marco Simoncelli circuit on Italy’s Adriatic coast, had to settle for second on a non-works Ducati with compatriot Dovizioso a distant third.

Vinales snatches pole from Dovizioso at Misano
  Marquez to start 3rd

Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) took pole position on his penultimate lap in qualifying for the Gran Premio Tribul Mastercard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, deposing home hero and key Championship rival Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team), who will now start second. Completing the top three is reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), who crashed in the session when on his fastest lap – rider ok.

Andrea Dovizioso rides Ducati to Silverstone win
  As Marquez's Honda blows up

Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) became the first man to win four races this season, as the Championship challenger put on a tactical masterclass once again. In a close second but unable to make a last lap lunge was Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP), with early leader Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) completing the podium. As well as the podium finishers, the standings took a shake up as Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was forced to retire.

Marquez nips Rossi for pole at Silverstone
  Classic rivalry split by less than a tenth

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) took a record-breaking pole and got down into the 1:59s for the first ever lap of Silverstone under the two minute marker, in qualifying for the British GP, but it was far from easy as the reigning Champion just beat Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) to the top by less than a tenth and the two key rivals painted the timesheets red in the final minutes of the session. 

Dovizioso outduels Marquez in Austria
  Almost side-by-side over the line

Some races immediately enter the history books as the flag falls. The 2017 Austrian GP proves one such example, as Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) and Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) staged a showcase of the best of the sport, right down to the wire. Almost side-by-side over the line, it was ‘DesmoDovi’ who took his third win of the year – with Marquez just keeping it on track for second in signature style. Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) completed the podium, coming back from a Q1 hurdle on Saturday to make big points gains in the standings.

Marquez beats Dovizioso for pole in Austria
  Honda beats favored Ducati

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) blasted out the blocks to pole position at the NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Osterreich, carrying forward his earlier pace on Saturday to stake a claim on victory at the Red Bull Ring. Expected key frontrunners Ducati were in close company, however, with Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) taking second on his final lap and teammate Jorge Lorenzo completing the front row as Spielberg once again proved a happy hunting ground for the Borgo Panigale factory.

Rossi and Pedrosa 1-2 at Brno
  Repsol Honda riders sweep Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno

Marc Marquez dominated the Czech Republic MotoGP at a drying Brno, after a clever switch to the soft wet rear and then an early pit stop for slicks that put the world championship leader into a 20-second lead. Dani Pedrosa completed a Repsol Honda 1-2. Marquez came in at the end of the second lap for a change of bikes with soft dry tires and set a sequence of blistering times to gain globs of time before his rivals also stopped for slicks.

Marc Marquez beats Valentino Rossi to Czech GP pole
  At Brno

Reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) will have the best seat in the house for the start of the second half of the season, taking a stunning pole position to just edge key title rival Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) in qualifying for the Czech GP. Equally close to the top duo is Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team), who led for the first part of the session before being deposed from provisional pole to P3.

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Specifications

MotoGP
1000cc 4 cylinder
16 Stroke
Up to 800cc 150 kg
801 - 1000cc - 160 kg

Moto2
600cc 4-stroke engine
16 Stroke
motorcycle + rider

Moto3
250cc 4-stroke
4 Stroke
one cylinder
motorcycle + rider 148 kg

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