MotoGP

[ad_1] Aprilia racing manager Romano Albesiano admits the Italian MotoGP manufacturer “overestimated” its own capabilities when it chose to recruit Sam Lowes for 2017. Lowes originally agreed a two-year deal with Aprilia, but the Moto2 graduate was released half way through his contract after a rookie campaign that was largely devoid of results. He will
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[ad_1] Jorge Lorenzo says Ducati’s 2018 MotoGP bike still “doesn’t feel natural” following the conclusion of the final pre-season test in Qatar. Lorenzo ended the three-day test in 10th place overall, three tenths slower than team-mate Andrea Dovizioso and was narrowly outpaced by Pramac’s Ducati GP18 rider Danilo Petrucci as well. The Spaniard said the
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[ad_1] Valentino Rossi believes MotoGP team-mate Maverick Vinales should adjust his unrealistic expectations to overcome the frustration of Yamaha’s uneven form in winter testing. Vinales topped two of the nine 2018 test days, and ended the final test in Qatar fifth overall, but his pace ebbed and flowed throughout the pre-season. He endured the “worst”
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[ad_1] Upgrade for free today You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Italian rising star Francesco Bagnaia will graduate to MotoGP as a factory-contracted Ducati rider in 2019, joining satellite team Pramac. The 21-year-old, who is part of seven-time premier class champion Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Riders Academy, emerged as a favoured option for
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[ad_1] Upgrade for free today You have 10 articles remaining to view this month. Alex Rins says Suzuki’s 2018 specification MotoGP bike is already “100 times better” than last year’s GSX-RR. Suzuki endured a torrid 2017 campaign, losing ground to MotoGP’s leading manufacturers and failing to score a single podium with its all-new line-up of
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