MOTOGP: Suzuki Storm; Espargaro Leads Catalan Grand Prix Practice in Spain

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BARCELONA, Spain – official series release — MotoGP photo — Team Suzuki Ecstar’s Aleix Espargaro surprised onlookers and delighted his home fans by taking the top spot on the combined MotoGP practice charts on Friday at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Conditions improved throughout the day with track temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius by the second practice, which led to most riders improving …

MOTOGP: Suzuki Storm; Aleix Espargaro Dominates Friday’s MotoGP Practice in Argentina

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TERMAS DE RIO HONDO, Argentina – official series release — MotoGP photo — Aleix Espargaro blasted to the top of the timesheets and stayed there during Friday’s two MotoGP practice sessions at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, sweeping both sessions aboard his Team Suzuki Ecstar GSX-RR. The sessions left a Suzuki on top of the final board for the first time …

MOTOGP: Suzuki to Return to MotoGP Championship; Espargaro and Viñales Tapped to Ride

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HAMAMATSU, Shizuoka, Japan — official release — MotoGP photo — The Suzuki Motor Corporation will participate in the MotoGP World Championship next season, with Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales announced as their riders. With the development of the MotoGP machine and team structure prepared, Suzuki has decided to participate in MotoGP in 2015 and has announced its newly-developed MotoGP machine, the GSX-RR, team …

MOTOGP: Espargaro Paces German Grand Prix Practice

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SAXONY, Germany – official release — MotoGP photo — Aleix Espargaro set the pace in both MotoGP practice sessions Friday at the Sachsenring. After going fastest in the opening practice, Espargaro lapped the circuit in 1:22.041 on the NGM Forward Racing ‘Open’ Forward-Yamaha on a softer option rear at the end of the second practice session. The riders kept their …

MOTOGP: Espargaro Scores First Career MotoGP Pole in Assen

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ASSEN, The Neatherlands – official release — MotoGP photo — Aleix Espargaro captured the pole for Saturday’s MotoGP event at a soggy TT Circuit Assen Friday afternoon, the first pole of his MotoGP career. A group of riders were bunched up in an early dash from pit lane as they sensed light rain could become heavier right at the beginning …

MOTOGP: Espargaro Sets Record Pace at Assen

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ASSEN, The Netherlands – official release — MotoGP photo — Aleix Espargaro was the quickest rider on track, setting a record pace during MotoGP practice at TT Circuit Assen Thursday. Espargaro produced the fastest ever lap on the current Assen track (1:33.653) towards the end of the second on a soft rear tire. The Spaniard beating Casey Stoner’s 2012 lap …