MOTOGP: Jorge Lorenzo Pairs With SHARK Helmets in Three-Year Sponsor Agreement

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VALENCIA, Spain – official team release — Yamaha photo — Reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo has announced a three-year partnership with SHARK, the French helmet manufacturer, beginning in 2016. Lorenzo will be wearing the Race-R PRO, SHARK’s flagship product, in all MotoGP races for the next three years.  It features unrivaled optical properties and incomparable aerodynamics. Nowadays, the Race-R PRO …

MOTOGP: Rossi Loses CAS Appeal; Will Start From Rear of Grid in Valencia Finale

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – official press release — MotoGP photo — Valentino Rossi has lost his appeal of the penalty handed down by the FIM Stewards’ following the MotoGP Malaysia Grand Prix on Oct. 25. Rossi was penalized by officials after making contact with Marc Marquez and forcing him to run wide while the two were battling for third at Sepang. …

MOTOGP: Lorenzo Steals the Show; Paces Friday Practice in Malaysia Ahead of Pedrosa

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SEPANG, Malaysia – official series release — MotoGP photo — Jorge Lorenzo ended the first day of MotoGP practice at the Sepang Int’l Circuit on top of the charts, sending a message to his teammate and title rival Valentino Rossi in the process. Lorezno played second fiddle to Dani Pedrosa in the first practice of the day, but the Spainard …

MOTOGP: Lorenzo Tops Rossi for Twin Ring Motegi Pole After Dramatic Qualifying Duel

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MOTEGI, Japan — official series release — MotoGP photo — Jorge Lorenzo came out on top in an epic duel with Yamaha teammate Valentino Rossi to earn his fourth MotoGP pole of the season during qualifying for the Japanese Grand Prix. Lorenzo enjoyed an incredible duel with Rossi during the 15-minute second session, eventually coming out on top by just …

MOTOGP: Wounded Warrior; Lorenzo Overcomes Shoulder Injury to Lead Motegi Practice

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MOTEGI, Japan – official series release — Yamaha photo — Overcoming a shoulder injury he suffered earlier in the week, Jorge Lorenzo topped the combined MotoGP practice charts Friday at Twin Ring Motegi. Movistar Yamaha’s Lorenzo took advantage of ideal conditions to set a 1:44.731 in the second practice to top the overall practice charts. Lorenzo showed no ill effects …

MOTOGP: Closing the Gap; Lorenzo Claims 60th Career Win in Drama-Filled Aragon Grand Prix

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ARAGON, Spain – official series release — MotoGP photo — Movistar Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo rode brilliantly to secure his 60th career MotoGP victory in front of 67,000 fans at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragón on Sunday. Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa was involved in an excellent fight with Valentino Rossi over the final few laps for the second step of …

AMA MX: Back-to-Back; Barcia Leads Yamaha Sweep of Independence Day Go in Michigan

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BUCHANAN, Mich. – official series release — Simon Cudby photo — The 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship celebrated Independence Day on Saturday with the sport’s annual tradition in Southwest Michigan, as the Red Bull RedBud National signified the seventh round of the season. It was a memorable day for the Yamaha brand, as it claimed the overall win in …

MOTOGP: Rossi Reels in Marquez to Take 84th Career Victory in Argentine Grand Prix

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TERMAS DE RIO HONDO, Argentina — official series release — MotoGP photo — Valentino Rossi gambled on the right tire choice to take his 84th MotoGP victory on Sunday at Autodromo Termas de Río Hondo in Argentina, as Marc Marquez crashed out of the race with two laps to go. Conditions were similar to yesterday’s qualifying with bright sunshine and a track …

MOTOGP: Movistar Yamaha Unveils 2015 YZR-M1 in Madrid

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MADRID, Spain – official team release — Movistar Yamaha photo — The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team gathered in Madrid Thursday to officially launch their 2015 campaign. The 2015 season will be the second year of partnership between the Yamaha Factory Team and Spanish company Telefónica. The five-year collaboration started in 2014 and looks set to grow from strength to strength, …

MOTOGP: Monster Energy Extends Sponsorship Pact With Yamaha Team

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MOTEGI, Japan — official release — Movistar Yamaha photo — Yamaha Motor Co. has confirmed an agreement to continue in MotoGP with The Monster Energy Company as an official sponsor for a further two years. The agreement covers Monster Energy’s role as an Official Sponsor of the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team and that of Title Sponsor for the Monster Energy …