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240 HP

Moto2
140 HP
Production Based

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55 HP
Production Based
Riders 25 years or less


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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.

Rossi's Search for the Perfect Ten
  9-time champion looking for 10th
Valentino Rossi, nine-time MotoGP World Champion - including seven in the premier-class - is truly one of the greatest riders ever in the history of motorcycle racing. 115 GP victories, 225 podiums and 64 pole positions across all classes have earned him the nickname the GOAT - the greatest of all time - an accolade he thoroughly deserves but still one target eludes him. Will 2017 be the season he makes it a 'perfect ten' world championship titles?
Marquez wins 8th straight at the Sachsenring
  Repsol Honda rider unbeatable at German track

Sachsenring has been Marc Marquez territory since 2010 and it stayed that way today after a performance that only local rookie Jonas Folger was able to get close to. The Spanish rider led all but five laps of a race that also saw Folger take his turn at the front, to the delight of the home crowd. Dani Pedrosa was again on the podium in Germany to edge closer to the championship leaders, with the top four now separated by just ten points.

The 'King of the Sachsenring' takes his 8th straight pole
  Marquez wins shootout for Sachsenring pole

Marc Marquez today extended a remarkable run of pole positions at the Sachsenring circuit to eight from the last eight seasons, the Spaniard clocking the fastest time in qualifying this afternoon to secure top spot on the grid for tomorrow's race. Marquez was the only rider able to dislodge Danilo Petrucci from a provisional pole position that the Italian held for most of the session, with a time of 1'27.302 proving enough to complete the job. Dani Pedrosa was six tenths off his team-mate on pole but completes the front row in third position.

Valentino Rossi wins dramatic Dutch TT
  by just 0.063 from Danilo Petrucci

Valentino Rossi claimed a stunning and dramatic victory at Assen for the Dutch TT. The Yamaha rider crossed the finish line almost side-by-side with second-placed Danilo Petrucci in one of the closest ever MotoGP finishes, with just 0.063 splitting the pair as Marc Marquez crossed the line third, five seconds behind the lead battle.

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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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