After a dazzling start to the 2012 season under the floodlights of Qatar, the MotoGP paddock returns to Europe for the Gran Premio bwin de España at the Jerez circuit. Yamaha Factory Racing arrive in confident mood following an inspired start to the Championship from rider Jorge Lorenzo. The Mallorcan claimed an historic victory for the first ever 1000cc MotoGP race, also his first at Qatar in the premier class. The Andalucian circuit is a favourite for Lorenzo with two successive 250cc wins in 2006 and 2007 and two premier class victories in 2010 and 2011.
Attack Performance, manufacturer of precision racing components, has been granted “wild-card” entries for both North American rounds of the 2012 MotoGP World Championship, the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, July 27-29, and the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, August 17-19.
Riders for Health, the official charity of MotoGP, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, have announced that 50 VIP guests will spend the day meeting MotoGP stars, touring the MotoGP paddock, and discovering the stunning Carmel Valley. Day of Stars is held on Thursday, July 26, before the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. And, as well as getting your race weekend off to the best possible start, you will be raising money for Riders for Health.
This Sunday sees the long awaited and hugely anticipated season opening race of the 2012 MotoGP™ Championship at the Losail circuit in Qatar. Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies will line up on the grid under the spectacular floodlights alongside their rivals for the first true test of the 1000cc era. A strong winter testing period with very competitive times means both riders arrive in Qatar confident in the abilities of their all-new 1000cc YZR-M1 as they set their sights on the podium.
The Jerez circuit was the setting for the official presentation of the 2012 YZR-M1 on Thursday, as the Yamaha Factory Racing team unveiled its livery for the forthcoming campaign.
On the eve of the final pre-season MotoGP™ Test at the track, Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies were in attendance to show off their 2012 machines to the press which had assembled in the Yamaha team box, and both riders expressed their delight at the new-look M1.
Yamaha Factory Racing riders Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies were the star guests this afternoon for the ‘First Ever’ International MotoXpo Show in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). The MotoGP riders arrived in Malaysia early for the second of the two Sepang tests to attend the event as guests of Hong Leong Yamaha Motor.
The Strider Adventure Zone will return to family friendly Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 27 to 29. For budding young cyclists who love having fun with a competitive edge, Strider Adventure Zone will host the Strider Cup race on Sunday, July 29.
Strider makes no-pedal bikes that help toddlers learn balance and coordination before pedaling, which develops confidence and bike handling skills. Children from 18 months to five years of age will have a chance to experience riding at the Strider Adventure Zone.
Elena Myers claims second career AMA victory, first female winner at Daytona.
Elena Myers, who rode Suzuki’s GSV-R bike on the eve of last year’s Indianapolis Grand Prix, took another small step towards her dream of becoming the first female MotoGP rider by making history at Daytona.
“Any girl in MotoGP would be good, but I hope I’m the first,” said Myers after the Indianapolis appearance. “That’s my goal, and I’m trying hard every day to get there.”
Once an underground phenomenon, freestyle riders now merit center stage. Three of their stars will perform at the Freestyle Street Extreme in the Yamaha Marketplace during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring the MotoGP World Championship July 27-29.