Team San Carlo Honda Gresini today unveiled its new livery for the 2012 MotoGP, CRT and Moto3 campaigns in the fitting surroundings of the wind tunnel at Milan Polytechnic. It is an ambitious joint programme that the team have labelled “Technology and Passion,” as Alberto Vitaloni and Fausto Gresini continue their wonderful adventure together with their own brand of dynamism and enthusiasm, based around the fundamentals of the present and the future of motorcycle racing. Represented by Alvaro Bautista and the Honda RC213V in MotoGP, Michele Pirro and his Honda CBR1000 RR powered FTR in the new CRT class and young Niccolò Antonelli on the Honda NSF250R in Moto3, San Carlo and Gresini continue their mission to cultivate passion and talent for motorcycling within Italy. At the end of a long day, the students of the Milan Polytechnic were able to meet the team in the true spirit of their “Technology and Passion” motto.
Moriwaki Engineering’s Moto3 development rider Remy Gardner completed a threeday test of the aptly named Moriwaki Dream (MD250) GP3 bike for the first time, at Suzuka Circuit in Japan this week.
“We were so happy for Remy to finally be able to ride the MD250 in Japan. I am very proud of this machine and very excited to have Wayne [Gardner] back with the Moriwaki team, and to welcome Remy as a new member of the family,” said Mamoru Moriwaki.
Day one of the official trial tested Remy’s wet weather riding skills as he saddled up in torrential rain on a cold and soaking track. “I couldn’t really assess the bike very well on the first day because I was learning the track and it had rivers running across it, but the bike felt pretty good even then,” said Remy.
Repsol rider fractures left shoulder in preseason training and undergoes successful operation at the USP Dexeus Hospital
Current CEV (Spanish National Championship) 125GP titlist, Alex Rins, has today undergone a successful operation to treat a dislocated fracture of his left shoulder. The procedure was performed by the Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremities Surgical Unit, Dr. Xavier Mir, and Dr. Victor Marlet —Chief of the Back and Arthroscopy Unit— at the USP Dexeus Hospital.
On the brink of completing the two month waiting period required for him to compete in the World Championship, the Repsol Rider suffered a fracture to his left shoulder in training on Wednesday. He had previously been taking advantage of the winter break to rest and later carry out physical training, working hard in the gym and on the cycle routes. In order to keep ‘bike fit’, the CEV champion was dirtbike training at the Circuit de Catalunya facilities when his accident occurred.
The Gran Premio d’Italia TIM has been announced as the winner of the 2011 IRTA “Best Grand Prix” award, thus securing its fifth title from the Teams’ Association since hosting a Grand Prix for the first time in 1976.
Almost 85,000 MotoGP™ fans were gathered at the Mugello Circuit on the 3rd of July last year to witness the Gran Premio d’Italia TIM, which saw then reigning World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo, take his second victory of the season after battling with his eventual sucessor as title holder, Casey Stoner.
Once again, the Italian venue provided a thrilling spectacle in all three World Championship classes and, despite the weekend being marred by intermittent rain, riders were able to fully enjoy the improved grip levels thanks to the recently laid new tarmac. Off-track, teams and staff were able to work in excellent conditions in a paddock upgraded to MotoGP standards over the past few years.
Dorna Sports’ CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta spoke at Wrooom this week about future regulations that aim to lower the costs for teams in MotoGP while keeping the class competitive.
CEO of Dorna Sports S.L, Carmelo Ezpeleta, was present at Wrooom 2012 this week in Madonna de Campiglio where he spoke about future MotoGP™ class regulations.
The MotoGP grid has an enrollment of 21 bikes for 2012, including twelve factory bikes and nine members of the new CRT category. Regarding this mix, Ezpelata stated: “We must immediately do two things: The first is to keep the grid is as compact as possible. This is not to say that there will be no differences, but to make sure that the CRT bikes are as close as possible to the factory bikes. Second, that factory bikes don’t technologically advance to performance levels that could be dangerous, with costs that can’t be assumed. For the problem is not just how to reduce costs, it’s that if someone invests a significant amount, wins the Championship and then leaves, it leaves you with nothing.”
The provisional entry list for the next season has been released.
There will be more than 85 riders in the 2012 Grand Circus; 21 MotoGP riders, 33 in the Moto2 class and 32 in the newest Moto3 which replace the 125cc class.
FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix
Decision of the Grand Prix Commission
The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Messrs. Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in the presence of Javier Alonso (Dorna) and M. Paul Butler (Secretary of the meeting), in a meeting held on 02 in Motegi (Japan), unanimously decided the following:
Moto3 Technical Regulations: