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Casey Stoner announced yesterday that he will withdraw from MotoGP at the end of the present season, something that was published two weeks ago in a spanish magazine but even Casey said the opposite when was asked about it.

Becasuse of this, his definitive withdraw announcement was a completely shock in the paddock of Le Mans. Everybody in the press room was talking about except the ones who were joking the past two weeks because of the failed of the spanish magazine.

Anyway, the Stoner’s withdraw will be an irreparably loss and, without any doubt, we will miss his incredible riding style.

We’ve made a quick video selection for your enjoyment. Have fun!

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Marc Márquez and the bike with which he will fight for the 2012 Moto2 title were officially presented today. In an event celebrated in Barcelona, the rider from Cervera (Lleida) showed off the exciting bike/rider package supported by Repsol for another year.

The 2010 125cc World Champion and Moto2 runner-up in 2011 is eyeing up the intermediate category title in 2012. This is his fifth year in grand prix racing and Márquez continues to grow as one of the standouts in the sport and for Repsol.

After winning the highest number of Grands Prix last season —seven— and fighting for the title right up to the final race, only an unfortunate crash at the Malaysian circuit of Sepang could halt his championship push in year one of his time in Moto2. Backed by Repsol and the same team as in 2011, Márquez is looking to keep up the tremendous form shown last year —which included one of the most spectacular fightbacks in history.

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Repsol rider continues recovery and has already trained at the Alcarrás circuit

Marc Márquez will be on track in a private test in Albacete this Thursday and Friday. The Repsol rider will head to Albacete tomorrow, having confirmed his positive recovery from eye surgery with time on his Suter Moto2 today. The Spaniard has already received the all clear from doctors following a final check-up this week and many miles onboard a motocross and supermotard bike.

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Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Marc Márquez and Maverick Viñales head event for riders competing under the energy company banner this season

The Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid was packed with 9,000 fans this Saturday, as they enjoyed the Repsol Team 2012 presentation. Repsol Honda Team MotoGP riders Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa, Moto2 star Marc Márquez and Repsol Moto3 talents Maverick Viñales & Miguel Oliveira took part in the event, which featured music, a light show and magic. The presentation concluded with the surprise appearance of reigning World Champion Stoner onboard the new Honda RC213V.

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The Repsol Honda team leave Sepang circuit in satisfaction of a job well done.

Casey Stoner set the fastest time of the day with a flying lap of 2’00.473 and team mate Dani Pedrosa recorded the second fastest time with a lap of 2’00.648, just 0.175 from Stoner.

Despite missing yesterday, the two Repsol Honda riders have been able to complete their testing program planned for Malaysia. Casey and Dani spent the test working on their RC213V chassis’, focusing on reducing the chattering and both reported a slight improvement.

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Engine checks on Pedrosa’s bike —which yesterday had a fault— and a fierce storm postpone testing in Sepang until tomorrow.

Due to an engine failure on Dani Pedrosa’s RC213V machine yesterday, HRC sent the engine to Japan for analysis.

The feedback after the investigation was positive; however it arrived after lunch when the Sepang circuit was drenched by heavy rain, so unfortunately the Repsol Honda riders were unable to take to the track.

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Repsol rider, unstoppable in first test, returns to Sepang to perfect RC213V setup

Repsol rider and new father Casey Stoner goes back to Malaysia with plenty of motivation to carry on topping the timesheets from which he was unshakeable last month. He will be on track for three days in the official test, adjusting the setup of his Repsol Honda RC213V to his riding style.

The testing trip follows a few days in which the reigning World Champion has been spending time with his wife, Adriana, and newborn baby girl Alexandra (Ally). The Australian has been combining family time with intense fitness preparation in order to keep up the form that he showed just a few weeks ago at Sepang.

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Posted on February 23rd, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Young talent from Toledo will ride in Spanish Championship (CEV) in 2012, joining team that includes 2011 runner-up Álex Márquez

María Herrera will compete in the CEV Spanish Championship in the Moto3 class this year wearing Repsol colours. The 15-year-old rider will be supported by the energy company in her first season on the national stage, following on from a great foundation year in the Campeonato Mediterráneo PreGP in 2011.

This is Repsol’s latest addition to a star studded rider lineup, joining Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa (MotoGP), Marc Márquez (Moto2), Maverick Viñales, Miguel Oliveira, Álex Rins (Moto3), Álex Márquez, María Herrera, Francesco Bagnaia and Lorenzo Baldassarri (CEV).

María Herrera is one of the most promising young Spanish riders. She comes into the CEV series as a replacement for reigning champion and fellow Repsol rider Álex Rins, who will be competing in the Moto3 World Championship this season. Herrera’s own quest for an eventual move up to world level begins with her joining the Repsol-sponsored Monlau Competición team.

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In his first year as a member of the Repsol Honda team, Stoner was untouchable. Other than being knocked down in the Spanish Grand Prix, Stoner was on the podium in every race. In a 17-race season, he tied the record for pole positions with 12 and won 11 times. The most important victory came in his home grand prix at Phillip Island. In front of his fellow countrymen and family, Stoner closed the 800cc era as he’d opened it, by winning the MotoGP World Championship. Not only did he win the Australian Grand Prix for the fifth time in a row, but he did it on his 26th birthday. The best is surely still to come.

And not only on the race track. Following his dominant performance in the season-opening test in Sepang from Jan. 31 through Feb. 2, Stoner returned to his European base in Lausanne, Switzerland to be with his wife Adriana to await the birth of their first child. At 9:55 p.m. on Feb. 16, Casey and Adriana welcomed their daughter, Alessandra Maria Stoner. Now, after a few weeks of fatherhood, Stoner is preparing to returning to Sepang for the second MotoGP test of the 1000cc era.

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Reigning MotoGP World Champion, Casey Stoner, prepares for his second season in Repsol and Honda colours onboard the 1000cc RC213V

After winning the world championship in his first season as a Repsol Honda Team rider, the title holder is ready to defend his crown in a season of novelties both professional and personal. On track in the 2012 season, Casey Stoner will have to adapt to the new MotoGP regulations and his new tool of the trade, the RC213V. Away from the circuits, the Australian is just weeks away from becoming a father for the first time.

First of all, how are you doing? After the long winter wait to get back on the bike, you weren’t able to ride on the opening day of the three in Sepang…
“After the winter break and a long time off the bike, we were preparing in order to be ready for day one of testing. Unfortunately I had a problem with my back and we missed that opening day. We had our schedule planned out for the three days, but we were able to pack it all into two in the end. I was a little bit disappointed, but then I felt really good when I was able to get back riding and experience the feeling of being on track again. Everything went pretty well and I hope that we can improve.”

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