Repsol Honda Team hunt home glory in Barcelona

With the lead in the Rider and Constructor World Championships in hand, the Repsol Honda Team arrives in Barcelona ready to fight.

After a scintillating Italian GP, the Repsol Honda Team enters the Catalan GP with renewed vigour after narrowly missing out on victory in Mugello. Both Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo are looking forward to added support from home fans at the 4.6km long Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

Marquez has enjoyed a consistent podium record at the Catalan GP, failing to finish in the top three just once in the premier class. This bodes well as Marquez looks to continue building his championship lead over his title rivals, the reigning MotoGP World Champion currently 12 points clear of Dovizioso.

Jorge Lorenzo, current holder of the pole position and fastest race lap records at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, is hoping to rediscover his feeling from Le Mans on the RC213V. With five wins and seven podiums to his name, Lorenzo has enjoyed multiple successes at his home race in the past and arrives optimistic of more progress.

Free Practice 1 begins the weekend at 09:55 local time Friday, June 14 with the 24-lap Catalan GP commencing at 14:00 local time on Sunday, June 16. A one-day in-season test follows the Grand Prix on Monday.

Provisional 2019 MotoGP Calendar released

Good news for GP fans, the provisional Moto GP 2019 calendar has been released.

Round Event Circuit Race day
1 QATAR GP Losail International Circuit 10th MARCH *
2 ARGENTINA GP Termas de Rio Hondo 31st MARCH
3 AMERICAS GP Circuit of the Americas 14th APRIL
4 SPANISH GP Circuito de Jerez-√Āngel Nieto 05th MAY
5 FRENCH GP Le Mans 19th MAY
6 ITALIAN GP Autodromo di Mugello 02nd JUNE
7 CATALUNYA GP Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya 16th JUNE
8 DUTCH GP TT Circuit Assen 30th JUNE
9 GERMAN GP Sachsenring 07th JULY
10 CZECH GP Automotodrom Brno 04th AUGUST
11 AUSTRIAN GP Red Bull Ring – Spielberg 11th AUGUST
12 BRITISH GP Silverstone Circuit 25th AUGUST
13 SAN MARINO GP Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli 15th SEPTEMBER
14 ARAGON GP MotorLand Aragon 22nd SEPTEMBER
15 THAI GP Chang International Circuit 06th OCTOBER
16 JAPANESE GP Twin Ring Motegi 20th OCTOBER
17 AUSTRALIAN GP Phillip Island Circuit 27th OCTOBER
18 MALAYSIAN GP Sepang International Circuit 03rd NOVEMBER
19 VALENCIA GP Circuit Ricardo Tormo 17th NOVEMBER

 

 

* Evening race

MotoGP have not yet released tickets, but promise us they’ll be along soon. You can head over to their website to subscribe, then you’ll be in the know when they do get released!

What race will you be booking tickets for? We can’t wait to see Lorenzo take the seat for HRC Honda next season! Bring it on ūüėČ

 

Credit: MotoGP News

Marc Marquez scores podium in Catalunya, Pedrosa fifth

Yesterday Sunday 17th June 2018 in MotoGP, Marc Marquez took an important second-place finish in Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló, Catalunya, Spain, which enabled him to extend his Championship lead to 27 points over runner-up Valentino Rossi.

With a great start, Marc got into and through the first turn ahead of Jorge Lorenzo, who passed him on the following lap. Marquez who, outside of two non-point-scoring finishes, has so far never finished worse than second this season, stuck to the countryman for the first 9 laps of the race, looking for a chance to fight for the win. After realizing that it was too risky maintaining Lorenzo’s pace, he settled for the 20 points and a second-place position.

After a good start from the fourth row, Dani Pedrosa was able to maintain a decent pace despite struggling with a lack of grip, defending fifth position over Maverick Vinales on the final lap.

Today Monday 18th June, the Repsol Honda Team will remain in Catalunya for a one-day testing session.