Le0pard rider Jaume Masia has won the Moto3 race at the Grand Prix of Aragon!
All right, we needed this victory! The Spaniard has done an amazing race starting from the 17th position of the grid, being clever and consistent, controlling the situation and not making mistakes. The 19-years-old from Algemesi (Valencia) has taken his first victory with the team and the second of his career on Spanish soil, and bearing in mind that this weekend’s been one of the most complicated of the season so far, that’s been the best reward, we couldn’t ask for more. If taking victory wasn’t enough, Masia becomes the 100th different winner of Honda’s history. From now and forever his name is written in the books alongside great riders such as Mike Hailwood, Wayne Gardner, Valentino Rossi, Marc Marquez, and former Le0pard World Champions Danny Kent, Joan Mir and Lorenzo Dalla Porta. Such a milestone, well done Jaume!
Today Masia has managed to impose his pace and what’s most important: he’s controlled the momentum, he knew when he needed to wait, push or overtake. That’s part of our spirit: to do things at the right moment. On the other side of the box, Italian Dennis Foggia had to recover many spots after having a difficult start too, he was relegated to the 23rd position and was able to get to the middle group as the laps went by showing consistent performance. Rivals didn’t make it easy and the front group was quite far at the end, therefore he’s finally crossed the line 10th.
After today’s results, Jaume Masia is the 6th on the standings (108 points) and Dennis Foggia the 12th (69 points). Great news is that the Le0pard Racing is the leader of teams’ classification having gathered 177 points up until now!
Now it’s time to take a day off and charge batteries because in just seven days we’ll be racing here again!
Jaume Masia, winner
“I’m happy, a victory is always a victory. This weekend has been difficult but the team hasn’t given up and we’ve demonstrated it. This result becomes a motivation for the next races. Let’s work harder than ever and let’s go for it!”
Yamalube YART Yamaha Storm to Estoril 12-Hour Victory.
The Yamalube YART Yamaha Team have taken victory in the first-ever Estoril 12-Hour after a sublime performance from Karel Hanika, Marvin Fritz and Niccoló Canepa. The Wojcik Racing Team and Moto AIN team made it a triple celebration for Yamaha on the Estoril podium, with Wojcik finishing third overall and Moto AIN taking the FIM Superstock World Cup race win and 2019/2020 title.
The YART Yamaha squad got their championship-deciding race underway in the hands of Marvin Fritz. The German had a tough start, suffering from a small technical issue, dropping to the back of the field as the pack battled their way into turn one.
The former IDM Superbike champion kept a calm head, quickly making his way through the field, he found himself lying in seventh at the end of the first five minutes. Fritz continued to work his way towards the front, setting an early fastest lap as the track temperature began to rise.
As he found his rhythm, Fritz was just out of podium reach after making his way up to fourth. He wasted no time getting past the F.C.C TSR Honda, swooping around the outside at the final corner, finishing the move into turn one, he began to chase after the race leader.
After an impressive first stint, Fritz handed the YART R1 over to Karel Hanika, who instantly began to pile the pressure on the BMW team. However, his opening stint was made a little easier, taking the lead of the race after the BMW Motorrad team crashed out of contention.
Controlling the pace, YART continued to dominate proceedings. Hanika was deep into his second stint when he suffered a small technical issue with his right footrest. Unalarmed, he kept a calm head, alerting the team before pulling in to make the quick repair. With just over four hours on the clock, Niccoló Canepa took over from the Czech rider.
As the race approached its half-way mark, YART held a lead of just one second over the F.C.C TSR Honda, with a battle that was set to go down to the wire.
As the track temperature continued to rise to 43 degrees, Hanika had a steady start to his next stint, building temperature into his Bridgestone tyres. With just under six hours remaining, there was no room for error in the second-longest race of the season. The Czech rider was quick to settle into his next stint, shadowing the F.C.C TSR Honda team and eventually took the lead back at turn six after losing it briefly on his out lap.
With two-thirds race distance approaching, the pressure was back on YART after their lead was closed down once again. With Fritz back on board, the German held on to the lead at the eight-hour mark, collecting ten further championship points, adding to the five they took for pole position.
There were more celebrations at the eight-hour mark as the Moto AIN DAFY squad confirmed their FIM Endurance World Cup title thanks to the efforts of Roby Rolfo, Robin Mulhauser and Hugo Clere.
Back at the front, Hanika ran into further issues, experiencing another problem with his right footrest. Both YART and Hanika were quick to fix the problem and continued to lap comfortably in the low 1:40’s as the sun began to set on the Estoril track.
With two hours remaining, YART Yamaha found themselves in a battle for the lead once again, with two different strategies for the leading two teams. However, YART used their experience to time their final pit stop to perfection, with Fritz pitting for a splash and dash nine minutes before the end of the race, securing the victory by 24.5 seconds.
Unfortunately for the team, despite a clean sweep, it wasn’t enough to take the world championship, finishing the ultra-competitive 2019/2020 EWC season in second overall, 18 points adrift of eventual winners, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team.
The Wojcik Yamaha Team had a strong race, running inside the top five throughout the 12-hours to take an overall third place, joining YART on the podium. Meanwhile, Moto AIN rode to an impressive eighth place, taking the World Cup race win and the 2019/2020 crown.
Another strong result saw Yamaha crowned manufacturers champions, picking up 237 points across the 2019/2020 FIM Endurance World Championship season.
Team Manager, Yamalube YART Yamaha EWC Official Team
“On paper, it looked clear; I don’t think we’ve ever dominated like this before. From free practice to night practice, qualifying and warm-up, we were dominating the field, but it wasn’t an easy race.
“It was a mixed race, with some bad luck and some luck on our side, it shows once again how unpredictable Endurance is. But in the end, we did what we wanted to do, we took maximum points, and came close to winning the championship. We once again showed the potential of the team, the new R1 and the Bridgestone tyres.
“The team did an amazing job; we were on top in every session; everything was perfect. It was a hard battle with Honda, but in the end, we came out on top!”
Big up per Jason O’Halloran, Double victory hauls O’Halloranat Oulton Park.
Jason O’Halloran and McAMS Yamaha launched themselves into contention for the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike championship with a stunning double victory at Oulton Park this weekend.
After a clever ride saw the Aussie take the spoils in the opening race on Saturday, he wouldn’t have to wait long to return to the top step as he made the most of another pole position start to dominate the second outing.
Taking the holeshot, O’Halloran led the way from lights to flag despite Ducati’s Christian Iddon keeping him honest throughout. The victory saw him close the gap to the championship lead to just five points ahead of the day’s final race at Oulton Park.
Starting the second race fourth, team-mate Tarran Mackenzie got a strong start but struggled with the bike fully fuelled in the early stages, before mounting a comeback later in the race to take a solid sixth.
O’Halloran set off for the final race from fourth on the second row of the grid, launching off the line to sit second after the race start. He’d move back to third in the early stages where he’d remain for the remainder of the race, just unable to secure a pass on the defensive Christian Iddon. Clipping the Ducati as he looked up the inside on the final turn of the last lap, the Aussie would then lose drive onto the straight and lose out on a sixth consecutive rostrum finish, crossing the line fourth. Team-mate Mackenzie was ninth.
O’Halloran’s magnificent weekend, which saw him crowned Bennetts Rider of the Round by Eurosport Viewers, launched him from fifth in the standings to second, just two points off the championship lead with six races remaining across the final two weekends – meaning it’s all to play for at Donington Park and Brands Hatch with O’Halloran having been the most consistent rider of 2020 with more podiums so far than any of his title rivals.
A solid points haul for Mackenzie moves him up to sixth overall, 53 points off the title lead.
Weekend al CIV!
Finally another race of the civ
An appointment not to be missed at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari Autodrome is the Italian Motorcycle Speed Championship (CIV), this year divided into four double tests. Imola represents the third round of the season and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to enjoy exciting and spectacular races as always, with young promises and experienced riders fighting each other.
The Superbike, Supersport 600, Supersport 300, Moto3 and PreMoto3 classes are underway.
In the mouth of one of our great teams competing for the premoto3 category, Pasini Racing Team.
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Pole e Podio per il pilota Tatsuki Suzuki 24.
The long-awaited return was full of satisfactions for the Romagnolo SIC58 racing team, technical partner Gandini Race.
Extraordinary performance of the Sic85 team with Tatsuki Suzuki riding his Honda NSFR in the race for the Moto3 world championship.
So the “Giapporiccionese” imposes himself in front of McPhee and the Italian of the Sky team, Out Albert Arenas, fallen, but always at the top of the world championship, even if now with only 6 points ahead of Suzuki.
Suzuki won at Jerez, taken from pole: the Sic58 team driver wins on the track where Marco Simoncelli celebrated his first success in 125 in 2004, with Aprilia.
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Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Official Team for the season 2020/2021.
PILOTS – As for the drivers, the confirmations in the team were: Michael van der Mark – The 2020 season will be Michael’s fourth with Yamaha after another successful campaign aboard the # 60 YZF-R1 in 2019, where he finished fourth overall in the championship with seven podiums and an emphatic victory in Jerez, despite having lost three games due to injury.
One of the Netherlands’ high-profile sports personalities, with fans passionate about his natural pace and ultra aggressive driving style, Michael was advertised as a potential future WorldSBK champion.
The other confirmation is Toprak Razgatlıoğlu – His racing pedigree has already been demonstrated in several categories, starting with four titles of the Turkish Motocross Championship as a child before competing in his first race on the circuit of the 600cc at the age of 13. Moving forward a few years until he entered the world scene in 2015 and Toprak won the European Superstock 600 championship on his first attempt.
In Donington in 2018, he became the first Turkish driver to score a WorldSBK podium, finishing second only on his twelfth start.
The 23-year-old has racked up 15 podiums and two prizes on the fastest lap – and in 2019 his first two hits in amazing style!
Fiercely ambitious and as an official Yamaha rider, Toprak is definitely one to watch ..
Well then, let’s watch …
Also this year we will race in Moto3 class and Moto3 and ETC junior class under the name Sic58 Corse team.
Just on Marco’s birthday anniversary, we want to announce our commitment as technical partners also in the 2020 season.
RIDERS In the 2020 season there were reconfirmations, as for Niccolò Antonelli and Tatsuki Suzuki for the FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix Moto3 class.
As regards the FIM junior World Championship ETC class, the new arrival Harrison Samuel Voight and the reconfirmation of Mattia Volpi.
For the FIM junior World Championship, Moto 3 class, all new arrivals: Angius Senna, Davide Pizzoli and Jose Julian Garcia.
Paolo Simoncelli: “We can’t say it’s really finished, not entirely. Because Sic is still in the hearts of many people everywhere in the world, because you can see its 58 in the flags that still waved faded, in the stickers maybe a little discolored, but tenacious, attached to motorcycles, cars, trucks, campers, bikes, suitcases … It means that something important, beautiful, good, true has left us. Nobody managed to dig such a wide and deep void having won only one title in 250. It means that it was not only, and above all, the driver who missed us. We lack him, his values, his sincere, funny, pure character . His badness on the track and his goodness in life. But still not enough to explain the SIC phenomenon. “
Happy Birthday MARCO.
The collaborations between GANDINI RACE and LEOPARD RACING TEAM has already led to two victories over three years.
This year we could not fail to place side by side the name of the Leopard Racing team, a name that was recognized in the category FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix class Moto3.
The Riders The new pilot line-up for 2020 shows new faces to test:
Denis Foggia who would leave the VR 46 Riders Academy at the end of the year, to face new challenges And now the news of which colors will dress in 2020 has also arrived: the eighteen year old Roman, will be part of Leopard Racing Team.
As a middle name, Jaume Masia who currently runs with the KTM of the Bester Capital Dubai team. “I am very happy with this opportunity. Leopard Racing is a top team and I think it will be the right place to achieve my goal. I am looking forward to starting my journey with them, trying out the new bike and living this experience. ”
Miodrag Kotur, CEO of Leopard Racing, says he is enthusiastic about the choice: “We are happy to count on Dennis Foggia for the 2020 season. He is a fast and strong rider and we believe he will face our team spirit, our bike and our goals. The main one is always to fight for the championship and we think we will be able to do it with him “.
The Leopard Racing never stop!
After the world titles won in Moto3, the Leopard Racing Team is ready to meet a new challenge in the CIV – Italian Championship.
The Leopard Racing Team never stops! From its glorious successes obtained on circuits of the whole world at the highest international level, on two as well on four wheels, the winning team is getting ready to enter a new adventure starting from the 2019 season.
The CIV (Italian Championship) was born in 1911 and has been managed by the Federazione Motociclistica Italiana since 2009. It represents the highest expression of Italian motorcycling, the tip of an iceberg that starts from minimoto and in which all the young talents stand out to the MotoGP world classes.
The formula is well-crafted: 6 weekends of double rounds (with races on Saturday and Sunday) on the best Italian tracks with over 150 riders divided into 6 categories; every year the CIV increases the number and clout of its partners, and furthermore the media coverage that can boast sports newspapers and all the most important racing websites.
The CIV is marked by the great interest in the growth of young talents and from next season the Leopard Racing will embrace even this consolidated reality: the winning racing structure is ready to accept a new competitive challenge under the sporting direction of Alessandro Tonucci.
After their extended efforts in the FIM CEV Repsol Junior World Championship, from next season the Leopard Racing is ready to accept a new competitive challenge handing the sport direction to Alessandro Tonucci with the great interest in the growth of young talents and preparing them for the debut in the World Championship.
The 2019 for Leopard Racing has already started!