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  • Aprilia RS-GP engine 2015

    MotoGP Engine Usage After Mugello

    For details on the engine allotments for the three types of premier class entires, see this page. After the first six rounds of the 2015 MotoGP season, the engine...

  • Yamaha YZR M1 exhaust right side

    Yamaha YZR M1 Exhaust Design

    After a previous post on exhaust back pressure, I’ve been watching in pit lane for how different manufacturers approach the challenge of designing an exhaust solution that maximizes engine...

  • Mugello track map

    Mugello Track Map with Speed and Gear Telemetry

    Here is the latest speed and gear selection telemetry track map from Yamaha. Notice this time that the Yamahas do not use first gear, and spend most of their...

  • Le Mans Bugatti circuit track map

    Le Mans Track Map with Speed and Gear Telemetry

    Again thanks to the Movistar Yamaha team, here is a track map of the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit that shows speed and gear selection telemetry. Of note at this...

  • Casey Stoner Elbow Down 2011 Catalunya

    Casey Stoner Elbow Down: Copy #2 Available

    Please click on the above image to view it larger. I’m pleased to announce a very special opportunity for fans of Casey Stoner and PHOTO.GP. For the second time...

  • Aprilia engine

    MotoGP Engines after Jerez

    For details on the engine allotments for the three types of premier class entires, see this page. After the first four rounds of the 2015 MotoGP season, engine use...

  • Ducati GP15 on fire

    MotoGP Engines 2015

    For the 2015 MotoGP season, there are three options for entries in the premier class as follows. Factory Factory teams are limited to five engines for the season with...

  • Jerez track map

    Jerez Track Map with Speed and Gear Telemetry

    Please click on the above image to view it larger. Occasionally some pretty interesting things show up among the usual party line comments in team press releases. Yesterday’s Team...

  • Danilo Petrucci throttle hand

    All In The Wrist – Danilo Petrucci’s Throttle Control

    While strolling down the Losail pit lane before the Friday sun had gone down, I saw Danilo Petrucci giving a demonstration to Italian TV about riding position on his...

  • Herve Poncharal IMS MotoGP Yamaha 2013

    MotoGP Grand Prix Commission

    As MotoGP fans we hear about the Grand Prix Commission deciding this or that, such as the latest announcement of updates to the 2016 regulations. But who are the...

  • The First Travel Day of the 2015 MotoGP Season – SFO to DOH

    Because so much of this job of mine is travel, I thought that for the 2015 season I’d share some experiences from the road just to give you idea...

  • Jeanette Wragg riders for health

    Jeanette Wragg 1957-2015

    Jeanette Wragg died on March 4th, 2015, and her passing has affected many, many people. If you are a MotoGP fan, you may be one of them, even though...

  • Marc Marquez first in flight limited edition Laguna Seca

    First in Flight – The Story of a Unique Photograph

    Recently I was asked if I have a favorite among my MotoGP images, and if so, why do I think of that one single image as apart from the...

  • MotoGP ECU software regulations

    MotoGP Electronics Regulations

    After my previous regulation-related posts (Pit Lane Procedure changes and False Start Rule Changes ), I continue to look through the latest edition of the regulations: One of the...

  • Jorge Lorenzo false start CotA 2014 Yamaha

    MotoGP False Start Regulation Improved

    After my Trackside Tuesday article over at Asphalt & Rubber the other day, I have continued to peruse the 2015 MotoGP Regulations with great interest. Another updated regulation I’ve...

  • Marc Marquez Le Mans 2014 Honda

    MotoGP Stories 2014 – Ask A Question

    Please click on the above image to view it larger. As I go through 2014’s photos to prepare for my MotoGP Stories 2014 presentation at the SF D-Store, I’ve...

  • MotoGP Stories 2014 Ducati Silverstone

    MotoGP Stories 2014 Coming to San Francisco

    I’m pleased to announce that I will be giving my annual MotoGP Stories presentation at the San Francisco D-Store on March 13. I will show images from the 2014...

  • Danilo Petrucci Valencia Test 2014 Pramac Ducati

    Danilo Petrucci: Petrux Redux

    A friend pointed out that MotoGP rider Danilo Petrucci followed me on Twitter recently. Very kind of the rider, and this reminded me of a piece I wrote about...

  • Marc Marquez Sepang Test MotoGP Honda

    Sepang MotoGP Testing Day 3

    After Day 3 of Sepang MotoGP testing things are looking pretty good for Team Repsol Honda rider and 2-on-the-bounce World Champ, Marc Marquez. Not only did he reclaim the...

  • Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha Sepang Test

    Lorenzo on Top for Day 2 of Sepang MotoGP Testing

    As the Sepang MotoGP testing continues and Day 2 ends, Team Movistar Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo wrested the fastest time honors from Marc Marquez. Lorenzo is the only rider...