Wed, 04 May 2016 13:49:13 +0200 Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Focus on French Grand Prix Movistar Yamaha MotoGP teammates Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi are eager to get aboard their YZR-M1s again for the fifth round of the MotoGP championship after a superb weekend in Jerez a fortnight ago, which ended with the first Yamaha 1-2 of the season. The results of the last race and the successive test gave both riders an extra confidence boost ahead of the forthcoming Monster Energy Grand Prix de France to be held this weekend.
Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Renaux flies high in Kegums European Motocross Championship action resumed over the weekend in Latvia on the shifting sands at Kegums, north of Riga, and Maxime Renaux finished 5th in EMX250, marking a recovery from a broken finger earlier in the season to take his YZ250F 5-4 in the motos as the youngest rider in the Top-5.
Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Pichon, Van De Moosdijk hit the podium in Latvia Yamaha YZ125 riders Zachary Pichon and Roan Van De Moosdijk both raced to the podium in Sunday in Latvia, finishing 2-3 in the EMX125 class on the tricky sands at Kegums.
Sun, 01 May 2016 19:20:23 +0200 Paturel Top-10, Van doninck roars back in Latvia Kemea Yamaha Official MX rider Benoit Paturel continued to improve his 2016 MX2 standings, finishing 6th overall on Sunday in the rutted sands of Kegums, while teammate Brent Van doninck roared back into action after successful recovery from hip surgery to finish 9th at MXGP Latvia.
Sun, 01 May 2016 18:26:42 +0200 Febvre takes a wild moto to keep his lead in Latvia Monster Energy Yamaha Factory rider Romain Febvre roared back from a dropped motorcycle on Sunday and went on to win the second moto in Kegums and finish on the podium in Latvia. The French rider finished 3rd overall and held on to the 2016 World Championship leader's plate by a one-point margin.
Sun, 01 May 2016 18:16:06 +0200 Strong Sixth for Lowes in Imola Race Two Alex Lowes got his final race at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Imola off to a flying start this afternoon as he fired his Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK YZF-R1 off the lights. Reaping the benefits of his impressive start the British rider inherited seven places from his 13th position on the grid, holding sixth from the opening lap. Circulating strongly with the group around him, Lowes maintained his position and consistent pace to the mid-race distance before gaining the advantage on the rider in front. Continuing to build his rhythm as his pace improved he set his fastest lap of the race - a 1'47.848 - on lap 11, but with tyre wear starting to feature the Yamaha rider knew he needed a more conservative race to the finish to consolidate his position. Lowes concluded the race in sixth, boosting his championship position back in to the top-10 with 59 points.
Sun, 01 May 2016 17:40:36 +0200 Determined Racing from Canepa and Rossi at Imola Niccoló Canepa and Louis Rossi completed their debut race with the Pata Yamaha Official STK1000 Team at Imola's Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari today, taking 12th and 17th place finishes respectively. A difficult weekend recovering from illness had left Canepa with very little time to familiarise himself with his new YZF-R1M, having just a 30-minute qualifying session on Saturday to secure his place on the grid. Lining up in 18th the Italian suffered a bad start to Sunday's race, relegating him to 25th after the first lap but he quickly dug deep and began to make progress through the surrounding pack. Jumping seven places in just three laps, he circulated in 18th for a further three before again mounting his charge, taking 13th with four laps to go. Gaining again on the final revolution, Canepa crossed the line in 12th, picking up four points on his return to the STK1000 championship and eager to improve at Donington in a month's time.