Free Practice 1 Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Hasil Lengkap Latihan Bebas 1 MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018
Maverick Vinales, Free Practice 1 Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018 / runganSport  English © Twitter/MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha) managed to be the fastest in the Free Fractice 1 Thailand MotoGP at the Buriram circuit on Friday (5/10).

The Spaniard scored the best lap time of 1 minute 31.220 seconds.

The second fastest position belongs to his teammate, Valentino Rossi.

While in third place, there is Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso.

Free Practice 1 Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

  1. Maverick Vinales, Movistar Yamaha 1m 31.220s
  2. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha
  3. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
  4. Jack Miller, Pramac Ducati
  5. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda
  6. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  7. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki Ecstar
  8. Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda
  9. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati
  10. Scott Redding, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  11. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda
  12. Aleix Espargaro, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  13. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda
  14. Alex Rins, Suzuki Ecstar
  15. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  16. Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team
  17. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team
  18. Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory
  19. Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  20. Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team
  21. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory
  22. Thomas Luthi, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  23. Xavier Simeon, Reale Avintia
  24. Jordi Torres, Reale Avintia (DN/eV)

NEXT: Free Practice 1 Results, Thailand Moto3 2018

Why Marquez Can be a World Champion?

Why Marquez Can be a World Champion?
Marc Marquez, MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport © Twitter/MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Barcelona’s young star Marc Marquez is the most successful driver in recent years with four titles in the premier class in five years.

Marquez managed to become king in MotoGP 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017, now the Repsol Honda rider is in the hunt for the 2018 season title, which leads with 72 points.

Marquez’s extraordinary talent which is fully supported by giant manufacturers like Honda makes it unmatched.

“After every season, I analyze precisely why we won the title or why did we fail?

That’s how I learned a lot, especially from racers, like Andrea Dovizioso, “Marquez admitted as reported by Speedweek.

“I have learned a lot from Dovi to deal with certain situations.

Dovi is really focused, it makes the race weekend easier to end.

Dovi works perfectly and this strategy can also be used if you are on the track,” explained Marquez.

“This season, I only focus on race speed. I also learned from the 2017 analysis that you have to do this with Michelin tires.

So I have to focus more on the race, I always get a fast lap in qualifying, but the race remains the most important,” Marquez stressed.

Marquez has since the beginning of the season until now continues to be consistent with good results, while competitors, Ducati has just risen in the second batch.

This condition came down in favor of Marquez, whose position is now quite safe at the top of the standings. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Rossi Target Podium at Thailand MotoGP

Rossi Target Podium at Thailand MotoGP

Rossi Target Podium at Thailand MotoGP
Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha 2018 / runganSport English © Yamaha MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — This weekend MotoGP riders will fight in areas that have not been mapped on the MotoGP racing calendar.

Thailand for the first time this year will hold MotoGP, the only capital of the drivers is the result of the pre-season test earlier in the year.

But, not all riders got good test results in February at the Buriram circuit.

One of them is Valentino Rossi, the Italian rider was only able to finish the 8th fastest in the Pre-season test in Thailand yesterday.

However, Rossi still hopes this weekend will be positive for him and hopes to get on the podium in Thailand.

“After a long series of races in Europe, it’s time for us to go to Thailand.

Previously we had pre-season tests there in February.

Buriram is not one of my favorite circuits, but it could be an important racing week to improve our motorbike,” Rossi said confidently.

Rossi’s target this weekend is to take the podium. Rossi was last on the podium at the German MotoGP.

“This is a fun opportunity to meet fans in Asia, they are very fond of MotoGP.

We will try to make the best weekend possible.

“My goal is to fight for the podium and get good results,” Rossi said hopefully. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Title Nears, Marquez Excited Race in Thailand

Title Nears, Marquez Excited Race in Thailand

Title Nears, Marquez Excited Race in Thailand
Jorge Lorenzo vs Marc Marquez, MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — After winning the MotoGP Aragon two weeks ago, Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez was 72 points ahead of Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso, who was his closest competitor to win the world title.

Ahead of the Thailand MotoGP this weekend, Marquez is excited about getting closer to this year’s championship opportunities.

He was also curious about Thailand, which was the first to hold a MotoGP race.

“This will be a fun race in Thailand for the first time, there will definitely be a lot of fans in the stands, and always be a good feeling,” Marquez said to Crash.

“We have to stay focused and calm, because it is important to manage the weekend well, working in the way we have always done so far,” he continued.

Previous MotoGP racers had already tested the Buriram circuit in the Pre-season test earlier in the year.

Marquez became the third fastest driver at the time, behind his team-mate Dani Pedrosa and Monster Yamaha Tech3 satellite rider Johann Zarco in February then.

“We did a good test in February, but now we have to double-check every detail starting the first free practice later,” admitted Marquez.

“Some parts of the circuit are complicated, but the layout is generally good.

Of course high humidity and temperature will demand on the body, but when you are on the motorbike, you will forget these things and only focus on race,” closed the Spanish rider. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Race Schedule Buriram, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Race Schedule Buriram, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Race Schedule Buriram, Thailand MotoGP 2018
Race Schedule Buriram, Thailand MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © Twitter/motoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — This weekend MotoGP will again hold its 15th series this season, which will take place at the Buriram circuit in Thiland.

This is the first time Thailand has held MotoGP, becoming the second country in the Southeast Asia region after Malaysia.

Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez came as the leader of the standings with a 72-point lead over his closest competitor, Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team).

The Buriram circuit, also called the Chang International Circuit, stretches for 4.6 km, with 5 Bends to the left and 7 Bends to the right.

This circuit is one of the narrowest circuits with only the average width of the trajectory at only 12 meters, and the longest straight line is exactly 1 km away.

Thailand’s Moto3 class will run for 22 laps, Moto2 class 24 laps and 26 laps for premier classes.

Race Schedule Buriram, Thailand MotoGP 2018 (Local Time).
Free Practice – Friday, Oktober 5 2018
Moto3 : FP1 – 09:00 – 09:40
MotoGP : FP1 – 09:55 – 10:40
Moto2 : FP1 – 10:55 – 11:40
Moto3 : FP2 – 13:10 – 13:50
MotoGP : FP2 – 14:05 – 14:50
Moto2 : FP2 – 15:05 – 15:50

Qualification – Saturday, October 6 2018
Moto3 : FP3 – 09:00 – 09:40
MotoGP : FP3 – 09:55 – 10:40
Moto2 : FP3 – 10:55 – 11:40
Moto3 : QP – 12:35 – 13:15
MotoGP : FP4 – 13:30 – 14:00
MotoGP : Q1 – 14:10 – 14:25
MotoGP : Q2 – 14:35 – 14:50
Moto2 : QP – 15:05 – 15:50

Race – Sunday, Oktober 7 2018
Moto3 : WUP – 08:40 – 09:00
Moto2 : WUP – 09:10 – 09:30
MotoGP : WUP – 09:40 – 10:00
Moto3 : Race – 11:00 (Fox Sports 2)
Moto2 : Race – 12:20 (Fox Sports 2 & Trans7)
MotoGP : Race – 14:00 (Fox Sports 2 & Trans7). (DN/eV)

NEXT: Marquez and Dovi Talk About the 2018 Title

Marquez and Dovi Talk About the 2018 Title

Marquez and Dovi Talk About the 2018 Title
Andrea Dovizioso & Marc Marquez, MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © Twitter/MotoGP.

Barcelona, EN runganSport — Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez is currently 72 points ahead in the standings from his closest competitor, Andrea Dovizioso.

Marquez has a good chance to lock the world title this season at the upcoming Japan MotoGP.

But, there is still hope for Dovi to catch up with Marquez, because in any race it can happen.

Marquez himself admitted that he could lose the chance for the title this season if he was not careful.

“The work has not been completed, and this will not be finished until my points are not overtaken again.

I can make mistakes, so we must be careful and stay focused,” Marquez said.

“So, this year we need to focus and keep working. In MotoGP, anything can happen, we can make mistakes, we can experience mechanical problems, human errors, track conditions, and weather.

We have to work hard and stay focused on opportunities to win races.

“I always start the weekend with enthusiasm to win and then see what happens on Sunday, and we will continue to do it,” continued the Spanish rider.

Meanwhile Dovi seems to be realistic by not really hoping to win the title this season.

Dovi’s focus is only to win the race.

“To catch 72 points in five races is not possible. The only way is if he is not racing, even though the conditions will still be difficult!

If we want to be realistic, everything can happen in the race and mathematically the opportunity is still open,” said Dovi. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Crutchlow: MotoGP Season Lasts Too Long

Crutchlow: MotoGP Season Lasts Too Long

Crutchlow: MotoGP Season Lasts Too Long
Cal Crutchlow, LCR Castrol Honda 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

London, EN runganSport — LCR Honda Castrol Satellite rider, Cal Crutchlow claimed to feel happy every time he gets a long holiday after the race in December and January every year.

But, lately the British star began to complain a bit because the MotoGP racing season is too long each year.

“The pre-season test at the end of November was very disturbing, and we didn’t need it,” complained Crutchlow.

Crutchlow explained that the drivers did not protest the number of races in a year, the problem was the span of time between the start of the season and the end of a very long season.

“But we racers don’t complain, even though we have 19 races.

“It’s just a pre-season test at the end of November at Jerez that really annoys us, it’s ridiculous,” he continued.

“We have a long season. Of course we will have two months off. I don’t complain about that.

But I do not agree that we have to drive until the end of November. We underwent the last race weekend in Valencia from November 16-18.

Then we pre-season tests there on Tuesday and Wednesday for another two days.

After that we had four days before we returned to a similar test at Jerez, “Crutchlow’s protest was disappointed. (DN/eV)

NEXT: Marquez: I Know What’s Yamaha Problem

Marquez: I Know What’s Yamaha Problem

Marquez: I Know What's Yamaha Problem
Valentino Rossi & Marc Marquez, MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © Twitter/MotoGP.

Barcelona, EN runganSport — Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez claimed to be surprised by the collapse of the performance of Monster Yamaha Tech3 Satellite star, Johann Zarco and wondered what really happened to Yamaha?

“Honestly, it was a bit strange. Because Zarco was very fast in the first race yesterday and this year’s pre-season test,” said the Spaniard.

“But in some races it seems he is having trouble. He even seems to have problems more than one lap fast as in qualifying.

Even though Zarco is always strong in Qualification, now why can that be the case, I can’t answer this question.

But it looks like he’s in trouble since announcing his contract with KTM in Jerez. But I wish him the best,” Marquez continued.

In the run, Marquez certainly met with Yamaha riders, then what did he witness?

“I once drove behind Vinales in Aragon on Friday at the start of the FP1 session.

It feels so strange, because the motor has good acceleration.

He drove well, but the lap time wasn’t fast enough.

Yes, I noticed some flaws, there were some problems with Yamaha, but I would rather not say anything,” Marquez closed. (DN /eV)

NEXT: Ducati: Dovi Will Fight for Title

Marquez Will Leave Honda, Not Because Lorenzo

Marquez Will Leave Honda, Not Because Lorenzo
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Aragon, EN runganSport — Next year a Spanish rider, Jorge Lorenzo will join the Repsol Honda team, playing with another Spanish rider, Marc Marquez.

Neil Hodgson from BT Sport predicts that the Marquez-Lorenzo duet will not last long, it could be that one of them will move to another team.

“Critics will say that the new Marquez is called a true champion if he tests himself at a different manufacturer, but I think it is a waste load,” Hodgson told Express Sport.

“But because of that he will leave Honda at some point, he won’t spend his entire career with Repsol Honda.

“I think Marquez’s departure will not be because Lorenzo is his team-mate,” Hodgson explained.

In these last two races, in San Marino and Aragon, Lorenzo always failed to finish.

Lorenzo explained that the accident at Misano was purely his own fault, in contrast to what happened at Aragon last week.

Lorenzo took part in blaming the prospective tandem for the incident on the first corner of the Aragon circuit.

The conditions of both of them had heated up before finally cooling off after Marquez built further communication with Lorenzo.

Lorenzo himself is currently still in the recovery phase of his injury and is still doubtful at the Thailand MotoGP next week. (DN/eV)

NEXT: New Drama, Rossi Rejects Marquez Handshake

New Drama, Rossi Rejects Marquez Handshake

New Drama, Rossi Rejects Marquez Handshake
Marc Marquez vs Valentino Rossi, Press Conference MotoGP Misano, San Marino 2018 / runganSport © Twitter/MotoGP.

Misano, EN runganSport — Movistar Yamaha Rider, Valentino Rossi has refused an offer of handshakes from Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez at the San Marino MotoGP prescription.

The beginning of the conflict both occurred at Sepang at the end of the 2015 season and in an incident that made Rossi get a punishment in the form of the last grid start position in the Valencia final.

Their relationship seems to melt back in 2016, precisely in the Barcelona series.

But he returned to his senses in Argentina last April, when Rossi fell due to Marquez’s soft nudge again, when the race took place in wet conditions.

Ahead of San Marino MotoGP this weekend, Marquez told Sky Sport MotoGP HD Italy, “I want to make peace with him, I have no problem with Rossi.

“In Argentina, everything was calmer. I made a mistake and it was said to be bad luck for Rossi. I also tried to apologize,” Marquez said.

Rossi also claimed that there was no problem with Marquez when the comment was given to him during a press conference on Thursday at Misano.

“I heard this, but I don’t know … Sounds a bit strange, because in reality we didn’t have any problems between me and Marquez,” admitted the Italian rider.

“So I don’t know why we should make peace. For me it’s fine,” he continued.

Rossi was then asked if he would shake hands with Marquez? and what Marquez thought about Rossi’s assessment of the situation.

“For me it’s good, and of course if there is no problem (for Rossi), for me there is no problem …” Marquez said.

Marquez, who sat next to Rossi, then offered a handshake, but Rossi only replied with a smile, shook his head, and remained with his arms folded.

“Like this. I mean, what can I say?” Marquez said in reaction to the insult.

Rossi then reiterated his stance.

“We don’t need to shake hands. We’re fine. We have no problems,” Rossi replied.

This incident could be categorized as a new “Psy War” between the two drivers, who could have re-heated on the track. (DN/eV)

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