Saturday, January 31, 2015

Casey Stoner Back On Track in MotoGP Testing for Honda in Sepang

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MotoGP NewsSaturday, Jan 31st 2015
Stoner returns to Sepang in HRC test

Stoner returns to Sepang in HRC test

Two-time MotoGP World Champion, Casey Stoner, has completed a successful test in Sepang with Honda Racing Corporation.
Casey began his test schedule at the 5.548km Sepang Circuit – 75km to the south of Kuala Lumpur – on Thursday mid-morning. Brief rain showers interrupted testing throughout the course of the three days, but nonetheless Casey was able to fulfil the plan set by HRC.
Casey spent time on both the 2014 and 2015 RC213V machines, doing a chassis comparison and analysed new variations of the new spec brought to this test by HRC. He also tried new brakes from Brembo amongst various other testing components. The engineers also took advantage of having Casey in Sepang to run a few laps on the Suzuka 8 Hour Honda CBR1000RR in the afternoon on the final day.

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Test Rider – MotoGP

“Overall it’s been a good test, very positive and we got a lot done! On the first day we worked on the base setup and tested some small things before the rain arrived and we had to stop. Then on day two I spent a lot of time doing a back-to-back chassis comparison from last year’s bike to this year’s and I also tested different variations of the chassis. Brembo brought some new aluminium callipers for us to try and Honda had several other test items which we managed to get through before the rain came once again. On the final day we confirmed some feelings from yesterday and tried a few electronic packages as well as some different suspension. Riding the CBR was very different, I’ve never really ridden that kind of bike, the shifting, riding position, engine power, weight characteristic etc was quite difficult and took some getting used to. After a few exits I had more of an understanding and was able to give some feedback. In general it was a lot of fun and I enjoyed being able to feel the rear of the bike step out!”.
Casey Stoner

Movistar Yamaha Teams With Abarth for 2015-16 MotoGP World Championship Seasons

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Official Sponsor Announcement

Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Side by Side with Abarth
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Madrid (Spain), 28th January 2015

The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team is delighted to announce a two-year collaboration with Abarth in the MotoGP World Championship.

The partnership will see Abarth join Movistar Yamaha as an Official Sponsor and Official Car Supplier for the 2015 and 2016 race seasons.

The Abarth Scorpion logo will be visible on all team equipment as well as on the nose of the YZR-M1 cowlings of both Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi.

As part of the agreement between Abarth and Movistar Yamaha, Abarth will supply cars from the FCA Group at race and test events around the world.

The Abarth Scorpion logo is no stranger to Yamaha having been previously placed on the YZR-M1 machines of Valentino Rossi and Colin Edwards at the 2007 Australian Grand Prix. Abarth has a long history and credible pedigree in racing with Carlo Abarth achieving sporting success on two wheels as far back as 1928.
Managing Director, Yamaha Motor RacingLin JarvisLin Jarvis
Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Racing
“I’m really very happy to see the Scorpion logo back on our YZR-M1. It is always a pleasure to welcome back old friends to the team so we are delighted that Abarth joins us for this new adventure. We have been together with the Fiat Group, now FCA Group, since 2007 so we have had a long and successful partnership that continues to grow in strength. We are confident that the 2015 and 2016 seasons will make exciting new chapters in our story together. The very sporting nature of the Abarth brand couldn't be a better match for the team, representing the same values we hold true.”
Head of Abarth Brand, EMEA regionMarco MagnaniniMarco Magnanini
Head of Abarth Brand, EMEA region
“The partnership between Abarth and Yamaha results from a number of shared values. Innovation, passion for performances and love for racing: this is where the joint journey between two companies that wrote the history of two- and four-wheels racing takes off from."
About Abarth:
Performance for all. An idea born in 1949 through the vision of Carlo Abarth, who imbues his cars with the strong, determined and indomitable character of his zodiac sign, Scorpio, which first became a logo, and then an unmistakable sign of cars with unique dimensions, form, speed and attitude.

Small, agile cars with mean little engines. Unique lines and forms which originate from distinctively Italian taste and stylistic choices. Performance which stems not only from power but from the capacity to tune and set up in order to get the very best from every machine. An icon which has defiance in its DNA. A lifestyle which feeds and grows every day on the passion of all Abarth fans.

Abarth’s work began again in 2007. Research, experimentation and the desire to create unique models allow us to look forward with enthusiasm, ready to accept new challenges and achieve new victories.

To discover more about ABARTH, please visit

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