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GoPro Becomes Official Wearable Camera of MotoGP™

Partnership Brings New Perspective to the World’s Most Exciting Motorcycle Racing Series

Dorna Sports, the commercial rights holder of the premier FIM MotoGP™ World Championship, and GoPro, Inc., enabler of some of today's most immersive and engaging content, today announced an exciting new partnership that will bring fans closer to the incredible MotoGP racing action. The five-year agreement names GoPro as the official wearable camera of MotoGP and grants title sponsorship of the GoPro Motorrad Grand Prix of Deutschland.

Marquez stamps his dominance in Austin

Marc Marquez left most observers breathless with his mesmerising pole-setting qualifying performance on Saturday, so his clinical victory in the 21-lap race — his third in a row at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) — was quite elementary. The irrepressible Spaniard took over the running from Andrea Dovizioso four laps in, and then immediately began pulling a gap which extended to over four seconds before he coasted to the finish line for his first victory of the year. Marquez is now third in the standings behind Valentino Rossi and Dovizioso ahead of next week's round three in Argentina.

2015 Qatar Report

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Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha), Dovizioso and Iannone made the running from the start, while Rossi was languishing in 10th and it was even more dire for reigning world champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda): he ran wide at turn one just after the start and had to pick his way back through the field from last position.

MotoGP is back this weekend with the season opener in Qatar

Losail came onto the world championship calendar back in 2004 and has been the season-opening round since 2007, when Australian Casey Stoner came up with the goods in his first ride on the factory Ducati. Losail is one of the longest tracks on the calendar at 5.38km, and comprises 10 right-hand corners and six lefts as well as a slipstream-friendly 1km long start and finish straight.

Ducati end day one of Qatar test on top

The factory Ducati Team dominated proceedings under the floodlights on the first day of the final preseason test at the Losail International Circuit.

With most teams waiting until at least 6pm before heading out on track for the conditions to be more reflective of when they will race here in two weeks time, it took a while for the action to heat up at the 5.4 km circuit.

Eugene Laverty

eugene laverty
Team
Drive M7 Aspar
Rider no.
50
Bike
Honda
CRT Origin
Ireland
DOB
3/06/1986
Weight
64kg
Height
172cm
Grand Prix Victories
Australian Grand Prix Victories World Championship Wins
Fair exchange is no robbery: for 2015 we lose one Laverty and gain another. Out goes Michael; in comes his brother Eugene, joining Aspar for his debut in MotoGP after four successful years in World Superbikes. Eugene began racing way back in 2001 and by 2003 was making a name for himself in the British 125cc series. In 2004 he made his one and only 125cc Grand Prix appearance as a wild card at Donington Park, then decamped to British Supersports, enjoying four race wins in 2006. In 2007 he embarked on a 250cc Grand Prix journey with LCR on a Honda, switching to a Blusens Aprilia the following year but also moving back to Supersports, this time on the world stage. He arrives in MotoGP as a 13-time race-winner in World Superbikes, where he moved in 2011 on a Yamaha. Two years with Aprilia followed; in the second he hunted Tom Sykes all season long, taking nine race wins but finishing runner-up. Last year Eugene was on a Suzuki. Sadly, after a great start with a win at Phillip Island, it was his least successful year to date.

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