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Kate Peck named 2014 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix Ambassador

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Kate Peck has been announced today as the event ambassador for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island 17 – 19 October.

The Melbourne model and TV personality is no stranger to motorcycle leathers with a genuine passion for two wheels. The self-taught rider started out on her brother’s dirt bike as a kid before graduating to the roads, this has led to motorcycle adventure holidays through Sri Lanka, South Africa and Mexico.

Lorenzo eyeing Island repeat after last year's 'crazy' win

Keeping Track: Official Podcast of the Australian Grand Prix

Two-time World Champion Jorge Lorenzo believes he can win the 2014 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, despite not tasting victory so far this season.

Last year’s event winner is confident in his ability, particularly after dominating the 2013 race, which he describes as one of the most chaotic MotoGP™ races of his career.

Hands Up If You Want To Win...

MotoGP

1. Dani Pedrosa Repsol Honda 42m 47.800s (av. 166.6 km/h)
2. Jorge Lorenzo Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 0.410s
3. Valentino Rossi Movistar Yamaha MotoGP 5.259s

Pole Position

Marc Marquez • Repsol Honda 1:55.585 = 168.2 km/h

Fastest lap (record)

Dani Pedrosa 1:56.027 = 167.6 km/h

Championship top 3

Marquez 263 points • Pedrosa 186 points• Rossi 173 points

10 Down, Eight To Go...Can Anyone Derail The Marquez Express?

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What?

The 2014 Grand Prix of the Czech Republic
Round 11 of 18 to be held in 13 countries this year

Where?

Brno, Czech Republic

When?

August 15 – 17

Qualifying: Saturday M3 20:35 – M2 23:05 – MGP 22:10

Race starts: Sunday M3 19:00 – M2 20:20 – MGP 22:00

Track records:

MotoGP:
1:56.135 = 167.4 km/h, Marc Marquez (Honda) 2013

Moto2:
2:02.605 = 158.6 km/h, Johann Zarco (Suter) 2013

2014 United States Grand Prix - Preview

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What?

The 2014 United States Grand Prix

Round 10 of 18 to be held in 13 countries this year

Where?

Indianapolis, Indiana

When?

August 8 – 10

Qualifying • SUNDAY 02:35 – 04:10 (MotoGP) – 05:05

Race starts • MONDAY M3 01:00 – M2 02:20 – MGP 04:00

Track records:

MotoGP: 1:39.044 = 153.2 km/h, Marc Marquez (Honda) 2013

Moto2: 1:43.304 = 146.9 km/h, Marc Marquez (Suter) 2012

MotoGP™ returns to action at updated IMS

Article and image courtesy motogp.com

The MotoGP™ World Championship returns to action after a summer break this coming weekend, with the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix marking Round 10 of the 2014 season.

This will be the seventh successive year that MotoGP has visited the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway venue and since last season some modifications have taken place. The IMS MotoGP layout has been redesigned to create a 16-turn, 2.591-mile (4.170-kilometre) circuit with exciting new turn configurations and braking zones, creating more passing opportunities.

Miller relaxed about potential move straight to MotoGP

Keeping Track: Official Podcast of the Australian Grand Prix

Rising Australian motorcycle star Jack Miller has shrugged off increasingly persistent rumours that he'll be on the MotoGP grid with Honda next season.

The 19-year-old currently leads the Moto3 World Championship riding for the Red Bull KTM Ajo team and has been a stand out this season, winning four races, including the most recent event in Germany.

'I Didn't Expect This' - And Neither Did We!

An Aussie going for a Moto3 world title… an Aussie winning in Moto2 after an 11-year wait… an Aussie working hard to keep his head above water in MotoGP: who could have forecast any of it? Most of all, who could have foreseen the effect of Comet Marc on the premier class? It’s been a remarkable first half-year…

Before looking back, let’s think ahead. The race at Aragon in Spain on September 28 will be the 800th Grand Prix in World Championship history. Throughout the previous 65 seasons there have been spells when one name dominated – and season 66 is no different.

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