May is the month for the launch of this 2014 Yamaha YZF-R25 and now there are a lot of spyshots of it. This one as posted by Taufik from tmcblog is clearer than the first spyshot that we have seen. The overall appearance of this YZF-R25 is very sporty. We can see the high tail position with that sharp design. The tank also are big and rises higher that the handlebar itself that shows that this bike is serious in supersports 250cc bike. The wheels are also nice with that 10-spoke Y-shape design. The engine are said to be 2-cylinder but we are not sure. It might be 1-cylinder as manufacturer are now pushing to fuel-efficiency and lowering the cost. (more…)
Round 3 MotoGP Gran Premio de la República Argentina 2014: Unstoppable Marquez wins Argentina Grand PrixMonday, April 28th, 2014
Another dominant display from Marc Marquez this weekend culminated in the Repsol Honda rider winning his third race in a row at the Argentina Grand Prix.
Starting on pole, Marquez found himself as low as seventh place during the opening laps of the race, before he charged through the field to take the lead on lap seventeen. Marquez ultimately won the race by 1.837 seconds from teammate Dani Pedrosa, who has now finished on the podium at every race this year. In third place for the Argentina Grand Prix was Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Jorge Lorenzo, the Spanish rider leading the first sixteen laps of the race after taking the holeshot into the first corner.
Clear skies and calmer winds than yesterday resulted in the best track conditions of the race weekend, with a peak track temperature of 45°C recorded during the race. The warmer conditions resulted in all riders selecting the hardest rear slick option available; hard compound for Factory Yamaha and Honda riders, and medium compound for the Ducati and open-class entrants. Front tyre choice saw six of the twenty-three starters select the hard compound front slick, with the remaining seventeen riders selecting the medium compound front. Tyre performance throughout the race remained consistent, with Pedrosa setting the fastest lap time of the race on lap twenty-two.
Marquez’s perfect win record gives him seventy-five championship points, while Pedrosa is in second place on fifty-six points. Movistar Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi remains third in the championship classification on forty-one points after finishing in fourth place today. (more…)
Rossi has been riding this Yamaha Crypton 110 that is released in the year 2011 for the MotoGP in Argentina. The Crypton 110 basically is the same bike with the Yamaha Lagenda 110 that we have in Malaysia before it is being replaced with the Lagenda 115Z/ZR. The differences that we can see is the use of sportier front fairing and different headlight. (more…)
Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez got to grips with the challenging track surface at Autódromo Termas de Río Hondo, posting a lap time of 1’39.313 to finish quickest in Friday practice at the Argentina Grand Prix.
Marquez’s quickest lap was set using the medium compound front and hard compound rear slicks, the same combination his teammate Dani Pedrosa used to achieve the second-quickest time of 1’40.396. Third quickest today was NGM Forward Racing’s Aleix Espargaro, who set a personal best time of 1’40.566.
Track conditions were poor on the first day of the race weekend, with heavy deposits of sand and a lack of rubber on the asphalt combining to reduce grip levels and increasing tyre wear. The dirty track and low track temperatures in FP1 resulted in very high abrasion levels for the rear tyre, but conditions marginally improved for FP2 which helped return grip and tyre wear to a more reasonable level. Today’s peak track temperature of 34°C was recorded at the end of FP2. (more…)