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adriaan_26 reclaims eSport title after thrilling finale

PieroRicciuti55 was majestic in Race 1, passing polesitter adriaan_26 for the lead on Lap 3. From there, he never looked back and swept to a convincing victory by 1.3s ahead of Suzuki ECSTAR’s eSports Team AndreaSaveri11, who also got past the Repsol Honda for a crucial second place. That left adriaan_26 on 125 points heading into the final race, while PieroRicciuti55 and AndreaSaveri11 were both on 120. A win for any one of the three would be enough to clinch the title!

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MotoGP VIP Village™: the most vibrant trackside experience

Of course, none of what we do would be possible without our phenomenal sponsors, which include: Shell, Ducati Corse, Michelin, Quintevents, Repsol, Red Bull, Enel Xway, Estrella Galicia, Iveco, Endesa, Canal+, Shark Helmets, Oakley, PMI, Axalta, Monster, Singha, Liqui Moly, DHL, Dunlop, CryptoDATA, Petronas, CNH Industrial, DXC, Triumph and Sportsnet. A huge thank you to them for what they’ve done in 2022.

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Where to watch Friday’s MotoGP™ eSport finale

After the year opened with an on-site event at the Italian GP, rounds two, three and four and five of the Global Series will be Virtual Rounds. As has become tradition in recent years, there are double points available in the final two races, meaning the winner of a race will score 50 points, the runner-up 40, with third place scoring 32 and so on.

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MotoGP™ recap: Indonesia – the rain ritual

On the track, things took a while to get going ahead of the premier class race due to rain-enforced delays, but there was still plenty of entertainment to be found while we waited for lights out, namely the visit of a shaman in a bid to speed up proceedings. Eventually, we were racing, and it was Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who took the win in emphatic fashion, with Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) and Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing) enjoying podium success for the first time in 2022.

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Simon Crafer Gets a Half Dozen Laps on the Insane Ducati Desmosedici GP22

Recently, a MotoGP commentator with a background in Grand Prix and WSBK got a leg over the winning hooner of MotoGP 2022 for a half-dozen laps around the circuit. 

Fancy a guess at his final thoughts? 

Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.
Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.

To clarify, the machine was the exact stellar model that Bagnaia straddled for the honors of Ducati’s recent Triple Crown – a delicately tuned beast, down to the obligatory 1000cc/250hp+ power, Michelin MotoGP-spec slicks and carbon disc brakes. 

“The timing of the valves, etc., on a MotoGP engine, are set to be most efficient in the rpm ranges used when racing – they simply won’t run at low rpm, the engine judders and ‘bunny hops,” recalls Crafer. 

“I nailed the take off and might have felt pleased with myself if I wasn’t so busy thinking that I had just experienced the most perfect clutch feel of my life!”

Crafer was treated to a total of six laps – three of which had Crafer behind the leading accompaniment, and three of which had the ex-racer in the front (his happy place). 

Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.
Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.

“If I had raced Misano the current direction I’d have suggested less laps with Michele leading, but I was not confident I could figure out the two corners after the fast turn at the end of the back straight, which don’t flow naturally to me, as they were designed to be used in the opposite direction as I had raced them,” comments Crafer 

Carbon brakes pumped and dragged for warmth, responsiveness mapped, and the man was soon in the twisties, marveling at the stability of GP22’s handling – particularly the bike’s ability to stay on a lean without putting up a fight. 

Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.
Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.

“I hate bike setups or tyre profiles that require input to stay on their side, because this takes energy and concentration when you need it free for other things, like feeling the edge of grip.”

“…it was nice to feel such a neutral-handling machine while I took small, hesitant steps toward the edge, without going over it.”

A bit of extra yoink on the straightaway, and Crafer’s front wheel raises, along with his eyebrows; apparently, the inner workings and tuning of the Desmosedici GP22 make her a maestro on one tyre, too.

Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.
Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.

“I don’t understand how the rear stayed so perfectly in line while off the ground…somehow the rear wheel speed matched perfectly with the surface so I felt no change, no rear wheel slide or stepping out,” anthuses the former racer. 

“I could then push on the right handlebar to enter the turn on the line I’d wanted with the same brake pressure – how the hell did the Ducati GP22 do that?!”

Bottom line, Ducati’s got a new fan for life…and he wants another round.

“It is the first motorcycle I’ve ever ridden on track that I did not want to change a single thing on – it was better than me in every area.”

“A true Masterpiece.”

Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.
Simon Crafer on his beloved ride with the Ducati Desmosedici GP22. Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22.

Stay tuned for updates as we continue toward 2023; drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and HAPPY AMERICAN THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!!

*Media sourced from Simon’s Youtube video on the GP22*

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Introducing… Marc Marquez: ALL IN

What does it take to get back to the top? A new five-part documentary, Marc Marquez: ALL IN, will give viewers around the world the chance to find out. It’s been three seasons of injury struggles, surgery, and recovery for the eight-time World Champion, and now more than 200 countries around the world will be able to go behind the curtain like never before as Marc Marquez: ALL IN lands on Prime Video in February 2023.

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Mixed fortunes for Global Series contenders in qualifying

Likewise Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™’s trast73 – currently second overall – had an up-and-down day, qualifying seventh for race one and second for race two. Meanwhile, Ecstar Suzuki’s AndreaSaveri11, the man third in the Global Series standings after four rounds, was fourth in race one, but bagged pole position for race two, his fourth of this year’s Global Series.

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Last Vlog of the season now up over on the toob. Enjoy and thanks so much for all the love and support this season. Make sure to…

Last Vlog of the season now up over on the toob. Enjoy and thanks so much for all the love and support this season. Make sure to subscribe and send me over that 50k subs. https://youtu.be/39pp1glvNlg


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Updated: 2023 Honda British Talent Cup calendar

The Cup heads back to Silverstone to take on the Grand Prix layout in a season highlight alongside MotoGP™ in early August, before Thruxton now stages Round 7. The Cup will then head to Oulton Park for the penultimate round before the season comes to a close back at Donington, taking on the national layout for the final two races of the season.

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