The Grand Prix Commission, composed of Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Herve Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), in a meeting held on 18th March 2014 in Qatar, unanimously approved the following matters concerning the MotoGP class.
On Sunday evening, Ron Dennis made no secret of his satisfaction, not just at the performance of Kevin Magnussen, but also of the whole McLaren team which earned second and third places after Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion.
The pit wall made some particularly good calls with Jenson Button, which helped the Brit to leapfrog up the order.
The Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City will be the opening venue for the 2014 Red Bull X-Fighters season. These riders will be performing at different venues globally this season, all five of which will be broadcast on Fox Sports 1.
TUNE IN to Fox Sports 1 tonight at 7:00 p.m. EDT, 4:00 p.m. PDT, where 12 of the world’s finest motorcyclists will take to the air, battling head-to-head as they perform breathtaking stunts in front of a crowd of almost 40,000 people.
The floodlit Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar will signal the start of the 2014 MotoGP™ season this weekend, as 21-year-old Marc Marquez looks to begin his defense of the World Championship title he historically won at the first time of asking last year.
This weekend’s race will be the 11th at the desert-based Losail International Circuit, which has been on the calendar since 2004. The track first welcomed the season-opener in 2007 and has hosted an evening race since 2008.
Kimi Raikkonen left Australia with seventh place to his name after Daniel Ricciardo’s exclusion gifted him a place, but it certainly wasn’t an easy weekend for the Finn on his comeback to Ferrari.
A crash in qualifying was just one of his problems as he struggled to come to terms with the F14 T, and he was seen locking up in the race.