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Minimal engine woes in inaugural Moto3™ season

Tuesday, 14, August 2012

The Moto3™ class’ inaugural season has not only been a challenge for the riders to adapt to the new machinery, but also for the design engineers and teams themselves to ensure their bikes make it through the season within the allowed engine allocation. motogp.com takes a look at how the riders’ engine allocation is fairing as the next round at Indianapolis awaits. read more »

Mazda Raceway:

Track image of Mazda Raceway

Circuit info

Length: 3.610 m / 2.243 miles

Width: 15m

Left corners: 7

Right corners: 4

Longest straight: 453 m / 0.281 miles

Constructed: 1957

Modified: 1996

Race Length: MotoGP
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
32 - 115.5 km - 71.8 miles

Introduction:

MotoGP returned to the US for the first time in 10 years for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Laguna Seca in July 2005, with a fairy-tale first GP win for American Nicky Hayden. The Californian track played host to Grand Prix events from 1988 to 1994 but advancements in MotoGP racing machines required the event to be moved elsewhere while the track was modified and adapted to meet present day safety requirements.


Since December 2004 the circuit has undergone major changes, primarily to increase track safety. The first phase of modernisation included an expanded exit lane, replacement of the kerbs and widening of the main straight, whilst more recent changes involved moving back walls to create bigger run-off areas. The circuit’s principal features, however, remain the same, with 3,58 km of track and 11 curves.



Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
MotoGP
Fastest Lap2012Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'20.554161.3 km/h
Circuit Record2012Dani PEDROSA (SPA)Honda1'21.229159.9 km/h
Best Pole2012Jorge LORENZO (SPA)Yamaha1'20.554161.3 km/h
Top Speed2013Valentino ROSSI (ITA)Yamaha270.0 km/h
Moto2
Fastest Lap
Circuit Record
Best Pole
Top Speed
Moto3
Fastest Lap
Circuit Record
Best Pole
Top Speed

Time Schedule

Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix

27 July 2012

MotoGPFP1

MotoGPFP2

28 July 2012

MotoGPFP3

MotoGPQP

29 July 2012

MotoGPWUP

MotoGPRAC

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2012 - Event Results

Podium

1ndSTONER C.AUS43'45.961
2dLORENZO J.SPA+3.429
3dPEDROSA D.SPA+7.633

Records:

Pole Lap:  LORENZO J.1'20.554161.3 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 5PEDROSA D.1'21.229160.0 Km/h