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F1 owners bought MotoGP

F1 owners bought MotoGP

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The owners of the Formula One championship, Liberty Media, have also officially confirmed the purchase of Dorna and thus the majority share of the motorcycle world championships MotoGP, WSBK, and MotoE, for which they are expected to pay 4,2 billion euros. Liberty Media will now own 86% of the MotoGP championship, while 14% will remain owned by the leaders of the championship. The purchase should be finally approved by the end of the year, as it will be examined in detail by the European authorities and authorities for the protection of competition.
Razgatlıoğlu in the first race in Barcelona to the first victory for BMW

Razgatlıoğlu in the first race in Barcelona to the first victory for BMW

MotoGP News, WSBK
Toprak Razgatlıoğlu is the winner of the first race of the Superbike class in Barcelona. The Turk, who otherwise started the race from the best starting position, took the lead in the last lap of the race when he managed to overtake the then leader Nicola Bulego. The Italian led the majority of the race and completely gave up at the end, which Razgatlıoğlu took advantage of. Alvaro Bautista joined them on the podium. The Spaniard made it to third place from the fourteenth starting position. The best start to the race was made by Alex Lowes, who broke into the lead from the fifth starting position and already gained a second advantage over his pursuers. At the end of the fourth lap, however, he crashed, thus wasting a great opportunity for his first victory in the Superbike class. Andrea Iannone was fourth, Andrea Locatelli was fifth, Alex Lowe was sixth
Iannone on suspension period: I stopped following MotoGP

Iannone on suspension period: I stopped following MotoGP

MotoGP News, WSBK
In a recent interview with the Superbike World Championship website, Andrea Iannone discussed the period he spent away from the race track due to a doping violation. After a four-year hiatus, the Italian returned to the Superbike class in style, where he already stood on the podium in the first race of the new season in Australia. With this, he proved his talent, which in no way faded during the years of hiatus. This experience was very difficult for him. "I wasn't allowed to race for four years. It was very difficult for me to accept the court's decision. My life somehow lost its meaning then. It was necessary to get used to a new way of life. I felt lost." "It hurt like I had a really bad fall. But if you fall, you're out for a year at the most. I rested for four. It's hard to describe. I swear by the name
Razgatlioglu half satisfied with the first racing weekend

Razgatlioglu half satisfied with the first racing weekend

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It's a very eventful Sunday for Toprak Razgatlioglu. First, he took third place in the Superpole race for the first time for the BMW team, and then his powertrain blew up in the third lap of the second race of the weekend. "I'm very disappointed because I didn't expect to have problems with the drive train," Turek said after the race. In the past two seasons, the BMW team had quite a few problems with the reliability of their motorcycle. Razgatlioglu already had a similar problem in the first test in December in Portimao. "In the second race I managed to overtake a few racers. I was in the front, but then the engine failed. It's just a part of racing. I'm not the most satisfied with the first weekend of the new season. I could say half-hearted. I stood on the podium for the winners, but in the second race I was with
Rea remained unscathed: The fall took me completely by surprise

Rea remained unscathed: The fall took me completely by surprise

WSBK
Jonathan Rea luckily walked away unscathed after his crash in the second race of the Superbike class today. The six-time world champion has a weekend he will want to forget as soon as possible. On his debut for Yamaha, he finished in seventeenth place on Saturday, and after a promising start, he finished the Sunday race in the third lap with a crash in the eleventh turn. "First of all, I would like to say that everything is fine with me. I am a bit sore from the fall, but luckily there were no injuries." "I ended up on the ground twice this week, but luckily I stayed in one piece. Today's crash was completely unexpected. It makes me even more angry because it happened just when I was getting a better feeling on the bike." "When Toprak's engine blew up I gained a few places and suddenly found myself in a very good position. As soon as
Alex Lowes best in the second Superbike class race at Philip Island

Alex Lowes best in the second Superbike class race at Philip Island

WSBK
Alex Lowes is the winner of the second Superbike class race at Philip Island. The Kawasaki rider won the victory completely at the end of the race, when he managed to pass the then leader Alvaro Bautista on the outside. The Spaniard led from the restart of the race - it was interrupted in the fourth lap due to the fall of Jonathan Rea. Danilo Petrucci joined them on the winners' podium. Andrea Iannone took the fourth goal. The latter started the race perfectly from the fourteenth starting position and made his way into the leading group. After the break, he was a bit behind the leaders, but managed to take advantage of Andrea Locatelli's fall and get just under the podium for the winners. Nicolo Bulega, the winner of yesterday's first race, was fifth. https://twitter.com/WorldSBK/status/1761647270515048517
Lowes in the Superpole race to their first victory in four years

Lowes in the Superpole race to their first victory in four years

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Alex Lowes won the Superbike Superpole race at Philip Island. For the English racer, this is the first victory after many years, when he celebrated at this venue. He took the lead at the start of the second lap when he overtook Andrea Iannone in the first turn. The latter then slipped down the rankings due to problems with his motorcycle and finished fourteenth. Lowes won the decisive advantage in the last laps, when he managed to escape his rivals by a good second. Andrea Locatelli managed to pull himself together after a bad start, when he was even tenth, and managed to get to second place with aggressive driving. Toprak Razgatlioglu, who took the third place on the podium for the first time as a member of the BMW team. In the photo finish, the Turk managed to overtake Alvaro Bautista, who is for
Iannone: I think I'm dreaming

Iannone: I think I'm dreaming

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Andrea Iannone was understandably extremely pleased after finishing third in the first Superbike race of the season. As he admitted, he did not expect that he would be able to fight for places on the winners' podium in his first race in the new competition. The Italian surprised already in qualifying, when he took second place, and then even took the lead in the race. After the initial lead, only Nicola Bulega and Andrea Locatelli managed to overtake him. After the race, he said of his return to the race tracks: "Unbelievable. I really didn't expect this. I feel like I'm dreaming right now. It's amazing to be at such a high level in the first race of the season. The feeling on the bike was amazing." "I got a lot of support and that means more to me than today's result" "At the moment I'm bursting with energy. When I prev
Rea: We're lost right now

Rea: We're lost right now

MotoGP News, WSBK
The new season of the Superbike class did not start according to Jonathan Rea's wishes. The Northern Irishman, who left Kawasaki after nine years at the end of last season and this year sat on a Yamaha motorcycle, had plenty of problems in the first race at Philip Island. He only took eleventh place in the qualification. In the opening part of the race, he managed to break into the best, but then lost a lot of time during the mandatory stop to change tires. He returned to the track in eighteenth place together with Alvaro Bautista, who fell in the opening part of the race but managed to pick up the motorcycle. Rea was unable to keep up with the pace of the Spanish racer and finished seventeenth. "For me, it is one of the most demanding races in my career. I had a bad start from the starting position, but then I managed to overtake a few racers. I decided with
Bulegi Superbike season opener at Phillip Island, Iannone third

Bulegi Superbike season opener at Phillip Island, Iannone third

MotoGP News, WSBK
Nicolo Bulega is the winner of the first race of the new Superbike class season. The current world champion of the Supersport class celebrated his debut in the Superbike class with a dominant ride. Andrea Locatelli was second, and Andrea Iannone, also a debutant in this class, was third. https://twitter.com/WorldSBK/status/1761263139910279326 Toprak Razgatlıoğlu took the fourth finish. In his first race for BMW, the Turk took fifth place, as the stewards gave him a 1,2-second penalty for stopping too quickly. The minimum mandatory time is one minute and two seconds. Alex Lowes was fourth. Even the opening race of the season served up exceptional events on the track. Especially in the first laps, when we saw many overtakes right at the top. Debut took the lead at the start of the second lap