Franzis Fahrer Freitag,Moto2
Team: Technomag CarXpert
Geburtsort: Gossau (Zürich)
Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix
Thu, 18 July 2013
The second MotoGP™ race weekend in the United States kicked off today with the pre-race press conference at the Red Bull US Grand Prix in Laguna Seca, where Repsol Honda Team’s current championship leader Marc Marquez was joined by Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi, NGM Mobile Forward Racing’s Colin Edwards, NGM’s Alex de Angelis, substituting for the injured Ben Spies in the Ignite Pramac Racing Team, as well as Ducati Team’s Nicky Hayden, who announced he will not be with the team from 2014.
The MotoGP World Championship has traveled to Monterey for the ninth round on the calendar.
The Laguna Seca track measures 3.610 km (2.243 miles) and partly laid out on a hillside, rising abruptly from the bottom of the valley toward the crest. This section includes turns 5, 6, 7, 8 and 8A, the spectacular “Corkscrew” downhill chicane, before falling back sharply to the finish line and the short straightaway, which features two slight changes of direction, and where the maximum speed attained is around 270km/h.
Text und Fotos: Dennis Witschel
As a result of persistent shoulder pain, following last weekend’s crash at the Sachsenring during the FP4 session, Andrea Iannone has now undergone a further series of medical checks.