2014 MotoGP Preview Info

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  1. DavidFL

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    2014 MOTOGP PREVIEWS

    THE RACES
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    [TD]23 March
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    [TD]Qatar
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    [TD]Losail
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    [TD] 13 April
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    [TD]America
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    [TD]Circuit of the Americas
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    [TD]27 April
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    [TD]Argentina
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    [TD]Autodromo Termas de Rio Hondo
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    [TD]4 May
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    [TD]Spain
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    [TD]Jerez
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    [TD]18 May
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    [TD]France
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    [TD]Le Mans
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    [TD]1 June
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    [TD]Italy
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    [TD]Mugello
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    [TD]15 June
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    [TD]Catalonia
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    [TD]Circuit de Catalunya
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    [TD]28 June
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    [TD]Netherlands
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    [TD]TT Circuit
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    [TD]13 July
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    [TD]Germany
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    [TD]Sachsenring
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    [TD]10 August
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    [TD]Indianapolis
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    [TD]Indianapolis
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    [TD]17 August
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    [TD]Czech Republic
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    [TD]Brno
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    [TD]31 August
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    [TD]Great Britain
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    [TD]Silverstone
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    [TD]14 September
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    [TD]San Marino
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    [TD]Misano
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    [TD]28 September
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    [TD]Aragón
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    [TD]Ciudad del Motor de Aragon
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    [TD]12 October
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    [TD]Japan
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    [TD]Motegi
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    [TD]19 October
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    [TD]Australia
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    [TD]Phillip Island
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    [TD]26 October
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    [TD]Malaysia
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    [TD]Sepang
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    [TD]9 November
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    [TD]Valencia
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    [TD]Valencia
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    FACTORY TEAMS
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    [TD]Ducati Team
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    [TD]A. Dovizioso + C. Crutchlow
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    [TD]Pramac Racing
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    [TD]A. Iannone + Y. Hernandez
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    [TD]LCR Honda
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    [TD]S. Bradl
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    [TD]Gresini Racing
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    [TD]A. Bautista + S. Redding
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    [TD]Repsol Honda Team
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    [TD]D. Pedrosa + M. Marquez
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    [TD]Movistar Yamaha MotoGP
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    [TD]V. Rossi + J. Lorenzo
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    [TD]Monster Yamaha Tech 3
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    [TD]B. Smith + P. Espargaro
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    [TD]Forward Racing
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    [TD]C. Edwards + A. Espargaro
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    [TD]Aspar Team
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    [TD]H. Aoyama + N. Hayden
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    [TD]Avintia Blusens
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    [TD]H. Barbera + M. Di Meglio
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    [TD]Ioda Racing Project
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    [TD]D. Petrucci
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    [TD]Cardion AB Motoracing
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    [TD]K. Abraham
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    [TD]Paul Bird Motorsport
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    [TD]B. Parkes + M. Laverty
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    TEAM CHANGES
    Aspar Racing Team and Cardion AB Motoracing will switch to Honda in 2014, entering the RCV1000R, the Open class variant of the RC213V.
    Gresini Racing will compete with a full Honda package in the Open class, having contested the 2013 season with an FTR chassis and Honda engine.
    IodaRacing Project intended to enter a second bike ridden by Leon Camier, but he was not included on the final entry list due to an apparent lack of funding.
    Rider changes[edit]
    Nicky Hayden will move from Ducati Corse to Aspar Racing. Cal Crutchlow will leave Yamaha Tech 3 to take Hayden's place.
    Pol Espargaró 2013 Moto2 Riders' Champion will join the premier category, racing for Yamaha Tech 3.
    Aleix Espargaró will move from Aspar Racing to Forward Racing.
    Hiroshi Aoyama will move to Aspar Racing after competing for Avintia Blusens in 2013.
    Bryan Staring will leave Gresini Racing, with his place taken by 2013 Moto2 runner-up Scott Redding.
    Yonny Hernández will move to Pramac Racing.
    Ben Spies retired from racing at the end of the 2013 season.
    Mike Di Meglio will join the premier category, racing for Avintia Racing.
    Broc Parkes will make his MotoGP debut with Paul Bird Motorsport.

    2014 RULE CHANGES
    RED BULL RACING PREVIEW
    From
    http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/motogp/stories/1331638508813/the-2014-motogp-rules-laid-bare

    RED BULL ON MOTOGP TYRES
    From
    http://www.redbull.com/en/motorsports/motogp/stories/1331637086874/the-life-journey-of-a-motogp-tyre

    ANOTHER SEASON OPENER PREVIEW
    From
    http://motomatters.com/report/2014/03/20/2014_motogp_season_preview_looking_ahead.html

    It looks like it could be one of the best seasons ever...bring it on.
    If anyone else wants to contribute tips / previews / info please do.
     
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