• 31-JUL-2018

Dunlop riders geared up for August trio of 2018 FIM Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championship races

The 2018 FIM Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championships return after the summer break with three races in August, starting with round 10 at Brno in the Czech Republic on 5 August. A week later they head to the Red Bull Ring, Austria and rounding out the month, round 12 takes place at Silverstone, UK on 26 August.

Just seven points separate the top two in Moto2. Francesco Bagnaia has claimed four wins, with Miguel Oliveira just one, but Oliveira has demonstrated great fightbacks through the field and also tops Dunlop’s Forever Forward Award. Jorge Martin has five Moto3 wins this season, including the last two rounds, and leads the championship by seven points from Marco Bezecchi. 

July Recap – Sachsenring provides record-breaking performances

Round nine took place at the Sachsenring and saw Mattia Pasini set a new pole record in Moto2. Bagnaia’s championship lead was reduced to seven points after finishing twelfth following contact with Pasini in the race. 2016 Moto3 champion Brad Binder came through from tenth to secure his first Moto2 victory. Martin took control of the Moto3 race on lap six to win his fifth race of the season from Bezzecchi, his fourth second-place, with Briton John McPhee securing his first podium of the year.

#ForeverForward 2018

Miguel Oliviera continues to top Dunlop’s ForeverForward tables, the overtaking league rewarding riders for their fightbacks through the field. The Moto2 rider was one of four who gained 11 places at Sachsenring last time out, on his way to fourth place overall. Top mover though was second-placed Jakub Kornfeil who came through the field from 21st to seventh, a total of 14 places gained from grid to finish position.

#ForeverForward after round nine:

  1. Miguel OLIVEIRA (Moto2) 76
  2. Jakub KORNFEIL (Moto3) 62
  3. Dennis FOGGIA (Moto3) 58
  4. Brad BINDER (Moto2) 52
  5. Iker LECUONA (Moto2) 52
  6. Andrea MIGNO (Moto3) 50
  7. Alonso LOPEZ (Moto3) 49
  8. Livio LOI (Moto3) 44
  9. Andrea LOCATELLI (Moto2) 44
  10. Dominique AEGERTER (Moto2) 43

The full #ForeverForward table can be seen here.

 

Round 10: Brno – 5 August 2018

· Brno features a spectacular stadium section

Brno Track Facts:

  • Length: 5.4km
  • Left Turns: 6
  • Right Turns: 8
  • Energy level: Mid
  • Left:right bias: 55%/45%

Tyre Allocation Brno: 

Moto2       

  • Front: Medium '2' (yellow)
  • Rear: Extra soft  ‘0R1’ (yellow) / Soft ‘2R1’ 

Moto3

  • Front: Soft (black on yellow) / Medium ‘M’ (black on silver)
  • Rear: Medium ‘M1’ (black on silver) / Hard ‘H3’ (yellow on black)

Brno 2017 Highlights

  • Mattia Pasini secured his first Moto2 pole of 2017
  • Thomas Luthi stormed through from 12th to take his first Moto2 win
  • The Moto2 race was stopped after seven laps due to torrential rain
  • Gabriel Rodrigo took his first ever Moto3 pole position
  • Joan Mir took a sixth Moto3 win in a race that started wet and dried at mid-distance

 

Round 11: Red Bull Ring – 12 August 2018

· The Red Bull Ring has the fewest corners on the Moto schedule, with just two left and six right-hand corners

Red Bull Ring Track Facts:

  • Length: 4.3km
  • Left Turns: 2
  • Right Turns: 6
  • Energy level: Mid
  • Left:right bias: 60%/40%

Tyre Allocation Red Bull Ring: 

Moto2       

  • Front: Medium '2' (yellow)
  • Rear: Extra soft  ‘0R1’ (yellow) / Soft ‘2R1’

Moto3

  • Front: Soft (black on yellow) / Medium ‘M’ (black on silver)
  • Rear: Medium ‘M1’ (black on silver) / Hard ‘H3’ (yellow on black) 

Red Bull Ring 2017 Highlights

  • Cool, wet conditions across much of practice, with improved ambient and track conditions for qualifying
  • Matia Pasini took a second successive Moto2 pole
  • Gabriel Rodrigo claimed a second consecutive Moto3 pole
  • Race day offered up perfect conditions, with consistent lap times throughout both races
  • Franco Morbidelli (Moto2) and Joan Mir (Moto3) took their seventh wins apiece

 

Round 12: Silverstone – 26 August 2018

  • The circuit has been completely resurfaced for the 2018 race
  • The former wartime airfield is one of the fastest circuits on the schedule
  • It’s also one of the most challenging due to the UK’s unpredictable weather, with usually cool and windy conditions prompting the use of harder rear tyres across both classes

Silverstone Track Facts:

  • Length: 5.9km
  • Left Turns: 8
  • Right Turns: 10
  • Energy level: Low/Mid
  • Left:right bias: 45%/55%

Tyre Allocation Silverstone: 

Moto2       

  • Front: Medium '2' (yellow)
  • Rear:  Soft ‘2R1’ (yellow) / Medium ‘3’) 

Moto3

  • Front: Soft (black on yellow) / Medium ‘M’ (black on silver)
  • Rear: Medium ‘M1’ (black on silver) / Hard ‘H3’ (yellow on black) 

Silverstone 2017 Highlights

  • Near perfect weather greeted the riders and teams on race day and saw lap records broken in both classes
  • Franco Morbidelli set a new Moto2 record on his way to third place
  • Takaaki Nakagami took a well-deserved first Moto2 victory of the year
  • Jorge Martin smashed the Moto3 lap record on his way to third in the red-flagged race
  • Enea Bastianini stormed through the field from 15th to take the Moto3 win