Best race of the year

Three of our MGP3O machines finished in the points.

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Moto 3

Regaining momentum
in Jerez

Albert Arenas picked up his and the team’s first points of the year.

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Moto 3

Starting strong at
the Jerez Test

The Jerez circuit was host to the first official test of the 2017 season.

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We’re back

2017 season begins with the official testing of MGP3O in Valencia.

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We're back

SEASON STANDINGS

RACE REWIND

Qatar GP

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Mahindra Racing’s hopes of scoring points in the first GP of 2017 were dashed under the Qatari floodlights, when big-hearted class rookie Marco Bezzecchi crashed out after fighting his way to the front of a fierce group. He had started the last of 18 laps in 12th place, leading the second group.

The 18-year-old Italian rookie, riding for the French CIP team in his first GP as a full-time rider, had overcome some fast company in the tight chasing pack, which was circulating at the same pace as the leaders. He had been the best-placed of the six Mahindra-mounted riders, dropping to the back after a fall. Bezzecchi would remount to finish 25th.

There was encouragement for the team in spite of the disappointing results. The Mahindra MGP3O has been completely revised, and has proved both fast and reliable in preseason tests and at the first GP, showing the core strength of the package.

Qatar MotoGP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo Della Porta

Lorenzo DALLAPORTA

POS
23
TIME
38'55.752
GAP
+28.388
BEST
2'07.974
Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
-
TIME
8'41.111
GAP
14 Laps
BEST
2'07.569

CIP

Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
22
TIME
38'55.743
GAP
+28.379
BEST
2'08.372
Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
25
TIME
39'21.708
GAP
+54.344
BEST
2'07.777

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
20
TIME
38'55.398
GAP
+28.034
BEST
2'08.324
Patrik Pulkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
-
TIME
31'07.793
GAP
4 Laps
BEST
2'12.337
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Track Details
Length 5.4 km
Width12 m
Laps18
Total Distance96.8 km

GALLERY

Argentina Next
Argentine GP

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Mahindra were just three places away from the points in today's Argentine GP, second round of the 2017 World Championship series in the ultra-close Moto3 class.

But close is not good enough for the only Indian constructor in World Championship racing, especially after three race victories in 2016, and the team is looking forward to fighting hard in the remaining 16 rounds.

For the six Mahindra riders – five of them Grand Prix rookies – the goals are still clear, on a completely revised MGP3O machine that showed strong speed potential and the bike's trademark impeccable handling in pre-season tests.

Argentina GP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
25
TIME
39'23.501
GAP
+50.124
BEST
1'50.535
Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLAPORTA

POS
-
TIME
22'23.886
GAP
9 Laps
BEST
1'50.216

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
19
TIME
39'00.151
GAP
+26.774
BEST
1'50.290
Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
21
TIME
39'00.777
GAP
+27.400
BEST
1'50.300

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
18
TIME
38'53.950
GAP
+20.573
BEST
1'49.993
Patrik Pulkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
26
TIME
39'51.756
GAP
+1'18.379
BEST
1'51.344
Argentina GPArgentina GP
Track Details
Length 4.8 KMS
Width16 M
Laps21
Total Distance100.9 KMS

GALLERY

Qatar PrevAmericas Next
Americas GP

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Mahindra completed the third of the opening three fly-away MotoGP races today just two places away from the points, and are looking forward to regrouping when the European season begins in a fortnight.

It has been a difficult start for the only Indian constructor in the world championships, with the all-new version of the Mahindra MGP3O still finding its feet in the ultra-close Moto3 class.

Now, after the far-away rounds in Qatar, Argentina and today in the USA, the team returns to its base in Italy, with the chance to put the final polish on the new machine, and resume steady strong finishes, as a follow-up to the three wins in Mahindra’s best-yet 2016 season.

Americas GP

Mahindra Racers

Mahindra Gaviota Aspar

Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
21
TIME
27'42.652
GAP
+26.811
BEST
2'18.024
Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
26
TIME
27'59.845
GAP
+44.004
BEST
2'19.002

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
17
TIME
27'40.188
GAP
+24.347
BEST
2'17.156
Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
25
TIME
27'59.630
GAP
+43.789
BEST
2'18.588

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
23
TIME
2'18.135
GAP
+37.960
BEST
2'18.135
Patrik Pulkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
27
TIME
28'06.912
GAP
+51.071
BEST
2'19.940
Argentina GPArgentina GP
Track Details
Length 4.8 KMS
Width16 M
Laps21
Total Distance100.9 KMS

GALLERY

Qatar PrevAmericas Next
Spanish GP

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Mahindra Racing's hopes of regaining momentum in the return to Europe came to fruition in Jerez today, with official team rider Albert Arenas picking up his and the team's first points of the year with a hard-fought 14th place.

The 20-year-old Spaniard, who had qualified an equal career-best 13th, battled hard with more experienced riders for the lead of a pursuit group locked in a bitter fight for 12th place. Arenas had placed third in morning warm-up and was confident for the race. Trapped by his starting position in the chase pack, he was less than a second off the lead, after 23 laps of hard racing around the iconic 4.423-km circuit in the south of Spain.

Spanish GP

Mahindra Racers

Mahindra Northgate Aspar

Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
14
TIME
41'36.371
GAP
+10.665
BEST
1'47.605
Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
19
TIME
41'47.330
GAP
+21.624
BEST
1'47.437

CIP

Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
27
TIME
42'26.626
GAP
+1'00.920
BEST
1'48.420
Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
-
TIME
24'00.234
GAP
10 Laps
BEST
1'47.710

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
18
TIME
41'46.542
GAP
+20.836
BEST
1'47.614
Patrik Pulkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
26
TIME
42'23.200
GAP
+57.494
BEST
1'48.807
Spanish GpSpanish Gp
Track Details
Length 4.4 KM
WIDTH11 M
LAPS23
TOTAL DISTANCE101.7 KM

GALLERY

Americas PrevFrance Next
French GP

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In spite of a costly crash to the leading Mahindra rider, the only Indian constructor in the world championship series had three machines in the points in today's French GP, scoring its best result of the year so far.

Mahindra Aspar team rider Albert Arenas had qualified a career-best fifth and was running a strong fourth when the first attempt at the opening race of the day came to an abrupt end on only the second lap of the 4.185km Bugatti Circuit at Le Mans.

The entire leading group and more than 18 other riders crashed early on the second of 24 scheduled laps on oil spilled by a rider involved in an earlier crash.

French GP

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
14
TIME
27'54.235
GAP
+16.405
BEST
1'43.402
Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
-
TIME
5'18.064
GAP
13 Laps
BEST
1'43.579

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
15
TIME
27'54.344
GAP
+16.514
BEST
1'43.391
Manuel Pagliani

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
18
TIME
27'54.826
GAP
+16.996
BEST
1'43.570

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
11
TIME
27'45.334
GAP
+7.504
BEST
1'42.832
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
23
TIME
28'19.889
GAP
+42.059
BEST
1'45.097
French GPFrench GP
Track Details
Length 4.2 KM
WIDTH13 M
LAPS24
TOTAL DISTANCE100.4 KM

GALLERY

Italy PrevSpain Next
Italian GP

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Mahindra riders came within less than a second of adding to World Championship racing’s only Indian constructor’s points score in today’s Italian GP. But with a pack of 19 riders crossing the line within a record 2.3 seconds, they narrowly missed the top-15 scoring positions.

The first race of the day at the majestic 5.245-km Mugello circuit, overlooked by the Apennine mountain passes of the historic Mille Miglia, produced a breath-taking Moto3 battle. Riders were changing places from the first moment to the last of the 20-lap, 104.9 km contest.

It was desperately hard to gain places in a brawling pack, running into the track’s sweeping corners four or five abreast; but easy to lose them – a small slip could easily cost a rider ten or more positions. For example, the fastest qualifier – former Mahindra rider Jorge Martin – ran right up front for much of the race, but finished 15th.

The top Mahindra rider was Marco Bezzecchi, riding for the independent CIP team, who moved up four places to 17th on the last lap. The Italian rookie was just seven tenths of a second away from the points.

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
19
TIME
39'46.282
GAP
+2.319
BEST
1'57.578
Albert Arenas

Albert ARENAS

POS
-
TIME
37'46.853
GAP
1 Lap
BEST
1'57.622

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
17
TIME
39'46.222
GAP
+2.259
BEST
1'57.909
Marco Bezzecchi

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
22
TIME
39'55.125
GAP
+11.162
BEST
1'57.649

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
20
TIME
39'46.282
GAP
+3.053
BEST
1'57.985
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
27
TIME
40'21.850
GAP
+37.887
BEST
1'59.755
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Track Details
Length5.2 km
Width14 m
Laps20
Total Distance104.9 km

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France PrevCatalan Next
Catalan GP

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Italian teenage grand prix rookie Marco Bezzecchi added to his growing reputation and to Mahindra's growing points score with a brilliant last lap at today's Catalan GP, gaining three places in one corner for his second points of the season.

The 18-year-old CIP team rider had qualified 24th, but rapidly moved forward to prepare for his last-lap attack. The high point was a fine out-braking move at the end of the back straight. He scythed inside two race-long rivals while a third ran wide and crashed out trying to defend.

Finishing 14th not only won two points, but also meant he was top rookie in the 22-lap race, the seventh of 18 rounds.

Mahindra Racers

Aspar Mahindra Moto3

Lorenzo DellaPorta

Lorenzo DALLA PORTA

POS
19
TIME
42'34.564
GAP
+22.718
BEST
1'54.842

CIP

Marco Bezzecchi

Marco BEZZECCHI

POS
14
TIME
42'28.449
GAP
+16.603
BEST
1'54.580
Manuel PAGLIANI

Manuel PAGLIANI

POS
20
TIME
42'34.600
GAP
+22.754
BEST
1'55.094

Peugeot MC Saxoprint

Jakub Kornfeil

Jakub KORNFEIL

POS
22
TIME
42'35.222
GAP
+23.376
BEST
1'54.991
Patrik Pullkkinen

Patrik PULKKINEN

POS
27
TIME
43'22.614
GAP
+1'10.768
BEST
1'56.602
Grand Prix Italy - Moto3Grand Prix Italy - Moto3
Track Details
Length5.2 km
Width14 m
Laps20
Total Distance104.9 km

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Dutch GP

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Track Details
Length4.5 km
Width14 m
Laps22
Total Distance 99.9 km
German GP

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Track Details
Length3.7 km
Width12 m
Laps27
Total Distance99.1 km
Czech GP

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Track Details
Length5.4 km
Width15 m
Laps19
Total Distance102.7 km
Austrian GP

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Track Details
Length 4.3 km
Width13 m
Laps23
Total Distance99.3 km
British GP

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Track Details
Length5.9 km
Width15 m
Laps17
Total Distance100.3 km
San Marino GP

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Track Details
Length4.2 km
Width 14 m
Laps23
Total Distance97.2 kms
Aragon GP

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Aragon GP Race TrackAragon GP Race Track
Track Details
Length5.1 km
Width15 m
Laps20
Total Distance101.5 km
Japanese GP

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JapanJapan
Track Details
Length 4.8 km
Width15 m
Laps20
Total Distance96 km
Australian GP

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AustraliaAustralia
Track Details
Length4.4 km
Width13 m
Laps23
Total Distance102.3 km
Malaysian GP

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Track Details
Length5.5 km
Width16 m
Laps18
Total Distance 99.8 km
Valencia GP

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Track Details
Length4 km
Width12 m
Laps24
Total Distance96.1 km