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Donington Park to host British MotoGP round in 2015

The 2015 British MotoGP race will be staged at Donington Park. Spanish-based rights owners Dorna and the Circuit of Wales have reached an agreement to take MotoGP back to the Leicestershire venue for the first time since 2009. Promotional rights for the British MotoGP were in the hands of the Circuit of Wales when Dorna recently announced a multi-year with ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 02 September 2014

Andrea Dovizioso: New Ducati delay not ideal

Andrea Dovizioso fears Ducati will miss out on precious development time for 2015 after Bologna factory bosses confirmed next year’s radical new Desmosedici will not be ready for testing at the end of the current season. New technical boss Gigi Dall’Igna is in the process of a complete re-design of the Desmosedici, which has not won a race since the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 02 September 2014

Caterham poised for Moto3 switch in 2015

The British-based Caterham squad is expected to quit Moto2 and complete a shock move to the Moto3 world championship in 2015. Caterham boss Johan Stigefelt confirmed at Silverstone last weekend that talks are underway to quit Moto2 after just one season to field a two-rider Moto3 effort. Caterham currently runs Johann Zarco and reigning American superbike champion Josh Herrin in ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 02 September 2014

MotoGP field to debut Michelin tyres at second Sepang test

Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi will get their first opportunity to evaluate Michelin’s new controlled MotoGP tyres during the 2015 pre-season testing campaign.Although the French manufacturer doesn’t take over from Bridgestone as the official tyre supplier until 2016, the entire MotoGP field will commence crucial testing over a year in advance of Michelin’s contract commencing.Wheel size will change from 16.5 ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 01 September 2014

Alex Marquez signs Moto2 deal with Marc VDS

Alex Marquez has signed a two-year deal to join the Marc VDS Racing squad in the Moto2 world championship. The Spaniard, who is the younger brother of dominant MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez, will step up from Moto3 next season to partner compatriot Tito Rabat on a Kalex machine. Marquez missed out on a third Moto3 win of the season ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 01 September 2014

Ducati preparing ‘significant’ Desmosedici revamp for Aragon

Ducati is planning to debut a ‘significant’ upgraded version of its Desmosedici machine in the forthcoming Motorland Aragon MotoGP race, MCN can reveal. The revamp will be the biggest since Gigi Dall’Igna took over as technical guru last November and is the first sign of the Italian’s influence in designing a Desmosedici that he hopes will challenge Honda and Yamaha’s ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 27 August 2014

Leon Camier relishing British MotoGP chance

Leon Camier says his chance to race in the British MotoGP race at Silverstone this weekend is a ‘dream come true’. Camier will continue to deputise for injured Nicky Hayden on the Aspar production Honda RCV1000R, with the American still not recovered from major right wrist surgery he underwent during the recent summer break. Hayden’s injury woes opened the door ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 27 August 2014

Jorge Lorenzo never seriously considered Ducati or Suzuki move

Jorge Lorenzo has denied he ever gave serious consideration to completing a shock move to Ducati or Suzuki in 2015. The Spaniard signed a new two-year deal with Yamaha on the eve of the recent Indianapolis MotoGP round after he had been constantly linked to a high risk switch to Ducati since pre-season testing. Lorenzo’s manager Albert Valera also negotiated ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 26 August 2014

Aprilia to sacrifice WSB project for MotoGP return?

Aprilia may sacrifice its factory World Superbike squad to complete a shock move to MotoGP in 2015. In a surprise strategic change, the Noale factory has decided to return to MotoGP next season, having initially planned to take on Honda, Yamaha, Ducati and Suzuki in the premier class in 2016. But the decision to return to MotoGP for the first ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 26 August 2014

LCR and Honda back Cal Crutchlow to bounce back in 2015

Cal Crutchlow’s new 2015 team boss Lucio Cecchinello and senior Honda management have backed the British rider to bounce back from a torrid spell with Ducati next season. Crutchlow will switch to the Cecchinello’s LCR Honda squad to ride a factory-backed RC213V after deciding to quit Ducati halfway through a two-year deal. The 28-year-old has become the latest high profile ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 26 August 2014

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