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Cal Crutchlow: FTR-Yamaha speed won’t influence Ducati strategy

British rider Cal Crutchlow doesn’t believe Ducati will be influenced to adopt Open class status in MotoGP this year following Aleix Espargaro’s brilliant display in Sepang testing earlier this month. Spaniard Espargaro was the surprise package in the Far East when he clocked the fourth fastest time to easily finish top of the new Open class entries. After Crutchlow finished ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 23 February 2014

Marco Simoncelli to become MotoGP legend

Marco Simoncelli, the rising star of MotoGP who tragically lost his life in a racing accident at Sepang in 2011, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame later this year. The former 250GP world champion will become the 21st rider to be given MotoGP Legend status, joining iconic names like Giacomo Agostini, Mike Hailwood, Kenny Roberts, Barry Sheene, John ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 03 February 2014

Tech 3 Yamaha workshop damaged by floods

The French base of Bradley Smith’s Monster Yamaha Tech 3 MotoGP squad has suffered extensive flood damage after torrential rain battered southern France. The workshop in Bormes les Mimosas was under water on Sunday after a nearby river burst its banks and caused close to an estimated £100,000 in damage. Herve Poncharal’s squad had been preparing for the forthcoming first ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 21 January 2014

MotoGP revival priority over WSB, says new Ducati boss

New Ducati race boss Gigi Dall’Igna has admitted the Bologna factory’s attempt to be more competitive in MotoGP will take priority over its struggling World Superbike project. Former Aprilia chief Dall’Igna has taken charge of Ducati Corse and he will oversee both MotoGP and WSB in 2014. But while the struggling Panigale project won’t be neglected in next year’s World ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 19 November 2013

Valentino Rossi: Right time to replace Jerry Burgess

Valentino Rossi believes now is the right time to part company with legendary Australian chief engineer Jerry Burgess, as the news of their shock split continues to dominate the headlines at the final race in Valencia. Rossi informed Burgess yesterday (Thursday) that he would be replacing him as crew chief for the 2014 season after the story leaked in the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 08 November 2013

Scott Redding passed fit to start practice in Japan

Scott Redding has been declared fit to start practice for this weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix tomorrow after coming through a painful medical examination at the Twin Ring Motegi earlier. The 20-year-old is fighting to keep his Moto2 world title hopes alive after he suffered a broken left wrist in a qualifying crash five days ago during the Australian round at ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 24 October 2013

Marc Marquez unhurt in practice crash

Marc Marquez suffered a scare on the opening day of practice for the Phillip Island MotoGP clash in Australia earlier today when he walked away unhurt from a tumble at the famous Lukey Heights section. The Spaniard, who could clinch an historic first premier class world title on Sunday, fell on only his third lap in this afternoon’s FP2, but ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 18 October 2013

Honda: Pedrosa can bounce back from Aragon nightmare

Dani Pedrosa is no stranger to bouncing back from adversity and he has been tipped to pick himself off the floor again after last weekend’s disastrous Motorland Aragon MotoGP. The Repsol Honda virtually kissed goodbye to his hopes of capturing an elusive first premier class title when a high-side out of victory contention on lap six saw him fall 59-points ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 02 October 2013

Cal Crutchlow targets top five after worst qualifying

Cal Crutchlow has targeted a return to the top five in tomorrow’s Motorland Aragon MotoGP clash after he slumped to his worst qualifying of 2013 in Spain this afternoon. A series of mistakes on his fast laps in QP2 left the 27-year-old down in seventh position on the grid with a personal best time of 1.48.653. Crutchlow also blamed himself ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 28 September 2013

Marc Marquez not concerned by fast starting Jorge Lorenzo

MotoGP world championship leader Marc Marquez says he is not overly concerned with Jorge Lorenzo’s fast starting strategy that helped the factory Yamaha rider claim back-to-back wins in Silverstone and Misano.Lorenzo’s all-out attack strategy has always been a key tactic of the Spaniard but his win in Misano earlier this month perfectly demonstrated his speed from the off when he ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 23 September 2013

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