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New riding position boost for Bradley Smith

A revised riding position evaluated by Bradley Smith during a one-day MotoGP test at Misano earlier this week gave the British rookie a timely boost after difficult recent races.Smith was not as competitive as he had anticipated in his home round at Silverstone and last weekend at Misano he missed the top 10 for the only second time in 10 ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 18 September 2013

Cal Crutchlow boosts confidence in Misano test

Cal Crutchlow set the fourth fastest time in a one-day MotoGP test session at Misano yesterday (Monday) to further build-up his confidence for the final phase of the 2013 world championship campaign. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider finished sixth in Sunday’s Misano race to bounce back to form after a nightmare British Grand Prix saw three heavy crashes erode ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 17 September 2013

New Bridgestone hard rear tyre gets thumbs up

A new Bridgestone hard compound rear tyre made available during a one-day MotoGP test session at Misano yesterday (Monday) was widely praised by the likes of Valentino Rossi and Cal Crutchlow. Throughout 2013 riders have predominantly used the soft rear tyre option, with temperatures and conditions preventing the current hard rear from being a viable option. The new generation hard ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 17 September 2013

Pics: Valentino Rossi’s 2014 factory YZR-M1 revealed

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have completed their first laps on an early 2014 factory YZR-M1 prototype at the Misano circuit in Italy today. The new bike features revised motor and chassis and yesterday’s Misano race winner Lorenzo is currently second on the timesheets at a one-day test session at the San Marino track today. He has set a best ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 16 September 2013

Cal Crutchlow upbeat on return to top six in Misano

Cal Crutchlow salvaged a hard fought sixth place out of a tough Misano MotoGP weekend to put his recent miserable home race experience at Silverstone behind him.The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider appeared to be suffering a hangover from a crash-strewn British Grand Prix weekend when he laboured outside of the top 10 for most of practice with a lack ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 16 September 2013

Cautious Cal Crutchlow fights back in Misano

Cal Crutchlow produced his best form of a tough Misano MotoGP weekend in this afternoon’s final qualifying session to secure a place in the middle of the second row for tomorrow’s 28-lap San Marino clash.Lacking confidence with his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 machine after a crash-strewn home race at Silverstone earlier this month, Crutchlow didn’t make the top 10 ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 14 September 2013

Yamaha backs Pol Espargaro for MotoGP success

Yamaha has backed Pol Espargaro to emerge as a top MotoGP rider in the future after signing the Spaniard on a two-year factory contract. Espargaro is currently locked in a battle for the Moto2 world title with Briton Scott Redding and he will join Bradley Smith in Yamaha’s satellite squad next season, which is run by Herve Poncharal’s Monster-backed Tech ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 05 September 2013

Set-up eludes Cal Crutchlow again on Yamaha upgrades

All year Cal Crutchlow has wanted the same factory spec fuel tank and seat unit that works Yamaha duo Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have been racing. But after racing the new parts to fifth in Indianapolis five days ago, Crutchlow was sixth during the opening day of practice in Brno today and now wondering for how much longer he ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 23 August 2013

Cal Crutchlow's Ducati race debut pencilled in for March 23

Cal Crutchlow's Ducati race debut in 2014 is expected to be under the Losail International Circuit floodlights in Qatar on March 23. The season’s opening race will follow three pre-season test sessions, which also include a visit to Qatar in early March, with the only European test in Jerez dropped off the winter schedule. The 2014 pre-season will kick off ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 21 August 2013

Stefan Bradl never worried by Cal Crutchlow speculation

Stefan Bradl says he never got nervous that his prized LCR Honda seat would go to Cal Crutchlow for 2014. Crutchlow was linked with an 11th hour switch to Lucio Cecchinello’s squad before the British rider agreed a big money two-year switch to Ducati during the recent summer break. Bradl’s new ’14 deal was confirmed last weekend in Indianapolis and ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 21 August 2013

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