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MotoGP prepares for 2013 testing in Sepang

The MotoGP field has arrived in Kuala Lumpur ahead of the opening test of 2013 at the Sepang track, with big attention on how Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez will perform. Rossi’s factory Yamaha YZR-M1 made a brief appearance in pit lane earlier sporting the silver livery he used on his rain-hit return to the Japanese factory back in November ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 04 February 2013

Danny Kent hails James Toseland’s training support

Danny Kent reckons he will be physically and mentally better prepared than at any other time in his racing career after he teamed up with former double World Superbike champion James Toseland for an intensive winter testing schedule. The 19-year-old has paid tribute to Toseland for helping his preparations ahead of his rookie season in the ultra-competitive Moto2 class. Kent ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 31 January 2013

Valentino Rossi: ‘My first goal is the podium’

Valentino Rossi’s first mission on his return to Yamaha in this year's MotoGP world championship is to score his first podium since the end of 2010.The 33-year-old is making his first official appearance since re-signing for Yamaha during a special promotional tour in Indonesia, where he is helping launch a new logo for one of the factory team’s key sponsors, ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 25 January 2013

Nicky Hayden tips Marc Marquez to shine early

Factory Ducati rider Nicky Hayden says he expects highly rated rookie Marc Marquez to be competitive immediately when the new MotoGP season kicks off in Qatar in early April. Marquez will replace retired double MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner at Repsol Honda in 2013 and several high profile rivals have tipped the teenager to make an instant impact. The latest ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 18 January 2013

MotoGP poised for South American double-header in 2014

The MotoGP world championship could make two stops in South America in 2014, with Dorna locked in negotiations about a new race in Brazil to join Argentina back on the schedule. Next year’s calendar could be expanded to 19 races with the addition of Argentina and Brazil, as Dorna looks to get a foothold in the South American market for ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 17 January 2013

500cc four-stroke class to join World Superbike schedule?

A non-world championship category for 500cc four-stroke machinery could join the World Superbike schedule from 2015 onwards. With MotoGP rights owners Dorna now controlling World Superbikes too, plans to drastically reduce costs and the technical specification of machinery in WSB and World Supersport means the European Superstock 1000 and 600 classes look certain to be cut off the schedule in ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • World Superbikes
  • 17 January 2013

Nicky Hayden reflects on Rossi and Ducati spell

Nicky Hayden spent most of his press briefing at Ducati’s 2013 MotoGP launch in Italy this morning looking forward to what he hopes is a brighter future after a tough campaign last year. But inevitably the American was asked to reflect on Valentino Rossi’s nightmare two-year spell at Ducati that ended with the Italian icon scoring just three podium finishes ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 15 January 2013

Factory support lured Andrea Dovizioso to Ducati

Andrea Dovizioso’s desire to be the technical figurehead for a major factory was his prime motivation for gambling his future on a move to Ducati in 2013, according to former Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal. Dovizioso was offered a new deal to stay with Tech 3 squad in 2013 but was lured away from the proven YZR-M1 he ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 14 December 2012

HRC hopes for ‘several’ victories from Marc Marquez in 2013

Honda is hopeful that rookie sensation Marc Marquez will be able to win ‘several’ races in his first season in MotoGP next year. Marquez’s arrival in MotoGP is already one of the most anticipated and hyped of the modern era after he won the 125 and Moto2 world titles prior to his 20th birthday. The hard riding teenager has also ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 13 December 2012

Marc Marquez backed to handle MotoGP spotlight

Marc Marquez will have no problem in coping with the intense scrutiny and pressure of stepping into Repsol Honda as Casey Stoner’s replacement in 2013. Expectation and anticipation ahead of the Spaniard’s maiden MotoGP campaign is already building after he impressed in two testing appearances in Valencia and Sepang. The current Moto2 world champion will race alongside Dani Pedrosa in ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 10 December 2012

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