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Mixed feelings for Cal Crutchlow after Assen podium

Delighted to have secured a third MotoGP podium of 2013 but disappointed not to have pushed Valentino Rossi for the win in yesterday’s Dutch TT, Cal Crutchlow left Assen with mixed feelings. Starting from pole position for the first time in his career, a slow getaway and a familiar problem of turning his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 on a ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 30 June 2013

No qualifying joy again for Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi’s bid for a second podium finish of 2013 in Catalunya tomorrow will start from the third row of the grid after the Italian’s difficulties in qualifying continued in scorching hot conditions today. Rossi’s hopes of boosting his rostrum hopes with a vastly improved qualifying performance ended when a lap of 1.41.959 left him only seventh on the grid. ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 15 June 2013

Bridgestone: No fault with Jorge Lorenzo’s Le Mans tyre

Bridgestone has confirmed that a thorough examination of the rear rain tyre used by reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo in Sunday’s French MotoGP race showed up no defect. Lorenzo suffered a nightmare in a rain-hit Le Mans encounter when he slumped from second to seventh and the Spaniard blamed a chronic lack of rear grip for his worst result since ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 21 May 2013

Valentino Rossi worried by Honda form

Valentino Rossi admitted a second successive Honda 1-2 was cause for concern after he failed to battle for a podium in a controversial Spanish MotoGP race in Jerez yesterday. The Italian finished in a lonely fourth place after an early tussle with Repsol Honda rookie Marc Marquez, who went onto make all the headlines with an aggressive last corner pass ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 06 May 2013

Ben Spies relishing Ducati challenge

A factory Ducati Desmosedici might not seem like the ideal choice of machinery for a rider looking to bounce back from the worst year of his career. Texan Ben Spies though will start that process in Qatar tonight relishing the big challenge he faces ahead to help the Bologna factory bounce back from a difficult 2011 and 2012. Ducati is ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 04 April 2013

Aggressive riding clampdown won't hurt MotoGP

A new penalty points system to clampdown on dangerous and aggressive riding across all three classes in the MotoGP world championship in 2013 won’t make the likes of Valentino Rossi or Cal Crutchlow think twice about making risky overtakes. That’s the opinion of Crutchlow’s Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team boss Herve Poncharal ahead of the new season, which will see ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 27 March 2013

Cal Crutchlow: ‘I could have been fastest’

Cal Crutchlow believes slower riders cost him the chance to have a shot at topping the timesheets on the final day of the second MotoGP test at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia today. After an early rain interruption the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider was lying in sixth place when the majority of the field went into time ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 28 February 2013

Danny Kent unfazed by Moto2 testing pace

Danny Kent says he’s not worried by a difficult start to the 2013 Moto2 pre-season after illness and bad weather hampered his bid to adapt to the Tech 3 Racing Mistral 610 machine. The first test of the year in Valencia last week was practically a write off with the former Red Bull KTM Moto3 rider laid low by a ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 22 February 2013

Michael Laverty makes stunning MotoGP debut in Sepang

Few people would have given Michael Laverty a prayer of finishing third fastest CRT rider ahead of this week’s three-day MotoGP test at the long and technical Sepang track. Yet the Irish rider produced one of the big surprises of the first major test of 2013 when he rode the Paul Bird Motorsport Aprilia ART machine to a best lap ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 08 February 2013

Marc Marquez shrugs off crash to star in Sepang

Marc Marquez lived up to the pre-season hype in Sepang this week after the Spanish rookie shrugged off a final day crash to set the fourth fastest time. The reigning Moto2 world champion ended with a best time of 2.00.636 that put him just 0.094s behind Valentino Rossi in third and just over 0.5s adrift of teammate and pre-season favourite ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 07 February 2013


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