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Roberts, Schwantz and Rainey talk Marquez

After Marc Marquez claimed a sensational debut win in Laguna Seca last month, Italian legend Valentino Rossi reckons the gifted Spaniard has the potential to become one of the all-time greats in MotoGP history. “He has all the potential to become the greatest of all time and to win more than me because he is very talented with great skills ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 08 August 2013

Bradley Smith samples ‘awesome’ Laguna Seca

Bradley Smith got his first chance to experience the unique Corkscrew section at Laguna Seca recently when he rode a Yamaha R1 to learn the technical and challenging California track ahead of his first MotoGP race there in July. Smith flew out to take part in a Yamaha Champions Riding School and the two-day experience gave the Oxfordshire rider the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 16 April 2013

2012 MOTOGP MOMENTS – LORENZO LANDS SECOND TITLE

Jorge Lorenzo has come a long way since he was a carefree and crash-happy MotoGP rookie in 2008. Eager to show he was a natural successor to Yamaha’s incumbent number one Valentino Rossi, Lorenzo spent almost as much time in the Clinica Mobile as he did on the podium in a bone-crunching first season. So when he got his hands ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 01 January 2013

Yamaha expecting less friction between Lorenzo and Rossi

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s relationship will not be dominated by the friction and animosity that existed between the pair between 2008 and 2010. Rossi’s return to Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad in 2013 has inevitably sparked talk of a renewed bitter rivalry with former foe Lorenzo. In their previous three-year spell together they had numerous on and off track clashes ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 19 December 2012

Valentino Rossi critical of Marc Marquez

Valentino Rossi criticised new Moto2 world champion Marc Marquez after the hard riding Spaniard was involved in more controversy on the opening day of practice for the final round of 2012 in Valencia this afternoon. Marquez collided with Simone Corsi in the second free practice session in an incident that resulted in the Italian rider falling heavily. Marquez immediately went ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 09 November 2012

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa jubilant after breakthrough rain win

There would have been a time in the past when Dani Pedrosa would have crumbled in conditions as bad as those that severely disrupted yesterday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. But with rain lashing down to provide the toughest conditions imaginable, Pedrosa buried his wet weather jinx in emphatic fashion to claim a first ever Grand Prix victory in the rain. Pedrosa ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 22 October 2012

Valentino Rossi: World Superbikes now too close to MotoGP

Valentino Rossi believes World Superbikes needs a major technical revamp to use more production-based machinery in the future. But the nine-times world champion has urged Dorna, which now controls World Superbikes after the recent acquisition of Infront Motor Sports, not to dumb down the technical rules too much to take away the skill and fascination of riding in WSB. Now ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 16 October 2012

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marc Marquez claims Moto2 pole position

Spaniard Marc Marquez will start tomorrow’s German Moto2 Grand Prix at Sachsenring from pole position after a rain-hit qualifying session this afternoon. Marquez left it late to post a best lap of 1.34.503 to finish 0.045s ahead of compatriot Julian Simon, with Scott Redding’s Marc VDS Racing team-mate Mika Kallio completing the front row. The Moto2 field managed to avoid ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 07 July 2012

Jorge Lorenzo’s boss praises Yamaha improvement

Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha boss Wilco Zeelenberg believes a vastly improved new YZR-M1 1000cc machine is the key reason for the Spaniard dominating the early stages of the 2012 MotoGP campaign. It has taken only six races in 2012 for Lorenzo to better his victory tally in the whole of last season, with the Spaniard claiming four victories to lead ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 22 June 2012

Lorenzo boss: ‘Casey Stoner took Honda to another level’

The talent of Casey Stoner lifted the performance of Honda’s factory RC212V machine to a new level in 2011, according to Jorge Lorenzo’s Yamaha boss Wilco Zeelenberg. Zeelenberg reckons Honda’s 2011 bike changed very little from the RC212V that ended the 2010 campaign but it was the Australian’s skill and raw speed that made the HRC contender the dominant force ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 13 December 2011

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