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Eugene Laverty confirms MotoGP switch in 2015

Eugene Laverty will switch to MotoGP in 2015 after confirming he will leave the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki World Superbike squad at the end of the season. As was first revealed by MCN, the Irish rider will ride a production Honda RCV1000R machine for the Spanish-based Aspar squad, ending his long pursuit of a MotoGP ride. Laverty was linked to an ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 16 September 2014

Eugene Laverty lands Aspar Honda deal?

Eugene Laverty is understood to have clinched a MotoGP move for 2015 with the high profile Aspar Honda squad. MCN sources understand Laverty has agreed a deal to ride a production RCV1000R next season after Scott Redding ruled himself out of a possible deal to partner Nicky Hayden in 2015. Redding has signed a dream deal to ride a factory ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 15 September 2014

Scott Redding back with Marc VDS on factory Honda

Scott Redding will make a dream return to the Marc VDS Racing squad in 2015 to ride a factory Honda RC213V in next year’s MotoGP world championship.After a period of intense negotiations, Marc VDS Racing confirmed its MotoGP switch in a short Twitter message last night in Misano. Multi-millionaire team owner Marc van der Straten agreed a three-year deal to ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 15 September 2014

Qatar to kick off 2015 MotoGP campaign on March 22

The 2015 MotoGP world championship campaign will kick off under the Losail International Circuit floodlights on March 22. MCN obtained a final winter testing schedule that was approved in Misano yesterday (Friday) that confirmed the season opener will be run over four nights, with practice commencing on Thursday, March 19. The 2015 winter testing schedule will kick off as originally ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 13 September 2014

Gresini to head Aprilia’s MotoGP return in 2015

Fausto Gresini will lead Aprilia’s long awaited return to MotoGP competition next season after he confirmed a four-year collaboration with the Italian brand in Misano today. Gresini will end his long association with Honda after failing to raise the budget to continue leasing a factory spec Honda RC213V and production RCV1000R beyond the current campaign. Gresini’s funding issue has created ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 12 September 2014

MotoGP boss: ‘Important’ Valentino Rossi is racing on

Never underestimate the power and influence of nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi. Marc Marquez might be rapidly emerging as the new poster boy of MotoGP with a string of record-breaking performances. But racing’s number one box office attraction remains Italian icon Rossi. That’s why MotoGP boss Carmelo Ezpeleta was thrilled recently when the 35-year clinched a new two-year contract to ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 10 September 2014

Marc Marquez won’t make early switch to 2015 RC213V

Marc Marquez won’t try and steal a march on his rivals by racing Honda’s 2015 prototype RC213V machine in the final phase of the current campaign.Marquez broke the Brno lap record when he tested next year’s RC213V contender immediately after losing his 100% winning streak in the Czech Republic last month.The 21-year-old, who returned to winning ways last Sunday with ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 05 September 2014

Alex Lowes keen on future Moto2 switch

Reigning British Superbike champion Alex Lowes has set his sights on a future Moto2 showdown with twin brother Sam Lowes. The Voltcom Crescent Suzuki World Superbike rider was at Silverstone last weekend, exploring potential options in Moto2 for 2015 while cheering on Speed Up rider Sam, who finished seventh. Lowes told MCN: “Racing against Sam would be mega. Perhaps not ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 05 September 2014

Colin Edwards set to begin Yamaha testing role

Colin Edwards won’t have long to get used to life as a retired racer, with the American poised to kick off his new role as Yamaha’s official MotoGP test rider in a few days. The Texan had planned to retire at the end of 2014, but his final season was ended prematurely after the recent Indianapolis round when his Forward ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 03 September 2014

Chaz Davies eyeing MotoGP switch in 2016

Chaz Davies is hoping a title challenge with Ducati in World Superbikes next year will be the springboard to a MotoGP switch in 2016. The 27-year-old will remain on a factory Ducati Panigale in 2015, but believes sweeping rule changes planned for MotoGP the following season, including controlled electronics for all and a tyre switch from Bridgestone to Michelin, make ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 03 September 2014

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