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Ducati to expand to six bike effort in MotoGP

Ducati appear certain to have six bikes on the 2015 MotoGP grid, with the Spanish-based Avintia squad switching allegiance from Kawasaki to the Bologna factory next year. Avintia currently runs Kawasaki ZX-10R machinery for Hector Barbera and Mike di Meglio, but next season it will run Desmosedici bikes from Ducati. The expansion plan by Ducati means it will have its ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 21 July 2014

LCR Honda open to Jack Miller deal for 2015

Monaco-based Honda MotoGP team boss Lucio Cecchinello says he is open to a deal that could see Aussie Moto3 sensation Jack Miller fast tracked into his LCR squad in 2015. Speculation is mounting that current Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3 rider Miller, who has won four races in the first half of 2014, has clinched a deal to join Honda ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 18 July 2014

Marc VDS Racing abandon plans for 2015 MotoGP switch

Belgium’s high-profile Marc VDS Racing squad has abandoned plans to switch to MotoGP in 2015.Marc VDS Racing looked seriously at moving to MotoGP at this time last year but a deal never materialised and the dominant Moto2 squad of 2014 has again called off its bid to move to the premier class.Marc VDS boss Michael Bartholemy has been in discussions ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 17 July 2014

Yamaha ‘happy’ to keep Valentino Rossi until end of 2016

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has spoken of his delight at securing nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi on a new two-year contract. Rossi’s deal to remain on a factory YZR-M1 for 2015 and 2016 was confirmed earlier this afternoon after the Italian’s impressive run of five of form in the first eight races of this season. The 35-year-old has scored five ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 02 July 2014

Cal Crutchlow in Suzuki talks

Suzuki could offer Cal Crutchlow an early escape from his Ducati hell. The British rider’s personal manager Bob Moore met with senior Suzuki management during the recent Catalunya race in Barcelona, with the 28-year-old one of several big name stars linked with the Japanese factory for 2015. Crutchlow could move to spearhead Suzuki’s factory assault in MotoGP next season because ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 27 June 2014

Valentino Rossi hails ‘strong and brave’ Marquez

Valentino Rossi has heaped praise on runaway MotoGP world championship leader Marc Marquez after the Spaniard prevailed in a thrilling final lap battle for the third time in 2014 in Spain last Sunday. After defeating Rossi in Qatar and Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo in Mugello in captivating last lap fights, Marquez held his nerve under intense pressure from Dani Pedrosa ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 17 June 2014

Rossi's 300

He’s been an inspiration to practically every biker on the planet and last Sunday at Mugello, Valentino Rossi continued to show that he is truly one of a kind. His 300th race wasn’t his best but it marked a milestone of almost unparalleled success that few of his peers will ever come close to matching. Valentino Rossi might not have ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 09 June 2014

Ducati: Essential to keep Andrea Dovizioso in 2015

Ducati boss Gigi Dall’Igna reckons it is essential to keep Andrea Dovizioso on a Desmosedici machine in 2015. The Bologna factory is facing stiff competition from Suzuki for the experienced Italian’s signature. Suzuki is eager to get the former 125GP world champion to lead its premier class return next year and his departure would be a hammer blow to Ducati’s ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 05 June 2014

Scott Redding pulls out of TT parade lap

Scott Redding has withdrawn from a scheduled appearance in the Isle of Man TT parade lap later this week. The 2013 Moto2 world championship runner-up was due to ride the famous Mountain course with British MotoGP rivals Cal Crutchlow, Bradley Smith and Michael Laverty on Friday. But the deaths earlier this week of Bob Price and Karl Harris has seen ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 04 June 2014

Marco Simoncelli honoured as MotoGP legend

Marco Simoncelli, the rising star of MotoGP who tragically lost his life in a racing accident at Sepang in 2011, has been inducted as a MotoGP Legend on the opening day of this weekend’s Italian Grand Prix in Mugello. Simoncelli’s emotional father Paolo accepted a special medal on behalf of his son, who was known to millions of fans around ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 30 May 2014

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