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Casey Stoner to make MotoGP testing return for Honda

Casey Stoner will make a surprise return to MotoGP after HRC confirmed to MCN in Australia today that the double world champion will test a factory RC213V in Japan later this month. Stoner will complete a two-day test at Twin Ring Motegi on October 29 and 30 in what will be his first ride on a MotoGP prototype for a ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 16 October 2014

Yamaha boss: Rossi riding better than last title win in 2009

Valentino Rossi is riding better than he did at Yamaha when winning his last MotoGP world championship in 2009. That’s the view of Yamaha boss Kouichi Tsuji, who was full of admiration for the Italian after he returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion in Misano earlier this month. Tsuji said Rossi’s 2014 form has exceeded his expectations and he ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 25 September 2014

Andrea Dovizioso targets podium return before end of season

Andrea Dovizioso’s main target in the final five races of 2014 is to add to his two podium finishes on Ducati’s improving Desmosedici. The experienced Italian has finished on the podium in Austin and Assen and in the last two races in Silverstone and Misano has fought right down to the wire for a return to the rostrum. In Silverstone, ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 23 September 2014

Spanish football forces MotoGP season opener date change?

The 2015 MotoGP world championship campaign was due to kick off under the Losail International Circuit floodlights in Qatar on March 22. The date was agreed in meetings during last weekend’s Misano MotoGP round, but it is likely to put back one week to March 29 because of a major TV clash with the biggest football match in the domestic ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 16 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

Donington Park thrilled to get British MotoGP back in 2015

Donington Park management have spoken of the ‘great coup’ to get the British MotoGP round back in 2015. The Leicestershire venue hasn’t been on the world championship calendar since 2009 when it lost the rights to stage the biggest motorcycle race in the UK to Silverstone. But MotoGP will be back at Donington Park after Dorna and the Circuit of ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 02 September 2014

Donington Park to host British MotoGP round in 2015

The 2015 British MotoGP race will be staged at Donington Park. Spanish-based rights owners Dorna and the Circuit of Wales have reached an agreement to take MotoGP back to the Leicestershire venue for the first time since 2009. Promotional rights for the British MotoGP were in the hands of the Circuit of Wales when Dorna recently announced a multi-year with ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 02 September 2014

Jorge Lorenzo not surprised by lack of Honda interest

Jorge Lorenzo says he was not shocked to have been completely overlooked by Honda for a spot next to dominant reigning world champion Marc Marquez in 2015. HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto had vowed to approach the Spaniard during winter testing after a failed attempt to lure Lorenzo away from Yamaha back in 2012. But after recently re-signing long-serving HRC rider ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 20 August 2014

Where would you like to see British MotoGP round in future?

Today's announcement that the Circuit of Wales has signed a five-year contract with Dorna to host the British GP from 2015 onwards is not as clear cut as it seems. Not only does the multi-million pound Circuit of Wales near Ebbw Vale not exist, but there is no chance of plans for a state-of-the-art facility to be ready in time ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 13 August 2014

Bradley Smith signs new Tech 3 Yamaha deal

Bradley Smith will stay at the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad in 2015. The British rider has penned a new one-year deal with Herve Poncharal’s French-based squad to remain as teammate to current Moto2 world champion Pol Espargaro. Smith is currently ninth in the world championship standings and scored only his second top six finish of a difficult second season ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 13 August 2014

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