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Jerry Burgess: MotoGP return ‘not what I want to do’

Jerry Burgess says he is too old and too happy in retirement to make a shock return to MotoGP in the future. A year after being unceremoniously dumped by Valentino Rossi, the legendary Aussie chief engineer rejected the chance to be Scott Redding’s new Marc VDS Honda MotoGP crew chief in 2015. And he was also linked to a technical ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 20 November 2014

Marc Marquez would welcome brother Alex as future teammate

Double MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has said he would welcome younger brother Alex as his future teammate in Honda’s official premier class squad. After clinching the Moto3 title by just two-points from Aussie rival Jack Miller in Valencia earlier this month, Alex Marquez got his first chance to ride a MotoGP bike when HRC gave him a ride on ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 19 November 2014

Pol Espargaro not surprised by brother Aleix’s Suzuki pace

Former Moto2 world champion Pol Espargaro says he was not surprised to see brother Aleix Espargaro impress on his factory Suzuki debut in Valencia last week. Aleix finished just one second off the best pace set by reigning world champion Marc Marquez on his GSX-RR debut at the Ricardo Tormo track in Spain. The former Forward Yamaha Racing rider, who ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 17 November 2014

Cal Crutchlow starts factory Honda preparations in Valencia

British rider Cal Crutchlow has made his factory Honda debut on the opening day of 2015 pre-season testing at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. The 29-year-old, who ended a difficult year at Ducati with a fighting fifth spot in the Valencia race yesterday (Sunday), has ridden this season’s RC213V for the first time in his new LCR Honda squad.

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 10 November 2014

Yamaha thrilled to see Bradley Smith break MotoGP podium duck

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis says he was delighted to see British rider Bradley Smith end his search for a maiden MotoGP podium in an incident-packed Phillip Island race in Australia yesterday. The Oxfordshire rider joined Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo for an all-Yamaha podium for the first time since the Le Mans round in France in 2008 when he finished ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 20 October 2014

Tech 3 boss: Colin Edwards ‘perfect’ for Yamaha/Michelin development role

Colin Edwards is the perfect choice to spearhead Yamaha’s intensive preparations for the switch to Michelin tyres in 2016. That’s the view of the American’s former Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team boss Herve Poncharal, who worked with Edwards between 2008 and 2011. The double World Superbike champion has been signed by Yamaha to be its official test rider, with his ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 08 October 2014

Suzuki never launched strong bid to sign Dani Pedrosa

Suzuki has denied talks to end Dani Pedrosa’s career long association with Honda ever got serious. Reports had suggested that Suzuki, who will return to MotoGP full-time in 2015 after being in self-imposed exile for three years, had held serious talks with Pedrosa earlier this season. But the Spaniard signed a new two-year deal to stay with HRC in July, ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 08 October 2014

Forward Racing plan to continue developing own chassis

Forward Racing will continue to develop its own chassis for 2015, despite admitting it is unlikely to race any frame other than the factory-spec version supplied by Yamaha next season. The Italian-based squad signed a new contract to run Yamaha’s Open class YZR-M1 again in 2015 at the Motorland Aragon recently. And after a major strategic change first revealed by ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 07 October 2014

Aspar Honda confirms MotoGP deal for Eugene Laverty

Spain’s high-profile Aspar Honda squad has confirmed the signing of Irish rider Eugene Laverty for the 2015 MotoGP world championship. Laverty’s premier class switch, which was first revealed by MCN last month, will see him ride a production Honda RC213V-RS alongside Nicky Hayden in 2015. Laverty’s current Voltcom Suzuki World Superbike squad recently put out a statement confirming he will ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 02 October 2014

Ex-Casey Stoner crew chief to head Jack Miller’s MotoGP switch

Casey Stoner’s former factory Ducati and Honda crew chief Cristian Gabbarini will play a key role in Jack Miller’s graduation to the MotoGP world championship in 2015. Aussie Miller is Honda’s new golden boy after he clinched an unprecedented three-year HRC deal, just five years after he starting competing in road racing. The Moto3 world championship contender will ride a ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 01 October 2014

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