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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

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

Ducati preparing ‘significant’ Desmosedici revamp for Aragon

Ducati is planning to debut a ‘significant’ upgraded version of its Desmosedici machine in the forthcoming Motorland Aragon MotoGP race, MCN can reveal. The revamp will be the biggest since Gigi Dall’Igna took over as technical guru last November and is the first sign of the Italian’s influence in designing a Desmosedici that he hopes will challenge Honda and Yamaha’s ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 27 August 2014

Leon Camier relishing British MotoGP chance

Leon Camier says his chance to race in the British MotoGP race at Silverstone this weekend is a ‘dream come true’. Camier will continue to deputise for injured Nicky Hayden on the Aspar production Honda RCV1000R, with the American still not recovered from major right wrist surgery he underwent during the recent summer break. Hayden’s injury woes opened the door ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 27 August 2014

Jeremy McWilliams to race in Moto2 – aged 50!!

Jeremy McWilliams is to make a shock world championship comeback in next weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The former 250GP winner is to ride the experimental Brough Superior in the Moto2 race, just four months after celebrating his 50th birthday. Moto2 age limit regulations state: ‘For the Moto2 riders, the limit for the maximum age finishes at the end ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 21 August 2014

HRC fears MotoGP development costs will soar with tyre switch

Honda fears a switch to Michelin as the new official tyre supplier in MotoGP for 2016 will send its development costs rocketing. All the major factories are facing a costly and complex task to adapt their machinery to a new supplier in 2016 after Bridgestone decided to quit MotoGP at the end of next season. HRC has experience of the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 20 August 2014

Mika Kallio confirms Aprilia and Aspar Honda talks

Moto2 title contender Mika Kallio could be heading for a surprise return to the MotoGP world championship in 2015. Aprilia and Aspar Honda have approached the Finn, who dominated Sunday’s Indianapolis Moto2 clash, about a premier class switch in 2015. Aprilia is making a factory return to MotoGP next year and has been linked with a host of names including ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 12 August 2014

Factory Honda talks continue for Scott Redding

Negotiations to get Scott Redding on the factory Honda RC213V in Fausto Gresini’s Italian squad in 2015 have still to be concluded. Lengthy discussions between Redding’s management, HRC and Gresini continued again during last weekend’s Indianapolis MotoGP race, which saw the 2013 Moto2 runner-up finish in a brilliant ninth position. The 21-year-old is desperate to secure the factory RC213V that ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 11 August 2014

Tech 3 never contemplated Cal Crutchlow return

Cal Crutchlow’s former Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad boss Herve Poncharal has said it would have been a mistake to try and re-sign the British rider for the 2015 MotoGP world championship. The 28-year-old ended intense speculation about his future when he confirmed he has taken up an option to remain with Ducati next season. Crutchlow had held talks with ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 21 July 2014

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