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Mika Kallio explains decision to reject Aspar and Forward MotoGP deals

Mika Kallio wasn’t so desperate to return to MotoGP in 2015 that he would ride for a pittance after confirming he did turn down offers from Aspar Honda and Forward Racing. Kallio has made no secret of his desire to return MotoGP for the first time since 2010 and was made formal offers to join Nicky Hayden on a production ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 14 October 2014

Dani Pedrosa: ‘Never anything serious with Suzuki’

Dani Pedrosa has denied giving serious consideration to ending his career long association with Honda to head up Suzuki’s return to MotoGP next season. The Spaniard was linked to a Suzuki slot earlier this season before he penned a new two-year deal to remain alongside dominant reigning world champion Marc Marquez at Repsol Honda until the end of 2016. And ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 02 October 2014

Scott Redding gutted to miss out on preferred crew chief

Scott Redding has admitted he had a lump in his throat when he realised that his number one crew chief option for 2015 was not available. The 21-year-old was hoping to work with Casey Stoner’s ex-Ducati and Repsol Honda crew chief Cristian Gabbarini next season when he will ride a factory RC213V in the Marc VDS Racing squad. Redding was ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 18 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

Alex Marquez signs Moto2 deal with Marc VDS

Alex Marquez has signed a two-year deal to join the Marc VDS Racing squad in the Moto2 world championship. The Spaniard, who is the younger brother of dominant MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez, will step up from Moto3 next season to partner compatriot Tito Rabat on a Kalex machine. Marquez missed out on a third Moto3 win of the season ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 01 September 2014

Marc Marquez denies MotoGP and Moto2 race plan in Valencia

Marc Marquez has written off the prospect of racing in both MotoGP and Moto2 in Valencia’s final round in November. Speculation has been rife that the dominant reigning world champion was seriously contemplating spicing up the season finale with a double race appearance. The 21-year-old is likely to wrap up his second premier class crown well in advance of the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 21 August 2014

Tech 3: Bradley Smith was always ‘plan A’

Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal has strongly denied offering Bradley Smith a new YZR-M1 deal for 2015 because there was no suitable candidate to replace the British rider. Poncharal is known to have sounded out the likes of Jonas Folger, Alex Rins and Jack Miller about a coveted YZR-M1 ride, but insists that Smith was always at the top ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 20 August 2014

Crutchlow U-turn creates headache for Pramac Ducati

Pramac Ducati bosses have admitted Cal Crutchlow’s shock Desmosedici departure threw the Italian team's 2015 plans into disarray. Paolo Campinoti’s satellite squad believed it would keep hold of number one asset Andrea Iannone for next season. The Italian was unable to secure a switch to join Andrea Dovizioso once Crutchlow announced he was staying with the Bologna factory during the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 13 August 2014

Aleix Espargaro admits Suzuki move a gamble

Aleix Espargaro has admitted taking a big gamble by pushing to lead Suzuki’s much anticipated MotoGP return in 2015. The Spaniard will quit the Forward Racing Yamaha Open class project after just one season to partner fellow Spaniard Maverick Vinales on Suzuki’s new 1000cc project. On the eve of last weekend’s Indianapolis MotoGP round, the 24-year-old said his priority is ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 12 August 2014

Cal Crutchlow: I’ve got to improve

Cal Crutchlow has admitted that he needs to make big improvements with his own riding to match the performances of Italian Ducati duo Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone. The British rider committed his future to Ducati last weekend and will stay on a Desmosedici machine, despite lengthy discussions with Suzuki and Honda about a 2015 move. The 28-year-old has found ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 22 July 2014

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