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HRC boss: No thought to replace Dani Pedrosa

Honda never entertained replacing Dani Pedrosa after the Spaniard recently clinched a new contract to continue as an official HRC rider until the end of 2016.Despite having never won the MotoGP title in eight previous attempts, Honda’s loyalty towards Pedrosa appears to have no limits, with the Spaniard given a new two-year deal that will take him to an 11th ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 24 July 2014

Tech 3 deny talks about all-Espargaro line-up in 2015

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal says he never spoke to Aleix Espargaro about the Spaniard joining his younger brother Pol Espargaro on a factory-backed YZR-M1 in 2015. There have been several reports that Aleix was being considered as a serious option to join the French-based Tech 3 squad as replacement for British rider Bradley Smith. But Poncharal said ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 22 July 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

Andrea Dovizioso signs new two-year Ducati deal

Italian Andrea Dovizioso has signed a new two-year deal to stay with Ducati’s official Factory squad until the end of 2016. Dovizioso was the highest ranked Ducati rider in a tough 2013 and the former 125GP world champion has been the standout rider on the finicky Desmosedici in the opening half of this year. He is currently fourth in the ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 19 July 2014

Stefan Bradl admits doubt over LCR Honda future

Stefan Bradl has admitted he is sweating over his factory Honda future, as rumours intensify that his sought after RC213V seat will go to current Moto3 world championship leader Jack Miller in 2015. It is no secret that Bradl’s Monaco-based LCR squad has been under mounting pressure to axe the German. Just one podium in 43 races has not impressed ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 18 July 2014

Marquez and Pedrosa hoping Brno remains on MotoGP calendar

Repsol Honda duo Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have both said they hope the fast and technical Brno circuit remains on the MotoGP world championship schedule after 2014. Doubts have been cast about the future of the Czech Republic round, with track officials unsure if a government subsidy of around £900,000 to help host the event will still be made ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 17 July 2014

Tito Rabat to stay in Moto2 in 2015

Highly rated Spaniard Tito Rabat could be the first rider to win the Moto2 crown and defend the title.The Marc VDS Racing squad has confirmed this morning that Rabat will remain with the Belgium-based outfit in 2015.Rabat has dominated Moto2 in 2014 with four wins in the opening nine races and heads into the summer break with a 19-point lead ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 17 July 2014

Marc Marquez has second crash in Brno test

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has escaped unhurt in a second crash in the space of two days during a private HRC test at the Brno track in the Czech Republic. The Repsol Honda rider was testing his current Repsol Honda RC213V machine when he lost the front at turn five. He was uninjured in the fall and within ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 16 July 2014

Repsol extends HRC sponsorship deal

Repsol has extended one of the longest-running sponsorship deals in motorsport history by confirming it will remain as the title sponsor of the official Honda MotoGP squad until the end of 2017. The new three-year agreement will take Repsol’s support of Honda’s official factory MotoGP squad into a 22nd year, with their collaboration starting way back in 1995. The Repsol ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 16 July 2014

Dani Pedrosa: Important to test 2015 Honda prototype early

Dani Pedrosa has spoken of the importance of evaluating the new 2015 Honda RC213V Factory prototype early, with the Spaniard expected to test next year’s bike for the first time today (Wednesday) in Brno. Pedrosa and Repsol Honda teammate Marc Marquez have one 2015-spec RC213V each to assess at the Czech Republic track. The bike was spotted briefly behind closed ...

  • Motorcycle Sport
  • MotoGP
  • 16 July 2014

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