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  • Qatar Moto3: Kent on top of Leopard 1-2

    Yesterday 20:51 by Simon Patterson

    Qatar Moto3: Kent on top of Leopard 1-2

    Danny Kent and Japanese teammate Hiroki Ono topped the time sheets on day two of the first round of the 2015 Moto3 season. The pair topped the session only 0.01 ahead of yesterday’s leader Miguel...

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  • John Hopkins to return to BSB?

    Yesterday 16:07 by Simon Patterson

    John Hopkins to return to BSB?

    Former MotoGP podium finisher John Hopkins has set his aims on an eleventh hour return to the MCE British Superbike championship, after his plans to find a ride in the World Superbike paddock fell...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Marquez back on top on day one

    Yesterday 10:57 by Simon Patterson

    Qatar MotoGP: Marquez back on top on day one

    Marc Marquez has started where he finsihed in 2014, taking the top spot of the time sheets on the opening night of the new season in Qatar. The double world champion was only 0.076 clear of his...

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  • Crutchlow downplays practice pace

    Yesterday 08:52 by Steve English

    Crutchlow downplays practice pace

    Cal Crutchlow made a solid start to this weekend's Qatar Grand Prix with the LCR Honda rider fifth fastest after the opening night of practice. After the session however Crutchlow was dismissive of...

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  • Gallery: Team HRC's desert storm

    26 March 2015 by MCN News

    Gallery: Team HRC's desert storm

    The action returns to the sand dunes this weekend for the first race of the FIM Cross Country Rallies World Championship. The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge will comprise a short Super Special on the...

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  • Rossi and Marquez recount their desert duels

    25 March 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi and Marquez recount their desert duels

    Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez have dominated attention at the last two Qatar Grand Prix. Their battles for second in 2013 and for the victory twelve months ago have lit up the races and provided...

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  • Rivals weigh in on Ducati

    25 March 2015 by Steve English

    Rivals weigh in on Ducati

    The speed of the Ducati GP15 in winter testing has raised more than a few eyebrows. With Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone having enjoyed a stellar pre-Qatar Grand Prix test the Italian manufacturer...

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  • Espargaro excited to leave Open class behind

    25 March 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro excited to leave Open class behind

    Suzuki's return to MotoGP has already been far more competitive than many expected with Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales both impressing throughout testing but this weekend will be the first time...

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  • Smith: We're close to factory Yamaha riders

    25 March 2015 by Steve English

    Smith: We're close to factory Yamaha riders

    Bradley Smith has enjoyed a strong pre-season with the Tech3 Yamaha rider recovering from a January motocross accident to progressively get fitter, stronger and faster as testing wore on. Speaking to...

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  • Bautista facing up to challenging season

    25 March 2015 by Steve English

    Bautista facing up to challenging season

    While Aprilia have struggled in winter testing Alvaro Bautista is relatively pleased with the bike saying that there are no specific areas that the bike is performing poorly. Rather the Spaniard...

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  • Espargaro: Finally we start the season!

    25 March 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro: Finally we start the season!

    It's a rare moment to catch Pol Espargaro as anything other than bubbling with excitement and ahead of Sunday's season opening Qatar Grand Prix the former Moto2 champion can barely contain that...

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  • Iannone looking forward to first Ducati start

    25 March 2015 by Steve English

    Iannone looking forward to first Ducati start

    Speaking ahead of tomorrow's opening practice Andrea Iannone could barely contain his excitement of making his debut for the factory Ducati squad. Iannone has had great pace throughout the winter and...

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  • Melandri expected more progress from Aprilia

    25 March 2015 by Steve English

    Melandri expected more progress from Aprilia

    Marco Melandri's difficult pre-season comes to a close tomorrow in Qatar with the Italian making his return to MotoGP aboard the Aprilia. Melandri, who was the form rider over the second half of 2014...

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  • Faster pace caused Smith crash

    25 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Faster pace caused Smith crash

    Pata Honda rookie Kyle Smith says that the faster pace of Sunday’s Thai World Supersport race was to blame for his crash at the half way point of the race. The British expat was running strong at the...

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  • Byrne suffers setback in battle for fitness

    24 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Byrne suffers setback in battle for fitness

    Defending MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne has suffered a setback in his fight to get fit for the final pre-season test in just two days time at Donington. The five-time champion broke his...

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  • Pata Honda riders enjoy Thai scrap

    24 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Pata Honda riders enjoy Thai scrap

    The Pata Honda duo of reigning world champions Sylvain Guintoli and Michael van der Mark left the first ever round of the World Superbike championship in Thailand pleased with their race two battle...

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  • Dainese plot Rossi from rookie to champion

    23 March 2015 by MCN Staff

    Dainese plot Rossi from rookie to champion

    Italian safety equipment manufactuirer Dainese have released an infographic plotting the career path – and the rivals – of their most successful sponsored rider; namely, one Mr Valentino Rossi.

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  • Bayliss retires – again

    22 March 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Bayliss retires – again

    Troy Bayliss has announced his permanent retirement from the World Superbike championship after today’s Thailand races, where the former triple champion finished ninth and eleventh. Coming out of...

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