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  • Dutch racer dies at Manx GP

    Yesterday 12:26 by Simon Patterson

    Dutch racer dies at Manx GP

    Dutch Manx Grand Prix newcomer Dennis Hoffer has lost his life during a crash during last night’s practice for the Manx GP on the Isle of Man. The forty-two year from Hoogkarspel crashed at the...

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  • Honda Racing confirm Da Costa for Oulton Park

    26 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Honda Racing confirm Da Costa for Oulton Park

    Honda Racing have confirmed that Julien Da Costa will replace the injured Jason O’Halloran for the next round of the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park in ten days time. Coming in...

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  • Crutchlow signs two year LCR extension

    26 August 2015 by Steve English

    Crutchlow signs two year LCR extension

    Cal Crutchlow has become the latest rider to have his future confirmed with the Englishman remaining with LCR Honda for the next two years.  Crutchlow stood on the podium in Argentina and has had...

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  • The challenge of Silverstone for Bridgestone

    25 August 2015 by Steve English

    The challenge of Silverstone for Bridgestone

    This weekend’s British Grand Prix is one of the most challenging tests for rider, machine and tyres on the MotoGP calendar. The high speed nature of the track places a huge strain on each and for...

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  • Smith's Tech3 deal done at last

    25 August 2015 by Steve English

    Smith's Tech3 deal done at last

    Bradley Smith has re-signed with Tech3 after a few niggles over the contract. It will be the Englishman's sixth season with the squad. While the news has been expected for some time one of the biggest...

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  • Five in a row for Brookes

    23 August 2015 by Steve English

    Five in a row for Brookes

    Josh Brookes won the opening race of the day at Cadwell Park with the Milwaukee Yamaha rider easing away from the field in the second half of the race after a safety car in the early stages. The...

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  • Brookes smashes Cadwell lap record

    22 August 2015 by Steve English

    Brookes smashes Cadwell lap record

    In final qualifying Josh Brookes drew first blood by cracking the lap record at Cadwell Park. The Australian was almost half a second quicker than Danny Buchan at that point but with the duo having...

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  • Michelin discuss 2016 tyre allocation

    20 August 2015 by Steve English

    Michelin discuss 2016 tyre allocation

    With rain rendering most of Monday's Michelin test useless MCN was able to spend some time with Michelin's Piero Taramasso to discuss how the French tyre manufacturer is approaching their return to...

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  • GP chickens coming home to roost

    18 August 2015 by Michael Scott

    GP chickens coming home to roost

    World renowned GP reporter Michael Scott strokes his beard and thinks hard about what's really going on in MotoGP. This week he looks at what can be learned from the recent roiund at Brno and, more...

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  • Dovi explains Ducati struggles

    18 August 2015 by Steve English

    Dovi explains Ducati struggles

    Andrea Dovizioso has had a difficult summer aboard the Ducati and his early season form now seems very distant. In Germany he struggled with a lack of mid-corner grip and eventually had to settle for...

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  • Bridgestone discuss the challenge of Brno

    18 August 2015 by Steve English

    Bridgestone discuss the challenge of Brno

    The Czech Grand Prix was one of the most difficult of the season for riders with the scorching conditions leading to a lack of grip throughout the weekend. When this was combined with a bumpy track...

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  • Cal's new colours for Silverstone?

    17 August 2015 by Steve English

    Cal's new colours for Silverstone?

    Cal Crutchlow tested today at Brno using a new livery on his LCR Honda with Castrol on the fairings of his RV213v. The team has faced an uncertain future in recent months with the ongoing...

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  • Lorenzo draws level with Rossi

    16 August 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo draws level with Rossi

    Jorge Lorenzo has drawn level with Valentino Rossi at the top of the MotoGP world championship after a trademark win at Brno. With five wins to Rossi's three it means that technically Lorenzo leads...

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  • Brno confirmed for a further five years

    16 August 2015 by Steve English

    Brno confirmed for a further five years

    It has been confirmed that despite lots of speculation on its future on the MotoGP calendar that Dorna has agreed a new contract with the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic. The deal will be over five...

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  • Imperious Zarco wins at Brno

    16 August 2015 by Steve English

    Imperious Zarco wins at Brno

    Johann Zarco made a break in the early laps of the Moto2 race at Brno to claim a fourth win of the year and a tenth consecutive podium. Tito Rabat was second but just couldn't quite get on terms with...

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  • First career win for Antonelli

    16 August 2015 by Steve English

    First career win for Antonelli

    Niccolo Antonelli collected the first victory of his career at Brno after consolidating his pole position to take a well deserved win. The Italian led home a nine man group at the front of the field...

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  • Lorenzo the odds on favourite for Brno

    15 August 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo the odds on favourite for Brno

    Ladbrokes has teamed up with Motorcycle News for this weekend's Czech Grand Prix to offer new customers a matched free bet of up to £50! Any new customers can take advantage of the offer in what...

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  • Fifth pole of the year for Zarco

    15 August 2015 by Steve English

    Fifth pole of the year for Zarco

    Johann Zarco will start from pole position for the fifth time this year with the runaway Moto2 championship leader finding a different gear once again on Saturday afternoon. The Frenchman, who has...

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  • Pol and Cal through to Q2

    15 August 2015 by Steve English

    Pol and Cal through to Q2

    Pol Espargaro and Cal Crutchlow made it through to Q2 after setting the fastest times in a hugely competitive Q1 session. With the duo joined by Danilo Petrucci, Scott Redding and Aleix Espargaro it...

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  • Relentless Lorenzo leads way in FP4

    15 August 2015 by Steve English

    Relentless Lorenzo leads way in FP4

    The headline time shows Jorge Lorenzo was fastest in FP4 but far more important that the fastest time was his consistency. Lorenzo set seven times in the 1m56's and to compare that to his teammate,...

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  • Kent focusing on the race and not his future

    15 August 2015 by Steve English

    Kent focusing on the race and not his future

    Danny Kent claimed second on the grid in what could be a very important qualifying session for the Moto3 world championship. With Kent on the front row and his chief title rival, Enea Bastianini, on...

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  • First pole of the year for Antonelli

    15 August 2015 by Steve English

    First pole of the year for Antonelli

    Niccolo Antonelli claimed his first pole position of the year after a well judged final lap saw him outpace Danny Kent by two thousandths of a second. The Italian, fresh from having his future...

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  • Folger leads the way in final practice

    15 August 2015 by Steve English

    Folger leads the way in final practice

    Jonas Folger, winner of two early season races, put in a strong performance in final practice today to lead the way from Tito Rabat at Brno.  Alex Rins, winner of the previous Moto2 race at Indy,...

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  • Lorenzo smashes lap record at Brno

    15 August 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo smashes lap record at Brno

    Jorge Lorenzo laid down a marker to the field by dominating the FP3 session at Brno to smash the lap record and finish over half a second clear of Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez. Lorenzo, using...

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  • Kent fastest ahead of qualifying

    15 August 2015 by Steve English

    Kent fastest ahead of qualifying

    Despite the speculation regarding his future Danny Kent was able to concentrate on the job at hand and set the pace in final practice at Brno. Kent has looked strong all weekend and ended the session...

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  • Czech out the Brno betting markets

    14 August 2015 by Steve English

    Czech out the Brno betting markets

    Ladbrokes has teamed up with Motorcycle News for this weekend's Czech Grand Prix to offer new customers a matched free bet of up to £50! Any new customers can take advantage of the offer in what...

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  • Rabat sets hot pace in Brno

    14 August 2015 by Steve English

    Rabat sets hot pace in Brno

    A string of fast times at the start of the session showed the strength of Tito Rabat at Brno and he punctuated his session with a fast time on his final run to lead the way from Thomas Luthi and...

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  • Marquez leads Czech crash fest

    14 August 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez leads Czech crash fest

    Marc Marquez led the way in the afternoon practice session but with the Spaniard having tasted the Czech gravel traps twice today the challenges facing riders was obvious. Valentino Rossi, Dani...

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