MotoGP

  • Pole for Lowes with new lap record

    Yesterday 16:19 by Steve English

    Pole for Lowes with new lap record

    Sam Lowes claimed his second pole position of the year at Mugello and the Englishman will have his sights firmly set on adding to his victory at COTA earlier in the year. The Speed Up rider has been...

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  • Hernandez knocks Marquez out of QP2

    Yesterday 13:31 by Steve English

    Hernandez knocks Marquez out of QP2

    Yonny Hernandez caused a stir by setting the fastest time in QP1 and knocking Marc Marquez out of the top two places in the session. As a result the Columbian and Aleix Espargaro made it through to...

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  • Dovi leads the way as Marquez crashes

    Yesterday 13:03 by Steve English

    Dovi leads the way as Marquez crashes

    At the end of a typically informative  FP4 session Andrea Dovizioso set the fastest time to lead the way from Dani Pedrosa at Mugello. Pedrosa had set the pace for most of the session and looked...

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  • Kent smashes lap record for pole at Mugello

    Yesterday 12:23 by Steve English

    Kent smashes lap record for pole at Mugello

    Danny Kent threw down a gauntlet to the rest of the Moto3 field by storming to a dominant pole position at Mugello. Kent felt so comfortable with his time that he elected to come into the pits with...

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  • Rabat fastest from Lowes and Zarco

    Yesterday 10:43 by Steve English

    Rabat fastest from Lowes and Zarco

    A late lap from Tito Rabat saw the reigning world champion break the lap record at Mugello for the Moto2 class. Rabat ended the session two tenths faster than Sam Lowes and Johann Zarco. The top three...

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  • Marquez misses out on QP2

    Yesterday 10:15 by Steve English

    Marquez misses out on QP2

    Marc Marquez will have to make it through QP1 this afternoon after finishing outside the top ten in the combined times from the first three practice sessions. Marquez missed out by nine thousands of a...

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  • Quartararo quickest ahead of qualifying

    Yesterday 10:10 by Steve English

    Quartararo quickest ahead of qualifying

    On his first visit to Mugello Fabio Quartararo set the pace ahead of qualifying with the French rookie two tenths faster than Miguel Oliveira and Danny Kent. Kent is the only rider to have been inside...

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  • Yamaha riders weigh in on Ducati

    Yesterday 08:02 by Steve English

    Yamaha riders weigh in on Ducati

    At Le Mans the top speed of the Ducati saw Andrea Iannone blast past Marc Marquez at will on the pit straight during their late race battle and with the fastest top speeds of the year reached at...

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  • Lorenzo looking strong after day one

    29 May 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo looking strong after day one

    Jorge Lorenzo was second fastest today and showed the potential to continue his strong run of form at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Lorenzo has always been strong at Mugello and while he could...

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  • Ducati looking strong but need another step

    29 May 2015 by Steve English

    Ducati looking strong but need another step

    Andrea Dovizioso topped the times on an impressive opening day for Ducati with the Italian leading the way ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Iannone. Having tested at Mugello before the French Grand...

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  • Dovi consolidates pace to lead FP2

    29 May 2015 by Steve English

    Dovi consolidates pace to lead FP2

    Andrea Dovizioso consolidated his place at the top of the times in FP2 with the Italian leading the way from Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo. Dovizioso was able to consistently lap in the 1m48's and...

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  • Dominace from Antonelli in FP2

    29 May 2015 by Steve English

    Dominace from Antonelli in FP2

    Niccolo Antonelli followed up his strong French GP with a superb start to his home Grand Prix with the Italian topping the timesheet in the afternoon by over half a second from Efren Vazquez.

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  • Lowes fastest and looking to make next step

    29 May 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes fastest and looking to make next step

    Sam Lowes has made a strong start to his Italian Grand Prix weekend by leading the times after opening practice at Mugello. The Speed Up rider was 0.005s faster than Thomas Luthi with Tito Rabat...

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  • Bastianini fastest in FP1

    29 May 2015 by Steve English

    Bastianini fastest in FP1

    Enea Bastianini led the way after opening practice with Danny Kent second fastest but trailing the Gresini rider by three tenths of a second. Niccolo Antonelli was a further two tenths adrift with...

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  • Rossi and Lorenzo grow to accept each other

    29 May 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi and Lorenzo grow to accept each other

    Valentino Rossi's title challenge will be put to the test this weekend at his home Grand Prix. Rossi was the past master of Mugello with an unbeaten run of eight years but recently Jorge Lorenzo has...

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  • Reaction to Smith and Espargaro racing at Suzuka

    28 May 2015 by Steve English

    Bradley Smith claimed the headlines this week with news of his Suzuka 8 Hours debut alongside his Tech3 teammate, Pol Espargaro, and both riders are looking forward to the challenge. "It's something that I've wanted to do for a while and from when I signed with Yamaha I wanted to ride it and they always told me that I was on the list of riders," said Smith. "They said that they'd let me know when...

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  • Espargaro to race through the pain

    28 May 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro to race through the pain

    Aleix Espargaro plans to race this weekend at Mugello with the Spaniard confident that despite having recently undergone surgery on his left wrist that he'll be fit enough to compete at the Italian...

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  • Italian fever in Moto3 at Le Mans

    20 May 2015 by Steve English

    Italian fever in Moto3 at Le Mans

    The Moto3 race at Le Mans saw an all Italian podium with Romano Fenati claiming his first win of the year ahead of Enea Bastianini and with Pecco Bagnaia scoring the first podium of his career the...

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  • Lowes continuing to learn

    20 May 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes continuing to learn

    Sam Lowes continued his maturation in the Moto2 class at Le Mans with the Englishman finishing fourth after another solid weekend that saw him make plenty of progress. Lowes, the 2013 World Supersport...

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  • Crutchlow explains crash

    19 May 2015 by Steve English

    Crutchlow explains crash

    Cal Crutchlow was punished for a small mistake at Le Mans with the Englishman crashing out of the French Grand Prix in the early stages. Crutchlow had been enjoying a strong weekend but, like the...

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  • Pedrosa: No answers for my crash

    19 May 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa: No answers for my crash

    Dani Pedrosa's comeback from injury was marred by a crash but ultimately he was able to remount and finish the French Grand Prix and prove his fitness. The Spaniard had missed three races due to an...

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  • Hayden: It was nice to be happy on a Sunday!

    19 May 2015 by Steve English

    Hayden: It was nice to be happy on a Sunday!

    Nicky Hayden had his best result of the year in last weekend's French Grand Prix and afterwards the American half-joked that it was nice to smile again after a race. Having fought with the factory...

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  • Michelin testing at Le Mans today

    18 May 2015 by Steve English

    Michelin testing at Le Mans today

    Michelin will be gathering information today at Le Mans with Michael Laverty and Randy de Puniet testing for Aprilia and Suzuki respectively at the French track. Kawasaki tuning arm Akira are also...

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  • Luthi cruises to French win

    17 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Luthi cruises to French win

    Thomas Luthi has cruised to Moto2 victory in Le Mans, taking the win by two seconds from defending champion Tito Rabat. Johann Zarco, an early battler with Luthi, took the final podium spot. Luthi...

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  • Fenati wins as Kent goes 31st to 4th

    17 May 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Fenati wins as Kent goes 31st to 4th

    Romano Fenati has taken his first win of the 2015 Moto3 season, after taking an advantage into the closing corners of the final lap from a chasing trio of fellow Italians Enea Bastianini and Francesco...

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  • Marquez quickest in MotoGP warmup

    17 May 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez quickest in MotoGP warmup

    Marc Marquez has been fast and consistent all weekend and in morning warmup for this afternoon's MotoGP race at Le Mans he was once again the pace setter. Marquez ended the 20 minute session almost...

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  • Lowes fastest in Moto2 warmup

    17 May 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes fastest in Moto2 warmup

    Sam Lowes looks to be in very competitive form at Le Mans this morning with the Englishman completing a string of 1'38s laps in the morning warmup to set the pace in Moto2. The Speed Up rider will...

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  • Kent sets the pace in warmup

    17 May 2015 by Steve English

    Kent sets the pace in warmup

    Danny Kent may be starting from 31st on the grid in moto3 but the Englishman has set the pace throughout the weekend and did so again in this morning's warmup session. Kent, riding for Leopard Racing,...

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