MotoGP

  • Dovi consolidates pace to lead FP2

    Today 14:05 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

    Today 13:50 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

    Today 11:01 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

    Today 10:04 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

    Today 07:53 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

    Yesterday 18:55 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

    Yesterday 12:54 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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  • Crutchlow happy with fourth

    16 May 2015 by Steve English

    Crutchlow happy with fourth

    Cal Crutchlow was pleased with fourth fastest today at Le Mans and while the pace of Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso seems to be out of reach for him this weekend he could still end...

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  • Pole for Marquez at Le Mans

    16 May 2015 by Steve English

    Pole for Marquez at Le Mans

    For the fifth consecutive year Marc Marquez took pole position at Le Mans for the French Grand Prix. Marquez was half a second faster than Andre Dovizioso with tricky conditions at le Mans proving a...

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  • Petrucci and Espargaro through from QP2

    16 May 2015 by Steve English

    Petrucci and Espargaro through from QP2

    Danilo Petrucci and Aleix Espargaro made it through to QP2 at the French Grand Prix after setting the pace in the first qualifying session at Le Mans. A rain shower during the Moto3 qualifying session...

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  • Baz fastest at Le Mans!

    16 May 2015 by Steve English

    Baz fastest at Le Mans!

    Loris Baz and Alex de Angelis were the only riders to test the tricky conditions at Le Mans on slick tyres and the Open class riders were rewarded by setting the fastest times in FP4 ahead of...

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  • Home pole for Quartararo with Kent 31st

    16 May 2015 by Steve English

    Home pole for Quartararo with Kent 31st

    Fabio Quartararo gave the home fans reason to smile in the rain when the Frenchman claimed the pole position of his home Grand Prix career. Quartararo set his fastest time in the early minutes of the...

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  • Luthi fastest ahead of qualifying

    16 May 2015 by Steve English

    Luthi fastest ahead of qualifying

    Thomas Luthi is always a threat to pull out a stunning result at any given race but the Swiss rider looks to be riding very well this weekend. In setting the fastest time in FP3 Luthi laid down a...

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  • Ominous pace from Lorenzo

    16 May 2015 by Steve English

    Ominous pace from Lorenzo

    Jorge Lorenzo set the fastest time of the weekend to set the pace in the all important FP3 session that sees the top ten riders make it through to QP2 automatically. Lorenzo was just under four tenths...

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  • Bastianini tops Moto3 ahead of qualifying

    16 May 2015 by Steve English

    Bastianini tops Moto3 ahead of qualifying

    Enea Bastianini was fastest in the final Moto3 session before qualifying with Isacc Vinales and Miguel Oliverira giving chase to the rapid Italian. Danny Kent was fourth fastest but crashed with four...

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  • Smith growing in confidence with new setup

    15 May 2015 by Steve English

    Smith growing in confidence with new setup

    A late crash couldn't dent Bradley Smith's confidence after the Englishman topped a practice for the first time since Catalunya last year. The Tech3 rider was in predictably high spirits after the...

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  • Pedrosa gets his mind back up to speed

    15 May 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa gets his mind back up to speed

    A relieved Dani Pedrosa spoke to the media about how he had few ill-effects on his first day back on a MotoGP machine after his arm pump surgery. Despite having some swelling Pedrosa said that the...

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