MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2013)

  • HRC reflects on Marquez/Pedrosa incident

    01 October 2013 by Matthew Birt

    HRC reflects on Marquez/Pedrosa incident

    Honda boss Livio Suppo believes Marc Marquez will have to change his super aggressive tactics after the MotoGP world championship leader was involved in a major talking point with factory HRC teammate...

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  • Josh Herrin to join new Caterham Moto2 squad

    01 October 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Josh Herrin to join new Caterham Moto2 squad

    Newly crowned American superbike champion Josh Herrin will join the new Caterham Moto2 squad for the 2014 world championship. The 23-year-old clinched the AMA title last weekend at Laguna Seca and...

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  • Laguna Seca dropped from 2014 MotoGP schedule

    01 October 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Laguna Seca dropped from 2014 MotoGP schedule

    Laguna Seca has lost its slot on the MotoGP world championship for 2014. As was first reported by MCN in mid-August, the California venue will be dropped from the calendar, despite having a contract...

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  • Marc Marquez sorry for unlucky Dani Pedrosa

    30 September 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Marc Marquez sorry for unlucky Dani Pedrosa

    Marc Marquez was both ecstatic and remorseful at the Motorland Aragon track yesterday (Sunday) as an incident with factory Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa overshadowed another fantastic MotoGP victory...

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  • Aragon MotoGP: Terol cruises to home win

    29 September 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Aragon MotoGP: Terol cruises to home win

    Aspar rider Nicolas Terol eased to his second Moto2 victory of the season from pole position at Aragon today. Terol got a brilliant start and had gapped the rest of the field by the end of the first...

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  • Aragon MotoGP: Rins tops all Spanish podium

    29 September 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Aragon MotoGP: Rins tops all Spanish podium

    Estrela Galicia rider Alex Rins got the better of Maverick Vinales to take his fifth race win of the season at Aragon and move to second in the championship. Rins' race-winning move came in the first...

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  • Valentino Rossi finally happy with fourth

    28 September 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi finally happy with fourth

    Having finished fourth in the previous four MotoGP races you’d think that factory Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi would be growing weary of taking fourth spot. But after finishing fourth behind dominant...

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  • Aragon MotoGP: Terol starts from pole

    28 September 2013 by MCN

    Aragon MotoGP: Terol starts from pole

    Spaniard Nicolas Terol leads an all Spanish front row at Aragon ahead of team-mates Esteve Rabat and title hopeful Pol Espargaro. Espargaro's main rival and current championship leader Scott Redding...

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  • Aragon MotoGP: Marquez on pole

    28 September 2013 by Liam Marsden

    Aragon MotoGP: Marquez on pole

    Repsol Honda rookie Marc Marquez will start tomorrow's Aragon race from pole position after narrowly beating reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo by just 0.010s. Marquez broke Casey Stoner's lap...

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  • Valentino Rossi talks new Moto3 venture

    26 September 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi talks new Moto3 venture

    Valentino Rossi has spoken for the first time about a new Moto3 project he will be heavily involved in next season to develop and nurture young Italian talent in the GP world championship. The...

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  • Aleix Espargaro pushing for Aspar exit

    26 September 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Aleix Espargaro pushing for Aspar exit

    Spaniard Aleix Espargaro has publicly acknowledged informing his current Aspar MotoGP squad that he wants to quit and ride a new Yamaha YZR-M1 engine and chassis project in the Forward Racing outfit...

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  • Damian Cudlin joins PBM for Aragon

    23 September 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Aussie Damian Cudlin will bring a fresh perspective to the British-built PBM MotoGP frame when he joins Paul Bird’s premier class squad at this weekend’s Motorland Aragon clash in Spain. The 30-year-old, who has previous MotoGP experience as a stand-in rider for Pramac Ducati at the end of 2011, will replace Colombian Yonny Hernandez, who ironically has joined Pramac for the final five races of...

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  • Patience key for Pol Espargaro’s factory Yamaha ambitions

    23 September 2013 by Matthew Birt

    Yamaha newcomer Pol Espargaro will need to be patient to realise his factory Yamaha ambitions with a works YZR-M1 seat potentially unavailable until 2017. The Spanish Moto2 title contender will take Cal Crutchlow’s seat in the satellite Tech 3 operation next season, with his clear intention to secure a switch to the factory squad in 2015. Yamaha though has made it clear that it intends to agree...

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  • HRC: Top six achievable for new production bike

    19 September 2013 by Matthew Birt

    A top rider on Honda’s new production RCV1000R MotoGP bike will be capable of upsetting the formbook to beat full factory prototype 1000cc machines at some tracks in 2014. Honda’s production bike qualifies for the new non-factory rules, which permits it to run 24 litres of fuel and use Bridgestone’s special soft tyres. That’s four more litres than the factory bikes to be campaigned by the likes...

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