MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Yamaha boss: Rossi a title contender in 2014

    02 April 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Yamaha boss: Rossi a title contender in 2014

    Valentino Rossi’s brilliant victory challenge in the season’s opening MotoGP race in Qatar proves that the Italian is a genuine title contender in 2014, according to Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis. The...

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  • Factory bike a must for Scott Redding in 2015

    02 April 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Factory bike a must for Scott Redding in 2015

    Scott Redding must be on a prototype Honda RC213V machine in 2015 to show off his full potential in the MotoGP world championship. That’s the view of his personal manager Michael Bartholemy, who came...

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  • Kevin Schwantz and COTA amicably end dispute

    28 March 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Kevin Schwantz and COTA amicably end dispute

    Kevin Schwantz thought he would need to face the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in a bitter legal fight over promotional rights to the Austin MotoGP round. But after the row was ended amicably, the...

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  • Honda in no rush to upgrade new RCV1000R

    27 March 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Honda in no rush to upgrade new RCV1000R

    Honda will not be rushed into an overhaul of its new production RCV1000R machine, despite pleas from the likes of Nicky Hayden and Scott Redding for more power. Honda’s new Open class bike doesn’t...

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  • GBmoto concludes successful test at Cartagena

    25 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    GBmoto concludes successful test at Cartagena

    The GBmoto Kawasaki squad of James Ellison and Chris Walker have concluded their first test of 2014 at Cartagena, with the pair running in the team’s new Kawasaki machines ahead of the official MCE...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Marquez storms to victory

    23 March 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Qatar MotoGP: Marquez storms to victory

    Reigning champion Marc Marquez battled through the pain barrier of a broken leg to take victory at the Losail circuit. The Repsol Honda rider started from pole position and had to battle with Stefan...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Rabat battles to Moto2 win

    23 March 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Qatar MotoGP: Rabat battles to Moto2 win

    Marc VDS Racing rider Esteve Rabat overcame a poor start from pole position to take victory in his first race with the VDS team. In a repeat of last year Takaaki Nakagami took to the front of the pack...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Miller takes Moto3 win

    23 March 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Qatar MotoGP: Miller takes Moto3 win

    Red Bull KTM rider Jack Miller capitalised on a late mistake by Alex Marquez to take victory in the opening race of 2014. Miller and Marquez spent most of the race out in front, with Marquez leading...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Marquez clinches pole position

    22 March 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Qatar MotoGP: Marquez clinches pole position

    Reigning world champion Marc Marquez showed no signs of a broken leg as he set a fastest time of 1'54:507 to take pole position for tomorrow's opening race. Marquez will be joined on the front row...

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  • Sam Lowes shines in Moto2 qualifying

    22 March 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Sam Lowes shines in Moto2 qualifying

    Sam Lowes delivered a dazzling performance under the Losail International Circuit floodlights in Qatar tonight to qualify in fifth position for his Moto2 debut. The reigning World Supersport champion...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Rabat on Moto2 pole

    22 March 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Qatar MotoGP: Rabat on Moto2 pole

    Kalex rider Esteve Rabat has clinched pole position with a fastest time of 2'00.081 at the Losail circuit - the fastest ever Moto2 lap of the track. World Supersport champion Sam Lowes surprised the...

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  • Qatar MotoGP: Rins takes Moto3 pole

    22 March 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Qatar MotoGP: Rins takes Moto3 pole

    Honda rider Alex Rins will start the opening Moto3 race of 2014 from pole position after setting a fastest lap of 2'05.973. Rins will be joined on the front row by team-mate Alex Marquez and KTM rider...

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  • Smith suffers '500 crash'

    21 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Smith suffers '500 crash'

    Bradley Smith suffered one of the biggest crashes of his career tonight at the Losail International Circuit, with an old-school 500 era highside spitting him off his Tech 3 Yamaha half way though free...

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  • Qatar Moto2: Cortese fastest as times go slower

    21 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Qatar Moto2: Cortese fastest as times go slower

    Former world champion Sandro Cortese was the fastest Moto2 of day two, as windy conditions meant many of the top riders in the 600cc class were able to improve on their times from yesterday. Cortese’s...

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  • Qatar Moto3: Fenati fastest again on day two

    21 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Qatar Moto3: Fenati fastest again on day two

    Romano Fenati has topped yet another session on the Sky Italia VR46 KTM machine at Qatar, finishing 0.061 ahead of the Estrella Galicia Honda due of Alex Rins and Alex Marquez. The Hondas,...

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  • Yamaha deny Jorge Lorenzo Open test request

    19 March 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Yamaha deny Jorge Lorenzo Open test request

    Jorge Lorenzo believes he would have a better chance of winning back the premier class crown on Aleix Espargaro’s Open-spec Yamaha YZR-M1. Lorenzo is adamant that the Forward Racing YZR-M1, which can...

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  • Movistar Yamaha colours revealed!

    19 March 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Movistar Yamaha colours revealed!

    The Yamaha MotoGP team have unveiled their new livery today at Qatar, with Movistar returning to MotoGP as a title sponsor after a gap of a number of years. The colour scheme is very busy, after...

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  • Pol Espargaro: Hard to beat Smith in 2014

    19 March 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Pol Espargaro: Hard to beat Smith in 2014

    Spaniard Pol Espargaro has admitted he faces a tough battle to defeat new Monster Yamaha Tech 3 teammate Bradley Smith in the 2014 MotoGP world championship. Reigning Moto2 world champion Espargaro...

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