MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Marc Marquez won’t make early switch to 2015 RC213V

    05 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Marc Marquez won’t try and steal a march on his rivals by racing Honda’s 2015 prototype RC213V machine in the final phase of the current campaign. Marquez broke the Brno lap record when he tested next year’s RC213V contender immediately after losing his 100% winning streak in the Czech Republic last month. The 21-year-old, who returned to winning ways last Sunday with a brilliant victory over...

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  • Alex Lowes keen on future Moto2 switch

    05 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Alex Lowes keen on future Moto2 switch

    Reigning British Superbike champion Alex Lowes has set his sights on a future Moto2 showdown with twin brother Sam Lowes. The Voltcom Crescent Suzuki World Superbike rider was at Silverstone last...

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  • Colin Edwards set to begin Yamaha testing role

    03 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Colin Edwards set to begin Yamaha testing role

    Colin Edwards won’t have long to get used to life as a retired racer, with the American poised to kick off his new role as Yamaha’s official MotoGP test rider in a few days. The Texan had planned to...

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  • Chaz Davies eyeing MotoGP switch in 2016

    03 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Chaz Davies eyeing MotoGP switch in 2016

    Chaz Davies is hoping a title challenge with Ducati in World Superbikes next year will be the springboard to a MotoGP switch in 2016. The 27-year-old will remain on a factory Ducati Panigale in 2015,...

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  • Andrea Dovizioso: New Ducati delay not ideal

    02 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Andrea Dovizioso: New Ducati delay not ideal

    Andrea Dovizioso fears Ducati will miss out on precious development time for 2015 after Bologna factory bosses confirmed next year’s radical new Desmosedici will not be ready for testing at the end of...

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  • Caterham poised for Moto3 switch in 2015

    02 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Caterham poised for Moto3 switch in 2015

    The British-based Caterham squad is expected to quit Moto2 and complete a shock move to the Moto3 world championship in 2015. Caterham boss Johan Stigefelt confirmed at Silverstone last weekend that...

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  • Day of Champions raises staggering £200,000

    02 September 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Day of Champions raises staggering £200,000

    Riders for Health, the official charity of MotoGP, have raised almost £200,000 at the Silverstone round of the series. Three and a half thousand fans packed into the day of Champions event to see the...

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  • Alex Marquez signs Moto2 deal with Marc VDS

    01 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Alex Marquez signs Moto2 deal with Marc VDS

    Alex Marquez has signed a two-year deal to join the Marc VDS Racing squad in the Moto2 world championship. The Spaniard, who is the younger brother of dominant MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez, will...

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  • Redding pleased to be top Brit at Silverstone

    01 September 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Scott Redding has come away from his home grand prix pleased to have been the top home favourite, after the class rookie once again demonstrated what he’s capable of, taking his customer specification Honda to tenth and beating a pair of full-on Ducati GP machines in the process.   “I’m happy with the result today. At the beginning, with a full fuel load onboard, I was struggling to get the...

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  • Lowes disappointed with seventh place

    31 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Lowes disappointed with seventh place

    Sam Lowes has left his home race disappointed with hisseventh place, the best finish of any of the Brits, after setting his sights firmly on scoring his maiden Moto2 podium finish early in the...

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  • Cracked rim ends promising race for Smith

    31 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Cracked rim ends promising race for Smith

    A cracked rear wheel was the cause of the end of a promising weekend for Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider Bradley Smith, who was forced to pit for a new back wheel while battling for sixth in his home...

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  • Redding equals best ever qualifying

    30 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Redding equals best ever qualifying

    Scott Redding has equalled his best ever MotoGP qualifying at Silverstone, starting the race tomorrow from eleventh, with a special paint job on the Gresini Honda to celebrate his home round of the...

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  • Crutchlow left disappointed with absence of pace

    30 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Crutchlow left disappointed with absence of pace

    Cal Crutchlow says he has no answer for the lack of pace he’s had all weekend at his home Grand Prix, and after qualifying a lowly fifteenth for tomorrow’s race doesn’t believe that he’ll be able to...

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  • Silverstone Moto3: Kent on top on opening day

    29 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Silverstone Moto3: Kent on top on opening day

    This weekend’s British Grand Prix couldn’t have got off to a better start for the home riders, with Danny Kent taking his Husqvarna to provisional pole ahead of tomorrow’s Moto3 race qualifying.

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  • Leon Camier relishing British MotoGP chance

    27 August 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Leon Camier relishing British MotoGP chance

    Leon Camier says his chance to race in the British MotoGP race at Silverstone this weekend is a ‘dream come true’. Camier will continue to deputise for injured Nicky Hayden on the Aspar production...

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  • Andrea Dovizioso: Dall’Igna key to new Ducati deal

    22 August 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Andrea Dovizoso has admitted the ambitious plans by new Ducati boss Gigi Dall’Igna to radically revamp the struggling Desmosedici for 2015 convinced him to sign a new two-year contract with the Bologna factory. The Italian, who attracted big interest from Suzuki, has put his faith in Dall’Igna having been impressed with the former Aprilia chief since he defected to Ducati for 2014. Dall’Igna is...

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  • Marc Marquez backs Moto3 age limit switch

    21 August 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Marc Marquez backs Moto3 age limit switch

    Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has backed an age limit change that will allow highly rated French teenager Fabio Quartararo to start the Moto3 world championship campaign in...

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