MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2014)

  • Indianapolis Moto3: Miller on pole

    09 August 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Indianapolis Moto3: Miller on pole

    Australian Jack Miller will start tomorrow's Moto3 race from pole position at the revamped Indianapolis circuit. The KTM rider set a best time of 1'40.727 to grab pole ahead of Efren Vasquez and Alex...

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  • Marc Marquez: 'I prefer bikes to girls'

    08 August 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Marc Marquez: 'I prefer bikes to girls'

    It’s February 20, 2014 and Marc Marquez is grimacing in a crumpled heap after falling off his flat-
track bike while training near his home in Lleida, west of Barcelona. The infectious grin has been...

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  • Lorenzo pens new two-year Yamaha deal

    07 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Lorenzo pens new two-year Yamaha deal

    Jorge Lorenzo has, as expected, announced a new two-year deal with Yamaha that will see him remain at the Movistar MotoGP team alongside Valentino Rossi until at least the end of the 2016 season.

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  • Bradl signs with NGM Forward Racing

    07 August 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Bradl signs with NGM Forward Racing

    The NGM Forward Racing team has officially announced that German Stefan Bradl will ride for the team in 2015. Bradl will ride one of the team's Open Class bikes, made up of a Yamaha M1...

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  • LCR Honda confirms Crutchlow for 2015

    02 August 2014 by Simon Patterson

    LCR Honda confirms Crutchlow for 2015

    Lucio Cecchinello’s LCR Honda squad have confirmed that Brit Cal Crutchlow will replace Stefan Bradl for 2015, closing the circle of speculation opened this afternoon when Ducati announced the 29 year...

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  • HRC boss: No thought to replace Dani Pedrosa

    24 July 2014 by Matthew Birt

    HRC boss: No thought to replace Dani Pedrosa

    Honda never entertained replacing Dani Pedrosa after the Spaniard recently clinched a new contract to continue as an official HRC rider until the end of 2016. Despite having never won the MotoGP...

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  • Marc VDS looking at Moto2 expansion for 2015

    24 July 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Marc VDS looking at Moto2 expansion for 2015

    The high profile Marc VDS Racing squad could expand its involvement in the 2015 Moto2 world championship to a three-rider effort. Current world championship leader Tito Rabat has already confirmed...

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  • Cal Crutchlow: I’ve got to improve

    22 July 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Cal Crutchlow: I’ve got to improve

    Cal Crutchlow has admitted that he needs to make big improvements with his own riding to match the performances of Italian Ducati duo Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone. The British rider committed...

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  • Crutchlow to remain with Ducati for 2015

    19 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Crutchlow to remain with Ducati for 2015

    Cal Crutchlow has confounded paddock speculation by confirming in a special event at World Ducati Week in Misano that he will take the option in his contract to remain with the Bologna team for the...

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  • LCR Honda open to Jack Miller deal for 2015

    18 July 2014 by Matthew Birt

    LCR Honda open to Jack Miller deal for 2015

    Monaco-based Honda MotoGP team boss Lucio Cecchinello says he is open to a deal that could see Aussie Moto3 sensation Jack Miller fast tracked into his LCR squad in 2015. Speculation is mounting that...

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  • Tito Rabat to stay in Moto2 in 2015

    17 July 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Tito Rabat to stay in Moto2 in 2015

    Highly rated Spaniard Tito Rabat could be the first rider to win the Moto2 crown and defend the title. The Marc VDS Racing squad has confirmed this morning that Rabat will remain with the...

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  • Marc Marquez has second crash in Brno test

    16 July 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Marc Marquez has second crash in Brno test

    Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has escaped unhurt in a second crash in the space of two days during a private HRC test at the Brno track in the Czech Republic. The Repsol Honda rider was...

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  • Repsol extends HRC sponsorship deal

    16 July 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Repsol extends HRC sponsorship deal

    Repsol has extended one of the longest-running sponsorship deals in motorsport history by confirming it will remain as the title sponsor of the official Honda MotoGP squad until the end of 2017. The...

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  • Marc Marquez explains Brno test crash

    16 July 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Marc Marquez explains Brno test crash

    Dominant reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez was uninjured in a crash on the opening day of a private Honda test at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic yesterday (Tuesday). The opening day...

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  • Marc Marquez crashes in Brno test

    15 July 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has walked away unhurt from a crash during a private HRC test at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic. The Spaniard, who has dominated the 2014 world championship with nine wins from nine races, fell in mixed conditions at turn five in this morning’s session. The opening day of the private Honda test, which is only being attended by Marquez and...

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  • Sponsor talks key to LCR expansion plans

    15 July 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Sponsor talks key to LCR expansion plans

    LCR Honda boss Lucio Cecchinello is expected to find out within the next few days whether his Monaco-based MotoGP squad has the budget to expand to a two-rider effort in 2015. Cecchinello has had long...

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  • Laverty makes radical changes

    13 July 2014 by Gordon Ritchie

    Laverty makes radical changes

    Eugene Laverty took his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki to a second row start in America but was even more confident he could have done better, but for a less than perfect Superpole. Complaining all year of...

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