MotoGP (July 2014)

  • 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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  • Why is Cal Crutchlow struggling so much?

    13 July 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Why is Cal Crutchlow struggling so much?

    No grip, no lean angle, no confidence. That about sums up Crutchlow’s Ducati experience so far. “I’ve been scared to ride the bike because I have no idea what it is going to do from corner to...

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  • Sachsenring Moto2: Aegerter steals pole

    12 July 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Sachsenring Moto2: Aegerter steals pole

    Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter took his first Moto2 pole position at Sachsenring on Saturday with a best time of 1'24.761. Aegerter took pole position from Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio in the dying...

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  • Sachsenring Moto3: Miller takes pole

    12 July 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Sachsenring Moto3: Miller takes pole

    Championshiop hopeful Jack Miller will star tomorrow's Moto3 race from pole position after after making the most of the good conditions early in the session. Miller set a best lap of 1'26.997 before...

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  • Pedrosa to remain with Repsol Honda until 2016

    09 July 2014 by Simon Patterson

    Pedrosa to remain with Repsol Honda until 2016

    Dani Pedrosa has announced that he will remain part of the Repsol Honda squad alongside Marc Marquez for another two years, signing a deal that will see him remain a part of the official team until...

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