MotoGP (May 2014)

  • Mugello Moto2: Rabat on pole, Lowes second

    31 May 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Mugello Moto2: Rabat on pole, Lowes second

    Championship leader Esteve Rabat will start from pole position in tomorrow's Moto2 race, ahead of Moto2 rookie Sam Lowes. The Brit was less than two tenths slower than Espargaro as he set a time of...

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  • Mugello MotoGP: Marquez romps to pole

    31 May 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Mugello MotoGP: Marquez romps to pole

    Marc Marquez continues to break records, setting the fastest time in Qualifying 1 at Mugello to take his sixth pole position from six races in 2014. The reigning champion set a best time of...

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  • Melanie Sykes leaves BTSport

    30 May 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Melanie Sykes leaves BTSport

    BTSport has officially announced that presenter Mel Sykes is no longer part of the MotoGP team. Craig Doyle, presenter for ITV4's Isle of Man TT coverage and BTSport's MotoGP Tonight programme, will...

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  • Marco Simoncelli honoured as MotoGP legend

    30 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Marco Simoncelli honoured as MotoGP legend

    Marco Simoncelli, the rising star of MotoGP who tragically lost his life in a racing accident at Sepang in 2011, has been inducted as a MotoGP Legend on the opening day of this weekend’s Italian Grand...

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  • Extra soft tyres unlikely in MotoGP in 2016

    27 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Extra soft tyres unlikely in MotoGP in 2016

    Special tyres like the extra soft rear option currently available to Open class riders are likely to be binned when Michelin takes over from Bridgestone as official tyre supplier in MotoGP in 2016. In...

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  • Michelin clinches MotoGP tyre deal

    23 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Michelin clinches MotoGP tyre deal

    Michelin will take over from Bridgestone as the official tyre supplier for the MotoGP world championship in 2016. The French brand was the only one to submit a tender for the exclusive contract by...

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  • Honda contemplating RCV1000R revamp for 2015

    23 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Honda contemplating RCV1000R revamp for 2015

    Honda has conceded it might have to radically change its new production Honda RCV1000R package to make it appealing for potential customers in 2015. The RCV1000R is Honda’s Open class project,...

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  • Sam Lowes seeks qualifying boost

    21 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Sam Lowes seeks qualifying boost

    Sam Lowes reckons his hopes of becoming a consistent top six challenger in the Moto2 world championship will be boosted by better qualifying performances. The reigning World Supersport champion has...

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  • Dani Pedrosa remains keen on new Honda deal

    21 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Dani Pedrosa remains keen on new Honda deal

    Dani Pedrosa remains adamant his priority is to remain an official factory Honda rider in 2015. The Spaniard has been linked with a lucrative switch to lead Suzuki’s new 1000cc project, but he is keen...

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  • Colin Edwards cagey on Michelin testing role

    20 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Colin Edwards cagey on Michelin testing role

    Colin Edwards has played down talk that he will lead development for Michelin if the French brand takes over from Bridgestone as official MotoGP tyre supplier in 2016. Michelin submitted its formal...

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  • Marquez: Rossi hard to beat in Mugello

    19 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Marquez: Rossi hard to beat in Mugello

    Marc Marquez may have won all five races so far in a dominant 2014 MotoGP campaign, but the Spaniard fears it could be tough to defeat Valentino Rossi in Mugello next time out. Rossi has been the only...

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  • Le Mans Moto3: Miller battles to take win

    18 May 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Le Mans Moto3: Miller battles to take win

    Australian Jack Miller left it until the final lap to take victory at Le Mans and extend his championship lead after Romano Fenati retired from the race. Miller struggled as his factory KTM was...

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  • Le Mans Moto3: Vazquez to start from pole

    17 May 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Le Mans Moto3: Vazquez to start from pole

    Spanish rider Efren Vazquez has secured his first ever Moto3 pole position at the Le Mans circuit with a time of 1.42.491. The Honda rider beat championship hopeful Jack Miller to the front...

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  • Rossi confident he can take fight to Marquez

    15 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Rossi confident he can take fight to Marquez

    Valentino Rossi is ready to go toe-to-toe with Marc Marquez – even though the nine-times world champion fears the Spanish sensation is unbeatable on current form. Marquez heads to this weekend’s...

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  • Pol Espargaro aims to calm aggressive style

    14 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Pol Espargaro aims to calm aggressive style

    Treat a lady bad and you’ll never be happy. The same applies to a 1000cc MotoGP bike, according to reigning Moto2 world champion Pol Espargaro, who has found the switch to MotoGP in 2014 a tough...

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  • Marc Marquez signs new two-year HRC deal

    14 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Marc Marquez signs new two-year HRC deal

    Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez will remain with Honda until the end of 2016, the Japanese factory has confirmed this morning. The Spaniard, who is undefeated in four races so far in 2014,...

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  • Suzuki working on new bike for 2015

    09 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Suzuki working on new bike for 2015

    Suzuki will roll out a heavily revamped new 1000cc MotoGP bike in time for the start of the 2015 pre-season testing campaign in Valencia in early November. There is no doubt the Japanese factory,...

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  • KTM begins 2015 Moto3 assault

    09 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    KTM begins 2015 Moto3 assault

    KTM has already kicked off its factory Moto3 assault for 2015 after testing next year’s factory bike in a behind-closed-doors test at the Almeria track in Spain recently. The bike is a complete revamp...

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  • Honda happy to keep Dani Pedrosa for 2015

    08 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Honda happy to keep Dani Pedrosa for 2015

    Honda has denied giving serious consideration to axing long-serving factory rider Dani Pedrosa at the end of 2014. Pedrosa has already been strongly linked with Suzuki, with the Japanese factory eager...

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  • Suzuki switch appealing for Andrea Dovizioso

    08 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Suzuki switch appealing for Andrea Dovizioso

    Andrea Dovizioso is emerging as an early favourite to clinch a switch to Suzuki’s factory MotoGP squad in 2015. Tentative talks between the Italian’s manager Simone Battistella and Suzuki senior...

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  • Valentino Rossi to race on with new chassis

    07 May 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Valentino Rossi to race on with new chassis

    It may only offer a minimal gain in feeling on corner entry, but Valentino Rossi will continue to race a new Yamaha chassis he rode to a brilliant second place in Jerez last Sunday. Rossi spent more...

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