MotoGP (September 2014)

  • MotoGP Aragon: Dramatic race sees Lorenzo win

    28 September 2014 by Steve Hunt

    MotoGP Aragon: Dramatic race sees Lorenzo win

    This 800th GP was always going to feel a bit special, and that was before the few spots of rain, concerned technicians and varied tyre choices appearing on the grid for the sighting lap. With both...

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  • Aragon: Honda one-two in dominant qualifying

    27 September 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Aragon: Honda one-two in dominant qualifying

    Marc Marquez beat the circuit record by just over six-tenths of a second in qualifying to claim pole in Aragon today. The previous record of 1:47.804 was made last year and was – perhaps...

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  • 2015 provisional calendar released

    26 September 2014 by Liam Marsden

    2015 provisional calendar released

    The first MotoGP round at Donington Park in five years will take place on 30 August as the FIM released their provisional calendar for the 2015 season. Donington's inclusion comes as the Circuit of...

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  • Jorge Lorenzo happy to keep crew chief

    19 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Jorge Lorenzo happy to keep crew chief

    Jorge Lorenzo is to keep faith with long-serving crew chief Ramon Forcada. Speculation has been rife that Lorenzo was contemplating replacing Forcada for 2015 after his failure to seriously threaten...

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  • Jack Miller to make MotoGP move with LCR Honda

    17 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Jack Miller to make MotoGP move with LCR Honda

    Jack Miller will make the huge leap into MotoGP in 2015 after it was finally confirmed the Moto3 world championship leader is to partner Cal Crutchlow in the LCR Honda squad next season. Miller has...

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  • LCR Honda rubbish Jerry Burgess crew chief link

    17 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    LCR Honda rubbish Jerry Burgess crew chief link

    A shock return to MotoGP in 2015 for Valentino Rossi’s legendary ex-crew chief Jerry Burgess has been dismissed as ‘complete fantasy.’ Burgess, who was sacked by Rossi at the end of last season after...

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  • Rossi tips Bastianini for big future

    17 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Rossi tips Bastianini for big future

    Valentino Rossi has backed Italian Moto3 sensation Enea Bastianini to emerge as a big star of the future. Bastianini has been one of the big revelations of 2014 after graduating from the Red Bull...

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  • Cal Crutchlow worried by slow Ducati pace

    16 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Cal Crutchlow worried by slow Ducati pace

    Cal Crutchlow says he is not worried that his nightmare experience at Ducati will have an impact on his switch to the LCR Honda squad in 2015. Misano MotoGP winner Valentino Rossi spent most of his...

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  • Donington Park set for MotoGP safety inspection

    16 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Donington Park set for MotoGP safety inspection

    A delegation of MotoGP management will visit Donington Park tomorrow (Wednesday) to check on potential modifications that the Leicestershire venue may have to implement ahead of next year’s British...

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  • Eugene Laverty confirms MotoGP switch in 2015

    16 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Eugene Laverty confirms MotoGP switch in 2015

    Eugene Laverty will switch to MotoGP in 2015 after confirming he will leave the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki World Superbike squad at the end of the season. As was first revealed by MCN, the Irish rider...

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  • Eugene Laverty lands Aspar Honda deal?

    15 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    Eugene Laverty lands Aspar Honda deal?

    Eugene Laverty is understood to have clinched a MotoGP move for 2015 with the high profile Aspar Honda squad. MCN sources understand Laverty has agreed a deal to ride a production RCV1000R next season...

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  • Qatar to kick off 2015 MotoGP campaign on March 22

    13 September 2014 by Matthew Birt

    The 2015 MotoGP world championship campaign will kick off under the Losail International Circuit floodlights on March 22. MCN obtained a final winter testing schedule that was approved in Misano yesterday (Friday) that confirmed the season opener will be run over four nights, with practice commencing on Thursday, March 19. The 2015 winter testing schedule will kick off as originally intended at...

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  • 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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