MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • GP stars line up for Superprestigio

    10 December 2015 by Simon Patterson

    GP stars line up for Superprestigio

    Some of the top talent from MotoGP have assembled in Barcelona for this weekend’s Superprestigio flat track race, with the entry once again led by double world champion and defending winner Marc...

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  • Eugene Laverty ties the knot

    10 December 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Eugene Laverty ties the knot

    Aspar Ducati racer Eugene Laverty has tied the knot with long time partner Pippa Morson in a star-studded ceremony at Ireland’s Dromoland Castle. Pippa and the 29 year old Laverty, who first met while...

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  • Michelin schedule extra MotoGP tests

    10 December 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Michelin schedule extra MotoGP tests

    Michelin have scheduled an extra MotoGP test for late this month at Jerez, as they continue to refine their tyres ahead of the first official GP test at Sepang in early February. Coming during the...

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  • First of many: Exclusive Danny Kent interview

    04 December 2015 by MCN

    First of many: Exclusive Danny Kent interview

    Danny Kent speaks exclusively to MCN about taking his first world title and why he doesn’t intend it to be his last. hen Danny Kent crossed the line in Valencia, British race fans let out a huge sigh...

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  • Marini confirmed at Forward Moto2

    02 December 2015 by Steve English

    Marini confirmed at Forward Moto2

    Forward Racing has confirmed that Luca Marini will join the team for next year’s Moto2 campaign. Marini, a half-brother of Valentino Rossi, will join the team for his first full campaign in Grand Prix...

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  • Kallio gets first taste of KTM MotoGP machine

    01 December 2015 by Steve English

    Kallio gets first taste of KTM MotoGP machine

    KTM has been out on track once again with their new RC16 MotoGP bike. Mika Kallio, who has been signed on as a test rider for the project had his first outing on the bike at Valencia. Kallio was...

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  • Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

    29 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

    Valentino Rossi has taken his fourth win at the Monza Rally Show, taking the victory by an impressive 50 seconds from World Rally Championship regular Thierry Neuville. Leading by half a minute going...

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  • Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

    29 November 2015 by Steve English

    Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

    Despite only riding on the final day of the three day Jerez test Andrea Iannone felt that Ducati made a  positive step in understanding the Michelin tyres. Having completed 67 laps Iannone...

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  • Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

    29 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

    The 2016 official MotoGP game will take on a new look upon it’s release in June of next year, with a change in focus from covering the season’s action to focusing on the career of Valentino Rossi by...

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  • Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

    28 November 2015 by MCN Sport

    Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

    He may have missed out on his 10th World Championship by a whisker, but Valentino Rossi's brilliance is unquestioned. But is he the greatest racer of all time?  t’s the oldest argument among fans...

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  • Laverty undergoes surgery, 6 week recovery

    27 November 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty undergoes surgery, 6 week recovery

    Eugene Laverty underwent surgery this afternoon to plate his left radius after fracturing the bone in a crash yesterday in testing at Jerez. Laverty's primary injury is a fracture of the distal radius...

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  • Redding sets the pace on final day at Jerez

    27 November 2015 by Steve English

    Redding sets the pace on final day at Jerez

    The final day of the 2015 MotoGP saw Scott Redding set the pace at Jerez with the Pramac rider feeling confident on the Ducati. “Today was good,” said Redding. “We improved the lap time by quite a big...

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  • Laverty to have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona

    26 November 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty to have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona

    Aspar Ducati has confirmed that Eugene Laverty will have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona to repair a fracture to his left radius. The 29 year old suffered the injury in a fast crash at turn seven during...

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  • Redding feeling good on the Ducati

    26 November 2015 by Steve English

    Redding feeling good on the Ducati

    Scott Redding had another positive day on the Pramac Ducati with the Englishman continuing to adapt to the Italian machine. Redding immediately felt more comfortable on the bike in Jerez compared to...

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  • Marquez and Redding fastest at Jerez on Day 2

    26 November 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez and Redding fastest at Jerez on Day 2

    The second day of the Jerez test saw Marc Marquez once again top the unofficial times at the Spanish circuit. With teams electing to run without transponders the times have been taken from their...

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  • Laverty fractures arm in testing crash

    26 November 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty fractures arm in testing crash

    Eugene Laverty suffered a fracture in his left arm following a crash today during testing at Jerez. Entering turn seven, a fast left hander, Laverty lost the front end of his Aspar Ducati and crashed.

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  • Laverty: Ducati feels like a family

    26 November 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty: Ducati feels like a family

    Eugene Laverty used the opening day of the three day MotoGP test to shakedown the Ducati GP14.2 that he'll use in 2016. It had been planned that the Aspar rider would only test Thursday and Friday but...

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  • Pedrosa focused on evaluating new engine

    25 November 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa focused on evaluating new engine

    A small crash at the final corner blotted Dani Pedrosa's copy book on the opening day of the Jerez test but overall the Honda rider was pleased with his work. Having missed this year's race at Jerez...

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  • Marquez: Every day is now an interesting day

    25 November 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez: Every day is now an interesting day

    After the opening day of testing at Jerez Marc Marquez said that "every day is an interesting day for us now because there is so much to learn." With new electronics, new tyres and a new engine to...

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  • Ducati confirm Stoner as MotoGP test rider

    23 November 2015 by Steve English

    Ducati confirm Stoner as MotoGP test rider

    Ducati today confirmed that Casey Stoner will return to the iconic Italian manufacturer as a test rider and brand ambassador. The news has been expected for the last week and comes one hour after...

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  • Honda confirm Stoner departure

    23 November 2015 by Steve English

    Honda confirm Stoner departure

    Honda today confirmed that Casey Stoner’s contract as test rider will not be resumed for 2016. The path is thus paved for the double MotoGP champion to move to Ducati for next year as their test rider...

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  • Tyres and electronics on MotoGP testing agendas

    23 November 2015 by Steve English

    Tyres and electronics on MotoGP testing agendas

    The final tests of 2015 will take place this week with Suzuki testing in Malaysia and Honda, Ducati and Aprilia travelling to Jerez. This week’s tests are a crucial opportunity for the manufacturers...

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  • Honda's greatest failure, the NR500

    21 November 2015 by Michael Scott

    Honda's greatest failure, the NR500

    While Barry Sheene fought off Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola around the Le Mans Bugatti circuit, a group of Honda R&D staff hunched around the world’s two most technically advanced motorcycles in...

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  • Lorenzo withdraws from Race of Champions

    19 November 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo withdraws from Race of Champions

    London fans will not get the chance to see Jorge Lorenzo in action at this weekend's Race of Champions following the Spaniard's decision to withdraw from the event. Lorenzo suffered second degree...

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