MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Lorenzo fastest from Marquez in Brno

    14 August 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo fastest from Marquez in Brno

    Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez look set to continue their recent battles this weekend in Brno with the Spanish duo setting the pace in opening practice for this weekend's Czech Grand Prix. Dani...

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  • Vazquez quickest in opening practice

    14 August 2015 by Steve English

    Vazquez quickest in opening practice

    Efren Vazquez set the pace in morning warmup with championship leader Danny Kent second fastest with Romano Fenati third. It was a very encouraging start to the weekend for Vazquez and Fenati with...

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  • Get set to bet on Brno

    13 August 2015 by Steve English

    Get set to bet on Brno

    Ladbrokes has teamed up with Motorcycle News for this weekend's Czech Grand Prix to offer new customers a matched free bet of up to £50! Any new customers can take advantage of the offer in what...

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  • Kent weighing up MotoGP option for 2016

    13 August 2015 by Steve English

    Kent weighing up MotoGP option for 2016

    Danny Kent's future should be resolved in "the next few weeks" with the Moto3 championship leader now one of the hottest riders on the market. Kent has impressed everyone with his mature approach to...

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  • Bridgestone assess Indy performance

    12 August 2015 by Steve English

    Bridgestone assess Indy performance

    Last weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix was one of the most challenging of the season. Each day had very different weather conditions and afterwards Bridgestone offered an assessment of their...

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  • Michael Scott: Indy Analysis

    10 August 2015 by Michael Scott

    Michael Scott: Indy Analysis

    We live in legendary times. Actually, that’s almost always true. There’s generally some sort of a legend going on somewhere, but believing we are part of it contributes comfortingly to our own...

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  • Marquez and Lorenzo serve up a classic

    09 August 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez and Lorenzo serve up a classic

    Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez treated the 68000 strong crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to a thrilling battle for the win. Both riders fought beside each other all the way through the 27 lap...

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  • First Moto2 win for Rins

    09 August 2015 by Steve English

    First Moto2 win for Rins

    Alex Rins took his first Moto2 victory this afternoon after a thrilling Indianapolis Grand Prix. The Spaniard had tarted the race as a favourite to take the win but with a short rain shower making...

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  • Marquez starts as firm favourite in Indy

    09 August 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez starts as firm favourite in Indy

    Ladbrokes has teamed up with Motorcycle News for this weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix to offer new customers a matched free bet up to £50! Any new customers can take advantage of the offer in...

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  • Second row for Crutchlow, talks Ducati rumours

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Second row for Crutchlow, talks Ducati rumours

    Cal Crutchlow narrowly missed out on the front row at Indy and after qualifying he commented that it was disappointing to once again miss out on the front row. This will be Crutchlow's fourth start of...

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  • Career best qualifying for Miller

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Career best qualifying for Miller

    Jack Miller had the best qualifying performance of the year today with 16th on the grid and afterwards the Australian was pleased with his progress and how the bike felt more comfortable today than it...

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  • Pole position for Marquez at Indy

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Pole position for Marquez at Indy

    Marc Marquez followed up a dominant display of his race pace potential in FP4 by taking pole position for tomorrow's Indianapolis Grand Prix. Marquez was able to take pole from Dani Pedrosa with Jorge...

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  • Petrucci and Dovi progress to QP2

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Petrucci and Dovi progress to QP2

    Danilo Petrucci and Andrea Dovizioso made it through from QP1 into the final top twelve shootout for pole position. The Ducati riders took advantage of their softer open class tyre to make it through...

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  • Marquez fast and consistent in final practice

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez fast and consistent in final practice

    Final free practice doesn't offer any guarantees but the performance of Marc Marquez in the 30 minute session all but ensured that he will start tomorrow's race as the firm favourite. Marquez had a...

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  • Fourth pole of the year for Kent

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Fourth pole of the year for Kent

    Danny Kent claimed his fourth pole position of the year with the 21 year old smashing the track record at Indy to lead the way from Miguel Oliviera and Zulfhami Khairuddin. The Malaysian hadn't...

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  • Rins sets pace in final practice

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Rins sets pace in final practice

    Alex Rins claimed the top spot at the end of final practice to give him plenty of momentum heading into qualifying at Indianapolis. The Spanish rookie has been strong all weekend and edged out Franco...

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  • Marquez fastest, Dovi forced into QP1

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez fastest, Dovi forced into QP1

    Andrea Dovizioso will be the shock inclusion in the opening qualifying session with the Ducati rider failing to make it into the top ten spots after FP3. Dovizioso failed by over a tenth of a second...

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  • Kent quickest ahead of qualifying

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Kent quickest ahead of qualifying

    With the fastest time on his final lap of the session Danny Kent takes an advantage of almost half a second into qualifying with the Leopard Racing rider once again showing he is the class of the...

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  • Positive start to Indy weekend for Redding

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Positive start to Indy weekend for Redding

    A top ten time on Friday has given Scott Redding reason for optimism with the Marc VDS rider setting eighth fastest time and looking confident on the bike. In Germany Redding had a more encouraging...

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  • Frustrated Smith "second in line"

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Frustrated Smith "second in line"

    Bradley Smith's frustration at not having his contract signed for 2016 has been bubbling over all weekend in Indianapolis with the Tech3 rider making barbed comments in the press conference about the...

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  • Crutchlow confident but needs to improve

    08 August 2015 by Steve English

    Crutchlow confident but needs to improve

    Cal Crutchlow was fifth fastest on the opening day at Indy but having made few changes through the day he feels there's plenty of potential in the bike once the track improves tomorrow. Unlike the...

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  • Rabat and Lowes lead the way

    07 August 2015 by Steve English

    Rabat and Lowes lead the way

    Tito Rabat and Sam Lowes started the second half of the season by trying to start putting pressure on Johann Zarco in the Moto2 class. Both riders have fallen adrift of Zarco in the championshipn...

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  • Lorenzo tops opening day at Indy

    07 August 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo tops opening day at Indy

    Jorge Lorenzo set the pace in Indianapolis today with the Spaniard outpacing Marc Marquez on the opening day. "It was very good, very positive," said Lorenzo after the session. "I'm very happy with...

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  • Vazquez sets pace, Kent fourth fastest

    07 August 2015 by Steve English

    Vazquez sets pace, Kent fourth fastest

    Efren Vazquez has been continuously outshone by his Leopard Racing teamamte, Danny Kent, but in this afternoon's practice Vazquez set the pace. The Spaniard took his first career victory in...

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  • Rins leads the way in Indy

    07 August 2015 by Steve English

    Rins leads the way in Indy

    With track conditions improving in Indianapolis Alex Rins set the pace at the end of the Moto2 session to outpace Jonas Folger and Tito Rabat. Rins has had an impressive rookie campaign in the class...

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  • Espargaro acknowledges need for improvement

    07 August 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro acknowledges need for improvement

    Fresh from having his future confirmed with a one year contract extension from Yamaha Pol Espargaro spoke to MCN about his new deal. "Yesterday it was pretty close to being signed," explained...

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  • Lorenzo quickest but times will tumble

    07 August 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo quickest but times will tumble

    The opening MotoGP session ended with a flurry with the majority field setting their fastest times at the end of the session. Jorge Lorenzo wound up with the fastest time but there's little that can...

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  • Kent's a man on a mission

    07 August 2015 by Steve English

    Kent's a man on a mission

    A late crash took some of the shine off Danny Kent's performance in opening practice in Indianapolis but the Leopard Racing rider's half-a-second margin to the field saw him lay down a marker in FP1.

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  • Espargaro signs new deal while Bradley waits

    07 August 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro signs new deal while Bradley waits

    Yamaha today confirmed that Pol Espargaro will remain with the Japanese manufacturer for 2016. Having won the Suzuka 8 Hours Espargaro was always likely to remain with the manufacturer for next year...

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  • What are the odds for Indy?

    06 August 2015 by Steve English

    What are the odds for Indy?

    Ladbrokes has teamed up with Motorcycle News for this weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix to offer new customers a matched free bet up to £50! Any new customers can take advantage of the offer in what...

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  • Forward confirm Brno return

    06 August 2015 by Steve English

    Forward confirm Brno return

    Forward Racing have today confirmed that they will return to MotoGP action in Brno after finding a solution to their ongoing budget problems. The team will miss this weekend's Grand Prix at...

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  • Video: Sam Lowes' half term report

    06 August 2015 by Steve English

    Video: Sam Lowes' half term report

    Sam Lowes had a difficult rookie campaign in Moto2 last year however this year he has consistently ran at the front, won his first Grand Prix and made himself a rider in demand for next year. Changes...

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  • Rossi: I'm ready to go in Indy!

    05 August 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi: I'm ready to go in Indy!

    Valentino Rossi won the inaugural Indianapolis Grand Prix, held in the tail end of a hurricane and in awful conditions, but since then he's had little luck at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This...

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