MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Mike Webb gives his view on Moto3 penalties

    14 July 2015 by Steve English

    Mike Webb gives his view on Moto3 penalties

    Rider behaviour has been a huge issue throughout the year with Moto3 rider sitting back and waiting for a tow from a faster rider. The practice is deemed necessary by the riders because at some...

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  • Marquez leads Honda one-two in Germany

    12 July 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez leads Honda one-two in  Germany

    Marc Marquez topped the times in every session in Germany and waltzed away with the victory at the Sachsenring. While Jorge Lorenzo got the jump at the start Marquez was able to get past him in the...

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  • Simeon claims first Grand Prix win

    12 July 2015 by Steve English

    Simeon claims first Grand Prix win

    Xavier Simeon claimed his first Grand prix victory after a superbly judged race from the Gresini rider. Simeon, who had a podium at the season opening Qatar Grand Prix, had a superb finish to the 29...

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  • Dominant Danny wins again

    12 July 2015 by Steve English

    Dominant Danny wins again

    In a field where a tenths of a second is prized Danny Kent had seconds to spare on his rivals in today's Moto3 German Grand Prix. Kent, who started from pole position, had to battle in the early laps...

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  • Laverty to pay tribute to Dr John Hinds

    11 July 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty to pay tribute to Dr John Hinds

    Eugene Laverty will pay tribute to Dr John Hinds during tomorrow's German Grand Prix by wearing a replica of the travelling medic's helmet at the Sachsenring. With over 30 Helicopter Emergency Medical...

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  • Zarco on pole with Rabat and Lowes struggling

    11 July 2015 by Steve English

    Zarco on pole with Rabat and Lowes struggling

    Moto2 championship leader Johann Zarco claimed his third consecutive pole position by leading the way in qualifying ahead of tomorrow's German Grand Prix. Zarco, who has won three times from pole this...

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  • Marquez takes German pole

    11 July 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez takes German pole

    Marc Marquez's domination of the German Grand Prix was maintained today with the reigning world champion taking pole position from Dani Pedrosa. Marquez, who has not been beaten at the Sachsenring...

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  • Hernandez and Vinales through to QP2

    11 July 2015 by Steve English

    Hernandez and Vinales through to QP2

    Yonny Hernandez and Maverick Vinales moved through to QP2 but Scott Redding once again was caught out in the opening session and finished fourth fastest. The softer tyres available the rest of the QP1...

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  • Marquez fastest in final practice

    11 July 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez fastest in final practice

    Marc Marquez maintained his perfect record at the Sachsenring by leading the way in FP4 from Dani Pedrosa and Scott Redding. Redding has had a much stronger weekend in Germany and despite having to...

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  • Kent crashes but still claims pole

    11 July 2015 by Steve English

    Kent crashes but still claims pole

    A crash with 15 minutes remaining wasn't enough to derail Danny Kent in qualifying with the championship leader taking pole by a comfortable half a second at Sachsenring. Kent had a low side at Turn...

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  • Morbidelli fastest ahead of qualifying

    11 July 2015 by Steve English

    Morbidelli fastest ahead of qualifying

    Franco Morbidelli was fastest ahead of qualifying in Moto2 with title rivals Johann Zarco and Tito Rabat his closest pursuers but with the rest of the field half a second off the pace it was a...

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  • Marquez tops hectic FP3

    11 July 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez tops hectic FP3

    In a typically thrilling climax to FP3 Marc Marquez once again was the pacesetter at the Sachsenring but with Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi both within two tenths the fight for pole could be...

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  • Lap record for Kent in final practice

    11 July 2015 by Steve English

    Lap record for Kent in final practice

    Danny Kent has led every session by six tenths of a second this weekend and with a new lap record to boot the championship leader is in ominous form for his rivals. With Fabio Quartararo and Efren...

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  • Kallio leading the way after day one

    10 July 2015 by Steve English

    Kallio leading the way after day one

    Mika Kallio was fastest in the afternoon Moto2 session with the Finn maintaining his usual form at the Sachsenring. Kallio, who finished second last year to Dominque Aegerther, outpaced the Swiss...

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  • Marquez fastest with Smith on the pace

    10 July 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez fastest with Smith on the pace

    Marc Marquez was fastest in the afternoon with the Spaniard saying that he has refound his confidence with the Honda and had his best Friday of the season. With confidence on the brakes he's able to...

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  • Kent leads way after opening day in Germany

    10 July 2015 by Steve English

    Kent leads way after opening day in Germany

    Danny Kent once again laid down a marker to the Moto3 field by maintaining his six tenths of a second lead from the field at the Sachsenring. Kent is in the form of his life and looking more and more...

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  • Last gasp Lowes goes quickest

    10 July 2015 by Steve English

    Last gasp Lowes goes quickest

    Sam Lowes has a new colour scheme this weekend but the Brit is once again at the front of the Moto2 field. Last year's German Grand Prix was a self confessed disaster for Lowes but he's gotten this...

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  • Marquez fastest from Rossi in FP1

    10 July 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez fastest from Rossi in FP1

    A last minute lap from Marc Marquez saw the reigning world champion end the opening practice with the fastest time ahead of Valentino Rossi. The duo have had to answer plenty of questions about their...

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  • Kent dominates opening practice

    10 July 2015 by Steve English

    Kent dominates opening practice

    Danny Kent was fastest in the opening practice at Sachsenring with the Leopard Racing rider setting the pace by over six tenths of a second ahead of Fabio Quartararo and Enea Bastianini. The...

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  • Marquez: Assen doesn't matter

    09 July 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez: Assen doesn't matter

    Marc Marquez said that the effects of the Dutch TT will have no change to his mindset with the five points lost or gained "not changing my life." “Second place was okay, after [crashing at] Mugello...

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  • Espargaro and Smith talk Suzuka

    09 July 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro and Smith talk Suzuka

    The Suzuka 8 Hours is one of the most famous races in the world and for Pol Espargaro it provides a unique challenge. The Spaniard admitted to MCN that working with his teammates to improve the bike...

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  • Laverty to replace Melandri for German GP

    08 July 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty to replace Melandri for German GP

    Michael Laverty has confirmed to MCN that he will be racing at this weekend's German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring. The Ulsterman, who has been testing for Aprilia throughout the year, will replace...

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  • Dovi: We've lost speed compared to rivals

    07 July 2015 by Steve English

    Dovi: We've lost speed compared to rivals

    That Ducati has lost a step in recent races is undeniable. Andrea Iannone is third in the championship and Andrea Dovizioso is fifth so while the opening eight races of the year have been hugely...

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  • Bridgestone bring asymmetric front to Germany

    07 July 2015 by Steve English

    Bridgestone bring asymmetric front to Germany

    Bridgestone will bring their asymmetric front tyre to this weekend's German Grand Prix. The unique demands of the Sachsenring, ten left handers and only three right hand corners, means that this is...

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  • Corti to replace Bradl at Sachsenring

    06 July 2015 by Steve English

    Corti to replace Bradl at Sachsenring

    Forward Racing this morning announced that Stefan Bradl will miss his home Grand Prix at the Sachsenring this weekend having not recovered from his scaphoid surgery. The German suffered the injury...

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  • Rabat fractures collarbone

    05 July 2015 by Steve English

    Rabat fractures collarbone

    Tito Rabat has fractured his right collarbone in a training crash at the Almeria circuit in Spain. The reigning Moto2 world champion has been on the podium at the last five Grand Prix, including...

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  • Smith looking forward to Germany

    03 July 2015 by Steve English

    Smith looking forward to Germany

    One year ago Bradley Smith was a man under pressure. He was enduring a miserable MotoGP campaign and it looked for the world that he was on his way out of Tech3 and possibly the championship. The...

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  • Lowes hoping for new chassis for Sachsenring

    03 July 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes hoping for new chassis for Sachsenring

    Sam Lowes' hopes of winning in Germany could  be given a boost with a new chassis from Speed Up. The Lincolnshire native is looking for a softer chassis that he hopes will offer him improvements...

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  • Espargaro calls for more power from Suzuki

    30 June 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro calls for more power from Suzuki

    Aleix Espargaro faded to the lower reaches of the open in Assen after a difficult race for the front row starter. Despite entering the first corner in second place Espargaro was unable to offer...

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  • Clutch and brake problems for Pedrosa

    30 June 2015 by Steve English

     Clutch and brake problems for Pedrosa

    Dani Pedrosa crashed on race day morning in Assen and had to settle for eighth at the flag after a difficult day at the Dutch TT. The crash left his preferred race bike badly damaged and at the start...

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  • Ajo's incredible escape!

    30 June 2015 by Steve English

    Ajo's incredible escape!

    Niki Ajo channeled his inner Randy Mamola at Assen after an incredible last lap save saw the Finn roll across the finish line alongside his Moto3 machine. Having ridden his bucking KTM across the line...

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