MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Confident Lowes focusing on learning new bike

    17 November 2015 by Steve English

    Confident Lowes focusing on learning new bike

    Sam Lowes was fifth fastest in the final Moto2 test of 2015 but afterwards the Englishman was in enthusiastic form. Despite finishing over half a second slower than Johann Zarco Lowes was confident...

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  • Iannone decides against shoulder surgery

    14 November 2015 by Steve English

    Iannone decides against shoulder surgery

    After a year beset with shoulder concerns Andrea Iannone has elected not to undergo surgery on the injury. Iannone initially injured his shoulder in a test at Mugello in May and aggravated the injury...

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  • Excited Lowes thrilled with Kalex switch

    13 November 2015 by Steve English

    Excited Lowes thrilled with Kalex switch

    Sam Lowes struggled to contain his excitement as he assessed his first test with the Gresini squad and the Kalex that he'll ride next year in Moto2. "Today was so positive," beamed Lowes. "The bike...

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  • Kent thrilled with pace in opening Moto2 test

    13 November 2015 by Steve English

    Kent thrilled with pace in opening Moto2 test

    Danny Kent's adaptation to Moto2 didn't take long with the newly crowned Moto3 champion ending his first test on the bike just three tenths off the pace. The test Jerez drew to a close with Kent able...

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  • Five of the best from Casey Stoner

    13 November 2015 by Steve English

    Five of the best from Casey Stoner

    With Ducati looking to renew their links with Casey Stoner and hire the Australian as a test rider with the provision of wild card outings, the MotoGP paddock has been filled with exceitment at the...

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  • Champion Kent returns to Moto2

    12 November 2015 by Steve English

    Champion Kent returns to Moto2

    Moto3 world champion Danny Kent was able to enjoy a couple of days after winning the world champion to take stock of his achievements but with his Moto2 testing campaign starting in Jerez today he had...

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  • Rossi making steps forward with Michelin setup

    12 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi making steps forward with Michelin setup

    Valentino Rossi says he’s left the first test of the 2016 season pleased with his progress despite two big shake-ups in the form of both a control electronic and rider aid package and the switch from...

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  • Marquez tops final day at Valencia test

    11 November 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez tops final day at Valencia test

    Marc Marquez was fastest on the final day of the Valencia test with the Spaniard one tenth of a second faster than Maverick Vinales, Dani Pedrosa and Aleix Espargaro. With world champion Jorge Lorenzo...

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  • Momentum grows for Stoner returning to Ducati

    11 November 2015 by Steve English

    Momentum grows for Stoner returning to Ducati

    With the 2015 MotoGP season having drawn to a close on Sunday night the start of the new season has come with a bombshell from Ducati that Casey Stoner could return to MotoGP as a test rider. While...

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  • GoPro unveil 2015 MotoGP highlights

    11 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    GoPro unveil 2015 MotoGP highlights

    New MotoGP sponsor GoPro have unveiled their 2015 season highlights, combining the best on and off bike footage fo the 2015 season into an incredible look at the season's action up close and...

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  • Dovi: Michelin tyres have a lot of potential

    10 November 2015 by Steve English

    Dovi: Michelin tyres have a lot of potential

    The potential of the Michelin tyres is very high according to Andrea Dovizioso but the knife edge nature of the tyres at the moment is making things very difficult for MotoGP riders. "The bikes have...

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  • Rossi: Electronics are back to 2008 levels!

    10 November 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi: Electronics are back to 2008 levels!

    Valentino Rossi said that the change of electronics for 2016 have been a massive step backwards for MotoGP machines. The factories have now had to revert back to the software that had been previously...

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  • Michelins just need adapting to, says Smith

    10 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Michelins just need adapting to, says Smith

    Bradley Smith says that despite the high number of crashes on the opening day of full testing with MotoGP’s new Michelin tyres, there’s nothing inherently wrong with the rubber. Instead, the top...

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  • Marquez tops opening day of Valencia test

    10 November 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez tops opening day of Valencia test

    Marc Marquez started the 2016 season by leading the way on the opening day of the post Valencia Grand Prix test. The double MotoGP world champion was keen to move past the events of the last two weeks...

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  • 2016 MotoGP season gets underway

    10 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    2016 MotoGP season gets underway

    The 2015 MotoGP season may have only finished on Sunday with the final race of the year at Valencia, but the 2016 campaign is already underway, with bikes back on track this morning at the Spanish...

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  • The Perfect Crime?

    09 November 2015 by Michael Scott

    The Perfect Crime?

    What a mess. What a shambles. What a shame. The problem is this: one man has – through charm, astuteness and brilliant talent – become bigger than the sport. And that man has stopped playing Mr Nice...

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  • Twitter reacts to Danny Kent’s title success

    09 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Twitter reacts to Danny Kent’s title success

    Some of the top names in British motorcycling have taken to Twitter to congratulate the first British Grand Prix champion in nearly four decades after Danny Kent lifted the Moto3 crown yesterday at...

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  • Honda’s Nakamoto responds to Rossi allegations

    09 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Honda’s Nakamoto responds to Rossi allegations

    Honda Racing Corporation’s Executive Vice President Shuhei Nakamoto has responded to Valentino Rossi’s accusations that Marc Marquez was riding to protect Jorge Lorenzo during yesterday’s Valencia...

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  • Rossi: Marquez decided to protect Lorenzo

    09 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi: Marquez decided to protect Lorenzo

    Valentino Rossi has slammed Marc Marquez for his role in Jorge Lorenzo’s 2015 MotoGP title victory, claiming in a post-race press conference that the two-time world champion was riding ‘as a...

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  • Oliveira takes final Moto3 victory of 2015

    08 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Oliveira takes final Moto3 victory of 2015

    Miguel Oliveira has taken the final Moto3 victory of 2015; a consolidation prize for the Portuguese rider after losing out on the title to Danny Kent. Needing nothing less than a win to take the...

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  • Danny Kent is the 2015 Moto3 World Champion!

    08 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Danny Kent is the 2015 Moto3 World Champion!

    Danny Kent has become the first British rider in an incredible 38 years to lift a Grand Prix world title, after the 21 year old finally clinched the crown with a sensible ride at the final round of...

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  • Maintatining tyre life key for Crutchlow

    07 November 2015 by Steve English

    Maintatining tyre life key for Crutchlow

    Despite a second row start Cal Crutchlow felt that he had made mistakes on his fastest lap and that he had left time on the track in Valencia. The Englishman complained yesterday that the front tyre...

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  • Smith: I need to get away at the start

    07 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Smith: I need to get away at the start

    Tech 3 Yamaha’s Bradley Smith says that the most crucial part of tomorrow’s Valencia MotoGP race for him will be the first five laps, as he tries to maintain his top six qualifying spot while his...

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  • Rossi: Situation for race is quite desperate

    07 November 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi: Situation for race is quite desperate

    With nothing to lose in qualifying Valentino Rossi tried a new setting in the 15 minute session. The modification was to try and help the bike deal with the higher than expected temperatures that have...

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  • Rabat marks Moto2 comeback with Valencia pole

    07 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rabat marks Moto2 comeback with Valencia pole

    Tito Rabat has marked his return to Moto2 after missing three rounds of the series recovering from a broken arm by taking pole position at the final race of the season at Valencia. The Spaniard...

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