MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Brake problems held back Crutchlow

    28 October 2015 by Steve English

    Brake problems held back Crutchlow

    Cal Crutchlow finished fifth in Malaysia after an eventful race that saw him clash with Andrea Dovizioso and then suffer a braking issue that left him unable to hold off Bradley Smith. "It was a...

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  • Injuries left Espargaro dizzy in Sepang

    28 October 2015 by Steve English

    Injuries left Espargaro dizzy in Sepang

    Pol Espargaro admitted that Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix was one of the hardest races of his career. The after affects of his crash in warmup left him dizzy and in pain but with tenth place in the...

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  • Did he dive, or was he kicked?

    27 October 2015 by Michael Scott

    Did he dive, or was he kicked?

    Some thought Rossi’s penalty – effectively a back-of-the-grid start – was too lenient for the cynical Red Bull Rookies move that he pulled to take out Marquez in Malaysia. Some thought it overly...

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  • Marquez: Rossi kick caused me to crash

    25 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Marquez: Rossi kick caused me to crash

    Marc Marquez has laid the blame for the incident between him and Valentino Rossi in today’s Malaysian MotoGP race firmly in the hands of his Italian rival, saying that despite the investigation by...

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  • Twitter reacts to Rossi Marquez crash

    25 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Twitter reacts to Rossi Marquez crash

    Twitter has been awash with comments since the clash this morning between reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez and championship leader Valentino Rossi that saw the Spaniard end the race in the gravel...

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  • Rossi and Marquez in monumental clash

    25 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi and Marquez in monumental clash

    Dani Pedrosa has taken a dominant victory in Malaysia, leading from start to finish to take his second MotoGP victory of 2015 from Jorge Lorenzo. However, the real drama of the race came from the...

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  • Zarco steals Moto2 win from Luthi

    25 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Zarco steals Moto2 win from Luthi

    Moto2 world champion Johann Zarco has stolen the Malaysian moto2 Grand prix victory from Thomas Luthi, closing down the early leader to take the lead on the penultimate lap and pulling clear for...

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  • Oliveira win denies Kent the title another week

    25 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Oliveira win denies Kent the title another week

    A sensational Miguel Oliveira win has once again denied Danny Kent the chance to become the first British racer in 38 years to lift a world title, with a last lap moment in an otherwise careful race...

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  • Marquez and Lorenzo lead morning warmup

    25 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez and Lorenzo lead morning warmup

    The morning warmup in Malaysia was dominated by Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo with the Spanish duo leading the way from Valentino Rossi. Lorenzo was three tenths off the pace with Rossi almost six...

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  • Luthi quickest in Moto2 warmup

    25 October 2015 by Steve English

    Luthi quickest in Moto2 warmup

    Thomas Luthi backed up his qualifying pace with the fastest time in morning warmup with the Swiss rider leading from the German duo of Jonas Folger and Simone Cortese. Sam Lowes was fourth fastest,...

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  • Vazquez sets Moto3 morning pace

    25 October 2015 by Steve English

    Vazquez sets Moto3 morning pace

    Efren Vazquez was fastest in the Moto3 warmup with the Basque rider leading the way from his Leopard Racing teammnate Hiroki Ono. Danny Kent was fourth fastest in the session with the Englishman...

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  • Title maths for Valentino Rossi

    25 October 2015 by Steve English

    Title maths for Valentino Rossi

    Valentino Rossi has his first chance to wrap up an eighth MotoGP title today. The Italian will need lots of luck on his side if he is to win the title but with an 11 point lead does give him a glimmer...

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  • Title maths for Danny Kent

    25 October 2015 by Steve English

    Title maths for Danny Kent

    Danny Kent will claim the Moto3 world title today if the Englishman finishes fifth at Sepang. With a 40 point lead a top five finish guarantees him the crown regardless of what happens to his only...

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  • Mistake from Marquez costs him shot at pole

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Mistake from Marquez costs him shot at pole

    Marc Marquez had to settle for second on the grid at Sepang after being comfortably outpaced by his Repsol Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa. Marquez was four tenths off the pace but a mistake on a hot lap...

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  • Strategic Pedrosa confident of strong race

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Strategic Pedrosa confident of strong race

    Dani Pedrosa claimed his first pole position of the year and afterwards the Spaniard said that it was a "a great lap" that was a step forward from the rest of the weekend. Given that Pedrosa has been...

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  • Rossi talks about title decider nerves

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi talks about title decider nerves

    Tomorrow marks the first opportunity that Rossi has to clinch the MotoGP world championship but the nine times champion is making sure that everyone is aware that there's a very slim chance of...

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  • Rossi: Front row is always very important

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi: Front row is always very important

    A last gasp lap from Valentino Rossi saw the championship leader claw a front row start from his title rival, Jorge Lorenzo. Rossi timed his final lap to perfection and crossed the line with mere...

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  • Major setup shift helps Smith at Sepang

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Major setup shift helps Smith at Sepang

    Coming through Q1 hasn't been a common occurrence for Bradley Smith in 2015 and after qualifying ninth the Tech3 rider joked that "I definitely knew that I had a work out today!" For Smith the day...

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  • Lorenzo: Braking problem cost me confidence

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo: Braking problem cost me confidence

    Jorge Lorenzo missed out on a front row start for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix but the Spaniard was keen to put a positive spin on his day at Sepang. Having crashed in FP4 Lorenzo said that a...

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  • Grid penalty for Kent in Moto3

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Grid penalty for Kent in Moto3

    Tomorrow marks the third opportunity that Danny Kent has had to win the Moto3 world title. He needs to finish in the top five to claim the title but starting from ninth on the grid after being...

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  • First pole of the year for Pedrosa

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    First pole of the year for Pedrosa

    Dani Pedrosa took his first pole since last June with the Spaniard dominating the afternoon at Sepang. With Marc Marquez four tenths of a second off the pace it was easy to see just how dominant...

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  • Pedrosa sets a hot pace ahead of qualifying

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa sets a hot pace ahead of qualifying

    Final practice in MotoGP is a chance for riders to spend their time working on race simulation work and gaves an indication of what to expect during the race. If that's the case at Sepang this weekend...

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  • Pole for Antonelli in Malaysia

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Pole for Antonelli in Malaysia

    Niccolo Antonelli took his third career pole position by leading the way in qualifying at Sepang. There was plenty of excitement at  Malaysian track with riders complaining and visibly upset to...

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  • MotoGP agrees to Indonesia return for 2017

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    MotoGP agrees to Indonesia return for 2017

    The future of MotoGP in the Far-East has taken another turn with Dorna confirming that there is a space on the 2017 calendar reserved for Indonesia if improvements and renovation can be made at the...

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  • Zarco fastest despite a fall

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Zarco fastest despite a fall

    A late fall couldn't stop Johann Zarco from topping the times in final practice at Sepang with the Moto2 world champion comfortably fastest from Alex Rins. The Frenchman fell at the final corner on...

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  • Where's the beef between Rossi and Marquez?

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Where's the beef between Rossi and Marquez?

    Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez both do their best to unsettle each other in Free Practice 3. With Marquez shadowing Rossi before their final laps of the session and Rossi refusing to allow the Honda...

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  • Marquez: no urge to switch back to 2015 RCV

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez: no urge to switch back to 2015 RCV

    Lost among the back and forth with Valentino Rossi was that Marc Marquez ended the day third fastest at Sepang. The reigning world champion, who was victorious last year at the Malaysian venue, was...

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  • Confident Lorenzo sets the pace

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Confident Lorenzo sets the pace

    With the MotoGP title fight coming to a thrilling climax Jorge Lorenzo was able to set the pace on the opening day of the weekend at Sepang. Lorenzo looked comfortable all day and afterwards his...

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