MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Rossi refuses to be drawn further on Marquez

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi refuses to be drawn further on Marquez

    Valentino Rossi refused to be drawn into the main talking point that has captivated the Sepang paddock this weekend; his swipe at Marc Marquez during yesterday's press conference. When asked about the...

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  • Marquez: I'm still surprised by Rossi comments

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez: I'm still surprised by Rossi comments

    24 hours after Valentino Rossi's outburst at the pre-even press conference at Sepang Marc Marquez was still somewhat stunned by the attack from his rival. Rossi felt that Marquez had been holding back...

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  • Folger fastest from Zarco in Malaysia

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Folger fastest from Zarco in Malaysia

    Jonas Folger led the way in the opening Moto2 practice session of the day with world champion Johann Zarco narrowly edged out by the German. The gap of 0.048s showed that it was competitive at the...

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  • Kent tops times in opening Sepang session

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Kent tops times in opening Sepang session

    Danny Kent left it late to put his stamp on the opening Moto3 practice session of the weekend but on his final lap the championship leader gave himself half a second margin over the field in FP1.

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  • Kent ready for the weekend

    22 October 2015 by Steve English

    Kent ready for the weekend

    Danny Kent said that his "body was a bit sore for the couple of days" after his Philip Island crash but the Moto3 championship leader told MCN that he's ready for this weekend and looking to take the...

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  • Lack of support for Tech3 riles Smith

    22 October 2015 by Steve English

    Lack of support for Tech3 riles Smith

    The MotoGP world champion will ride a Yamaha in 2015 but speaking in Sepang Bradley Smith felt that the support being offered to Tech3 has left the French team forced to find solutions rather than get...

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  • Hazy days in Malaysia causing concern

    22 October 2015 by Steve English

    With the haze from the Indonesian fires creating havoc in Malaysia the threat to this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix is clear but Dorna feel that, at the moment, there are no major issues and the race should get the go ahead. With the concern for health in Kuala Lumpur seeing schools closed and locals advised to stay indoors the threat to health is being taken seriously but at the moment the...

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  • Bridgestone gets ready for Sepang

    22 October 2015 by Steve English

    Bridgestone gets ready for Sepang

    With the team's and Bridgestone having plenty of knowledge of the Sepang circuit following two pre-season tests this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix shouldn't be defined by a fight to manage tyre wear...

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  • Pics: Iannone hits the seagull!

    20 October 2015 by Steve English

    Pics: Iannone hits the seagull!

    Andrea Iannone had one of the best races of his career on Sunday and from the start he was at the centre of attention having smashed into a seagull at the top of Lukey Heights. "The seagull was...

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  • No regrets for Rossi after Australia

    20 October 2015 by Steve English

    No regrets for Rossi after Australia

    Valentino Rossi said that he had no regrets after finishing fourth at the Australian Grand Prix. His title lead over Jorge Lorenzo was reduced to 11 points after a thrilling race at Phillip Island and...

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  • Special win for Marquez at Phillip Island

    20 October 2015 by Steve English

    Special win for Marquez at Phillip Island

    After Sunday's stunning last lap victory at Phillip Island Marc Marquez said that it was a win that wa made even more special by it marking his 50th Grand Prix victory. His last lap recovery was one...

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  • Australian GP Roundup

    19 October 2015 by MCN

    Australian GP Roundup

    Was the Australian GP, as some are calling it, the Race of the Century? Well, maybe so. It’s not often you have four candidates for victory all the way to the end. Even less often that Jorge Lorenzo...

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  • Marquez wins thrilling race at Phillip Island

    18 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez wins thrilling race at Phillip Island

    Phillip Island always produces great racing and today was no exception. The podium fight between Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Iannone and Valentino Rossi was one of the most thrilling that...

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  • Rins takes second win of the season

    18 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rins takes second win of the season

    Alex Rins took his second win of the season in dominant style at Phillip Island. The Spaniard was fast and consistent throughout the race and quickly opened a gap to Thomas Luthi and Sam Lowes once he...

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  • Marquez fastest but Lorenzo lays down marker

    18 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez fastest but Lorenzo lays down marker

    Marc Marquez was fastest in morning warmup bu the speed and consistency of Jorge Lorenzo will leave the championship contender confident that he can have a momentum shifting result today. With...

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  • Rins and Lowes lead Moto2 field in warmup

    18 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rins and Lowes lead Moto2 field in warmup

    Alex Rins and Sam Lowes have looked in a class of their own this weekend but with the Spaniard holding a half second advantage in warmup the Pons rider will start as a clear favourite. Lowes, who had...

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  • kent sets morning pace at Phillip Island

    18 October 2015 by Steve English

    kent sets morning pace at Phillip Island

     Danny Kent is on the verge of winning the Moto3 world champion and the Englishman led the way in morning warmup at Phillip Island. Having been almost four tenths faster than Romano Fenati and...

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  • Aspar confirms Ducati switch for 2016

    17 October 2015 by Steve English

    Aspar confirms Ducati switch for 2016

    Aspar has confirmed that they will switch to Ducati machines in 2016. At Aragon Ducati confirmed to Motorcycle News that the manufacturer was in advanced talks with the Spanish team to offer them a...

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  • McPhee: We've been stronger this weekend

    17 October 2015 by Steve English

    McPhee: We've been stronger this weekend

    John McPhee will start from the front row for the first time in 2015 with the Scotsman set to line up on pole position for tomorrow's Moto3 race at Phillip Island. McPhee, who has had a difficult year...

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  • Marquez takes pole from Lorenzo

    17 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez takes pole from Lorenzo

    Marc Marquez took his sixth pole position of the year at Phillip Island and on a day where the field was incredibly competitive the level of dominance displayed was magnified. Marquez was three tenths...

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  • Kent confident despite grid penalty

    17 October 2015 by Steve English

    Kent confident despite grid penalty

    Danny Kent will start from seventh on the grid for tomorrow's Moto3 race at Phillip Island and with his title rival, Enea Bastianini, 29th on the grid Kent stands on the verge of Britain's first world...

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  • First career pole for McPhee

    17 October 2015 by Steve English

    First career pole for McPhee

    John McPhee admitted that he hadn't taken his first pole position in ideal circumstances but after a difficult year the Scotsman will be delighted to start tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix from the...

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  • Rins fastest from Lowes in FP3

    17 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rins fastest from Lowes in FP3

    Alex Rins and Sam Lowes have been in a class of their own this weekend and ahead of qualifying it looks clear that the fight for pole position will be a shootout between the two. The fastest time of...

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  • Marquez fastest with field set for Q2

    17 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez fastest with field set for Q2

    Marc Marquez was fastest in FP3 with Cal Crutchlow second fastest after a late lap from the British rider. The Honda looked much more competitive in this morning's session but with Jorge Lorenzo...

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  • Binder sets pace in final practice

    17 October 2015 by Steve English

    Binder sets pace in final practice

    Brad Binder was fastest in Moto3 ahead of this afternoon's qualifying session but with Danny Kent third and John McPhee it was a solid morning for the British riders. Kent, who had to sit out...

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  • Rossi not worried about being ninth

    16 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi not worried about being ninth

    Valentino Rossi may have ended the day ninth fastest but he felt that he had the pace to match Jorge Lorenzo if he had used a fresh rear tyre at the end of the session. However, having been forced to...

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  • Vinales on the pace at Phillip Island

    16 October 2015 by Steve English

    Vinales on the pace at Phillip Island

    Maverick Vinales may have used the soft tyre option available to Open class bikes to set his fastest time in FP2 but the Spaniard's lap was superb to finish the day third fastest. The tyre is worth...

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  • Rear grip still a concern for Marquez

    16 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rear grip still a concern for Marquez

    Marc Marquez set the pace on Friday at Phillip Island but it wasn't a perfect day for the Spaniard with the stitches in his injured left hand having split open during the session. The reigning world...

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  • Fast Lorenzo won't do rivals any favours

    16 October 2015 by Steve English

    Fast Lorenzo won't do rivals any favours

    Jorge Lorenzo was second fastest at Phillip Island but with Valentino Rossi ninth quickest, and a hugely competitive field this weekend, the world championship is on a knife edge. While Rossi's...

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