MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Vazquez quickest ahead of qualifying

    26 September 2015 by Steve English

    Vazquez quickest ahead of qualifying

    In the cool temperatures of the early morning Efren Vazquez set the pace ahead of qualifying with the Leopard Racing rider over quarter of a second faster than Niccolo Antonelli, Miguel Oliviera and...

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  • Superbike options diminishing for Hayden

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Superbike options diminishing for Hayden

    Nicky Hayden all but confirmed today that he won't be racing in MotoGP next year. The American, who won the 2006 premier class title, has been linked with a move to World Superbikes and it looks...

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  • Smith: It's a positive start to the weekend

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Smith: It's a positive start to the weekend

    Bradley Smith was third fastest after a "positive start to the Aragon weekend" by the Tech3 rider. Smith trailed only the factory Yamaha riders and looked comfortable and fast throughout the day. “It...

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  • Lorenzo fastest with Smith impressing again

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo fastest with Smith impressing again

    Jorge Lorenzo continued to dominate the MotoGP class at Aragon and led the way from fellow Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi and Bradley Smith by almost seven tenths of a second. The Spaniard, who has...

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  • Bastianini fastest despite crah

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Bastianini fastest despite crah

    A late crash couldn't half Enea Bastianini's momentum at Aragon with the Italian leading the way at Aragon. The Gresini rider crashed after contact with Hiroki Ono on his final lap of the day.

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  • Lack of front end confidence holding Kent back

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lack of front end confidence holding Kent back

    Danny Kent admitted to MCN that Friday at Aragon was "a tough day" but is confident that he can improve his fortunes ahead of tomorrow's qualifying session. Kent struggled with a lack of front end...

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  • Lowes leads the way after FP1

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes leads the way after FP1

    Sam Lowes dominated FP1 at Aragon with the Speed UP rider setting the pace throughout the 45 minute session. Lowes, who this week confirmed his plans for next year, was able to lead the way by over...

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  • Lorenzo comfortably fastest in FP1

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo  comfortably fastest in FP1

    Jorge Lorenzo dominated opening practice at Aragon and was nearly six tenths faster than his Yamaha teammate, and title rival, Valentino Rossi. Lorenzo led the way throughout the 45 minute sessionwith...

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  • Bastianini fastest, Kent third at Aragon

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Bastianini fastest, Kent third at Aragon

    A last minute flurry of activity saw Enea Bastianini, Miguel Oliviera and Danny Kent set the pace in opening Moto3 practice ahead of this weekend's Aragon Grand Prix. Bastianini held sway by over two...

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  • Great British GP Disasters

    24 September 2015 by Mat Oxley

    Great British GP Disasters

    Sad but true: British failures at the British GP must surely equal half a century of English football horrors. The last Brit to win the big race on home tarmac was the late, great Tom Herron, who won...

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  • Smith: I can't wait to get back on the Yamaha!

    23 September 2015 by Steve English

    Smith: I can't wait to get back on the Yamaha!

    Bradley Smith is keen to get back on track following his brave podium finish at Misano. The Tech3 rider was the only rider to elect not to switch bikes at the San Marino Grand Prix and was rewarded...

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  • Bridgestone outline challenges of Aragon

    22 September 2015 by Steve English

    Bridgestone outline challenges of Aragon

    This weekend's Aragon Grand Prix provides the MotoGP field with a very challenging circuit. The 5km long circuit has a huge variety of corners that range from the fast sweeping corners to stop...

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  • MCN Plus - The Greatest British GP Ever

    21 September 2015 by MCN

    MCN Plus - The Greatest British GP Ever

    British 500cc GP, Silverstone, August 12, 1979 Sheene was the British superstar; Roberts his American nemesis. But while the latter seemed indomitable, Sheene had fallen out with Suzuki and was...

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  • Moto2 title in touching distance for Zarco

    21 September 2015 by Steve English

    Moto2 title in touching distance for Zarco

    Johann Zarco can wrap up the Moto2 title this weekend at Aragon and it could take only a top finish to do so. The Frenchman holds a 93 point lead over Tito Rabat and with five races remaining he needs...

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  • Iannone dislocates shoulder again

    17 September 2015 by Steve English

    Iannone dislocates shoulder again

    Andrea Iannone has once again dislocated his left shoulder after a training accident in Italy. The Ducati rider tripped while running and used his arms to break his folder and the impact jarred his...

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  • Elias in at Forward, Corti out

    16 September 2015 by Steve English

    Elias in at Forward, Corti out

    Toni Elias will replace Claudio Corti at Forward Racing for the remainder of the 2015 MotoGP season. The Spaniard, who replaced an injured Karel Abraham, earlier this year will race alongside Loris...

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  • Race of two halves for Laverty

    16 September 2015 by Steve English

    Race of two halves for Laverty

    The flag to flag San Marino Grand Prix left Eugene Laverty once again seeing positives from the weekend but no points on the table. The Irishman was strong in the dry on Friday and at the end of the...

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  • Marquez: Yamaha were faster during the race

    16 September 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez: Yamaha were faster during the race

    “I think nobody expect that in a race you can change twice and win the race," said Marc Marquez after winning at Misano. Having been on the wrong side of the flag to flag coin last year at Aragon,...

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  • Lottery of Misano leaves Cal frustrated

    16 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lottery of Misano leaves Cal frustrated

    The "lottery" of Misano left Cal Crutchlow finishing 11th after one of the most incredible races in MotoGP history. With the majority of the field making two bike changes in the flag to flag race...

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  • Pedrosa missed pit signal for four laps

    16 September 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa missed pit signal for four laps

    Dani Pedrosa's chances of podium finish at Misano ended midrace when the Spaniard missed a pit signal on his pitboard for four consecutive laps. The Repsol Honda rider had been running in the top four...

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  • Lack of patience hurts Lorenzo

    15 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lack of patience hurts Lorenzo

    Jorge Lorenzo said that a lack of patience cost him dearly in Italy after crashing out of the San Marino Grand Prix on his first lap on slick tyres on a drying track. He had made the decision to pit...

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  • Rossi and Lorenzo talk 23 point title gap

    15 September 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi and Lorenzo talk 23 point title gap

    The MotoGP title momentum has shifted once again towards Valentino Rossi. After finishing fifth at his home Grand Prix at Misano, the Italian stretched his lead over championship rival, Jorge Lorezno,...

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  • Rossi: I had too much to lose

    15 September 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi: I had too much to lose

    Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix turned into a lottery with Valentino Rossi eventually extending his title lead over Jorge Lorenzo to 23 points. Having fought back to the front of the lead group as rain...

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  • Marquez wins, Smith and Redding on the podium

    13 September 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez wins, Smith and Redding on the podium

    Misano produced a thrilling race with Marc Marquez taking the win ahead of Bradley Smith and Scott Redding. Spits of rain as the race started provided riders with challenging conditions but an early...

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  • First career win for Bastianini, Kent sixth

    13 September 2015 by Steve English

    First career win for Bastianini, Kent sixth

    Misano could be a pivotal race in the Moto3 world championship with Danny Kent struggling to a sixth place finish and his chief title rival, Enea Bastianini, winning the race. It was the Italian's...

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  • Oliviera moves to Moto2 with Leopard for 2016

    13 September 2015 by Steve English

    Oliviera moves to Moto2 with Leopard for 2016

    Miguel Oliviera has signed to race for Leopard Racing in next year's Moto2 championship. The Portuguese rider, who claimed his first Grand Prix win at Mugello this year, will join Leopard for their...

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  • Confident Kent expecting a battle in Italy

    12 September 2015 by Steve English

    Confident Kent expecting a battle in Italy

    Danny Kent claimed his fifth consecutive front row start and despite trailing Enea Bastianini by three tenths of a second the championship leader is confident for tomorrow's race. "Our aim was to be...

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  • Redding misses out on Q2 but looking stronger

    12 September 2015 by Steve English

    Redding misses out on Q2 but looking stronger

    A mistake on his final lap of qualifying cost Scott Redding the chance of making it through to the Q2 shootout. The Marc VDS rider lost the front through the fast corners that cost the lap and despite...

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  • Sixth pole of the year for Zarco

    12 September 2015 by Steve English

    Sixth pole of the year for Zarco

    Johann Zarco will start from pole position at tomorrow's San Marino Grand Prix with the Moto2 championship leader taking his sixth pole of the season. Zarco edged Alex Rins by just two thousands of a...

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  • Pole for Lorenzo in Italy

    12 September 2015 by Steve English

    Pole for Lorenzo in Italy

    Jorge Lorenzo claimed his third pole position of the year at Misano after a superb performance from the Spaniard. Lorenzo, who won from pole in both Jerez and Brno, carried an advantage of one tenth...

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  • Espargaro and Crutchlow make it through to Q2

    12 September 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro and Crutchlow make it through to Q2

    Aleix Espargaro and Cal Crutchlow made it through to Q2 after an exciting opening qualifying session of the afternoon. Both riders narrowly edged out Scott Redding with the Marc VDS rider missing out...

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