MotoGP (Jan - Dec 2015)

  • Lorenzo shades Marquez in final practice

    12 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo shades Marquez in final practice

    Jorge Lorenzo continued to set the pace in FP4 but the gap to the Honda's dwindled with Marc Marquez coming closest to Lorenzo's pace ahead of Dani Pedrosa. Lorenzo completed 14 laps and looked strong...

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  • Rabat sets the pace in Misano

    12 September 2015 by Steve English

    Rabat sets the pace in Misano

    Tito Rabat, Johann Zarco and Alex Rins look set for a thrilling battle for pole position at Misano after the trio finished final practice comfortably faster than the rest of the Moto2 field. Rabat,...

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  • Lorenzo fastest, Ducati shining at home

    12 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo fastest, Ducati shining at home

    Jorge Lorenzo set the pace in the all important FP3 session with the Spaniard leading the way by two tenths from Marc Marquez. Lorenzo was consistently able to find that margin in the third sector of...

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  • Kent fastest in final practice

    12 September 2015 by Steve English

    Kent fastest in final practice

    Danny Kent and Brad Binder led the way in final practice at Misano with the duo almost two tenths faster than Niccolo Antonelli. Romano Fenati was fourth fastest with Kent's chief title rival, Enea...

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  • Rabat fastest in Misano

    11 September 2015 by Steve English

    Rabat fastest in Misano

    Last year Tito Rabat dominated the Moto2 race at Misano and on the opening day the reigning world champion was once again the class of the field to lead the way by over a tenth of a second from...

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  • Lap record for Lorenzo in Misano masterclass

    11 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lap record for Lorenzo in Misano masterclass

    Jorge Lorenzo was underneath lap record pace at Misano with the Spaniard ending the first day of practice fastest ahead of the factory Hondas of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa. Lorenzo sported winglets...

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  • Kent: We made a big step on our last run

    11 September 2015 by Steve English

    Kent: We made a big step on our last run

    Danny Kent made a big step forward on his final run of the day at Misano to vault to the top of the timesheets. The Englishman has been in superb form all year but with the racing taking place in the...

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  • Kent fastest in Misano

    11 September 2015 by Steve English

    Kent fastest in Misano

    Having finished seventh in this morning's opening practice Danny Kent bounced back to set the pace in the second session of the weekend. The Leopard Racing rider ended the day almost two tenths faster...

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  • 2016 MotoGP calendar announced

    11 September 2015 by Steve English

    2016 MotoGP calendar announced

    The 2016 MotoGP calendar has been released today with the FIM announcing that Indianapolis has been dropped from the calendar to be replaced by Austria. The opening race of the season will once again...

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  • Corsi leaves it late to top FP1 at Misano

    11 September 2015 by Steve English

    Corsi leaves it late to top FP1 at Misano

    Simone Corsi left it late but the Italian topped the timesheet at Misano by just 0.015s from Moto2 championship leader, Johann Zarco. The Forward Racing rider set his time on his final lap with Jonas...

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  • Laverty unsure about 2016 plans

    11 September 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty unsure about 2016 plans

    Eugene Laverty's future in MotoGP is still uncertain despite holding a two year contract with the Aspar Honda squad. Despite the contract the team has made little secret that they are searching for...

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  • Marquez and Lorenzo lead the way

    11 September 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez and Lorenzo lead the way

    Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo were comfortably the fastest riders at Misano this morning with Michele Pirro impressively third fastest after using a soft rear tyre at the end of the session. Dani...

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  • Bastianini leads the way after FP1

    11 September 2015 by Steve English

    Bastianini leads the way after FP1

    Enea Bastianini ended the opening practice session fastest and with Danny Kent over one second off the pace in seventh the home crowd were left in high spirits about the prospect of an Italian victory...

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  • Espargaro assesses "fantastic" Misano surface

    10 September 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro assesses "fantastic" Misano surface

    Aleix Espargaro raved that the "new surface is fantastic" at Misano with the Spaniard having been one of the few riders to sample the track prior to this weekend's race. Having tested at Misano in...

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  • Summer test a help for Bridgestone at Misano

    10 September 2015 by Steve English

    Summer test a help for  Bridgestone at Misano

    Having tested at Misano over the summer Bridgestone will know what to expect from this weekend's Grand Prix at the resurfaced Italian venue. Shinji Aoki, Bridgestone's  motorcycle manager,...

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  • Folger to join Cortese at Intact

    03 September 2015 by Steve English

    Folger to join Cortese at Intact

    Intact GP today confirmed that Sandro Cortese and Jonas Folger will team up next year in an all German lineup for the Moto2 squad. The team had been in discussions with Stefan Bradl about the German...

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  • Racers' Flags Are Chequered First

    01 September 2015 by Michael Scott

    Racers' Flags Are Chequered First

    There was a most unfamiliar reflection in the puddles of Silverstone. An increasingly real chance that Britain is on the brink of celebrating another motorcycle World Champion, after yet another...

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  • Kent cruises to home win

    30 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Kent cruises to home win

    Danny Kent has cruised to a Moto3 win – and extended his championship lead further – after taking a win by almost nine seconds from Jakub Kornfeil as many of his title rivals crashed out. Kent managed...

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  • Redding signs with Pramac

    30 August 2015 by Steve English

    Redding signs with Pramac

    Scott Redding has signed to race with Pramac Ducati for 2016. The news, first revealed by MCN earlier this month, leaves Redding playing out the string following a disastrous year with the Marc VDS...

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  • Lowes lines up for home pole

    29 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Lowes lines up for home pole

    Sam Lowes will start his home Grand Prix tomorrow at Silverstone from pole position, after an impressive session that saw him first run out of fuel and have to push home his Speed-Up machine before...

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  • Marquez blitzes lap record for Silverstone pole

    29 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Marquez blitzes lap record for Silverstone pole

    Marc Marquez has blitzed the Silverstone lap record to take pole position for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix, finishing nearly 0.3 clear of Jorge Lorenzo. He only just fell short of becoming the first...

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  • Hernandez and Espargaro go through to Q2

    29 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Hernandez and Espargaro go through to Q2

    Yonny Hernandez and Aleix Espargaro will progress to Q2 at Silverstone, after topping the Q1 session over 0.1 clear of the opposition – but with only 0.006 separating the duo. Maverick Viñales will...

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  • Marquez dominates final practice

    29 August 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez dominates final practice

    Marc Marquez dominated final practice and led the way by almost a full second from Andrea Iannone. Every flying lap set by the Spaniard was faster than the rest of the field with the Ducati the...

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  • Navarro on pole as Kent takes front row start

    29 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Navarro on pole as Kent takes front row start

    Jorge Navarro has taken an incredible pole position at Silverstone for tomorrow’s Moto3 race, blitzing the already-fast time of local Danny Kent by over half a second. And Kent ended up back in third,...

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  • Rins smashes Moto2 record in FP3

    29 August 2015 by Steve English

    Rins smashes Moto2 record in FP3

    Alex Rins smashed the Moto2 unofficial track record at Silverstone to lead the way from his former Moto3 rival Alex Marquez. The Spaniard's were comfortably quicker than Tito Rabat with Johann Zarco...

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  • Lorenzo fastest and three Brits in Q2

    29 August 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo fastest and three Brits in Q2

    Jorge Lorenzo was fastest in the all important FP3 session but the big news of the session was that the three British riders are all safely through to Q2 at Silverstone. Scott Redding has had a...

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  • Kent up to speed as Martin goes fastest

    29 August 2015 by Steve English

    Kent up to speed as Martin goes fastest

    Jorge Martin set the fastest time in final practice ahead of Moto3 qualifying after leading the way from a late charging Karel Hanika. The Czech rider availed of a tow to vault to second int he...

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  • Redding to decide future by weekend

    28 August 2015 by Steve English

    Redding to decide future by weekend

    With his future still one of the biggest cogs in the MotoGP rider market Scott Redding has revealed that he plans to have his plans finalised by the end of the weekend. "It’s so 50/50 at the minute I...

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  • Lorenzo strikes back at Silverstone

    28 August 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Lorenzo strikes back at Silverstone

    Jorge Lorenzo has responded to Marc Marquez’s first session time at Silverstone, by beating his fellow Spaniard back into second by a mere 0.033 at the end of the opening day. However, it was Bradley...

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  • Kent keeps his cool after disastrous start

    28 August 2015 by Steve English

    Kent keeps his cool after disastrous start

    Romano Fenati led an Italian one two in second practice at Silverstone with Nicollo Antonelli one tenth of a second slower than the VR46 rider. Alexix Masbou was third fastest but over four tenths off...

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