MotoGP (April 2015)

  • Thursday news from Jerez

    30 April 2015 by Steve English

    Thursday at Jerez was a day dominated by memories of last lap battles. Whether it was last laps dices between Valentino Rossi and Sete Gibernau or Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo at the Spanish everyone was interested in recanting tales of past Jerez races...but one last lap battle took centre stage with Rossi and Marquez continuously quizzed about their Argentine fight. With both title rivals...

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  • Marquez will race at Jerez

    28 April 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez will race at Jerez

    Marc Marquez has confirmed that he will ride at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix following a successful examination of his fractured finger today in Barcelona. Marquez fractured his left little...

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  • Pedrosa to remain on the sidelines

    28 April 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa to remain on the sidelines

    Dani Pedrosa's return to the MotoGP field has been delayed until the French Grand Prix at the earliest with the Spaniard confirming today that he would miss his home round this weekend. Pedrosa...

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  • Finding speed key for Lorenzo

    26 April 2015 by Steve English

    Finding speed key for Lorenzo

    After finishing fifth in the opening three races of the season Jorge Lorenzo heads to his home Grand Prix in Jerez knowing that it is crucial for him to get back on the podium at the very least. In...

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  • Redding looks for setup solutions in Spain

    26 April 2015 by Steve English

    Redding looks for setup solutions in Spain

    Scott Redding took a step back in Argentina with the Marc VDS rider struggling for grip throughout the weekend. The shine from his progress in Texas, a second row start and consistent pace in practice...

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  • Surgery for Marquez after finger fracture

    25 April 2015 by Steve English

    Surgery for Marquez after finger fracture

    Marc Marquez needed surgery today after suffering a fractured little finger in his left hand after a Motocross training accident. The reigning world champion was operated on in Spain by Dr Mir in...

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  • Kent working hard ahead of Jerez

    25 April 2015 by Steve English

    Kent working hard ahead of Jerez

    Moto3 championship leader Danny Kent is looking to make it a hat-trick of victories at next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez. The Englishman has dominated the last two Grand Prix in North and...

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  • Title contenders look forward to Jerez

    24 April 2015 by Steve English

    Title contenders look forward to Jerez

    The Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez looks set to be one of the key milestones of the year. Jerez is traditionally the start of the European season and the start of the development phase of the year and...

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  • Rossi off to best start since 2009

    24 April 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi off to best start since 2009

    It's six years since Valentino Rossi last led the world championship after three races and the Italian is now a rejuvenated rider and while he is not yet the bookies favourite he has put himself into...

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  • Calendar reshuffle on the way?

    23 April 2015 by Steve English

    Calendar reshuffle on the way?

    In Argentina Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta discussed the potential for new rounds to be added to the MotoGP calendar. Austria is contracted to return to the GP fold for the first time since 1997 with the...

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  • Pedrosa improving step by step

    22 April 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa improving step by step

    Dani Pedrosa wrote on his weekly Repsol blog that he is improving with each day but offered no sign of whether he will be fit for a return to action at the Spanish Grand Prix in ten days time. "I’m...

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  • Lowes keeping expectations in check

    22 April 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes keeping expectations in check

    Sam Lowes dug deep on Sunday to claim a third place finish in the Argentine Grand Prix. The Lincolnshire rider backed up his Texas win with another strong showing even though he admitted that...

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  • Setup woes cost McPhee

    22 April 2015 by Steve English

    Setup woes cost McPhee

    Argentina was a difficult weekend for John McPhee with the Scotsman not able to carry forward the momentum of the opening two races. McPhee, riding for Racing Team Germany, finished 15th after a race...

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  • Moto3 Argentina: Unstoppable Kent wins again

    19 April 2015 by Steve English

    Moto3 Argentina: Unstoppable Kent wins again

    Danny Kent took advantage of an early crash between Jorge Navarro and Nicolo Antonelli to open a commanding lead in the early stages of today's Argentine Grand Prix. The Englishman, who is now the...

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  • What to expect today in Argentina

    19 April 2015 by Steve English

    What to expect today in Argentina

    What can we expect in today's Argentine Grand Prix? It's unlikely that we'll see anyone compete with Marc Marquez over the course of a 25 lap race but the Yamaha's of Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi...

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  • Friday roundup from Argentina

    18 April 2015 by Steve English

    Friday roundup from Argentina

    The opening day of this weekend's Argentine Grand Prix is done and dusted...and it was definitely dusty here at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit. The opening practice session was a complete waste of...

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  • MotoGP Argentina: Suzuki back on top!

    17 April 2015 by Steve English

    MotoGP Argentina: Suzuki back on top!

    Is Suzuki's pace legitimate or was Aleix Espargaro able to take advantage of a low grip track surface that played to the strengths of the supple Suzuki? The answer is probably somewhere in the middle...

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  • Thursday news from Argentina

    16 April 2015 by Steve English

    Thursday news from Argentina

    The MotoGP paddock has decamped to South America with varying degrees of ease. Some flights left Austin with minimal difficulties whereas plenty of people travelling to the Argentine Grand Prix had...

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  • Round up from COTA

    16 April 2015 by Steve English

    Round up from COTA

    The second round of the 2015 MotoGP season will be remembered for two things; Marc Marquez' stunning pole lap and a day when the record books were torn apart by British riders. Throughout the winter...

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  • Lorenzo: Fourth all we achieve

    14 April 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo: Fourth all we achieve

    Jorge Lorenzo battled bronchitis throughout the weekend at the Circuit of the Americas with the changeable conditions making things very difficult for the Spaniard. With rain and cold cooler...

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  • Kent consolidates position as title favourite

    14 April 2015 by Steve English

    Kent consolidates position as title favourite

    Danny Kent's win on Sunday in America elevated the Englishman to the head of the Moto3 world championship and consolidated his position as a championship challenger in the class. Having been fast...

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  • Lowes reflects on first Moto2 win

    14 April 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes reflects on first Moto2 win

    Having claimed his first Grand Prix victory Sam Lowes now looks primed for a title charge in the intermediate class. The Englishman, who made the step from World Supersport to Moto2 last year, has...

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  • COTA MotoGP: Marquez cruises to victory

    12 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    COTA MotoGP: Marquez cruises to victory

    It was business as usual as reigning world champion Marc Marquez took victory at Circuit of the Americas after starting from pole position. It looked as though it could be a repeat of the Qatar race,...

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  • COTA Moto2: Lowes takes maiden Moto2 win

    12 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    COTA Moto2: Lowes takes maiden Moto2 win

    British rider Sam Lowes has taken his maiden Moto2 victory, despite a few spots of rain falling during the race. Frenchman Johann Zarco led into the first corner, with Lowes in second. Zarco led for...

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  • COTA Moto3: Kent dominates to take win

    12 April 2015 by Liam Marsden

    COTA Moto3: Kent dominates to take win

    Leopard Racing Honda rider Danny Kent continued his domination at the Circuit of the Americas to take his first victory of 2015 by 8.532secs on a drying track which caught out many of the top...

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  • Round up from Saturday at COTA

    12 April 2015 by Steve English

    Round up from Saturday at COTA

    Qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas was one of the most exciting in momory with a thrilling climax to the session seeing MotoGP prove what makes motorcycle racing so exciting. The session saw...

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  • Simeon claims pole with Lowes second

    11 April 2015 by Steve English

    Simeon claims pole with Lowes second

    An early crash Sam Lowes dented Sam Lowes' hopes of taking a second consecutive pole position but the Englishman settled for second on the grid to continue his strong start to the campaign. Lowes was...

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