MotoGP (July 2015)

  • Bradl confirmed at Aprilia

    01 August 2015 by Steve English

    Bradl confirmed at Aprilia

    Aprilia confirmed that Stefan Bradl will race for the squad for the rest of the 2015 season. The German was released from his Forward Racing contract yesterday and it was only a matter of time until...

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  • Versatile Ray to make Grand Prix debut

    01 August 2015 by Steve English

    Versatile Ray to make Grand Prix debut

    Bradley Ray has raced in Spanish Moto2, British Superstock 600 and British Motostar championships this year and now the former Red Bull Rookies race winner will make his Grand Prix debut as a wildcard...

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  • Elias to replace Abraham at Indy

    31 July 2015 by Steve English

    Elias to replace Abraham at Indy

    Toni Elias will deputise for Karel Abraham at next weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix with the Czech rider once again sitting out due to injury. Abraham fractured his toe in Catalunya and the team...

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  • Bradl confirms Aprilia interest

    31 July 2015 by Steve English

    Bradl confirms Aprilia interest

    With Forward Racing not taking part in next weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix Stefan Bradl has been confirmed fit to race and is now on the lookout for a new ride. The German, a former Moto2 world...

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  • Mahindra assess customer squad policy

    31 July 2015 by Steve English

    Mahindra assess customer squad policy

    Hahindra has had a challenging start to 2015 with Francessco Bagnaia tenth in the standings their leading rider. This year the team took a very different approach to racing and instead of running a...

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  • Zarco: 65 point advantage is incredible

    29 July 2015 by Steve English

    Zarco: 65 point advantage is incredible

    Johann Zarco has enjoyed a superb first half of 2015 and the Frenchman has put himself into a great position to win a first world title having won three races so far. With nine races remaining the Ajo...

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  • Moto3 recap: Round 4 - Spain

    27 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto3 recap: Round 4 - Spain

    Danny Kent won his third race on the bounce but whereas COTA and Argentina were dominant wins he had to claw for it in Jerez. The last lap came down to a classic Jerez fight and Kent came out on...

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  • Moto2 recap: Round 4 - Spain

    27 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto2 recap: Round 4 - Spain

    Jonas Folger claimed his second win of the year by dominating the latter stages of the Spanish Grand Prix. The German took advantage of the fight for second with Tito Rabat and Johann Zarco battling...

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  • MotoGP recap: Round 4 - Spain

    27 July 2015 by Steve English

    MotoGP recap: Round 4 - Spain

    Jorge Lorenzo got his title campaign back on track with the first of four consecutive wins. Lorenzo was dominant at Jerez and afterwards he took advantage of the opportunity to remind everyone that...

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  • Forward to sit out Indy

    27 July 2015 by Steve English

    Forward to sit out Indy

    Forward Racing will miss the next round of the MotoGP world championship in Indianapolis. The team cited lost sponsorship as their primary reason but with financial authorities in Switzerland having...

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  • Moto3 recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    26 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto3 recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    Fresh from a dominant win at COTA Danny Kent stretched his legs even further in Argentina and won by an incredible ten seconds at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. Kent started from the front row but dropped...

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  • Moto2 recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    26 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto2 recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    Johann Zarco took the second win of his Grand Prix career in Argentina after a dominant weekend that saw him cruise to victory ahead of the impressive rookie Alex Rins with Sam Lowes rounding out the...

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  • MotoGP recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    26 July 2015 by Steve English

    MotoGP recap: Round 3 - Argentina

    The Argentine Grand Prix will be remembered for the crash on the penultimate lap between Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi. Marquez had been in front but with Rossi on the charge the Italian was able...

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  • Moto3 recap: Round 2 - Americas

    25 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto3 recap: Round 2 - Americas

    You're not supposed to win Moto3 races by a margin of seconds but nobody told Danny Kent in Texas with the Honda rider taking the flag with mammoth eight seconds victory margin. Kent started from pole...

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  • Moto2 recap: Round 2 - Americas

    25 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto2 recap: Round 2 - Americas

    Sam Lowes took the first win of his Grand Prix career at COTA after seeing off the challenge from Johann Zarco. Lowes had suffered a huge crash on Friday and another during qualifying but when it...

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  • MotoGP recap: Round 2 - Americas

    25 July 2015 by Steve English

    MotoGP recap: Round 2 - Americas

    Marc Marquez overcame a technical failure on his bike in qualifying to take a dramatic pole position in Texas. The lap was arguably the best that we've ever seen from the Spaniard. He was fired up and...

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  • Moto3 recap: Round 1 - Qatar

    24 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto3 recap: Round 1 - Qatar

    Danny Kent's dominance of Moto3 in 2015 wasn't clearly apparent in qualifying at Qatar but having topped two practice sessions he was always confident of making a splash in the desert. Kent was never...

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  • Moto2 recap: Round 1 - Qatar

    24 July 2015 by Steve English

    Moto2 recap: Round 1 - Qatar

    In the Moto2 season opener Sam Lowes and Johann Zarco were the fastest men on the grid but both failed to win the race after a mistake from Lowes and a mechancial issue for Zarco. Jonas Folger was the...

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  • MotoGP recap: Round 1 - Qatar

    24 July 2015 by Steve English

    MotoGP recap: Round 1 - Qatar

    "I think that this battle is one of the best my career," was what Valentino Rossi said after winning the Qatar Grand Prix. Over the course of the next eight rounds he's been able to show that he's...

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  • Espargaro: Suzuki feels like a family

    23 July 2015 by Steve English

    Espargaro: Suzuki feels like a family

    Aleix Espargaro told MCN that he feels like he's the best rider in the world when he's surrounded by people that trust him and respect him. He has that in spades at Suzuki and he is riding superbly...

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  • KTM test Moto3 upgrades at Montmelo

    21 July 2015 by Steve English

    KTM test Moto3 upgrades at Montmelo

    The summer break is in full swing for most of the paddock but KTM held a private test at Montmelo this week for their Moto3 riders. The Austrian manufacturer has been competitive in the class this...

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  • Five of the best Suzuka races

    21 July 2015 by Steve English

    Five of the best Suzuka races

    This week's Suzuka 8 Hours looks set to be a very memorable race with MotoGP, World Superbikes and British Superbikes stars heading to the Far East to take on the best that the Japanese can offer. MCN...

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  • Video: Suzuki's assess the Misano test

    18 July 2015 by Steve English

    Video: Suzuki's assess the Misano test

    At this week's Misano test Suzuki spent the week focusing on improving their setup and finding a better balance compared to what they felt at the German Grand Prix. The season has been one filled with...

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  • Forward boss arrested in Switzerland

    17 July 2015 by Steve English

    Forward boss arrested in Switzerland

    The future of the Forward Racing squad – which runs Stefan Bradl in MotoGP – has been thrown into question with the arrest team boss Giovanni Cuzari on suspicion of bribery, fraud and money...

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  • Resurfaced Misano yielding lap record times

    16 July 2015 by Steve English

    Resurfaced Misano yielding lap record times

    Misano was resurfaced earlier in the season and the laptimes at this week's test show just how much laptime has been gained at the Italian circuit. Today Marc Marquez set the fastest time with the...

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  • Pedrosa and Marquez test 2016 bike

    16 July 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa and Marquez test 2016 bike

    Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez both had the chance to test a 2016 chassis at Misano today with both offering encouraging reports on the bike. The chassis continues to use the current engine with Honda...

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  • Get in the fanstands for Silverstone MotoGP

    16 July 2015 by MCN Sport

    Get in the fanstands for Silverstone MotoGP

    MotoGP returns to Silverstone this August 28-30, and is shaping up to be a fantastic three-day festival of motorcycle sport, all heightened by our British riders enjoying their most successful season...

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  • Marquez assesses rookie Moto2 campaign

    15 July 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez assesses rookie Moto2 campaign

    Alex Marquez has had a difficult time adapting to the Moto2 class with two top ten finishes interspersed with difficult races where he has fallen to the back of the pack and had to fight through to...

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  • Mike Webb gives his view on Moto3 penalties

    14 July 2015 by Steve English

    Mike Webb gives his view on Moto3 penalties

    Rider behaviour has been a huge issue throughout the year with Moto3 rider sitting back and waiting for a tow from a faster rider. The practice is deemed necessary by the riders because at some...

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