MotoGP (November 2015)

  • Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

    29 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

    Valentino Rossi has taken his fourth win at the Monza Rally Show, taking the victory by an impressive 50 seconds from World Rally Championship regular Thierry Neuville. Leading by half a minute going...

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  • Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

    29 November 2015 by Steve English

    Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

    Despite only riding on the final day of the three day Jerez test Andrea Iannone felt that Ducati made a  positive step in understanding the Michelin tyres. Having completed 67 laps Iannone...

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  • Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

    29 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

    The 2016 official MotoGP game will take on a new look upon it’s release in June of next year, with a change in focus from covering the season’s action to focusing on the career of Valentino Rossi by...

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  • Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

    28 November 2015 by MCN Sport

    Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

    He may have missed out on his 10th World Championship by a whisker, but Valentino Rossi's brilliance is unquestioned. But is he the greatest racer of all time?  t’s the oldest argument among fans...

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  • Laverty undergoes surgery, 6 week recovery

    27 November 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty undergoes surgery, 6 week recovery

    Eugene Laverty underwent surgery this afternoon to plate his left radius after fracturing the bone in a crash yesterday in testing at Jerez. Laverty's primary injury is a fracture of the distal radius...

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  • Redding sets the pace on final day at Jerez

    27 November 2015 by Steve English

    Redding sets the pace on final day at Jerez

    The final day of the 2015 MotoGP saw Scott Redding set the pace at Jerez with the Pramac rider feeling confident on the Ducati. “Today was good,” said Redding. “We improved the lap time by quite a big...

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  • Laverty to have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona

    26 November 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty to have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona

    Aspar Ducati has confirmed that Eugene Laverty will have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona to repair a fracture to his left radius. The 29 year old suffered the injury in a fast crash at turn seven during...

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  • Redding feeling good on the Ducati

    26 November 2015 by Steve English

    Redding feeling good on the Ducati

    Scott Redding had another positive day on the Pramac Ducati with the Englishman continuing to adapt to the Italian machine. Redding immediately felt more comfortable on the bike in Jerez compared to...

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  • Marquez and Redding fastest at Jerez on Day 2

    26 November 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez and Redding fastest at Jerez on Day 2

    The second day of the Jerez test saw Marc Marquez once again top the unofficial times at the Spanish circuit. With teams electing to run without transponders the times have been taken from their...

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  • Laverty fractures arm in testing crash

    26 November 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty fractures arm in testing crash

    Eugene Laverty suffered a fracture in his left arm following a crash today during testing at Jerez. Entering turn seven, a fast left hander, Laverty lost the front end of his Aspar Ducati and crashed.

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  • Laverty: Ducati feels like a family

    26 November 2015 by Steve English

    Laverty: Ducati feels like a family

    Eugene Laverty used the opening day of the three day MotoGP test to shakedown the Ducati GP14.2 that he'll use in 2016. It had been planned that the Aspar rider would only test Thursday and Friday but...

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  • Pedrosa focused on evaluating new engine

    25 November 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa focused on evaluating new engine

    A small crash at the final corner blotted Dani Pedrosa's copy book on the opening day of the Jerez test but overall the Honda rider was pleased with his work. Having missed this year's race at Jerez...

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  • Marquez: Every day is now an interesting day

    25 November 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez: Every day is now an interesting day

    After the opening day of testing at Jerez Marc Marquez said that "every day is an interesting day for us now because there is so much to learn." With new electronics, new tyres and a new engine to...

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  • Ducati confirm Stoner as MotoGP test rider

    23 November 2015 by Steve English

    Ducati confirm Stoner as MotoGP test rider

    Ducati today confirmed that Casey Stoner will return to the iconic Italian manufacturer as a test rider and brand ambassador. The news has been expected for the last week and comes one hour after...

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  • Honda confirm Stoner departure

    23 November 2015 by Steve English

    Honda confirm Stoner departure

    Honda today confirmed that Casey Stoner’s contract as test rider will not be resumed for 2016. The path is thus paved for the double MotoGP champion to move to Ducati for next year as their test rider...

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  • Tyres and electronics on MotoGP testing agendas

    23 November 2015 by Steve English

    Tyres and electronics on MotoGP testing agendas

    The final tests of 2015 will take place this week with Suzuki testing in Malaysia and Honda, Ducati and Aprilia travelling to Jerez. This week’s tests are a crucial opportunity for the manufacturers...

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  • Honda's greatest failure, the NR500

    21 November 2015 by Michael Scott

    Honda's greatest failure, the NR500

    While Barry Sheene fought off Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola around the Le Mans Bugatti circuit, a group of Honda R&D staff hunched around the world’s two most technically advanced motorcycles in...

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  • Lorenzo withdraws from Race of Champions

    19 November 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo withdraws from Race of Champions

    London fans will not get the chance to see Jorge Lorenzo in action at this weekend's Race of Champions following the Spaniard's decision to withdraw from the event. Lorenzo suffered second degree...

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  • Confident Lowes focusing on learning new bike

    17 November 2015 by Steve English

    Confident Lowes focusing on learning new bike

    Sam Lowes was fifth fastest in the final Moto2 test of 2015 but afterwards the Englishman was in enthusiastic form. Despite finishing over half a second slower than Johann Zarco Lowes was confident...

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  • Iannone decides against shoulder surgery

    14 November 2015 by Steve English

    Iannone decides against shoulder surgery

    After a year beset with shoulder concerns Andrea Iannone has elected not to undergo surgery on the injury. Iannone initially injured his shoulder in a test at Mugello in May and aggravated the injury...

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  • Excited Lowes thrilled with Kalex switch

    13 November 2015 by Steve English

    Excited Lowes thrilled with Kalex switch

    Sam Lowes struggled to contain his excitement as he assessed his first test with the Gresini squad and the Kalex that he'll ride next year in Moto2. "Today was so positive," beamed Lowes. "The bike...

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  • Kent thrilled with pace in opening Moto2 test

    13 November 2015 by Steve English

    Kent thrilled with pace in opening Moto2 test

    Danny Kent's adaptation to Moto2 didn't take long with the newly crowned Moto3 champion ending his first test on the bike just three tenths off the pace. The test Jerez drew to a close with Kent able...

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  • Five of the best from Casey Stoner

    13 November 2015 by Steve English

    Five of the best from Casey Stoner

    With Ducati looking to renew their links with Casey Stoner and hire the Australian as a test rider with the provision of wild card outings, the MotoGP paddock has been filled with exceitment at the...

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  • Champion Kent returns to Moto2

    12 November 2015 by Steve English

    Champion Kent returns to Moto2

    Moto3 world champion Danny Kent was able to enjoy a couple of days after winning the world champion to take stock of his achievements but with his Moto2 testing campaign starting in Jerez today he had...

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  • Rossi making steps forward with Michelin setup

    12 November 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi making steps forward with Michelin setup

    Valentino Rossi says he’s left the first test of the 2016 season pleased with his progress despite two big shake-ups in the form of both a control electronic and rider aid package and the switch from...

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  • Marquez tops final day at Valencia test

    11 November 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez tops final day at Valencia test

    Marc Marquez was fastest on the final day of the Valencia test with the Spaniard one tenth of a second faster than Maverick Vinales, Dani Pedrosa and Aleix Espargaro. With world champion Jorge Lorenzo...

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