MotoGP (October 2015)

  • Yamaha responds to Honda statements

    03 November 2015 by Steve English

    Yamaha responds to Honda statements

    Yamaha has this morning responded to the recent press releases of HRC and Repsol. Yesterday HRC vice-president, Shuhei Nakamoto, released a statement where it was once again alleged that Valentino...

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  • Latest 2016 MotoGP calendar revealed

    02 November 2015 by Steve English

    Latest 2016 MotoGP calendar revealed

    Dorna has revealed an updated calendar for the 2016 MotoGP season with the main changes seeing Silverstone reverting to September 4. The German Grand Prix has also been changed to July 17. The order...

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  • First test for KTM RC16 MotoGP machine

    01 November 2015 by Steve English

    First test for KTM RC16 MotoGP machine

    The highly anticipated track debut of KTM's new MotoGP machine took place in Austria over the weekend. This is the latest step in their development towards making their premier class debut in...

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  • What happens next for Rossi’s appeal?

    30 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    What happens next for Rossi’s appeal?

    With the news that Valentino Rossi has appealed his Sepang penalty points to the Court of Arbitration in Sport, many have been left scratching their heads as to exactly what the Swiss body does and...

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  • Open letter from Angel Nieto

    30 October 2015 by Steve English

    Open letter from Angel Nieto

    Angel Nieto is the latest MotoGP legend to offer his opinion on the events of Sepang. The 12+1 times world champion commented on Sunday about his sadness at having seen Valentino Rossi and Marc...

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  • Lorenzo denies Marquez agreement

    30 October 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo denies Marquez agreement

    With Italian media having speculated that Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez had a clandestine meeting in Andorra before the fly away races to determine how the MotoGP world championship would be decided...

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  • Brake problems held back Crutchlow

    28 October 2015 by Steve English

    Brake problems held back Crutchlow

    Cal Crutchlow finished fifth in Malaysia after an eventful race that saw him clash with Andrea Dovizioso and then suffer a braking issue that left him unable to hold off Bradley Smith. "It was a...

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  • Injuries left Espargaro dizzy in Sepang

    28 October 2015 by Steve English

    Injuries left Espargaro dizzy in Sepang

    Pol Espargaro admitted that Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix was one of the hardest races of his career. The after affects of his crash in warmup left him dizzy and in pain but with tenth place in the...

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  • Did he dive, or was he kicked?

    27 October 2015 by Michael Scott

    Did he dive, or was he kicked?

    Some thought Rossi’s penalty – effectively a back-of-the-grid start – was too lenient for the cynical Red Bull Rookies move that he pulled to take out Marquez in Malaysia. Some thought it overly...

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  • Marquez: Rossi kick caused me to crash

    25 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Marquez: Rossi kick caused me to crash

    Marc Marquez has laid the blame for the incident between him and Valentino Rossi in today’s Malaysian MotoGP race firmly in the hands of his Italian rival, saying that despite the investigation by...

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  • Twitter reacts to Rossi Marquez crash

    25 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Twitter reacts to Rossi Marquez crash

    Twitter has been awash with comments since the clash this morning between reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez and championship leader Valentino Rossi that saw the Spaniard end the race in the gravel...

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  • Rossi and Marquez in monumental clash

    25 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi and Marquez in monumental clash

    Dani Pedrosa has taken a dominant victory in Malaysia, leading from start to finish to take his second MotoGP victory of 2015 from Jorge Lorenzo. However, the real drama of the race came from the...

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  • Zarco steals Moto2 win from Luthi

    25 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Zarco steals Moto2 win from Luthi

    Moto2 world champion Johann Zarco has stolen the Malaysian moto2 Grand prix victory from Thomas Luthi, closing down the early leader to take the lead on the penultimate lap and pulling clear for...

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  • Oliveira win denies Kent the title another week

    25 October 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Oliveira win denies Kent the title another week

    A sensational Miguel Oliveira win has once again denied Danny Kent the chance to become the first British racer in 38 years to lift a world title, with a last lap moment in an otherwise careful race...

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  • Marquez and Lorenzo lead morning warmup

    25 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez and Lorenzo lead morning warmup

    The morning warmup in Malaysia was dominated by Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo with the Spanish duo leading the way from Valentino Rossi. Lorenzo was three tenths off the pace with Rossi almost six...

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  • Luthi quickest in Moto2 warmup

    25 October 2015 by Steve English

    Luthi quickest in Moto2 warmup

    Thomas Luthi backed up his qualifying pace with the fastest time in morning warmup with the Swiss rider leading from the German duo of Jonas Folger and Simone Cortese. Sam Lowes was fourth fastest,...

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  • Vazquez sets Moto3 morning pace

    25 October 2015 by Steve English

    Vazquez sets Moto3 morning pace

    Efren Vazquez was fastest in the Moto3 warmup with the Basque rider leading the way from his Leopard Racing teammnate Hiroki Ono. Danny Kent was fourth fastest in the session with the Englishman...

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  • Title maths for Valentino Rossi

    25 October 2015 by Steve English

    Title maths for Valentino Rossi

    Valentino Rossi has his first chance to wrap up an eighth MotoGP title today. The Italian will need lots of luck on his side if he is to win the title but with an 11 point lead does give him a glimmer...

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  • Title maths for Danny Kent

    25 October 2015 by Steve English

    Title maths for Danny Kent

    Danny Kent will claim the Moto3 world title today if the Englishman finishes fifth at Sepang. With a 40 point lead a top five finish guarantees him the crown regardless of what happens to his only...

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  • Mistake from Marquez costs him shot at pole

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Mistake from Marquez costs him shot at pole

    Marc Marquez had to settle for second on the grid at Sepang after being comfortably outpaced by his Repsol Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa. Marquez was four tenths off the pace but a mistake on a hot lap...

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  • Strategic Pedrosa confident of strong race

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Strategic Pedrosa confident of strong race

    Dani Pedrosa claimed his first pole position of the year and afterwards the Spaniard said that it was a "a great lap" that was a step forward from the rest of the weekend. Given that Pedrosa has been...

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  • Rossi talks about title decider nerves

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi talks about title decider nerves

    Tomorrow marks the first opportunity that Rossi has to clinch the MotoGP world championship but the nine times champion is making sure that everyone is aware that there's a very slim chance of...

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  • Rossi: Front row is always very important

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi: Front row is always very important

    A last gasp lap from Valentino Rossi saw the championship leader claw a front row start from his title rival, Jorge Lorenzo. Rossi timed his final lap to perfection and crossed the line with mere...

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  • Major setup shift helps Smith at Sepang

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Major setup shift helps Smith at Sepang

    Coming through Q1 hasn't been a common occurrence for Bradley Smith in 2015 and after qualifying ninth the Tech3 rider joked that "I definitely knew that I had a work out today!" For Smith the day...

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  • Lorenzo: Braking problem cost me confidence

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo: Braking problem cost me confidence

    Jorge Lorenzo missed out on a front row start for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix but the Spaniard was keen to put a positive spin on his day at Sepang. Having crashed in FP4 Lorenzo said that a...

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