MotoGP (September 2015)

  • Passion verses perfection

    30 September 2015 by MCN

    Passion verses perfection

    Perfection versus passion. Exactitude versus adaptability. Lorenzo versus Rossi. What a surprising season this last of (almost) full factory bikes has turned out to be.  ast Sunday’s Aragon GP...

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  • Marquez undergoes operation for fractured hand

    30 September 2015 by James Archibald

    Marquez undergoes operation for fractured hand

    Marc Marquez has undergone an operation this morning to treat a fracture to the fifth metacarpal of his left hand. The reigning MotoGP World Champion fractured his hand yesterday while training on his...

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  • Redding: Tough race caps a difficult weekend

    29 September 2015 by Steve English

    Redding: Tough race caps a difficult weekend

    A lack of feel from the rear high tyre temperatures left Scott Redding off the pace at Aragon and only able to finish 12th. The Marc VDS rider had battled with the Pramac Ducati of Yonny Hernandez in...

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  • Gearbox woes cost Espargaro dearly in Aragon

    29 September 2015 by Steve English

    Gearbox woes cost Espargaro dearly in Aragon

    Pol Espargaro may have finished ninth on Sunday but his Aragon Grand Prix was a positive step in the right direction. The Spaniard, who had a strong qualifying session and ran in at the front of the...

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  • Lack of grip holding Crutchlow back

    28 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lack of grip holding Crutchlow back

    A lack of grip left Cal Crutchlow seventh in Aragon and unable to challenge for a top five place after struggling to drive out of corners to be able to attack Andrea Dovizioso and Aleix...

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  • Iannone digs deep for fourth

    28 September 2015 by Steve English

    Iannone digs deep for fourth

    Andrea Iannone had another heroic ride on his Ducati to finish fourth at Aragon despite once again racing with a recently dislocated shoulder. The Italian had to dig deep throughout the race and...

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  • Lorenzo wins ahead of epic duel for second

    27 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Lorenzo wins ahead of epic duel for second

    Jorge Lorenzo has closed the gap to Valentino Rossi back to only 14 points in the 2015 MotoGP championship after taking a dominant win in Motorland Aragon, while fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa helped...

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  • Oliveira wins as Kent crashes out

    27 September 2015 by Simon Patterson

    Oliveira wins as Kent crashes out

    Miguel Oliveira has taken his third Moto3 win of the 2015 season, after the Portuguese rider was able to triumph while his championship rivals crashed out of the penultimate European race of the year...

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  • Kent confirmed at Leopard for 2016 in Moto2

    27 September 2015 by Steve English

    Kent confirmed at Leopard for 2016 in Moto2

    Leopard Racing this morning has confirmed that Danny Kent will remain with the team next year and move to the Moto2 class. The Englishman has had a dominant year in Moto3 with the German squad and...

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  • Rossi: Race pace is a concern for tomorrow

    26 September 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi: Race pace is a concern for tomorrow

    Yet again in 2015 Valentino Rossi has left himself plenty of work to do in Sunday's race. The championship leader has done a fantastic job of fighting through the pack this year but with Marc Marquez...

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  • Rabat on pole, Zarco on front row

    26 September 2015 by Steve English

    Rabat on pole, Zarco on front row

    Tito Rabat took the 15th pole position of his career at Aragon with the world champion setting the pace ahead of Alex Rins and Johann Zarco. Sam Lowes will start from fourth on the grid after...

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  • Marquez takes pole despite crash

    26 September 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez takes pole despite crash

    A last minute crash wasn't enough to derail Marc Marquez in qualifying at Aragon with the world champion taking pole position ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and a hugely impressive Andrea Iannone. The...

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  • Pole position for Bastianini

    26 September 2015 by Steve English

    Pole position for Bastianini

    Having claimed his first Grand Prix win last time out in Misano Enea Bastianini was in great form during qualifying to take pole position at Aragon. The Italian comfortably outpaced the field with...

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  • Rabat sets the pace at Aragon

    26 September 2015 by Steve English

    Rabat sets the pace at Aragon

    Tito Rabat hasn't won since Mugello but the Spaniard looks to be in strong form this weekend. Rabat was fastest ahead of final qualifying with Jonas Folger second fastest ahead of Alex Rins. Hafizh...

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  • Marquez shows his potential in FP3

    26 September 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez shows his potential in FP3

    Honda kept their powder dry on the opening day of the Aragon Grand Prix by not using fresh medium tyres in the closing stages of the day but in FP3 the RC213v machines showed their pace with Marc...

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  • Vazquez quickest ahead of qualifying

    26 September 2015 by Steve English

    Vazquez quickest ahead of qualifying

    In the cool temperatures of the early morning Efren Vazquez set the pace ahead of qualifying with the Leopard Racing rider over quarter of a second faster than Niccolo Antonelli, Miguel Oliviera and...

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  • Superbike options diminishing for Hayden

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Superbike options diminishing for Hayden

    Nicky Hayden all but confirmed today that he won't be racing in MotoGP next year. The American, who won the 2006 premier class title, has been linked with a move to World Superbikes and it looks...

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  • Smith: It's a positive start to the weekend

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Smith: It's a positive start to the weekend

    Bradley Smith was third fastest after a "positive start to the Aragon weekend" by the Tech3 rider. Smith trailed only the factory Yamaha riders and looked comfortable and fast throughout the day. “It...

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  • Lorenzo fastest with Smith impressing again

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo fastest with Smith impressing again

    Jorge Lorenzo continued to dominate the MotoGP class at Aragon and led the way from fellow Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi and Bradley Smith by almost seven tenths of a second. The Spaniard, who has...

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  • Bastianini fastest despite crah

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Bastianini fastest despite crah

    A late crash couldn't half Enea Bastianini's momentum at Aragon with the Italian leading the way at Aragon. The Gresini rider crashed after contact with Hiroki Ono on his final lap of the day.

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  • Lack of front end confidence holding Kent back

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lack of front end confidence holding Kent back

    Danny Kent admitted to MCN that Friday at Aragon was "a tough day" but is confident that he can improve his fortunes ahead of tomorrow's qualifying session. Kent struggled with a lack of front end...

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  • Lowes leads the way after FP1

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lowes leads the way after FP1

    Sam Lowes dominated FP1 at Aragon with the Speed UP rider setting the pace throughout the 45 minute session. Lowes, who this week confirmed his plans for next year, was able to lead the way by over...

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  • Lorenzo comfortably fastest in FP1

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Lorenzo  comfortably fastest in FP1

    Jorge Lorenzo dominated opening practice at Aragon and was nearly six tenths faster than his Yamaha teammate, and title rival, Valentino Rossi. Lorenzo led the way throughout the 45 minute sessionwith...

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  • Bastianini fastest, Kent third at Aragon

    25 September 2015 by Steve English

    Bastianini fastest, Kent third at Aragon

    A last minute flurry of activity saw Enea Bastianini, Miguel Oliviera and Danny Kent set the pace in opening Moto3 practice ahead of this weekend's Aragon Grand Prix. Bastianini held sway by over two...

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  • Great British GP Disasters

    24 September 2015 by Mat Oxley

    Great British GP Disasters

    Sad but true: British failures at the British GP must surely equal half a century of English football horrors. The last Brit to win the big race on home tarmac was the late, great Tom Herron, who won...

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  • Smith: I can't wait to get back on the Yamaha!

    23 September 2015 by Steve English

    Smith: I can't wait to get back on the Yamaha!

    Bradley Smith is keen to get back on track following his brave podium finish at Misano. The Tech3 rider was the only rider to elect not to switch bikes at the San Marino Grand Prix and was rewarded...

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  • Bridgestone outline challenges of Aragon

    22 September 2015 by Steve English

    Bridgestone outline challenges of Aragon

    This weekend's Aragon Grand Prix provides the MotoGP field with a very challenging circuit. The 5km long circuit has a huge variety of corners that range from the fast sweeping corners to stop...

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