MotoGP (January 2016)

  • Stoner to join official MotoGP test tomorrow

    01 February 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Stoner to join official MotoGP test tomorrow

    After the success of his MotoGP return with Ducati over the weekend, Casey Stoner will join the official MotoGP test tomorrow (Tuesday), taking to track with former rivals like Valentino Rossi, Jorge...

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  • Stoner makes Ducati return

    30 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Stoner makes Ducati return

    Casey Stoner has made his official return to the Ducati MotoGP team as he took to the track this morning at Sepang for his first test on the new GP16 machine. The Australian will complete two days of...

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  • Sepang tests all about learning for Redding

    27 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Sepang tests all about learning for Redding

    Scott Redding says that the opening MotoGP test of 2016 – which gets underway on Monday in Sepang – will be all about continuing to learn on the Pramac Ducati. Coming from a difficult year on the...

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  • Redding sets sights on factory ride for 2017

    27 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Redding sets sights on factory ride for 2017

    New Pramac Ducati rider Scott Redding has firmly set his sights on his target for 2017 before the 2016 seaosn even kicks off proper – securing a factory seat on the Borgo Panigale firm’s MotoGP...

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  • Smith tips KTM for MotoGP success

    23 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Smith tips KTM for MotoGP success

    Top British racer of 2015 Bradley Smith has tipped KTM for MotoGP success when the Austrian manufacturer joins the series in 2017. Speaking to MCN ahead of the first test of the season next weekend,...

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  • FIM confirm Sepang data will not be released

    22 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    FIM confirm Sepang data will not be released

    FIM President Vito Ippolito has confirmed in a statement that the onboard data from Marc Marquez’s Repsol Honda at the time of his clash with Valentino Rossi at Sepang will not be released...

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  • Finland vying for MotoGP spot

    22 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Finland vying for MotoGP spot

    A new circuit currently under construction 100km from Helsinki in Finland is vying for a spot on the MotoGP calendar, according to press reports this week, The KymiRing track, designed by...

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  • Redding unveils 2016 Pramac livery

    21 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Redding unveils 2016 Pramac livery

    Scott Redding has pulled the covers off his 2016 Octo Pramac Ducati alongside teammate Danilo Petrucci at Pramac’s headquarters in Casole d’Elsa, Siena. The new bike – the same Ducati GP15 machines...

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  • Jack Miller breaks leg in training accident

    19 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Jack Miller breaks leg in training accident

    New MarcVDS rider Jack Miller is in doubt for the first of MotoGP’s pre-season tests in only two weeks time after breaking his tibia and fibula in a motocross training crash on Sunday in Spain. The...

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  • 2016 Movistar Yamaha livery revealed

    18 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    2016 Movistar Yamaha livery revealed

    Movistar Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo have revealed a largely unchanged racing livery for 2016, taking the covers off their M1s at a presentation in Spanish...

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  • Suzuki finally debut seamless gearbox

    14 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Suzuki finally debut seamless gearbox

    Suzuki have finally debuted their new seamless gearbox, taking to track at Sepang with Maverick Viñales just before the winter testing ban came into force for the first time with the significantly...

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  • Brno extends MotoGP deal until 2020

    12 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Brno extends MotoGP deal until 2020

    The Czech round of MotoGP has bounced back from a potential demise only a year ago to secure a long-term deal that will see Grand Prix remain there until 2020. With the addition of a new round of the...

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  • Stoner's take on 2015 MotoGP season

    10 January 2016 by Colin Young

    Stoner's take on 2015 MotoGP season

    The 2015 championship was an intense fight between Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. So how did the man that has beaten them both see it? Stoner said: “Valentino rode a fantastic championship, I...

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  • Stoner: Marquez felt threatened by me at Honda

    09 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Stoner: Marquez felt threatened by me at Honda

    Double MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner has revealed in an interview for MCN with fellow Australian journalist Colin Young that part of the reasoning that saw him make a shock switch from Honda test...

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  • Viñales rates 2015 and his rivals

    08 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Viñales rates 2015 and his rivals

    Suzuki Racing’s Maverick Viñales has rated his 2015 performances and his rivals, sitting down to give his thoughts not only on his own performances throughout his rookie season in the Grand Prix class...

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  • VR46 to take over Yamaha MotoGP merchandise

    05 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    VR46 to take over Yamaha MotoGP merchandise

    VR46 Racing Apparel, Valentino Rossi’s own merchandising company, have signed a three-year deal with his factory Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team to become their official supplier of merchandising. The...

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  • Could 2016 be the year of the GOAT?

    04 January 2016 by MCN News

    Could 2016 be the year of the GOAT?

    2016 may officially be the Chinese year of the monkey, but after an excellent 2015 season which saw Valentino Rossi finish second in the championship, and with new tyres and elecronics, could 2016...

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  • Sepang set to close for resurfacing

    04 January 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Sepang set to close for resurfacing

    The Sepang International Circuit is set to close immediately after this year’s opening MotoGP test in early February, as the Malaysian track undergoes a complete resurfacing ahead of the 2016...

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