MotoGP (May 2016)

  • Rabat set for Barcelona return

    31 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Rabat set for Barcelona return

    Tito Rabat will make a return to the MotoGP championship this weekend at Barcelona, only two weeks after braking his left collarbone and having surgery to fix the damage. Rabat fell heavily during FP3...

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  • Lorenzo and Marquez’s Mugello lucky escape

    30 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Lorenzo and Marquez’s Mugello lucky escape

    Both Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez were lucky to get away with a huge moment in the final stages of last Sunday’s MotoGP race at Mugello, after a tiny mistake from Lorenzo on the last lap left the...

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  • Suzuki complete successful Valencia test

    27 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Suzuki complete successful Valencia test

    The Suzuki MotoGP squad of Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró have completed a successful two-day private test at Spain’s Valencia circuit, taking to the track to test numerous parts including two...

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  • Pirro to replace Baz in Catalunya

    27 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Pirro to replace Baz in Catalunya

    Michele Pirro will replace the injured Loris Baz for the Catalan round of the 2016 MotoGP championship next weekend in Barcelona, after the Frenchman sustained injuries to his foot in a crash last...

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  • Binder not thinking about title race

    26 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Binder not thinking about title race

    Brad Binder says he’s doing his best not to think about the 2016 Moto3 title race, despite now holding an advantage of nearly two race victories over Jorge Navarro after only six races. But, learning...

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  • Redding’s race ended by warning lights

    26 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Redding’s race ended by warning lights

    Scott Redding’s chances at a strong finish in front of Ducati top brass in Mugello was once again been thwarted by mechanical problems on the Pramac bike at the weekend, when warning lights forced him...

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  • Mugello Expert Opinion: Casey Stoner

    26 May 2016 by Casey Stoner

    Mugello Expert Opinion: Casey Stoner

    Without doubt Andrea Iannone and the Desmosedici GP had the pace to run with the front guys and go for the race win at Mugello. Unfortunately he missed the boat at the start and lost a lot time stuck...

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  • Get set for the OCTO British Grand Prix

    25 May 2016 by MCN

    Get set for the OCTO British Grand Prix

    Promotion: Find your perfect fanstand at this year's British Grand Prix MotoGP fans intending to head to Silverstone for this year’s OCTO British Grand Prix this September 1-4 should book fastto take...

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  • Damage control for Lowes in Mugello

    25 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Damage control for Lowes in Mugello

    Sam Lowes has ran an exercise in damage limitation at Mugello to wrestle control of the championship race back to himself fro main rival Alex Rins, after a chaotic Moto2 race saw him lose his chances...

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  • Smith back to 2015 form at long last

    25 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Smith back to 2015 form at long last

    Bradley Smith says that the pace that took him to sixth place and top satellite bike in Mugello isn’t a one-off – and insists that he’s now back to the level that saw him finish the championship in...

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  • Yamaha engines set for Japanese analysis

    24 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Yamaha engines set for Japanese analysis

    The failed engines of both Valentino Rossi will now be sent straight back to the firm’s Japanese R&D headquarters for a detailed analysis to identify the cause of the problems, according to Yamaha...

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  • Mugello test hit by heavy rain

    24 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Mugello test hit by heavy rain

    A test for the Moto2 and Moto3 classes on Monday at Mugello, following on from Sunday’s race at the Italian circuit, ended up a washed out affair, after heavy rain saw many of the field pack up rather...

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  • Baz to undergo surgery tomorrow

    24 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Baz to undergo surgery tomorrow

    Loris Baz will go under the knife tomorrow morning in Geneva to fix the bones in his foot that were broken in Sunday’s Mugello round of MotoGP.  The Frenchman sustained fractures on the second,...

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  • The world according to Maverick Viñales

    23 May 2016 by MCN

    The world according to Maverick Viñales

    He's impressed the MotoGP world so much that next year will see Maverick Viñales jumping from Suzuki's factory MotoGP squad to sit alongside Valentino Rossi at Yamaha.  But what's his outlook on...

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  • Coaching the gods (Part 2)

    19 May 2016 by MCN

    Coaching the gods (Part 2)

    ‘We are looking for thousandths of a second’ he man who started all this was Roberts, who mentored three-time 500 world champion Rainey from the moment he first sat on a road-race bike in the early...

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  • Let the British GP entertain you

    19 May 2016 by MCN News

    Let the British GP entertain you

    Rick Astley and Stoosh confirmed for Silverstone MotoGP. Early bird weekend tickets available just £65 Paid promotion: The entertainment for this year’s British GP is hotting up, with the...

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  • Confirmed: Viñales to leave Suzuki for 2017

    19 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Confirmed: Viñales to leave Suzuki for 2017

    It has been confirmed that Maverick Viñales will leave the Suzuki MotoGP team for the 2017 season, in a press release issued this morning by the Japanese manufacturer. The news comes after the Suzuki...

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  • More upgrades for Aprilia at home round

    18 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    More upgrades for Aprilia at home round

    Aprilia will bring new upgrades to a Grand Prix weekend for another time, as they continue to make progress with the brand-new RS-GP machines of Stefan Bradl and Alvaro Bautista. Speaking ahead of...

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  • Viñales riding high on Le Mans emotions

    18 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Viñales riding high on Le Mans emotions

    Maverick Viñales says he’s still riding high on a wave of emotion after taking his first MotoGP podium ten days ago in Le Mans – and that it gives him even more motivation to go into this weekend’s...

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  • Coaching the gods (Part 1)

    18 May 2016 by MCN

    Coaching the gods (Part 1)

    ‘We are looking for thousandths of a second’ ider coaches are now omnipresent in MotoGP, but what do they do – and does Valentino Rossi really need a tutor to teach an old GOAT new...

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  • Misano test for Lowes slowed by crash

    17 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Misano test for Lowes slowed by crash

    Sam Lowes has had his progress at a private test at Misano yesterday halted after a crash in the afternoon left his Federal Oil Kalex machine with extensive damage. However, despite the damage to the...

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  • Miller out to make amends for Le Mans crash

    17 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Miller out to make amends for Le Mans crash

    Jack Miller is out to make amends for his Le Mans crash this weekend at Mugello, as he heads to one of the most impressive track son the MotoGP calendar finally ready to put his pre-season motocross...

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  • Pedrosa set to rack up 250 Grand Prix starts

    17 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Pedrosa set to rack up 250 Grand Prix starts

    Newly re-signed Honda rider Dani Pedrosa is set to rack up an impressive 250th Grand prix start this weekend at Mugello. And, with the pressure of negotiating his future behind him, he says he’s ready...

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  • Rossi teases Mugello helmet

    16 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi teases Mugello helmet

    Valentino Rossi has teased his now-signature special edition helmet for this weekend’s home race at Mugello, tweeting a photo of himself deep in thought with designer Aldo Drudi as they consider three...

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  • Smith suggests reason for Le Mans crashes

    12 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Smith suggests reason for Le Mans crashes

    Bradley Smith has suggested that a slippier patch of tarmac on the Le Mans circuit was the cause of not only his crash out of Sunday’s MotoGP race, but also of the crashes of Marc Marquez and Andrea...

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