Le Mans MotoGP 2016

  • 'Tough to accept’ double DNF for Ducati

    10 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    'Tough to accept’ double DNF for Ducati

    Ducati Corse manager Gigi Dall’Igna has admitted that the weekend’s double DNF at Le Mans, after both Andrea Iannone and Dovizioso crashed out of Sunday’s race, was difficult to accept. However,...

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  • Tougher race than expected for Rins in Le Mans

    10 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Tougher race than expected for Rins in Le Mans

    New Moto2 title leader Alex Rins says Sunday’s race at Le Mans was harder than he had been expecting – after a surprise appearance from a number of riders who didn’t factor in practice. Spending the...

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  • Rossi delighted with Le Mans points

    10 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi delighted with Le Mans points

    Valentino Rossi says that everything is to play for in the 23016 MotoGP world championship now, after capitalising on his oppositions misfortune at the weekend to shut down Marquez’s title lead. “I‘m...

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  • Viñales podium payback for Suzuki’s hard work

    09 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Viñales podium payback for Suzuki’s hard work

    Maverick Viñales’ debut podium at Le Mans at the weekend – and the Suzuki team’s first since Loris Capirossi in Brno all the way back in 2008 – is just payback to the Japanese firm for the hard work...

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  • ‘Almost perfect’ Le Mans for Lorenzo

    09 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    ‘Almost perfect’ Le Mans for Lorenzo

    Jorge Lorenzo says Le Mans was an ‘almost perfect’ weekend for him, capitalising on his ultra-fast pace and Marc Marquez’s crash to grasp the lead in the chase for the 2017 title for the first time...

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  • Lorenzo utterly dominant in Le Mans

    08 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Lorenzo utterly dominant in Le Mans

    Jorge Lorenzo has utterly dominated the MotoGP field in Le Mans to convert his astonishing pole position into a flag-to-flag race victory: while chaos reigned behind him. Lorenzo was unstoppable from...

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  • Rins stamps authority on French Moto2 race

    08 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Rins stamps authority on French Moto2 race

    Alex Rins has stamped his authority on the French round of Moto2, by taking a controlling victory ahead of Simone Corsi and pole man Thomas Luthi to make the most of a bad day for his title...

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  • Luthi takes pole as Lowes left struggling

    07 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Luthi takes pole as Lowes left struggling

    Thomas Luthi has taken pole position for tomorrow's Moto2 race at Le Mans by a whisker, topping the time sheets by 0.056 from Alex Rins. The German will now start tomrorow's race as clear favourite,...

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  • Late lap hands Antonelli pole

    07 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Late lap hands Antonelli pole

    A lap right at the end of today’s Moto3 qualifying session has handed Niccolo Antonelli pole position for tomorrow’s French Grand Prix, bumping winner last time out Brad Binder back to second. Aron...

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  • Spanish media confirm Pedrosa to Yamaha?

    07 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Spanish media confirm Pedrosa to Yamaha?

    Spanish newspaper El País have confirmed MCN’s story from earlier this week that Dani Pedrosa will make a shock switch to the Movistar Yamaha squad for the 2017 MotoGP season. Spain’s biggest daily...

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  • Home favourite Zarco tops day one

    06 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Home favourite Zarco tops day one

    Reigning Moto2 world champion Johann Zarco has topped the opening day of practice for his home round of the middleweight class, coming out 0.065 ahead of Thomas Luthi at the end of the first day of...

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  • Lorenzo dominates opening day in Le Mans

    06 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Lorenzo dominates opening day in Le Mans

    Jorge Lorenzo has dominated the opening day of action at Le Mans, taking the top spot by 0.2 from Andrea Iannone in the day’s final session, as well as becoming the only man to dip into the 1:33...

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  • Binder and Fenati deny homeboy Danilo

    06 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Binder and Fenati deny homeboy Danilo

    KTM riders Brad Binder and Romano Fenati have denied local Jules Danilo the chance to top the opening day of action at Le Mans, after setting fast laps at the end of the days second session to demote...

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  • Rossi concurs with Pedrosa switch rumours

    05 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Rossi concurs with Pedrosa switch rumours

    Valentino Rossi has concurred with MCN’s story that he could be joined by Dani Pedrosa next season at the Movistar Yamaha team, after admitting today that he believes that the Spaniard could well be...

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  • Softer soft from Michelin at home race

    04 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Softer soft from Michelin at home race

    Michelin will bring a brand-new softer compound front tyre this weekend to their home round of the MotoGP championship, in an attempt to cope with the colder conditions expected at the Le Mans...

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  • Crutchlow looking forward to French fans

    04 May 2016 by Simon Patterson

    Crutchlow looking forward to French fans

    Cal Crutchlow is relishing the opportunity of returning to Le Mans, a track where he’s enjoyed success in the past – and where he has the support of the sometimes-rabid French fans! Building a fan...

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