2017

MotoGP: Marquez shrugs off Friday crash

MotoGP: Marquez shrugs off Friday crash

MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez has shrugged off a crash on the opening day of practice for the Valencian Grand Prix, downplaying the spill at the end of the day’s action as normal despite...

MotoGP: Espargaro hit with engine penalty

MotoGP: Espargaro hit with engine penalty

Pol Espargaro will start this weekend’s Valencian Grand Prix from pit lane after having to use a tenth engine this weekend, one more than the nine KTM are permitted to use as a new...

MotoGP: Dovizioso: 'Marquez is one step ahead'

MotoGP: Dovizioso: 'Marquez is one step ahead'

Andrea Dovizioso has said Marc Marquez is ‘one step ahead’ after the opening day in Valencia despite the Italian outranking his rival on the timesheets. Dovizioso was third quickest in this...

Moto2: Oliveira remains quickest in FP2

Moto2: Oliveira remains quickest in FP2

Miguel Oliveira continued his recent run of form to top the opening day for the Moto2 class in Valencia, placing quickest in both of the Friday’s free practice sessions. However, the Red Bull KTM...

MotoGP: Lorenzo takes control in FP2, Marquez crashes

MotoGP: Lorenzo takes control in FP2, Marquez crashes

Jorge Lorenzo was quickest in this afternoon’s second free practice for the final round of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship in Valencia while title contender Marc Marquez suffered his 26th crash of...

Moto3: Martin tops opening day at Valencia

Moto3: Martin tops opening day at Valencia

Jorge Martin has topped the opening day of action at the final race of the 2017 Moto3 season, coming out ahead of a pack of fellow Spaniards in front of home crowds at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo...

Moto2: Oliveira quickest from Marquez and Binder in FP1

Moto2: Oliveira quickest from Marquez and Binder in FP1

Winner of the last two Grand Prix, Miguel Oliveira continued to lead the way in Moto2 as free practice got underway for the final race of the season. The Red Bull KTM rider clocked a time of 1’35.847...

MotoGP: Iannone tops FP1 from Miller and Espargaro

MotoGP: Iannone tops FP1 from Miller and Espargaro

Andrea Iannone topped the timesheets as the final round of the MotoGP World Championship got underway with FP1 at the Ricardo Tormo circuit. The Ecstar Suzuki rider, who has struggled for most of the...

Moto3: Ramirez leads way as Mir crashes in FP1

Moto3: Ramirez leads way as Mir crashes in FP1

Marcos Ramirez led the way as the final weekend of the 2017 MotoGP World Championship got underway at Valencia. The sun might have been shining over the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, located just outside the...

MotoGP: Dovizoso: 'We have one strategy - we have to win'

MotoGP: Dovizoso: 'We have one strategy - we have to win'

Andrea Dovizioso has said he will be happy with his 2017 season regardless of whether he beats Marc Marquez to the title on Sunday, after the Ducati team made such a gigantic step forward this...

MotoGP: Marquez: 'I will try to keep the same mentality'

MotoGP: Marquez: 'I will try to keep the same mentality'

Marc Marquez has said he will treat this weekend’s final Grand Prix of the season like any other weekend until he decides his strategy ahead of Sunday’s race. The Repsol Honda rider is 21 points ahead...

MotoGP: 2017 ‘not an exciting season’ for Rossi

MotoGP: 2017 ‘not an exciting season’ for Rossi

Valentino Rossi has admitted that he’s glad to see the final round of the 2017 MotoGP season this weekend at the Valencian Grand Prix, after a difficult season for the Italian and teammate Maverick...

MotoGP: Aprilia renew partnership with charity (RED)

MotoGP: Aprilia renew partnership with charity (RED)

The Aprilia MotoGP team will renew their partnership with HIV/AIDS charity (RED) this weekend at the Valencian Grand Prix and the final round of the 2017 season, running both Aleix Espargaró and Sam...

MotoGP: Lorenzo: 'I will help Dovi if I can'

MotoGP: Lorenzo: 'I will help Dovi if I can'

Jorge Lorenzo has said he will help team-mate Andrea Dovizioso to win the 2017 MotoGP world championship if he is in the position to do so in Sunday’s final race of the year. Dovizioso sits a massive...

MotoGP: Folger illness diagnosed

MotoGP: Folger illness diagnosed

The mystery illness that led to Jonas Folger missing the final three Grand Prix of the 2017 season has finally been diagnosed after the German underwent extensive tests at home in Germany. The rookie...

BSB: Honda stick with O'Halloran and Linfoot for 2018

BSB: Honda stick with O'Halloran and Linfoot for 2018

Honda Racing will retain Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran for the 2018 British Superbike Championship as they look to continue making progress with the latest generation Fireblade. The new-for-2017...

BSB: Haslam plotting Jerez test return

BSB: Haslam plotting Jerez test return

Leon Haslam is planning to be back on his JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10RR just over a month after the horrendous Brands Hatch crash that ended his 2017 British Superbike title challenge. The 34-year-old...

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli hunting records in final race

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli hunting records in final race

New Moto2 world champion Franco Morbidelli is going into this weekend’s final round of the 2017 season with a clear goal in mind even though the championship is in the bag – to take Marc Marquez’s...

What next for Sylvain Guintoli?

What next for Sylvain Guintoli?

Sylvain Guintoli has been left without a ride for the 2018 season after the Puccetti Kawasaki squad decided to run just one bike in the Superbike World Championship next year. The Italian effort will...

MotoGP: ‘Natural’ for Marquez to have final round pressure

MotoGP: ‘Natural’ for Marquez to have final round pressure

2017 MotoGP championship leader Marc Marquez says it’s only natural that he goes into this weekend’s final round of the season under more pressure than usual, as he sets out to secure his sixth title...

MotoGP: Van der Mark gets second Tech 3 opportunity

MotoGP: Van der Mark gets second Tech 3 opportunity

World Superbike racer Michael van der Mark will get his second ride on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 machine this weekend at the final round of the 2017 MotoGP season, as he continues to deputise for the...

BSB: Hickman: 'It made no sense to go anywhere else!'

BSB: Hickman: 'It made no sense to go anywhere else!'

Peter Hickman is hoping remaining with the same team for the second year in a row for the first time in his career will help him take the next step he needs in both the British Superbike Championship...

BSB: Sylvain Barrier joins Hickman at Smiths BMW

BSB: Sylvain Barrier joins Hickman at Smiths BMW

Double European Superstock champion Sylvain Barrier will join Peter Hickman in the Smiths Racing BMW camp for the 2018 British Superbike Championship. As reported by MCN earlier this month, the...

British Talent Cup dates announced

British Talent Cup dates announced

The dates for the inaugural British Talent Cup series have been released, confirming that the series will run alongside British Superbike, World Superbike and MotoGP events. The series will see 22...

WSB: Rea sets all time points record with second win

WSB: Rea sets all time points record with second win

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) added another unique achievement to his long list of 2017 records with the all time best points score of 556 in a single season, after beating Chaz Davies...

WSS: Mahias champion in tense finale

WSS: Mahias champion in tense finale

Lucas Mahias (GRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team) won the 2017 WorldSSP title after a front-running race win at Losail. He is the first Yamaha WorldSSP champion since Sam Lowes in 2013. He won the...

WSB: Rea sets new personal best with Qatar win

WSB: Rea sets new personal best with Qatar win

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) won his 15th World SBK race of the season under the floodlights of a Friday night in Qatar, setting a new personal best in terms of races won in a single...

WSB: Rea ups the heat with pole in Qatar

WSB: Rea ups the heat with pole in Qatar

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) set an early leading marker in Superpole 2 but finally won his sixth pole of the season with a record of 1’56.228, set nearer the end of the 15 minute session. One...

WSB: Rea tops day one under Qatar floodlights

WSB: Rea tops day one under Qatar floodlights

Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) relied on his opening session time of 1’57.666 to secure the fastest qualifying time of the first evening of action at Losail in Qatar, the final round of the...

WSB: Torres moves to MV Agusta for 2018

WSB: Torres moves to MV Agusta for 2018

Jordi Torres will move to the MV Agusta Reparto Corse outfit for the 2018 Superbike World Championship, it has been confirmed. The Spaniard will replace Leon Camier in the Italian squad, with the...

WSB: 2018 calendar unveiled

WSB: 2018 calendar unveiled

Dorna and the FIM have today released the calendar for the 2018 Superbike World Championship, which shall again be contested over 13 rounds beginning in February and ending slightly earlier in...

MotoGP: Dovi keeps championship hopes alive with Ducati one-two

MotoGP: Dovi keeps championship hopes alive with Ducati one-two

Andrea Dovizioso has kept the fight for the 2017 MotoGP championship alive to the last round of the season, after taking a stunning victory from teammate Jorge Lorenzo at the Malaysian Grand Prix...

Moto2: Oliveira and Binder double up for KTM

Moto2: Oliveira and Binder double up for KTM

Miguel Oliveira and Brad Binder have made it two one-twos for the Red Bull KTM Ajo squad in two races, after the pair took another incredible result at the Malaysian Grand Prix to back up last...

Moto3: Dominant Mir stamps authority with easy race win

Moto3: Dominant Mir stamps authority with easy race win

Dominant 2017 Moto3 world champion Joan Mir has stamped his authority on the lightweight class for the penultimate time at the Malaysian Grand Prix, taking victory over Jorge Martin and Enea...

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli crowned early as Luthi ruled unfit

Moto2: Champion Morbidelli crowned early as Luthi ruled unfit

Marc VDS rider Franco Morbidelli has been crowned the 2017 Moto2 champion without turning a wheel in anger at today’s Malaysian Grand Prix, after only remaining championship rival Thomas Luthi was...

MotoGP: What Marquez needs to do to win the title

MotoGP: What Marquez needs to do to win the title

Despite an incredible 2017 MotoGP world championship battle that saw four riders in the fight until well after the half way point, Marc Marquez has now just about eked out a small lead in the race to...