February

Valentino Rossi faces wait for Ducati improvements

Valentino Rossi faces wait for Ducati improvements

Ducati has told Valentino Rossi a range of improvements for the radically revamped GP12 will not be ready in time for the start of the inaugural 1000cc MotoGP world championship in early April. The...

Ben Spies quickest at rain-soaked Sepang

Ben Spies quickest at rain-soaked Sepang

Ben Spies ended another rain-hit day of testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia on top of the timesheets after Honda failed to complete a lap. An engine failure suffered by Dani Pedrosa in the final...

Jorge Lorenzo: “We’re closer to Honda”

Jorge Lorenzo: “We’re closer to Honda”

Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo is confident that Yamaha’s new factory YZR-M1 1000cc machine will be a bigger threat to Honda and Casey Stoner in 2012. The Australian dominated the final 800cc world...

Engine failure sidelines Honda quartet in Sepang

Engine failure sidelines Honda quartet in Sepang

An engine failure experienced by Dani Pedrosa on the opening day of MotoGP testing in Sepang yesterday forced HRC to prevent all four of its riders from participating on a rain-hit second day in...

Casey Stoner predicts much faster times in Sepang

Casey Stoner predicts much faster times in Sepang

Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner expects lap times to fall sharply over the remainder of the second Sepang test in Malaysia after he dominated a rain-hit opening day. The Repsol Honda rider...

Valentino Rossi aims for big progress in Sepang

Valentino Rossi aims for big progress in Sepang

The start of Valentino Rossi’s second test on board Ducati’s heavily revamped GP12 MotoGP machine proved to be a frustrating affair for the Italian after he finished in a lowly eighth on the opening...

Cal Crutchlow needs more time to evaluate revised Yamaha motor

Cal Crutchlow needs more time to evaluate revised Yamaha motor

Cal Crutchlow ended the opening day of the second Sepang test in Malaysia with the seventh fastest time as scorching hot temperatures and then torrential rain thwarted his bid to properly assess a...

Casey Stoner quickest as storm disrupts first day in Sepang

Casey Stoner quickest as storm disrupts first day in Sepang

Casey Stoner topped the timesheets on a rain disrupted opening day of MotoGP testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia. The reigning MotoGP world champion needed only three laps in baking hot...

Karel Abraham withdraws from Sepang test

Karel Abraham withdraws from Sepang test

Karel Abraham has withdrawn from the Sepang MotoGP test with the right shoulder and back injuries he suffered in a big high-side crash at Jerez last week proving too painful to continue. The Czech...

Valentino Rossi to focus on new electronics in Sepang

Valentino Rossi to focus on new electronics in Sepang

Valentino Rossi will use this week’s second Sepang test in Malaysia to concentrate on new electronics aimed at improving stability under acceleration with the radical new Ducati GP12 machine. Rossi...

Honda and Yamaha ready chassis updates for Sepang

Honda and Yamaha ready chassis updates for Sepang

Honda and Yamaha are both likely to roll out new frames at this week’s second Sepang test to try and solve a chronic chatter issue with their new 1000cc projects. The new safer rear Bridgestone tyres...

James Ellison eyes big step in Aragon test

James Ellison eyes big step in Aragon test

British rider James Ellison is confident he will be able to get much closer to the pace of the fastest CRT machines when he returns to the track on the new Aprilia ART 1000cc bike at the Motorland...

Randy de Puniet targets factory scalps

Randy de Puniet targets factory scalps

Randy de Puniet says his priority for 2012 is to finish top CRT rider and at some races defeat the new 1000cc factory prototypes after an encouraging test in Jerez this week. The Frenchman ended the...

Meet and ride with Crutchlow and Smith at Silverstone

Meet and ride with Crutchlow and Smith at Silverstone

You still have chance to grab a once in a lifetime opportunity to ride the spectacular Silverstone Grand Prix track with Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith on March 8. MCN has joined forces with...

James Ellison makes Aprilia MotoGP debut

James Ellison makes Aprilia MotoGP debut

James Ellison made his long-awaited return to MotoGP action in Jerez yesterday (Tuesday) when he got his first chance to test Aprilia’s new CRT machine. The former Tech 3 Yamaha rider, who will ride...

Cal Crutchlow boosted by 1000cc MotoGP switch

Cal Crutchlow boosted by 1000cc MotoGP switch

British rider Cal Crutchlow is confident the switch from 800cc to 1000cc for the MotoGP world championship will boost his hopes of fighting consistently for the top six in 2012. The Monster Yamaha...

Casey Stoner gives insight into new 1000s

Casey Stoner gives insight into new 1000s

Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner has given his views and opinions on what it is like to ride Honda's new factory RC213V machine ahead of the start of the new 1000cc world championship era...

Andrea Dovizioso set for style makeover

Andrea Dovizioso set for style makeover

Andrea Dovizioso will use next week’s Sepang test in Malaysia to continue tweaking his riding technique to suit the new Yamaha YZR-M1 1000cc MotoGP bike. The Italian spent his entire MotoGP career...

Danny Kent thrilled but surprised at Moto3 pace

Danny Kent thrilled but surprised at Moto3 pace

British teenager Danny Kent admitted he surprised himself with his blistering speed during last week’s Moto3 test at the Jerez track in Spain. The 18-year-old was in untouchable form throughout the...

Bradley Smith confident Tech 3 bike will be podium challenger

Bradley Smith confident Tech 3 bike will be podium challenger

British rider Bradley Smith is confident the new Tech 3 Mistral 610 machine will be a serious Moto2 podium threat in 2012 after a positive and productive test in Jerez last week. The Oxfordshire rider...

Scott Redding and Danny Kent dominate Jerez test

Scott Redding and Danny Kent dominate Jerez test

Scott Redding shared top spot in the ultra-competitive Moto2 class and Danny Kent led the way in the new Moto3 series at the end of a tremendous three-day test for the Brits in Jerez. Gloucestershire...

Solid start for Scott Redding and Bradley Smith in Jerez

Solid start for Scott Redding and Bradley Smith in Jerez

Scott Redding and Bradley Smith made a solid start to the Jerez Moto2 test in Spain yesterday (Thursday) when both posted lap times good enough to secure top ten places on a windy opening day. Marc...

Danny Kent sets Moto3 pace in Jerez

Danny Kent sets Moto3 pace in Jerez

British teenager Danny Kent’s hopes of emerging as a consistent podium threat in the new Moto3 class in 2012 got another major early boost in Jerez yesterday (Thursdsay). The Red Bull KTM rider topped...

Casey Stoner becomes a father for the first time

Casey Stoner becomes a father for the first time

Reiging MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner and wife Adriana are celebrating the birth of their first child. Stoner became a father to a baby girl named Alessandra in Switzerland last night. A short...

Jorge Lorenzo surprised at slow CRT pace

Jorge Lorenzo surprised at slow CRT pace

Former world champion Jorge Lorenzo is the latest high profile rider to express concerns about the huge gulf in lap times between the factory 1000cc prototypes and new CRT machinery. The Spaniard got...

Estoril MotoGP gets go ahead for 2012

Estoril MotoGP gets go ahead for 2012

Estoril will feature on the 2012 MotoGP world championship calendar after negotiations with rights owners Dorna were successfully concluded earlier this week. The Portuguese Grand Prix, scheduled to...

Casey Stoner expects resurgent Yamaha in 2012

Casey Stoner expects resurgent Yamaha in 2012

Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner is expecting an even stronger challenge from Yamaha rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies in the inaugural 1000cc MotoGP world championship in 2012. The...

Ride Silverstone with Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith

Ride Silverstone with Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith

All of us at some point have dreamed of following in the tyre tracks of Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner and British Grand Prix heroes Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith by lapping the legendary Silverstone...

Marc Marquez motocross training but not ready for Moto2

Marc Marquez motocross training but not ready for Moto2

Marc Marquez has regained sufficient vision back in his damaged right eye to begin training on a motocross bike, but the Spaniard is not yet ready to return to Moto2 action. Marquez has withdrawn from...

Stefan Bradl looking to kick Moto2 habits

Stefan Bradl looking to kick Moto2 habits

Moto2 world champion Stefan Bradl admits he needs to kick old habits to become a consistent top 10 threat in MotoGP after an encouraging debut on Honda’s new RC213V machine in Sepang recently. The...

British Eurosport renews MotoGP deal

British Eurosport renews MotoGP deal

British Eurosport has extended its MotoGP deal to continue covering the world championship for 2012 and 2013. The contract extension means that MotoGP fans will continue to watch live coverage of the...

Danny Kent boosted by early Moto3 speed

Danny Kent boosted by early Moto3 speed

British teenager Danny Kent got a major pre-season boost in Valencia last week when he ended the first major Moto3 test with the fourth quickest time. The Red Bull KTM rider has made a brilliant...

Gino Rea close to securing Gresini Moto2 ride

Gino Rea close to securing Gresini Moto2 ride

Despite appearing on the official 2012 Moto2 entry list and testing again for the Gresini Moriwaki squad in Valencia last week, British rider Gino Rea says his deal still hasn’t been signed to...

Scott Redding continues to dominate Valencia Moto2 test

Scott Redding continues to dominate Valencia Moto2 test

Scott Redding’s brilliant start to the 2012 Moto2 winter testing campaign continued at a chilly Valencia yesterday. Having set the pace on the opening day with a lap of 1.36.5, the Kalex rider...

Scott Redding sets pace in Valencia Moto2 test

Scott Redding sets pace in Valencia Moto2 test

Bitterly cold temperatures didn’t prevent British rider Scott Redding from making a brilliant start to 2012 in Valencia yesterday when he topped the timesheets on the opening day of Moto2 testing. A...

Bradley Smith eager to assess new Tech 3 Moto2 bike

Bradley Smith eager to assess new Tech 3 Moto2 bike

It might not be a revamp of Ducati GP12 proportions, but Bradley Smith is eagerly anticipating finding out whether a brand new Mistral 610 machine he will debut in Valencia tomorrow (Wednesday) is the...