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Assen MotoGP: Stoner eases to victory

Assen MotoGP: Stoner eases to victory

Repsol Honda rider Casey Stoner has taken his first victory since announcing his retirement ahead of team-mate Dani Pedrosa. It's the first Honda victory at Assen since Nicky Hayden in 2006. Stoner...

Assen MotoGP: Marquez takes Moto2 win

Assen MotoGP: Marquez takes Moto2 win

Suter rider Marc Marquez has extended his championship lead with victory in the Moto2 race at Assen after two of his championship rivals failed to score points. Fellow Spaniard Pol Espargaro - who was...

Assen MotoGP: Vinales wins hard fought Moto3 battle

Assen MotoGP: Vinales wins hard fought Moto3 battle

Spaniard Maverick Vinales has increased his championship lead after taking a hard fought victory in an incredible battle with championship rival Sandro Cortese. Cortese finished second, with team-mate...

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi urges Ducati action

Assen MotoGP: Valentino Rossi urges Ducati action

Valentino Rossi urged Ducati to devise a clear plan for future development of the struggling Desmosedici machine after he qualified in 10th position for tomorrow’s Dutch TT at Assen. The Italian...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner bounces back from huge crash

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner bounces back from huge crash

Reigning MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner bounced back from what he described as one of the biggest crashes of his career to snatch a dramatic pole position at Assen today. The Australian was...

Assen MotoGP: Barbera cost me front row, says Cal Crutchlow

Assen MotoGP: Barbera cost me front row, says Cal Crutchlow

British rider Cal Crutchlow blasted Spanish rival Hector Barbera for costing him the chance to score a fourth front row start of 2012 at the historic Assen circuit in Holland this afternoon. Crutchlow...

Assen MotoGP: Stoner storms to pole

Assen MotoGP: Stoner storms to pole

Repsol Honda's Casey Stoner will start tomorrow's MotoGP race from pole position after a last minute fast lap bumped team-mate Dani Pedrosa off the top spot. It looked as though Pedrosa would claim...

Assen MotoGP: Cortese claims Moto3 pole

Assen MotoGP: Cortese claims Moto3 pole

KTM rider Sandro Cortese will start Saturday's Moto3 race at Assen from pole position ahead of team-mate Danny Kent, who secured his first front row start. Gresini rider Niccolo Antonelli also claims...

Assen MotoGP:Cal Crutchlow could suit Ducati, says Valentino Rossi

Assen MotoGP:Cal Crutchlow could suit Ducati, says Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi believes British rider Cal Crutchlow could be competitive on Ducati’s struggling factory Desmosedici machine. The 26-year-old Midlander has been offered a two-year deal to join the...

Assen MotoGP: Nicky Hayden uncertain of Ducati future

Assen MotoGP: Nicky Hayden uncertain of Ducati future

Nicky Hayden has admitted his future at Ducati is an uncertain one after the Bologna factory offered British rider Cal Crutchlow a two-year factory deal. With Ducati also stating its intention to...

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner launches fresh attack on Bridgestone

Assen MotoGP: Casey Stoner launches fresh attack on Bridgestone

Casey Stoner’s frustration with the performance of Bridgestone’s 2012 tyres continued on the opening day of the Dutch TT at Assen today. The Australian was languishing down in seventh position on the...

Assen MotoGP: Injured Cal Crutchlow aims for top six

Assen MotoGP: Injured Cal Crutchlow aims for top six

Cal Crutchlow says he will be happy to finish Saturday’s historic Dutch TT inside the top six, despite a heroic ride to set the second fastest time on the opening day of practice at Assen today. Only...

Assen MotoGP: Ben Spies sets practice pace ahead of heroic Cal Crutchlow

Assen MotoGP: Ben Spies sets practice pace ahead of heroic Cal Crutchlow

Ben Spies proved once again today why the legendary Assen circuit in Holland is one of his favourites after he ended the opening day of practice on top of the timesheets. The Texan, who claimed his...

2013 speculation no distraction for Cal Crutchlow

2013 speculation no distraction for Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow is adamant that intense speculation about his MotoGP future is not a distraction as he ponders a two-year offer to join Ducati’s factory squad. The British rider was due to sit down with...

Ben Spies not worried about future speculation

Ben Spies not worried about future speculation

Ben Spies has said he is not worried about intense speculation about his future as he aims for a second successive victory in Assen’s legendary Dutch TT this weekend. The Texan’s place next to...

Ducati making little progress, admits Nicky Hayden

Ducati making little progress, admits Nicky Hayden

Ducati is no closer to challenging Honda and Yamaha than it was at the start of the new 1000cc era, according to factory rider Nicky Hayden. The Bologna factory has only scored one rostrum in the...

Valentino Rossi: ‘I hope I can race next year with a competitive bike’

Valentino Rossi: ‘I hope I can race next year with a competitive bike’

Valentino Rossi has again insisted his prime focus is on making Ducati’s struggling Desmosedici a race-winning package. Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta was quoted in a recent interview saying that the...

Four flyaway races to kick off 2013 MotoGP campaign?

Four flyaway races to kick off 2013 MotoGP campaign?

The European phase of the 2013 MotoGP world championship might not get underway until round five, with flyaway double headers in Qatar and India and then Argentina and Texas potentially kicking off...

Ben Spies hunting more Dutch delight

Ben Spies hunting more Dutch delight

Ben Spies is determined to fire some momentum into his 2012 MotoGP world championship campaign by challenging for a second successive victory in the legendary Dutch TT at Assen this weekend. The...

Knockhill BSB: Hill takes pole

Knockhill BSB: Hill takes pole

Reigning champion Tommy Hill will start the first of tomorrow's superbike races from pole position at Knockhill after setting the pace early in superpole. Samsung Honda's Michael Laverty will start...

Ducati plan more tests on aluminium swingarm

Ducati plan more tests on aluminium swingarm

Ducati’s aluminium swingarm project hasn’t been axed and Valentino Rossi could evaluate it again during a one-day test immediately after his home race at Mugello next month. Rossi liked the new...

Jorge Lorenzo’s boss praises Yamaha improvement

Jorge Lorenzo’s boss praises Yamaha improvement

Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha boss Wilco Zeelenberg believes a vastly improved new YZR-M1 1000cc machine is the key reason for the Spaniard dominating the early stages of the 2012 MotoGP campaign. It...

No factory bike at Tech 3 for Cal Crutchlow

No factory bike at Tech 3 for Cal Crutchlow

Yamaha won’t offer Cal Crutchlow full factory support if he remains with its satellite Tech 3 squad in 2013. The British rider has told Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal that the perfect scenario for his...

Honda to roll out production MotoGP racer in 2014

Honda to roll out production MotoGP racer in 2014

Honda will sell a production version of its current 1000cc prototype RC213V machine for the 2014 MotoGP world championship. The bike is currently under development in Japan and MCN understands it will...

No Tech 3 return for Ben Spies in 2013

No Tech 3 return for Ben Spies in 2013

Ben Spies won’t be making a move back to the Tech 3 Yamaha if Cal Crutchlow or Andrea Dovizioso land the Texan’s place in Yamaha’s official factory squad for 2013. With Jorge Lorenzo signed on a new...

Yamaha not surprised by interest in Crutchlow and Dovizioso

Yamaha not surprised by interest in Crutchlow and Dovizioso

Yamaha says it would have been shocked if Honda and Ducati didn’t try and lure Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso off a YZR-M1 for 2013. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 duo are enjoying a brilliant 2012...

Ducati in talks with Cal Crutchlow

Ducati in talks with Cal Crutchlow

Ducati is locked in talks with Cal Crutchlow and has offered the British rider a two-year deal to quit Yamaha next season, MCN can reveal. Crutchlow doesn’t have a contract with his Monster Yamaha...

British MotoGP was superb

I thought the British MotoGP was really good value for money. After a cold start in the morning, things certainly warmed up when the races began. It was my first MotoGP and I will be booking for the next one when I get time.

Poll: Should Cal Crutchlow go to Ducati?

Poll: Should Cal Crutchlow go to Ducati?

Ducati have apparently offered British star Cal Crutchlow a two year deal to ride their MotoGP bike. But, given its reputation as a career buster, should he go for it? pollcomment

Eric Granado high-side

Eric Granado high-side

After 12 years of attending WSB, MotoGP and BSB races and trying to take half decent pics some poor soul had the good grace to eject from his Moto2 machine as I had my camera to my eye. Thank...

Dani celebrating...

Dani celebrating...

Dani's really putting some effort in here.

British MotoGP: Relief and regret for heroic Cal Crutchlow

British MotoGP: Relief and regret for heroic Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow experienced relief and regret in equal measure yesterday after the British rider produced a heroic ride to sixth place with a broken left ankle at Silverstone. The Monster Yamaha Tech 3...

British MotoGP: Valentino Rossi suffers more Silverstone misery

British MotoGP: Valentino Rossi suffers more Silverstone misery

Silverstone remains Valentino Rossi’s bogey track after the Italian finished yesterday’s British Grand Prix in a lowly ninth position. Rossi was off the pace all weekend in dry conditions and more...

British MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo taking nothing for granted

British MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo taking nothing for granted

Jorge Lorenzo says he won’t take anything for granted after his domination of the 2012 MotGP world championship continued at Silverstone yesterday. The Spaniard clinched a third consecutive victory...

British MotoGP: Casey Stoner worried by Honda pace

British MotoGP: Casey Stoner worried by Honda pace

Casey Stoner says he is more worried about the pace of his Honda RC213V machine than he is about falling 25-points behind Jorge Lorenzo after a third straight defeat in yesterday’s British Grand Prix...

British MotoGP: Ben Spies mystified by rear tyre issue

British MotoGP: Ben Spies mystified by rear tyre issue

Ben Spies is still seeking his first MotoGP podium of the season after a sudden and early drop in rear grip ended his victory challenge at Silverstone yesterday. The American led for the opening four...