November

Sepang to host two MotoGP races in future?

Sepang to host two MotoGP races in future?

Sepang could host two MotoGP races in the near future in a bid to cash in on booming interest in South East Asian markets like Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. MCN can reveal that Yamaha boss Lin...

Stefan Bradl has birthday op to cure arm pump

Stefan Bradl has birthday op to cure arm pump

Stefan Bradl’s 23rd birthday celebrations took place on a Barcelona hospital bed after the German underwent successful surgery to cure an arm pump issue that plagued him during an impressive rookie...

Gino Rea set to stay in Moto2

Gino Rea set to stay in Moto2

Gino Rea’s tough debut season in the ultra-competitive Moto2 class won't be his last, with the Londoner understood to have signed a 2013 deal with the new ESGP squad. Rea was missing from the...

Michael Laverty to MotoGP in 2013

Michael Laverty to MotoGP in 2013

As has been widely rumoured, Michael Laverty has been named on the provisional MotoGP entry list for 2013 in Paul Bird’s British-based squad. Laverty is entered on a PBM machine, which is expected to...

No Gino Rea on provisional 2013 Moto2 entry list

No Gino Rea on provisional 2013 Moto2 entry list

British rider Gino Rea is a notable absentee from the provisional Moto2 entry list released today for the 2013 world championship campaign. The Londoner, who scored a stunning debut podium with third...

32-strong field for 2013 Moto3 battle

32-strong field for 2013 Moto3 battle

A 32-strong field, which includes British duo Danny Webb and John McPhee, will contest the second Moto3 world championship in 2013. Webb is down to ride a Suter Honda machine on the provisional entry...

Bryan Staring lands Gresini CRT ride

Bryan Staring lands Gresini CRT ride

Casey Stoner’s retirement from MotoGP hasn’t left the premier class without an Australian rider on the grid after Bryan Staring was confirmed as the surprise pick for the Gresini CRT ride. Staring...

Nicky Hayden confident Ducati can cure understeer issue

Nicky Hayden confident Ducati can cure understeer issue

Nicky Hayden remains confident Ducati can solve a persistent understeer issue that has dogged the Desmosedici MotoGP project in recent years. The understeer issue was a constant complaint of Valentino...

Marc Marquez tests 2013 Honda in Sepang

Marc Marquez tests 2013 Honda in Sepang

Improved weather conditions at the Sepang track in Malaysia today enabled Marc Marquez to enjoy his most productive day on board Honda’s RC213V 1000cc MotoGP machine to date. The reigning Moto2 world...

Marc Marquez foiled by rain again in Sepang

Marc Marquez foiled by rain again in Sepang

After a rain-disrupted MotoGP debut in Valencia earlier this month, Marc Marquez was hoping for better luck with the weather at the start of a three-day private Honda test session at the Sepang track...

Colin Edwards approaches Yamaha about 2014 engine deal

Colin Edwards approaches Yamaha about 2014 engine deal

Colin Edwards has held tentative talks with senior Yamaha management about his Forward Racing squad leasing a YZR-M1 engine and electronics package for the 2014 MotoGP world championship. Yamaha will...

Argentina dropped from 2013 MotoGP calendar

Argentina dropped from 2013 MotoGP calendar

Argentina’s bid to be back on the MotoGP calendar next season for the first time since 1999 has been scuppered. The new Autodromo de Rio Hondo track was pencilled in to host round two of the 2013...

Casey Stoner’s crew chief gets new senior role at HRC

Casey Stoner’s crew chief gets new senior role at HRC

Casey Stoner’s long serving crew chief Cristian Gabbarini has taken up a new senior role inside the Honda’s official factory MotoGP garage for 2013. The highly respected Italian will take up a...

Stefan Bradl flattered by Honda faith

Stefan Bradl flattered by Honda faith

Stefan Bradl said it is a big honour to have signed a new MotoGP contract direct with HRC after impressing during his rookie season in 2012. The former Moto2 world champion didn’t finish out of the...

Danny Kent to get training tips from James Toseland

Danny Kent to get training tips from James Toseland

Danny Kent will embark on a rigorous training regime with former World Superbike champion James Toseland to build up strength ahead of his first season in the Moto2 world championship in 2013. The...

Andrea Dovizioso reserves judgement on Ducati potential

Andrea Dovizioso reserves judgement on Ducati potential

Andrea Dovizioso says it is too early to understand the potential of Ducati’s Desmosedici MotoGP machine after he made his debut for the Bologna factory in Valencia last week. Cold and wet conditions...

Filippo Preziosi optimistic for Ducati’s MotoGP future

Filippo Preziosi optimistic for Ducati’s MotoGP future

Ousted Ducati MotoGP boss Filippo Preziosi says he is optimistic that the Bologna factory is destined for a successful future. The Italian will no longer serve as Ducati Corse’s General and Technical...

Filippo Preziosi replaced in Ducati management shake-up

Filippo Preziosi replaced in Ducati management shake-up

The fallout from Valentino Rossi’s disastrous two-year spell with Ducati is starting to be felt, with Filippo Preziosi and Alessandro Cicognani replaced in a major management shake-up. The highest...

Marc VDS miss out on Maverick Vinales

Marc VDS miss out on Maverick Vinales

Maverick Vinales has rejected the chance to sign a long-term deal to race in Moto3 and Moto2 with Scott Redding’s Marc VDS Racing squad. After much behind-the-scenes manoeuvring and negotiating by...

Marc Marquez exciting for MotoGP, says Nicky Hayden

Marc Marquez exciting for MotoGP, says Nicky Hayden

Nicky Hayden believes the arrival of controversial but fast Spaniard Marc Marquez in MotoGP next season will inject fresh excitement and interest into the premier class. The reigning Moto2 world...

James Ellison gutted to lose MotoGP ride

James Ellison gutted to lose MotoGP ride

James Ellison admitted he was gutted not to get the chance to stay with the Paul Bird Motorsport CRT squad in MotoGP next season. The 31-year-old equalled his career best result of ninth in two out of...

Valentino Rossi at Valencia

Valentino Rossi at Valencia

The final MotoGP round of 2012 was my first trip to Valencia. I thouroughly enjoyed it and they allow you to move about the grandstands throughout the weekend.  

Cal Crutchlow's crash

Cal Crutchlow's crash

Cal Crutchlow crashes out of second place in the Valencia MotoGP with just seven laps to go.

Stoner during practice

Stoner during practice

Casey Stoner during Saturday practice at Valencia.

Scott Redding buoyed by Moto2 weight limit for 2013

Scott Redding buoyed by Moto2 weight limit for 2013

Scott Redding’s 2013 world title hopes got a huge early boost in Valencia last weekend when a minimum weight limit was approved for the Moto2 class. A minimum weight limit of 215kg will be enforced,...

Randy de Puniet close to Suzuki MotoGP test deal

Randy de Puniet close to Suzuki MotoGP test deal

Suzuki looks likely to place its faith in the experience of Randy de Puniet to spearhead its return to MotoGP in 2014. The Frenchman is in negotiations to head development of Suzuki’s new 1000cc...

Bradley Smith passes first MotoGP examination

Bradley Smith passes first MotoGP examination

Bradley Smith passed the first serious examination of his MotoGP credentials when he impressed in wet and dry conditions on his Monster Yamaha Tech 3 debut in Valencia. The British rider had endured a...

Cal Crutchlow hails ‘special’ Marc Marquez

Cal Crutchlow hails ‘special’ Marc Marquez

British rider Cal Crutchlow hailed Marc Marquez’s much anticipated MotoGP debut after the Spaniard finished just over a second off the fastest pace in Valencia yesterday (Wednesday). Cool, windy and...

Dani Pedrosa fastest on heavier Honda in Valencia

Dani Pedrosa fastest on heavier Honda in Valencia

Dani Pedrosa signed off his best ever season in MotoGP by heading the timesheets at the end of a weather-hit two-day test at the Ricardo Tormo track in Valencia. Cold temperatures, intermittent rain...

Rain in Spain a pain for Valentino Rossi

Rain in Spain a pain for Valentino Rossi

Yamaha’s gamble to abandon the Valencia test to go in search of improved conditions at the Motorland Aragon track backfired as further rain disrupted Valentino Rossi’s early 2013 MotoGP...

Pics: Bradley Smith makes Yamaha MotoGP debut in Valencia

Pics: Bradley Smith makes Yamaha MotoGP debut in Valencia

Bradley Smith finally got his first chance to lap on the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 at the Valencia track in Spain today. The British rider completed an eight-lap stint on Bridgestone rain tyres on...

Weather ruins Rossi's Yamaha return

Weather ruins Rossi's Yamaha return

Cold temperatures and intermittent rain put a huge dampener on the opening day of winter testing in Valencia today, with Valentino Rossi completing just two tentative laps on his Yamaha return in dry...

Pics: Valentino Rossi back on a Yamaha in Valencia

Pics: Valentino Rossi back on a Yamaha in Valencia

Valentino Rossi has made his long-awaited return to Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad in Valencia this morning. The 33-year-old was one of the first out on track in cool and cloudy conditions this morning...

EXCLUSIVE PICS: 2013 MotoGP season gets underway!

EXCLUSIVE PICS: 2013 MotoGP season gets underway!

The 2013 MotoGP season is officially underway, with the first day of testing underway at Valencia this morning. The test, which sees Valentino Rossi return to Yamaha, will last two days, although the...

Pics: Valentino Rossi makes Yamaha return

Pics: Valentino Rossi makes Yamaha return

Valentino Rossi has returned to Yamaha’s official factory MotoGP squad at the Valencia track today. The Italian arrived at Yamaha’s garage at the Ricardo Tormo track in the middle of the afternoon...

Poll: How to REALLY spice up MotoGP

Poll: How to REALLY spice up MotoGP

Dorna has announced some concessions to the factories by scrapping CRT bikes in 2014 and ditching the idea of control rider aid software. But what do you think would REALLY spice up the spectacle, and...