October

Anthony West fails drug test

Anthony West fails drug test

Moto2 rider Anthony West has been stripped of his Le Mans seventh place from earlier in the season and banned from competition for one month after a drugs sample he gave after the French round was...

Marc Marquez gets crew boost at HRC

Marc Marquez gets crew boost at HRC

New Moto2 world champion Marc Marquez has been given a major boost after it was confirmed all but one of Casey Stoner’s current factory Honda crew will oversee his much anticipated move to MotoGP in...

Argentina MotoGP remains in doubt

Argentina MotoGP remains in doubt

A political storm involving Repsol – one of the most high profile sponsors in the MotoGP paddock – continues to seriously threaten Argentina’s bid to be back on the calendar next season for the first...

Casey Stoner makes it super six at Phillip Island

Casey Stoner makes it super six at Phillip Island

Casey Stoner’s love affair with the spectacular Phillip Island track continued yesterday when he romped to a stunning sixth successive victory on home soil. The Repsol Honda rider could not have...

Cal Crutchlow thrilled with podium return in Australia

Cal Crutchlow thrilled with podium return in Australia

Cal Crutchlow ended a nightmare run on the end of season MotoGP world tour yesterday to score his second premier class podium with a brilliant display in the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip...

Jorge Lorenzo celebrates ‘tough’ second MotoGP world title

Jorge Lorenzo celebrates ‘tough’ second MotoGP world title

Jorge Lorenzo said his battle to win a second MotoGP world title in 2012 was ‘tougher than anyone can imagine’ after a second place in yesterday’s Australian Grand Prix secured him the championship...

Valentino Rossi outpaced in Phillip Island

Valentino Rossi outpaced in Phillip Island

The forthcoming Valencia MotoGP test can’t come soon enough for Valentino Rossi after his penultimate appearance for Ducati in Australia yesterday proved to be another humbling experience. The...

Early mistake ends Dani Pedrosa’s title bid

Early mistake ends Dani Pedrosa’s title bid

Early mistake ends Dani Pedrosa’s title bid in Phillip Island Dani Pedrosa will start an eighth season as a factory Honda rider in 2013 still seeking to capture an elusive first MotoGP world title...

Cal Crutchlow third as Jorge Lorenzo lifts MotoGP crown

Cal Crutchlow third as Jorge Lorenzo lifts MotoGP crown

Cal Crutchlow gave himself an early 27th birthday present in Phillip Island this afternoon to claim his second premier class podium in an Australian Grand Prix that saw Jorge Lorenzo clinch a second...

Marc Marquez claims Moto2 title with Phillip Island podium

Marc Marquez claims Moto2 title with Phillip Island podium

British rider Scott Redding came tantalisingly close to a fifth podium of the season at Phillip Island this afternoon as Marc Marquez wrapped up the 2012 Moto2 world title with third place. Marquez...

Danny Kent misses Phillip Island podium by just 0.076s

Danny Kent missed out on a third Moto3 podium of 2012 by the narrowest of margins at the fast and flowing Phillip Island track in Australia today. The British rider just lost out in a drag race to the finish line as Aussie teenager and Red Bull KTM teammate Arthur Sissis snatched his first Grand Prix rostrum in a nail-biting finish. With new Moto3 world champion Sandro Cortese streaking away to a...

Jorge Lorenzo surprised by Casey Stoner’s home race pace

Jorge Lorenzo surprised by Casey Stoner’s home race pace

Jorge Lorenzo might be standing on the brink of his second MotoGP world title, but his hopes of capturing the crown from the top step of the podium seem extremely remote, despite qualifying in second...

Scott Redding on front row in Phillip Island

Scott Redding on front row in Phillip Island

British rider Scott Redding will start tomorrow’s Australian Moto2 Grand Prix from the front row of the grid after he qualified his Marc VDS Racing Kalex machine in second place. The Gloucestershire...

Casey Stoner rebounds to secure Phillip Island pole

Casey Stoner rebounds to secure Phillip Island pole

Casey Stoner bounced back from an early crash to claim pole position for his final home race at the spectacular Phillip Island track in Australia earlier today. After dominating all three practice...

Danny Kent close to front row in Phillip Island

Danny Kent close to front row in Phillip Island

Danny Kent narrowly missed out on scoring a fifth Moto3 front row start of 2012 at Phillip Island today after this afternoon’s qualifying session was disrupted by a short rain shower just after the...

Philip Island MotoGP: Casey Stoner thrilled with flying start in Phillip Island

Philip Island MotoGP: Casey Stoner thrilled with flying start in Phillip Island

Casey Stoner was thrilled after he made a dream start in his quest to win a sixth successive home race at Phillip Island today. The 27-year-old defied a lack of strength and mobility in the right...

Philip Island MotoGP: Valentino Rossi not surprised at Casey Stoner’s home speed

Philip Island MotoGP: Valentino Rossi not surprised at Casey Stoner’s home speed

Valentino Rossi said he wasn’t surprised to see Casey Stoner dominating the opening day of practice for this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island earlier today. Fears the slow recovering...

Philip Island MotoGP: Casey Stoner in another league, admits Cal Crutchlow

Philip Island MotoGP: Casey Stoner in another league, admits Cal Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow says it will be almost impossible to stop reigning world champion Casey Stoner from romping to a sixth successive victory in his home race at Phillip Island on Sunday. The 27-year-old...

Casey Stoner dominates Phillip Island practice

Casey Stoner dominates Phillip Island practice

Casey Stoner showed why he has not lost a MotoGP race on home soil since 2007 after dominating today’s opening practice sessions at the Phillip Island circuit. In front of a massive Friday crowd...

Ankle getting worse, admits Casey Stoner

Ankle getting worse, admits Casey Stoner

Casey Stoner has admitted the condition of his right ankle is getting worse rather than improving as he prepares to try and capture a fairytale farewell victory against the odds in Australia on...

Cal Crutchlow struggling with fever

Cal Crutchlow struggling with fever

Cal Crutchlow has arrived for the penultimate MotoGP round of 2012 at the Phillip Island circuit unsure just how much a severe bout and bronchitis and fever will impact on his performance in...

Casey Stoner proud of corner naming honour

Casey Stoner proud of corner naming honour

Casey Stoner has spoken of his joy and pride at having the super-fast Turn 3 at Phillip Island named in his honour earlier today. The reigning MotoGP world champion took part in a special ceremony at...

James Ellison unsure of 2013 MotoGP prospects

James Ellison unsure of 2013 MotoGP prospects

James Ellison says he has no clue whether he will be riding in the MotoGP world championship next season. The Cumbrian made it clear in Phillip Island today that he wants to get a new deal with Paul...

Modest expectations for Valentino Rossi in Australia

Modest expectations for Valentino Rossi in Australia

Valentino Rossi has only modest expectations heading into this weekend’s Phillip Island MotoGP clash in Australia. The Italian doubts he will be a podium challenger on Sunday at the spectacular...

Vinales Back After Humbling Climbdown

Vinales Back After Humbling Climbdown

Less than one week after controversially walking out on his Avintia Blusens Moto3 squad on the eve of the Sepang race, Maverick Vinales will be back in Australia this weekend after a humbling...

Ben Spies to miss last two races?

Ben Spies to miss last two races?

A crash during last weekend’s storm-lashed Sepang race in Malaysia is likely to have been the last act for Ben Spies as a factory Yamaha rider, with the Texan now expected to miss the final two races...

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo relieved with ‘lucky’ second

Sepang MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo relieved with ‘lucky’ second

Jorge Lorenzo admitted he got out of jail after he almost threw away 20 precious points in a rain-lashed Sepang MotoGP race. Just moments before the scheduled 20-lap race was red flagged on lap 14 as...

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa jubilant after breakthrough rain win

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa jubilant after breakthrough rain win

There would have been a time in the past when Dani Pedrosa would have crumbled in conditions as bad as those that severely disrupted yesterday’s Malaysian Grand Prix. But with rain lashing down to...

Sepang MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow loses more ground in hunt for fifth

Sepang MotoGP: Cal Crutchlow loses more ground in hunt for fifth

Fifth place in the overall MotoGP world championship standings slipped further out of Cal Crutchlow’s reach yesterday after he tumbled out of a rain-soaked Sepang race in Malaysia while battling...

Sepang MotoGP: Gino Rea savours ‘amazing’ first Moto2 podium

Sepang MotoGP: Gino Rea savours ‘amazing’ first Moto2 podium

Gino Rea hailed his maiden Moto2 podium as ‘amazing’ after he fought for a shock victory throughout a rain-soaked Sepang clash in Malaysia yesterday. The Gresini Suter rider finished third behind...

Turn 3 to be named after Casey Stoner at Phillip Island

Turn 3 to be named after Casey Stoner at Phillip Island

The Phillip Island track in Australia will honour reigning world champion Casey Stoner by naming its Turn 3 after the Repsol Honda rider later this week. A special naming ceremony will take place at...

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi backs race stoppage

Sepang MotoGP: Valentino Rossi backs race stoppage

Valentino Rossi said yesterday’s storm-lashed Malaysian Grand Prix was red flagged at the right time after he finished in a somewhat disappointing fifth place at Sepang. The Italian said the decision...

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner third after nearly pulling out

Sepang MotoGP: Casey Stoner third after nearly pulling out

Casey Stoner made a welcome return to the MotoGP podium in dreadful conditions at the Sepang International Circuit after the reigning world champion had pondered withdrawing from the Malaysian Grand...

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa wins to end rain jinx

Sepang MotoGP: Dani Pedrosa wins to end rain jinx

Dani Pedrosa scored the first wet weather Grand Prix victory of his career earlier today after he triumphed in atrocious conditions at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. The Repsol Honda...

Sepang MotoGP: Gino Rea third in Malaysian monsoon

Sepang MotoGP: Gino Rea third in Malaysian monsoon

British rider Gino Rea scored his first Grand Prix podium in atrocious conditions at the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia today. The Gresini Moriwaki rider was actually leading the delayed...

Sepang MotoGP: Sandro Cortese seals Moto3 title

Sepang MotoGP: Sandro Cortese seals Moto3 title

Sandro Cortese wrapped up the inaugural Moto3 world title at the Sepang track this afternoon after he emerged victorious in a thrilling Malaysian Grand Prix. With closest title rival Maverick Vinales...