2013

Rins and Marquez to make Honda switch for 2014

Rins and Marquez to make Honda switch for 2014

Alex Rins and Alex Marquez will ditch KTM power in 2014 and battle for next year’s Moto3 world championship on a brand new official Honda machine. The switch to Honda has long been anticipated but...

HRC boss hails ‘unbelievable’ Marc Marquez

HRC boss hails ‘unbelievable’ Marc Marquez

HRC has lauded Marc Marquez as a unique talent after the Spaniard joined Mick Doohan, Alex Criville, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and Casey Stoner in an illustrious list of MotoGP world champions for...

Tech 3 impressed with Pol Espargaro’s MotoGP debut

Tech 3 impressed with Pol Espargaro’s MotoGP debut

Reigning Moto2 world champion Pol Espargaro’s eye-catching MotoGP debut in Valencia last week impressed his new Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad. The Spaniard finished eighth fastest overall during the...

Michael Laverty: MotoGP or BSB in 2014?

Michael Laverty: MotoGP or BSB in 2014?

Michael Laverty is still unsure whether he will be lining up against Marc Marquez or Shane Byrne in 2014. The Irishman’s racing future remains shrouded in uncertainty while he waits to learn whether...

Nicky Hayden: Marquez ‘reset the bar’ in 2013

Nicky Hayden: Marquez ‘reset the bar’ in 2013

Former premier class world champion Nicky Hayden reckons new Repsol Honda golden boy Marc Marquez ‘reset the bar’ in the 2013 MotoGP world championship. Marquez ended a record-breaking first season in...

Lowes impresses on Moto2 debut

Lowes impresses on Moto2 debut

Sam Lowes has made his Moto2 debut, surprising many in the paddock to end his first day seventh fastest against experienced competition. The Supersport World Champion, who has signed for the Speed-Up...

Cal Crutchlow: ‘Nearly impossible to go faster’

Cal Crutchlow: ‘Nearly impossible to go faster’

Cal Crutchlow completed his first factory Ducati test in Valencia today, admitting it was ‘nearly impossible’ to improve on his lowly 12th position on the final timesheets. The British rider set a...

Bradley Smith takes shock second in Valencia test

Bradley Smith takes shock second in Valencia test

British rider Bradley Smith delivered the final shock of 2013 in Valencia today when the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider finished a three-day MotoGP test with the second fastest time. Running a soft...

Marquez fastest on 2014 bike at day two of test

Marquez fastest on 2014 bike at day two of test

New world champion Marc Marquez has finished the second day of post-season testing at Valencia over a second quicker than the fastest lap of Sunday’s race, as he lapped only 0.3 off his qualifying...

Rossi happy with progress with new chief Galbusera

Rossi happy with progress with new chief Galbusera

Valentino Rossi says that his first day testing without Jeremy Burgess at his side was ‘emotional,’ but that he’s pleased with the progress he’s made with new crew chief Silvano Galbusera, who has...

Paul Bird waiting for improved Aprilia deal

Paul Bird waiting for improved Aprilia deal

British team boss Paul Bird says he will have no hesitation to quit MotoGP unless he can get increased support from Italian factory Aprilia. Bird met with Aprilia boss Ramono Albesiano last Saturday...

Lorenzo takes charge on first day of Valencia test

Lorenzo takes charge on first day of Valencia test

Jorge Lorenzo was fastest on the opening day of the 2014 season at Valencia, as testing got underway immediately for next season. Cal Crutchlow also rode his first laps on Ducati, while Scott Redding...

Cal Crutchlow makes Ducati debut in Valencia

Cal Crutchlow makes Ducati debut in Valencia

Cal Crutchlow has got his first taste of the factory Ducati Desmosedici that Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and Andrea Dovizioso have dismissed as a no-hoper this afternoon at the Ricardo Tormo track...

Scott Redding makes production Honda debut in Valencia

Scott Redding makes production Honda debut in Valencia

British rider Scott Redding has just completed his first laps in Valencia on board the Gresini Honda RCV1000R he will race in MotoGP next season. The 20-year-old completed an initial run of six laps...

Bradley Smith delighted with strong finish to rookie season

Bradley Smith delighted with strong finish to rookie season

Bradley Smith ended an impressive rookie MotoGP campaign in Valencia with yet another top 10 finish that secured him 10th in the overall world championship rankings. The Oxfordshire rider has ended...

Cal Crutchlow ends Tech 3 spell in gravel

Cal Crutchlow ends Tech 3 spell in gravel

Cal Crutchlow’s three-year spell with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad ended in disappointment in Valencia yesterday when the British rider tumbled out of the top six. Crutchlow, who will make his much...

Yamaha confirm replacement for axed Jerry Burgess

Yamaha confirm replacement for axed Jerry Burgess

Valentino Rossi’s new factory Yamaha MotoGP crew chief will be Silvano Galbusera, who will take over from the Italian’s trusted chief engineer Jerry Burgess from today’s test session in...

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez takes historic MotoGP title

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez takes historic MotoGP title

Marc Marquez has made history in Valencia today by becoming the youngest ever MotoGP world champion in his rookie season. Marquez only had to finish fourth to secure the championship, and after an...

Valencia MotoGP: Terol takes home win

Valencia MotoGP: Terol takes home win

Aspar rider Nico Terol has won the final Moto2 race of 2013 at his home circuit. Pole sitter and 2013 champion Pol Espargaro got a good start and gapped the field instantly but crashed out in the...

Valencia Motogp: Vinales takes Moto3 crown

Valencia Motogp: Vinales takes Moto3 crown

Maverick Vinales has won the final race of the 2013 season and with it the Moto3 world championship after a nail biting race. The fight for the title was close between Vinales, Alex Rins and Luis...

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez takes pole for title decider

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez takes pole for title decider

Marc Marquez will start tomrrow's race from pole position as he looks to make history by becoming the youngest ever MotoGP world champion. The Repsol Honda rider set a lap record with a best time of...

Valencia MotoGP: Rins starts from pole

Valencia MotoGP: Rins starts from pole

Spaniard Alex Rins will start tomorrow's Moto3 title decider from pole position ahead of championship rivals Luis Salom and Maverick Vinales in second and third respectively. Aspar rider Jonas Folger...

Cal Crutchlow’s Ducati debut live on BT Sport

Cal Crutchlow’s Ducati debut live on BT Sport

Cal Crutchlow’s debut for the factory Ducati team in Valencia on Monday will be screened live on BT Sport. BT Sport is showing live and exclusive coverage of the first 2014 winter test, which includes...

Valentino Rossi: Right time to replace Jerry Burgess

Valentino Rossi: Right time to replace Jerry Burgess

Valentino Rossi believes now is the right time to part company with legendary Australian chief engineer Jerry Burgess, as the news of their shock split continues to dominate the headlines at the final...

Jerry Burgess stunned to be dropped by Valentino Rossi

Jerry Burgess stunned to be dropped by Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi’s legendary Australian crew chief Jerry Burgess has spoken of his shock and surprise at being dropped by the Italian star for the 2014 MotoGP world championship. Nine-times world...

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez tops opening day

Valencia MotoGP: Marquez tops opening day

Title hopeful Marc Marquez got off to the perfect start on the opening day of the final round in Valencia, topping both free practice sessions. Team-mate and fellow Spaniard Dani Pedrosa set the...

Valentino Rossi splits with crew chief Jerry Burgess

Valentino Rossi splits with crew chief Jerry Burgess

Valentino Rossi dropped a bombshell during the pre-event press conference for this weekend’s Valencia MotoGP clash in Spain by confirming he will split with legendary crew chief Jerry Burgess for...

Cal Crutchlow excited ahead of Ducati debut

Cal Crutchlow excited ahead of Ducati debut

Cal Crutchlow will get an idea of the mammoth task he faces to make Ducati’s struggling Desmosedici competitive in 2014 when he makes his debut for the Bologna factory in Valencia on Monday. The...

Danny Kent ruled out of final Moto2 race in Valencia

Danny Kent ruled out of final Moto2 race in Valencia

British rider Danny Kent will not participate in the final round of the Moto2 world championship in Valencia this weekend. The teenager has withdrawn from what would have been his final appearance on...

Nicky Hayden ‘can’t wait’ for Honda return

Nicky Hayden ‘can’t wait’ for Honda return

American Nicky Hayden has spoken of his excitement and anticipation at returning to Honda when preparations for the 2014 MotoGP world championship commence in Valencia next week. The 2006 world...

Crutchlow and Smith back Marquez to clinch MotoGP crown

Crutchlow and Smith back Marquez to clinch MotoGP crown

British duo Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith have backed rookie sensation Marc Marquez to hold his nerve in Valencia this weekend to capture a record-breaking first MotoGP title. For the first time...

Hayden and Rossi on MotoGP title showdown

Hayden and Rossi on MotoGP title showdown

The last time the MotoGP world championship went down to a final round shootout in Valencia back in 2006, it was underdog Nicky Hayden that prevailed in an emotional and tension-fuelled race after...

Suzuki eager to keep de Puniet in testing role

Suzuki eager to keep de Puniet in testing role

Suzuki is hoping to tie down a deal with experienced French rider Randy de Puniet to continue spearheading development of its new factory 1000cc prototype in 2014. As well as racing full-time with the...

Danny Kent: ‘I need to fight for Moto3 title in 2014’

Danny Kent: ‘I need to fight for Moto3 title in 2014’

Danny Kent has admitted he must fight for the Moto3 world title in 2014 or risk losing his place in the GP paddock. The 19-year-old dropped a bombshell earlier this month when it was revealed he would...

Aragon MotoGP race poised for date switch if Brazil not ready for 2014

Aragon MotoGP race poised for date switch if Brazil not ready for 2014

If you’re planning on making a trip to the Motorland Aragon MotoGP round in 2014, you might want to delay making firm plans until the start of next season. MCN learned during last weekend’s Japanese...

Suzuki to participate in Sepang winter tests in 2014

Suzuki to participate in Sepang winter tests in 2014

Suzuki will ramp up its preparations for a 2015 MotoGP return by attending the first two major winter test sessions ahead of next season in Sepang. The Japanese factory will kick off an intensive 2014...