2013

Valentino Rossi: Title not foregone conclusion for Marc Marquez

Valentino Rossi: Title not foregone conclusion for Marc Marquez

Valentino Rossi doesn’t believe Marc Marquez is cruising towards a historic maiden MotoGP world title after the rookie sensation scorched to a third win on American soil in 2013 yesterday...

Valentino Rossi thrilled with late charge to fourth

Valentino Rossi thrilled with late charge to fourth

Valentino Rossi salvaged a last gasp fourth place at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway yesterday (Sunday), but admitted he must up his game to pose a consistent threat to dominant Spanish trio...

Dani Pedrosa delighted with battling second

Dani Pedrosa delighted with battling second

Less than a week after wondering whether his recovering fractured left collarbone would withstand the physically demanding Brickyard track in Indianapolis, Dani Pedrosa was ecstatic after clinching a...

Indianapolis MotoGP: Marquez takes three from three in the USA

Indianapolis MotoGP: Marquez takes three from three in the USA

Rookie sensation Marc Marquez dominated the Indianapolis Grand Prix this afternoon to take his third win from three in the USA, winning by over four seconds from Dani Pedrosa. Jorge Lorenzo led off...

Indianapolis Moto2: Late charging Rabat takes win as Redding 3rd

Indianapolis Moto2: Late charging Rabat takes win as Redding 3rd

A late charge from Tito Rabat gave him hsi second Moto2 victory of 2013 to beat Takaai Nakagami, while Scott Redding defended his championship lead in third. It was Redding who led off the line,...

Indianapolis Moto3: Rins takes third win of the season

Indianapolis Moto3: Rins takes third win of the season

Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider Alex Rins has taken victory in the Moto3 race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of teammate Alex Marquez, as an injured Luis Salom finishes off the podium for the...

Indy secures MotoGP future, Laguna Seca to be axed?

Indy secures MotoGP future, Laguna Seca to be axed?

The legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) will remain on the MotoGP calendar in 2014, as doubts have emerged about the future of the Laguna Seca round in California. Earlier this year IMS...

Cal Crutchlow: Difficult to beat ‘incredible’ Marquez

Cal Crutchlow: Difficult to beat ‘incredible’ Marquez

British rider Cal Crutchlow has admitted it will be a hugely difficult challenge preventing rookie sensation Marc Marquez from romping to a third straight win in 2013 at the world famous Indianapolis...

Valentino Rossi slumps to worst qualifying of season

Valentino Rossi slumps to worst qualifying of season

Valentino Rossi will need to produce one of his best performances of 2013 to extend his current podium run in Indianapolis tomorrow after he slumped to his worst qualifying result of the...

Indianapolis Moto2: Red mist descends as Redding takes pole

Indianapolis Moto2: Red mist descends as Redding takes pole

Scott Redding got his season back on track today with a blistering lap late in qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to take pole position for tomorrow's race. Redding, who was initially top...

Indianapolis MotoGP: Marquez shatters lap record en route to pole

Indianapolis MotoGP: Marquez shatters lap record en route to pole

Marc Marquez shattered the lap record today at Indianapolis to take pole position as he dominated the rest of the field on his Repsol Honda. The championship leader, still in his rookie year, beat the...

Indianapolis Moto3: Rins takes another pole

Indianapolis Moto3: Rins takes another pole

Alex Rins put his KTM on the front row of the grid for tomorrow's Indianapolis Moto3 race, taking his fourth pole of the season as he bested his fellow KTMs. His teammate Alex Marquez was second,...

Ben Spies dislocates left shoulder in Indianapolis

Ben Spies dislocates left shoulder in Indianapolis

Ben Spies has suffered another cruel injury blow at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway today after he dislocated his left shoulder in a crash in this morning’s third practice session. The Texan...

Valentino Rossi seeks improved corner entry

Valentino Rossi seeks improved corner entry

Valentino Rossi believes he must improve the braking and corner entry performance of his factory Yamaha YZR-M1 to have a chance of a fourth successive podium this season at the iconic Indianapolis...

Cal Crutchlow’s crew chief in talks with Ducati

Cal Crutchlow’s crew chief in talks with Ducati

Cal Crutchlow’s current Monster Yamaha Tech 3 crew chief Daniele Romagnoli has confirmed he is in talks with Ducati about moving to the Bologna factory with the British rider in 2014. After clinching...

Dovizioso excited to team up with Crutchlow again

Dovizioso excited to team up with Crutchlow again

Factory Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso says he is excited at the prospect of renewing his rivalry with British rider Cal Crutchlow in 2014. Crutchlow’s decision to switch to a factory Desmosedici next...

Virgin customers to get MotoGP

Virgin customers to get MotoGP

Good news was announced today for British MotoGP fans using Virgin's TV services, with an agreement signed between them and BT Sport that will see MotoGP available on Virgin's services for the 2014...

Tech 3 boss: No doubt Espargaro will be strong in MotoGP

Tech 3 boss: No doubt Espargaro will be strong in MotoGP

Pol Espargaro has the talent and potential to be consistently battling for the top six in his rookie MotoGP world championship campaign in 2014. That’s the view of Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve...

Suzuki urged to complete several wild cards in 2014

Suzuki urged to complete several wild cards in 2014

Suzuki has been urged to make as many wild card appearances as possible next year to ensure its new 1000cc contender returns race ready and competitive in 2015. The Japanese factory shocked the MotoGP...

Ducati keen to see Nicky Hayden in WSB

Ducati keen to see Nicky Hayden in WSB

Ducati doesn’t want to cut axed MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden completely off its payroll in 2014 and will try and tempt the American to ride a Panigale in World Superbikes. The 2006 world champion has not...

Ben Spies committed to MotoGP and Ducati for 2014

Ben Spies committed to MotoGP and Ducati for 2014

Ben Spies fully intends to be back racing a factory-backed Ducati Desmosedici in 2014 after laughing off rumours that he will retire or quit and return to World Superbikes. The Texan will end 10...

Honda readying updated 2014 RC213V for Misano test

Honda readying updated 2014 RC213V for Misano test

Honda will roll out a revamped version of its 2014 factory RC213V prototype at a forthcoming test in Misano. The Japanese factory gave next year’s V4 contender its public debut at a rain-hit test at...

Roberts, Schwantz and Rainey talk Marquez

Roberts, Schwantz and Rainey talk Marquez

After Marc Marquez claimed a sensational debut win in Laguna Seca last month, Italian legend Valentino Rossi reckons the gifted Spaniard has the potential to become one of the all-time greats in...

Honda eager to see Jonathan Rea in MotoGP in 2014

Honda eager to see Jonathan Rea in MotoGP in 2014

Honda is trying to reward Jonathan Rea’s unwavering loyalty to the Japanese factory by helping the British rider secure a MotoGP switch in 2014. The current Ten Kate Honda rider attended the recent...

Colin Edwards confident of new Forward Racing deal

Colin Edwards confident of new Forward Racing deal

American veteran Colin Edwards is confident he will be re-united with a Yamaha YZR-M1 machine in 2014. The Texan’s Forward Racing squad has verbally agreed a deal with Yamaha to lease YZR-M1 engines...

Pramac confident of new Ducati deal for 2014

Pramac confident of new Ducati deal for 2014

Ducati’s long-running association with its satellite Pramac squad looks certain to continue in 2014, despite an already forgettable current MotoGP campaign. The Italian-based Pramac squad was in the...

Bradley Smith: Pol Espargaro just another teammate

Bradley Smith: Pol Espargaro just another teammate

Bradley Smith says new Monster Yamaha Tech 3 teammate Pol Espargaro is just another rider he has to beat to safeguard his own MotoGP future beyond next season. Current Moto2 world championship...

Cal Crutchlow vows not to ‘wreck’ Tech 3 team

Cal Crutchlow vows not to ‘wreck’ Tech 3 team

Cal Crutchlow wants current crew chief Daniele Romagnoli to join him at Ducati in 2014 but insists he will not decimate his side of the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team when he leaves to join the Bologna...

Casey Stoner tests 2014 factory Honda but no wild card plans

Casey Stoner tests 2014 factory Honda but no wild card plans

Casey Stoner was able to give HRC technical staff vital information on development of its 2014 factory RC213V MotoGP prototype at the Twin Ring Motegi track in Japan today. But the Aussie ruled out...

Rain disrupts Casey Stoner’s return to two wheels in Japan

Rain disrupts Casey Stoner’s return to two wheels in Japan

Casey Stoner has returned to MotoGP action at the Twin Ring Motegi track in Japan today, the double world champion completing his first stint on a factory Honda since he retired from racing nine...

Yamaha to test 2014 factory YZR-M1 in Brno?

Yamaha to test 2014 factory YZR-M1 in Brno?

Reigning MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi are widely expected to test Yamaha’s new 2014 prototype YZR-M1 machine in a two-day test session at the Brno track this week. It has...

Exclusive: Cal Crutchlow ready for Ducati challenge

Exclusive: Cal Crutchlow ready for Ducati challenge

Cal Crutchlow has admitted the challenge of making Ducati’s struggling factory Desmosedici machine a winner again in the MotoGP world championship will be the toughest of his career. Speaking for the...

Tech 3 boss ‘sad’ at Cal Crutchlow departure

Tech 3 boss ‘sad’ at Cal Crutchlow departure

Cal Crutchlow’s Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal has spoken of his sadness at the British rider’s decision to complete a lucrative switch to Ducati’s struggling factory MotoGP squad in...

Bradley Smith happy to have future speculation ended

Bradley Smith happy to have future speculation ended

Cal Crutchlow’s decision to join Ducati for 2014 has at least ended constant speculation about the MotoGP future of current Monster Yamaha Tech 3 teammate Bradley Smith. With Pol Espargaro signed for...

Cal Crutchlow signs for Ducati

Cal Crutchlow signs for Ducati

Cal Crutchlow has taken a massive career gamble by accepting the tough challenge of transforming Ducati’s flagging fortunes in MotoGP next season. The British rider rejected an improved pay deal to...

Bradley Smith confident Tech 3 seat is safe for 2014

Bradley Smith confident Tech 3 seat is safe for 2014

Bradley Smith is convinced his YZR-M1 seat in the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad is not in jeopardy for 2014 as teammate Cal Crutchlow’s future gets closer to being finalised. Ducati appears to have won...