February

Yamaha boss: No question Rossi will be competitive in 2013

Yamaha boss: No question Rossi will be competitive in 2013

Valentino Rossi’s impressive return to Yamaha’s factory YZR-M1 in Malaysia last week is proof that the Italian will be a major force again in the MotoGP world championship. That's the view of Yamaha...

Valentino Rossi praises ‘perfect’ Jorge Lorenzo

Valentino Rossi praises ‘perfect’ Jorge Lorenzo

Valentino Rossi has paid a glowing tribute to reigning MotoGP world champion and 2013 factory Yamaha teammate Jorge Lorenzo after being reunited with the Spaniard for the start of winter testing in...

Video: Repsol Honda complete Sepang test

Video: Repsol Honda complete Sepang test

Hear from Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and marc marquez following the first test of 2013 in this video from the team. Pedrosa topped the time sheets, while rookie Marquez was the talk of the test...

Michael Laverty makes stunning MotoGP debut in Sepang

Michael Laverty makes stunning MotoGP debut in Sepang

Few people would have given Michael Laverty a prayer of finishing third fastest CRT rider ahead of this week’s three-day MotoGP test at the long and technical Sepang track. Yet the Irish rider...

Ben Spies plays safe in Sepang

Ben Spies plays safe in Sepang

Ben Spies opted not to ride on the final day of his long awaited Ducati debut in Sepang while he continues a long and gruelling recovery from major right shoulder surgery. The Texan arrived in...

Gino Rea loses Moto2 ride

Gino Rea loses Moto2 ride

British rider Gino Rea has been left without a ride in 2013 after the new ESGP squad abandoned plans to race in the Moto2 world championship. Rea, who scored a stunning podium in a rain-lashed...

Valentino Rossi ecstatic with Sepang speed

Valentino Rossi ecstatic with Sepang speed

Valentino Rossi could barely contain his delight after he finished the Sepang MotoGP test with the third best time on his much anticipated return to Yamaha’s factory squad. After a disastrous two-year...

Marc Marquez shrugs off crash to star in Sepang

Marc Marquez shrugs off crash to star in Sepang

Marc Marquez lived up to the pre-season hype in Sepang this week after the Spanish rookie shrugged off a final day crash to set the fourth fastest time. The reigning Moto2 world champion ended with a...

Cal Crutchlow impressed by Bradley Smith in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow impressed by Bradley Smith in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow reckons Bradley Smith’s critics have already been proven wrong after the British rookie produced one of the most impressive performances during this week’s Sepang MotoGP test in...

Rossi and Marquez Prove Their Worth: MotoGP Session 3 Results

Rossi and Marquez Prove Their Worth: MotoGP Session 3 Results

The opening MotoGP test session of 2013 has finished in Sepang today, with the final timesheets showing a hint of a tantalising season ahead. Dani Pedrosa drew first blood of the winter testing...

Rossi and Lorenzo eager for Yamaha gearbox upgrade

Rossi and Lorenzo eager for Yamaha gearbox upgrade

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have made it clear to Yamaha that a seamless shift gearbox could drastically help improve acceleration issues with the new 2013 factory YZR-M1. A new gearbox was high...

Bradley Smith within one second of Valentino Rossi in Sepang

Bradley Smith within one second of Valentino Rossi in Sepang

Rookie Bradley Smith gave himself a huge confidence boost in Malaysia today by finishing less than a second behind nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi on the second day of MotoGP testing at the...

Cal Crutchlow: ‘2013 will be a big war’

Cal Crutchlow: ‘2013 will be a big war’

British rider Cal Crutchlow reckons MotoGP fans will be gripped by some hard and pulsating racing in 2013 after an enthralling start to pre-season testing at the Sepang track in Malaysia today. The...

Valentino Rossi shines on factory Yamaha return

Valentino Rossi shines on factory Yamaha return

Valentino Rossi made a brilliant return to Yamaha’s factory MotoGP squad in Malaysia today, the nine-times world champion ending the first day of 2013 pre-season testing with the fourth quickest...

Bradley Smith ready for Sepang speed rush

Bradley Smith ready for Sepang speed rush

Bradley Smith will find out what a factory-backed MotoGP machine is capable of in Sepang tomorrow (Tuesday), as the British rider prepares to kick off his 2013 preparations by breaking the 200mph...

Ben Spies eager to gauge shoulder strength in Sepang

Ben Spies eager to gauge shoulder strength in Sepang

It’s hard to imagine a rider preparing to kick off the 2013 winter testing campaign in Malaysia tomorrow (Tuesday) with more nervous excitement and anticipation than Texan Ben Spies. The 2009 World...

Tech 3 on experience building mission with Bradley Smith

Tech 3 on experience building mission with Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith’s Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad will focus on building up the British rider’s experience on a YZR-M1 machine during this week’s three-day MotoGP test at the Sepang track. Time on track to...

Fast start important for Cal Crutchlow in Sepang

Fast start important for Cal Crutchlow in Sepang

Cal Crutchlow’s Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal believes it will be important for the British star to repeat the fast and positive start to he made to winter testing in 2012 when the...

MotoGP prepares for 2013 testing in Sepang

MotoGP prepares for 2013 testing in Sepang

The MotoGP field has arrived in Kuala Lumpur ahead of the opening test of 2013 at the Sepang track, with big attention on how Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez will perform. Rossi’s factory Yamaha...