2014

Marquez: Honda support ‘priceless’ in signing new deal

Marquez: Honda support ‘priceless’ in signing new deal

Marc Marquez said it was the size of the support and not the cheque that meant he never remotely considered quitting Honda at the end of 2014. The Spaniard clinched a new two-year deal ahead of the...

John McPhee boosted by podium challenge in Le Mans

John McPhee boosted by podium challenge in Le Mans

John McPhee didn’t know whether to laugh or cry after the standout ride of his Moto3 career in Le Mans last weekend. McPhee’s eighth position doesn’t tell the true story of a stellar ride from the...

Sam Lowes seeks qualifying boost

Sam Lowes seeks qualifying boost

Sam Lowes reckons his hopes of becoming a consistent top six challenger in the Moto2 world championship will be boosted by better qualifying performances. The reigning World Supersport champion has...

Dani Pedrosa remains keen on new Honda deal

Dani Pedrosa remains keen on new Honda deal

Dani Pedrosa remains adamant his priority is to remain an official factory Honda rider in 2015. The Spaniard has been linked with a lucrative switch to lead Suzuki’s new 1000cc project, but he is keen...

Sachsenring’s spectacular Turn 11 unchanged for 2014

Sachsenring’s spectacular Turn 11 unchanged for 2014

One of the most jaw-dropping and spectacular corners on the MotoGP calendar – Sachsenring’s famous Turn 11 – will not be modified for 2014. The downhill plunge, nicknamed the ‘Waterfall’, faced a...

Colin Edwards cagey on Michelin testing role

Colin Edwards cagey on Michelin testing role

Colin Edwards has played down talk that he will lead development for Michelin if the French brand takes over from Bridgestone as official MotoGP tyre supplier in 2016. Michelin submitted its formal...

Pol Espargaro admits imminent factory Yamaha move unlikely

Pol Espargaro admits imminent factory Yamaha move unlikely

Pol Espargaro’s ambitions of being a factory Yamaha rider in the near future might be on hold for considerably longer than he might have imagined. The current Moto2 world champion rides for the...

Marquez: Rossi hard to beat in Mugello

Marquez: Rossi hard to beat in Mugello

Marc Marquez may have won all five races so far in a dominant 2014 MotoGP campaign, but the Spaniard fears it could be tough to defeat Valentino Rossi in Mugello next time out. Rossi has been the only...

Valentino Rossi: Marquez not Honda making difference

Valentino Rossi: Marquez not Honda making difference

Valentino Rossi says it is the man and not the machine that is propelling Marc Marquez effortlessly towards a successful defence of his MotoGP world title in 2014. The Spaniard was unstoppable again...

Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez battles to another win

Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez battles to another win

Reigning champion Marc Marquez has made it five wins in the first five races of 2014 despite running off track on the opening lap. The 21-year-old Spaniard was pushed wide and over the kerb by Jorge...

Le Mans Moto2: Kallio takes second successive win

Le Mans Moto2: Kallio takes second successive win

Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio made it two on the bounce with victory at Le Mans today to keep up the pressure on team-mate and championship leader Esteve Rabat. Kallio rode a calculated race, allowing...

Le Mans Moto3: Miller battles to take win

Le Mans Moto3: Miller battles to take win

Australian Jack Miller left it until the final lap to take victory at Le Mans and extend his championship lead after Romano Fenati retired from the race. Miller struggled as his factory KTM was...

Le Mans Moto2: Folger breaks record to take pole

Le Mans Moto2: Folger breaks record to take pole

Jonas Folger broke the pole position lap record set by Marc Marquez in 2012 with a lap of 1.37.619 at Le Mans to secure the first place spot for tomorrow's Moto2 race. Folger just edged...

Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez eases to another pole

Le Mans MotoGP: Marquez eases to another pole

Marc Marquez has taken his fifth pole position from five race weekends in 2014 at the Le Mans circuit in France with a fastest time of 1.32.042 onboard his Repsol Honda. The reigning...

Le Mans Moto3: Vazquez to start from pole

Le Mans Moto3: Vazquez to start from pole

Spanish rider Efren Vazquez has secured his first ever Moto3 pole position at the Le Mans circuit with a time of 1.42.491. The Honda rider beat championship hopeful Jack Miller to the front...

Rossi confident he can take fight to Marquez

Rossi confident he can take fight to Marquez

Valentino Rossi is ready to go toe-to-toe with Marc Marquez – even though the nine-times world champion fears the Spanish sensation is unbeatable on current form. Marquez heads to this weekend’s...

Marquez: No pressure to extend winning streak

Marquez: No pressure to extend winning streak

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has played down the pressure and expectation to continue his scintillating start to 2014 at the legendary Le Mans track this weekend. The Spaniard is...

Colin Edwards to race Harris-built frame in Mugello?

Colin Edwards to race Harris-built frame in Mugello?

Colin Edwards could be racing a British-built chassis on his Forward Racing Yamaha from the Mugello round later this month. But it won’t be the FTR frame the veteran Texan had expected to campaign...

Pol Espargaro aims to calm aggressive style

Pol Espargaro aims to calm aggressive style

Treat a lady bad and you’ll never be happy. The same applies to a 1000cc MotoGP bike, according to reigning Moto2 world champion Pol Espargaro, who has found the switch to MotoGP in 2014 a tough...

Marc Marquez signs new two-year HRC deal

Marc Marquez signs new two-year HRC deal

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez will remain with Honda until the end of 2016, the Japanese factory has confirmed this morning. The Spaniard, who is undefeated in four races so far in 2014,...

Suzuki working on new bike for 2015

Suzuki working on new bike for 2015

Suzuki will roll out a heavily revamped new 1000cc MotoGP bike in time for the start of the 2015 pre-season testing campaign in Valencia in early November. There is no doubt the Japanese factory,...

KTM begins 2015 Moto3 assault

KTM begins 2015 Moto3 assault

KTM has already kicked off its factory Moto3 assault for 2015 after testing next year’s factory bike in a behind-closed-doors test at the Almeria track in Spain recently. The bike is a complete revamp...

Honda happy to keep Dani Pedrosa for 2015

Honda happy to keep Dani Pedrosa for 2015

Honda has denied giving serious consideration to axing long-serving factory rider Dani Pedrosa at the end of 2014. Pedrosa has already been strongly linked with Suzuki, with the Japanese factory eager...

Suzuki switch appealing for Andrea Dovizioso

Suzuki switch appealing for Andrea Dovizioso

Andrea Dovizioso is emerging as an early favourite to clinch a switch to Suzuki’s factory MotoGP squad in 2015. Tentative talks between the Italian’s manager Simone Battistella and Suzuki senior...

Valentino Rossi to race on with new chassis

Valentino Rossi to race on with new chassis

It may only offer a minimal gain in feeling on corner entry, but Valentino Rossi will continue to race a new Yamaha chassis he rode to a brilliant second place in Jerez last Sunday. Rossi spent more...

Scott Redding gets edge grip boost in Jerez test

Scott Redding gets edge grip boost in Jerez test

British rider Scott Redding is confident he has found a solution to the rear tyre edge grip troubles that left him struggling to match the pace of production Honda rivals Nicky Hayden and Hiroshi...

Marc Marquez can be greatest ever, says Schwantz

Marc Marquez can be greatest ever, says Schwantz

Marc Marquez can become the greatest and most successful rider in MotoGP history, according to Texan legend Kevin Schwantz. The Spaniard remains undefeated in four races in 2014 after another...

Jorge Lorenzo rues hard tyre choice in Jerez race

Jorge Lorenzo rues hard tyre choice in Jerez race

Jorge Lorenzo admitted his decision to race Bridgestone’s hard compound rear tyre in Sunday’s Spanish Grand Prix was a mistake that cost him a second podium in 2014. The Movistar Yamaha rider spent a...

Jerez MotoGP: Marquez continues 100% win record in 2014

Jerez MotoGP: Marquez continues 100% win record in 2014

Marc Marquez claimed his first ever victory at the Jerez circuit to continue his amazing 100% record in 2014 after also claiming pole position. Marquez was forced to battle with Yamaha rider...

Jerez Moto2: Kallio eases to victory

Jerez Moto2: Kallio eases to victory

Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio rode a perfect race to record his first Moto2 win of the season after starting from pole position. The Fin got the holeshot and was untouchable until the chequered flag,...

Jerez Moto3: Fenati take second successive win

Jerez Moto3: Fenati take second successive win

Italian Romano Fenati left it till the final lap to take first place and his second win in a row at Jerez today. The Sky Racing Team VR46 rider almost lost out to Alex Rins at the final corner, but...

Jerez Moto2: Kallio controls for pole

Jerez Moto2: Kallio controls for pole

Mika Kallio has controlled the Moto2 qualifying session at Jerez to take his first pole position this year on the MarcVDS Kalex, finishing the session nearly 0.3 ahead of Sandro Cortese.   Kallio...

Jerez MotoGP: Marquez dominates for fourth consecutive pole

Jerez MotoGP: Marquez dominates for fourth consecutive pole

Marc Marquez has once again blitzed the entire grid to take his fourth consecutive pole position, leaving it until the very last end to put in a lap under the pole record and 0.4 faster than anyone...

Jerez Moto3: Qualifying king Miller on pole yet again

Jerez Moto3: Qualifying king Miller on pole yet again

Qualifying king Jack Miller has made it three poles from four so far in the Moto3 class, starting tomorrow’s race at Jerez from P1 after a blisteringly fast lap set him 0.62 quicker than anyone else.

Cal Crutchlow to start practice in Jerez

Cal Crutchlow to start practice in Jerez

Cal Crutchlow will be back in MotoGP action tomorrow after being passed fit to start practice in Jerez. The British rider missed the previous race in Argentina after suffering multiple injuries to his...

Bridgestone to end MotoGP tyre supply deal

Bridgestone to end MotoGP tyre supply deal

Bridgestone has announced that its role as official tyre supplier to the MotoGP world championship will end at the end of the 2015 campaign. The Japanese factory has been involved in MotoGP since 2002...