August

Redding pleased to be top Brit at Silverstone

Scott Redding has come away from his home grand prix pleased to have been the top home favourite, after the class rookie once again demonstrated what he’s capable of, taking his customer specification Honda to tenth and beating a pair of full-on Ducati GP machines in the process.   “I’m happy with the result today. At the beginning, with a full fuel load onboard, I was struggling to get the...

Lowes disappointed with seventh place

Lowes disappointed with seventh place

Sam Lowes has left his home race disappointed with hisseventh place, the best finish of any of the Brits, after setting his sights firmly on scoring his maiden Moto2 podium finish early in the...

Cracked rim ends promising race for Smith

Cracked rim ends promising race for Smith

A cracked rear wheel was the cause of the end of a promising weekend for Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider Bradley Smith, who was forced to pit for a new back wheel while battling for sixth in his home...

Smith: The cool-down lap was the coolest thing I've ever witnessed

Smith: The cool-down lap was the coolest thing I've ever witnessed

Bradley Smith might not have had the end to his home race that he wanted at Silverstone, when a cracked rear rim forced him into the pits and left him at the back of the field in Sunday’s race.  ...

Silverstone Moto3: Rins takes last corner victory

Silverstone Moto3: Rins takes last corner victory

Alex Rins has made up for his Brno last lap mistake, where the KTM rider cost himself a podium finish by sitting up a lap early, by taking an amazing last corner victory at Silverstone, holding back...

Silverstone MotoGP: Marquez reignites winning streak

Silverstone MotoGP: Marquez reignites winning streak

Marc Marquez has reignited the winning streak that fizzled out at Brno, taking a dominant win from Jorge Lorenzo this afternoon at Silverstone in front of packed grandstands and under blue skies.

Silverstone Moto2: Rabat extends championship lead with victory

Silverstone Moto2: Rabat extends championship lead with victory

Tito Rabat has taken a dramatic victory in the Silverstone Moto2 rce, closing down hisMarcVDS teammate Mika Kallio in the closing stages of the race to pass the Finn on the last lap and lead over the...

Redding equals best ever qualifying

Redding equals best ever qualifying

Scott Redding has equalled his best ever MotoGP qualifying at Silverstone, starting the race tomorrow from eleventh, with a special paint job on the Gresini Honda to celebrate his home round of the...

Crutchlow left disappointed with absence of pace

Crutchlow left disappointed with absence of pace

Cal Crutchlow says he has no answer for the lack of pace he’s had all weekend at his home Grand Prix, and after qualifying a lowly fifteenth for tomorrow’s race doesn’t believe that he’ll be able to...

Silverstone MotoGP: Marquez starts Brno bounceback with pole

Silverstone MotoGP: Marquez starts Brno bounceback with pole

Marc Marquez has started his bounce back from Brno, where he lost his first race of the year after a ten-run streak, by taking pole position at Silverstone this afternoon, putting aside a FP3 crash to...

Silverstone Moto3: Rins on pole as he chases maiden win

Silverstone Moto3: Rins on pole as he chases maiden win

Alex Rins will start tomorrow’s British Grand Prix from pole position, after controlling the timesheets for most of the session, to eventually finish 0.112 ahead of Niccolo Antonelli and Alex Marquez.

Silverstone Moto2: Rabat bounces back for fastest time

Silverstone Moto2: Rabat bounces back for fastest time

Tito Rabat has bounced back from a slow start to the day at Silverstone to take provisional pole position, after the winner of the lastround at Brno finished this morning’s free practice one back in...

MotoGP Silverstone: Marquez top, Brits on podium pace

MotoGP Silverstone: Marquez top, Brits on podium pace

Marc Marquez, out to prove a point after losing last time out in Brno, has put himself firmly at the front of the grid at Silverstone, finishing the session half a second faster than anyone else as...

Silverstone Moto3: Kent on top on opening day

Silverstone Moto3: Kent on top on opening day

This weekend’s British Grand Prix couldn’t have got off to a better start for the home riders, with Danny Kent taking his Husqvarna to provisional pole ahead of tomorrow’s Moto3 race qualifying.

Ducati preparing ‘significant’ Desmosedici revamp for Aragon

Ducati preparing ‘significant’ Desmosedici revamp for Aragon

Ducati is planning to debut a ‘significant’ upgraded version of its Desmosedici machine in the forthcoming Motorland Aragon MotoGP race, MCN can reveal. The revamp will be the biggest since Gigi...

Leon Camier relishing British MotoGP chance

Leon Camier relishing British MotoGP chance

Leon Camier says his chance to race in the British MotoGP race at Silverstone this weekend is a ‘dream come true’. Camier will continue to deputise for injured Nicky Hayden on the Aspar production...

Jorge Lorenzo never seriously considered Ducati or Suzuki move

Jorge Lorenzo never seriously considered Ducati or Suzuki move

Jorge Lorenzo has denied he ever gave serious consideration to completing a shock move to Ducati or Suzuki in 2015. The Spaniard signed a new two-year deal with Yamaha on the eve of the recent...

Aprilia to sacrifice WSB project for MotoGP return?

Aprilia to sacrifice WSB project for MotoGP return?

Aprilia may sacrifice its factory World Superbike squad to complete a shock move to MotoGP in 2015. In a surprise strategic change, the Noale factory has decided to return to MotoGP next season,...

LCR and Honda back Cal Crutchlow to bounce back in 2015

LCR and Honda back Cal Crutchlow to bounce back in 2015

Cal Crutchlow’s new 2015 team boss Lucio Cecchinello and senior Honda management have backed the British rider to bounce back from a torrid spell with Ducati next season. Crutchlow will switch to the...

Andrea Dovizioso: Dall’Igna key to new Ducati deal

Andrea Dovizoso has admitted the ambitious plans by new Ducati boss Gigi Dall’Igna to radically revamp the struggling Desmosedici for 2015 convinced him to sign a new two-year contract with the Bologna factory. The Italian, who attracted big interest from Suzuki, has put his faith in Dall’Igna having been impressed with the former Aprilia chief since he defected to Ducati for 2014. Dall’Igna is...

Ducati monitoring Scott Redding’s future situation

Ducati monitoring Scott Redding’s future situation

Ducati is keeping a close eye on Scott Redding’s MotoGP future, with the British rider’s 2015 plans up in the air. Redding was expected to be riding a factory Honda RC213V for the Gresini squad next...

Marc Marquez backs Moto3 age limit switch

Marc Marquez backs Moto3 age limit switch

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has backed an age limit change that will allow highly rated French teenager Fabio Quartararo to start the Moto3 world championship campaign in...

Rossi and Lorenzo hope to race 2015 Yamaha chassis this season

Rossi and Lorenzo hope to race 2015 Yamaha chassis this season

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo have said they would both like to race a new 2015-spec Yamaha YZR-M1 chassis in the final phase of the current campaign. Italian Rossi and double MotoGP world...

Jeremy McWilliams to race in Moto2 – aged 50!!

Jeremy McWilliams to race in Moto2 – aged 50!!

Jeremy McWilliams is to make a shock world championship comeback in next weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The former 250GP winner is to ride the experimental Brough Superior in the Moto2...

Record interest in Moto2 and Moto3 for 2015

Record interest in Moto2 and Moto3 for 2015

Record interest has been already been expressed in the 2015 Moto3 and Moto2 world championships ahead of the initial selection meetings due to take place during the forthcoming British GP at...

Marc Marquez denies MotoGP and Moto2 race plan in Valencia

Marc Marquez denies MotoGP and Moto2 race plan in Valencia

Marc Marquez has written off the prospect of racing in both MotoGP and Moto2 in Valencia’s final round in November. Speculation has been rife that the dominant reigning world champion was seriously...

Jorge Lorenzo not surprised by lack of Honda interest

Jorge Lorenzo not surprised by lack of Honda interest

Jorge Lorenzo says he was not shocked to have been completely overlooked by Honda for a spot next to dominant reigning world champion Marc Marquez in 2015. HRC boss Shuhei Nakamoto had vowed to...

HRC fears MotoGP development costs will soar with tyre switch

HRC fears MotoGP development costs will soar with tyre switch

Honda fears a switch to Michelin as the new official tyre supplier in MotoGP for 2016 will send its development costs rocketing. All the major factories are facing a costly and complex task to adapt...

Tech 3: Bradley Smith was always ‘plan A’

Tech 3: Bradley Smith was always ‘plan A’

Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal has strongly denied offering Bradley Smith a new YZR-M1 deal for 2015 because there was no suitable candidate to replace the British rider. Poncharal is known to...

Alvaro Bautista: Aprilia MotoGP move ‘exciting choice’

Alvaro Bautista: Aprilia MotoGP move ‘exciting choice’

Alvaro Bautista doesn’t believe he would be taking a big risk if he clinched a deal to partner Marco Melandri in Aprilia’s new factory MotoGP squad in 2015. Aprilia will be back in MotoGP next season...

Eugene Laverty doubts LCR Honda deal for 2015

Eugene Laverty doubts LCR Honda deal for 2015

Eugene Laverty doesn’t believe he has a serious opportunity to be joining Cal Crutchlow in the LCR Honda MotoGP squad next season. The Crescent Suzuki World Superbike rider has spoken to LCR boss...

Marquez tops one-day Brno test

Marquez tops one-day Brno test

Marc Marquez has topped a one-day official MotoGP test at Brno, only 24hrs after failing to win the Czech Grand prix at the same track, taking the top spot from Jorge Lorenzo as the factory Honda and...

Brno MotoGP: Pedrosa ends Marquez streak

Brno MotoGP: Pedrosa ends Marquez streak

Marc Marquez' 2014 winning streak came to an end at Brno as team-mate Dani Pedrosa took the top honours. Marquez started from pole position but got a lack lustre start and was pushed down the field as...

Brno Moto2: Rabat dominates

Brno Moto2: Rabat dominates

Esteve Rabat stretched his championship lead to 12 points ahead of team-mate Mika Kallio with a faultless performance at Brno. The Spaniard got a great start from pole position to lead into the first...

Brno Moto3: Masbou takes last corner victory

Brno Moto3: Masbou takes last corner victory

Frenchman Alexis Masbou took victory in a close fought Moto3 race at Brno which went down to the last corner on the final lap. Masbou put a hard move on championship leader Jack Miller to take his...

Brno Moto2: Rabat holds onto pole

Brno Moto2: Rabat holds onto pole

Moto2 championship leader Esteve Rabat secured pole position at Brno despite late charges from several of his rivals. The Spanish rider claimed pole with a best time of 2'01.911. Thomas Luthi and...