July

HRC boss: No thought to replace Dani Pedrosa

HRC boss: No thought to replace Dani Pedrosa

Honda never entertained replacing Dani Pedrosa after the Spaniard recently clinched a new contract to continue as an official HRC rider until the end of 2016. Despite having never won the MotoGP...

Marc VDS looking at Moto2 expansion for 2015

Marc VDS looking at Moto2 expansion for 2015

The high profile Marc VDS Racing squad could expand its involvement in the 2015 Moto2 world championship to a three-rider effort. Current world championship leader Tito Rabat has already confirmed...

Cal Crutchlow: I’ve got to improve

Cal Crutchlow: I’ve got to improve

Cal Crutchlow has admitted that he needs to make big improvements with his own riding to match the performances of Italian Ducati duo Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone. The British rider committed...

Tech 3 deny talks about all-Espargaro line-up in 2015

Tech 3 deny talks about all-Espargaro line-up in 2015

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal says he never spoke to Aleix Espargaro about the Spaniard joining his younger brother Pol Espargaro on a factory-backed YZR-M1 in 2015. There have been...

Tech 3 never contemplated Cal Crutchlow return

Tech 3 never contemplated Cal Crutchlow return

Cal Crutchlow’s former Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad boss Herve Poncharal has said it would have been a mistake to try and re-sign the British rider for the 2015 MotoGP world championship. The...

Ducati to expand to six bike effort in MotoGP

Ducati to expand to six bike effort in MotoGP

Ducati appear certain to have six bikes on the 2015 MotoGP grid, with the Spanish-based Avintia squad switching allegiance from Kawasaki to the Bologna factory next year. Avintia currently runs...

Marc Marquez curious to see Aleix Espargaro on Factory bike

Marc Marquez curious to see Aleix Espargaro on Factory bike

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez reckons it would be interesting to see Aleix Espargaro’s performance potential if the Spaniard managed to secure a Factory ride in the future. Espargaro has...

Crutchlow to remain with Ducati for 2015

Crutchlow to remain with Ducati for 2015

Cal Crutchlow has confounded paddock speculation by confirming in a special event at World Ducati Week in Misano that he will take the option in his contract to remain with the Bologna team for the...

Andrea Dovizioso signs new two-year Ducati deal

Andrea Dovizioso signs new two-year Ducati deal

Italian Andrea Dovizioso has signed a new two-year deal to stay with Ducati’s official Factory squad until the end of 2016. Dovizioso was the highest ranked Ducati rider in a tough 2013 and the former...

Marquez to appear on BT Sport’s MotoGP Tonight

Marquez to appear on BT Sport’s MotoGP Tonight

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez will appear on British national television in the build-up to the British Grand Prix next month, as the nine time winner so far this year visits BT Sport for their...

LCR Honda open to Jack Miller deal for 2015

LCR Honda open to Jack Miller deal for 2015

Monaco-based Honda MotoGP team boss Lucio Cecchinello says he is open to a deal that could see Aussie Moto3 sensation Jack Miller fast tracked into his LCR squad in 2015. Speculation is mounting that...

Stefan Bradl admits doubt over LCR Honda future

Stefan Bradl admits doubt over LCR Honda future

Stefan Bradl has admitted he is sweating over his factory Honda future, as rumours intensify that his sought after RC213V seat will go to current Moto3 world championship leader Jack Miller in...

Marquez and Pedrosa hoping Brno remains on MotoGP calendar

Marquez and Pedrosa hoping Brno remains on MotoGP calendar

Repsol Honda duo Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have both said they hope the fast and technical Brno circuit remains on the MotoGP world championship schedule after 2014. Doubts have been cast about...

Marc VDS Racing abandon plans for 2015 MotoGP switch

Marc VDS Racing abandon plans for 2015 MotoGP switch

Belgium’s high-profile Marc VDS Racing squad has abandoned plans to switch to MotoGP in 2015. Marc VDS Racing looked seriously at moving to MotoGP at this time last year but a deal never materialised...

Tito Rabat to stay in Moto2 in 2015

Tito Rabat to stay in Moto2 in 2015

Highly rated Spaniard Tito Rabat could be the first rider to win the Moto2 crown and defend the title. The Marc VDS Racing squad has confirmed this morning that Rabat will remain with the...

Marc Marquez has second crash in Brno test

Marc Marquez has second crash in Brno test

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has escaped unhurt in a second crash in the space of two days during a private HRC test at the Brno track in the Czech Republic. The Repsol Honda rider was...

First pics: Marc Marquez tests 2015 Honda RC213V

First pics: Marc Marquez tests 2015 Honda RC213V

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has just kicked off Honda’s preparations for the 2015 world championship at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic. The Spaniard, who is undefeated in the...

Repsol extends HRC sponsorship deal

Repsol extends HRC sponsorship deal

Repsol has extended one of the longest-running sponsorship deals in motorsport history by confirming it will remain as the title sponsor of the official Honda MotoGP squad until the end of 2017. The...

Dani Pedrosa: Important to test 2015 Honda prototype early

Dani Pedrosa: Important to test 2015 Honda prototype early

Dani Pedrosa has spoken of the importance of evaluating the new 2015 Honda RC213V Factory prototype early, with the Spaniard expected to test next year’s bike for the first time today (Wednesday) in...

Marc Marquez explains Brno test crash

Marc Marquez explains Brno test crash

Dominant reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez was uninjured in a crash on the opening day of a private Honda test at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic yesterday (Tuesday). The opening day...

Marquez and Pedrosa plan to debut 2015 Honda in Brno test

Marquez and Pedrosa plan to debut 2015 Honda in Brno test

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa are hoping to debut the 2015 prototype version of the factory Honda RC213V in the Czech Republic tomorrow. Honda is staging a private test at the Brno circuit and part of...

Marc Marquez crashes in Brno test

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has walked away unhurt from a crash during a private HRC test at the Brno circuit in the Czech Republic. The Spaniard, who has dominated the 2014 world championship with nine wins from nine races, fell in mixed conditions at turn five in this morning’s session. The opening day of the private Honda test, which is only being attended by Marquez and...

Sponsor talks key to LCR expansion plans

Sponsor talks key to LCR expansion plans

LCR Honda boss Lucio Cecchinello is expected to find out within the next few days whether his Monaco-based MotoGP squad has the budget to expand to a two-rider effort in 2015. Cecchinello has had long...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marquez wins after bizarre start

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marquez wins after bizarre start

Marc Marquez made it nine wins in nine races at the Sachsenring on Sunday, despite having to start the race from pit lane. 20 minutes before the race rain began to fall, meaning the majority of the...

Sachsenring Moto2: Aegerter takes last lap win

Sachsenring Moto2: Aegerter takes last lap win

Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter has taken the full 25 points at the Sachsenring after battling with Mika Kallio. Aegerter spent most of the race in Kallio's wheel tracks unable to make a move. With...

Laverty makes radical changes

Laverty makes radical changes

Eugene Laverty took his Voltcom Crescent Suzuki to a second row start in America but was even more confident he could have done better, but for a less than perfect Superpole. Complaining all year of...

Sachsenring Moto3: Miller holds on to take win

Sachsenring Moto3: Miller holds on to take win

KTM rider Jack Miller saw off all challengers to take victory in the Moto3 race, leading from start to finish. The win sees the Australian extend his lead at the top of the championship as Romano...

Why is Cal Crutchlow struggling so much?

Why is Cal Crutchlow struggling so much?

No grip, no lean angle, no confidence. That about sums up Crutchlow’s Ducati experience so far. “I’ve been scared to ride the bike because I have no idea what it is going to do from corner to...

Sachsenring Moto2: Aegerter steals pole

Sachsenring Moto2: Aegerter steals pole

Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter took his first Moto2 pole position at Sachsenring on Saturday with a best time of 1'24.761. Aegerter took pole position from Marc VDS rider Mika Kallio in the dying...

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marquez takes pole with new record

Sachsenring MotoGP: Marquez takes pole with new record

Marc Marquez will start from pole position after breaking Casey Stoner's pole position record with a fastest time of 1'20.937. The Spaniard heads an all Honda front row ahead of team-mate Dani...

Sachsenring Moto3: Miller takes pole

Sachsenring Moto3: Miller takes pole

Championshiop hopeful Jack Miller will star tomorrow's Moto3 race from pole position after after making the most of the good conditions early in the session. Miller set a best lap of 1'26.997 before...

Pedrosa to remain with Repsol Honda until 2016

Pedrosa to remain with Repsol Honda until 2016

Dani Pedrosa has announced that he will remain part of the Repsol Honda squad alongside Marc Marquez for another two years, signing a deal that will see him remain a part of the official team until...

Tech 3 won’t sacrifice YZR-M1 for Aleix Espargaro

Tech 3 won’t sacrifice YZR-M1 for Aleix Espargaro

Aleix Espargaro’s aspirations of racing younger brother Pol on an identical factory-backed Yamaha in 2015 have been quickly crushed. The Spaniard was hoping his Forward Racing squad could secure the...

Smith, Bradl and Iannone set for Sachsenring Turn 11 test

Smith, Bradl and Iannone set for Sachsenring Turn 11 test

British rider Bradley Smith, LCR Honda rider Stefan Bradl and Italian Andrea Iannone have been selected to take part in a special pre-race test at the Sachsenring on Thursday to assess whether the...

Pol Espargaro free to quit Yamaha if Lorenzo stays

Pol Espargaro free to quit Yamaha if Lorenzo stays

Pol Espargaro has admitted he is unlikely to quit Yamaha for 2015, despite having an option to leave if the door to a factory YZR-M1 ride is slammed shut in his face for next season. MCN has learned...

Marc VDS Racing clarifies Jack Miller contract situation

Marc VDS Racing clarifies Jack Miller contract situation

The contract saga surrounding Moto3 sensation Jack Miller for 2015 is showing no sign of reaching an amicable resolution. The much sought after Aussie teenager signed a pre-contract for 2015 and 2016...