May

Mugello Moto2: Rabat on pole, Lowes second

Mugello Moto2: Rabat on pole, Lowes second

Championship leader Esteve Rabat will start from pole position in tomorrow's Moto2 race, ahead of Moto2 rookie Sam Lowes. The Brit was less than two tenths slower than Espargaro as he set a time of...

Mugello MotoGP: Marquez romps to pole

Mugello MotoGP: Marquez romps to pole

Marc Marquez continues to break records, setting the fastest time in Qualifying 1 at Mugello to take his sixth pole position from six races in 2014. The reigning champion set a best time of...

Melanie Sykes leaves BTSport

Melanie Sykes leaves BTSport

BTSport has officially announced that presenter Mel Sykes is no longer part of the MotoGP team. Craig Doyle, presenter for ITV4's Isle of Man TT coverage and BTSport's MotoGP Tonight programme, will...

Marco Simoncelli honoured as MotoGP legend

Marco Simoncelli honoured as MotoGP legend

Marco Simoncelli, the rising star of MotoGP who tragically lost his life in a racing accident at Sepang in 2011, has been inducted as a MotoGP Legend on the opening day of this weekend’s Italian Grand...

Marc Marquez unaware of rival interest for 2015

Marc Marquez unaware of rival interest for 2015

Marc Marquez reckons he knew nothing about potential interest from Yamaha, Ducati and Suzuki for 2015. As was widely expected, the Spaniard penned a new two-year HRC contract just before the recent...

Extra soft tyres unlikely in MotoGP in 2016

Extra soft tyres unlikely in MotoGP in 2016

Special tyres like the extra soft rear option currently available to Open class riders are likely to be binned when Michelin takes over from Bridgestone as official tyre supplier in MotoGP in 2016. In...

Michelin clinches MotoGP tyre deal

Michelin clinches MotoGP tyre deal

Michelin will take over from Bridgestone as the official tyre supplier for the MotoGP world championship in 2016. The French brand was the only one to submit a tender for the exclusive contract by...

Cal Crutchlow happy with bigger brake disc move

Cal Crutchlow happy with bigger brake disc move

Cal Crutchlow has supported a move to give all MotoGP riders the option of running bigger brake discs from next weekend’s Italian round in Mugello onwards. The Grand Prix Commission announced...

Suzuki insist Randy de Puniet still candidate for 2015 ride

Suzuki insist Randy de Puniet still candidate for 2015 ride

Randy de Puniet is still a leading candidate for one of the two sought after factory Suzuki seats in 2015. The Frenchman has been Suzuki’s permanent test rider for more than a year and he quit...

Honda contemplating RCV1000R revamp for 2015

Honda contemplating RCV1000R revamp for 2015

Honda has conceded it might have to radically change its new production Honda RCV1000R package to make it appealing for potential customers in 2015. The RCV1000R is Honda’s Open class project,...

Honda eager to give MotoGP chance to Jonathan Rea

Honda eager to give MotoGP chance to Jonathan Rea

Honda will push to find a MotoGP spot in 2015 for current World Superbike championship leader Jonathan Rea. The Ten Kate Honda rider has rocketed into the points lead in WSB after three successive...

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...