October

No Valencia wild card for Colin Edwards

No Valencia wild card for Colin Edwards

Colin Edwards has raced in his last MotoGP battle after it was confirmed there is not going to be a final farewell appearance in Valencia next weekend. The Texan had hoped to end his stellar...

Honda keen for Casey Stoner to continue MotoGP testing

Honda keen for Casey Stoner to continue MotoGP testing

Honda will try and persuade Casey Stoner to carry out more test and development work on its factory RC213V MotoGP machine in 2015. The Australian made a surprise return to MotoGP action in Japan this...

Casey Stoner completes HRC test in Japan

Casey Stoner completes HRC test in Japan

Casey Stoner has completed his first MotoGP test in 12 months at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan today after giving HRC staff crucial feedback on the 2015 factory RC213V contender. The Australian tested the...

MotoGP return to Brazil unlikely in near future

MotoGP return to Brazil unlikely in near future

Brazil’s bid to return to the MotoGP calendar for the first time since 2004 appears to have stalled. The South American country was pencilled in on the 2014 schedule for a race at the Brasilia track...

Ducati confident Michele Pirro will remain Desmosedici test rider

Ducati confident Michele Pirro will remain Desmosedici test rider

Ducati is confident that test and development rider Michele Pirro will sign a new contract, despite interest from Italian rivals Aprilia about a MotoGP racing contract in 2015. Pirro has been Ducati’s...

Malaysia MotoGP: Marquez cruises to record matching win

Malaysia MotoGP: Marquez cruises to record matching win

Marc Marquez has equalled yet another record in the premiere class, by taking his twelth win of the season to match Mick Doohan as the most successful rider in a single season. The 21 year old won...

Malaysia Moto2: Vinales wins but third enough for Rabat to lift crown

Malaysia Moto2: Vinales wins but third enough for Rabat to lift crown

Maverick has beaten Mika Kallio in dominant form to win his third Moto2 race out of four, in a dominant display where he passed the Finn before pulling out a lead of nearly three seconds in only five...

Malaysia Moto3: Vazquez wins as title fighters come to blows

Malaysia Moto3: Vazquez wins as title fighters come to blows

Efren Vazquez has taken victory in the Malaysian Moto3 race, making the most of title rivals Alex Marquez and Jack Miller knocking chunks off each other in the battle for the win and the crown.

Malaysia MotoGP: Marquez on pole for lucky 13

Malaysia MotoGP: Marquez on pole for lucky 13

Marc Marquez has taken his thirteenth pole position of 2014, setting a new record for most poles in a season as well. The reigning champion held off teammate Dani Pedrosa and the Yamaha of Jorge...

Malaysia Moto2: Rabat continues perfect weekend with pole

Malaysia Moto2: Rabat continues perfect weekend with pole

Tito Rabat has extended his perfect weekend into qualifying, beating teammate Mika Kallio to pole by 0.15 as he looks set to lift the Moto2 crown tomorrow. Rabat’s series of fast laps left him looking...

Malaysia Moto3: Miller takes command of pole in heavy traffic

Malaysia Moto3: Miller takes command of pole in heavy traffic

Jack Miller has taken command of the Moto3 grid in Sepang, doing his best to avoid heavy traffic to qualify on pole. Many of the frontrunners have hit out at the amount of riders slowing to get a tow...

Malaysia Moto2: Rabat powers into lead on opening day

Malaysia Moto2: Rabat powers into lead on opening day

Tito Rabat has set the marker for the Moto2 field on the opening day at Sepang, finishing the day nearly half a second faster than second placed Maverick Vinales and 0.7 clear of MarcVDS teammate (and...

Malaysia MotoGP: Pedrosa in the dry, Lorenzo in the wet as mixed conditions hit

Malaysia MotoGP: Pedrosa in the dry, Lorenzo in the wet as mixed conditions hit

Dani Pedrosa has ended the opening day in Sepang fastest of the MotoGP grid, but it was Jorge Lorenzo who topped the final session of the day, after a tropical thunderstorm caused free practice two to...

Malaysia Moto3: Antonelli on top of rain-hit session

Malaysia Moto3: Antonelli on top of rain-hit session

Niccolo Antonelli has topped the opening day of Moto3 action at Sepang, finishing at the front of an ultra-close free practice two session. The Italian was 0.016 ahead of Jakub Kornfeil when the rain...

McPhee stuns with brilliant Phillip Island performance

McPhee stuns with brilliant Phillip Island performance

Flying Scotsman John McPhee came within the width of a front wheel of breaking his podium duck before he ran into an unjust rollicking from hot-headed Efren Vazquez. The RTG Honda rider was just...

Yamaha thrilled to see Bradley Smith break MotoGP podium duck

Yamaha thrilled to see Bradley Smith break MotoGP podium duck

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis says he was delighted to see British rider Bradley Smith end his search for a maiden MotoGP podium in an incident-packed Phillip Island race in Australia yesterday. The...

Thailand and Chile to host WSB in 2015, MotoGP in ’16?

Thailand and Chile to host WSB in 2015, MotoGP in ’16?

Thailand and Chile could be surprise additions to the 2015 World Superbike calendar ahead of a possible inclusion on the MotoGP schedule the following season, MCN has learned. Javier Alonso, Dorna’s...

Australia MotoGP: Rossi wins topsy turvy race, Smith on podium!

Australia MotoGP: Rossi wins topsy turvy race, Smith on podium!

Valentino Rossi has taken his second victory of the year at Philip Island, in a race of attrition that saw only fourteen riders finish, and saw Bradley Smith take his first ever Grand Prix podium. The...

Australia Moto2: Vinales wins, denies Rabat championship for another week

Australia Moto2: Vinales wins, denies Rabat championship for another week

Maverick Vinales has taken the win at Philip Island to deny Tito Rabat the Moto2 title until at least next time out at Sepang. Rookie Vinales was one of a group of five riders that made an early break...

Australia Moto3: Home boy Miller triumphs by a fraction

Australia Moto3: Home boy Miller triumphs by a fraction

Home boy Jack Miller has triumphed in front of his home crowd at Philip Island, taking victory with a superb tactical last lap after a Moto3 knife fight race. He took the flag by less than 0.03, with...

Australia Moto2: Rabat puts one hand on the title for MarcVDS with pole

Australia Moto2: Rabat puts one hand on the title for MarcVDS with pole

Tito Rabat has put one hand on the Moto2 title for the MarcVDS team at Philip Island, and him and his teammate Mika Kallio look set to go down to the wire for the crown. The duo will both start from...

Australia MotoGP: Marquez cruises to Philip Island pole as Crutchlow on front row

Australia MotoGP: Marquez cruises to Philip Island pole as Crutchlow on front row

Marc Marquez has cruised to pole position at Philip Island, taking the number one spot by 0.234 from a surprise performance from Cal Crutchlow, after rain hit the Q2 session at the seaside...

Australia Moto3: Marquez takes home fight to Miller, with two Brits on second row

Australia Moto3: Marquez takes home fight to Miller, with two Brits on second row

Alex Marquez has taken the fight for the Moto3 crown firmly to homeboy Jack Miller by comprehensively out-qualifying the Australian and taking pole in the process. Marquez ended the session only 0.014...

Scottish teen Rory Skinner selected for Red Bull Rookies

Scottish teen Rory Skinner selected for Red Bull Rookies

Thirteen year old Aprilia Superteen champion Rory Skinner has been successfully selected for the 2015 Red Bull Rookies, and will join Bradley Ray in the Moto3 feeder series for next season. The...

Casey Stoner to make MotoGP testing return for Honda

Casey Stoner to make MotoGP testing return for Honda

Casey Stoner will make a surprise return to MotoGP after HRC confirmed to MCN in Australia today that the double world champion will test a factory RC213V in Japan later this month. Stoner will...

Scott Redding admits contact with Jerry Burgess about crew chief role

Scott Redding admits contact with Jerry Burgess about crew chief role

Scott Redding’s Marc VDS Racing squad contacted Jerry Burgess about a crew chief role with the British rider next season when he switches to a factory Honda RC213V, MCN can exclusively reveal. The...

Honda confirms new RC213V-RS won't be ready until February

Honda confirms new RC213V-RS won't be ready until February

Honda has confirmed its all-new production Honda RC213V-RS machine will not be ready for  Jack Miller and Eugene Laverty to debut until the first MotoGP showdown of 2015 in Malaysia. The...

Scott Redding excited to work with Jonathan Rea’s crew chief

Scott Redding excited to work with Jonathan Rea’s crew chief

Scott Redding believes his new crew chief Chris Pike is the right man to help him to challenge MotoGP’s established elite like Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo in the future. Pike is...

Mika Kallio explains decision to reject Aspar and Forward MotoGP deals

Mika Kallio explains decision to reject Aspar and Forward MotoGP deals

Mika Kallio wasn’t so desperate to return to MotoGP in 2015 that he would ride for a pittance after confirming he did turn down offers from Aspar Honda and Forward Racing. Kallio has made no secret of...

MotoGP: Marquez wins second World Championship in Motegi!

MotoGP: Marquez wins second World Championship in Motegi!

With Marc Marquez needing to finish ahead of both Rossi and Pedrosa in order to secure the World Championship, round fifteen at Honda’s ‘home’, Motegi circuit, the scene was perfectly set. It was the...

Moto GP Qualifying: Italians spoil Honda party

Moto GP Qualifying: Italians spoil Honda party

With the havoc forecasted from Typhoon Vongfong seemingly blowing over, it was warm air and blue skies that greeted qualifying at Motegi in Japan today. And then – in the final moments of the session...

Moto GP: Moto3 Qualifying Results

Moto GP: Moto3 Qualifying Results

A great qualification for British fans (and riders) sees Danny Kent take his first pole for Husqvarna and John McPhee complete the front row in third.      

Tech 3 boss: Colin Edwards ‘perfect’ for Yamaha/Michelin development role

Tech 3 boss: Colin Edwards ‘perfect’ for Yamaha/Michelin development role

Colin Edwards is the perfect choice to spearhead Yamaha’s intensive preparations for the switch to Michelin tyres in 2016. That’s the view of the American’s former Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team boss...

No MotoGP reunion for Scott Redding and ex-Marc VDS crew chief

No MotoGP reunion for Scott Redding and ex-Marc VDS crew chief

Scott Redding’s former crew chief Pete Benson has confirmed he will honour his two-year deal with Moto2 world title favourite Tito Rabat and not complete a fairytale return with the British rider now...

Suzuki never launched strong bid to sign Dani Pedrosa

Suzuki never launched strong bid to sign Dani Pedrosa

Suzuki has denied talks to end Dani Pedrosa’s career long association with Honda ever got serious. Reports had suggested that Suzuki, who will return to MotoGP full-time in 2015 after being in...

Forward Racing plan to continue developing own chassis

Forward Racing plan to continue developing own chassis

Forward Racing will continue to develop its own chassis for 2015, despite admitting it is unlikely to race any frame other than the factory-spec version supplied by Yamaha next season. The...