September

MotoGP Aragon: Dramatic race sees Lorenzo win

MotoGP Aragon: Dramatic race sees Lorenzo win

This 800th GP was always going to feel a bit special, and that was before the few spots of rain, concerned technicians and varied tyre choices appearing on the grid for the sighting lap. With both...

Aragon: Honda one-two in dominant qualifying

Aragon: Honda one-two in dominant qualifying

Marc Marquez beat the circuit record by just over six-tenths of a second in qualifying to claim pole in Aragon today. The previous record of 1:47.804 was made last year and was – perhaps...

2015 provisional calendar released

2015 provisional calendar released

The first MotoGP round at Donington Park in five years will take place on 30 August as the FIM released their provisional calendar for the 2015 season. Donington's inclusion comes as the Circuit of...

Yamaha boss: Rossi riding better than last title win in 2009

Yamaha boss: Rossi riding better than last title win in 2009

Valentino Rossi is riding better than he did at Yamaha when winning his last MotoGP world championship in 2009. That’s the view of Yamaha boss Kouichi Tsuji, who was full of admiration for the Italian...

Scott Redding targets factory HRC spot in future

Scott Redding targets factory HRC spot in future

Scott Redding has set his sights on an official HRC seat alongside Marc Marquez in the future after the British rider confirmed he will make a dream return to the Marc VDS Racing squad on a factory...

Andrea Dovizioso targets podium return before end of season

Andrea Dovizioso targets podium return before end of season

Andrea Dovizioso’s main target in the final five races of 2014 is to add to his two podium finishes on Ducati’s improving Desmosedici. The experienced Italian has finished on the podium in Austin and...

Yamaha under pressure to deliver gearbox upgrade

Yamaha under pressure to deliver gearbox upgrade

Yamaha is under mounting pressure from Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to upgrade its year-old seamless shift gearbox to help the factory YZR-M1 pair threaten Marc Marquez’s domination of...

LCR never eyed Crutchlow/Redding British dream team

LCR never eyed Crutchlow/Redding British dream team

A British dream team featuring Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding in next year’s MotoGP world championship never came close to reality. With Redding unexpectedly back on the rider market for a period...

Tech 3 deny making Yamaha MotoGP offer to Alex Rins

Tech 3 deny making Yamaha MotoGP offer to Alex Rins

Tech 3 Yamaha boss Herve Poncharal has rubbished claims by Alex Rins that the Spanish teenager turned down the chance to replace Bradley Smith on a factory-backed YZR-M1 in 2015. Rins confirmed in...

Yamaha delighted Jorge Lorenzo’s crew won't be split up

Yamaha delighted Jorge Lorenzo’s crew won't be split up

Yamaha management have spoken of their delight that Jorge Lorenzo will continue with long-serving crew chief Ramon Forcada until at least the end of 2016. Having signed a new two-year contract to...

Yamaha rethinks Open class project for Forward Racing

Yamaha rethinks Open class project for Forward Racing

Yamaha will continue to supply the Forward Racing squad with a factory YZR-M1 engine and chassis after a late strategy change for 2015. Yamaha management have always been adamant that its Open class...

Danny Kent confident Honda will suit style in Moto3

Danny Kent confident Honda will suit style in Moto3

Danny Kent is confident Honda’s Moto3 machine will suit his fast cornering riding style more than the Husqvarna package he has been racing in 2014. As was first reported by MCN in Misano last weekend,...

Jorge Lorenzo happy to keep crew chief

Jorge Lorenzo happy to keep crew chief

Jorge Lorenzo is to keep faith with long-serving crew chief Ramon Forcada. Speculation has been rife that Lorenzo was contemplating replacing Forcada for 2015 after his failure to seriously threaten...

Dominique Aegerter explains decision to stay in Moto2

Dominique Aegerter explains decision to stay in Moto2

Highly rated Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter has explained why he turned his back on a potential MotoGP switch in 2015. Aegerter, who is currently fourth in the Moto2 standings courtesy of a debut win...

Yamaha delighted with Colin Edwards testing deal

Yamaha delighted with Colin Edwards testing deal

Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis reckons Colin Edwards was the outstanding candidate to play a key role in adapting the YZR-M1 to Michelin tyres for 2016. Having prematurely split from the Forward Racing squad...

Scott Redding gutted to miss out on preferred crew chief

Scott Redding gutted to miss out on preferred crew chief

Scott Redding has admitted he had a lump in his throat when he realised that his number one crew chief option for 2015 was not available. The 21-year-old was hoping to work with Casey Stoner’s...

Jack Miller to make MotoGP move with LCR Honda

Jack Miller to make MotoGP move with LCR Honda

Jack Miller will make the huge leap into MotoGP in 2015 after it was finally confirmed the Moto3 world championship leader is to partner Cal Crutchlow in the LCR Honda squad next season. Miller has...

LCR Honda rubbish Jerry Burgess crew chief link

LCR Honda rubbish Jerry Burgess crew chief link

A shock return to MotoGP in 2015 for Valentino Rossi’s legendary ex-crew chief Jerry Burgess has been dismissed as ‘complete fantasy.’ Burgess, who was sacked by Rossi at the end of last season after...

Lorenzo boss: Misano front tyre choice worth a gamble

Lorenzo boss: Misano front tyre choice worth a gamble

Jorge Lorenzo’s factory Yamaha team boss Wilco Zeelenberg believes the Spaniard’s hard front tyre choice in Sunday’s Misano MotoGP race was a gamble worth taking. Lorenzo, who had claimed three...

Rossi tips Bastianini for big future

Rossi tips Bastianini for big future

Valentino Rossi has backed Italian Moto3 sensation Enea Bastianini to emerge as a big star of the future. Bastianini has been one of the big revelations of 2014 after graduating from the Red Bull...

Cal Crutchlow worried by slow Ducati pace

Cal Crutchlow worried by slow Ducati pace

Cal Crutchlow says he is not worried that his nightmare experience at Ducati will have an impact on his switch to the LCR Honda squad in 2015. Misano MotoGP winner Valentino Rossi spent most of his...

Donington Park set for MotoGP safety inspection

Donington Park set for MotoGP safety inspection

A delegation of MotoGP management will visit Donington Park tomorrow (Wednesday) to check on potential modifications that the Leicestershire venue may have to implement ahead of next year’s British...

Aprilia confirms two-year MotoGP deal for Alvaro Bautista

Aprilia confirms two-year MotoGP deal for Alvaro Bautista

Spaniard Alvaro Bautista will remain with the Gresini squad in 2015 after agreeing a two-year deal to lead the Italian factory’s return to MotoGP next season. Just days after Gresini Racing announced...

Spanish football forces MotoGP season opener date change?

Spanish football forces MotoGP season opener date change?

The 2015 MotoGP world championship campaign was due to kick off under the Losail International Circuit floodlights in Qatar on March 22. The date was agreed in meetings during last weekend’s Misano...

Eugene Laverty confirms MotoGP switch in 2015

Eugene Laverty confirms MotoGP switch in 2015

Eugene Laverty will switch to MotoGP in 2015 after confirming he will leave the Voltcom Crescent Suzuki World Superbike squad at the end of the season. As was first revealed by MCN, the Irish rider...

Eugene Laverty lands Aspar Honda deal?

Eugene Laverty lands Aspar Honda deal?

Eugene Laverty is understood to have clinched a MotoGP move for 2015 with the high profile Aspar Honda squad. MCN sources understand Laverty has agreed a deal to ride a production RCV1000R next season...

Scott Redding back with Marc VDS on factory Honda

Scott Redding back with Marc VDS on factory Honda

Scott Redding will make a dream return to the Marc VDS Racing squad in 2015 to ride a factory Honda RC213V in next year’s MotoGP world championship. After a period of intense negotiations, Marc VDS...

MotoGP Misano: Rossi wins after commanding race

MotoGP Misano: Rossi wins after commanding race

The yellow, number 46 flags will be waving long into the Misano evening, as Valentino Rossi secured a solid race win and became the first rider to score 5000 Championship points, after riding a...

Misano MotoGP: Lorenzo secures first pole of the season

Misano MotoGP: Lorenzo secures first pole of the season

Jorge Lorenzo scored his first pole of the season at Misano today and with it came a visible surge of confidence. Despite his fastest lap of 1’33.328 being only 0.051 seconds ahead of the Ducati...

Qatar to kick off 2015 MotoGP campaign on March 22

The 2015 MotoGP world championship campaign will kick off under the Losail International Circuit floodlights on March 22. MCN obtained a final winter testing schedule that was approved in Misano yesterday (Friday) that confirmed the season opener will be run over four nights, with practice commencing on Thursday, March 19. The 2015 winter testing schedule will kick off as originally intended at...

Gresini to head Aprilia’s MotoGP return in 2015

Gresini to head Aprilia’s MotoGP return in 2015

Fausto Gresini will lead Aprilia’s long awaited return to MotoGP competition next season after he confirmed a four-year collaboration with the Italian brand in Misano today. Gresini will end his long...

MotoGP boss: ‘Important’ Valentino Rossi is racing on

MotoGP boss: ‘Important’ Valentino Rossi is racing on

Never underestimate the power and influence of nine-times world champion Valentino Rossi. Marc Marquez might be rapidly emerging as the new poster boy of MotoGP with a string of record-breaking...

Marc Marquez won’t make early switch to 2015 RC213V

Marc Marquez won’t try and steal a march on his rivals by racing Honda’s 2015 prototype RC213V machine in the final phase of the current campaign. Marquez broke the Brno lap record when he tested next year’s RC213V contender immediately after losing his 100% winning streak in the Czech Republic last month. The 21-year-old, who returned to winning ways last Sunday with a brilliant victory over...

Alex Lowes keen on future Moto2 switch

Alex Lowes keen on future Moto2 switch

Reigning British Superbike champion Alex Lowes has set his sights on a future Moto2 showdown with twin brother Sam Lowes. The Voltcom Crescent Suzuki World Superbike rider was at Silverstone last...

Colin Edwards set to begin Yamaha testing role

Colin Edwards set to begin Yamaha testing role

Colin Edwards won’t have long to get used to life as a retired racer, with the American poised to kick off his new role as Yamaha’s official MotoGP test rider in a few days. The Texan had planned to...

Chaz Davies eyeing MotoGP switch in 2016

Chaz Davies eyeing MotoGP switch in 2016

Chaz Davies is hoping a title challenge with Ducati in World Superbikes next year will be the springboard to a MotoGP switch in 2016. The 27-year-old will remain on a factory Ducati Panigale in 2015,...