2015

Lorenzo: “Surely the intention is for Stoner to do wildcards”

Lorenzo: “Surely the intention is for Stoner to do wildcards”

2015 MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo says he’ll be very surprised if fellow champion Casey Stoner doesn’t return to track next year, after signing a new deal to become a Ducati test...

Rossi withdraws Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal

Rossi withdraws Court of Arbitration for Sport appeal

Valentino Rossi has drawn a line under his 2015 season with the withdrawal of his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport for his incident with Marc Marquez at Sepang. Rossi suffered three...

Pedrosa and Marquez take to track on 500GP machines

Pedrosa and Marquez take to track on 500GP machines

Repsol Honda riders Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez have had the chance to take to the track on Honda’s special NSR500 two-stroke Grand Prix machines for the first time at an event at Motegi. Joining...

GP stars line up for Superprestigio

GP stars line up for Superprestigio

Some of the top talent from MotoGP have assembled in Barcelona for this weekend’s Superprestigio flat track race, with the entry once again led by double world champion and defending winner Marc...

Eugene Laverty ties the knot

Eugene Laverty ties the knot

Aspar Ducati racer Eugene Laverty has tied the knot with long time partner Pippa Morson in a star-studded ceremony at Ireland’s Dromoland Castle. Pippa and the 29 year old Laverty, who first met while...

Michelin schedule extra MotoGP tests

Michelin schedule extra MotoGP tests

Michelin have scheduled an extra MotoGP test for late this month at Jerez, as they continue to refine their tyres ahead of the first official GP test at Sepang in early February. Coming during the...

Marquez: ‘Valentino created this problem’

Marquez: ‘Valentino created this problem’

How did it come to this? The boy who grew up with Rossi posters adorning his walls gives his side of MotoGP’s biggest controversy  arc Marquez has had time to let the dust settle on a bitter feud...

First of many: Exclusive Danny Kent interview

First of many: Exclusive Danny Kent interview

Danny Kent speaks exclusively to MCN about taking his first world title and why he doesn’t intend it to be his last. hen Danny Kent crossed the line in Valencia, British race fans let out a huge sigh...

Ducati: Stoner likely to have first tests in Sepang and Qatar

Ducati: Stoner likely to have first tests in Sepang and Qatar

The return of Casey Stoner to Ducati as a test rider was rubber stamped late last month but Ducati are still to confirm when the double world champion will make his return to the track. Senior team...

Marini confirmed at Forward Moto2

Marini confirmed at Forward Moto2

Forward Racing has confirmed that Luca Marini will join the team for next year’s Moto2 campaign. Marini, a half-brother of Valentino Rossi, will join the team for his first full campaign in Grand Prix...

Kallio gets first taste of KTM MotoGP machine

Kallio gets first taste of KTM MotoGP machine

KTM has been out on track once again with their new RC16 MotoGP bike. Mika Kallio, who has been signed on as a test rider for the project had his first outing on the bike at Valencia. Kallio was...

Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

Valentino Rossi has taken his fourth win at the Monza Rally Show, taking the victory by an impressive 50 seconds from World Rally Championship regular Thierry Neuville. Leading by half a minute going...

Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

Despite only riding on the final day of the three day Jerez test Andrea Iannone felt that Ducati made a  positive step in understanding the Michelin tyres. Having completed 67 laps Iannone...

Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

The 2016 official MotoGP game will take on a new look upon it’s release in June of next year, with a change in focus from covering the season’s action to focusing on the career of Valentino Rossi by...

Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

He may have missed out on his 10th World Championship by a whisker, but Valentino Rossi's brilliance is unquestioned. But is he the greatest racer of all time?  t’s the oldest argument among fans...

Laverty undergoes surgery, 6 week recovery

Laverty undergoes surgery, 6 week recovery

Eugene Laverty underwent surgery this afternoon to plate his left radius after fracturing the bone in a crash yesterday in testing at Jerez. Laverty's primary injury is a fracture of the distal radius...

Redding sets the pace on final day at Jerez

Redding sets the pace on final day at Jerez

The final day of the 2015 MotoGP saw Scott Redding set the pace at Jerez with the Pramac rider feeling confident on the Ducati. “Today was good,” said Redding. “We improved the lap time by quite a big...

Laverty to have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona

Laverty to have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona

Aspar Ducati has confirmed that Eugene Laverty will have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona to repair a fracture to his left radius. The 29 year old suffered the injury in a fast crash at turn seven during...

Redding feeling good on the Ducati

Redding feeling good on the Ducati

Scott Redding had another positive day on the Pramac Ducati with the Englishman continuing to adapt to the Italian machine. Redding immediately felt more comfortable on the bike in Jerez compared to...

Avoiding mistake with new engine key concern for Pedrosa

Avoiding mistake with new engine key concern for Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa was able to spend more time today focusing on the 2016 Honda engines and determining whether or not they had made an improvement. The aggressive nature of the engine was blamed for the...

Marquez and Redding fastest at Jerez on Day 2

Marquez and Redding fastest at Jerez on Day 2

The second day of the Jerez test saw Marc Marquez once again top the unofficial times at the Spanish circuit. With teams electing to run without transponders the times have been taken from their...

Marquez: New engine has different power characteristics

Marquez: New engine has different power characteristics

Marc Marquez spent the second day of the Jerez test focusing on the use of the spec electronics and understanding how to get the most from the new software package. " I rode all day with the Magneti...

Laverty fractures arm in testing crash

Laverty fractures arm in testing crash

Eugene Laverty suffered a fracture in his left arm following a crash today during testing at Jerez. Entering turn seven, a fast left hander, Laverty lost the front end of his Aspar Ducati and crashed.

Laverty: Ducati feels like a family

Laverty: Ducati feels like a family

Eugene Laverty used the opening day of the three day MotoGP test to shakedown the Ducati GP14.2 that he'll use in 2016. It had been planned that the Aspar rider would only test Thursday and Friday but...

Pedrosa focused on evaluating new engine

Pedrosa focused on evaluating new engine

A small crash at the final corner blotted Dani Pedrosa's copy book on the opening day of the Jerez test but overall the Honda rider was pleased with his work. Having missed this year's race at Jerez...

Marquez sets the pace on busy opening day at Jerez

Marquez sets the pace on busy opening day at Jerez

The final test of the 2015 season sees Honda, Ducati and Aprilia in action at Jerez. Today saw limited running with only eight bikes on track with the focus on understanding the new Michelin tyres and...

Marquez: Every day is now an interesting day

Marquez: Every day is now an interesting day

After the opening day of testing at Jerez Marc Marquez said that "every day is an interesting day for us now because there is so much to learn." With new electronics, new tyres and a new engine to...

250s five years on: RIP the perfect race bike

250s five years on: RIP the perfect race bike

The dawn of Moto2 marked the demise of some of the most clinically functional bikes ever to race. here was something about a 250 in full flow; high lean angles, amazing corner speed, bar-to-bar...

Ducati confirm Stoner as MotoGP test rider

Ducati confirm Stoner as MotoGP test rider

Ducati today confirmed that Casey Stoner will return to the iconic Italian manufacturer as a test rider and brand ambassador. The news has been expected for the last week and comes one hour after...

Honda confirm Stoner departure

Honda confirm Stoner departure

Honda today confirmed that Casey Stoner’s contract as test rider will not be resumed for 2016. The path is thus paved for the double MotoGP champion to move to Ducati for next year as their test rider...

Tyres and electronics on MotoGP testing agendas

Tyres and electronics on MotoGP testing agendas

The final tests of 2015 will take place this week with Suzuki testing in Malaysia and Honda, Ducati and Aprilia travelling to Jerez. This week’s tests are a crucial opportunity for the manufacturers...

Honda's greatest failure, the NR500

Honda's greatest failure, the NR500

While Barry Sheene fought off Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola around the Le Mans Bugatti circuit, a group of Honda R&D staff hunched around the world’s two most technically advanced motorcycles in...

Marquez: Finding the balance between aggressive and conservative is key

Marquez: Finding the balance between aggressive and conservative is key

Marc Marquez hosted a Motocross camp today in Rufea in his latest venture to aid children's health care. The double MotoGP champion has taken a key interest in the specialised care to children with...

Back injury sees Espargaro forced to sit out final test

Back injury sees Espargaro forced to sit out final test

Aleix Espargaro will be forced to sit out the final test of the 2015 season after the Spaniard suffered a flexion fracture of the T9 vertebrae during a training crash. The Suzuki rider injured himself...

Schwantz - I only figured how to go fast after I quit racing!

Schwantz - I only figured how to go fast after I quit racing!

He was the guy who inspired Rossi, Simoncelli and a whole generation of sportsbike-loving kids to scrape their knees, pop wheelies and wait until they saw God before even thinking about applying the...

Lorenzo withdraws from Race of Champions

Lorenzo withdraws from Race of Champions

London fans will not get the chance to see Jorge Lorenzo in action at this weekend's Race of Champions following the Spaniard's decision to withdraw from the event. Lorenzo suffered second degree...