2015

Dovi: Cal came to the box and apologised for crash

Dovi: Cal came to the box and apologised for crash

Andrea Dovizioso's race ended in the gravel trap on Sunday after a clash with Cal Crutchlow in the early stages of the Malaysian Grand Prix. Crutchlow made contact with the Ducati rider and admitted...

Brake problems held back Crutchlow

Brake problems held back Crutchlow

Cal Crutchlow finished fifth in Malaysia after an eventful race that saw him clash with Andrea Dovizioso and then suffer a braking issue that left him unable to hold off Bradley Smith. "It was a...

Smith: It was nice to turn this weekend around!

Smith: It was nice to turn this weekend around!

Bradley Smith continued his impressive season with a top four finish at Sepang. The Tech3 rider had a scrap with Cal Crutchlow in the early laps but a brake problem left both riders facing a lonely...

Injuries left Espargaro dizzy in Sepang

Injuries left Espargaro dizzy in Sepang

Pol Espargaro admitted that Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix was one of the hardest races of his career. The after affects of his crash in warmup left him dizzy and in pain but with tenth place in the...

Repsol: Without sporting values it makes no sense to be a sponsor

Repsol: Without sporting values it makes no sense to be a sponsor

Repsol released a sensational press release that called their future in MotoGP into question following the "unacceptable and unsportsmanlike conduct of Valentino Rossi against Marc Marquez" at...

Did he dive, or was he kicked?

Did he dive, or was he kicked?

Some thought Rossi’s penalty – effectively a back-of-the-grid start – was too lenient for the cynical Red Bull Rookies move that he pulled to take out Marquez in Malaysia. Some thought it overly...

Marquez: Rossi kick caused me to crash

Marquez: Rossi kick caused me to crash

Marc Marquez has laid the blame for the incident between him and Valentino Rossi in today’s Malaysian MotoGP race firmly in the hands of his Italian rival, saying that despite the investigation by...

Twitter reacts to Rossi Marquez crash

Twitter reacts to Rossi Marquez crash

Twitter has been awash with comments since the clash this morning between reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez and championship leader Valentino Rossi that saw the Spaniard end the race in the gravel...

Rossi to start Valencia race from back of the grid

Rossi to start Valencia race from back of the grid

Valentino Rossi’s aspirations of lifting a tenth world title may have been dashed after the three penalty points he was issued for his Malaysian Grand Prix collision with Marc Marquez means he will be...

Rossi and Marquez in monumental clash

Rossi and Marquez in monumental clash

Dani Pedrosa has taken a dominant victory in Malaysia, leading from start to finish to take his second MotoGP victory of 2015 from Jorge Lorenzo. However, the real drama of the race came from the...

Zarco steals Moto2 win from Luthi

Zarco steals Moto2 win from Luthi

Moto2 world champion Johann Zarco has stolen the Malaysian moto2 Grand prix victory from Thomas Luthi, closing down the early leader to take the lead on the penultimate lap and pulling clear for...

Oliveira win denies Kent the title another week

Oliveira win denies Kent the title another week

A sensational Miguel Oliveira win has once again denied Danny Kent the chance to become the first British racer in 38 years to lift a world title, with a last lap moment in an otherwise careful race...

Marquez and Lorenzo lead morning warmup

Marquez and Lorenzo lead morning warmup

The morning warmup in Malaysia was dominated by Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo with the Spanish duo leading the way from Valentino Rossi. Lorenzo was three tenths off the pace with Rossi almost six...

Luthi quickest in Moto2 warmup

Luthi quickest in Moto2 warmup

Thomas Luthi backed up his qualifying pace with the fastest time in morning warmup with the Swiss rider leading from the German duo of Jonas Folger and Simone Cortese. Sam Lowes was fourth fastest,...

Vazquez sets Moto3 morning pace

Vazquez sets Moto3 morning pace

Efren Vazquez was fastest in the Moto3 warmup with the Basque rider leading the way from his Leopard Racing teammnate Hiroki Ono. Danny Kent was fourth fastest in the session with the Englishman...

Title maths for Valentino Rossi

Title maths for Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi has his first chance to wrap up an eighth MotoGP title today. The Italian will need lots of luck on his side if he is to win the title but with an 11 point lead does give him a glimmer...

Title maths for Danny Kent

Title maths for Danny Kent

Danny Kent will claim the Moto3 world title today if the Englishman finishes fifth at Sepang. With a 40 point lead a top five finish guarantees him the crown regardless of what happens to his only...

Mistake from Marquez costs him shot at pole

Mistake from Marquez costs him shot at pole

Marc Marquez had to settle for second on the grid at Sepang after being comfortably outpaced by his Repsol Honda teammate, Dani Pedrosa. Marquez was four tenths off the pace but a mistake on a hot lap...

Strategic Pedrosa confident of strong race

Strategic Pedrosa confident of strong race

Dani Pedrosa claimed his first pole position of the year and afterwards the Spaniard said that it was a "a great lap" that was a step forward from the rest of the weekend. Given that Pedrosa has been...

Rossi talks about title decider nerves

Rossi talks about title decider nerves

Tomorrow marks the first opportunity that Rossi has to clinch the MotoGP world championship but the nine times champion is making sure that everyone is aware that there's a very slim chance of...

Rossi: Front row is always very important

Rossi: Front row is always very important

A last gasp lap from Valentino Rossi saw the championship leader claw a front row start from his title rival, Jorge Lorenzo. Rossi timed his final lap to perfection and crossed the line with mere...

Major setup shift helps Smith at Sepang

Major setup shift helps Smith at Sepang

Coming through Q1 hasn't been a common occurrence for Bradley Smith in 2015 and after qualifying ninth the Tech3 rider joked that "I definitely knew that I had a work out today!" For Smith the day...

Crutchlow: I had some more time but fifth was our maximum

Crutchlow: I had some more time but fifth was our maximum

"Fifth was the most we could have gotten today," was how Cal Crutchlow assessed his qualifying performance at Sepang. A couple of mistakes cost him some time but ultimately with a half second deficit...

Lorenzo: Braking problem cost me confidence

Lorenzo: Braking problem cost me confidence

Jorge Lorenzo missed out on a front row start for tomorrow's Malaysian Grand Prix but the Spaniard was keen to put a positive spin on his day at Sepang. Having crashed in FP4 Lorenzo said that a...

Grid penalty for Kent in Moto3

Grid penalty for Kent in Moto3

Tomorrow marks the third opportunity that Danny Kent has had to win the Moto3 world title. He needs to finish in the top five to claim the title but starting from ninth on the grid after being...

Getting across the line in a World Championship

Getting across the line in a World Championship

Getting over the line is always one of the most difficult things in sports. It's taken for granted that if you're at the highest level that you have the talent to be a contender but being a winner?...

First pole of the year for Pedrosa

First pole of the year for Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa took his first pole since last June with the Spaniard dominating the afternoon at Sepang. With Marc Marquez four tenths of a second off the pace it was easy to see just how dominant...

Pedrosa sets a hot pace ahead of qualifying

Pedrosa sets a hot pace ahead of qualifying

Final practice in MotoGP is a chance for riders to spend their time working on race simulation work and gaves an indication of what to expect during the race. If that's the case at Sepang this weekend...

Pole for Antonelli in Malaysia

Pole for Antonelli in Malaysia

Niccolo Antonelli took his third career pole position by leading the way in qualifying at Sepang. There was plenty of excitement at  Malaysian track with riders complaining and visibly upset to...

MotoGP agrees to Indonesia return for 2017

MotoGP agrees to Indonesia return for 2017

The future of MotoGP in the Far-East has taken another turn with Dorna confirming that there is a space on the 2017 calendar reserved for Indonesia if improvements and renovation can be made at the...

Zarco fastest despite a fall

Zarco fastest despite a fall

A late fall couldn't stop Johann Zarco from topping the times in final practice at Sepang with the Moto2 world champion comfortably fastest from Alex Rins. The Frenchman fell at the final corner on...

Where's the beef between Rossi and Marquez?

Where's the beef between Rossi and Marquez?

Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez both do their best to unsettle each other in Free Practice 3. With Marquez shadowing Rossi before their final laps of the session and Rossi refusing to allow the Honda...

Lorenzo fastest but Rossi and Marquez steal attention

Lorenzo fastest but Rossi and Marquez steal attention

Jorge Lorenzo set the fastest ever lap at Sepang to top the times in FP3 but once again this weekend the focus was on Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi. On their final run of the session both riders...

Kent fastest in final practice, Oliveira third

Kent fastest in final practice, Oliveira third

Danny Kent shrugged off his crash yesterday by saying to MCN that he was confident that he had a setting that worked at Sepang. In final practice he proved this by setting the pace from Niccolo...

Marquez: no urge to switch back to 2015 RCV

Marquez: no urge to switch back to 2015 RCV

Lost among the back and forth with Valentino Rossi was that Marc Marquez ended the day third fastest at Sepang. The reigning world champion, who was victorious last year at the Malaysian venue, was...

Confident Lorenzo sets the pace

Confident Lorenzo sets the pace

With the MotoGP title fight coming to a thrilling climax Jorge Lorenzo was able to set the pace on the opening day of the weekend at Sepang. Lorenzo looked comfortable all day and afterwards his...