February

Iannone leaves Sepang impressed with GP15

Iannone leaves Sepang impressed with GP15

Andrea Iannone continues to make progress with the new Ducati GP15 and spent this week adapting to the new bike and adjusting the setup to allow him to get closer to the potential of the new bike. "I...

Crash costs Espargaro track time in Sepang

Crash costs Espargaro track time in Sepang

Two crashes blighted Pol Espargaro's week in Malaysia but overall the Tech3 rider was pleased with the performance of the bike and some of the lessons learned during the initial three days at...

Pedrosa not worried about lack of a fast time

Pedrosa not worried about lack of a fast time

Dani Pedrosa spent the week working on the Honda engine and having finished the second Sepang test with only the seventh fastest time he dismissed any suggestions that he was struggling for one lap...

Miller: We need to work on saving tyres

Miller: We need to work on saving tyres

Jack Miller's promotion to MotoGP has set tongues wagging up and down the paddock but the rookie is making progress in adapting to the bigger machine and the physical demands that it involves. A long...

Sepang Michelin test ends in fast crashes for front runners

Sepang Michelin test ends in fast crashes for front runners

The first test of next season’s new MotoGP control Michelin tyres has ended in heavy crashes for many of the factory riders testing the new rubber. Running their bikes with no setup modification from...

Redding left unimpressed by Abraham antics

Redding left unimpressed by Abraham antics

Scott Redding finished the second Sepang test 16th fastest but the Marc VDS rider was pleased to have completed the programme as planned for the week. Redding logged 57 laps today and afterwards...

Marquez dominates final day of Sepang testing

Marquez dominates final day of Sepang testing

Marc Marquez has once again dominated the final full day of Sepang testing, completing 73 laps and finishing 0.3 clear of closest rival Jorge Lorenzo. His fastest lap, some 0.3 slower than his...

Laverty getting comfortable on open Honda

Laverty getting comfortable on open Honda

A late lap saw Eugene Laverty get underneath the 2m02s barrier in Sepang and finish the day within three tenths of his teammate, Nicky Hayden. Laverty came away pleased with his progress on the Open...

Confident Crutchlow sees potential

Confident Crutchlow sees potential

Cal Crutchlow finished the day eighth fastest after a overcoming a brake problem that affected the LCR-Honda rider throughout the day. Crutchlow, who found almost a second compared to yesterday, set...

Marquez irons out problems to go fastest in Sepang

Marquez irons out problems to go fastest in Sepang

Marc Marquez ironed out the problems on his Repsol Honda that delayed him on day one of the Sepang test to go fastest on the second of the four day event. Suffering from brake issues yesterday, he...

Stolen Lorenzo memorabilia recovered by Spanish police

Stolen Lorenzo memorabilia recovered by Spanish police

Guardia Civilia have arrested a man on the Spanish island of Mallorca after a large collection of Jorge Lorenzo memorabilia was stolen from a collection the double world champion had donated to the...

Rossi impressed with seamless gearbox

Rossi impressed with seamless gearbox

Valentino Rossi set the pace on the opening day of the second Sepang test with the Italian closing a pace one second off his fastest time in Sepang 1, a qualifying simulation, despite challenging...

Riders impressed with new Ducati

Riders impressed with new Ducati

The Ducati GP15 made its track debut today in Sepang and for riders Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone the effects were clear from the start with the bike immediately offering considerable...

Rossi fastest on opening day in Sepang

Rossi fastest on opening day in Sepang

Valentino Rossi has topped the timing sheets on the opening day of the second Sepang MotoGP pre season tests. The Yamaha rider set a 2:00.414 lap to finish the day 0.1 ahead of Repsol Honda rider Dani...

Crutchlow and Miller unveil CWM LCR Honda

Crutchlow and Miller unveil CWM LCR Honda

Cal Crutchlow and Jack Miller have unveiled their 2015 CWM LCR Honda MotoGP machines at an event in central London only days before jetting off to Malaysia for the second of three pre-season MotoGP...

Top three for Danny Kent at Jerez

Top three for Danny Kent at Jerez

With cold and windy conditions having been the norm for the opening day two days of the second Moto3 test of the year warmer conditions offered reason for optimism for British riders Danny Kent and...

Yamaha ready to debut full seamless gearbox at Sepang 2

Yamaha ready to debut full seamless gearbox at Sepang 2

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s long and patient wait for Yamaha to deliver a full seamless shift gearbox looks certain to end next week. Yamaha’s seamless shift gearbox has only operated on...

No imminent Michelin testing for Maverick Vinales

No imminent Michelin testing for Maverick Vinales

MotoGP rookie Maverick Vinales will not participate in next week’s crucial Michelin test at the Sepang track in Malaysia. And Suzuki has confirmed the 2013 Moto3 world champion will not take part in...

Sam Lowes fastest on day two in Jerez

Sam Lowes fastest on day two in Jerez

British rider Sam Lowes has impressed again in the Moto2 world championship pre-season by topping the timesheets on the second day of testing in Jerez. The Speed Up rider clocked a best time of...

Video: Suzuki at Sepang testing

Video: Suzuki at Sepang testing

Suzuki  has released a new behind-the-scenes video from the opening MotoGP test of the season at Sepang in Malaysia on February 4-7th.  The short news video features on track action and...

Andrea Dovizioso: “I believe we could fight for championship’

Andrea Dovizioso: “I believe we could fight for championship’

Italian Andrea Dovizioso believes he has the potential to fight the likes of Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi for the 2015 MotoGP world championship crown. The former 125GP world champion made the...

Ducati unveils new GP15 Desmosedici

Ducati unveils new GP15 Desmosedici

Ducati has given a first public showing of the radical new GP15 Desmosedici it hopes will threaten Honda and Yamaha’s recent domination of the MotoGP world championship. The new bike is the first to...

Ducati to unveil new MotoGP bike live at 10am

Ducati to unveil new MotoGP bike live at 10am

Ducati are set to reveal their entirely new GP15 machine this morning in a live online presentation. The bike, the first built by legendary race engineer Gigi Dall’inga, is a crucial moment for the...

Valentino Rossi: Ducati threat depends on new bike

Valentino Rossi: Ducati threat depends on new bike

Valentino Rossi says Ducati’s potential to upset Honda and Yamaha’s domination of the MotoGP world championship can only be judged when the eagerly awaited Desmosedici GP15 is rolled out. Ducati...

Jack Miller: ‘I’ve learnt about 10% of what I need to’

Jack Miller: ‘I’ve learnt about 10% of what I need to’

Jack Miller reckons he is only just starting to understand what he will need to become a competitive force in the MotoGP world championship in the future. Miller has made the huge leap from the entry...

Jorge Lorenzo doubts Ducati title challenge

Jorge Lorenzo doubts Ducati title challenge

Jorge Lorenzo believes Ducati will mount a stronger threat in the 2015 MotoGP world championship. But the Spaniard doesn’t believe the Bologna factory will emerge as a serious title threat this...

Silverstone confirmed as 2015 British MotoGP host

Silverstone confirmed as 2015 British MotoGP host

Silverstone will host the 2015 British MotoGP round in August following the collapse of a deal between the Circuit of Wales and Donington Park. As was first reported by MCN yesterday, Silverstone will...

Johann Zarco edges Sam Lowes in Valencia Moto2 test

Johann Zarco edges Sam Lowes in Valencia Moto2 test

British rider Sam Lowes kicked off preparations for his second season in the Moto2 world championship in style today. The former World Supersport champion was second fastest at the Valencia track in...

Circuit of Wales ‘disappointed’ at Donington Park split

Circuit of Wales ‘disappointed’ at Donington Park split

The Circuit of Wales has denied the collapse of its British MotoGP deal with Donington Park is because it doesn’t have the financial backing to proceed with the 2015 race. The partnership between...

Fabio Quartararo stars as Moto3 testing kicks off

Fabio Quartararo stars as Moto3 testing kicks off

Rookie sensation Fabio Quartararo made a stunning start to 2015 today when he topped the timesheets on the opening day of Moto3 action in Valencia. The Estrella Galicia Honda rider set a fastest time...

Donington Park announce British GP ticket refund plan

Donington Park announce British GP ticket refund plan

Donington Park has confirmed details of how fans can get full refunds for 2015 British MotoGP tickets now the race will no longer take place at the Leicestershire circuit. Hundreds of fans had already...

Breaking news: 2015 British MotoGP back at Silverstone?

Breaking news: 2015 British MotoGP back at Silverstone?

The 2015 British MotoGP round, which was scheduled to take place at Donington Park in late August, will now likely be staged back at the Silverstone track, just six months after the Northamptonshire...

Cal Crutchlow bemoans speed on new tyres

Cal Crutchlow bemoans speed on new tyres

When he was riding for the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team in 2013, Cal Crutchlow was famed for his ability to post blisteringly quick lap times on brand new Bridgestone tyres. But when he moved to Ducati...

Plenty of promise for Rossi at Sepang

Plenty of promise for Rossi at Sepang

Valentino Rossi set a new personal best at Sepang today but the Italian could only manage the fourth fastest time as the first test of 2015 drew to a close. The Italian struggled with chatter problems...

Marquez: After 1m58 comes a crash!

Marquez: After 1m58 comes a crash!

Marc Marquez ended the three day test in Sepang with the fastest time after a scintillating run to start the day in Malaysia. The reigning world champion broke the lap record and ended the day over...

Scott Redding ‘not worried’ after low-key Sepang test

Scott Redding ‘not worried’ after low-key Sepang test

Scott Redding said he isn’t worried about his lowly 17th position on the final timesheets at the end of this week’s three-day MotoGP test at the Sepang track in Malaysia. The British rider was on a...