June

Fresh doubts of Czech race, ticket sales suspended

Fresh doubts of Czech race, ticket sales suspended

The future of the Czech Grand Prix look bleak after tickets for August's race were officially suspended by the Brno circuit. With policital infighting in the Czech Republic about who should pay for...

BT Sport to hike price for MotoGP viewers

BT Sport to hike price for MotoGP viewers

BT Sport are set to hike the price British fans will pay to watch MotoGP on the channel, with the end of free-to-watch GP coverage for BT customers coming with the introduction of a £5 per month...

Parkes on Michelin duty for Yamaha at Aragon

Parkes on Michelin duty for Yamaha at Aragon

Broc Parkes was called into testing duties for Yamaha today with the Australian working with the Japanese manufacturer today in Aragon. Parkes was at the Spanish track to test Michelin tyres and due...

Marquez explains Sunday's crash

Marquez explains Sunday's crash

When Marc Marquez crashed out of the Catalan Grand Prix he was lucky not to take Jorge Lorenzo with him into the gravel trap at turn ten. The Spaniard's were leading the race at the time of the...

Wet test leaves unanswered questions for Honda

Wet test leaves unanswered questions for Honda

After a miserable weekend for Honda, where Dani Pedrosa finished on the podium but was 20s behind Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez crashed out of the race, losing a day of testing because of bad weather...

Suzuki and Yamaha move on to test at Aragon

Suzuki and Yamaha move on to test at Aragon

After seeing the rain play havoc with team's schedules for today's test in Montmelo both Yamaha and Suzuki will decamp to Aragon to test later this week. Yamaha will test on Tuesday with Suzuki using...

Rain costs Espargaro valuable time in test

Rain costs Espargaro valuable time in test

Today's post Catalan Grand Prix test was marred  by difficult conditions and it was the exact opposite of what Pol Espargaro needed after a difficult weekend as he continues to search for the...

Catalunya MotoGP: Lorenzo takes fourth consecutive victory

Catalunya MotoGP: Lorenzo takes fourth consecutive victory

Jorge Lorenzo's resurgence continued as the Spaniard dominated to take victory in Catalunya ahead of team-mate Valentino Rossi. The result sees the gap at the top of the championship close to just one...

Catalunya MotoGP: Zarco snatches win

Catalunya MotoGP: Zarco snatches win

Johann Zarco snatched victory from reigning Moto2 champion Tito Rabat on the final lap to extend his lead at the top of the championship to 44 points. Eager to regain the lead, Rabat ran wide towards...

Catalunya MotoGP: Kent victorious

Catalunya MotoGP: Kent victorious

Danny Kent has taken his fourth victory of the season, crossing the line 0.35secs ahead of pole sitter Enea Bastianini to extend his championsip lead to 51 points. Kent is now the first Brit to take...

New ten year contract for Qatar

New ten year contract for Qatar

Dorna has today announced that they have extended their agreement with Qatar by a further ten years for the desert race to continue to host the season opening race under the lights of the Losail...

Lorenzo leads way in warmup

Lorenzo leads way in warmup

Jorge Lorenzo has been anointed the pre-race favourite by his rivals and his pace in the morning warmup was another indication of what to expect from him in this afternoon's 25 lap race with the...

Zarco quickest ahead of competitive Moto2 race

Zarco quickest ahead of competitive Moto2 race

Johann Zarco continued his dominance of this weekend's Catalan Grand Prix by leading the way in warmup ahead of this morning's Moto2 race. The Frenchman has been in sensational form all weekend and...

Navarro fastest in warmup

Navarro fastest in warmup

Jorge Navarro was fastest in the morning warmup with the Spaniard leading the way by a tenth from Efren Vazquez and Niccolo Antonelli. Danny Kent was fourth fastest and having qualified second he...

Can anyone stop Lorenzo today?

Can anyone stop Lorenzo today?

Aleix Espargaro may have given Suzuki their first pole in eight years yesterday but there's little doubt amongst the MotoGP field as to who the favourite is for today's Catalan Grand Prix. A straw...

Zarco claims Moto2 pole

Zarco claims Moto2 pole

Johann Zarco will start from pole position in tomorrow's Catalan Grand Prix after the Frenchman continued his blistering form to set the pace from Jonas Folger and Tito Rabat. Sam Lowes saved a high...

Espargaro gives Suzuki first pole since 2007

Espargaro gives Suzuki first pole since 2007

Aleix Espargaro gave Suzuki their first pole positive since the 2007 Dutch TT with the Spaniard thrilling the home crowd with a stunning lap. With Maverick Vinales second fastest it was a terrific day...

Pedrosa and Iannone make it through to QP2

Pedrosa and Iannone make it through to QP2

Dani Pedrosa and Andrea Iannone made it through to the QP2 shootout after both riders gambled on only making one run in the QP1 session. With only the top two riders making it through from the 15...

Iannone fastest but Marquez and Lorenzo looking strong

Iannone fastest but Marquez and Lorenzo looking strong

Andrea Iannone was fastest in FP4 but as ever the times that matter in the final practice session aren't the headline grabbing single lap times but rather the long run pace of riders. Iannone's race...

First pole for Bastianini

First pole for Bastianini

Enea Bastianini claimed the first pole position of his career today in Montmelo with the Italian over a tenth of a second faster than a late charging Danny Kent. While the rest of the field were...

Impressive speed from Corsi in Moto2

Impressive speed from Corsi in Moto2

Having endured a difficult start to the Moto2 season, including crashing out of his home race two weeks ago, Simone Corsi bounced back to set the pace this morning ahead of Moto2 qualifying. The...

Has Suzuki's pace worried the rest of the MotoGP grid?

Has Suzuki's pace worried the rest of the MotoGP grid?

Suzuki's engine upgrades for this weekend have given the Japanese manufacturer a boost ahead of the Catalan Grand Prix and both Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro have been able to make use of the...

Vinales fastest with Pedrosa, Iannone and Redding missing cut

Vinales fastest with Pedrosa, Iannone and Redding missing cut

In the all important FP3 session Suzuki's engine upgrades saw Maverick Vinales set the pace with Aleix Espargaro also in the top three. The Suzuki now has much more power than before, almost as much...

Bastianini quickest ahead of Moto3 qualifying

Bastianini quickest ahead of Moto3 qualifying

This morning's Moto3 session saw Enea Bastianini set the pace with a slender advantage to Migeul Oliveira and Niccolo Antonelli. The leading trio were comfortably faster than the rest of the field...

Cortese fastest in Moto2

 Cortese fastest in Moto2

Sandro Cortese was fastest on the opening day of Moto2 practice in Montmelo with the former Moto3 world champion marginally outpacing Johann Zarco with Alex Rins, Sam Lowes, Thomas Luthi, Tito Rabat...

Espargaro fastest as Suzuki debuts new engine

Espargaro fastest as Suzuki debuts new engine

A new engine in the Suzuki has given them a much improved performance in a straight line and even though the powerplant still trails its rivals Aleix Espargaro was able to set the pace at his home...

Kent leads the way after day one

Kent leads the way after day one

Danny Kent left it late to lead the way in Montmelo but the Englishman ended the opening day of Moto3 practice fractionally ahead of Niccolo Antonelli with Tonucci and Loi all within a tenth of a...

Zarco fastest in Moto2

Zarco fastest in Moto2

Sam Lowes bounced back from a mid-session crash to end the opening Moto2 session second fastest but it was Johann Zarco  who led the way with the Frenchman one quarter of a second faster than...

Honda lay down a marker with fastest times in FP1

Honda lay down a marker with fastest times in FP1

Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were fastest in the opening MotoGP session of the weekend in Montmelo with the Honda riders showing their potential for this weekend. Depsite returning to their home...

Navarro fastest in opening practice

Navarro fastest in opening practice

Jorge Navarro was fastest in the opening Moto3 practice session of the weekend with Danny Kent a tenth of a second adrift after a spate of fast times late in the session saw the order change...

Smith: No guarantees that Pol's chassis is better

Smith: No guarantees that Pol's chassis is better

Bradley Smith is keen to let his results do the talking this year and despite not having the same chassis as his teammate, Pol Espargaro, Smith has had plenty to talk about on track. The Englishman is...

Lowes confident after progress at test

Lowes confident after progress at test

After a successful test in Aragon Sam Lowes is ready to take the challenge to the top riders in Moto2. The Speed Up rider has struggled all year when temperatures start to rise but having made plenty...

Cructhlow talks about his Mugello injuries

Cructhlow talks about his Mugello injuries

Having dislocated his ankle at the previous race in Italy Cal Cruthclow faces a difficult task this weekend to get the most from his LCR Honda. With badly damaged ankle ligaments it is proving very...

Crutchlow recovering and training ahead of Catalunya

Crutchlow recovering and training ahead of Catalunya

Cal Crutchlow is on the road to recovery from his dislocated ankle with the LCR Honda rider cycling in Italy with his friend and Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish. The Englishman suffered his...

Barbera and Rins join the masses with arm pump surgery

Barbera and Rins join the masses with arm pump surgery

Alex Rins and Hector Barbera have both underwent arm pump surgery with the Spaniard's both going under the knife in Barcelona. Both riders used Dr Xavier Mir for the surgery and for Barbera the...

Frustrated McPhee struggling to find setup solutions

Frustrated McPhee struggling to find setup solutions

Mugello was another difficult race for John McPhee with the Scotsman finishing outside the points for the second consecutive race. With a new Ohlins engineer on board the Racing Team Germany rider was...