March

Brivio: We're excited to start the season

Brivio: We're excited to start the season

Suzuki surprised the MotoGP paddock throughout the winter with the returning manufacturer much more competitive than expected. Now, with one week to go until the start of the season, Suzuki needs to...

Kent second fastest in final Moto3 test

Kent second fastest in final Moto3 test

The wind and rain that affected this week's Jerez test will have done little to dent Danny Kent's confidence ahead of the new Moto3 season with the Englishman finishing the week second fastest with...

Lowes finishes Jerez test fastest

Lowes finishes Jerez test fastest

Sam Lowes topped the final test of the pre-season after rain interrupted running at Jerez throughout the week. Lowes finished the week one second faster than Jonas Folger but with so little dry...

Hayden: Front straight is definitely a lot better here compared to what we had last year!

Hayden: Front straight is definitely a lot better here compared to what we had last year!

Nicky Haden came away from Qatar pleased to have been able to get closer to the front on the Open Honda but once again disappointed to have finished down the timesheets in 16th position. The new bike...

Bridgestone adds two new tyres to 2015 allocation

Bridgestone adds two new tyres to 2015 allocation

Bridgestone might be quitting MotoGP at the end of 2015 but the Japanese manufacturer has made new developments available throughout this season. Teams and riders will now have six different...

Marquez: Ducati can win in Qatar

Marquez: Ducati can win in Qatar

Marc Marquez wrapped up winter testing with the second fastest time of the Qatar test after spending time trying to improve front feel and eke out more top speed from the Honda RC213v. On the opening...

Winter testing offically draws to a close

Winter testing offically draws to a close

The MotoGP paddock can now fully turn its attention towards next weekend's season opening Qatar Grand Prix after the final day of testing was completed at the Losail International Circuit today. The...

Rain postpones final day of testing

Rain postpones final day of testing

Rain ended play early in the desert with the final day of pre-season testing washed out after heavy rain in Losail. The night session means that riding is impossible in the wet due to the floodlights...

"Lots of effort" on day two for Rossi

"Lots of effort" on day two for Rossi

Having struggled for most of the day with a lack of rear grip Valentino Rossi was able to find a solution in the final hour of the second day of testing to vault himself from the midpack into the top...

Lack of feel holding back Lorenzo

Lack of feel holding back Lorenzo

Jorge Lorenzo wound up with the fourth fastest time on Day Two of the Qatar test but afterwards the double MotoGP champion was disappointed with the handling of his Yamaha M1 and surprised to have...

Lack of rear grip holds back Lorenzo

Lack of rear grip holds back Lorenzo

Track conditions and a lack of rear grip hurt Jorge Lorenzo yesterday in Qatar with the Yamaha rider only able to set the sixth fastest time of the opening night. The dusty track surface is always a...

Positive start for Vinales despite crashes

Positive start for Vinales despite crashes

Maverick Vinales crashed twice on the opening night of the Qatar test and while it cost him track time he was upbeat afterwards as he assessed his day and looked forward to another two days of testing...

No feeling for Espargaro

No feeling for Espargaro

Pol Espargaro struggled throughout the first night in Qatar with the Tech3 rider having a miserable day with a lack of feeling on the front end leaving him at a loss to explain his performance. The...

Pedrosa: Track needs to clean

Pedrosa: Track needs to clean

Dani Pedrosa was not too worried after setting the fifth fastest time of the opening night's running in Qatar. With track conditions dusty the Repsol Honda rider felt that the potential of the Honda...

Strong showing from Espargaro

Strong showing from Espargaro

Returning to the scene of his stunning start to the 2014 season Aleix Espargaro showed the potential of the Suzuki once again with the fourth fastest time of the opening night of the Qatar test. The...

Early crash for Rossi in Qatar

Early crash for Rossi in Qatar

Valentino Rossi's Qatari test got off to the worst possible start with the Italian crashing on his third lap of the opening night's running of the final pre-season test. Rossi crashed at turn eight...

Ducatis lead the way on opening night at Qatar

Ducatis lead the way on opening night at Qatar

The Ducati's led the way on the opening day of the final pre-season test with Andrea Iannone outpacing Andrea Dovizioso by one tenth of a second in Qatar. The pace of the Ducati's was impressive on...

Pramac Racing show off 2015 Ducatis

Pramac Racing show off 2015 Ducatis

Pramac Racing have unveiled the Ducati GP14 machines that Danilo Petrucci and Yonny Hernandez will ride in the 2015 MotoGP championship. The bikes were revealed in a ceremony near the team’s base in...

Yamaha confirm full seamless shift gearbox

Yamaha confirm full seamless shift gearbox

As first reported by MCN last month, Yamaha have now officially confirmed the debut of a new seamless sift gearbox in the factory M1s of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo for the upcoming GP...

Suzuki to test race ready bike at Qatar

Suzuki to test race ready bike at Qatar

Suzuki riders Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro will have the race ready version of their new GSX-RR machine for the first time at the final pre-season test of the winter, which gets underway today...

Crutchlow doesn't expect heavy running in Qatar

Crutchlow doesn't expect heavy running in Qatar

Testing in Qatar will begin today but Cal Crutchlow has told MCN that he will sit out the majority of the running due to the track conditions not being reflective of what we can expect when the MotoGP...

Final test of the winter gets underway

Final test of the winter gets underway

The final test of the winter takes place this weekend in Qatar with three days of running for the full time MotoGP riders and another one day test for Michelin with the factory contracted test...

£120m investment secured for CoW

£120m investment secured for CoW

This week is pivotal for the Circuit of Wales with a Public Inquiry opening today to allow for the deregistration of land at the proposed site of the circuit, This week has also seen a major...

CoW Public Inquiry opens today

CoW Public Inquiry opens today

The Public Inquiry that will decide the fate of the Circuit of Wales opens today with the hearing expected to last up to eight days. The Inquiry offers all interested parties the chance to air their...

Lowes: I can make a massive step this year

Lowes: I can make a massive step this year

Sam Lowes made a superb start to 2015 pre-season testing with the Speed Up rider consistently fast in the Valencia and Jerez tests and Lowes now feels ready to make a huge step forward and challenge...

Redding excited by one rider team

Redding excited by one rider team

Scott Redding says he’s delighted to be in a one rider MotoGP team for 2015. Lining up as part of the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS outfit, he will be the team’s sole rider in the premiere class...

Espargaro: Electronic changes helping Suzuki

Espargaro: Electronic changes helping Suzuki

With two tests completed and one to go before the MotoGP season opens in Qatar in three weeks Aleix Espargaro is pleased with the progress that has been made by the Suzuki squad as they prepare for...

Vinales starting to understand tyres and electronics

Vinales starting to understand tyres and electronics

In a crowded class of rookies Maverick Vinales has been the most impressive through three tests and the Spaniard, who won the Moto3 crown in 2013, has been pleased with his progress over 9 days of...

Suzuki reveals title sponsor and 2015 colours

Suzuki reveals title sponsor and 2015 colours

Suzuki joined the rest of the MotoGP grid by formally revealing their 2015 livery for the GSXR-R. The Japanese manufacturer is returning to the class after a three year hiatus with Aleix Espargaro and...

Redding on hand to unveil Marc VDS

Redding on hand to unveil Marc VDS

In perhaps the largest launch in memory the Team Estrella Galicia Marc VDS squad unveiled their 2015 lineup with MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and CEV championship squads all represented in Madrid. The main...

Ciabatti: You have to set ambitious targets

Ciabatti: You have to set ambitious targets

In Sepang, Paolo Ciabatti, sporting director of Ducati, reiterated  the teams desire to move forward again in 2015. The Italian squad has spent the last four years in the doldrums since Casey...

Aprilia unveil RS-GP MotoGP contender

Aprilia unveil RS-GP MotoGP contender

Aprilia officially unveiled their 2015 MotoGP bike today in Italy with Alvaro Bautista and Marco Melandri on hand to pull the covers back on the RS-GP that marks the Italian manufacturers official...

New Moto3 Junior series to air live on BT Sport

New Moto3 Junior series to air live on BT Sport

The FIM CEV Repsol Championship, Spain’s domestic series and the home of the newly created Moto3 Junior World Championship as well as the European Moto2 series, is set to air live in the UK in...

Misano prepares for 2015 with new surface

Misano prepares for 2015 with new surface

Italy’s Misano circuit has begun their track modernisation with a full resurfacing of the 4.2km Grand Prix track. The tarmacking is only part of a host of upgrades designed to improve circuit...

Aprilia still backing Melandri but cracks are clear

Aprilia still backing Melandri but cracks are clear

Marco Melandri made no secret of his thoughts about returning to MotoGP throughout last year and in Sepang he endured another miserable test and finished slowest of all and over four seconds off the...

Rivals sound off on GP15

Rivals sound off on GP15

The new Ducati GP15 turns heads up and down the Sepang pitlane during the second test of the season and the performances of Andrea Dovizioso and Andrea Iannone certainly created a stir in Malaysia.