May

Lorenzo makes it three wins in a row at Italian MotoGP

Lorenzo makes it three wins in a row at Italian MotoGP

Once he turned up the wick Jorge Lorenzo was able to open a huge lead at the front of the MotoGP field at Mugello with the Spaniard claiming a dominant third win in a row. This was the 57th win of...

First win of 2015 for Rabat

First win of 2015 for Rabat

Tito Rabat claimed his first win since Misano last year by taking advantage of a tight fight for second between Johann Zarco and Dominique Aegerther. The reigning world champion bided his time before...

First career win for Oliveira

First career win for Oliveira

In a thrilling Moto3 race that saw the lead change hands on almost lap by lap basis for the most part Miguel Oliviera was able to come through the pack and claim his first career win at Mugello.

Lorenzo fastest, Dovi crashes

Lorenzo fastest, Dovi crashes

Jorge Lorenzo was fastest in this morning's 20 minute MotoGP warmup session with the Spaniard leading the way from Andrea Iannone and Dani Pedrosa. The action behind however was far more interesting...

Rabat from Lowes in warmup

Rabat from Lowes in warmup

Tito Rabat topped the Moto2 warmup with a last lap special to end the 20 minute session 0.017s faster than pole sitter Sam Lowes. Lowes, riding the Speed Up, looked impressive and comfortable once...

Kent keeps the pressure on rivals with fastest time in warmup

Kent keeps the pressure on rivals with fastest time in warmup

Danny Kent stormed to pole position yesterday and afterwards told MCN that his plan was to get away from the front of the field and try and open a gap to his chasers. With the long Mugello start...

Pole for Lowes with new lap record

Pole for Lowes with new lap record

Sam Lowes claimed his second pole position of the year at Mugello and the Englishman will have his sights firmly set on adding to his victory at COTA earlier in the year. The Speed Up rider has been...

Ducati on pole at home with Iannone setting the pace

Ducati on pole at home with Iannone setting the pace

Andrea Iannone claimed the first premier class pole position of his career, and his ninth in all classes, with a stunning lap record at Mugello that saw the Ducati rider lead the field with three...

Hernandez knocks Marquez out of QP2

Hernandez knocks Marquez out of QP2

Yonny Hernandez caused a stir by setting the fastest time in QP1 and knocking Marc Marquez out of the top two places in the session. As a result the Columbian and Aleix Espargaro made it through to...

Dovi leads the way as Marquez crashes

Dovi leads the way as Marquez crashes

At the end of a typically informative  FP4 session Andrea Dovizioso set the fastest time to lead the way from Dani Pedrosa at Mugello. Pedrosa had set the pace for most of the session and looked...

Kent smashes lap record for pole at Mugello

Kent smashes lap record for pole at Mugello

Danny Kent threw down a gauntlet to the rest of the Moto3 field by storming to a dominant pole position at Mugello. Kent felt so comfortable with his time that he elected to come into the pits with...

Rabat fastest from Lowes and Zarco

Rabat fastest from Lowes and Zarco

A late lap from Tito Rabat saw the reigning world champion break the lap record at Mugello for the Moto2 class. Rabat ended the session two tenths faster than Sam Lowes and Johann Zarco. The top three...

Marquez misses out on QP2

Marquez misses out on QP2

Marc Marquez will have to make it through QP1 this afternoon after finishing outside the top ten in the combined times from the first three practice sessions. Marquez missed out by nine thousands of a...

Quartararo quickest ahead of qualifying

Quartararo quickest ahead of qualifying

On his first visit to Mugello Fabio Quartararo set the pace ahead of qualifying with the French rookie two tenths faster than Miguel Oliveira and Danny Kent. Kent is the only rider to have been inside...

Yamaha riders weigh in on Ducati

Yamaha riders weigh in on Ducati

At Le Mans the top speed of the Ducati saw Andrea Iannone blast past Marc Marquez at will on the pit straight during their late race battle and with the fastest top speeds of the year reached at...

Lorenzo looking strong after day one

Lorenzo looking strong after day one

Jorge Lorenzo was second fastest today and showed the potential to continue his strong run of form at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix. Lorenzo has always been strong at Mugello and while he could...

Ducati looking strong but need another step

Ducati looking strong but need another step

Andrea Dovizioso topped the times on an impressive opening day for Ducati with the Italian leading the way ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Iannone. Having tested at Mugello before the French Grand...

Nothing to choose between Rabat and Zarco in Moto2

Nothing to choose between Rabat and Zarco in Moto2

With only one thousand of a second separating Tito Rabat and Johann Zarco in the afternoon session Moto2 looks set to be very competitive this weekend with Sam Lowes two tenths of a second adrift...

Dovi consolidates pace to lead FP2

Dovi consolidates pace to lead FP2

Andrea Dovizioso consolidated his place at the top of the times in FP2 with the Italian leading the way from Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo. Dovizioso was able to consistently lap in the 1m48's and...

Dominace from Antonelli in FP2

Dominace from Antonelli in FP2

Niccolo Antonelli followed up his strong French GP with a superb start to his home Grand Prix with the Italian topping the timesheet in the afternoon by over half a second from Efren Vazquez.

Lowes fastest and looking to make next step

Lowes fastest and looking to make next step

Sam Lowes has made a strong start to his Italian Grand Prix weekend by leading the times after opening practice at Mugello. The Speed Up rider was 0.005s faster than Thomas Luthi with Tito Rabat...

Dovi fastest with three Ducatis in the top five!

Dovi fastest with three Ducatis in the top five!

Having tested at Mugello three weeks ago Andrea Dovizioso was able to get up to speed quickly at the Italian circuit with the Ducati rider topping the times ahead of Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea...

Bastianini fastest in FP1

Bastianini fastest in FP1

Enea Bastianini led the way after opening practice with Danny Kent second fastest but trailing the Gresini rider by three tenths of a second. Niccolo Antonelli was a further two tenths adrift with...

Rossi and Lorenzo grow to accept each other

Rossi and Lorenzo grow to accept each other

Valentino Rossi's title challenge will be put to the test this weekend at his home Grand Prix. Rossi was the past master of Mugello with an unbeaten run of eight years but recently Jorge Lorenzo has...

Reaction to Smith and Espargaro racing at Suzuka

Bradley Smith claimed the headlines this week with news of his Suzuka 8 Hours debut alongside his Tech3 teammate, Pol Espargaro, and both riders are looking forward to the challenge. "It's something that I've wanted to do for a while and from when I signed with Yamaha I wanted to ride it and they always told me that I was on the list of riders," said Smith. "They said that they'd let me know when...

Espargaro to race through the pain

Espargaro to race through the pain

Aleix Espargaro plans to race this weekend at Mugello with the Spaniard confident that despite having recently undergone surgery on his left wrist that he'll be fit enough to compete at the Italian...

Jarvis gives his view on future MotoGP calendar

Jarvis gives his view on future MotoGP calendar

Dorna's talks with the Indonesian government this week about the potential to host a MotoGP race in the South East Asian country are just the latest in a series of ventures trying to tap into one of...

Rivals refuse to write off Marquez

Rivals refuse to write off Marquez

With Marc Marquez having won only one race this there has been plenty of talk that the reigning world champion won't be able to successfully defend his crown. Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo, the...

Dovi primed for Mugello win?

Dovi primed for Mugello win?

In this weekend' Motorcycle News you can read about how Ducati may well be the favourites to win next weekend's Italian Grand Prix. The turn of speed shown by the GP15 has been hugely impressive this...

Moto2 engine supplier open to tenders for 2019 onwards

Moto2 engine supplier open to tenders for 2019 onwards

The tender for the contract to be the engine supplier for the Moto2 contract has been put open to bidders from the beginning of the 2019. At present Honda supplies the 600cc engines and having had the...

Italian fever in Moto3 at Le Mans

Italian fever in Moto3 at Le Mans

The Moto3 race at Le Mans saw an all Italian podium with Romano Fenati claiming his first win of the year ahead of Enea Bastianini and with Pecco Bagnaia scoring the first podium of his career the...

Lowes continuing to learn

Lowes continuing to learn

Sam Lowes continued his maturation in the Moto2 class at Le Mans with the Englishman finishing fourth after another solid weekend that saw him make plenty of progress. Lowes, the 2013 World Supersport...

Crutchlow explains crash

Crutchlow explains crash

Cal Crutchlow was punished for a small mistake at Le Mans with the Englishman crashing out of the French Grand Prix in the early stages. Crutchlow had been enjoying a strong weekend but, like the...

Pedrosa: No answers for my crash

Pedrosa: No answers for my crash

Dani Pedrosa's comeback from injury was marred by a crash but ultimately he was able to remount and finish the French Grand Prix and prove his fitness. The Spaniard had missed three races due to an...

Hayden: It was nice to be happy on a Sunday!

Hayden: It was nice to be happy on a Sunday!

Nicky Hayden had his best result of the year in last weekend's French Grand Prix and afterwards the American half-joked that it was nice to smile again after a race. Having fought with the factory...

Espargaro will have surgery on Tuesday after Le Mans crash

Espargaro will have surgery on Tuesday after Le Mans crash

Aleix Espargaro will undergo surgery in Barcelona on Tuesday after rupturing a ligament in his right thumb after his frightening crash on Saturday at Le Mans. The procedure will be carried out by Dr...