November

Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

Valentino Rossi has taken his fourth win at the Monza Rally Show, taking the victory by an impressive 50 seconds from World Rally Championship regular Thierry Neuville. Leading by half a minute going...

Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

Iannone focusing on understanding used tyres

Despite only riding on the final day of the three day Jerez test Andrea Iannone felt that Ducati made a  positive step in understanding the Michelin tyres. Having completed 67 laps Iannone...

Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

The 2016 official MotoGP game will take on a new look upon it’s release in June of next year, with a change in focus from covering the season’s action to focusing on the career of Valentino Rossi by...

Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

He may have missed out on his 10th World Championship by a whisker, but Valentino Rossi's brilliance is unquestioned. But is he the greatest racer of all time?  t’s the oldest argument among fans...

Laverty undergoes surgery, 6 week recovery

Laverty undergoes surgery, 6 week recovery

Eugene Laverty underwent surgery this afternoon to plate his left radius after fracturing the bone in a crash yesterday in testing at Jerez. Laverty's primary injury is a fracture of the distal radius...

Redding sets the pace on final day at Jerez

Redding sets the pace on final day at Jerez

The final day of the 2015 MotoGP saw Scott Redding set the pace at Jerez with the Pramac rider feeling confident on the Ducati. “Today was good,” said Redding. “We improved the lap time by quite a big...

Laverty to have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona

Laverty to have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona

Aspar Ducati has confirmed that Eugene Laverty will have surgery tomorrow in Barcelona to repair a fracture to his left radius. The 29 year old suffered the injury in a fast crash at turn seven during...

Redding feeling good on the Ducati

Redding feeling good on the Ducati

Scott Redding had another positive day on the Pramac Ducati with the Englishman continuing to adapt to the Italian machine. Redding immediately felt more comfortable on the bike in Jerez compared to...

Avoiding mistake with new engine key concern for Pedrosa

Avoiding mistake with new engine key concern for Pedrosa

Dani Pedrosa was able to spend more time today focusing on the 2016 Honda engines and determining whether or not they had made an improvement. The aggressive nature of the engine was blamed for the...

Marquez and Redding fastest at Jerez on Day 2

Marquez and Redding fastest at Jerez on Day 2

The second day of the Jerez test saw Marc Marquez once again top the unofficial times at the Spanish circuit. With teams electing to run without transponders the times have been taken from their...

Marquez: New engine has different power characteristics

Marquez: New engine has different power characteristics

Marc Marquez spent the second day of the Jerez test focusing on the use of the spec electronics and understanding how to get the most from the new software package. " I rode all day with the Magneti...

Laverty fractures arm in testing crash

Laverty fractures arm in testing crash

Eugene Laverty suffered a fracture in his left arm following a crash today during testing at Jerez. Entering turn seven, a fast left hander, Laverty lost the front end of his Aspar Ducati and crashed.

Laverty: Ducati feels like a family

Laverty: Ducati feels like a family

Eugene Laverty used the opening day of the three day MotoGP test to shakedown the Ducati GP14.2 that he'll use in 2016. It had been planned that the Aspar rider would only test Thursday and Friday but...

Pedrosa focused on evaluating new engine

Pedrosa focused on evaluating new engine

A small crash at the final corner blotted Dani Pedrosa's copy book on the opening day of the Jerez test but overall the Honda rider was pleased with his work. Having missed this year's race at Jerez...

Marquez sets the pace on busy opening day at Jerez

Marquez sets the pace on busy opening day at Jerez

The final test of the 2015 season sees Honda, Ducati and Aprilia in action at Jerez. Today saw limited running with only eight bikes on track with the focus on understanding the new Michelin tyres and...

Marquez: Every day is now an interesting day

Marquez: Every day is now an interesting day

After the opening day of testing at Jerez Marc Marquez said that "every day is an interesting day for us now because there is so much to learn." With new electronics, new tyres and a new engine to...

250s five years on: RIP the perfect race bike

250s five years on: RIP the perfect race bike

The dawn of Moto2 marked the demise of some of the most clinically functional bikes ever to race. here was something about a 250 in full flow; high lean angles, amazing corner speed, bar-to-bar...

Ducati confirm Stoner as MotoGP test rider

Ducati confirm Stoner as MotoGP test rider

Ducati today confirmed that Casey Stoner will return to the iconic Italian manufacturer as a test rider and brand ambassador. The news has been expected for the last week and comes one hour after...

Honda confirm Stoner departure

Honda confirm Stoner departure

Honda today confirmed that Casey Stoner’s contract as test rider will not be resumed for 2016. The path is thus paved for the double MotoGP champion to move to Ducati for next year as their test rider...

Tyres and electronics on MotoGP testing agendas

Tyres and electronics on MotoGP testing agendas

The final tests of 2015 will take place this week with Suzuki testing in Malaysia and Honda, Ducati and Aprilia travelling to Jerez. This week’s tests are a crucial opportunity for the manufacturers...

Honda's greatest failure, the NR500

Honda's greatest failure, the NR500

While Barry Sheene fought off Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola around the Le Mans Bugatti circuit, a group of Honda R&D staff hunched around the world’s two most technically advanced motorcycles in...

Marquez: Finding the balance between aggressive and conservative is key

Marquez: Finding the balance between aggressive and conservative is key

Marc Marquez hosted a Motocross camp today in Rufea in his latest venture to aid children's health care. The double MotoGP champion has taken a key interest in the specialised care to children with...

Back injury sees Espargaro forced to sit out final test

Back injury sees Espargaro forced to sit out final test

Aleix Espargaro will be forced to sit out the final test of the 2015 season after the Spaniard suffered a flexion fracture of the T9 vertebrae during a training crash. The Suzuki rider injured himself...

Schwantz - I only figured how to go fast after I quit racing!

Schwantz - I only figured how to go fast after I quit racing!

He was the guy who inspired Rossi, Simoncelli and a whole generation of sportsbike-loving kids to scrape their knees, pop wheelies and wait until they saw God before even thinking about applying the...

Lorenzo withdraws from Race of Champions

Lorenzo withdraws from Race of Champions

London fans will not get the chance to see Jorge Lorenzo in action at this weekend's Race of Champions following the Spaniard's decision to withdraw from the event. Lorenzo suffered second degree...

Circuit of Wales passes final planning permission obstacle

Circuit of Wales passes final planning permission obstacle

The Circuit of Wales, the new proposed home of the British Grand Prix, has passed it’s final planning permission obstacle, after a public inquiry agreed to transfer common land to the project to give...

Confident Lowes focusing on learning new bike

Confident Lowes focusing on learning new bike

Sam Lowes was fifth fastest in the final Moto2 test of 2015 but afterwards the Englishman was in enthusiastic form. Despite finishing over half a second slower than Johann Zarco Lowes was confident...

Iannone decides against shoulder surgery

Iannone decides against shoulder surgery

After a year beset with shoulder concerns Andrea Iannone has elected not to undergo surgery on the injury. Iannone initially injured his shoulder in a test at Mugello in May and aggravated the injury...

Excited Lowes thrilled with Kalex switch

Excited Lowes thrilled with Kalex switch

Sam Lowes struggled to contain his excitement as he assessed his first test with the Gresini squad and the Kalex that he'll ride next year in Moto2. "Today was so positive," beamed Lowes. "The bike...

Kent thrilled with pace in opening Moto2 test

Kent thrilled with pace in opening Moto2 test

Danny Kent's adaptation to Moto2 didn't take long with the newly crowned Moto3 champion ending his first test on the bike just three tenths off the pace. The test Jerez drew to a close with Kent able...

Five of the best from Casey Stoner

Five of the best from Casey Stoner

With Ducati looking to renew their links with Casey Stoner and hire the Australian as a test rider with the provision of wild card outings, the MotoGP paddock has been filled with exceitment at the...

Champion Kent returns to Moto2

Champion Kent returns to Moto2

Moto3 world champion Danny Kent was able to enjoy a couple of days after winning the world champion to take stock of his achievements but with his Moto2 testing campaign starting in Jerez today he had...

Lowes 'in love' with Moto2 Kalex after Jerez test

Lowes 'in love' with Moto2 Kalex after Jerez test

Sam Lowes had a productive first day of testing at Jerez with the Moto2 race winner setting the third fastest time and completing over almost 80 laps of the Spanish circuit. Having ridden for Speed Up...

Rossi making steps forward with Michelin setup

Rossi making steps forward with Michelin setup

Valentino Rossi says he’s left the first test of the 2016 season pleased with his progress despite two big shake-ups in the form of both a control electronic and rider aid package and the switch from...

Michelin pleased with progress after first official test

Michelin pleased with progress after first official test

Michelin are pleased with their progress after the first two days of official return to MotoGP, as the first test of 2016 finishes at Valencia, according to Technical Director Nicolas Goubert. Despite...

Marquez tops final day at Valencia test

Marquez tops final day at Valencia test

Marc Marquez was fastest on the final day of the Valencia test with the Spaniard one tenth of a second faster than Maverick Vinales, Dani Pedrosa and Aleix Espargaro. With world champion Jorge Lorenzo...