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MotoGP on MCN (October 2015)

  • Grid penalty for Kent in Moto3

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Grid penalty for Kent in Moto3

    Tomorrow marks the third opportunity that Danny Kent has had to win the Moto3 world title. He needs to finish in the top five to claim the title but starting from ninth on the grid after being...

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  • First pole of the year for Pedrosa

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    First pole of the year for Pedrosa

    Dani Pedrosa took his first pole since last June with the Spaniard dominating the afternoon at Sepang. With Marc Marquez four tenths of a second off the pace it was easy to see just how dominant...

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  • Pedrosa sets a hot pace ahead of qualifying

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Pedrosa sets a hot pace ahead of qualifying

    Final practice in MotoGP is a chance for riders to spend their time working on race simulation work and gaves an indication of what to expect during the race. If that's the case at Sepang this weekend...

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  • Pole for Antonelli in Malaysia

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Pole for Antonelli in Malaysia

    Niccolo Antonelli took his third career pole position by leading the way in qualifying at Sepang. There was plenty of excitement at  Malaysian track with riders complaining and visibly upset to...

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  • MotoGP agrees to Indonesia return for 2017

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    MotoGP agrees to Indonesia return for 2017

    The future of MotoGP in the Far-East has taken another turn with Dorna confirming that there is a space on the 2017 calendar reserved for Indonesia if improvements and renovation can be made at the...

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  • Zarco fastest despite a fall

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Zarco fastest despite a fall

    A late fall couldn't stop Johann Zarco from topping the times in final practice at Sepang with the Moto2 world champion comfortably fastest from Alex Rins. The Frenchman fell at the final corner on...

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  • Where's the beef between Rossi and Marquez?

    24 October 2015 by Steve English

    Where's the beef between Rossi and Marquez?

    Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez both do their best to unsettle each other in Free Practice 3. With Marquez shadowing Rossi before their final laps of the session and Rossi refusing to allow the Honda...

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  • Marquez: no urge to switch back to 2015 RCV

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez: no urge to switch back to 2015 RCV

    Lost among the back and forth with Valentino Rossi was that Marc Marquez ended the day third fastest at Sepang. The reigning world champion, who was victorious last year at the Malaysian venue, was...

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  • Confident Lorenzo sets the pace

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Confident Lorenzo sets the pace

    With the MotoGP title fight coming to a thrilling climax Jorge Lorenzo was able to set the pace on the opening day of the weekend at Sepang. Lorenzo looked comfortable all day and afterwards his...

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  • Rossi refuses to be drawn further on Marquez

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rossi refuses to be drawn further on Marquez

    Valentino Rossi refused to be drawn into the main talking point that has captivated the Sepang paddock this weekend; his swipe at Marc Marquez during yesterday's press conference. When asked about the...

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  • Marquez: I'm still surprised by Rossi comments

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez: I'm still surprised by Rossi comments

    24 hours after Valentino Rossi's outburst at the pre-even press conference at Sepang Marc Marquez was still somewhat stunned by the attack from his rival. Rossi felt that Marquez had been holding back...

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  • Folger fastest from Zarco in Malaysia

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Folger fastest from Zarco in Malaysia

    Jonas Folger led the way in the opening Moto2 practice session of the day with world champion Johann Zarco narrowly edged out by the German. The gap of 0.048s showed that it was competitive at the...

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  • Kent tops times in opening Sepang session

    23 October 2015 by Steve English

    Kent tops times in opening Sepang session

    Danny Kent left it late to put his stamp on the opening Moto3 practice session of the weekend but on his final lap the championship leader gave himself half a second margin over the field in FP1.

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  • Kent ready for the weekend

    22 October 2015 by Steve English

    Kent ready for the weekend

    Danny Kent said that his "body was a bit sore for the couple of days" after his Philip Island crash but the Moto3 championship leader told MCN that he's ready for this weekend and looking to take the...

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  • Lack of support for Tech3 riles Smith

    22 October 2015 by Steve English

    Lack of support for Tech3 riles Smith

    The MotoGP world champion will ride a Yamaha in 2015 but speaking in Sepang Bradley Smith felt that the support being offered to Tech3 has left the French team forced to find solutions rather than get...

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  • Hazy days in Malaysia causing concern

    22 October 2015 by Steve English

    With the haze from the Indonesian fires creating havoc in Malaysia the threat to this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix is clear but Dorna feel that, at the moment, there are no major issues and the race should get the go ahead. With the concern for health in Kuala Lumpur seeing schools closed and locals advised to stay indoors the threat to health is being taken seriously but at the moment the...

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  • Bridgestone gets ready for Sepang

    22 October 2015 by Steve English

    Bridgestone gets ready for Sepang

    With the team's and Bridgestone having plenty of knowledge of the Sepang circuit following two pre-season tests this weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix shouldn't be defined by a fight to manage tyre wear...

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  • Pics: Iannone hits the seagull!

    20 October 2015 by Steve English

    Pics: Iannone hits the seagull!

    Andrea Iannone had one of the best races of his career on Sunday and from the start he was at the centre of attention having smashed into a seagull at the top of Lukey Heights. "The seagull was...

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  • No regrets for Rossi after Australia

    20 October 2015 by Steve English

    No regrets for Rossi after Australia

    Valentino Rossi said that he had no regrets after finishing fourth at the Australian Grand Prix. His title lead over Jorge Lorenzo was reduced to 11 points after a thrilling race at Phillip Island and...

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  • Special win for Marquez at Phillip Island

    20 October 2015 by Steve English

    Special win for Marquez at Phillip Island

    After Sunday's stunning last lap victory at Phillip Island Marc Marquez said that it was a win that wa made even more special by it marking his 50th Grand Prix victory. His last lap recovery was one...

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  • Australian GP Roundup

    19 October 2015 by MCN

    Australian GP Roundup

    Was the Australian GP, as some are calling it, the Race of the Century? Well, maybe so. It’s not often you have four candidates for victory all the way to the end. Even less often that Jorge Lorenzo...

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  • Marquez wins thrilling race at Phillip Island

    18 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez wins thrilling race at Phillip Island

    Phillip Island always produces great racing and today was no exception. The podium fight between Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo, Andrea Iannone and Valentino Rossi was one of the most thrilling that...

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  • Rins takes second win of the season

    18 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rins takes second win of the season

    Alex Rins took his second win of the season in dominant style at Phillip Island. The Spaniard was fast and consistent throughout the race and quickly opened a gap to Thomas Luthi and Sam Lowes once he...

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  • Marquez fastest but Lorenzo lays down marker

    18 October 2015 by Steve English

    Marquez fastest but Lorenzo lays down marker

    Marc Marquez was fastest in morning warmup bu the speed and consistency of Jorge Lorenzo will leave the championship contender confident that he can have a momentum shifting result today. With...

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  • Rins and Lowes lead Moto2 field in warmup

    18 October 2015 by Steve English

    Rins and Lowes lead Moto2 field in warmup

    Alex Rins and Sam Lowes have looked in a class of their own this weekend but with the Spaniard holding a half second advantage in warmup the Pons rider will start as a clear favourite. Lowes, who had...

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  • kent sets morning pace at Phillip Island

    18 October 2015 by Steve English

    kent sets morning pace at Phillip Island

     Danny Kent is on the verge of winning the Moto3 world champion and the Englishman led the way in morning warmup at Phillip Island. Having been almost four tenths faster than Romano Fenati and...

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