October

Lorenzo and Iannone under lap record in FP3

Lorenzo and Iannone under lap record in FP3

Jorge Lorenzo smashed the track record at Motegi with the Spaniard four tenths faster than the Ducati's of Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso. Yesterday Valentino Rossi said that he was afraid that...

Antonelli continues to set Motegi pace

Antonelli continues to set Motegi pace

Niccolo Antonelli continues to look in superb form at Motegi with the Italian setting a storming pace ahead of qualifying to lead the way by three tenths of as second from Brad Binder. The South...

Rossi looking for positives after opening day

Rossi looking for positives after opening day

Eighth fastest while Jorge Lorenzo sets the pace illustrates how difficult this weekend, and winning a tenth world title, could be for Valentino Rossi but the Italian felt that there was positives to...

Hand injury not holding Marquez back

Hand injury not holding Marquez back

Marc Marquez admitted that the pain in his left hand is making life somewhat difficult for him on track in Japan but brushed away any suggestion that it's more than an inconvenience. The reigning...

Strong start for Pedrosa despite "complicated" bike

Strong start for Pedrosa despite "complicated" bike

Dani Pedrosa said that after Aragon he received plenty of messages saying how impressive it was to see him battling aggressively with Valentino Rossi. It's something that has been lacking with Pedrosa...

Lack of midcorner grip costing Kent

Lack of midcorner grip costing Kent

A lack of turn-in cost Danny Kent on the opening day of practice at Motegi but the Moto3 championship leader wasn't too concerned about it affecting the rest of his weekend. Having had such a strong...

Lorenzo tops opening day at Motegi

Lorenzo tops opening day at Motegi

Jorge Lorenzo shrugged off concerns about his injured by dominating the opening day of practice in Japan with the Yamaha rider setting the pace ahead of Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Iannone and Andrea...

Zarco claims Moto2 world championship

Zarco claims Moto2 world championship

Johann Zarco became the sixth French rider to win a Grand Prix world championship with the Ajo Motorsport rider claiming the intermediate class crown this morning following Tito Rabat's withdrawal...

Lack of power in wrist causes Rabat to withdraw from Motegi

Lack of power in wrist causes Rabat to withdraw from Motegi

Tito Rabat's decision to withdraw from this weekend's Japanese Grand Prix has handed the Moto2 title to Johann Zarco. The Spaniard fractured his wrist in the lead-up to this weekend's race and after...

Luthi fastest, Rabat withdraws from Motegi

Luthi fastest, Rabat withdraws from Motegi

Thomas Luthi was fastest in FP1 at Motegi with last year's Moto2 winner showing strong pace to start this weekend. The Swiss rider was 0.012s faster than Johann Zarco with the duo comfortably quicker...

Lorenzo sets pace in opening practice

Lorenzo sets pace in opening practice

First blood in Japan went to Jorge Lorenzo with the Spaniard setting the pace in FP1 ahead of Andrea Iannone with the championship leader, Valentino Rossi, four tenths off the pace of his teammate in...

Antonelli fastest in FP1, Kent fourth

Antonelli fastest in FP1, Kent fourth

Niccolo Antonelli continues to impress in Moto3 with the Italian setting the pace in opening practice at Motegi. Ajo KTM teammates Miguel Oliviera and Brad Binder were second and third fastest ahead...

No major upgrades expected for Suzuki in 2015

No major upgrades expected for Suzuki in 2015

The progress made early in the season by Suzuki placed somewhat unrealistic expectations on the returning Japanese manufacturer and with both Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales having enjoyed plenty...

McPhee to continue with 2014 chassis

McPhee to continue with 2014 chassis

John McPhee is hoping that a return to last year's chassis will offer him a similar run of late season form to 12 months ago. At Aragon the Scot changed to running last year's Honda frame and...

No major upgrades expected for Suzuki in 2015

No major upgrades expected for Suzuki in 2015

The progress made early in the season by Suzuki placed somewhat unrealistic expectations on the returning Japanese manufacturer and with both Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales having enjoyed plenty...

Lorenzo and Marquez downplay injuries

Lorenzo and Marquez downplay injuries

Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez are both walking wounded in Japan but both rider have said that they expect to be able to compete freely at Motegi. Last week both riders suffered injuries with title...

Crutchlow: We have to push the front so hard

Crutchlow: We have to push the front so hard

Like the other Honda riders Cal Crutchlow has had a difficult year with the Englishman having strong results when the bike has been able to produce grip but struggling for much of the campaign. Motegi...

West to return to MotoGP grid at Philip Island

West to return to MotoGP grid at Philip Island

Anthony West will make a return to the MotoGP grid for the first time since 2008 next weekend at Philip Island with the Australian in line to replace Karel Abraham. The Czech rider has elected to skip...

Eyewitness: Another Honda-Yamaha Suzuka showdown that ended in tears

Eyewitness: Another Honda-Yamaha Suzuka showdown that ended in tears

In July 1985 King Kenny Roberts came out of retirement to ride Yamaha’s first serious four-stroke race bike, the YZF750 Genesis. Partnered by Japanese ace Tadahiko Taira, the three-time 500 world...

Espargaro looking to build momentum

Espargaro looking to build momentum

Pol Espargaro has had a disappointing year on the Tech3 Yamaha but with three races over three weekends the momentum of his season could shift rapidly with some strong results on the Asian swing of...

Smith focused on another strong result

Smith focused on another strong result

With four races remaining in 2015 Bradley Smith is keen to hold onto his place in the top five of the MotoGP world championship. The Tech3 rider heads to Japan excited at the prospect of returning to...

Ducati hopeful of strong weekend

Ducati hopeful of strong weekend

Andrea Dovizioso has struggled in recent races with a lack of feeling under braking but the Italian is confident that he can improve his fortunes this weekend at Motegi. The GP15 started the season as...

Video: Camping with Bradley Smith

Video: Camping with Bradley Smith

What happens when you take one of the UK's top motorbike racers (who also happens to currently lie fifth in the MotoGP title chase) up a Scottish mountain, away from home comforts, proper toilets, and...

Lorenzo sprains shoulder in training accident

Lorenzo sprains shoulder in training accident

Spanish media are reporting that Jorge Lorenzo’s 2015 MotoGP title aspirations may have suffered a major blow, after the Movistar Yamaha rider sprained his left shoulder in a training accident ahead...

Bendsneyder to join Ajo-KTM in 2016

Bendsneyder to join Ajo-KTM in 2016

Red Bull Rookies champion Bo Bendsneyder has been confirmed with Ajo-KTM for next year. The team also announced that Brad Binder will continue with the Finnish squad for a second year. For Bendneyder...

MotoGP switch confirmed for Rabat

MotoGP switch confirmed for Rabat

One of the paddock's worst kept secrets was confirmed today by Marc VDS with the team announcing that Tito Rabat will move into the premier class to ride a Honda RC213v. Rabat tested the bike on...

Watch, read, decide: the most controversial last-corner clash ever

Watch, read, decide: the most controversial last-corner clash ever

The race for the 1998 250 title was a three-way, in-house battle between Aprilia factory riders Loris Capirossi and Tetsuya Harada, with rookie Valentino Rossi looming like the future. Then came the...