June

MotoGP: Stoner completes first European Ducati test

MotoGP: Stoner completes first European Ducati test

Casey Stoner has completed his first European MotoGP test in four years this week, after spending two days at Italy’s Misano circuit on the Desmosedici GP16 machine. Joined by a number of other riders...

MotoGP: Smith gutted to have Assen charge halted

MotoGP: Smith gutted to have Assen charge halted

Bradley Smith has been left gutted to have his Assen charge halted at Assen, after putting in what he described as one of his best laps of the season just before crashing out. Making good progress in...

Moto3: Binder extends championship lead despite disaster at Assen

Moto3: Binder extends championship lead despite disaster at Assen

Moto3 championship leader Brad Binder has been able to further extend his championship lead over second-placed man Jorge Navarro, who remains out of action with a broken leg. Running in the lead group...

MotoGP: Rossi ‘made a mistake’ in Dutch TT

MotoGP: Rossi ‘made a mistake’ in Dutch TT

Valentino Rossi has helped his hands up and admitted that his fall from Sunday’s Dutch TT race at Assen was because of a mistake from the nine-time world champion, caught out with Michelin’s new wet...

MotoGP: Sam Lowes makes Aprilia debut

MotoGP: Sam Lowes makes Aprilia debut

Moto2 championship contender Sam Lowes has made his debut on the Aprilia RS-GP machine he will ride in MotoGP next season, spending today lapping Italy’s Misano circuit. But, expecting a big step up...

MotoGP: Marquez happy ‘to disconnect a bit’ from racing

MotoGP: Marquez happy ‘to disconnect a bit’ from racing

Marc Marquez has admitted that it’s been nice to ‘disconnect’ from racing for a few weeks, with the first back to back free weekends of the 2016 MotoGP season giving the Spaniard a chance to escape...

MotoGP: Barbera 'I’ll be strong in Assen’

MotoGP: Barbera 'I’ll be strong in Assen’

Avintia Ducati rider Hector Barbera says he’s expecting to come into this weekend’s Dutch TT at Assen stronger than ever, after both finding more from the Ducati GP14 package during testing and by...

Moto2: Lowes seeking Dutch victory

Moto2: Lowes seeking Dutch victory

Sam Lowes says he’s out to get his Moto2 world championship campaign back on track this weekend in the Netherlands, when the series moves to Grand Prix racing’s most historic venue, Assen. A circuit...

MotoGP: Rins confirmed at Suzuki for 2017

MotoGP: Rins confirmed at Suzuki for 2017

Alex Rins, will, as MCN reported weeks ago, join the factory Suzuki MotoGP team for 2017 and 2018, replacing fellow Spaniard Maverick Viñales at the team for the next two years. Rins is believed to...

MotoGP: Lorenzo praises Rossi tyre management

MotoGP: Lorenzo praises Rossi tyre management

Jorge Lorenzo has praised teammate – and bitter rival – Valentino Rossi’s management of his Michelin tyres following last weekend’s Catalan MotoGP race, admitting afterwards that the Italian...

Moto3: KTM complete successful multi-rider test at Jerez

Moto3: KTM complete successful multi-rider test at Jerez

KTM have completed a successful multi-rider test of their RC250 Moto3 machine at Jerez, taking to the track alongside their new MotoGP machine for a two-day outing that saw a number of different...

MotoGP: Baz to miss Assen as foot continues to heal

MotoGP: Baz to miss Assen as foot continues to heal

Loris Baz will miss another round of the 2016 MotoGP championship next weekend at Assen, as the foot injured when Alvaro Bautista took both him and Jack Miller off at Mugello continues to heal. The...

Moto2: Lowes on a streak as title battle heats up

Moto2: Lowes on a streak as title battle heats up

Brit Sam Lowes is currently on the best points scoring streak of his career, adding five top fifteen finishes at the end of the 2015 season to a clean slate of seven so far this season. But, with the...

Moto3: Webb ready to make Grand Prix transition

Moto3: Webb ready to make Grand Prix transition

TT racer Danny Webb says he’s ready to make the transition from road racing back to Grand Prix, as he prepares himself for a return to the Moto3 world championship next weekend at Assen. Taking over...

MotoGP: Monster release part three of Rossi series

MotoGP: Monster release part three of Rossi series

Monster Energy have released part three in their five part look at MotoGP's most famous personality - Valentino Rossi. Going behind the scenes at Rossi's VR46 Ranch, home of his flat track and...

MotoGP: Octo renew title sponsorship of British Grand Prix

MotoGP: Octo renew title sponsorship of British Grand Prix

Car telemetry firm Octo will retain title sponsorship of this year’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone, after extending their deal with MotoGP organisers Dorna for a second year. Also a main sponsor...

MotoGP: Repsol Honda duo make Red Bull Ring debut

MotoGP: Repsol Honda duo make Red Bull Ring debut

The Repsol Honda duo of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have made their debut at MotoGP’s new track for 2016, Austria’s Red Bull Ring. The pair took to the track for media activities and circuit...

MotoGP: KTM add Jerez to testing program

MotoGP: KTM add Jerez to testing program

KTM have made Jerez the latest track in their testing program, completing a two-day outing last week at the Spanish circuit with test riders Mika Kallio and Randy de Puniet as they continue to build...

MotoGP: Lorenzo visits new race circuit in Kazakhstan

MotoGP: Lorenzo visits new race circuit in Kazakhstan

Reigning MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo has visited the construction site of Kazakhstan’s new Sokol circuit, which is hoping to be up and running in the near future. Located in Almaty, the...

Moto3: Danny Webb to return - straight from the TT!

Moto3: Danny Webb to return - straight from the TT!

Former 125GP pole position man Danny Webb is set to make a shocking return to the Grand Prix paddock, as he steps into the Platinum Bay Real Estate Mahindra squad – directly from competing at the 2016...

MotoGP: MotoGP boss Webb explains Iannone/Lorenzo incident

MotoGP: MotoGP boss Webb explains Iannone/Lorenzo incident

With both Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Iannone arguing over their own versions of the incident that saw the Italian spear the world championship leader out of last weekend’s race at Catalunya, MCN sat...

Moto2: Damage control for Lowes

Moto2: Damage control for Lowes

Last weekend’s Moto2 round in Catalunya saw title contender Sam Lowes happy to take a solid top six place away from the weekend, after admitting that the result was damage limitation after struggling...

MotoGP: Rossi and Marquez friends again?

MotoGP: Rossi and Marquez friends again?

Marc Marquez and Valentino Rossi may have finally put to bed the bitter feud that has raged between them since Sepang last year; one small silver lining to a tough weekend for the MotoGP paddock at...

MotoGP: Yamaha’s Asian talent to attend VR46 Academy

MotoGP: Yamaha’s Asian talent to attend VR46 Academy

Yamaha have announced a new scheme that will see five Yamaha riders currently competing in the Asia Production 250 class of the Asia Road Racing Championship attending Valentino Rossi’s VR46 Riders...

MotoGP: Suzuki roll out rear grip-focused chassis

MotoGP: Suzuki roll out rear grip-focused chassis

The Suzuki MotoGP team have rolled out a new chassis at Monday’s Montmelò test, designed to give more rear grip from the GSX-RR to Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró. Built to Viñales’...

MotoGP: Redding caught out by high temperatures in Barcelona

MotoGP: Redding caught out by high temperatures in Barcelona

Scott Redding was left disappointed at last weekend’s Catalan MotoGP race after high temperatures in Sunday’s race left him unable to find grip for his Pramac Ducati as he nursed it home in sixteenth...

MotoGP: KTM enjoy successful test at Brno

MotoGP: KTM enjoy successful test at Brno

The KTM test team of Karel Abraham and newly-appointed permanent test rider Mika Kallio have completed another successful test of the new RC16 MotoGP machine at the Czech Republic’s Brno...

MotoGP: Alex Criville inducted as MotoGP Legend

MotoGP: Alex Criville inducted as MotoGP Legend

Former world champion Alex Criville has been inducted as a MotoGP legend at his home race in Barcelona at the weekend, becoming the 23rd racer to be awarded the honour. One of only two men alongside...

MotoGP: Mechanical problems rob Smith of finish

MotoGP: Mechanical problems rob Smith of finish

Bradley Smith was left watching from the sidelines during Sunday’s MotoGP race at Barcelona’s Montmelò circuit after a technical problem with his Monster Tech3 Yamaha left him out of the...

MotoGP: HRC debut new chassis at Catalunya test

MotoGP: HRC debut new chassis at Catalunya test

The Repsol Honda squad of Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have rolled out a new chassis for the RCV213 machine, taking to the track for a one-day test following the weekend’s race at Barcelona’s...

MotoGP: Smith out to ‘carry on the positive momentum’

MotoGP: Smith out to ‘carry on the positive momentum’

Bradley Smith says he needs to carry on the positive momentum he got started last time out t Mugello, if he wants to get his 2016 MotoGP campaign properly underway this weekend in Barcelona. Finally...

MotoGP: Laverty set for strong weekend in Barcelona

MotoGP: Laverty set for strong weekend in Barcelona

Aspar Ducati racer Eugene Laverty says that the team should be set for a strong weekend this weekend at Barcelona’s Montmelò circuit, as he looks to continue his impressive start to the 2016 MotoGP...

MotoGP: Rossi looking to build on Mugello speed

MotoGP: Rossi looking to build on Mugello speed

Valentino Rossi is looking to build on the speed that saw him in contention for a race win at Mugello when the 2016 MotoGP championship resumes this weekend at Catalunya. Only halted by an engine...

MotoGP: Espargaró set to join Smith at KTM?

MotoGP: Espargaró set to join Smith at KTM?

Monster Tech 3 Yamaha rider Pol Espargaró looks set to joins his current teammate Bradley Smith next year at KTM’s new MotoGP operation, with MCN’s sources in the paddock believing that the Catalan...