March

KTM boss Beirer: Smith was the logical choice

KTM boss Beirer: Smith was the logical choice

KTM’s head of motorsport, former MXGP racer Pit Beirer, has told MCN that Bradley Smith was not only the most logical choice for the factory, he was also the first name on their list. First...

Aerodynamic additions banned from Moto2 and Moto3

Aerodynamic additions banned from Moto2 and Moto3

Aerodynamic features like the ‘wings’ currently fitted to Ducati’s MotoGP machine have been banned from Grand Prix’s support classes after a ruling today by the technical rules governing body the GP...

McPhee plagued by mystery issues

McPhee plagued by mystery issues

Scotsman John McPhee has been left with effectively no winter testing completed successfully on his Saxoprint Peugeot machine after a recurring problem that has plagued the team since day one of the...

Lowes blitzes opposition to finish Moto2 test top

Lowes blitzes opposition to finish Moto2 test top

Federal oil Gresini Kalex rider Sam Lowes has blitzed his opposition with a last minute lap to finish the final test of the winter 0.2 faster than runner-up Thomas Luthi. Finishing the test with the...

Antonelli holds on to Moto3 top spot

Antonelli holds on to Moto3 top spot

Niccolo Antonelli has held onto the top spot at Qatar on the final day of the 2016 Moto3 pre-season, leaving Losail with a 0.217 advantage over fellow Honda rider Livio Loi. Loi was a further 0.057...

Aegerter debuts latest GP aerodynamic devices

Aegerter debuts latest GP aerodynamic devices

Swiss rider Dominique Aegerter has debuted the latest in a series of aerodynamic devices that have appeared on Grand Prix bikes over the winter testing season at this week’s Qatar Moto2...

Lowes finds easy time in new swinging arm

Lowes finds easy time in new swinging arm

Sam Lowes has been left delighted with his progress on the Federal Oil Gresini Oil Kalex Moto2 bike after the second night of testing at Qatar, making a major breakthrough on bike set-up with a new...

Loi top Moto3 on second day of testing

Loi top Moto3 on second day of testing

Belgian rider Livio Loi has topped the second day of testing at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit, making the most of the RW Racing GP Honda’s top speed and his diminutive size to finish the day at...

Luthi tops Moto2 day two at Losail

Luthi tops Moto2 day two at Losail

Thomas Luthi has taken the Garage Plus Interwetten Kalex machine to top of the timesheets on the second day of testing at Losail, as one of a quartet of riders able to dip under the 2:00 mark for the...

Crutchlow: I needed an ultrasound on my balls!

Crutchlow: I needed an ultrasound on my balls!

Cal Crutchlow was lucky to escape serious injury in a crash in the final moments of the Qatar test, after getting caught out by his LCR Honda – and having to undergo some invasive medical testing...

Rins fastest but Lowes ecstatic with race pace on opening day

Rins fastest but Lowes ecstatic with race pace on opening day

Alex Rins has topped the first night of Moto2 testing at Qatar – but Brit Sam Lowes has stamped his mark on the day by topping two out of three sessions as well as completing an impressive race...

Navarro tops opening day of Moto3 testing at Qatar

Navarro tops opening day of Moto3 testing at Qatar

Jorge Navarro has topped the opening day of moto3 testing at Qatar, finishing 0.286 ahead of Livio Loi – and only a tiny 0.006 seconds from Alex Masbou’s 2015 pole position time. Loi made it a Honda...

Rossi admits he plans to stay until 2018

Rossi admits he plans to stay until 2018

Valentino Rossi has dropped a bombshell in an exclusive interview today with Italy’s Gazzetta dello Sport, admitting that he plans on remaining in MotoGP until he turns 39 in 2018. Admitting in recent...

Michelin show 2016 tyre identifying colours

Michelin show 2016 tyre identifying colours

Michelin have announced the identifying colours that their new MotoGP tyres will sport for the coming season. The coloured strips around the edges of the tyres are designed to give spectators an ‘at a...

LCR Honda to run multiple liveries in 2016

LCR Honda to run multiple liveries in 2016

Cal Crutchlow have confirmed that they will continue to be sponsored by a selection of brands in 2016, repeating the actions of 2015 that saw a number of companies all gain their own livery on his...

BT Sport confirm Suzi Perry as new face of MotoGP

BT Sport confirm Suzi Perry as new face of MotoGP

BT Sport have confirmed MCN’s story from last week that Suzi Perry will return to MotoGP, becoming the new face of the broadcaster’s coverage alongside Craig Doyle. A huge fan favourite in the past,...

Video: Avintia take to the snow with Ducati GP14s!

Video: Avintia take to the snow with Ducati GP14s!

Ever wondered how you get a MotoGP bike up a mountain and down again? Or what a Ducati GP14 sounds like running through the narrow streets of Andorra? Well, wonder no more, as Avintia Ducati give us a...

Iannone pleased with testing times

Iannone pleased with testing times

Andrea Iannone has walked away from the final testing days of the 2016 pre-season pleased with his times on the new GP16 Ducati machine, content with the progress he made. Finally lapping the Losail...

Laverty: ‘The bike feels like mine now’

Laverty: ‘The bike feels like mine now’

Eugene Laverty says his Apsar Ducati is finally starting to feel like his own bike, as the Northern Irishman comes close to finding a base setting with the GP14.2 machine after missing much of the...

Video: Marquez and Pedrosa go classical

Video: Marquez and Pedrosa go classical

Watch Repsol Honda riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa have some fun with renowned violinist Ara Malikian, just because they can, in the Japanese manufacturer’s latest video promotion ahead of the...

VR46 Moto3 takes all the headlines at Jerez test

VR46 Moto3 takes all the headlines at Jerez test

The Team Sky VR46 KTM team have taken all the headlines at the first Moto3 test of the winter after the team’s duo of Romano Fenati and new boy Nicolo Bulega stole the limelight. It was Fenati who...

Lowes fastest on final day as Pons tops overall times at Jerez

Lowes fastest on final day as Pons tops overall times at Jerez

Britain’s Sam Lowes has topped the final day of the first Moto2 official test of the winter at Jerez, but was unable to touch Axel Pons’ impressive lap time from the middle day of the three-day...

Aprilia ‘making important progress’ with new RS-GP

Aprilia ‘making important progress’ with new RS-GP

Aprilia have made important progress in the final three days of pre-season testing with the new RS-GP machine, after finally getting to take stock of their progress against their rivals, according to...

Smith says 2016 testing ‘very different’

Smith says 2016 testing ‘very different’

Bradley Smith has described the 2016 pre-season as ‘very different’ to previous years, as the Yamaha rider undergoes the first major rule changes of his time in MotoGP with new electronics and...

McPhee reveals 2016 Moto3 Peugeot

McPhee reveals 2016 Moto3 Peugeot

Scotsman John McPhee has pulled the covers off the Peugeot Moto3 machine he will hope to take t success in the 2013 Moto3 championship. A re-branded Mahindra machine but with direct support from the...

Viñales happy with used-tyre pace and seamless gearbox

Viñales happy with used-tyre pace and seamless gearbox

Winter testing sensation Maverick Viñales says he’s most happy with the pace he’s been able to take from used tyres, after finishing the final pre-season test of 2016 in third overall. Losing the...

Redding: P2 time came from electronics improvements

Redding: P2 time came from electronics improvements

Scott Redding has put the impressive lap time that left him P2 overall at the final pre-season test of the winter down to continuing advances made by him and the Pramac Ducati squad with the control...

Lorenzo under lap record to maintain Qatar domination

Lorenzo under lap record to maintain Qatar domination

Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo will start the opening weekend of the 2016 MotoGP season as the clear favourite, after continuing his run of form at the Losail International Circuit on the final...

Viñales takes the top spot on day two

Viñales takes the top spot on day two

Maverick Viñales has proved that his ultra-fast pace at Phillip Island two weeks ago was no mere fluke by topping the time sheets at the end of the second day of action at the final MotoGP pre-season...

Stoner’s Qatar test possibly in doubt

Stoner’s Qatar test possibly in doubt

Casey Stoner’s planned test this week at Qatar’s Losail International Circuit may be in doubt, as the Ducati Corse team seek clarification on rules banning testing near race weekends. Stoner was due...

FIM scrap penalty point punishments

FIM scrap penalty point punishments

Motorcycling governing body the FIM have scrapped MotoGP’s punishments for amassing penalty points, in a controversial decision that looks to be a continuing part of the aftermath of the Sepang...

Luthi and Lowes on it at Jerez test

Luthi and Lowes on it at Jerez test

Former world champions Thomas Luthi and Sam Lowes have topped the time sheets on the opening day of the official pre-season Moto2 test at Jerez, with the Swiss rider finishing the day 0.118 ahead of...

Confident Rossi shrugs off first lap crash

Confident Rossi shrugs off first lap crash

Valentino Rossi has shrugged off a crash after only ten corners of the Losail circuit in yesterday’s first day of testing at the Qatari track. The Movistar Yamaha rider got caught out at turn ten on...

Suzi Perry to join BT Sport for 2016?

Suzi Perry to join BT Sport for 2016?

Former BBC MotoGP presenter Suzi Perry looks set to make a welcome return to screens in 2016, with MCN’s sources saying that she will be confirmed as part of the broadcaster’s revamped team for the...

Lorenzo clears off on opening day at Losail

Lorenzo clears off on opening day at Losail

Reigning world champion Jorge Lorenzo has cleared off from the rest of the field on the opening day of the final pre-season test at Qatar’s Losail circuit, topping the day’s session by nearly half a...

Video: Behind the scenes of the Aprilia RS-GP's development

Video: Behind the scenes of the Aprilia RS-GP's development

With the final pre-season test of the 2016 MotoGP season set to get underway today at Qatar's Losail International Circuit, Aprilia have rolled out the all new RS-GP machine Stefan Bradl and Alvaro...