May

Rabat set for Barcelona return

Rabat set for Barcelona return

Tito Rabat will make a return to the MotoGP championship this weekend at Barcelona, only two weeks after braking his left collarbone and having surgery to fix the damage. Rabat fell heavily during FP3...

Laverty dedicates Catalunya helmet to TT racer McDonnell

Laverty dedicates Catalunya helmet to TT racer McDonnell

Northern Irish MotoGP racer Eugene Laverty will wear a special helmet this weekend at the Catalan MotoGP round to commemorate his namesake, Isle of Man TT racer Gene McDonnell. McDonnell, the 1985...

Lorenzo and Marquez’s Mugello lucky escape

Lorenzo and Marquez’s Mugello lucky escape

Both Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez were lucky to get away with a huge moment in the final stages of last Sunday’s MotoGP race at Mugello, after a tiny mistake from Lorenzo on the last lap left the...

Yamaha boss Jarvis admits Pedrosa deal was ‘at advanced stages’

Yamaha boss Jarvis admits Pedrosa deal was ‘at advanced stages’

Yamaha MotoGP boss Lin Jarvis has admitted that they were at an advanced stage of negotiation with Honda rider Dani Pedrosa for the 2017 season, as they sought to tempt him away after a career at...

Suzuki complete successful Valencia test

Suzuki complete successful Valencia test

The Suzuki MotoGP squad of Maverick Viñales and Aleix Espargaró have completed a successful two-day private test at Spain’s Valencia circuit, taking to the track to test numerous parts including two...

Video: Part two of ‘Valentino Rossi: The Doctor Series’ released

Video: Part two of ‘Valentino Rossi: The Doctor Series’ released

The second episode in the ‘Valentino Rossi: The Doctor Series’ ventures to one of the most intense, emotional and important places in Rossi’s life: Mugello. In the spectacular Tuscan hills lies the...

Pirro to replace Baz in Catalunya

Pirro to replace Baz in Catalunya

Michele Pirro will replace the injured Loris Baz for the Catalan round of the 2016 MotoGP championship next weekend in Barcelona, after the Frenchman sustained injuries to his foot in a crash last...

Binder not thinking about title race

Binder not thinking about title race

Brad Binder says he’s doing his best not to think about the 2016 Moto3 title race, despite now holding an advantage of nearly two race victories over Jorge Navarro after only six races. But, learning...

Redding’s race ended by warning lights

Redding’s race ended by warning lights

Scott Redding’s chances at a strong finish in front of Ducati top brass in Mugello was once again been thwarted by mechanical problems on the Pramac bike at the weekend, when warning lights forced him...

Mugello Expert Opinion: Casey Stoner

Mugello Expert Opinion: Casey Stoner

Without doubt Andrea Iannone and the Desmosedici GP had the pace to run with the front guys and go for the race win at Mugello. Unfortunately he missed the boat at the start and lost a lot time stuck...

Get set for the OCTO British Grand Prix

Get set for the OCTO British Grand Prix

Promotion: Find your perfect fanstand at this year's British Grand Prix MotoGP fans intending to head to Silverstone for this year’s OCTO British Grand Prix this September 1-4 should book fastto take...

Damage control for Lowes in Mugello

Damage control for Lowes in Mugello

Sam Lowes has ran an exercise in damage limitation at Mugello to wrestle control of the championship race back to himself fro main rival Alex Rins, after a chaotic Moto2 race saw him lose his chances...

Smith back to 2015 form at long last

Smith back to 2015 form at long last

Bradley Smith says that the pace that took him to sixth place and top satellite bike in Mugello isn’t a one-off – and insists that he’s now back to the level that saw him finish the championship in...

Rabat undergoes successful surgery for broken collarbone

Rabat undergoes successful surgery for broken collarbone

Tito Rabat has undergone successful surgery on the left collarbone that he broke in Mugello on Saturday. His surgery was performed at the Hospital Universitario Dexeus in Barcelona by the highly...

Yamaha engines set for Japanese analysis

Yamaha engines set for Japanese analysis

The failed engines of both Valentino Rossi will now be sent straight back to the firm’s Japanese R&D headquarters for a detailed analysis to identify the cause of the problems, according to Yamaha...

Mugello test hit by heavy rain

Mugello test hit by heavy rain

A test for the Moto2 and Moto3 classes on Monday at Mugello, following on from Sunday’s race at the Italian circuit, ended up a washed out affair, after heavy rain saw many of the field pack up rather...

Baz to undergo surgery tomorrow

Baz to undergo surgery tomorrow

Loris Baz will go under the knife tomorrow morning in Geneva to fix the bones in his foot that were broken in Sunday’s Mugello round of MotoGP.  The Frenchman sustained fractures on the second,...

The world according to Maverick Viñales

The world according to Maverick Viñales

He's impressed the MotoGP world so much that next year will see Maverick Viñales jumping from Suzuki's factory MotoGP squad to sit alongside Valentino Rossi at Yamaha.  But what's his outlook on...

Coaching the gods (Part 2)

Coaching the gods (Part 2)

‘We are looking for thousandths of a second’ he man who started all this was Roberts, who mentored three-time 500 world champion Rainey from the moment he first sat on a road-race bike in the early...

Let the British GP entertain you

Let the British GP entertain you

Rick Astley and Stoosh confirmed for Silverstone MotoGP. Early bird weekend tickets available just £65 Paid promotion: The entertainment for this year’s British GP is hotting up, with the...

Andrea Iannone to join Suzuki on two-year deal

Andrea Iannone to join Suzuki on two-year deal

Andrea Iannone will join Suzuki’s MotoGP squad from 2017, signing a two-year deal with the factory squad after Ducati confirmed earlier this week that they would not be renewing his current...

Viñales to partner Rossi next season at Yamaha

Viñales to partner Rossi next season at Yamaha

Maverick Viñales has been confirmed at Valentino Rossi’s partner for the next two years at Movistar Yamaha, with the team confirming the news only minutes after his Suzuki squad announced that the...

Confirmed: Viñales to leave Suzuki for 2017

Confirmed: Viñales to leave Suzuki for 2017

It has been confirmed that Maverick Viñales will leave the Suzuki MotoGP team for the 2017 season, in a press release issued this morning by the Japanese manufacturer. The news comes after the Suzuki...

Iannone: ‘Finally we are going to Mugello!’

Iannone: ‘Finally we are going to Mugello!’

Andrea Iannone says he’s delighted to finally be returning to Mugello, a track where he enjoyed the best weekend of his career last year, taking both pole position and the runner-up spot in the...

More upgrades for Aprilia at home round

More upgrades for Aprilia at home round

Aprilia will bring new upgrades to a Grand Prix weekend for another time, as they continue to make progress with the brand-new RS-GP machines of Stefan Bradl and Alvaro Bautista. Speaking ahead of...

Viñales riding high on Le Mans emotions

Viñales riding high on Le Mans emotions

Maverick Viñales says he’s still riding high on a wave of emotion after taking his first MotoGP podium ten days ago in Le Mans – and that it gives him even more motivation to go into this weekend’s...

Coaching the gods (Part 1)

Coaching the gods (Part 1)

‘We are looking for thousandths of a second’ ider coaches are now omnipresent in MotoGP, but what do they do – and does Valentino Rossi really need a tutor to teach an old GOAT new...

Confirmed: Dovi to partner Lorenzo at Ducati next year

Confirmed: Dovi to partner Lorenzo at Ducati next year

Ducati have confirmed that Andrea Dovizioso will remain with the squad for 2017, winning the battle with teammate Andrea Iannone to become Jorge Lorenzo’s teammate for the next two years. The news was...

Misano test for Lowes slowed by crash

Misano test for Lowes slowed by crash

Sam Lowes has had his progress at a private test at Misano yesterday halted after a crash in the afternoon left his Federal Oil Kalex machine with extensive damage. However, despite the damage to the...

Miller out to make amends for Le Mans crash

Miller out to make amends for Le Mans crash

Jack Miller is out to make amends for his Le Mans crash this weekend at Mugello, as he heads to one of the most impressive track son the MotoGP calendar finally ready to put his pre-season motocross...

Pedrosa set to rack up 250 Grand Prix starts

Pedrosa set to rack up 250 Grand Prix starts

Newly re-signed Honda rider Dani Pedrosa is set to rack up an impressive 250th Grand prix start this weekend at Mugello. And, with the pressure of negotiating his future behind him, he says he’s ready...

Confirmed: Dani Pedrosa to remain with Repsol Honda for two more years

Confirmed: Dani Pedrosa to remain with Repsol Honda for two more years

Repsol Honda have confirmed that Dani Pedrosa will remain with the Repsol Honda team for a further two years, despite widespread media rumours that the Spaniard would leave that he end of the season...

Grand Prix Commission bans Moto3 winglets immediately

Grand Prix Commission bans Moto3 winglets immediately

The Grand Prix Commission, MotoGP’s top rule-making body, have elected to move forward the ban on winglets in the Moto3 class, moving forward the rule change initially set to come into place at the...

Lorenzo: Ducatis don’t count for the championship

Lorenzo: Ducatis don’t count for the championship

Reigning MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo believes that the factory Ducati team of Andrea Iannone and Dovizioso, one of whom he will join next year, have been ruled out of the 2016 championship, at least...

Rossi teases Mugello helmet

Rossi teases Mugello helmet

Valentino Rossi has teased his now-signature special edition helmet for this weekend’s home race at Mugello, tweeting a photo of himself deep in thought with designer Aldo Drudi as they consider three...

Smith suggests reason for Le Mans crashes

Smith suggests reason for Le Mans crashes

Bradley Smith has suggested that a slippier patch of tarmac on the Le Mans circuit was the cause of not only his crash out of Sunday’s MotoGP race, but also of the crashes of Marc Marquez and Andrea...